As I was planning out my year last week, various people have reiterated the necessity of taking days and even whole weekends off in order to preserve my sanity. At dinner on thursday- over several glasses of wine and not a little (thesis related) whine- a couple of (mostly)respectable academics decided to provide me with instructions on how to take time away from the Thesis, without feeling guilty.
Apparently what I need to do, in order to take 24 hours or more sans-thesis, is to go out a couple of times each semester and get blind drunk, in order that I spend the next day too hung over to think about matters academic.
Yes, folks, that’s what we call Serious Academic Advice here in the Australian university system.
Apologies to the Law faculty for pinching their official anthem.