So before spending the next half hour proofreading and just finishing the damn proposal, I've decided to bestow upon my awesomely large readership of like 2 people some life lessons (that they probably have already figured out).
Pro tip #1: Turning the slow cooker *ON* is a crucial step in making slow cooked anything.
Pro tip #1.1: Plugging it in also helps.
Pro tip #2: Just because you can make a plot (oh snap, it's an infographic... run and hide!), doesn't mean you should include it in, say, your PhD proposal
Pro tip #3: Feeding your dog ice cubes as treats == giving your dog excessive amounts of water returns true.
Pro tip #3.1: You have to expect peeing on the carpet to follow.
Pro tip #4: The only thing on your computer that works with the emacs command system is... dun dun dun... emacs.
Pro tip #4.1: ctrl+x ctrl+s will cut whatever you have highlighted and then save it in most text editors... unless you're in emacs. Remember this.
Pro tip #4.2: ctrl+k usually does nothing.
Pro tip #4.3: but no matter what emacs >> vi.
Pro tip #5: When choosing a wedding band, the prettiest is usually the most uncomfortable.
Pro tip #6: Just because you can add in white space with abandon in LaTeX, doesn't mean that you can do that with any other text publishing software you want. *ahem*