Thursday, May 15, 2008

Celebrating The Defense

Defense is a big word in our house right now. Yeah, the Pistons are in the playoffs, so there's that defense, which seems to be working pretty well.

But more importantly... Luke is defending the dissertation as I type! In honor of the end of his educational career, a multiple choice quiz.

How does one prepare for defending a disseration?
A. Work a couple of 90-hour weeks
B. Teach a different class the day before to distract you
C. Get very nervous when people call you "doctor" beforehand
D. Be prepared with a good latte
E. All of the above

How does one celebrate defending the dissertation?
A. Go out to lunch with wife, advisor, and friends after school-sponsored reception
B. Go to a taping of "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me - The NPR News Quiz"
C. Attend another school's graduation
D. Have your wife throw you a party when you get home
E. All of the above

If you said "E. All of the Above," then you win! I'll take that as a good omen for Luke, thanks.

**Update: Defense is done, and all agreed it was a rousing success! He's now Dr. Luke!**


Mark J. said...

So when does he "hear?"

So exciting!

The Lovely Wife said...


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Baruch Grazer said...

For the second question, you forgot, "Then spend four hours that evening watching a Mythbusters marathon in your hotel room." Or, was that just me? Congratulations to your family!