The Final Draft, and Music

As the last pages of the FINAL DRAFT of my diss printed out a few minutes ago, “Warning” by Incubus was playing in the CD player:

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Bat your eyes girl.
Be otherworldly.
Count your blessings.
Seduce a stranger.
What’s so wrong with being happy?
Kudos to those who see through sickness…yeah

Over and over and over and over….

She woke in the morning.
She knew that her life had passed her by
She called out a warning.
Don’t ever let life pass you by.

I suggest we
Learn to love ourselves,
Before it’s made illegal
When will we learn, when will we change
Just in time to see it all come down

Those left standing will make millions
Writing books on ways it should have been

She woke in the morning.
She knew that her life had passed her by
She called out a warning.
Don’t ever let life pass you by.

Floating in this cosmic Jacuzzi
We are like frogs oblivious
Soon the water starting to boil,
Now I flinched and we all float face down

She woke in the morning.
She knew that her life had passed her by
She called out a warning.
Don’t ever let life pass you by.
Pass you by.
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O’Connor would’ve liked the bit about oblivious people being like boiled frogs. ::grin::

Copies, paperwork, various graduation fees, staying calm before the defense (in less than two weeks), and preparing my public lecture afterwards are ahead of me before the actual graduation day of May 14. Woo-hoo!

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