Friday, April 8, 2011

Bat Wings! Yea!

It's so hard to believe that it's almost over.  Graduation is in just over five weeks.  One chapter remains to be written of the (evil) thesis, as well as an introduction and conclusion.  Everything else is done!  The classes have been finished for months.  There are no papers other than thesis left to write.  I have one poster session left to enter (hurray, my proposal was accepted).  The GPA is a solid 4.0 and cannot be injured.  Today I went to the bookstore and picked up my regalia: the gown with bat wings, the masters' hood, the cap, the tassel, and the stole (I'll get my "High Distinction" gold medal later).  It's exhilarating and nerve-wracking all at once.

I have HOW little time left to finish and defend this blasted thesis?!

1 comment:

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
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