Monday, May 01, 2006

Goodbye to U

Ladies and gentlemen, my time at the University of Utah—lovingly (lazily?) nicknamed the “U of U”—has come to an end. I am a now a Bachelor of Arts twice over, and, perhaps even more exciting, I have taken the last Greek test of my entire life. No more Greek homework, no more Greek books, and no more Greek teachers’ dirty looks. Believe me, I’ve had my fill of all three of those things. And I did get everything worked out for graduation, so the only question that really remains is just how poor my final Greek grade will be. Given that my teacher had a hardcore vendetta against me and is known for grading students quite subjectively (I’ve even had other teachers in the department admit this to me), this is a genuine concern. I suspect I’ll be less than thrilled, but the fact that I’ve completed my degree will significantly reduce any negative reaction I may otherwise feel. At this point, then, the next time I’ll formally be a student will be in Atlanta, Georgia. That’s a wacky factoid that I just can’t get over, but the shift back to philosophy will be an immensely welcome change.

As for this summer, it’s time to seek employment. Melanie and I need to bulk up on our financial savings, as graduate school will prove an expensive move, both literally and figuratively. Because we have great insurance through Melanie’s work, I’ll probably do just fine going through a temp agency. I may even end up back at American Express, the place where Melanie and I met seven years ago and where I personally worked for just over three years; they’re always bringing on temps. It’ll be interesting to do the work thing again, and it may provide for some interesting posts. You’ll know if it does. For now, I’m taking a week off to relax, maybe watch some movies, and do a tad more writing than I’ve been able to lately. I’m planning on updating all of my blogs this week, so keep your eyes peeled. (I could especially use a bit more participation on In the Key of Orange, which is nothing more than a bunch of one-question musical surveys. How hard can that be? See you ‘round!)

4 comments:

  1. Have an amazing week off! As a fellow student I know how great a break is (however short). I've only got one week left of school myself!!!! Did I mention!!!!! I'm excited!!!!!

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  2. Congratulations!!! I am excited for you, but sad at the same time for me. I fear that you will be leaving all too soon.

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  3. Having conquered the Great Greek Challenge, I totally honor the expansion of your brain. Just think what you have accomplished. It is amazing. God bless you, now and on to Georgia. I am truly PROUD of you.

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  4. wow, congrats! we're still plowing through. Not a Squid and Whale fan, eh? I liked how the film made fun of itself: well, Literature scholars anyway...

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