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OT: T Minus 35 Hours (and Counting)...

...until my graduate education is complete.

The past week has been a crunch as I've have had to concurrently finish a project and presentation for one course (adaptive signal processing) and prepare for a Final from Hell in my other course (advanced electromagnetics). The fact that I also work full time makes that crunch even more severe.

But, man, I'm near the end.

When my AXGF texted last week that she was getting married (which is hysterically funny), I thought of how she was always undercutting me the lone semester that she and I were together. Now that she's gone, graduate school's still been Hell, but not the sort of Hell that accompanies a Borderline Personality/drug addict. Nothing's worse than that Hell.

To amuse myself, I thought of what I felt a proper response to her text would be. And I decided what would be funny was a picture of me holding my diploma flanked by my two best friends and the three of us giving the camera the finger. As if to say, "take that, Beeyotch!!"

Of course, my AXGF being Borderline, she'd find a way to turn such a response against me. Which is why you don't deal with Borderline/drug addicts. But for a brief moment, it amused me.

I'm almost done. I'm almost done...

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
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SO EXCITING!!! It's just around the corner, zoso - so close you can taste it, I bet!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:01 PM
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there is nothing in life as exhilarating as being
shot at (and missed)!

congrats,Zoso.You make it through the flak curtain
of addiction!

(and no,not everyone does)
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:32 AM
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I'm so happy to hear you're near completion!

My AXBF would always find a way to turn school against me--- but eff that! I'm so happy to hear you're so close to the finish line--- I'll live vicariously through your strength until I can finish my degree!
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Let there be cheesecake!!! Congratulations Zoso, on your graduation and also on your clear vision of life as it needs to be.

Well Done!!!


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I'm Done!

Guys...

I finished this morning. Commencement's in two weeks.

Thank you all for your kind words and the wisdom that you show here on a daily basis. It helped me get through my earliest days here when I wasn't exactly the happiest guy in the world.

Love,
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Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment!
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Congratulations, zoso!!! So happy for you!!!
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Can't wait to see what's next!!! A hot (and very healthy) romance perhaps???
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Can't wait to see what's next!!! A hot (and very healthy) romance perhaps???
Oh, that's funny...

I'm not interested in that at all, believe it or not.

It's taken a lot of self examination to get to the point where I am right now. As sick as my AXGF is, I was part of that problem, too. Unwittingly, but still part of the problem. And as well as I've recovered from that whole debacle, I have to admit it did a tremendous amount of damage to me. As much as I'm capable of love and deep caring, at this moment in time, I'm not capable of trust on a romantic level. When I will be again, I don't know. But what I do know is it won't be for some time. Not months. Years.

No, right now, as Commencement approaches, it's important that I'm with the people who matter most to me: friends, family, colleagues, professors. Because they're part of this, too. And I want my band to get on stage again so I can be a rock star for a night or two.

And I just want to sleep for a week...

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Congrats Zoso! That is a wonderful achievement given the hurdles you had to jump along the way.
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Congrats, it is nice to see your story and how well your doing awesome job.
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Congratulations, zoso!! WELL DONE!!
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