Monday, May 11, 2009

Now Proud to Be a Part of the University Elite

I am mentally and emotionally exhausted but also elated. It's done Dear Readers. I defended my thesis, which was highly praised and I will now be graduating. I have mastered a fine art. I did it. Now this means I get to write exclusively for you guys all summer (yay!).

Even more good news...by my graduation date, three of the poems in my thesis will be published. One was published in October and I arrived home to an acceptance letter for two more. I can't even explain how happy I am. I am so thankful for my parents who made me do this, way back when, when I was scared to go to Community College because I thought I was too dumb to pass. I am also thankful for my husband who made me stick with it even when I threatened to just drop out, who helped me format everything and patiently bore my rages at the printer and then went and fixed it for me.

But now I have to do this, so bear with me here.

To the doctor I dated almost eight years ago, who told me that he could have sex with me because I was pretty and funny, although I could never really be his girlfriend because I was uneducated and because he wanted someone with a degree who was "on his level" ...

Go Fuck Yourself

70 comments:

Judy said...

YEA! Good for you!!

E said...

I'm sure that you're feeling a huge relief that it's all over. Congratulations!! And yea for us, your dedicated reading audience, because now we get more of your great writing!!

I've dated doctors. Most of them were just regular, nice guys, but a few of them were insufferable egomaniacs. (I'm talking to you, Herb, and you John, the roller skating dermatologist.) And, as I'm sure you know, because you are a very smart woman, those insufferable egomaniacs are compensating for something. Isn't it sad that after all of that education, they still need to put someone else down to feel better about themselves?

Looking forward to more of your great stories!

Kirsten said...

Good for you!

Julie B. said...

Congrats! I am presently writing my master's essay and I have decided that I would rather die than write a Ph.D. thesis. I admire your level of commitment! You get to write your name now as Dr. Wide Lawns, Ph.D.! Do it!

Melanie said...

I am so proud of you. Congratulations!

Maria said...

Damn right!

Whiskeymarie said...

I'm so impressed- HUGE congratulations, my dear.

Make sure you have some sort of decadent dessert to celebrate!

ElectricDaisy said...

Go fuck himself, indeed! Congrats, WL!!!

whirling-woman said...

Congratulations!

Your Loyal Readers haven't forgotten about 'Binge, Bitch, Fuck' ! I can't wait until I can buy that book!

Last Minute Lyn said...

Congratulations

Lana Wood said...

YES!!!!!


It's true, the best revenge IS living well.

Love, love, love you, so proud of you, and congratulations!

Robin in Ohio said...

You go, girl!!!! I am very proud of you and your awesome accomplishment. You've come a long way, baby! (smile and applause!)

I await more of your great stories.

The Meganekko said...

He probably is.

Congratulations! You've done well for yourself, and I'm very proud of you. ^_^

Kim said...

Put on some funky pajamas and dance around your living room like Ally MacBeal -- WAY TO GO!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!

booda baby said...

Brav-and-o!! And extra fuck you's to the doctor. I heard a similar thing from an attorney and although I don't suffer much insecurity, I still think of what kind of cruel, manipulative son of a bitch would undermine a woman with such pointedness. Let's add one MORE fuck you. And another bravo!

Kindlekat said...

Hear Hear! Congratulations! And yeah, he can go fuck himself.

Corianne said...

Bwa ha ha!!

And Congratulations!!

:D

Anonymous said...

Ditto Baby! Ya-Hooooooo

Celeste

onthegomom said...

A HUGE congrats to you!!! And a BIG OL' FUCK YOU to that damn dumbass dr.!

clwtrsunset said...

Yeah! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Did you get your Masters (writing a thesis) or your Doctorate (writing a dissertation)? I just walked on Saturday (I got my BS), and found myself quite envious of the Masters graduates! I'm thinking of forging ahead....

Congratulations! You must be SO proud of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your great accomplishment. You SHOULD feel very proud!!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet revenge, my lady...sweet revenge!

STL Fan

Paige said...

yeah--go fuck yourself DR Loser

Congrats for finishing! (you not the doctor, I dont care about him)

Misha said...

Congratulations!

I often want to say "Fuck You" to a doctor or two.

MtnMama said...

Tonight I found out that I got a 97.55% on my last lit class. Then, I logged in to my dashboard to see this post from you, while my five year old watched. (I know... it's really late) She said , and I quote, "you and your friend are exquisite."

I think that sums it up!

Congratulations!

Terminal Degree said...

Congratulations!

sixmaybemore said...

Congratulations!!

KT said...

Congratulations on EVERYTHING! Yayyyy!

And I think that most women with degrees on that doctor's level are smart enough not to date a total asshat like him. Seriously.

Sundar said...

Lots of doctors have the God-complex. And quite a few of them are not even good.

Yeah, go fuck themselves!

rockygrace said...

Congratulations!

Fancy Schmancy said...

Yay for you! I hope you are extremely proud of yourself, because you deserve to be!

Albany Jane said...

You are AWESOME! Congratulations on achieving so much through such hard work!

I also echo Whiskey Marie - I vote cheesecake. The fattiest one you can find.

BigJandLittleA said...

You tell em'!!!! Good for you on mastering the Masters! I graduated with my Masters in Education in December, and it's an exceptional feeling and relief! I am proud of you for weathering the storm!

Sasha German

Claudiab said...

Ha! Congratulations! Well done.

Sarah said...

Congrats, bravo, kudos all around! I am looking forward to the summer of stories too! :)

Diana said...

You go girl!

Renee in Seattle said...

