Tuesday, March 04, 2003


This list was up on the grad office wall in my lovely office at Penn State. I *eh-hem* fit all of these but the microfilm/fiche ones. Hey, I may be a geek, but I also know a) that everything you need is online, and b)microfilm.fiche reading results in eyestrain-related migraines.

You just might be a grad student if...
by David McKay at the University of Iowa
...you can analyze the significance of appliances you cannot operate.
...your carrel is better decorated than your apartment.
...you have ever, as a folklore project, attempted to track the progress of your own joke across the Internet.
...you are startled to meet people who neither need nor want to read.
...you have ever brought a scholarly article to a bar.
...you rate coffee shops by the availability of outlets for your laptop.
...everything reminds you of something in your discipline.
...you have ever discussed academic matters at a sporting event.
...you have ever spent more than $50 on photocopying while researching a single paper.
...there is a microfilm reader in the library that you consider "yours."
...you actually have a preference between microfilm and microfiche.
...you can tell the time of day by looking at the traffic flow at the library.
...you look forward to summers because you're more productive without the distraction of classes.
...you regard ibuprofen as a vitamin.
...you consider all papers to be works in progress.
...professors don't really care when you turn in work anymore.
...you find the bibliographies of books more interesting than the actual text.
...you have given up trying to keep your books organized and are now just trying to keep them all in the same general area.
...you have accepted guilt as an inherent feature of relaxation.

More lists here.

From Clancy

- posted by laurie @ 3/04/2003 11:10:00 PM
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