I’ve disappeared off the face of the earth for the past ten days or so, not just from blogging. Why? Because of bureaucracy, I tell you, damnable bureaucracy!
The short version is that I had to reapply to my program in order to officially be a part of the PhD. program. And much as I love my work, I am not leaving here without a doctorate, so the reapplication was necessary. It also made me want to slaughter someone (possibly myself) as I had to dig up my transcripts, write a new essay, etc. At least they waived me from having to get new references!
Anyhow, that’s all done now, and I celebrated by going to Boston for the weekend to visit friends. I had lunch with the Boston-based siblings (one sister, one brother), hung out with Steve & Crys, spent way too much money on books, and made lip balm. While meeting up with other friends got torpedoed for logistical reasons, it was a really nice way to celebrate jumping through yet another academic hoop.
Speaking of hoops, this means I’m still on track to be ABD by this time next year. Keep crossing your fingers for me!