Thursday, August 27, 2009


As of 4:30 this afternoon, I can add ABD to my email signature (though I probably won't).

I don't think I passed my oral exams elegantly or with flying colors, but I did pass. I'm fairly certain that one of my examiners passed me just to be rid of me.
I celebrated by going to Mount Auburn for the first time all summer. This monument caught my eye, perhaps because she reminded me of Dumbledore and his Pensieve. Since I don't have a pensieve, I'll have to empty my mind with a long weekend of ice cream and video games.


The History Enthusiast said...

Woo hoo! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

That is way too cool!! Enjoy your well earned weekend of ice cream and video games!!

Robert J. said...

I seem to remember that at this point you can fill out some optional paperwork and get a genuine M.A. awarded -- that's a lot better after your name than ABD. And it makes you an honest to goodness Harvard alumna.

Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

Yes, I can get my M.A. now. If I wait until spring semester, I wonder if I'll get graduation tickets. Those are worth a tidy sum around here.