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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Don't Miss the Deadline

In the past I have mentioned my girl friend Jessica. Today I am dedicating this post to both her and the entire group of second year PhD students that turned in the written yesterday.

For those of you who don’t speak PhD, the “written” is roughly equivalent to a grad student’s thesis. However, the written is surpassed only be the “Oral” which happens in the spring and is like standing in front of a highly educated firing squad as they fire off round after round of questions to see if they can kill your future in the PhD program.

Last night we raised many a glass in a triumphant toast to the completion of one more step on their journey toward becoming PhD tote’n members of society. I know this was a great deal of work so I just wanna say… I am proud of you Jess, way to go!

Editors note: Yes I will go back to my usual sarcastic banter soon, sorry for those of you who happened upon this odd moment of genuine emotion. I will do my best to suppress that inclination in the future.

Heading lyrics – Deadline by Blue Oyster Cult (It’s no “Don’t Fear the Reaper” but it does have to do with the topic at hand.)


  • no, kidding I read your blog once a month and i come to this. sappy.

    By Blogger Stuen, at 11:55 AM  

  • "I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell"

    By Blogger Tony, at 7:27 PM  

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