I finally have a defense date set for my PhD and it is only two months away! Yay! I think in many countries people have already handed in their thesis months before its actual defense but this is not the case here. So, I have two months to: Finish and submit a journal I am working on. Finish coding a software demo I am working on. Fly off to Italy to present a paper and the above demo. Actually write my thesis. Prepare my defense presentation. Prepare all the required paperwork concerning the defense. Yikes! I am kind of bored with the paper and the demo; the paper because it is not new and exciting work but extensions of previous work and the demo because I have some implementation issues with PrimeFaces that bug me. However, I am really looking forward to shape all my papers together in a single text and to actually present the whole thing. And I am really, really, looking forward to doing nothing after work for at least two ot three months (i.e., until I get bored of sitting and start something new).