I have to give a seminar talk for the research institute in one week's time frame. Oy. I am already working myself up in terms of major anxiety. I realize this will not be as bad as my oral candidacy examination where my future depends on my talk, but still.
Panic stricken? Mildly putting it.
I had to give my title to the administrative department this morning. That really seemed to pull me out of the denial of my upcoming talk.
The cartoon rather sums up my feelings on the matter.