Wow. You are the first of my friends to accomplish this madness.
Congradulations! That’s so cool!
Congrats! Have you moved to Texas yet?
Yep, I moved around a month ago. I flew back to Eugene for the defense.
OMG CONGRATULATIONS! YOU MADE IT OUT!
What do you do now?
I start my own business, doing a mixture of consulting work and writing online poker strategy software. I bought a house early in my grad school career, sold it last month, and now have around 2 years of funding for my endeavor.
Wow. and damn. That’s very awesome. What’s this I hear about Texas?
All things being equal, Texas wouldn’t be my first choice, but my fiancee has a good job there (Director of the Hamon Arts Library at SMU). It’s good work experience for her, and an inexpensive place to live while I get my business off the ground. Someday we’ll blow that popsicle stand.
*beams with pride and happiness*
YAY! RAR! *big hug commplete with butt wiggle*
*ponders for a moment*
*clears throat and says in best Groucho Marx accent*
Doctor, Doctor will this ointment clear up my spots?