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18 May


Also I just noticed they misspelled my title – there will be no studious pilots involved in my project.


well HOT DOG

17 May

My cognitive client last semester always said “hot dog” when I’d tell him what we were doing that day and now I say it all the time.

ANYWAY, SUPER EXCITED. This summer I get to work with fluency disorders, cochlear implants, cerebral palsy, and hypernasality – all new stuff!


I am up to 35 sources for my thesis lit review currently. Still waiting to hear from the IRB. Still waiting to hear from a thesis committee member. Think happy-speedy-thesisy thoughts for me!

I am so hungry. Someone bring me food.

NP: Maroon 5 – Just a Feeling

but seriously

9 May

I just can’t write this motor speech disorders paper. It’s due on Wednesday and I have a page written and I just don’t want to write anymore.

I’m over it grad school!

Also I turned in my IRB but totally forgot to attach the cover sheet. SUCKING ALREADY.

NP: Honey Bee – Blake Shelton


oh hello light, strange meeting you here, at the end of the tunnel

6 May

It’s Friday (friday friday) and I’m just hanging out at my place of employment. I should be writing my motor speech disorders paper, but you know, instead I’ve been watching hours upon hours of Parks and Recreation.

BUT THAT ASIDE, so many great things have happened!

Number ONE: I turned my IRB into my department head and then they’ll pass it onto the IRB Committee!! Woo woo.

Number TWO: I am wearing a fabulous dress that I got for my birthday!

Number THREE: Last day of clinic was Wednesday and I currently have 150 hours and I need 200 by next December. ON MY WAY!

Number FOUR: Last night I made delicious enchiladas for my SLP girls. And they were delicious. And then I drank too much wine.

Number FIVE: I’m heading home in an hour to help my mom move into her very own grown-up apartment! YAY

how cute is my mom? SO CUTE

I have my research final next week, and some odds and ends to take care of and then I can officially say I have completed the first year of graduate school! ONE YEAR TO GO BABY.


so close i can smell it.

26 Apr

What would the IRB process smell like if it had a smell? I don’t think I want to know.


EEEK I’m getting so close with my IRB!

Currently waiting to hear from my adviser if she’s giving it the “okay” then we’re passing it onto a different member of my Thesis Committee to edit. Once she’s done we’ll ask another faculty member to be on my committee and if they say yes, then THEY’LL edit it and once THAT’S done I’m handing it off to the IRB Committee.

If you’re working on an IRB Approval write-up currently here are some more things to consider: Continue reading