A few disconnected, but all fun, thoughts for today:
Today, March 11, would be the 61st birthday of Douglas Adams, author of A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Today, the Google Doodle honors the author, who died in 2001, with a cool interactive graphic that features some of the iconic images from Adam’s cult-classic novel.
I honestly have always had a special place in my heart for this book since I read it in the sixth grade. (But for some reason I always have this recurring mental block remembering Mr. Adam's name and think that Ray Bradbury wrote it... total brain fail!!) So, to make up for my brain spazzes through the years, here's a cheers to Mr. Adams -- thanks, in memoriam, for a great novel, and the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" (aka, the number 42.) Check out the doodle at Google.com, today only!
This year, Spring Break ends on an especially fun day: St. Patrick's Day! Here in NYC, St. Patty's day equals fun festivities for all -- not just the Irish or Irish Americans! This year, the big NYC parade will take place on Saturday, March 16th, so you even will have an extra day to take part in, and recover from, the festivities!!
What are you doing for Spring Break? And what are your St. Patty's Day plans, here in the city and across the graduate student nation? If you have a second, let us know here at the Grad.Life blog! For this blogger, it's... you guessed it: more dissertation time!! Here's the March edition of my aunt's poem, The Dissertation Blues!
The Dissertation Blues
by Joy Zitelli
I'll rub up against the Blarney stone
to pay off this student loan
consult with St. Patty for some luck
My PHD will earn some bucks
For nowI'll drink green beer
since dinnertime is drawing near
I'm craving cabbage and corned beef
to squelch my hungry tummy's grief...
Instead, I've got this vocabulary stew
to digest with
Enjoy everyone! Until next time, Liza