Tuesday, March 15, 2005


I'm currently flying. Honestly, I haven't felt this stunned since Chris proposed. Oddly enough, this is the same kind of surreal. Why do so many important events in my life happen too late to phone anyone? (Okay, I phoned Christopher. Poor, sleepy Christopher.)

Sorry that most of you have to find out through my blog, but I'm too excited to wait until tomorrow. (I e-mailed immediate family/supervisor with all the details). Okay: I got an offer from UVic PhD programme! And they offered me a good amount of money! They wanted my response pretty quickly (because, if I was turning them down, there are others who would then get an offer). So, I already sent them my acceptance. That's me. Always coy.

I can't believe this is working out. Chris mentioned that tomorrow he'll tell his school and division that he won't be able to teach there next year, "because I'm going to BC." And then it hit me: I'm moving to BC! It was entirely stunning. Yes, I know I pretty much knew this before, and I'd been looking looking in the classifieds for apartments in Victoria, and was planning on going apartment-hunting after my friend Julia's wedding in Vancouver in July (edited to add: I meant June! When I say "wedding," I immediately think "July"). But, I'm pretty good at expecting the worst in my head, holding off until things are for sure, and not letting myself understand change until things are settled.

It makes everything in life more of a surprise. (Which explains my shock when Chris proposed, despite the fact that I knew he'd ordered the ring...)

I'm funny that way.

I'm going to be Dr. Maryanne!

I don't know how I'm going to sleep now. Yes, I'm exhausted, but my brain is running overtime. I tried to get back to the thesis after I got the e-mail, but it didn't work. I can't focus now. I'll just have to get back to it tomorrow.

Page Count: 74, I think? I'm past the 19 000 word mark. I'm really motoring now. But I'm still not happy with how little I've integrated Americanism/technology/rationalisation with the discussion of culture and morality. More to go...


Chris Reed said...


I'm moving to B.C. It hit me this morning when I woke up. I was standing there brushing my teeth thinking through my day and my to do list when I came in my head to the mental note, "Tell Division Office that I will be moving." Congrats Maryanne! We are moving to B.C.!

From Chris (The guy who was sleepy last night at 12:35)

MikeLaRoo said...

well congrats you guys,
thsi is very exciting

Life of Turner said...


Congratulations, both of you. Maryanne on getting chosen, and Chris on riding her coattails all the way to the coast. You do realize that now you will be officially classified as "my friends in Victoria," and that you will be receiving a visit at some point. And why does no one use the letter U in such exclamations! Maybe the French do, I don't know. By the way, if you ever need to call someone late at night, I'm the guy that never sleeps. Apparently.

Derek out.

Jen said...

Congrats, Maryanne!!!
Just imagine, you two are going to turn into one of those people that think it's freezing at -10. It's nice to know that if I ever get out to the island to visit my grandpa, that I can re-enter civilization for a break to visit you two! That's awesome!