I’ve been missing out on

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I’ve been missing out on the many uses of bounce.

Well, that’s it. I’m done with classes for this semester. All I have to do now, is finish my work and turn it in. It’s a bit strange. It doesn’t even feel like the end of the school year. In high school, you have yearbooks and graduations. In college, you have finals and graduations. In grad school, you have…well, that’s what I’m finding out. I drove someone to the bart station after class. I had a class last semester with him, and a class this semester. There’s no more than a handful of people in each class so you get to know each other pretty well. On the ride to the bart station, he was telling me how he was accepted (and his journey prior to being accepted) to a PhD program at a school in Utah to work with a professor that is doing exactly what he wants to be doing. So before he got out of the car, he said something to the effect of, “Well, I don’t think I’ll see you ever again. Take care.” Isn’t that sad? So I wished him luck (as a figure of speech, even though I don’t believe in luck) on all his endeavors.

So that’s what happened today. I went to my last class for this semester, a seminar on adolescents. There were 7 of us students and the teacher. We brought food and snacks. We talked about the readings and played a little game that quizzed us on topics throughout the course. One of the first (and easier) questions was, “What superstar has a song that goes like this: oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know…” No one on my team knew it. Someone guessed backstreet boys or something. I was so embarrassed to say that I knew…hahaha. Now you’ve gotten a glimpse of what grad students are like, totally out of touch with the outside world. Me? I’m on the fringe. I don’t know if you can call blogging a way to keep in touch with things that are going on outside of my field, but that’s still pretty sad.

Lately, I’ve been talking to several people about blogging. Gary, who just started one yesterday, was saying that he didn’t know what to post. Other people who I’ve talked to say they don’t want to start a blog because they don’t have anything to write about or that their lives aren’t that exciting. Pshh..like mine is! Here’s an interesting article I found through globe of blogs called “the difference between a weblog and a journal.”

Rarely do I watch TV, but I was watching TV this morning while I was eating breakfast. There was nothing on, so I flipped to MTV. They showed the new P.O.D. video. The song’s called “Boom” and it’s pretty funny. I love the satire.

Talk to me, Goose.