Pew pew! (Or: Just call me “candidate”)
May 30, 2011
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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!