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progress? [Apr. 18th, 2001|11:40 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Paper is done. It was almost done before I started writing it. (2 page hard maximum ... had to shrink my borders down to make it fit.) I didn't even proof-read it... that's how much I care. It'd be boring to read, and I'll get a good grade anyway, since the class is stupid.

Now I have to do a study guide for the same class... major differences between Herodotus and Thucydides? Hell if I know ... haven't read any Thucydides yet. Don't feel like it, either. Maybe I'll go skim it enough to go BS something.

I should be given a damn medal for my BSing ability. I can take no knowledge whatsoever and turn it into something that sounds really deep and profound. I procrastinate a bunch and can never get started too quickly, but once I get going --- watch out. Crap be flyin' all over the place.

I'm so sick of school. I totally want to drop out, but I don't think my parents would like that.

I'm so close too .... after this quarter I have 27 total credits left: 5 more writing credits, 6 visual/literary/performing credits, 2 senior electives, and then I guess 14 credits of whatever requires the least attendance and least work to get a credit.

This started as a post on short term progress, but I guess the subject works for my long-term progress as well. Bleh. Stoopid school.

Update... 11:50: Screw reading. Those questions were all easy.... answered them by making stuff up. Hooray for dedication to excellence! LJ time until 12:30 or so, then sleep.

From: ex_ladywint
2001-04-19 12:09 am (UTC)

the art of BS

ahh yes the ability to create, to formulate and develop a facsimile that is pleasing to mind and eye. Its all just BS really, but in the end that is the most valuable lesson. I find as I move away from school work and more into studio work the talent to BS becomes more and more necessary. stick it out of course school sucks, its supposed to, but you can't let them make you quit.
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[User Picture]From: nemo
2001-04-19 07:25 am (UTC)

Shows what I know

Herodotus wrote history like he was on crack. Thucydides at least tried to tell it from one point of view.

I think.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2001-04-19 08:36 am (UTC)

The US higher education system is certainly bizzare. What do you get for your troubles when you eventually get all of your 'credits'?

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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-19 08:54 am (UTC)
... a piece of paper that says I'm done.

Then jobs pay you more.

That's the idea.
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-04-19 11:56 am (UTC)
excellent BS'er huh? wanna help me fluff out my resume? :P
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From: (Anonymous)
2001-04-19 09:31 pm (UTC)

Thuc vs Hero

Thuc is a tough read but hero is great , read it in the original.
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[User Picture]From: nder
2001-04-19 09:41 pm (UTC)
""I can take no knowledge whatsoever and turn it into something that sounds really deep and profound.""

I KNEW you looked familiar....how is your sister, missy gold, anyways? it's been years since you two were on tv.

( 5 hunnnnit points and a beer to anyone who knows wtf i'm talking about )
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[User Picture]From: kalei
2001-04-22 12:38 am (UTC)
Are you referring to Tracey Gold from growing pains? Her brainy sister character?

Geez you just made me research Missy Gold online... I have no life...heh.

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[User Picture]From: nder
2001-04-22 02:47 am (UTC)
k, you'ver earned 200 points- 50 for knowing HOW to research online, and 100 for getting the show, and 50 for actually frikkin doing it.
earn the other 300 by being mroe specific :)
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[User Picture]From: cynica
2001-04-20 10:06 am (UTC)
I feel your pain.

I'm 27 credits away, myself, after this semester is over.

Somehow I screwed myself by not taking enough upper level classes and now I'll be finished with my General courses, my CORE courses, and I"ll still have to take 4 classes just to satisfy this damn upper-credit requirement.

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