Three times a week, I enter my college classrooms and look around at young, really really young, shining faces. These kids are smart. They have read the classics. The know about past participles. They can diagram sentences in seconds while I'm still looking for the "action words." They smell nice—like oranges, like youth. I look at them, envious of the time they still have, their whole lives ahead of them and think, "Okay which of you idiots are eating Tide pods?"
And why? Apparently it is some kind of challenge, and I hate challenges. I turned off my computer and didn't leave my house for a week during the whole ice bucket challenge, petrified someone would tag me and I would have to dump a bucket of water on my head and video it. Do I need all 52 of my Facebook friends knowing I look like a wet ferret without my root lifter? Isn't life hard enough?
Obviously this ridiculous new challenge led me to do some deep contemplation. I have never eaten a Ti…
This weekend I decided to play with kids my own age. I mean, don't get me wrong...I love the kids in my classes and many times I find our conversations fascinating. Well maybe they're not exactly "our" conversations, because conversations take two people actually speaking to each other. As someone close to me once described it, "First you talk. Then I talk. But when I talk that means you STOP talking. That's called a conversation." So I guess it's more like I find THEIR conversations fascinating. And if that makes me some kind of weird lurker, which it sort of does, too bad.
At college, I have to listen to what is going on around me, because one time I zoned out walking to my car and wondering if I should stop at Publix to get a roasted chicken. Did I have anything at home I could throw together for M and I? M really loves macaroni salad, maybe I'll get that and a chicken. Yes. And while I was considering the lemon pepper or the basic bbq, I wa…
It is actually going to happen. This May, I am graduating college! I
tried to extend my journey by applying to graduate school, but was turned down,
in a very nice way though. I think the letter said “Uhm, no thanks, you seem like an awesome person but…no. Feel free to
check out our website for other schools where you might have better luck. Have
you considered DeVry Institute?
So the dream ends here. I have been talking with some of my
fellow graduating seniors to see what they are doing now that they have
degrees. One guy is taking a year off to play lacrosse in Australia, but many
are already applying for jobs. I certainly don’t want to be left behind. Yes, I
took 40 years to get through college but no more procrastinating! I have
already done some research and here are some possibilities that might be worth
looking into. Jobs I May Be Able To Get Now That I Will Have a Degree
1.Participant in rosacea study. This would be
perfect if I had rosacea. Why could I not have been bless…