This week I’m getting to the pointy end of my degree, so to speak. On Thursday I will have my very last seminars and SwotVac (Swot Vacation) begins!! Though it may seem a little premature when I haven’t actually received my final results, it is apparently time to order my bat cape/academic dress for graduation…..eeek!
Now the end is in sight all former complaints, whingeing and procrastination, regarding study, have mysteriously vanished and I’m left with the undeniable truth that I actually want to put myself through more of this torture. I know, it’s amazing after last semesters horrendous five courses and all of those bloody books!! But I’m not done yet, that is for sure, and plans for an Honours thesis are bubbling along nicely to take me through the summer break until I return to campus in 2013, Post-Grad, oozing superiority and swaggering under the weight of my hefty brain. I’ll try not to let it go to my head too much though, my officially small head.
The epitome of the “Scholarly Woman”, how could I resist this image? Please note though, I will not be wearing sensible shoes, 3,500 denier stockings, nor will I have a quaint pudding bowl hair do, demure posture or a head quite as gigantic as this apparent brainiac. After much careful measuring, which has been independently verified by the resident engineering husband, it would appear that my head is indeed 52 cm, and THAT my friends is THE smallest size available in the Trencher. Non! I will not be wearing a french dinner plate on my head, don’t be so ridiculous, that is what it’s called on the academic dress hire web site I assure you…..I always thought it was called a Mortar Board??!
So it’s official; friends who quite seriously advise me to look in the children’s section for a snorkel mask, hairdressers who inform me that, “yes it doesn’t take quite as long to cut your hair but you’re not having children’s rates” and persons who shall not be named but claimed that my head was the same size as their three-year old, appear to be totally on the money. I have the smallest head you can fit a degree into…..apparently. Not that I go around fixating about my head size, and to be honest it’s only when I try on hats that I even notice that it’s not exactly average, medium, large or even ‘small’ sized on the standard Richter scale of head measurements, if there is such a thing. However, if there is actually a Trencher available in a size 52 cm that surely denotes that I can’t be the only one, unless they really have started giving out degrees to three-year olds.
On the 7th December 2012 I will be the first person in my Mothers family to not only go to University, but actually be a ‘scholarly woman’ with a degree, and I’m pretty darn proud of that even if my head is teeny tiny
(P.S you may have noticed I’ve added a Post-a badge in my side bar, I did consider the Post-A-Day, but hell, we all know I ain’t gonna manage that!!)