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Portents

  • I submitted the bound version of my dissertation to my department on Thursday, the very last thing that can be construed as a pre-graduation requirement. It's black with shiny gold letters. On the outside, it looks like a book. On the inside, it looks like my dissertation. Many, many thanks to snowdrifted for ensuring it was produced in time.

  • My student ID/library/photocopy card has been in steady decline over the years, thanks to frequent use. Today, with no obvious incentive, it split down the middle. theengineer promptly taped it back up... but my T-Card really is now broken. I just hope I can still use the photocopy money I have on there.

  • At today's on campus doctor's appointment, the doctor was astounded by my file: it was full of paper! More recent students apparently just have electronic records.

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coughingbear
Jun. 3rd, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations on handing in the final bit!
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! Now all I have to do is receive something in return from the university. I give them years of my life, and they give me a piece of parchment!
makyo
Jun. 3rd, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
It's black with shiny gold letters.
It's nice, isn't it? Well done!
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
It has weight and volume! It takes up bookshelf space! And I wrote it!
relentlesstoil
Jun. 3rd, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
in bocca al lupo!!!!
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
It's not too hard any more, but it's a very appropriate sentiment for post-graduation and whatever happens next.
saffronjan
Jun. 3rd, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
Woo!
Congratulations! On the final step of turning in your bound dissertaion, of course, not on the file full of paper...
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
Re: Woo!
Thank you! I am rich in paper.
celandineb
Jun. 3rd, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Big congrats to you for turning in the bound copy! I hope it feels like a relief, and not a let-down! :-)
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
It felt minorly final in a way submitting the final version of my dissertation for the degree's technical end didn't. You see, once I'd made the final corrections, I emailed the pdf off to my advisor, who printed it off and submitted it for me. It felt highly anti-climactic. This feels a little more conclusive.
chilperic
Jun. 3rd, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the handing in of The Thing!
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!
a_d_medievalist
Jun. 4th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
Wow! All that ceremony before the ceremony. Congratulations! All these steps would kill me. At some point do you get to dress up in a funny gown and show off to everybody?
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
I do! Friday. Alas, there are no hats allowed. (There's a hooding ceremony instead, and hats would interfere.) I've been looking forward to a beret for years.
ancrenewiseasse
Jun. 4th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hooray for bound disserations!

Congrats.
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
Thank you!
jennybeast
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
yay! bound and turned in!
owlfish
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
No more requirements at all! Although I should double-check to make sure I really have paid off all my library fines before I graduate.
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