Now THAT's the stuff great acceptance speaches are made of! I wish I could here that on stage at the acadamy awards!!!

Sinclair said...

Cheers Dr Wide Lawns! You worked so hard for it - congratulations.

If karma worked its way, the doctor lost his license to a malpractice lawsuit and spends his days at the Bubble Gum Kitty Kat thinking about you HA :)

Wide Lawns said...

Thanks everyone!! Your congratulations mean so much to me.

I just want to clarify my degree. It's an MFA, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. It's a terminal degree, which allows me to teach all levels of college and it takes 3 yrs to finish, as opposed to 2 for a regular Masters (at least at my school).

Dayna said...

DON'T STOP THERE!

Take a picture in cap and gown with diploma in hand, 8X10 size or even larger, autograph it. Send it to him with a message saying
"Not that I want to Fuck You, but just wanted to say FUCK YOU".

Michelle said...

Congrats!!
Way to tell that fucker where to get off!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. It is really funny that me and papa were sitting here talking about what it took to get you back to college. We said, look at her now, OH MY GOD. You have totally transformed your life in 7 years. It went by so fast, as I said it would. We are so proud of you and now you have your whole life in front of you with so many choices. I can barely remember that injured little girl that was so depressed by men that did you wrong. I have to add. Fuck them all! Excuse my language! YOU now have a set of balls bigger than mine. How I prayed for that. LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU Mommy

JoeinVegas said...

Now, on to that Doctorate . . .

(good work on Master and publication!!!)

UmmFarouq said...

I love Mommy's Anon. comment above. :) I know she's proud.

Many, many congratulations.

Eric said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now, dating back to the original WLNM of Basura. As with a lot of people that I read I feel that I know you and you are my virtual friend.
I know that I don't just speak for myself when I say how very proud I am of your accomplishment.
You have my heart felt congratulations

Linda said...

Congratulations! A wonderful accomplishment and I, one of many, look forward to reading your future literary masterpieces!!

Laurie said...

Congrats!! We are so proud of you and anyone who has been reading your blog can tell that you deserve this happiness and so much more. As for the Dr - you are obviously light years beyond any level he could even dream of reaching, even back then. The Go Fuck Yourself was very well deserved. Now it's if he never existed.

Can't wait for more stories!!

kerry said...

Hurray for you!!! Good job!!! Whoo-hooo!!!!

And boo on that stupid doctor.

Nana said...

Well done, indeed! Hope there's a lot of serious relaxation ahead of you, along with a summer of writing for us and for publication.

And I'll add another FU for the MD

Phil said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Well done :) brilliant!

Amy said...

Congratulations! It's a long way from the salt mines of Basura, huh? It's been so great reading your blog all this time, and I can't wait to read more. You'll be a smashing success! Just look at all the faithful readers you have!

Anonymous said...

Great news, well done and congratulations!

Kali said...

Well done, Wide. Absolutely fabulous.

Green said...

::GY glares at the doctor and hopes he trips as he stares in shock::

Mazel tov!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, and even if it's a fuck you to the dr., he didn't deserve
you, obviously, and shouldn't have
one minute of thought (I know, I know) in this fabulous celebration.

I see 'big things' ahead for you
in my crystal ball:) including the book where you can be on the best
seller's list where you belong.

:)

So happy for you and your hard
work and commitment. love your
Mom's comment too.

Cathi

sha said...

I'm so very happy for you, WL! Congratulations on your Masters.

I hope you go on to getting your PhD.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Sundar - we in the medical field talked of those physicians who took the "God Course". Radiologists are particularly loathesome. Assholes, the lot of them.

Big, hearty congrats! We're all so proud of you!

~Maureen~

Vic said...

Congratulations, SW.
Brava.

auronsgirl said...

Congratulations!

Jean_Phx said...

LOL - I remember reading about him and what a douche he was. You never had to worry about him - he never would have been good enough for you.

Breton Wench said...

FANTASTIC!!! I have followed you since you were 'Subservient' - not any more.
Great news, I am so happy for you!!!

Sinclair said...

YOUR MOM ROCKS!!! I loved her feedback - And I'm so happy for you!

What a coincidence! Just this past Saturday I applied to work at two colleges just so that I can go back to school at a discounted price to get my masters. I do have masters degree from my country but it is pretty much worthless here.

Ambitious Blonde said...

I am SO proud of you! :)

the Bag Lady said...

Congratulations!
And I hope the doctor reads this. I really do.

Modern Philodoxos said...

congratulations! that's wonderful. i'm really glad you've accomplished this. i want you to know that what you wrote about your experience first going to community college and your anxiety about not being good enough was extremely inspiring to me. i have had a very similar experience with my post high school life. i'm not as far along as you are, but you are really an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan, but you just made it seem like the whole reason you got an education was not for yourself but for someone else, and you totally look like an ass for saying what you did. Way to go.........Looke like he wins. Again

Wide Lawns said...

Why do I look like an ass? I've been waiting a long time to say that and there were a lot of times when knowing that one day I could say that helped keep me in school. At first that WAS the only reason I was in school. Of course, as time went on I began to excel in school and figure out why I wanted to be there for myself and what I wanted to do, but it was always in the back of my mind that I had something to prove and was going to prove it. I think your interpretation of the situation is inaccurate and a total over reaction. Settle down. And no, he didn't win. I won. I'm sorry you couldn't share in my joy and celebration though and that you felt you had to call me names. Ehn, you can't please everyone. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Wow, totally forgot that I left that penultimate comment. I must have been in a bad mood. You are absolutely right, that was inaccurate and a huge over reaction. I apologize. Congrats by the way!

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