Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Morning Conversation

me: [working on my dissertation]

Sam: "Why is it taking you so long to finish that thing?"

me: "Because it's a dissertation. People spend *years* working on their dissertations."

Sam: "Well, I think that you should realize that you could *die* working on that thing."

me: ?!

Sam: "I'm serious. I'm just going to get older, and older, and older, and you're going to keep working on it, and eventually... you *will* die."

me: "Thanks for the encouragement."


nicole said...

Some of the best advice I ever got: the best dissertation is a done dissertation. :)

Louise Plummer said...

Better to die having it finished. Otherwise you have to spend all of eternity explaining why you didn't.