So, I just had a big meeting with my prof and the due date for my thesis has been pushed up about 4 weeks from what I was hoping/expecting. The next couple weeks I have some other major commitments, so I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to get everything done. So, I may not be blogging much over the next month or so.
At this meeting, my advisor told me to find out when my committee members were available to schedule a defense. Here's how the conversation went:
Me: So...who should I contact?
Advisor: Your committee members.
Me: Who's that?
Advisor: I don't know. Didn't we have committee meetings over the past two years?
Me: Well, I met with professor A all the time to figure out my thesis, so I'm guessing professor A should be on my committee...
Advisor: Hm. (pulls out my file). Not in here.
So we troop over to the administrative office, where my advisor pulls out my official school record (it's pretty thick - I'm sorta curious as to what's in it) and finds that I in fact have no committee.
Advisor: So who should be on your committee?
Me: Well, I'm assuming professor A...
Advisor: Who else?
Me: Um, there's professor B who comes to our big group meetings. But I haven't spoken to professor B in over a year and my thesis doesn't really involve professor B's field of study...
Advisor: Perfect! Send them an e-mail.
So my e-mail said something along the lines of, "Congratulations! You're in my committee, and my defense is going to be this very close date, so are you free? I'll send along a review copy by this even closer date. Thanks!"
I hope they're not in too much of a foul mood when I defend my thesis.