To defend, or not to defend.

The email went something like this:

Dear (Committee Chair),

Guess what! I’m not dead!

Here’s my second attempt at producing a dissertation. It incorporates all that stuff we talked about months ago, plus other stuff.

Also, I was thinking that instead of defending this work of mine, we could just go through pictures of me in a bathing suit, having each committee member make comments about all my bodily imperfections. We could spend hours on my legs alone.

It would just make the whole affair less intimate than actually talking about my work.

So, can we defend this thing?

And now we wait.