|NIght Out in Ktown
||[Feb. 29th, 2008|01:00 am]
A Name By Any Other Would Just Be Uncivilized.
I made a rare appearance out tonight. It was a special occasion - Rhi and Pooooteet were in town! MK wasn't able to join me, which was sad, but I had a great time. I met up at Barley's with Bretto and a few of his friends from work. We drank, shared stories (mostly strip club stories), and random star wars references. Rhi and Poteet soon joined us, and there was much rejoicing.
It was a fun night. I miss Rhi and Poteet tons. TONS. I hope to see them more as time allows.
In Thesis news -
I met with my committee head, and I'm this close to meeting with my comittee and "defending" my proposal. Sadly, I'm missing the May graduation, but I'm getting my Diploma in August. My thesis, entitled "Podcasting the Agenda: A comparison of Newspapers and Their Podcasts" is shaping up to be a pretty cool piece of research.
I'm proud of it. And the work that I (and MK) have put into it. Without MK, I would still be coding data. She's awesome like that.
In MK news.-
She's working as a counselor at a local middle school. She seems to enjoy it. ANNNNND she's got a job as long as she wants it, so I think we've settled here in Knoxville for a while.
I've had an opportunity to apply for a job in Pittsburgh with Eaton, but I declined to apply because of my thesis and delay in graduation, but I think I should have done it. I think I could have used it to leverage a full time position with Eaton as opposed to my current situation as an Intern. I like my job, and I want to hang around this office for a while, but I really don't want to stay on as an Intern with a Master's Degree. We'll see, I guess.
I'm thinking about taking some Eaton University classes and get some basic grounding (no pun intended) in electrical engineering in order to better do my job. With no background in industrial electrical products or basic electrical knowledge, it's hard to develop scripts that deal directly with those products....
We'll see though....
But first - My thesis.