First day of the final Spring Break

March 24th, 2007 by MrLuxuryFashionGuru

Today I woke up feeling incredibly wobbly and with a steady headache, and found my room completely trashed.  Very collegiate, no?

 Done! (22 Mar 2007)

Except this wasn’t a hangover of the partying sort.  This was the thesis hangover.  After a week of not really sleeping, two weeks of not really eating, and a month of not really relaxing, it’s really no wonder that I slept for 17 hours straight and woke up feeling only partly revived.  I weighed myself this morning and was pretty shocked to see how much weight I’ve lost recently, which only confirms what I recognise (unprecedented for me) to be a thesis-induced skeletal look.  Very runway 🙂  I think my complexion for the past week would be best described as “death-mask”.

Thanks to the seemingly endless supply of fancy food at HUCE, my diet the past few weeks has been a combination of: (a) nothing, (b) horrendous junk food, or (c) very rich fancy food.  Which may explain the frequent nausea.  An illustrative food diary:

Wed 3am-6pm: four Ferrero Rocher chocolates.  Endless litres of water.  Jelly beans.
Wed 6pm-9pm: dried figs, rabbit paté on crackers, and some hard cheese.  Nausea.
Wed 10pm-11pm: spicy Doritos.
Thu 3am-8am: nothing.  Many litres of water.
Thu 8am-10am: chocolate butter croissant, iced lemon tea.  More nausea.

Trashed (22 Mar 2007) 

Meanwhile, my room…  woah.  I don’t think it’s ever been this trashed before.  When I finally woke up at 7am this morning I was startled enough to take a few pictures to record the damage.  (Laurel, this reminds me of your blog post from the day after you finished your dissertation.)

Which reminds me, I should get back to tidying.

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9 Responses to “First day of the final Spring Break”

  1. Terence Says:

    omg… you look like you should get more sleep… congrats on completing the thesis!

  2. Laurel Says:

    haha, that is what thesis-writing does to people! I have a feeling history might soon repeat itself as my finals approach!

  3. Lu-en Says:

    That is one amazing mess! Congrats on finishing your thesis and have a fun time in Mexico!

  4. Cheryl R Says:

    You know, I actually googled “thesis hangover,” because today I have the symptoms you described a year ago! THANK YOU for your forthrightness so that untold numbers of grad students will not think they are going mad and that they are assuredly not alone!
    I feel MUCH better already!! 🙂


    Cheryl R

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