Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crazy Day

Today is one of those days that I'll remember for the rest of my life. It will definitely be hard not to remember it!

I woke up early to take my second thesis format review to the Graduate Studies office, so I could beat anyone that may happen to turn theirs in today. When I called them the last time, they made it a point to tell me three times that they are reviewed in the order that they're received, so I wanted to jump the gun a bit. So, I turn in second format review(sfr) at 8:00AM sharp, and go to work.

Today is also the day that I normally meet with the professors. Last night when I printed up sfr, I also printed my six signature pages on the 100% cotton 20 lb. white paper in the event that I could persuade them to sign. I also had some books of theirs to return, so I wasn't making a wasted trip in the event that they wouldn't sign. Needless to say, they wouldn't/couldn't sign until I get final approval for the "good paper". So, I returned their books and went on my way.

Depending on what kind of day I'm having, I'll either stay up on campus to finish my work day, or I'll go home and finish there. Today was one of those days where I was up in the air, but I had things to do that were on the way home from San Bernardino, so I figured I'd stay up here to finish work, and get to the other things after work. I am SO GLAD that I stayed up here. As I was working, I decided to check my campus mail, and I get an email from the Graduate Studies office saying that I have successfully completed all of the corrections from my first review, and that I'm ready for the "good paper"!!!

Without wasting any time, I sent an email to my thesis committee with the attachment from the grad studies office, and start heading over to the CS department. It turns out that my entire committee was within arms reach(very rare), and I got all three of their signatures on all six copies.

The moral of the story is to BE PREPARED! You never know what life may throw at you, and sometimes it really DOES turn out better than you expected!

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