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All Over.

Once, I loved getting mail. Like, real mail, letters and such in the mailbox. Now, not so much. Packages are good, but they arrive differently. These days it's only bills and job rejections in the mailbox, for the most part. However, today brought a letter that said, "I am pleased to tell you that the University has approved your admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Please accept my congratulations on your success."

Just the ridiculous and pointless graduation ceremony and printing and binding of the book again, now.

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kaolinfire
Dec. 6th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, I think? :)
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
heh. thanks.
kaolinfire
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
From the way things were phrased, and not really knowing you, I wasn't sure if that was sarcasm in response to a "You too can have a PhD!" mail scam. ;)

I take it that it wasn't. So, really, congratz! :)

I still have aspirations of "going that next step (or 2)" some day. For now, I'll whet my appetite with teaching. Or completely spoil my appetite, depending.
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
yeah, nah, it's real. if you scan back to somewhere in october, you'll see the initial comments for the thing. i had to fix up a few typos, get it double checked. to be quite honest i'm kinda over the whole thing, and outside the party trick of being a dr, i don't really see it having allt hat much use right at the moment.

but it was fun doing it, and that's what mattered.
ataxi
Dec. 6th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the understated delivery (and the doctorate :-).
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
yeah, what can i say? i think i'm over the whole thing. 'sides, being told you got it doesn't mean much to me. i was more into it when i was writing it.
girliejones
Dec. 7th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Mazal Tov dude!
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
thanks
mariness
Dec. 7th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!!
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
ta :)
paulhaines
Dec. 7th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
No more Mr Peek. Now I can refer to you as the good doctor, yes?
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
only when introducing me at parties where i get to solve murders...
kaolinfire
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
careful, someone might think your one of Warren Ellis' characters!
strangedave
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Dr. Peek.
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
thanks.
pgtremblay
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Congrats! Can you write prescriptions?
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
nah, i'm one of them useless doctors.
capnoblivious
Dec. 7th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Best sort. Well done!

ironed_orchid
Dec. 7th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
There must be pics of you in teh floppy velvet hat.

Or else.
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
what is it with girls and the floppy hat?

you know, i've never been to a graduation ceremony. i just don't dig the idea at all.
ironed_orchid
Dec. 7th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
The floppy hat is just so dumb looking. Mortar boards are much sexier.
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