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Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday's Funnies

I dedicate this post to all those teachers who have dedicated themselves to continuing their education at the graduate level and also to the spouses and family members who tolerate them during this time!

You just might be a graduate student if...

you are startled to meet people who neither need nor want to read.
you rate coffee shops by the availability of outlets for your laptop.
everything reminds you of something in your discipline.
you have ever discussed academic matters at a sporting event.
you have ever spent more than $50 on photocopying while researching a single paper.
there is a microfilm reader in the library that you consider "yours."
you actually have a preference between microfilm and microfiche.
you can tell the time of day by looking at the traffic flow at the library.
you look forward to summers because you're more productive without the distraction of classes. you regard ibuprofen as a vitamin.
you consider all papers to be works in progress.
professors don't really care when you turn in work anymore.
you find the bibliographies of books more interesting than the actual text.
you have given up trying to keep your books organized and are now just trying to keep them all in the same general area.
you have accepted guilt as an inherent feature of relaxation.
you reflexively start analyzing those greek letters before you realize that it's a sorority sweatshirt, not an equation.
you find yourself explaining to children that you are in "20th grade".
you start refering to stories like "Snow White et al."
you frequently wonder how long you can live on pasta without getting scurvy
you look forward to taking some time off to do laundry
you have more photocopy cards than credit cards
you wonder if APA style allows you to cite talking to yourself as "personal communication"

Have a safe and happy 4th!

3 comments:

Kris Stump said...

Thanks, Dr. Stock! I needed that this morning as I have an action research paper due next Saturday, 10 more domain cover sheets to write for July 15, which includes getting artifacts around to prove I did these things, and a perpetual on-line class that seems like it goes on forever! At least for 5 more weeks. If I wasn't so brain dead, I would add to your list! Those were pretty good. I could tell, though, that whoever wrote it is in a different era. I've never touched a microfilm or fische machine! (okay, maybe once in high school) Go wireless internet! Yeah!

Kris Stump said...

p.s. I HATE APA!!!!!
There. I feel better now.

Dr. Mark J. Stock said...

Kris,

I will add mental health therapy and stress relief to my list of benefits from the blog site.

Sounds like there will be fireworks inside and outside your house on the Fourth of July!!

Good luck!