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Whoa. I Mean, Whoa.

I think I just finished La Dissertation.

There's a PDF on my hard drive at the moment. It's 356 pages long. It contains the complete reading copy of La Dissertation, with bibliography, glossary, appendices, figures, title page, the works. As soon as I finish my tea, I'm going down to the Music Department office to print the monster out.

It has to be done. I don't think my brain can squeeze any more dissertation out. And today is the due date. Everything looks good. I think La Dissertation has been written. There'll be a defense in two weeks, and more revisions before final submission, but

Oh wow I finally finished La Dissertation YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!


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Apr. 17th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
WOO-HOO!!! Happy dance & alcoholic beverage in your honour coming right up.
Apr. 18th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I think that week of playing in Ireland did me no end of good. I came back and powered right through the last little bits.


(Also, Andrea is very happy with her tea.)
Apr. 18th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Andrea is happy! I'm about to have a cup of Barry's myself.

I didn't have Bulmer's. But you should thank it in your acknowledgements.
Apr. 18th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
"And, finally, I would like to thank the manufacturers of Bulmer's Cider, Strongbow Cider, Lindeman's Wine, Barefoot Wine, Cruzan Rum, and Sobieski vodka, without whose fine alcoholic products this work would never have seen the light of day."

Edited at 2013-04-18 08:19 pm (UTC)
Apr. 17th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's terrific! Congratulations! Does this mean you'll be Dr Pony?
Apr. 18th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
I'm in the last stages. On May 1, I have my formal defense, which is basically a two-hour public oral exam. Once I pass that exam, I'll most likely have some revisions to do before the Ultimate Deadline of May 17.

After the defense, my friends will probably start calling me Dr. Pony, but I will officially become Dr. Pony at graduation on June 15.
Apr. 17th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oh that is a good feeling! Hooray for you! You are now one of the few who both start and finish. You go girl!
Apr. 18th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
Just seeing the big old chunk of paper all printed out and sitting there in the department office looking all official was amazing. It's really real. I really wrote a dissertation!
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Apr. 18th, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)

Almost Dr. Pony -- almost inevitably Dr. Pony now. There's still the defense, but the bulk of the work is done. It's really going to happen!

Edited at 2013-04-18 01:50 am (UTC)
Apr. 18th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
you rock like a rocking thing that rocks!!!
Apr. 18th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
I am ready to rock and roll!
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Mazel tov!
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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