Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Happy Half Blogoversary!!!

Happy half-birthday, happy half-birthday, happy half-birthday, half-birthday to you, Absurdist Paradise!

Yes, it was six months ago today that Absurdist Paradise with its rants, nerves, screams, and whatthefucks was born.

I'd like to take this moment to thank all my blogfriends/readers (lurkers too, but who are you?) who have commented lately, making me feel like I have my own cheering section as I huff and puff my way through the marathon called dissertating. Thank you to Hilaire, Medieval Woman, Nik, Sisyphus, Adjunct Whore (that's Dr. Adjunct Whore), Dr. Medusa, Tiruncula, K8, Diss Daisy, Abby, and Meagan. (I really hope I haven't forgotten anyone.) I know I've probably been pretty boring, writing about all things dissertating. (Of course, this blog started out with my reflections on all things job search-related, griping about things like Wiki-Watching. Suffice it to say, I'm quite obsessive.) Y'all have been really fabulously supportive, making me feel not so alone in this process. I really really appreciate it. When I've been working all day, it's lovely to go online and see that my blogfriends, who only know me through my whining and kvetching, are cheering. Thank you so much.

Because I'd hate to disappoint y'all and not update you on Diss News 2007: I started revising the chapters according to Peppy Advisor's comments (mostly line edits, thank god, goddess, and angels) and pumped out the Intro and Chapters 1 and 2, Draft 3. An hour or so ago, I sent them to my readers. PA still has the evil Chapter 4, Draft 2. So the only thing for me to do is (watch TV???) go and work on Chapter 3, Draft 3. But last night it occurred to me that as the workload lessens, there are a number of things it would be good to get done before I go off to Adventure U. So a new to-do list is in the works. Oy!

8 comments:

post-doc said...

Happy half blogoversary! I do tend to read quietly - my job is taking up far too much time and does not allow for the leisurely blog reading I so richly deserve. But I'm thrilled that your dissertation appears to be coming along - congratulations!

Sisyphus said...

Happy half!

Congratu-

Abby said...

Happy Half Birthday! (I almost wrote Happy Bir, but sisyphus beat me to it with "Congratu")

k8 said...

Happy half birthday! Writing about the diss is great. ok - this makes me sound terrible, but I'm all about schadenfreude. Hearing/reading other people dealing with diss issues makes me feel better. Maybe it isn't schadenfreude, though. It could be a misery loves company sort of thing.

medieval woman said...

Happy Demi-blogoversary! You haven't been at all boring writing about your diss! I'm amazed that you can still keep such a witty, fun outlook on it!

adjunct whore said...

i second med-woman's post--how on earth you retain such wit while being massively productive is beyond impressive.

keep writing, i'll keep reading.

Earnest English said...

Y'all are just lovely. Totally lovely. I'll keep writing! It almost keeps me sane. (Barely. Okay, not at all. But it keeps me a much more fun kind of insane.)

Dr. Medusa said...

Happy belated blogiversary!