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.
» 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"
» 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….