grown-up floats.

I turned in my first exam yesterday morning: 44 pages in 7 days. I’ve never written so much, so quickly, in the whole of my academic life. (And honestly, I’m hoping I’ll never need to top that.) Thank you for all of your encouragement this week; it means so much. I’m not done, but I’m more than a third of the way there.

Brokeknits recommended The Improvised Life a few months back, which means she is to thank for last night’s celebration. A small group of my favorite grad school women came over last night for a laid-back evening of conversation and caramel porter and chocolate stout floats. Boh was loving it: a whole house full of women to pay attention to him! After they left, I made one more float with the leftovers from the bottle of chocolate stout and the bottom of the ice cream carton and put a dent in my grading. Time to pour the coffee and grade the rest before class!


8 thoughts on “grown-up floats.

  1. What a cool float!! I bet it was really rich and delicious. Okay. Hunker down and it will be over before you know it.

  2. Yum! 44 pages in 7 days is a stout-worthy accomplishment. Big congrats on finishing the first part — that is huge!!

  3. I’m still smiling thinking of how happy you looked last night. It was so good to see you in such good spirits!!! Onwards and upwards!

  4. I’m stunned by how much you had to do in a week. (I do physics and math so we may have giant problem sets but we never had giant papers.) Congratulations on getting it finished!

  5. Congratulations on turning in your work. Will have to try the float, looks quite tasty!

    If you get the chance you should try St. Peter’s Cream Stout. Very strong, dark but really smooth.

    Have a happy day!

  6. Congratulations on finishing writing your exam! Is an oral defense next in line?

  7. Hooray for being done!! And kudos for celebrating in style. BTW, I LOVE that Southern Tier Choklat Stout. Good stuff! In fact, Jahvah and Mokha are fantastic, too.

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