Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Introducing Dr. Augusta

I did it! It's over and done. I'm a doctor now. The defense went very well. It was actually shorter than I anticipated: we wrapped up by noon and the entire committee took me to lunch. I was very nervous at the start of my presentation, but by the time we got to the questions, I was enjoying myself. I even cracked a few jokes, to help me relax and it worked: the audience started to laugh and it lightened the mood. There were no questions I felt I couldn't answer, and even when I didn't know the answer immediately, there was always something I could say.

I can't even begin to describe the relief I am currently experiencing. I'll try with capital letters:HUGE RELIEF. Not quite, but it will have to do.

Do you know what time our anxious owl woke up this morning? 3am, and that was that.

So I am off for a nap.

Your encouragements are wonderful! I am so lucky to have your support.

P.S. Did I even notice the very pregnant internal/external examiner? Not really. I took it as a good omen. 

21 comments:

  1. Doctor Augusta in da house!!! Well done. Well, well done. This is lovely news.

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  2. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Dr. Anxious Owl! That's just how a defense should go, and the fact that I knew it would go that way doesn't diminish my delight! I'm so proud of you for this immense achievement! Nap away, and then bask in the glory. You DID IT!

    What a day! Just so happy!

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  3. Congradulations!!!! Wonderful news, well done! I remember when my mom defended her disertation (she was very nervous) I hope this is just the beginning of the good news ;)

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  4. So amazingly awesome Dr. Augusta!! Congratulations!!!! I am SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! You must feel so incredibly happy!

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  6. Woo-hoo!!! Congratulations anxious owl, so incredibly happy for you, although I can't say I'm surprised in the slightest! Enjoy this incredible accomplishment my friend, you deserve this joy!

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  7. WOw Girl! This is the most fantastic thing I've heard all day! You worked so hard to achieve this amazing goal. I am so impressed!

    Do you have any celebrations planned? We had a really nice dinner after my mom presented her masters thesis a few years ago. I for one would love any excuse to celebrate Mrs .ohh,wait,I mean, DOCTOR Augusta!

    You really RAWK!

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  8. WOOOOOO HOOOOO! You GO DR. Augusta!! What an amazing accomplishment! Enjoy every minute of it....then sleep :D

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  9. Congratulations. That is awesome, so proud of you!!!

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  10. Congrats!!! That is indeed wonderful news and I hope it will be followed by even better news soon!

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  11. Congratulations! It's a huge achievement!

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  12. You're so awesome!!! Congratulations, Dr. You!!!!! I want you to know that I fully intended on wearing my owl undies in your today, but then realized that the ol' panty lines were visible through my pants. Grr. I have a photo of them, though (not on my bottom); I'll send it to you. You're such a superstar!!! Lovelovelove.

    (And pssst, the captcha word I just got was "dignes". Les examinateurs (surtout l'enceinte!) n'étaient pas dignes de ta perfection...)

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  13. Congratulations Dr. Gusta!

    What a fabulous accomplishment. I am really proud to see you sitting back and enjoying the results of your hard work and commitment. Well done!

    I am so glad you have fellow brainiacs like the Bunny the truly understand and speak your language on this achievement. I am beyond impressed by something I very likely dont even comprehend JUST how difficult it was.

    On and up, Doctor. On and UP!

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  14. YAY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv4KQbDaCfM

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  15. Awesome, awesome news! What a HUGE accomplishment! It seems like these defenses are often more enjoyable than expected--I'm glad yours was, too, and that the pregnant examiner didn't affect you too much.

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  16. Great job wise doctor owl. So happy for you. Hope you celebrated this amazing accomplishment.

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  17. Augusta - thinking of you tomorrow and hoping that your beta is positive and STRONG!

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  18. Waaaaaay impressive! Many congratulations!

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  19. Congratulations!!!! I hope you are out celebrating this weekend!!!!

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