Other than continuing to read Boyhood, I used today to consult with my supervisor regarding some of the less academic aspects of the dissertation process. Like all schools granting doctoral degrees, my university requires each candidate complete a set of procedures designed to ensure that my dissertation committee consists of a strong group of scholars in addition to my advisor, that I submit the proper forms to the proper offices, and other such matters. Happily, these requirements strike me as reasonable and relatively low-stress tasks, so I will be moving forward on that front while I continue working on research and writing. If anything, it adds a bit of variety to the whole thing.
For tomorrow: finish Boyhood.