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AmberGretchen

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OK, I know I''ve been taking shameless advantage of the PS dust these last few months, but what can I say, it works, and you all are so sweet to be so free with your encouragement and good thoughts.

So, I''ve got a thesis committee meeting coming up on Friday. Or rather, I should say, THE thesis committee meeting.

I''m in a PhD program, and the way it works is, you graduate when your committee (made up of 3-5 professors) says you are ready. I''m going to try to convince them that, barring a few very minor things which I can do easily over the next 4-5 weeks, I am ready to start taking the steps for graduation (this involves writing up my dissertation and presenting my thesis research to the university community, as well as completing the publication process on the paper I am submitting for peer-reviewed publication as we speak).

I''ve done all that I said I would do to complete my thesis, and have answered the questions I posed in my original hypotheses. I''m going to try to convince them that this is sufficient, but thesis committees are notorious for being unpredictable, and they may think of additional things they want me to do.

So I could really really use some dust for this - that the meeting goes well, that they agree I''ve done enough, and that they will cooperate in getting me graduated in time to start my new (dream!) job in August.

Any good thoughts you could spare would be much appreciated - the anxiety is killing me, and I just want to so badly for this to go well and to be over!
 

Kaleigh

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****** DUST, DUST and more DUST******* Best of luck Amber!!!!
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Lorelei

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Date: 2/18/2009 1:34:46 PM
Author: Kaleigh
****** DUST, DUST and more DUST******* Best of luck Amber!!!!
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Dustin'' gladly!!!
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onedrop

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*****dust***** good luck!
 

Clairitek

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Major dusting for you fellow PhD student! I am totally envious of the position you are in! I''ll be thinking of you.
 

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****Sending lots of dust your way!**** I know what it is like to finally be at the end of your schooling and you just can''t wait to be finished and working, so I hope the meeting is a huge success and everything goes as you hope!
 

Diamond*Dana

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Sending you lots of dust...good luck!!
 

Bia

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lots of dust your way!
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AmberGretchen

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Date: 2/18/2009 1:47:55 PM
Author: Lorelei
Date: 2/18/2009 1:34:46 PM

Author: Kaleigh

****** DUST, DUST and more DUST******* Best of luck Amber!!!!
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Dustin'' gladly!!!

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Hehe - thank you Miss Lorelei - I am sure the pretty colored dust is extra effective
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AmberGretchen

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Date: 2/18/2009 2:11:40 PM
Author: Clairitek
Major dusting for you fellow PhD student! I am totally envious of the position you are in! I''ll be thinking of you.

Aww...Thanks Clairitek - I am sure you will be done before you know - it feels like its taking forever, but you will get there!
 

AmberGretchen

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Date: 2/18/2009 2:28:18 PM
Author: niccia
****Sending lots of dust your way!**** I know what it is like to finally be at the end of your schooling and you just can''t wait to be finished and working, so I hope the meeting is a huge success and everything goes as you hope!

Thanks niccia - that is exactly where I am right now, wanting to badly to be done (or at least to have a definite sense of where the end is, and having that be soon!). I really appreciate your understanding and support
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AmberGretchen

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Date: 2/18/2009 3:16:17 PM
Author: ChinaCat
Dust, dust and more dust to you!!!

Thanks ChinaCat - here''s hoping we''ll be able to meet up in person in Houston soon (well, July/August, but that''s soon, right?)
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Skippy123

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dust dust dust dust dust SUPER DUST
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best of luck AG!!!
 

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Dusting you like mad so you can graduate :) good luck
 

AmberGretchen

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Date: 2/19/2009 1:08:32 AM
Author: Deelight
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Dusting you like mad so you can graduate :) good luck

Deelight - I''m very impressed, that really does look like magic dust
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Thank you so much!
 

AmberGretchen

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Date: 2/19/2009 1:21:15 AM
Author: kittybean
Tons of dust to you!


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Thanks kittybean - I love that emotie
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I can''t believe the meeting is tomorrow - every time I think about it my stomach flip-flops
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Lorelei

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Pinky dust......

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