Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm Really Behind Now

So I didn't get 10 pages, only about 4.  On Sunday, went to eat lunch with the hubby before we went grocery shopping.  I've had some really bad allergies lately.  My eyes have been itchy which is not normal for me.  Well, while we were eating I rubbed my right eye pretty hard and felt something pop like when you pull a muscle and my eye got real red and the white part started to swell along with the fleshy part that holds the eye in the socket.  It was pretty ugly looking.

So we went and bought some eyedrops on the way to urgent care.  We got there and signed in. A 2.5 hour wait.  We waited about 3 hours and decided to leave.

Needless to say I got nothing accomplished as far as homework is concerned.  Nor did I go shopping. 

I was able to do a little today.  My doctor said that as long as it is getting better I don't need to see him.  The drops have helped but I still have a little bubble on the white part.

Lesson:  do not rub your eyes too hard.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Literature Review Sucks

The lit review is completely boring to accomplish.  I really don't see the point, expecially when the want 40-80 pages.  I'm stuck around 20.  There really isn't much on prepping, especially peer reviewed stuff.  So most of the stuff I have is on extremism and social movement theory. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

I really need to work hard on this and try to get 10 pages done today.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Turned in First DP Draft

Well, I turned in the first draft yesterday.  Wasn't real happy with it and am way behind on the literature review part.  I'm getting board again.   Its hard to stay motivated when you have been working on the same topic for about a year.

Have had some good feedback on people willing to take part in the data collection.  If you are interested you can reply here or email me at  You can also view my posts at

Sample questions:

What incident prompted you to become a prepper?
How did online prepper social networks influence your decision to identify yourself as a prepper?

How do you think online prepper social networks have influenced the prepper movement?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chapter One

So Chapter One is basically done except I want to add a little bit of history of survivalists and preppers' use of the Internet.

I've added some to the lit review and have not started Chapter Three.  I probably wont turn this in on the 7th.