What else is new at this time of year? I am so stressed out. I have two presentations and two papers to get finished by the end of the year...and, I only have like five days to do it. I have a lot of the preliminary work done, but the actual polished stuff isn't done yet. Aaaahhh! My biggest frustration right now is the fact that my email address for my university won't work and I am trying to get a bunch of people together that I can interview for one of my projects. It just doesn't seem to be coming together. I managed to get one interview, but I need nine more and I can't find anymore. The people that I do have, seem to be slipping out of it every time I try to get something set up. For example, my one friend told me that Tuesdays are bad for him because he goes bolwing-fine, I can understand that. But, then he tells me that he is busy Thursdays too because he has to watch his TV SHOWS. His TV shows?! Oh, I'm sorry to inconvenience you, but if I don't get this done it fucks up my mark. You, on the other hand, just miss one episode of something...since it will probably only take about an hour-maybe even less. Have you ever heard of taping it? Aye! I can only do the interviews on those days because those are the only days I have access to the speaker phone at the university and i need it to tape-record the sessions. He even asked me to send him the questions and he could just type up his answers. Um, no! that is completely against my Ethics requirements I have to follow. I had to fill out a bloody form and all that crap. If I am going to do this I have to do it right, otherwise my chances of doing something like this could be put in jeopardy. Anyway, I think I feel a bit better. I have to keep googling "guide dog" websites. That is the other half of this project.
PS: If there is anyone out there with a guide dog who wants to participate in my study, let me know! :)