Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Stairway to heaven

Here's an interesting post at Scrivenings that deals with grad school and features an icon. It is funny and depressing at the same time.

I had a flash of inspiration and thought about rewriting the whole Led Zepplin song I used to title this entry. Briefly. But that could end up implying that I should quit academia or could result in a song about diploma mills, neither of which I particularly want. So, if we let "heaven" equal "obtaining one's Ph.D." for the time being, I'll leave you with this:
...And she's climbing a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, as the defense, it is closed
With a word (pass) she will get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's climbing a stairway to heaven.