Well, joy. I've found out that I do need my thesis committee chair's signature physically on a special piece o' paper (no faxing allowed) contrary to previous assumptions. He's in... Well, let's just say he's far away in a place where reliable mail service is a little less than the standard (it was suggested that I mail off three copies so that one might make it there). The practical effect is that I'll need to have that thesis done about a week or two earlier than I had thought. Poop.
On the plus side, just for kicks, I put all of my thesis files into one big one to see where I'm standing length wise, 'cause - hey, it beats actually writing, and it looks like, if things go well, I'll hit right around the length that I was aiming for. It's a bit weird to see it all together though. It's almost as if it's a single thing now. Spooky.
On a topic-related note, a few of the amazon packages are arriving today. What are the odds that I won't go home early and giddily rip open boxes?