At the end of 3 years in my program, I'm going to have my first committee meeting. Since this is the first one, and everyone on my committee is pretty laid back, I'm not too worried about it. This is a basic get-to-know-me meeting. Not that my members don't know me, but they may not be so intimately acquainted with my work. All I'm preparing is a summary of my project, a timeline of events, a list of funding applications applied for, and a presentation.
So, to make preparing for this more pleasant, I am treating myself to a working in the city day. A friend says she found a great coffee shop by NYU with wifi and outlets, so we'll see how that goes. My university shuts down all satellite coffee shops for the summer, so my usual working spots are gone.
There is of course lots more going on, but my brain can't process right now. Lots of work, lots of running, lots of NYS Bar prep. The usual :-)
Updated: Shortly after writing that post, I felt pretty sick and headachy and went back to sleep. So, instead of hauling my butt to an unknown coffee house in the city where I wasn't sure what the situation was (and also had planned on getting an eye exam while I was down), I instead headed upstate to a suitable Starbucks near a Trader Joe's. We are pathetically low on groceries. Oh well, city tomorrow.