Happy year of the sheep!
Also...yeah, my thesis turned out to be a null result. That's still a result and it means less analysis for me this way, but it still feels like I threw away a year of work. Now instead of a paper that says "here's a new method you can use to get super high-res radial velocity data!", I 'm writing one that can be summed up as "Don't do this. We tried it, it failed, now you don't have to waste your time on it. (Lucky bastards.)"
Back to the drawing board. There's no more funding for me to work with my adviser after this, either so I have to find somebody else in the department who needs a grunt. Fortunately I have somebody in mind. It's not really my area of interest (I want big star go boom), but maybe I'll find something new I like.