Paper: I read two articles, one which was just a sequence of truism that I could have written it myself, and the second one was really interesting but unfortunately I cannot adapt it as it is so specific for another academic field.

Thesis: I was so caught in the thought about the paper that it was difficult to switch to the thesis. However, I did turn a whole subsection into endnotes, and shifted different segments from one place to another. I printed the first 15 pages which I will start revising tomorrow morning.