Sunday, November 27, 2005

Because i'm too lazy to write a music review today but need to update, i'm going to be obnoxious and recycle a joke (and because the copy/paste works now):

You just might be a graduate student if...

1. you can analyze the significance of appliances you cannot operate.
2. your office is better decorated than your apartment.
3. you have ever, as a folklore project, attempted to track the progress of your own joke across the Internet.
4. you are startled to meet people who neither need nor want to read.
5. you have ever brought a scholarly article to a restaurant.
6. you rate coffee shops by the availability of outlets for your laptop.
7. everything reminds you of something in your discipline.
8. you have ever spent more than $50 on photocopying while researching a single paper.
9. you regard ibuprofen as a vitamin.
10. you consider all papers to be works in progress.
11. you find the bibliographies of books more interesting than the actual text.
12. you have given up trying to keep your books organized and are now just trying to keep them all in the same general area.
13. you have accepted guilt as an inherent feature of relaxation.
14. you reflexively start analyzing those greek letters before you realize that it's a sorority sweatshirt, not an equation.
15. you find yourself explaining to children that you are in "20th grade".
16. you frequently wonder how long you can live on pasta without getting scurvy
17. you have more photocopy cards than credit cards
18. you wonder if APA style allows you to cite talking to yourself as "personal communication"
19. you can identify universities by their internet domains
20. you are constantly looking for a thesis in novels
21. you consider caffeine to be a major food group
22. you've ever brought books with you on vacation and actually studied
23. you've ever travelled across two state lines specifically to go to a library
24. you can read course books and cook at the same time
25. you've ever worn out a library card
26. you find taking notes in a park relaxing
27. you find yourself citing sources in conversation
28. you've ever sent a personal letter with footnotes

I miss IU!!


4 Comments:

Blogger baj said...

#4 is a killer. who ARE these people?!

5:49 PM  
Blogger musicalchef said...

Yeah, really! I'm shocked!!

11:33 AM  
Blogger chai said...

hah! that's the one i laughed the hardest at. not that i can relate

1:05 PM  
Blogger Chantale said...

Man I am not even in grad school and I have some of those EEEEEEEEk
I am DOOOOOOOMED

6:03 PM  

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