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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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Dec. 6th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, I think? :)
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
heh. thanks.
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.
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.
Dec. 6th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the understated delivery (and the doctorate :-).
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.
Dec. 7th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Mazal Tov dude!
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
ta :)
Dec. 7th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
No more Mr Peek. Now I can refer to you as the good doctor, yes?
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
only when introducing me at parties where i get to solve murders...
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
careful, someone might think your one of Warren Ellis' characters!
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Dr. Peek.
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Congrats! Can you write prescriptions?
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
nah, i'm one of them useless doctors.
Dec. 7th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Best sort. Well done!

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

Or else.
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.
Dec. 7th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
The floppy hat is just so dumb looking. Mortar boards are much sexier.
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