by Radio Somewhere
I just spent a whole day wrangling data and making graphs in Excel. Nothing fancy — although I did need to make some simple pivot tables and do some sorting, filtering and grouping along the way. Some people would have found it boring, while others would consider a whole day spent wrestling spreadsheets their idea of hell.
But it is my idea of heaven — at least for now.
I can not remember the last time I did this kind of work all day — and got paid for it. Perhaps the year I did my postdoc (1996-97)?
And I was left alone to get on with it too! This will not be a regular occurrence. I am just working on a special project right now.
But it felt good!