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Monday, March 21, 2005

The Envelope Please

Anna received the "big envelope" from UC Berkeley's School of Public Health today, though in fact the envelope was actually business sized.

Upon coming home from work early after a 6:30 a.m. shift, I picked up the letter from the mailbox, saw what it was and started to open it. Remembering that it is rude to open other people's mail, I instead tried to peek through the transparent window to see if I could see anything, my heart racing. I could make out the word "pleased," though in the process managed to noticeably rip the bottom of the envelope. I called Anna at work and she told me to open in, which means I got to break the good news.

Anyway, Anna matriculates (boo-yeah) there this fall. It's a two-year program in epidemiology and biostatistics. She plans to focus on aging, which is fascinating and marketable thanks to all that Postwar schtupping. We also get something we've never had before, two years of knowing for sure what time zone we'll be living in.

3 Comment(s):

  •   Posted by Blogger Form at March 22, 2005 5:01 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • We are delighted to hear about the openning of Carman 11's Department of Public Health's West Coast office. Us in the East Coast office could not be happier.

    Congratulations Anna on getting into your program and congratulations Mike on joining the club of spouses of M.P.H.'s. I can't wait for the jointly written expose on MRSA in locker rooms.

  •   Posted by Blogger Rich at March 22, 2005 3:24 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • wow, congratulations. you really should go to brooklyn though. it's a quality school as well.

  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at March 24, 2005 6:40 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Congratulations as well.

    Remember, the definition of a public health crisis is something so bad that even an epidemiologist can find it.

    As you plan your graduate career, remember never to take a course for a grade that you don't have to.

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