Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Someday gets closer

Today was a relaxing day. I was happy with how my defense went yesterday, and even happier that it was over and finished. Here I am with the poster announcing my defense:
I don't officially get my degree until I finish the MD in 2013, but I like to think I have an unofficial doctorate. In any case, I had a fantastic time celebrating afterward with friends and family yesterday, and am particularly pleased to note that there are more celebrations already in the works. Carrying the celebrations into today, Ruti sent me beautiful flowers:

The box also contained chocolates, so she wins double (maybe even triple or quaduple) points.

Alicia and I also went to the opening gala of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, which was notable both for the films (which were great), and the people watching (which was amazing). I really enjoy events where the old hippies and the young hipsters mix and mingle.

There was also tasty food, including cupcakes, which made my day complete.

Tomorrow, I go and officially buy my car! (It is reserved for me and all the paperwork is done, but I have to actually buy it tomorrow…) Watch for the classic car ad photos of me in some kind of skimpy dress modeling on my car in the ice pellets we’re supposed to get tomorrow. Or not…


  1. I'm having a horribly low dissertation day and this was exactly what I needed to read today. Thanks for reminding me there is a light at the end of the tunnel and congratulations! You = Awesome!

  2. Glad I could help! You will make it - I struggled most in the weeks leading up to the most rapid progress.

    Also, apologies that help had to come with a bunch of low-resolution cell phone images... I should really make sure to take my camera out more!