Amazing to find that Jorge Cham of Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) Comics was listening in after I got engaged.
He aptly intuited my adviser's response to the news.
Her congratulatory gift to me: an end-of-February deadline for three dissertation chapters.
I long for those days when women took six months off work to plan their weddings. Much as I would like to revel in the thrill of being engaged and the beautiful intricate details of wedding planning, academia prefers that I be a brain on a stick.