Your family thinks you’re really smart, but still has no idea what you do

family gathering at festive table

You still can’t seem to explain your grad school research to your family, but they’re definitely impressed. Dinner is in full swing and everyone’s ankles deep in stuffing and gravy.

What do you do?

Take out your Thesis draft and your journal paper

Grab your computer and pull up some slides

Start diagraming in your mashed potatoes

Give up and eat some turkey

Published by B McGraw

B McGraw has lived a long and successful professional life as a software developer and researcher. After completing his BS in spaghetti coding at the department of the dark arts at Cranberry Lemon in 2005 he wasted no time in getting a masters in debugging by print statement in 2008 and obtaining his PhD with research in screwing up repos on Github in 2014. That's when he could finally get paid. In 2018 B McGraw finally made the big step of defaulting on his student loans and began advancing his career by adding his name on other people's research papers after finding one grammatical mistake in the Peer Review process.

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