Since I even thought to update this thing. Oh well.
And now I'm not even at all interesting, since I'm qualifying. I feel like all I do anymore is read (true) and all I think about is science (also, largely true, though some of the same old distractions remain...starting to doubt they'll ever go away).
I have given up my anti-desk stance and, for the reading period, converted my sewing table to a desk. Alas. It was a brilliant thing while it lasted.