Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Singing!

I turned it in. I turned in my thesis!!!! Three years of fretting and staying up and not sleeping are nearly gone. I will revise for six months and then be done with graduate school. Only revision is my secret pleasure. I love doing it. Getting the words on the page to begin with is the agony for me as a writer. But that's all done with.

Last night, I celebrated with my classmates at the nerdiest party ever. One of the other third years decorated her whole house like Hogwarts and we had a sorting hat party, since the first years in our program were sorted into committees yesterday. There were deviled dragon eggs and cauldron cake and I made butter beer thanks to a recipe from Carl. I was so light hearted I practically floated around the party. If only it weren't too hot to wear my Gryffindor scarf.

This morning, despite my homework for other classes, I've just been skipping around the house singing the Irish national anthem (because it's a fun one) and making turkey soup. Nothing could go wrong now. I have submitted my thesis!

The one cloud in my sky is that my rugby team travels to playoffs this weekend and I cannot join them. I am speaking at a conference and just can't get myself to Milwaukee. I am trying to just sing a little louder and not think about it because I know they will be victorious. We have worked too hard to fall now!

7 comments:

em said...

Katy, congratulations!

Valtastic said...

Congratulations!

PS that sounds like an awesome party... how do you make butterbeer? Is it good?

Jane said...

How joyous!

Katy said...

butterbeer is cream soda and butterscotch schnapps. it's delicious! although i can't recall whether carl used birch beer or not. either would be delicious. many people were disappointed that i had not, in fact, used beer but made a mixed drink. i feel certain these people are not true harry potter fans.

em said...

They might have been disappointed, but only b/c they don't understand what lipids (i.e. butter) will do to actual beer.

Also, your party wins on elaborate dorkiness. But I will have to submit Dee's sit-around-and-read-book-7-in-the-backyard-with-three-friends-for-five-hours -without-saying-a-word in the pure dorkiness category.

em said...

They might have been disappointed, but only b/c they don't understand what lipids (i.e. butter) will do to actual beer.

Also, your party wins on elaborate dorkiness. But I will have to submit Dee's sit-around-and-read-book-7-in-the-backyard-
with-three-friends-for-five-hours -without-
saying-a-word in the pure dorkiness
category.

Valtastic said...

That sounds good... I love Birchbeer soda... I would never thinking of mixing butterscotch schnapps with anything.. true harry potter fans would also know butterbeer would be non-alcoholic but we can always enhance the harry potter image.. hermione needs a drink...