Congrats Dr. Maroof!!

Last Friday my partner in crime defended his PhD šŸ™‚

Congratulations Dr. JP!

A number of immediate perks of doing this include –

a) Dressing up in fancy clothes and talking for an hour (or however long you damn well please) about what you’ve invested the last 6 years of your life on, to an audience that is obligated to pay attention and act like they sincerely give a shit…

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b) Eating this for dinner…

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c) Spending the evening with your friends on a swanky rooftop…

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d) Having the biggest concern of your Saturday morning be whether your eggs benedict should come with salmon or crab cakes…

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Now PhD defenses always make you feel pretty special, but you know you’re really cool when haveĀ these three attendees in your audience…

Tolstoy

Tolstoy!

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The one-and-only DFR (pictured) AND Wolfie!! (The Wolf = not pictured; rather, snoozing away in the kind-of-pictured green stroller.)

The one little catch of this Ā situation is that after the lovely post-defense weekend it’s balls to the wall in order to —

  1. Finish paper and thesis revisions,
  2. Pass off everything to the next generation,
  3. Pack up and ship or sell everything that has been accumulated at Club 321 over the last 4 years by the end of the month and
  4. Ship off to Berkeley, CA with a few suit cases of clothes and a Penny cat.

Not that any of this is so horrible or anything…kind of like how drinking out of a fire hose can’t beĀ thatĀ bad… Having survived the last 6 years however, I’m sure everyone will be fine.

So, CONGRATULATIONS DR. JP and best of luck with that fire hose over the next 3 days.

Has anyone shipped a shit-load of books (or stuff in general) across the country recently? Any great insight on what the cheapest options are?

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One response to “Congrats Dr. Maroof!!

  1. Allison

    I am not sure of rates but if you are shipping books alone, the US Postal Service had a discounted “media” rate…

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