March 24, 2004


It’s done! I passed! Only the dissertation left to go!

Thanks so much to everyone who wished me luck and left supportive comments! Every warm wish was much appreciated. It was nervewracking, and difficult questions were asked, but in the end everything was fine, and my supervisor said I did splendidly. Which is a rare effusion of praise from him — not that he’s not encouraging, but he isn’t given to extravagant praise.

The relief is tremendous. I plan on confining myself to physically difficult but intellectually negligible tasks for the next few days — no more brain-usin’ for me!

Now I just want to sleep! Goodnight, all!

Posted by Aven at March 24, 2004 11:13 PM

Congratulations Aven! Being ABD is definitely a good excuse for some relaxation and celebration. :)

Posted by: Miriam at March 25, 2004 12:31 AM

Congratulations! It must have been wonderful to find out that you not only passed, but did so ‘splendidly.’

I hope that you’re able to spend plenty of time relaxing and enjoying yourself now that the exam is over.

Congratulations again!

Posted by: Lydia at March 25, 2004 12:55 AM

Congrats to you on a major accomplishment! How good it must feel to be officially ABD! Enjoy your rest—you’ve earned it!

Posted by: Anita at March 25, 2004 10:06 AM

Great news! Congrats! Now knit as much as you want—you deserve it.

Posted by: Louise at March 25, 2004 10:28 AM

Fabulous! Wonderful! Amazing!! What a Gal!!!

Posted by: Susan at March 25, 2004 10:35 AM

Congratulations (again)!

Incidentally, if you’re looking for more knitting projects, have a look at this:

Posted by: madhava at March 25, 2004 01:34 PM

Congrats Aven! And all this DESPITE your rampant procastination…

Presumably good eating and drinking are part of your “physically difficult” todo list. Cheers!

Posted by: GEorge at March 25, 2004 06:19 PM


Posted by: Tigger at March 25, 2004 10:55 PM

(This shows how long it’s been since I checked your blog, doesn’t it…)

Congratulations on being done with your major fields! (And somehow finding that many additional pages of Latin to read.)

Posted by: S. Worthen at April 9, 2004 08:11 PM