Friday, May 25, 2007


How does it feel to submit a manuscript? A few weeks ago I got a revise and resubmit for an article. And today I actually finished the revision and submitted it online. Now I am gladly signing the copyright agreement!!! Yippeeee!

How does it feel to go away for the holiday weekend and pack swimsuits and shorts and flip flops after submitting it?


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Thursday, May 24, 2007

New Abortion Consent Law Proposed

Friday, May 11, 2007

While I can totally relate to the sentiment, wearing this shirt is just asking for trouble

Thursday, May 10, 2007

This ABD reflects on yet another graduation season

So yet another graduation season has come and gone. Yet more pomp and ceremony and "Dr." calling that has passed me by…

Last Friday was the commencement ceremony. Two of my friends graduated, one of which started the program at the same time I did. With each passing year, watching friends and acquaintances and strangers and total jerks graduate while I am still slumming ABD, my feelings about the ceremony and the whole PhD process seem to change. The ceremony itself seems to grow more and more like a meaningless show full of bogus pomp and circumstance marking the end of the long, frustrating, and bureaucratic freakshow we call grad school and yet at the same time, it strikes me as more meaningful, touching, and impressive. (I mean, those hoods and sash-y things!)

Friday night one of my graduating friends had a huge party, with margaritas and an entire mariachi band. It was fun but I kept wanting it to be my party. My party, damnit! This sucks. So, to prepare for my future party, I spent (at least) 10 minutes hunting down next fall’s academic calendar to look up the dissertation deadlines. I even wrote them on my calendar:

First dissertation deadline: October 12, 2007
Final dissertation deadline: November 9, 2007

These were the only deadlines available at this time. Needless to say 25 more bureaucratic, administrative, and dissertation formatting deadlines will crop up between now and then.

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sometimes It's Hard to Get Work Done At Home

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