Saturday, February 24, 2007

ABD.

Um, yeah. Really. That's me, as of yesterday!


A collection of gifts, supportive and celebratory. The liquor and Trader Joe's chocolate covered peanuts are from my sister's care package. She's been through law school, so she knows what will best soothe a stressed out student! The tiara, from my friend Virginia, who crowned me as soon as I stepped off the elevator, post-exam. The bag from East Side Cafe from Brenda, with an intoxicating lavender soap and a candle. And the flowers from my sweet Cristina; lilies are my favorite!


What I can't show you here are the phone calls, text messages, and home-cooked food from people I love, without whom I couldn't have gotten through this. Thank you!


Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to knit and watch Buffy on DVD all afternoon.

17 Comments:

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! So glad to hear you're ABD. You've totally earned the knitting/Buffy-a-thon.

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Do nothing for, like, an entire week. Except Buffywatching. Do a lot of that.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger lo said...

Congratulations, Olga! You did it!
You are now entering the most humane, wonderful part of graduate school- you have documents that confirm that the Uni knows that you are just as smart and capable and creative as we have always known that you were. From now, until about a month before you defend the diss, you actually get to enjoy it. Give yourself some time to recover, and then get on with the fun part of your dissertation. (Also, the amount of time I was advised to take off, post exam? AN ENTIRE QUARTER. How much time did I actually take off? Well, almost a year, but those were weird circumstances.)

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger lo said...

ps. I wonder what it is about Buffy that makes her standard post-academic trauma fare. Since I've defended I've watched all seven seasons, twice, and I am thinking about following the eighth-season in the form of a comic book.

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger jennifer said...

felicidades!!!!! you rock. and you deserve to knit and watch good TV for as long as you need (you're in recovery!). :)

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Patricia said...

Congratulations, Olga! I can only imagine what it must be like. Maybe someday!

 
At 12:03 AM, Blogger Bill Norris said...

I can't believe you didn't take a picture of the home cooked food!

 
At 2:47 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Yay for you! That's fantastic. I think this calls for stash enhancement. :)

 
At 6:02 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations!! I love the tiara / crowning part. LOL Hope you had a wonderful knitting afternoon.

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger pcr said...

Congratulations!! I know it feels great to be so close.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Kodachrome said...

Congratulations, dear Olga. I'm very happy for your good news. Enjoy the well-earned down time :)

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Congrats on the ABD status. I'm looking to acquire that status for myself sometime around September or so. Until then, I can only dream of a stress-free life and wish I were you ABD people.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger la rebelde said...

congratulations, olga! definitely some kinitting and t.v. are in order. you should celebrate for at least a month. probably longer!

-isa.

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Way to go!! {{Big Hug}} Why are you not wearing your Tiara?

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger meg said...

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At 9:36 AM, Blogger meg said...

congrats!!!

i think you said you were going to go to memphis for spring break. if you do - have fun. i actually totally digged the graceland tour. i'm not that into such things but that one was cool.

such a bummer about sxsw! i wish we could just pay to go to any show we wanted. there are about 20 that i'd love to see. oh well!

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous LunarAwe said...

Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment! More buffy fans should be working on their doctorates.

 

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