Gergiev, academic cat
An advocate of my lovely cat told me the other night that Gergiev should receive an honorary doctorate if and when I manage to complete my PhD. Although I do not deny the contributions of my cat to my general well-being while suffering through the isolating academic venture of dissertating, I somehow do not think that this entitles her to a proper degree. Now should little Gergie begin to write chapters for me, I would undoubtedly reconsider . . . But now it is time for me to make a mocha and read some more Cooper before bed. Because somehow I suspect that my cat is not going to do my reading and writing for me.