Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Year in Review Meme

As seen chez Abby. . .

January: Back to life, back to reality... Wasn't that a song in the 80's?

February: Things I learned while interviewing
I really LIKE talking about my research and people are actually interested in what I do.

March: Status Report
T minus 28 days....
Project X is out the door again (yes, it came back for revisions from another author as I knew it would)--no big deal this time, not such difficult changes to make and I actually wrote a real discussion this time (much better than the previous "this will do for draft #1 discussion)

April: Dissertation Dump: Part II
Today I delivered the Big D to my committee members. It only took about 2 hours last night to print the beast. All this extra hoopla with sending pages through the printer twice in order to get the tables with horizontal orientation on the page correctly. Then, of course, I made a mistake in the title (geez, of all places!) and had to reprint the 5 title pages this morning before I made deliveries.

May: 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.

June: 4 days since I'm back from the beach and it's finally time to get a summer routine going. Summer school starts next week and I am suddenly very aware of how little time I have left in Midwest city.

July: I am a homeowner! I have been for almost 6 whole days....wow!

August: While traveling yesterday to new school city, I received some bad news: Super B, a sometimes commenter here who I knew IRL, was killed in a car accident.

September: One of the toughest things about taking a new job is finding a way to fit into New City.

October: Back from the conference/vacation with DA and GB. Where did we go?

November: What is wrong with me? I decided to turn down the consulting opportunity. I made my list of pros and cons and just couldn't come up with enough pros to warrent acceptance.

December: It was a happy birthday to me.....
First birthday celebration in new town was this weekend.

Wow...that was a whirlwind. Interview, job, defended dissertation, new home, beach trip, moving, loss of a friend, trip to Europe, trying to fit in and finally celebrating my birthday.

Now for the holidays and then it will be ...."back to life, back to reality" all over again.

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