Today, I handed in my thesis. I know *exactly* where the major problem is. But on the other hand I’m reasonably certain where all the good bits are, and there’s more good bits than problem. And it has a pretty title page, that has to count for something.
Anyhoo. That wasn’t the thing I came here to tell you. I came here to tell you that, if you ever had doubts about my academic nerdery, it will be dispelled when I tell you what I did to ‘reward’ myself for finishing my thesis.
I bought books. Which is to be expected, for a book addict. But I bought academic books. I couldn’t help it! The Co-Op Bookstore had a sale on!
I bought two copies of McCluskey’s Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe, for less than ten dollars each (one for me and one for the college library). And, what’s better:
The Lettres Gothiques edition of Chretien’s Conte du Graal, for about a fifth of the RRP, and the Pauphilet edition of La Queste del Saint Graal, for about a fifth of its RRP.
I must be some kind of masochist. Buying academic books as a reward for writing a thesis. MAD. But they’re so interesting!