Thursday, January 10, 2008

When Secret Agent Man and I were unable to find the size of basketballs we wanted at Walmart, (Yes, basketballs come in different sizes.) we did the next logical thing. We signed me up for college!

I know that it's hard to believe that two and a half years of intensive socializing studying in the early Nineties didn't produce a degree, but it's true.
I've wanted to go back to school ever since all three of my children were in school all day, but I've never been able to fully commit. I can't even say that I am ready now. I wanted to be sure of my future career path, a.k.a, I wanted to know what I was going to be when I grew-up before I committed my time and our families money, again. But, when we couldn't find those illusive 27 inch basketballs, returning to college just seemed to be the right thing to do.

25 comments:

  1. I think that's awesome! Baby Girl heads off to kindergarten next year and the next year after that I'm going to take a few classes! So, what are you going to study??

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  2. Great for you! That is so exciting!

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  3. I'm going to study hotel management, elementary education, merchandizing, renewable energies, and ancient languages.

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  4. well, i don't quite understand the logic of the order of events but i am really excited for you. as for your list of studies..that is awesome. good luck!

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  5. That is FANTASTIC. Will be anxious to read all about your classes.

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  6. Congratulations! Furthuring your education is a wonderful idea. Now you get to be the Hotel Manager for 8 year old guests who speak Andalusian Arabic and require enormous amounts of wind power! Check me in!

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  7. My daughter often advises me to enroll in college courses...just so that people can say to her, "YOUR MOM GOES TO COLLEGE."

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  8. Yea!!! I'm very excited for you. What are you realllly gonna do? Cause otherwise, that what? a quintuple major?

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  9. Good luck! If you need to know which prof's to stay away from and who's good give me a call!

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  10. Whatever it takes to fulfill your dream, although basketball size is probably among one of the less common reasons that people go back to school.

    Congrats to you on moving forward with a dream.

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  11. That is amazing! Good for you! Now just convince my mom to go to school too.

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  12. I was about to say, "Wow, hotel management, and you and Carronin can work together!" But then I saw you were being a smart aleck. Really, what are you taking?

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  13. Does Fruita have a college, other than the School for Disembodied Chicken Heads?

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  14. I want to go to college someday. Congratulations!

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  15. Ancient languages!!!

    Well, I wish I had been there to see all this happen. Did you have your dashboard cam on by any chance?

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  16. No, but really, congrats.
    You are so awesome I can't even begin to describe you.

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  17. Are you going to be a sorority girl? Good luck!

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  18. I'm so happy for you. Because that is not at all what I thought when I read "ejumakated."

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  19. You go, girl. I teach at the college level and specialize in adult students. If I have a choice between the dazed party-oriented 19 year old (remember your first college experience?) and the busy parent (sometimes working full time too) who wants their money's worth, is motivated and far more interesting as a humanoid, it's hands-down the adult anytime. So while you're preparing, I am getting ready three syllabi to start working with these amazing dedicated students, some of whom are older than me (and I am older than you). Good luck!@!!!

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  20. I want details.
    And pictures.
    And graphics.
    And a complete report.

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  21. Wow - that's great! Best of Luck!

    Missy

    PS - I am hosting a Valentine's Day Swap on my blog if you are interested (http://www.fabricofmylife.blogspot.com)

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  22. Newspaper Professor ElasticJanuary 14, 2008 at 8:33 AM

    I want to go back to school to get my Masters in Newspaper Engineering.

    When did it get so fancy around here? I like the scroll-y look!

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  23. Take it to the limit girl. Talk about surprised, you could have knocked me over with nano particle.Did you know that I took courses at night in xray analysis and metallurgical thermodynamics at Renselear Polytechnic Institute in Hartford Conn. I still use the things I learned everyday!

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