You just might be a grad student if: can identify universities by their internet domains.
 .  .you are constantly looking for a thesis in novels.
 .  .you have difficulty reading anything that doesn't have 
        footnotes. understand jokes about Foucoult.
  ...the concept of free time scares you. consider caffeine to be a major food group.'ve ever brought books with you on vacation and actually
     Saturday nights spent studying no longer seem weird.
     the professor doesn't show up to class and you discuss the
        readings anyway.
     you've ever travelled across two state lines specifically to
        go to a library.
     you appreciate the fact that you get to choose *which* twenty
     hours out of the day you have to work.
     you still feel guilty about giving students low grades 
        (you'll get over it).
     you can read course books and cook at the same time.
     you schedule events for academic vacations so your friends 
        can come.
     you hope it snows during spring break so you can get more
        studying in.
     you've ever worn out a library card.
     you find taking notes in a park relaxing.
     you find yourself citing sources in conversation.
     you've ever sent a personal letter with footnotes.


--B. Chas Parisher

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