May 01, 2005

Check this out

You may have already noticed the lovely little countdown clock in the sidebar on the left which tells you how long I have until my frontal lobotomy PhD thesis defense, which will take place May 26, 2005 at 10 am.

If you want your own happy fun PHP clock, go here.

Posted by caltechgirl at May 1, 2005 11:23 PM

Ah, May 26! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

I remember well the day of my own defense, up the road at Duke: December 5, 1991. There I was, striding in to campus early in the morning, unaccustomedly wearing a suit and tie. It was the 200th or 300th anniversary of the birth of some famous musician, I can't remember who now; it was also the day that Gorbachev announced that, in just a few weeks, the Soviet Union would be going out of business.

But my mind was on other things. I remember the departmental secretary trying to reassure me. I remember going over to the library to make a last-minute acid-free photocopy of the page my committee members would have to sign. I remember my life flashing before my eyes.

May 26. Like I say, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

Posted by: Paul Burgess at May 2, 2005 08:53 AM

You're going to do a brilliant job. (How soon before you go to med school?) :^)

Posted by: shrinkette at May 2, 2005 10:54 AM

Wow, I can't even imagine. Good luck and hopefully the next few weeks will go fast for you. Or would you like it to go slow for more time? Well, whatever it is that you want, I wish that for you :-)

Posted by: Sissy at May 2, 2005 11:02 AM

Thanks, everyone! I need the encouragement. I'm not worried about the meeting, but the writing sucks :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 2, 2005 11:08 AM

Heh, this is kind of insider joke stuff, but in talking to my mom tonight, I found out the family court date for the Caruthers mess is also May 26.

The end of a couple eras, eh?

Posted by: Ben at May 3, 2005 01:14 AM