Wednesday, May 3

this time, it's official

I defend my thesis at 11 a.m. Central time today. I can't believe my three years in an (coughivory towercough) MFA program are really finishing up--not to mention that this really could be the last spring I spend in a university. It's a strange thought.

In recognition of this most solemn moment, I give you one of the most shocking discoveries of recent times: a fragment of tapestry that better allows scholars to understand true Medieval culture. Click to enlarge/examine closely.

(Originally found here.)

Wish me luck!


Anonymous Jane said...

Hope all goes well. Just think of the new opportunities you now have - not what's ending.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous samantha said...

all the best - what a wonderful position to put this behind you and say "I did that". and more time for crafting afterwards I would say!!

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

Just wanted to wish you the best of luck Eireann! This is just the beginning. Let us know how it went!

9:01 AM  
Anonymous blair said...

Good luck Erieann, we are all with you in spirit today. Such a pivotal moment.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Oh, Good Luck! What a relief it must be to be done [almost]!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous lisa said...

you will do beautifully i know! let us know how it went.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous lori z said...

I'll be thinking of you. I'm sure you'll do a fabulous job.

10:52 AM  
Blogger The Worsted Witch said...

Good luck!

11:56 AM  
Anonymous amanda button said...

I wish you the BEST of luck, and i know you will do great! :)
Now go forth and have a milkshake! LOL!

12:12 PM  
Anonymous vegasandvenice said...

So funny! I wish you all the very best luck and then some! Good Luck!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Katharine said...

Good luck! And thanks a lot for your comment on my blog. I'm almost at the end of a four-year degree, it's scary but exciting!

2:08 PM  
Blogger lisa s said...

you don't need luck... you just need congratulations!

LOVE that tapestry!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous quenna said...

Best wishes!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

teee heeee... i'm sure you did beautifully-- congratulations on a great accomplishment. make sure all of your friends start calling you Master Eireann.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Hari said...

Best wishes and congratulations on how far you've come!

And that milkshake reference? I was almost in tears laughing when I clicked on the side bar the other day. Hi-larious.

(this is meranie by the way)

5:21 PM  
Anonymous kelly said...

best of luck on your defense! takes me back to mine - i was nervous as can be... hopefully you'll have more calm on your side!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Oh, sending best wishes your way. You're going to do great! And think of all the time you'll have to do other things now that you're almost done. Cheers!

9:06 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

hope all has gone well, thinking of you x

3:21 AM  
Blogger Jade said...

Luck! - and that was funny!

9:17 AM  
Blogger eireann said...


THANK YOU! so much! for your words. I didn't expect this outpouring. Results later today.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Mery said...

By the time you read this you'll be done, so CONGRATULATIONS!!! Horray FOR ERIANN!!!

4:45 PM  
Blogger MARYBETH said...

I look forward to hearing the good news!
MB in JT

11:01 PM  
Blogger Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

Oh my god ! J'espère que tout s'est très bien passé ! Je pense très fort à toi et t'envoie de gros bisous !! PS Merci pour ton petit mot :)

3:31 AM  
Blogger sue said...

the trip you've been looking forward to will feel so rewarding after this day!

good luck!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Strikkelise said...

You're probably still out celebratin. Congratulations! Hope it was a blast!

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a few days hence. I hope that all went well. I'm sure that it did, so enjoy these days, and the feeling of accomplishment.
I love your blog. Very interesting.
Mairin in Toronto

9:44 AM  

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