Friday, May 8, 2009

Master Cavender

Whoo hooo, just completed my Master's Degree defense. I am now W. Jeffrey Cavender B.A. M.S. My thesis was a paper on Residual Human Health Risk Assessment of previous retail petroleum facility. Exciting stuff I know! With this complete I can now turn some much needed attention to painting 15mm Seven Years' War figures. My birthday is this month and I have put out a list to the friends and family of Brunswick, Hanoverian and British Highlanders. I am taking the remainder of the day off from work and going out to a wonderful dinner this evening. With an undergraduate degree in History, Master's in Environmental Science the obvious path forward is a PhD in Economics to be a well rounded renaissance man. Happy day in Cavenderia, Prinz Geoffrey may found a college of engineers for the occasion. I hope everyone is doing great!

ciao,

15 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Many congratulations on your masters degree. Take some well-deserved time off and enjoy yourself for a while.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

Capt Bill said...

I vaguely remember how satisfying a major educational achievement is, hopefully it will lead you to even greater opportunities. A celebration is certainly in order and the people of Beerstein wish you well!

Bluebear Jeff said...

I too offer my hearty congratulations.


-- Jeff

ColCampbell50 said...

Congratulations, Jeff!

Jim

Frankfurter said...

Congratulations on your victory!!!
Arthur

Fitz-Badger said...

Add my congratulations to the lot!

littlejohn said...

A tankard to you sir! Many regards and congratulations on your success!

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Thank you all very much.

Snickering Corpses said...

Congratulations and very well done!

Did benzene contamination get a part in your paper, perchance?

Early Happy Birthday, also!

Prinz Geoffrey said...

benzene was not as much an issue as MTBE, my groundwater modeling predicted MTBE to migrate off-site at concentrations that would exceede the WVDEP groundwater standards but to this day nine (9) years after the initial release. MTBE has not been detected in any wells off-site. Are you in the field snickering?

Snickering Corpses said...

Not in the field but rather in the results end. ;) Went a few months ago through the fun of being informed of benzene contamination in our well due to being next to an old gas station that had underground tanks. Two of them, actually.

At the time, it was very minimal, but then the nice water testers decided that they were going to drill a test well in spot X, and upon finding that they hit a solid layer of rock that their drill couldn't penetrate, they decided the smartest thing to do was to bring a bigger drill. Shortly after they successfully broke through the rock layer, our benzene count went from "drinking this over time could harm you" to "don't let it touch your skin." But they swear their breaking through a rock shelf couldn't have anything to do with it.

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Sorry to hear that if you ever need an outside opinion on analytical results, findings etc. feel free to email me, free of charge of course.

Snickering Corpses said...

I shall keep that in mind. I definitely appreciate the offer.

David said...

Belated congratulations - sorry I missed it earlier.

David
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P.S. If you decide to embark on a PhD, good luck - you really will need lots of stamina (been there, done that!). Make sure it's a subject you really do find intrinsically interesting because by the end you'll need all the staying power you can muster!

Konstantinos Travlos said...

Congratulations!