Exam, ho!

April 7th, 2006 by Potato

I finally have an exam date set. May 5th it is! The email was pretty funny:

Because [Examiner #3] was not available to participate as an examiner on Potato’s defense on Friday, May 5th, I contacted [New Examiner #3] yesterday to see if he was available to replace [Examiner #3]. He contacted me a few minutes ago to say yes – he is available.

So I want to proceed with a defense date for Friday, May 5th.
(This e-mail supercedes all previous conversations – by phone or e-mail – about prospective dates that I have had with all parties involved with the defense.)

The Public Lecture will be at 9 a.m. and the oral defense at 10 a.m. Room locations to be announced.

An afternoon defense is possible as well but I plan to go with the a.m. if there are no objections.

All of you ([Examiner #1, 2, and 3], and [Admin person] as Chair) have indicated that May 5th is doable. [Supervisor] and Potato are available too.

That sort of afterthought quality to the italicized part (emphasis mine, naturally) is what’s so funny. What’s funnier is that while I find it humourous, Wayfare and her mom are sitting there busting a gut at the wording choice…

It’s nice to have a date finally set. I would have preferred a Thursday, since I want to go away the weekend after and I know I’m not getting any sleep the night before. At least it’s in the morning so I can conceivably take a nap before hitting the road. The upside is that the extra day gives me more time to procrastinate on polish my public lecture!

2 Responses to “Exam, ho!”

  1. Ben Says:

    If you want to borrow my sword to wave around and intimidate your examiners with during your defense just let me know :o)

  2. Netbug Says:

    I’ve got one as well, you can dual-wield.