Wednesday, November 07, 2007

ABD!

That's right, folks! I'm ABD! They passed my dissertation proposal, so I suppose I am now all but dissertation!*

The consensus of the faculty was that might be piled a lot higher and a lot deeper on the way to that Ph.D., in that whichever chapter I write first could well become the whole dissertation. Hearing that was not unexpected; my advisor had warned me that the chapters were vast. I now feel like I have a Very Important Decision to make about where to start. Hmmm.

Some plain socks on the needles might help. All the socks I brought with me to work on have relatively easy patterns, but patterns nonetheless. This has resulted in my getting almost no knitting done, as it hasn't been as relaxing as it could be. I'm craving plain vanilla knitting here, folks (or spinning, but the wheel's at home). Besides, I need to start the plain socks before the conference next weekend!

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*I might have been ABD in the reckoning of my department after I finished my exams, because finishing the exams (and turning in the necessary paperwork) results in a little M.A. diploma in the mail. I guess that's not quite the same as ABD, but it's fun nonetheless.

11 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Congrats--ABD is a great place to be!

Susan said...

congratulations! Start wherever you feel the most comfortable, even if that's the middle, and get the first chapter done that way--it'll go faster and make give you confidence.

cathy said...

Congratulations :)

Zarzuela said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats!!!

Jessica

Lynne said...

Awesome! Congratulations :)

Sheepish Annie said...

Any and all landmarks along the way are achievements! Congratulations!!!!!!!

PHD Knitter said...

YAY for ABD! Congratulations!

Teri S. said...

Yay for you! Good luck in making the VID.

aija said...

Congratulations!!

Danielle said...

Good for you! Hooray for progress.

KosherAcademic said...

Mazel Tov...er...Congratulations!!!

You'll be at the AAR, right? Hopefully I'll see you there!