Thursday, March 06, 2008

Friday last

So it's a week overdue, but I felt I should announce: Friday was the best day ever. Well, maybe not the best ever, but definite top 5 material.

Friday started on Thursday night with me reciting all possible questions and all possible answers for the morning's defense. The result was a very blurry 6:45 wake up call for the actual defense.

Which went well. Not the wake up call. The defense. I'd even say very well. I passed. I passed! (Class, why would an author use repetition?)

I passed!

And then, after an hour with L and Baby, I returned to campus for the Billy Collins reading. I was sitting in the JSB auditorium (which was filled by noon) and Jon Ogden stopped by to tell me that James Dewey was on campus. James Dewey! I confess, I was more excited about that than Billy Collins.

Billy read. I laughed. Because that's what you're supposed to do when Billy reads. And then I finally found out "what happened to James Dewey." In the past two years he's become a mythical figure.

And then, Lance asked if I would like to take an open seat at the lunch with Billy Collins. Very cool. Very good food.

L and I ended the day with Enchantment, which L hadn't seen yet. It's still cute. Funny, etc. Plus, I like popcorn and diet coke for dinner.

Thank you to everyone who was cheering for me. It helped. A lot.

15 comments:

heath said...

Couldn't be happier for you. What a relief. Hope you've had multiple celebrations--you deserve it.

FoxyJ said...

Hooray! If I were there I would celebrate with you, but I hope you're having fun on your own! Finishing my thesis was so good for my mental health.

erin said...

Like I said before, I'm so glad I don't have to do a thesis. I think I'd die.

You are amazing. Great job. :)

Th. said...

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Congratulations.

Alexis said...

Congratulations!!! (and I'm jealous)

Mr. Fob said...

Yay!

(And what's my wife doing on your blog? She's supposed to be in Davis.)

amanda said...

Congratulations on passing the defense! That's fantastic! You should come play with us tomorrow night (re: your Facebook invitation to "Choose Your Own Adventure: Saturday Extravaganza"). Hope to see you soon.

Joseph said...

Congratulations.

ambrosia ananas said...

Congratulations!

Anna B said...

huzzah!! i didn't know you got to go to lunch!!! what a phenomenal day--you are a rockstar and the bomb.com

Special K said...

Yay YAY YAAAYYY! We need to talk as soon as I'm back from D.C. Yes. We do.

ke said...

Also: what happened to James Dewey?

Ginsberg said...

Way to go on passing the defense.

Wait, you had lunch with Billy Collins? Man, how does BYU get all these poets to come read? James Galway, Derek Walcott, the great Li-Young Lee (yes, I like him better than the Nobel-winner Walcott) and now Billy Collins. Man, Kansas sucks.

Hey, let me know if, oh, I don't know, say T.S. Eliot or Sylvia Plath or maybe Emily Dickinson or John Donne or Homer show up there at the Lord's University. Maybe I'll stop in.

editorgirl said...

I'm personally just waiting for William Bishop. Ever met the guy?

Steel Wagstaff said...

So, you probably never expected me to show up here (I actually found the link last week when cleaning up bookmarks I had added to my computer when in Provo), but all the same, I wanted to chime in and say, congratulations! That's a really big deal, and I don't use exclamations marks lightly. What are your grad school options?

 

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