$$ In Da Money $$
Oh the surprises the mail brings. Yesterday it was a rejection letter from someone I know. Today it was my first royalties check.
Royalties? Even I did not know they were due to me.
Apparently I get them from people who have purchased copies of my dissertation.
Ten people, who are not related to me and owe me no favors have spent money to read what I wrote in a frenzy to get out of graduate school. Ten people!
Who would have thunk it?
Now I need to figure out how to spend it....