Monday, September 29, 2008

Microbiologist XX, Ph.D.

I am happy to report that I was granted the suffix of Ph.D. Thanks to everyone for all the well-wishes and support. Now all I have to do is make the corrections to my dissertation and turn it into the graduate school and I am finished. I will stay in graduate lab until the end of the year and then start in post-doc lab in January.

My little celebration on Friday night was fun and eventful.

Unfortunately, the bar I told everyone to meet me at was still lacking power, but they were open, so we stayed. There was generator power, but we all sat on the deck and drank by lantern. Thankfully the weather was nice, otherwise this would not have been an option.

One of my best friends, who was a previous member of graduate school lab, dropped my engagement ring onto the deck, and it fell through the spaces into the dirt below. After about 15 to 20 minutes of peering through the cracks in the deck with flashlights, Lancelot (the ring purchaser) found the ring. The wood lattice covering the crawl space under the deck was pulled off and fortunately my friend with a small ass was able to fit under the deck and rescue my one piece of nice jewelry.

It was night I won't soon forget. Well...at least the parts I can remember ;).

12 comments:

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Yay, I get to be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS!

chall said...

I"ll be the second then... :)

Congratulations Dr Microbiologist XX :D

It is a nice feeling isn't it?!!? A good luck with finishing the dissortation!!! Almost done now! Almost!

Thomas Joseph said...

Congratulations Doctor.

Welcome to the ranks.

ScientistMother said...

Yippee! And now you can change your bio from finishing a PhD to have I am a PhD or I have finished a PhD. Congratulations!

Dr. J said...
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Dr. J said...

Congratulations!!! It's a great moment isn't it? Just wait until someone you don't know addresses you as Dr for the first time, it fantastic! :)

drdrA said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so sorry I missed this post on the big day!

microbiologist xx said...

Thank you X 6!!!

dr. j.-so far, I have only been called Dr. by family and coworkers, but it's still pretty cool.

TitleTroubles said...

Congrats!

(My mom still addresses all my mail to Dr. TitleTroubles. She said it makes her happy.)

Rhea Miller said...

YAY!! congrats XX!!

--elf-- said...

Yay--congrats!!!!!!! Sorry it's so belated---I'm about a month behind on my reader (stupid international moves....)

Amazing story about the ring too!!

microbiologist xx said...

Thanks !!! It's never too late for congratulations.