This is your opporunity to congratulate me...(hint, hint...)
I passed my qualifiers yesterday! I am officially admitted to candidacy for the PhD! Woohoo!
Also, completely coincidentally, at about the same time, the 10,000th hit came to my humble home on the web here. So that's pretty cool, too.
Seriously, I feel a bit self-conscious posting such things, but since other people have blogs detailing the dullest, tiniest minutiae of their lives, I figure I can post at least the big highlights now and again.