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09 November 2012

College Reminiscing

Sometimes I think I miss being in college. And sometimes I think I'm crazy. I don't necessarily miss the constant rush of midterms and final exams and pop quizzes and the stress of taking Spanish and Mandarin oral exams on the same day.

 I had a locker in college. Did you?
But I miss studying and speaking Spanish and Mandarin with other people who were passionate about the languages. I miss writing papers on the culture of sports fans and throwing in snarky comments that received smiley faces from my professor. I miss the philosophy professor who started every class with a comedy routine, usually about his latest adventures in life with his wife--who he was clearly head over heels in love with. I miss my professor who wore kimonos to class, the professor who tried to cut off my arm with a magic trick, and the professor who wore his "happy shoes" on exam days to cheer us up. (That same professor never failed to notice and compliment me on my especially colorful outfits.)

 For someone who's not that much of a philosopher, I sure got stuck in a lot of philosophy classes. 
I try to hide it, or ignore it, but there's a lot I do enjoy about the world of academia. I know I'm a geek, and I spent a lot of time studying in college.

But one of my most precious memories from college is a time that I didn't study. Angel was there on a visit, and I had a history midterm to take at noon. "Let's go to Baskin Robbins," Angel said. I left my books, and I ate ice cream with Angel. I could have spent a few extra hours that morning studying the the pre-1911 history of China, but instead I ate ice cream with a cute guy. And it was the best test-prep I could have done! I got a 99% on that midterm.

 All I can say now is that I'm definitely having Angel take me out for ice cream before my state licensing exam!

10 comments :

  1. I can't say i miss college days..haha all that hard work and testing:/

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  2. Gah, I was JUST thinking the other day about how I actually miss college...I miss writing papers and buying new notebooks and learning awesome new things...I definitely have the "I want to go back to school" bug. Except I have at least 3 different fields of study I'd want to do, and I haven't a clue how I'd decide which one to pursue. If I were a millionaire...ALL of them!

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  3. I was just missing my college life at FSU earlier today. I was listening to the Mates of state and they brought back FLOODS of memories from the good ole college days. P.S. I LOVE your paperclip earrings :)

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  4. New follower here--I just stumbled upon your blog from another :) I'm actually in college right now, so I can't say I miss it much yet: I'm graduating in a month though, so maybe it'll start sinking in then...? But then I have three years of grad school, haha, so maybe not. I do understand all your reasons: I do love the academic life and all the people as passionate as me, and a lot of my professors are great!

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  5. Some people never stop going to college because they miss it too much!! I'm not a huge fan of studying so I don't mind being past that part... ha ha!

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  6. I think its awesome that you still want to learn, you can never know too much. I'm not good at studying either but im an expert on the apple spice donuts at baskin robins / dunkin donuts. I found ya on the hop & i hope your having a great weekend.

    Nikki
    www.thecraftysideofsarcasm.com

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  7. I definitely miss college sometimes, too! Not the tests or homework, but all the crazy dorm life and staying up late with friends!

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  8. I definitely miss college! I actually sort of loved writing papers. Which is good since it was my major after all. But I really miss my French classes. I had a french minor and I miss speaking it and writing in it with people who loved it as much as I did. So I know how you feel about Chinese!

    What a sweet memory you have with Angel :)

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