Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The doctor is in!

There's a new doctor in town...guess who?

Regrettably, not this one...
I'll give you a clue--the name starts with an F and rhymes with "please."

Close, but not this one either...

This one!!! (The one on the left!)
Post-diss bliss with my dissertation advisor Dr. L

I had a fantastic dissertation defense last night, and I am now officially Dr. Freeze! (Okay, I suppose it's really official when you march down the aisle in one of those funny robes...but this is good enough for me).
My university's robe & hood. The ensemble costs a mere $694.70. Even renting one is close to $90!

My committee members asked great questions and gave me lots of suggestions for turning it into a book. And they all urged me to submit it to publishers, NOW. A special thanks to my advisor for her excellent critiques and comments as I was writing and revising.

57 comments:

  1. Congrats! That's awesome!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful.

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  3. Congratulations. I look forward to reading the book.

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  4. WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Oh, congrats! Fabulous, and I can't wait to read it!

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  5. YAY! Congratulations!!! <3

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  6. Congrats! Congrats! That's so awesome!

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  7. Congratulations! Way to go!

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  8. How wonderful, Congratulations! All that work work finally paid off!

    p.s. dare I say, this is more exciting than having The Doctor in town :)

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  9. CONGRATS!!!! I got the sling today and it is beautiful! ROb really likes it...I think he just might swipe it for his own!!

    Super congrats to you Dr. Freeze!!

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  10. woohoo!!!
    when's the hooding?

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  11. Tasha--that was fast! I'm glad you like the sling and I hope it gets lots of use.

    Graduation is December 20th. Another 5-hour (each way) road trip, but it's worth it!

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  12. Yay! Congrats! When and how can we read your dissertation?

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  13. CONGRATS! All that hard work and you're finally there! Awesome

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  14. Yay!

    Where I come from, it's official when you defend, so go ahead and celebrate your Dr-ness!

    Congratulations.

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  15. That is wonderful news! I hope you do get it published!!!

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  16. Woooooohooooooooooo!! Go Rixa!

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  17. Congrats to you!

    Do you get a sonic screwdriver?

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  18. Congrats! What an accomplishment!

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  19. Congratulations, and I also want to read the book!

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  20. Jen.b.in.az12/3/08, 7:12 PM

    CONGRATS DR!! I want an autographed copy of the book too!!

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  21. That is wonderful. Congradulations.

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  22. Congratulations! That should be a big weight off your shoulders :)

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  23. well done Rixa, and some wonderful feedback. Look forward to the book. in our system after you submit, it takes about 5 months to get your work back from the examiners, one local and one international and then you have to do all the corrections they recommend! its hell. Whoohoo you!

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  24. Congratulations, Dr. Freeze! :) From a longtime reader of your blog.

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  25. Congratulations!!!!!! Yay for the new, fantabulous Doctor Freeze!

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  26. Congratulations, Rixa!! I'm looking forward to reading it!

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  27. Congratulations!!! Wow!
    Now what? Will you be looking for academic work? Or just starting new research?

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  28. Congratulations, Rixa!! I wish I could have attended your defense, I had a crappy old class that conflicted. Can't wait to buy your book!

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  29. Congrats! I enjoy reading your blog. My aunt just got her PhD as well, and you should consider yourself lucky. Her getup cost her over $900!!!

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  30. wow! how exciting!
    congratulations!

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  31. Congrats!!!!

    I can't wait to read the book :-D

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  32. WOOHOOO!!!! Go Dr. Freeze! I'm so proud of you! You rock!

    And now you have to change your blog name to say Dr. Rixa Freeze. ;)

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  33. Thanks for posting that fantastic picture of my fav Dr. I am always so upset that the rift is in Cardiff just 14 miles from my parents house and I moved half way across the world without ever seeing a thing. I did visit the torchwood office. aka the millenium building when I was home earlier this year. I am definitely in the market for a one night stand and my seven year old was convinced that when I went home the good Dr would take one look at me and instantly fall in love providing him with the perfect step father. Funny thing that when I've been happliy married for more than 20 years. Am I giving out the wrong vibes?
    Oh and I almost forgot. WELL DONE

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  34. Hearty congrats, Rixa! It was great to be there yesterday. You're an inspiration!

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  35. As a lurker of your blog, I just wanted to say congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment. I wrote a thesis for my MA, and that stressed me out. Your dissertation was probably five million times more work. You are awesome!

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  36. can't wait for the book!
    jess

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  37. YAY!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you, Dr. Rixa Freeze. Boy, that's fun to write! :)

    I can't wait to read your book. By the way, I sent you a package yesterday with all the stuff I borrowed. Thank you so much.

    When do you walk?

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  38. So when someone calls and asks for Dr. Freeze, you will never know who they want. Brilliant.

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  39. Yay! Big congratulations to you. I love reading your blog. Keep up the good work, and good luck with the book!

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  40. Congratulations!!! I hope it gets published, I can't wait to read it.

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  41. congratulations!!!

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  42. whoooohooooo.
    very proud of you.

    now you can fully concentrate on your next burgeoning project!

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  43. Awesome! Incredible accomplishment.
    Congratulations

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  44. Congrats, Rixa! I'm *soo* looking forward to my turn!

    So proud of your work!

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  45. Congrats, Rixa. BTW, the pic doesn't show any belly. Are you showing yet?

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  46. a baby boy was born at home unassisted this am at 5:45. no name yet...details to follow

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  47. congrats rixa! that's awesome. if you publish a book i'd definitely get it! :)

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  48. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! What a HUUUGGGEEE accomplishment. I can only imagine (says the lady who is merely defending her PROPOSAL in January. :::sigh::::) I'd love to take a read if it is available online somewhere. Great Job!!!
    Teresa

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  49. CONGRATULATIONSD, Dear Rixa! I am so proud of you can I read it o please o please???????????

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  50. congratulations, from an on-again-off-again lurker! :-)

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  51. Congratulations Dr. Freeze!

    Molly

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  52. As a fellow birth researcher and admirer of your blog, i am very much looking forward to reading the diss! Congratulations!!!!

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  53. Congratulations! Awesome feeling, eh? I can't wait to read your book.

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  54. big congrats to you!

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  55. Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

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