Monday, August 9, 2010

Planet Dissertation and a Giveaway Winner

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Well hello there.  I bet you thought I fell off the planet.  Well, I kind of did.  This past weekend I feel off planet Earth and onto Planet Why-the-hell-did-I-ever-decide-to-get-a-ph.d-my-dissertation-is-ruining-my-life.  Yes, that planet.  It is a terrible, horrible, dark place, and I spent my entire weekend there.  Crouched over my computer, papers scattered everywhere, and 3 cans of Diet Dr. Pepper within arms reach.  I took a few breaks to work shifts at the store and do the obligatory wife thing at a social event for Matt’s job.  Loads of fun I tell you.  And just when I thought the fun was over, I extended my weekend for a Monday stay on Planet-dissertation-hell.  Ugggh.  Horrible, horrible, horrible.  But, the upside?  Tonight I sent in a revised copy of my diss proposal that will hopefully make my chair swoon with admiration.  But most likely, she’ll send it back to me with more edits, and I’ll spend another upcoming weekend on Planet Hell.  Awesome.  Please tell me your weekend was better.  In fact, please tell me all the fun things you did this weekend, so I can live vicariously through you.  Pretty please.

But enough about my less than thrilling weekend, let’s talk a giveaway winner.  Yeah, I know that’s why you’re still reading this post.  You don’t fool me :)

The turnout was great, and I really appreciate all you sweets taking the time to comment separately for each entry.  It made my life so much easier!  So without further ado, the winner of the Misikko giveaway is…(drumroll please…) Lindsay from Sunny with a Chance of Freckles

Woo hoo, congrats pretty girl, loved you!  Email me at and I will get you connected with the Misikko team!  Thanks again to Misikko for hosting such a fab giveaway :)

Thanks to all of you who entered, I really wish you could all win!  But if you didn’t, no worries, I’m hoping to do another giveaway in the near future!

So with that, I must say, I’m happy to be back on Planet Earth, away from Planet Dissertation, and back to a semi normal week!  Hope your week is filled with joy, encouragement, and days where you feel on top of the world.  Much love yall!


Lindsay said...

oh what a way to get someone with the same name's hopes up. oh wellllll. :)

Belle said...

Oh my weekend was lovely!! I attended my city's fashion festival opening show and even better, the dress I was wearing actually opened the show! Such a thrill!

Also, on an unrelated note I tried to 'follow' you but the image links back to the Shabby Blogs site, not the 'follow me' instructions for your blog. Unless it's meant to do that and I need to get with the program!

Lindsay said...

Ahh I'm so excited about this! I'm emailing you right now :)

Thank you for hosting such an awesome giveaway! And good luck with your dissertation!

the adventures of a modern housewife said...

sounds like a long weekend! I'm a new follower - what's your PhD in??

*niomi* said...

what are you writing your dissertation about?

Whitney said...

Hello friend!

You may be excited/freaked out to know that I just dedicated an entry solely to SASWS and your super fab blogging style. I revealed you are my blog crush and, thus, totally laid my feelings on the line. :)

Thanks so much for all the inspiration you may not know you given me, but certainly have.

And... I also included a push for you to join Twitter. :)