thanks for all the good wishes
I realize I haven't written a blow-by-blow post since part 1 of the comps and the GRE subj test, sorry.
I'm just trying to get a lot of work work done because, um, it's my actual job and it's important right now.
But thank again everyone for popping in and saying nice things and also to those of you who emailed and wanted to know if the exams beat me into submission (they didn't). There's only one more left, on Saturday the 11th. My study group meets tonight as part of our final push for that one.
If I get a moment today I'll write about the highlights of the exams. There were some comic things (for me) with regards to the subject test, although these same things were kind of tragic for my two friends -- one is a classics/poetics guy and the other is a medievalist/poetics guy. I'm neither of those things, and thus I actually knew
all the answers about African-American literature of the 19th/20th centuries...
But the question about Simians, Cyborgs, and Women
? Totally missed that. We all did. And you know what? I'm totally fine with it.
Also, if some unknown blog reader sent an iTunes gift certificate to me...thanks! But not putting your name on it really hinders me from returning the favor and thanking you by name....so THANKS, unknown person....I will use it for something relaxing.