It felt official after the graduation ceremony, but now that the dissertation has been successfully defended, I guess you could say it's officially official.
And so McBone officially presents, in all her brilliance, Dr Hidalgo:
We celebrated as one should: eggs Benedict, Champagne, and a stroll through Celery Bog Nature Area. There, the birds and beasts feasted upon the sight of Dr H in her most electric, zig-zaggy frock, the only garment in her wardrobe that could adequately reflect the excitement of the day.
Please do join us in extending a hearty McBonulations to my sometimes-defensive wife.