Tonight I've finally ... finally ... finished the version of my PhD thesis that will go to be examined. I am about to submit! After, ahem, more years that I care to admit. It seems unreal. I always imagined that when I got to this stage I'd feel, well if not elated at least a certain sense of relief. Sadly, right now it just feels like ticking off one checkbox from a never-ending todo list. Maybe I'll feel better when the defence is out of the way ... assuming I pass of course! Maybe I should just go and get drunk.