The Bug Geek

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Pew pew! (Or: Just call me “candidate”)

So here’s what I did to my comprehensive exam this morning:

TGIQ in Kugluktuk, shootin' stuff. (Photo by A. Pedersen)


Yeah, that’s right, I blew it outta the water.

Ok, maybe not quite.  The reality is, it was humbling and stressful and challenging and I’ve never been so nervous about anything in my entire life ever, but I heard the magic words at the end of it all (“You passed!”) so it’s all good. 

Even better, for the first time in many months, my brain is QUIET.  Like, all I have is a nice, dull ,background maintenance hum. It’s pretty darn pleasant actually.

I now have about a week left before I head back up north for my field season. This year I’m spending two weeks in Yellowknife before heading back to Kug for another two weeks.  In the meantime, I’m going to bask in the company of my favourite person (who is also, coincidentally, the most supportive and patient person ever…I’m quite certain that stressed-out grad students are the most obnoxious type of person to which one can be married) and enjoy what seems to be the end (dare I say it?) of the never-ending rainfall we’ve been experiencing for the past month or so. 

If anything super-interesting happens between now and this weekend, I’ll be sure to let you know, otherwise this geek will next be reporting live from the Great White North!

12 responses to “Pew pew! (Or: Just call me “candidate”)

  1. Morgan Jackson May 30, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Congrats Geek! Enjoy the time off and have a safe trip up North. I can’t wait to hear stories and see some sweet insects again!

  2. A. Jaszlics May 30, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Congratulations! Enjoy that well-earned rest while you can. 🙂

  3. biobabbler May 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Incredi-AWESOME. =) Giant congrats. =) Have a fabulous time with your honey bun. I, too, married an amazingly patient person–SOOOO lucky and happy. =) Nice work!

  4. Ted C. MacRae May 31, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Big stuff geek – my heartiest congratulations!

  5. Heath Blackmon June 3, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Congratulations, good luck collecting this summer!

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