October 9, 2007

Tonight, we went out for sushi. It was a celebration.

A baby?

No, one does not celebrate pregnancy with raw fish.

One celebrates acceptance into graduate school with raw fish.

I’ll be starting in January at the University of Texas at Austin in the iSchool, getting a masters of science in information studies, so I can be a professional librarian when I graduate sometime in 2009.

I am so relieved, I can hardly stand it. Go Longhorns!

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  • Reply alana October 9, 2007 at 12:52 am


  • Reply Stacy October 9, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting! I’ll be finishing my M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) sometime in ’09 as well. Hopefully we’ll both breeze right through it 🙂

  • Reply Gretchen October 9, 2007 at 1:36 am

    YAY! Congrats!

  • Reply baby's got blue eyes October 9, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Congratulations! I can only imagine how relieved you feel!

  • Reply smarteze October 9, 2007 at 2:11 am


  • Reply Katherine October 9, 2007 at 2:23 am

    Congratulations! Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply janet October 9, 2007 at 3:03 am

    hurrah!!! doing the happy dance for you!

  • Reply Nina G October 9, 2007 at 3:05 am

    I distinctly remember that as a 10 year old you dressed up as a librarian for a “future career day.” It was written in the stars a LONG time ago! Congratulations on making it happen.

  • Reply Becca October 9, 2007 at 3:11 am

    Awesome! Congrats to you.

  • Reply Terri B. October 9, 2007 at 4:01 am

    Congratulations Janssen!

  • Reply Noelle October 9, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    You must be so excited! Graduate school is a big deal…pretty soon you’ll have TWO diplomas to stick up on that wall!

  • Reply Ben October 9, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats! 🙂

  • Reply Kristy October 9, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Way to go, Janssen! That’s great!

  • Reply Jennifer Lee October 9, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so thrilled for you! You will be the best professional librarian EVER.

  • Reply Heather October 9, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Tanti auguri a te! (Congrats in Italian)

  • Reply theysaysilenceisgold October 9, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Tillykke (congratulations in Danish)

  • Reply RA October 9, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Hooray! I admit to getting a tad nervous when your 100 things list threatened us with the possibility of never speaking of this again, so I’m glad that’s not the case. 🙂

  • Reply One Smart Cookie October 9, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations!

  • Reply Ralphie October 9, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Somehow I can easily see you with a tight bun in your hair, reading glasses on the edge of your nose, and a purmenant purse on your lips from saying “Shhhhhhhh!” every 5 seconds. Congratualations Janssen. There was never any doubt in my mind that you would get in. It’s true, you do look 12 but as soon as you open your mouth your suddenly 37. Love you!

  • Reply Melanie October 9, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Congratulations! UT is a great school. If I decide to do a PhD (doubtful), UT will be one of the first places I apply. Grad school is great; you’ll love it!

  • Reply ambrosia ananas October 9, 2007 at 4:56 pm


  • Reply chloe elizabeth October 9, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Congratulations! I hope to be joining you next year! Here’s to grad school!

  • Reply Kayla October 9, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Congratulations!! That is so so awesome. And I’m glad you’re not celebrating a pregnancy with raw fish. Kinda iffy.

  • Reply Bethany October 9, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Hip Hip Hooray!

  • Reply Abbie October 10, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Look at you! Congratulations girly!

  • Reply heidikins October 10, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Congrats Congrats Congrats!

    And kudos to the sushi-picker… mmm, now I’m craving Happy Sumo. :o)


  • Reply Lexi October 10, 2007 at 7:30 pm


    I found your blog one day and enjoy your posts. I live in DC and loved the pics from your recent trip!

    Huge congrats on the MLS. I thought about doing one myself (my mother is a librarian!), but am actually doing an MA in International Education with a focus on literacy. I just started it, but am loving it so far.

    So, good luck!

  • Reply Isabel October 11, 2007 at 7:21 pm


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