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Well, I’m a Doctor

I can officially claim myself as a member of the ivory tower elite. At least, that’s what they tell me.

Comments

  1. #1 James F
    May 14, 2008

    *secret handshake*

    Welcome!

  2. #2 Coturnix
    May 14, 2008

    Congratulations!

  3. #3 afarensis
    May 14, 2008

    Congrats!

  4. #4 Burt Humburg
    May 14, 2008

    Congratulations.

    With your new god-like powers, how do you plan to remain grounded?

    BCH

  5. #5 RBH
    May 14, 2008

    Erm, I’ve forgotten the secret handshake (it’s been a while), but congratulations anyway!

  6. #6 gdp3@charter.net
    May 14, 2008

    Congratulations! Now you can get the good tables at restaurants — reservation for Dr. ___

  7. #7 Larry Moran
    May 14, 2008

    Well done. Tell us about the experience.

  8. #8 Jonathan Badger
    May 14, 2008

    Congrats — now where? A postdoc somewhere?

  9. #9 Amit
    May 14, 2008

    Congratulations!

  10. #10 Jim Thomerson
    May 14, 2008

    When I finished my dissertation defense, my committe, individually, addressed me as Doctor, shook my hand, and took me out to lunch. I was touched and impressed.

    Back a year later, talking with one of my grad school colleagues, he made the comment, “Well, I see that getting the PhD didn’t turn you into a butterfly. I guess it turns the world into a butterfly.”

  11. #11 John Logsdon
    May 14, 2008

    Bravo. I’ll buy you a beer in Barcelona and compare notes on the handshake.

  12. #12 Jim Thomerson
    May 14, 2008

    Sorry, I neglected to offer congratulations. I hope you will, at an appropriate time, become like me, an Emeritus Professor. Life is good!

  13. #13 Jason Rosenhouse
    May 14, 2008

    Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment.

  14. #14 PhysioProf
    May 14, 2008

    Way to go, motherfucker! w00t!!!

  15. #15 John S. Wilkins
    May 14, 2008

    Whatever you do, don’t get a postdoc. It’s a bottomless pit of despair!

    Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, welcome to the club.

  16. #16 Chad Orzel
    May 14, 2008

    Congratulations!
    Welcome to the tower, make sure you don’t slip on the steps.

  17. #17 John Monfries
    May 14, 2008

    Yes, many congratulations.

    When he became Lord George Byron at the age of 11 or so, the budding poet told his mother that it was strange but he didn’t feel any different. It’s like that.

  18. #18 natefoo
    May 14, 2008

    Congrats! Now you get to rela..err, nevermind.

  19. #19 razib
    May 14, 2008

    you’re awesome! ;-)

  20. #20 Badger3k
    May 14, 2008

    I hear the Cabal is sending men over to initiate into the Higher Mysteries. And give the free toaster. They are out of coffee cups.

    Congrats on a job well done, or rather on a job that will need to be well done in your future. Ah, congrats to both.

  21. #21 Mark Perakh
    May 15, 2008

    Mazal Tov,Rich! Now you can have as much of Indian Pale Ale as you wish and slip 16 hours a day – ad mea esrim! Mark

  22. #22 Hsien Lei
    May 15, 2008

    Congratulations!!! I think I was in a bit of a depression afterwards myself from the anticlimax and worries about the future but surely you will escape that! ;)

  23. #23 Stochasticity
    May 15, 2008

    Congrats!

  24. #24 themadlolscientist
    May 16, 2008

    Congradjitations, Doc!