Friday, April 17, 2009

I did it

The first draft of my Master's report is complete. In my professor's e-mailbox. It's a beastly old thing at 32 pages long. (Fourteen of those pages were written in the last 48 hours. blech!)

I would like to thank a few special someones without whom this little miracle would not have been possible:

The inventors of the word processor, SALT, Noodlebib, EBSCOhost databases, GoogleScholar, and the Adobe Acrobat "Select" tool.

The people at Michigan State who wrote a 280-page book on all the differences between Mandarin and English, and also the people who scanned it and turned it into a PDF. Bless your souls!

My parents for making me take several typing/computer classes so that I can type really, really fast when necessary.

My husband for always being supportive of me and making sure I have food to eat and clean clothes to wear.

3 comments:

Whitney said...

hahaha! when i saw "henry" i was like, what?! a man reads this?! hahaha!

so mandrian as in mandrian chinese? as in you speak chinese? that's the coolest thing I've ever heard!!!

Whoo-hoo for getting that paper submittted,such a good feeling!!!

Kristen said...

Yeah! Congrats to you for all your hard work.

Checking you out from SITS!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!