Monday, 4 December 2006

and then there was one

Congratulations today to Jacques, who successfully defended his thesis today, and is now, I guess, Dr Jacques. He was either unlucky or lucky that his most critical (perhaps in both senses of the word) examiner was not able to attend due to an unlikely confluence of personal commitments. That said, he gave a good presentation, which elicited interesting questions from each member of the jury. To be honest, I didn't think he was at his best in answering him, but that takes nothing away from the mention très honorable awarded him.

With Franck having gone through a couple of months ago now, that leaves me. At least 3 people have approached me today to say "well, you're next". And they're right. Who knows? Perhaps that fact will help me to pull my finger out and make more progress this week than I did last. Shouldn't be hard.

5 comments:

Apple de Messy said...

Hmmm I can't think of a sarcastic retort for this post...

Anonymous said...

Courage et bonne chance would be a better alternative to sarcasm. :)

Jim said...

I'm good with either. In apple's defence, to my knowledge his spoken french extends roughly to "haw haw haw".

apple said...

Ummmm I don't know what "Courage et bonne chance" means.... Does it mean "Courage and good chance"? Ummmm if so I don't know what that means either...

Also, surely "haw haw haw" isn't spelt like that - there has to be an outrageously French spelling available. I demand an outrageously French spelling!

I also demand that anonymous reveal themselves whilst I hide like a coward behind my semi-opaque moniker!

apple said...

I also apologise in advance to anonymous for my outrageous commenting bravado...