Thursday, June 4, 2009

This is it. Don't get scared now.

I will take my first Ph.D. class. Tonight.


I have my "luggage" all ready -- a blanket, a pillow, my contact supplies, PJs, makeup remover, and, the most needed of all, my laptop.

Is it sad that I actually have to pack to go to class?

Super Duper University is located around 3 1/2 (no traffic) to 4 1/2 (loads of traffic) hours away. In another state even. Superman is driving me back and forth, thank God. But my class is from 6-10 p.m. Thursday nights, so we'll be leaving around 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. and getting back around 2 a.m. Friday.


Oh, and did I mention I have to be at work at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning?

Triple shot latte coming right up!

But I am so excited about this. Ridiculously excited. I haven't even seen the syllabus, and I e-mailed my professor yesterday with an idea for a paper proposal that I want to present at a conference in Texas next year. I even looked up articles to research.

Thank God I'm a nerd, because I think you have to be in this game. And in World of Warcraft (but I don't play that, promise -- though some people who read this blog do...LOL).

And just for funsies, my class that I teach starts today, too. It's an online class -- the first online class I've taught. Which means that TECHNICALLY -- not that I'm going to do it, but TECHNICALLY -- I can teach class AND go to class at the same time. Wrap your mind around that one for a second.


I am suddenly soooo glad that I'm anonymous on here, because I'd really hate for my professors to see that. ;)


StephieAnne said...

Girl, you've got a full plate! But, a PhD class - I'm so impressed!

thedomesticfringe said...

Wow! Congrats on starting your new classes. That's quite the drive to school. You definitely must be a motivated learner. Good for you!!!


misti said...

So excited for you!!! Knock 'em dead! I'll burn you a good CD for your drive next time! Hehe

septembermom said...

How exciting! You'll do great:)

Sara@i.Sass said...

PH.D? Are we going to have to start calling you DR. Lois?
Oh, girl you make me laugh. Teaching a class and going to a class...only someone with alot of skill and alot more brains then me can pull that off.
I'm glad I have smart friends!

Ginger said...

Yes, congrats and best of luck!

Growin' with it! said...

ah HA...i caught wind with the word texas in is going to be close enough that i can bring you another triple shot latte and meet you 2?

Kelly said...

you are one smart girl! kudos to you for starting your PhD! WOW! i can tell, just by readin this, that you are extremely excited!

"Rachel" said...

You should totally change your name to Dr. Lois. Then again, would that be pretentious??? :)

I'm not buying the WOW, especially after your PWNED post on FB yesterday! :P

Brooke said...

good luck! glad you don't have to go that far alone.

Mari said...

You are a better person than I! I couldn't do that schedule. Yeah for superman for driving!

David said...

That's awesome! Congratulations and best wishes!