On Monday I successfully defended my PhD dissertation. It's been 5 months since I passed my comprehensive exam so I missed this development cycle entirely, but I'm looking forward to getting back to hacking and mapping.
Since I've completed my stint in Clemson, I will soon be moving to my house in Virginia. I'm a little wary of starting my new job on the 31st, but it will be an interesting change from being a graduate student. I'm looking forward to my parents, my brother, and his fiancee visiting next week to celebrate our birthday. Since my parents will be moving to Europe soon, I'll hopefully be able to meet some of my Gnomies from across the pond.