Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Good words

“The unfinished dissertation is more than a draft of a very long document; it’s an intermediate state of consciousness between your student past and the longed-for uncertainty of your professional life.” William Germano, From Dissertation to Book.

Graffiti seen today on my ride into work:

"Forgive yourself."

Last year's favorite graffiti, on the same trail:

"Freedom means never being in a hurry."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I took the what flower are you quiz (via fuse), and I'm my favorite flower!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?


Friday, May 11, 2007


Hey, I graduated today! I walked in the U's commencement ceremony, complete with gown and cap and hood (blue for PhD). I still need to finish the diss and defend, but I've been in an excellent mood all day. I sang a silly little song to myself while I biked around: "I gradu-ated from coll-ege!" I walked and sat with friends from my diss support group, both of whom have been working for so long and I'm so proud that they're finished. My friends in the audience shouted 'quackery' and clapped and hooted for me, and my advisor said "we'll get this done." I had ice cream with my friends and biked home and ate a mango and listened to Happy Secret.

And what am I doing this evening? Going roller skating!

What an amazing day.