With regard to the job talks, we have passed the mid-point. Three have already given their job talks, and there are two to go. I especially like this third one, but simply because I can somehow relate to what he does research on. So, my opinion is very much biased, but then that is ok, since I am not the only graduate student who has an opinion.
But it was indeed enthralling to talk to an American in perfect Tagalog, without any accent.
My enrollment for the class I am teaching went down to 30. I force-registered some students, a total of 6 of them, but then people dropped out, and now, it is back at the cap of 30. It is capped at 30 but I can force-register as I please, but I am still happy that it is back at the original number, since that means I have fewer papers to grade. I already gave them their first homework, and I will get them back a week later.
I am sort of busy with plenty of things, including planning my trip to the conference in March, and with that, getting money for travel. So I have started filling out the forms so that I can get money for that from various sources. I have also sounded out the idea of splitting a room with my adviser so that it would be cheaper, and he seems to like the idea.
But more important than that, is that I might need to run some additional experiments on English to prove the point that I am trying to make. That means that I need to amend my IRB approval form, and that I have to recruit subjects pretty soon. The subjects are easy, since I can tap on to the classes that my colleagues teach and ask their students for help. It is the paperwork that I am a little bit annoyed at.
Anyway, I better end my entry for today here, I am tired and I need some sleep. But before I go, let me give you something to think about.
If nothing is better than heaven, and anything is better than nothing, then does it mean that anything is better than heaven?