Monday, May 10, 2010

I PASSED!!! Babbling Brooke is now Babbling Brooke, MA


This is the face of one REALLY happy girl who just passed her Master's defense :)

I'm officially Master Brooke!!  (Or, in other words, Brooke, MA).
And I am ECSTATIC!
I have been really nervous about my defense for the past few days (so much so that I was physically ill), but it went so much better than I expected.  All of the comments were incredibly useful, everyone was really helpful, and we had an excellent conversation.  It was so much less scary and much more productive than I had expected.  It was awesome.  And I am so glad to be finished.  It is like a 200 lb weight has been lifted from my shoulders.  Everything just seems so GREAT.  I feel that this is one of my greatest and most deserved accomplishments.  I have spent many, many, many hours working on this essay and to be standing on the other side, successful, is one of my greatest moments ever.
Oh my goodness, I am so happy.

OPI Don't Think, Just Pink
For my nails, I went with my heart and my reader's great advice and wore OPI Don't Think, Just Pink.  And I made sure to think ('Don't Think' isn't the greatest advice in a Master's defense).  


J got me flowers for Mother's Day from the dogs (isn't that cute?).  They are so pretty... but is that lettuce?  There is totally lettuce tucked in around the roses.  We've been having a good laugh about that.  Apparently the store was pretty picked over, so I guess the florists at Safeway were using lettuce to fill in their arrangements! haha

I hope everyone else is having a fantastic day too!!  Thanks for reading! :)

60 comments:

Daph_ said...

Congratulations!

Rebie said...

Congratulations!
My mom always says that you got what you deserve!

Tierney said...

CONGRATS!! Yaaaay Brooke!!
And I like dress two because it is blue
[:

Tierney said...

Nevermind I just saw it had other colors.

Brooke said...

CONGRATS!!!! So many lolz on the lettuce!!

jaljen said...

Congratulations. I prefer dress 2.

Niki* said...

CONGRATS! thats a big accomplishment :)

Brooke said...

WOW, you guys are AWESOME!!! Thank you ALL so much for the kind congrats - you have no idea how much it makes me smile to have the support of so many awesome people. Thank you ALL for being there for me while I worked through all of this!!!

Smoochiefrog said...

Congrats!

I like dress 1 better.

technopathetic said...

Congratulations!

I like dress #1

and lovely nail polish color :]

Jeweled Thumb said...

Congratulations! I never post but I read every day. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with my Master's and I am counting down the days (or classes really) till I'm finally done.

KarenD said...

Congratulations! You do look super happy! :-)

April said...

Woohooo! Congratulations!!!
You can't go wrong with either dress! More color options with #2 though.

Skulda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Oh man, I almost peed my pants when I saw the lettuce in the flower arrangement! HILARIOUS!!!

I choose dress two. The blue one.

Brooke said...

LOVING all of your support - thank you SO MUCH guys!!! :D and thanks for the dress recommendations! I'd probably get black in whatever I choose (although that deep blue is stunning too) but thanks for the input :)

Rebecca said...

Congratulations, Brooke. That is a major accomplishment!

I like dress 1 but they are both gorgeous!

Ayuu said...

Congrats Brooke !
I love that polish ... And for the dresses, I prefer the black one !

yardsticks 4 lunatics said...

WAY TO GO GIRL!!!! That is awesome!

I am loving the blue dress!

:B
~Tiffani

Stephanie said...

Yay Brooke! That's so exciting! I totally look up to you, you know. Since I'm starting grad school really soon it's nice to hear about a success story. Congratulations :)

Ice Queen said...

Congratulations! *throws confetti*

He he. Lettuce in your bouquet. Too funny. :D

Dress number two. It's smashing in black or that fabulous blue. :D

Akuma Kanji said...

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! ^__^ ***

~*~ Dollface ~*~ said...

CONGRATS!!

Primp and Preen said...

Congratulations!

Zab said...

Congratulations!!! Woohoo! Enjoy your great accomplishment. :)

Suzanna said...

Congrats!! soo exciting to know such intelligent people!! Im going for my M.B.A in aug :)


xxx
s.

dailypolish said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! isn't it the best feeling ever!?!?!?


welcome to the Master's club (although i'm an MSc)!!!


xo
sara

ANSTAH said...

CONGRATS BROOKE!!!!! =D

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Congratulations on your MA!
I like the Blue, but I'm not big on black, EVERYONE wears it. DARE to be different.
Searched my email to see if I'd gotten one of those, don't see it...digging through mail now.

Velvet said...

Congratulations Brooke,well done!

laura said...

Congrats Brooke!! That is awesome!

I like dress 1. I just checked my coupons and they expired may 2nd :(

Garland said...

Congrats to you, Brooke! As for the dress, I'd say go for Dress #2, but it's all up to you! :)

Jessica said...

Congrats!

Taki J said...

Great News Brooke, I am happy for you. A lot of hard work and now the sigh of relief!!! What's next PhD maybe? :-) Good job, I hope you can treat yourself to something great.

Chantal said...

Congrats, that is amazing!

Twister said...

Congrats. I like dress number one

Evil Angel said...

WOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats girl!!

Mary Ann said...

Congrats , that is a great acomplishment !!

ART OF NAIL said...

wow congratz! :)

Heather / Eyeconic said...

Congratulations Brooke, that's great! I'm so happy for you :)

Rhea said...

Congratulations Brooke!!!

nihrida said...

Congrats! =D

Crystaliciousss said...

hip hip hurray!!!! congratulations!!

rijaH said...

Congratulations :)

Lucy said...

Well done! :-)

ShortAndSweetNails said...

WTG! Congrats!

Stiletto said...

Congratulations! So excited for you girl!!!!

jo.frougal said...

Wow, Brooke, you had it coming, you totally deserve it!!! CONGRATULATIONS! And here's rooting for Dr. Brooke!!! ;)

Kathy said...

Congrats Brooke! Glad that's all over!

Jessica said...

Congratulations dear! I'm no help with the dress situation they are both adorable!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrads! And I like dress 1 best.

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Kelsey said...

Eek!!! This is sooooo exciting! When mom told me I started screaming in the car! haha probably a dangerous thing to do... but I can't wait to see you and hear all about it :)

Jackie S. said...

Congratulations, that is an awesome accomplishment!

Bunny Masseuse said...

Great news, more time for polish!

The aforesaid Sweet said...

that is awesome :p Congrats !

paintedladyfingers said...

Congratulations on your achievement!

I prefer dress one. It's a little sleeker for photos.

I can't believe they put lettuce with your roses! That is awesome!

Amy said...

Congrats! I'm almost done with my Master's so it's exciting to be there!

Witoxicity said...

Congratulations, Brooke! Well done! I totally understand how nerve-wrecking it is to have to defend one's paper. But, as they always say after the fact, "It wasn't that bad after all!" Ha ha!

Lettuce with roses - that's too cute! :D

Necromancer said...

Congratulations and well done, Brooke, I'm very happy for you.

Bunny said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 
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