Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Random Bullets of Crap: End of Semester Edition

  • It is finally time to take the defense ticker off my page--coming up on 2 weeks since officially getting the PhD. However, I am leaving the exclamation point [Ph.D.!] on my email signature until after graduation this weekend.
  • House hunting is very overwhelming. #1 a new task for statgirl and #2 not as easy when shopping from out of state. Will be traveling to new city soon to look at actual properties.
  • Graduation is this weekend. Family arrives on Friday--oh dear, please save me from any potential family explosion or embarassing moment. P.S. This is probably a ridiculous expectation but I'm asking for it anyway.
  • I have 2 papers left to grade. Why don't I just finish them up and be done? No!--I'm updating my blog.
  • No F's this semester (as in grades earned by my students).
  • I haven't seen the top of my desk in weeks and I have no motivation to clear it off.
  • I have nothing to wear under my robes for graduation. Need a new outfit for the party after the hooding.
  • I finally have a gift for DA for graduation; but am worried she won't like it. I want her to have a "keepsake" type gift and those are hard to come up with. She is a difficult one to figure out what she would like.
  • Still need to write the 'thank you's' for the people who wrote letters of rec. for my during the job hunt. Yes, I am horribly behind in this dept.
  • I never sent out graduation announcements--used the e-vite thing for party invites but couldn't bring myself to actually get real addresses and send the cute little printed announcements with my name and degree in them. I should feel bad about this but I do not.
  • I am spending an entire week on the beach to celebrate being done. Hey! That may require a new countdown ticker!!


Seeking Solace said...

Oh, where are you going for your beach vacation?

*statgirl* said...

Florida...not as exotic as your Aruba trip but much cheaper!

Seeking Solace said...

Florida is still a good choice!!! Let the countdown begin!!!!

Abbey said...

Oh, don't underestimate the exoticness that is Florida! It all depends where you're headed in Florida. South Beach for instance...can be pretty exotic with the their hot foreign men and scantily clad women.