My lips are dry and my heart is racing and he’s not even here yet. This guy. I’ve spent twenty months lusting after him. He’s post-doctoral fellow in my psychophysiology lab. He’s tall. He’s blond. He’s English. He’s a rock climber, for crying out loud. And he graduated from Cambridge University’s MB/Ph.D. program when he was only twenty-six […]

I attend my last classes. I take my last exam. By Friday at two, I am off the payroll. I spend the next two hours grooming, of course. I haven’t shaved my legs for like a month, so it takes most of the two hours just to do that. Then I bike to his place […]

My oral defense is not a formal part of my degree requirements. Professor Smith has her undergrad research assistants do it as practice for grad school defenses, but there’s nothing really at stake. I mean, nothing apart from standing up in front of faculty and peers and talking about the project in which you’ve invested […]

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