What I Learned Today

  • Despite the fact that the PTS Student Health Benefits Plan is really expensive to a penniless graduate student, it's certainly better to pay $2,000 than declare bakruptcy later because a $10,000 medical bill wasn't covered.
  • Most of the people at PTS have excellent senses of humor, especially the Director of Professional Studies ("It's like getting a shot of novacaine in my cerebellum.") and the head IT guy ("If you are having trouble with your digital camera and you bring it to us and there are naked pictures of you on it, that will be awkward." Apparently, someone was trying to support our troops!).
  • Being a first year at graduate school is frighteningly similar to being a freshman in undergrad. I guess it's the same feeling one gets with any completely unfamiliar place. You know the one, where you don't want to go to any event alone because that means you might not recognize anyone...
  • When you think you're done paying the bills, there's always another one coming...
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