*Approval from Committee Member #2**: Check
*Approval from Advisor***: Check
*Herbarium hours complete: Check (in two hours)
I AM CLEARED FOR LIFT-OFF.
Tonight, I pack. Tomorrow, I go to a nudist colony (again). Sunday, I'm coming home.
Really and truly home. For the first time in seven years.
*Who had not read any email or handout I gave her about my project, ever.
**Who went to New Zealand immediately after I told him I needed to meet with him.
***Who is working on some samples for me, and will be buried in cookies.
P.S. I am a grad student ninja.