Wow I'm on a blogging kick! I'll keep this one short.
Yesterday I managed to line up the last of my dissertation thesis committee members, and now I'm scheduling the first meeting to defend my research proposal. Once I'm through this they'll wave their hands, and I change from Ph.D. student to doctoral candidate. That means I'll have attained to ABD status (All But Dissertation, a chronic condition for some).
It also means that I'm spending a lot of time now getting my dissertation research proposal ready. Woohoo! Lots of quality time with the computer.