I didn't realize until yesterday that I am expecting a child. My first child. So yesterday, I went online and decided on baby names. I decided on the name Magnus. It is Latin-based, and it means great.
So, from now on, I am watching my baby grow, slowly. Hopefully, he will be due by the end of the Spring 2008 semester.
I guess this just shows how crazy I can be. Yesterday, I sat down with the intent of writing my qualifying paper. But nothing would come out of my head and my fingers. I kept looking at this blank slate of a computer monitor, and I cannot formulate the words to write it down.
It was a bizarre experience. I have done the research, I have done the experimentation, I have done the statistical analysis, and all I need to do is sit down and write about it, but I had a hard time formulating my words, and so my imagination was drifting away and therefore I found myself a few minutes later checking Internet sites for baby names.
So I decided to personify my qualifying paper into a baby. And when I finally turn the thing in, then the baby will be born. I chose the name Magnus because it is short for magnum opus. I thought that if I personify my qualifying paper, then I would move forward somehow.
So, speaking of my baby, he grew two pages today.