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So, Now I Have No Direction in Life

A Year in the City (which comes with 'A Dissertation on A Year in the City) has been submitted.

I dropped the books off, for the thesis had become a book now. Four, in fact. I was going to take a photo and bore everyone, but the batteries died in my digital camera, and I didn't have any spare. So you're spared. Back in the Graduate Office, I signed a few forms, was told congratulations and then given a glass paperweight. I looked at it. I thought, Is this meant to be symbolic of anything? Then I shrugged, tossed it in my bag, walked back up to the English Faculty, cleaned out my office, and came home to begin my unemployment.

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markdeniz
Mar. 8th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
Well now that you're unemployed you can start by selling the paperweight off on eBay... ;-)
markdeniz
Mar. 8th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
I forgot to say, can you let me know when Black Sheep comes out as I would very much like to read it?
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
it'll be pimped through here, man, so no hassles.
markdeniz
Mar. 8th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
Good stuff!
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benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
i actually found the paperweight kinda depressing.
girliejones
Mar. 8th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
we get a mug that has Phinished on it
speshal_k
Mar. 8th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
Since when!!? I never got no mug.
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
you got so ripped.
girliejones
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
since after you finished
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
i was told that monash gives you a balloon.
girliejones
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
wow. how disappointing
mariness
Mar. 8th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the paperweight :)

benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
thanks.
ratmmjess
Mar. 8th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Congrats on submitting it!
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
thanks.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 8th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Also want to slip in my request for notification as to BS's release date.

Since I doubt it will see a release down here (SA), I need time to plan a course of action!

And congrats on the paperweight!

FM (from Ten Miles)
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
cool. i'll be sure to pimp it through here. probably quite a bit. i plan to call it grass roots pimping ;) but you're right, it won't have a south africa release. i wish. it'll be available through online stores like amazon and such with ease, though.

and thanks for the paperweight.
threemonkeys
Mar. 8th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the unemployment - I'm counting down the days until I join that great state too. I still remember the moment I dropped my pile of books off. A strange mixture of relief, elation and end-of-era sadness. Mostly relief.
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
yeah, the sadness thing kicked in yesterday. how depressing. ah well. just ride it out.
ex_benpayne119
Mar. 8th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
thanks.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Glass paperweight! Oh how I yearned for a glass paperweigt when I handed mine in! Oh for a paperweight made of glass...you lucky, lucky bastard.

Rju
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
it looks remarkably like the aurealis award, really.
shadowsandice
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
You need to start writing romance novels now.

Don't look at me like that. You can't stop it. It is your destiny.
benpeek
Mar. 8th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
...well, it's not like i have anything else to do.
exp_err
Mar. 8th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
You got a paperweight? I didn't get a paperweight. Or a mug or even a balloon. *grump*. Just "oh, your file's very light; must mean you haven't been any trouble. Sign here."

Um. More to the point, Congratulations!! Woot!
benpeek
Mar. 9th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
thanks.
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