Well…it’s all over.
My defense was on Friday morning and all-in-all it went smoothly. My talk went really well (I thought)…I even had a good time giving it. The closed-door session went the whole two hours and was pretty good. One committee member brought up some problems in one of my dissertation chapters. He made some good points about mis-usage of terminology…and some other comments that I don’t necessarily agree with fully. Maybe I’ll expound on those at some point in the near future. It’s not a big deal…I’m happy to make the revisions, and it won’t be that difficult.
My family and friends were all there waiting for me after the closed-door session and we celebrated with some champagne and orange juice.
It’s been a great weekend…my family came out and we’ve spent the last two days touring around San Francisco. It’s fun being a tourist in your own city sometimes.
It still hasn’t really sunk in just yet that the defense is over. It might take another couple of weeks.
I’ll be attending the AGU conference from Tuesday through Friday, so you can look forward to some posts about that in the next few days.