the finish line

The paper is done. It is 75 pages long, contains over 70 footnotes and more than three dozen musical examples (which took approximately 57,493 hours to scan, crop and convert to PNG files). I've read through it as many times as I could stand. I've cozied up with my copy of Turabian and checked the placement of every comma, semicolon and set of parentheses about a hundred times. I have been to Kinkos; in fact, the file was so big I couldn't order printing online, so I had to bring it in on a USB drive (good thing I brought some knitting along). I have nifty little flexible black binders to give to all the members of my committee. I have sweated, agonized, cursed, panicked, nearly cried over this paper.

And would you believe it--my mom just found a typo on the title page. Not just any typo, understand, but a misspelling of the word "collaborative." My supposed area of expertise, the degree I've worked so hard to earn for so long. I left out the damn "v."

Figures.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Yay Susan!!! Congrats!!!!!! - Julia
Pamela said…
Oh, Susan! I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations!! :-)
jen said…
woot for being done! and at the risk of getting smacked with a rotten tomato inside a mis-knit sock, is there any way you can just reprint the cover page, or are you past the point of no return & it was handed in already?
Suze said…
oh yeah, it was no problem re-printing the title page. it was just pretty funny that there was a mistake on the first page!
Yay!!!!!!!!!!! Great job, Suze! Way to go! Happy, happy, joy, joy!
Tooz said…
Congratulations! Now you can focus all that energy on the million and one tasks that were waiting for you. I'm glad you could fix the typo with no difficulty--like Jen, I was concerned about that.
Andre said…
Congratulations Suze! Well done!! And the story about the title page=Classic.

All my best with the defense!
Anonymous said…
Yay good job.
zeina
Steph said…
And having read most of it, I can vouch that it's a spankin' good dissertation.

Relax hard. You earned it. :)
Anonymous said…
A misspelled word found by your mother? What about misplaced modifiers, verb-noun agreement, and everything else! I know. Oh Lordy how I know because I live with her.

I am proud of you.

-Your father
Thorny said…
Whoo!! You did it!!

And so glad you were able to fix that title page - I was also worried about that. Whew!!

Congratulations on finishing!! I can't imagine the relief you must feel at this point, but seeing as booze is out for you, I totally suggest a knitting bender to celebrate. ;)
katie said…
congrats on this huge achievement, suze! what is the title?
Mrs. Aluhu said…
Oh, yeah. You gotta party now.

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