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Saturday, March 17, 2012

So Long Cyber World!

Ready to go, bright and early (7:30 a.m.) off to UBC to defend my thesis (Pablo looking on):
 I passed my thesis defense. Happy, relieved. The biggest surprise was that I passed with a #1 recommendation. That means all I have to do is correct a few typos. I was prepared for major revisions. I had the most sound sleep I've had in a month. Today I am correcting the typos so it can be published for the Thursday meeting I have at UBC.

I defended my thesis, changed my outfit and taught my noon Zumba class in the UBC ballroom. A crazy way to come down from the defense stress. I was so dead tired by evening that my celebrations included supper out at Joey's ( Haute cuisine is wasted on me. I eat what ever my stomach desires in the moment and last night it was Joey's fries and gravy. That was it). Peter and I then caught a stupid movie. I had a few laughs so it was all good. I will throw a big dance party in the future though--rent a hall and dance the night away.

Today, Peter has driven to Kamloops to collect our youngest daughters and their cousins from my parents'. I am correcting the typos so I might be free.

So many thank-yous needed. So very many. I thank every single real and cyber identity that helped me accomplish this huge (it sure felt huge at times when asked to totally rewrite entire chapters of my thesis for the 3rd time) goal. I think I shall post a few pics of the cyberidentities that created the magical world of Hippoworth Estates. It is these bigger than life characters that have absorbed my intellect for the past few years--next blog. Let me tell you, this world is so hilarious, I almost cracked up at some of the slides during my defense. The narrative is very witty, bordering on ridiculous.

Time was the most difficult thing to manage with this M.A. degree. Time was out of my control--when I accepted that, I relaxed a little. Yes, the delays cost me thousands of dollars in useless tuition payments. But there was absolutely nothing I could do about it.

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Blogger The Drinkwaters said...

Congratulations! Make sure to schedule that party to celebrate in style!

March 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Mix Hart said...

Thanks,
Yes, I must follow through with a party otherwise I will kick myself in years to come.

March 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

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