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belated yay

I turned in my dissertation last week! I'll officially be a doctor on 9/1/2008. Woot! :)

Now on to writing the journal version...and then maybe my academic obligations will be fully discharged. I expect that this won't be quite as taxing, since it's mostly going to involve cutting stuff and refining it so that it flows smoothly.

In other news, I signed up for a pencil drawing & sketching class at my local tech school, so I'll be happily sketching away this fall! I've been self-taught up to this point, but it's long been a dream of mine to get some official training, maybe move on to learning how to use color (oooh!)

jcobleigh and I have started watching the first season of Stargate: Atlantis on DVD. It's fun watching the characters in their earlier years. First few eps are surprisingly good. The show doesn't reach the heights of the new Battlestar Galactica or Babylon 5, but it's roughly equivalent to the generic sci-fi fun, refreshingly non-soap-operatic, occasionally interesting thoughts of Stargate: SG-1, so I'm satisfied.

God (and life) is good.


I will say nothing except that you both are as well-prepared for The Next Big Transition as anyone, and much better-prepared than most people.

(I would like you to know that a piece of pizza was flung at my head while I was typing that by the result of The Last -- And We Mean Last -- Big Transition.)

Edit: It occurs to me that you might have been talking about getting a dog. Or remodelling the kitchen. Whoops.

Edited at 2008-08-29 04:21 pm (UTC)
No, you had it right.

If I say the wrong thing, it sets silly_lilly off. Actually, if I say much of anything at all, it sets her off.

So I'm very careful. :)
no no no
*everything* you say is right!


oh come on! if i didn't say that you would've been let down. you would've wondered if something was wrong with me. if i was sick or something.
You're right, we're both obligated to keep teasing each other... ::big grin::

jcobleigh and I have adopted your name for our hypothetical transition. It was just so...right.
"Hypothetical Transition" is a much nicer code name for a hypothetical transition than what we used.

Poor little Chlamydia Rose.
We still tell people that story.
you're calling the baby "hypothetical thing"? or laylaa?

Neither: we refer to it as "The Cobling".

do you know that transitioning from one child to two isn't a Big Transition...
No, it still is...but it just seems like it isn't to a sleep-deprived brain.
you have your Next Big Transition first and then we'll talk
and don't tell me to have mine
mine would probably be that hypothetical thing
Of course I won't tell you to have yours. Not something to be urged into, even jokingly. :)

The sleep-deprived thing is hearsay: I've heard that it really does look "easier" about 7-8 months in, when maybe the colic has resolved itself and a bit of a regular schedule and adjustment has taken place. But must be on guard: the adjustment is to having less sleep, and everyone knows that that impairs judgment.

Although, if you are going to have multiple transitions, you might as well pack them all in together, to get through the total maintenance time faster.
so it'd be like *one* transition, hmm?

what if your judgement is impaired anywayz
but she sounds so adorable and might want a littler "friend" to torture
such deprivation