10 sure shot signs you’re a PhD student

2 06 2008
  1. You blog about life in academia.
  2. You download music as if your life depended on it.
  3. You waste more time than Britney Spears.
  4. You drink fancy wines when your first paper is published.
  5. You develop homicidal tendencies when people ask about your thesis.
  6. You acquire the most nominal of all registers: academic language.
  7. You forget the names of your children.
  8. You learn to tolerate people with real jobs.
  9. You live and die by self-imposed deadlines.
  10. You believe your thesis will land you a job make a difference.

In an attempt to regain my sanity, I’m off to Vittel (France) for some much-needed downtime with my kids and missus. Talk to you later. While I’m away, this blog will publish some pre-scheduled posts about nuclear physics. Enjoy.

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