Monday, January 09, 2006

a new addition

Last night I dreamed that I was defending my diss (a delightful process, and one I await with even less enthusiasm than root canal) and Newt Gingrich had joined my committee. I do take heart that his questions were fair and reasonable ones.

Disclaimer: yes, I do know that NG has a PhD in American History. Trust me, we're in different sub-fields.

After not hearing from or seeing #4 in months, I have an e-mail from them now sitting in the "unread" section of my in-box. Must dose with chocolate first...

2 comments:

mcmc said...

TOO FUNNY! In preparation for prelims, I dreamt that Newt was one of my committee members. I didn't have to make arguments about american history. Instead, he asked me to prepare a pasta dish. Fortunately, the summer I studied for prelims was the same summer I learned to cook (though I was an expert "reheater" at the time.)

Great news on all the progress.

pax
MCMC

mcmc said...

TOO FUNNY! In preparation for prelims, I dreamt that Newt was one of my committee members. I didn't have to make arguments about american history. Instead, he asked me to prepare a pasta dish. Fortunately, the summer I studied for prelims was the same summer I learned to cook (though I was an expert "reheater" at the time.)

Great news on all the progress.

pax
MCMC