Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

It's nice to have the semester over with. It's a nice break from all the work that was heaped upon us at the end of the semester. We hope everyone has a wonderful vacation and happy holidays spent with friends and family.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pizza Bagels

I am thankful for Pizza Bagels. So thankful that I have given them proper noun status. I had Pizza Bagels for dinner tonight, and as I gloried in the awesomeness of the Pizza Bagels I began to think about the other things I am thankful for: diet coke, beer, video games, cable, werepigs, sports, running, and facebook. But what I am most thankful for are the other two members of the TR Mafia.

Grad school is hard, really, really, stupid hard. There are days when you can hardly stand under the pressure that has been heaped on your shoulders. And what gets you through is not the power of your dream, or your conviction, or your passion, or your brilliance... it's your friends. It's the people sitting next to you, laughing with you (okay, at you), learning with you, but mostly encouraging you.

In grad school you are exactly as strong as those around you. It's that simple. And I happen to to be among giants. I'm thankful for that, and for them, and for the time I'm getting to spend learning from them. I just wanted y'all to know that I am thankful. Also, to know that 2/3 of the minds behind this blog are the greatest minds in field.

Oh, and I want you to never underestimate the power of the Pizza Bagel --- it makes people grateful that they are in grad school... it's magic, freaking magic.