see you next year

So Scott was down for the weekend. He left around 11:00 this morning. It was good to see him again. It’s reassuring to know that even though we’ve spoken rarely in the 6 months since I’ve seen him last, we could just talk again. Not about anything hugely important, but just pleasant conversation about school and things we’ve done and the past. It’s good to know it isn’t so awkward I can’t talk to him again, or for that matter my other friends as well. Sometimes I may forget it, but there’s a reason they were my friends to begin with, and seeing them again sort of reminds me of this.

No more visits with friends for a while, though. I’m still here at the shore for a few more days, but on Thursday we’re going down to Baltimore for the 4th. I haven’t seen my cousins in a year, it’s going to be good to see that side of the family. In fact, with the exception of my grandmother last November, I haven’t seen any family member in quite some time. Well, that’s all right, since I’ll see my aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandmother at the end of the week. It’ll probably be the usualy chaos, since with that many members of my family around there’s bound to be some fighting, but that’s just how it goes.

It’s astounding how fast time goes by, considering the fact that I’m not actually doing anything here. Really, I haven’t gotten anything accomplished in over a week. Today I was going to get a book and make a photo album with my pictures from Greece. Eh, I guess there’s still time, it’s only 3:30. Yes, I think at 4:00 I’ll ride my bike over to the book store. Way to be decisive.

background noise: “Next Year” Foo Fighters

8 Responses to “see you next year”

  1. theBABYsnatcher Says:

    ‘Teenage Wasteland,
    It’s only teenage wasteland.
    Teenage wasteland
    Oh, oh.
    Teenage Wasteland
    They’re all Wasted!’
    damn I like the Who. and that song accurately describes life right now. I am back in the land of corn. Jobless. teenage. and utterly wasted. On my way out of texazs, via UHual Van, I um, liberated a couple of kegs of assorted alchoholic beverages. I had a few friends over to my new apartment (read piece of shit basement). by a few friends I mean to piece of shit jackasses I knew from highschool. god damn, most people are so stuck up. whatever. I have a mosnter hangover. maybe I should goto college. hmm… I wonder if it’s too late to accept invitations.

    damn. I’m wasted. later.

  2. tom Says:

    Out of curiosity, why didn’t you choose to go to college to begin with?

  3. theBABYsnatcher Says:

    eh, education shemducation. actuallly, having an education who’s paramters were dicated by the government seems a nice way to give my body and mind over to society. I like me more.

    College education moves to slowly for my tastes. I took a couple of classes at th Uof I last year. They were slow, the professors bored, and the TAs dumb as shit. so I’m educating myself. Perhaps at some point I’ll see fit to go to college. more likely not, there really isn’t any reason to.

  4. tom Says:

    I suppose that’s a good way to look at it. What will you study?

  5. MARK Says:

    someone’s a little conceited

  6. theBABYsnatcher Says:

    maybe concieted, maybe honest. Does school really push you along as fast as you could go? If motivated, anyone can absorb and understand much more information than they do.

    Almost anything I can read. Lots of philosphy, politcal theory, and mathmatics. a little programing on the side. It’s hard to get the cutting edge math matierial to read… but most of that shit’s to specialized for me right now.

  7. tom Says:

    Despite the better education, does “self-educated” look very good on a job application? If you want to use this knowledge to work, it would seem better (if ultimately less effective) to just go with the system.

    On the other hand, it’s completely possible. I remember reading about some Croatian guy who taught himself string theory and got a job in the US after writing an interesting paper. So, good luck.

  8. MARK Says:

    whether you learn anything or not (it doesnt really matter anymore), you should go to college to get a degree, because it will be awful hard to get a
    “serious” (i use that term loosely) job without one. i sense you are just lazy, and are just employing the ol’ “education sucks” argument to defend/conceal your lack of ambition.

    Also, Teenage Wasteland is about a world devoid of rock music, a totalitarian society where children are basically hounded all day by adults. The youth of the world find that rock and roll helps them reach out to one another and frees their minds.

    All of “Who’s Next” was part of Pete Townshend’s Lifehouse project, and contains themes that relate to the one I just described. So, the song isn’t about been a teenager and being wasted. It’s about the importance of Rock to our generation. eat shit and die!

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