It’s done!

This Wednesday I successfully defended my PhD thesis, so I’m now Dr. Cook!

It’s been a great day or two since then — big party Wednesday night, with lots of tasty things, then sleeping reaaallly late Thursday, then some excellent sushi that evening at a great place on Hollywood Boulevard (on the walk of stars).

Now it’s back to the office to catch up on some marking (grading) of homeworks, and my thousands of unread emails. But I’m looking forward to coming out of the isolation the last few months have required!

6 thoughts on “It’s done!

  1. hey DR COOK!


    what’s next?

    i’m doing well here in massachusetts. looking for housing in cambridge/somerville right now and will start a teaching job in boston in the fall. almost done with the spring term here in andover. have no idea what i’ll do all summer.



  2. Hey there, Many congratulations! That’s great news.

    As Michelle says (Hi Michelle), what’s next?

    Would be good to catch up when the piles of e-mails have been waded through.

    All the best,



  3. ‘Gratz Dr. Cook!

    I was just about to write a snarky ‘update in your own time’ email when I checked in and found this so I guess you’ve been fairly busy on other stuff 🙂

    Great to see it all worked out – what was your topic?


  4. Well, heartiest congratulations, Dr. Cook. Wishing you a long and prosperous future!

    Now, get your rear back to SA so the REAL celebrating can begin 🙂



  5. Congrats and really pleased for you… although to be honest I am just the slightlesst bit jealous that you are done and I’m still trudging 😀


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