The last guest post in this wonderful series is from one of my favourites, in blogging and real life, Distracted Spunk. This post hits a little close to home...
Non-grad students say, "It's just school. Why can't you come out on Friday night?"
Grad students respond, "It's Friday? Shit. I thought it was Tuesday. Wait, which week is this?"
Non-grad students gasp and say, "Oh my god, you wrote 82 pages?"
Grad students exclaim, "Is 82 pages enough? I knew it wasn't enough. I have to go write some more."
Non-grad students are secretly thinking, "She used to be so much more interesting before she went to grad school."
Grad students are secretly thinking, "I wonder if that paragraph works in the context of the larger argument. Is my argument clear enough?"
Non-grad students point out, "You used to blog frequently."
Grad students say, "I have a blog? Oh crap, I have a blog!"
Non-grad students talk about all the sex and relationships and adventures they're having.
Grad students talk about their latest conversation with their advisor and whether or not they might be able to publish an article based on their work.
Non-grad students roll their eyes when they come across a faction of grad students.
Grad students nod and shake their heads in shared understanding when they come across a faction of grad students.
If only we mere grad students had a secret handshake. Then our lives would be infinitely more interesting. Or lame.