You just might be a graduate student if…

You just might be a graduate student if…

» you can analyze the significance of appliances you cannot operate.

» your office is better decorated than your apartment.

» you have ever, as a folklore project, attempted to track the progress of your own joke across the Internet.

» you are startled to meet people who neither need nor want to read.

» you have ever brought a scholarly article to a bar.
(repeatedly)
» you rate coffee shops by the availability of outlets for your laptop.

» everything reminds you of something in your discipline.

» you have ever discussed academic matters at a sporting event.

» you have ever spent more than $50 on photocopying while researching a single paper.

» there is a microfilm reader in the library that you consider "yours."

» you actually have a preference between microfilm and microfiche.

» you can tell the time of day by looking at the traffic flow at the library.

» you look forward to summers because you’re more productive without the distraction of classes.

» you regard ibuprofen as a vitamin.

» you consider all papers to be works in progress.

» professors don’t really care when you turn in work anymore.

» you find the bibliographies of books more interesting than the actual text.

» you have given up trying to keep your books organized and are now just trying to keep them all  the same general area.

» you have accepted guilt as an inherent feature of relaxation.

» you find yourself explaining to children that you are in "20th grade".

» you start referring to stories like "Snow White et al."

» you often wonder how long you can live on pasta without getting scurvy.

» you look forward to taking some time off to do laundry

» you have more photocopy cards than credit cards

» you wonder if APA style allows you to cite talking to yourself as "personal communication"

Mark’s additions:

» your Spring Break plans look like my previous post.
» you bring scholarly books/literature to movie theatres and bars. (constantly, I took Paine’s Common Sense to Bride & Prejudice Sat.)

Not the kind of thing I will normally post but I found it entertaining.  As an "extra" feature I made each line that applies to me this color.  I tried to find a proper citation but that turned into a nightmare real quick thus I hope no one minds.  If you believe this is your material please let me know; or if you can provide accurate citation info.

I’m actually taking time off to do laundry and dishes tonight; balanced the check books the other day.  Small steps….