September 21, 2005

Respect your elders, goshtarnit…

I feel old these days. You go to the pub with a few friends, and realise that all the university returnees are diddy first (or even ickle second) years, and you feel old. All this in spite of the fact that I have generally been the youngest person in most groups I have spent a lot of time with this year. (Though that is mainly because I happen to have a late-ish birthday, coupled with the fact that Germans make an attempt at [and usually succeed at] remaining students until they are at least in their late 20s, and more often than not, well into their 30s.)

But enough parentheses. The problem, of course, is that I don't actually feel that I am as old as I am, but then in contrast, I feel as though the remainder of my university career is a coda, simply there to allow me to complete my degree with at least a 2,1. And in certain respects, that's all that a final year at university is. So, it's back to work (scary, scary work) after a year of being a bum, living in another country under the semblance of improving my language skills, but really concerned with far different matters than conjugating German verbs. Not that 'different matters' are any less important, of course. You've got to have some different matters, or else it all gets a bit dull.

So, I'm an ickle fourth year, but still an undergraduate…Just give me a degree already.


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  1. Mathew Mannion

    THE LE RAY IS BACK

    21 Sep 2005, 00:59

  2. Emily

    Oh, so I'm just a "different matter" now? Just something to distract you from your German verb tables? I see how it is.

    Pout.

    21 Sep 2005, 03:29

  3. Ooo, you in trouble fo shizzle le rizzle…

    I want my degree too, but that's a different 'different matter'

    21 Sep 2005, 05:02

  4. Mat: Je suis Le Ray. Mais la poubelle verte est tres ennuiyeux. One blog entry per month seems to be the most I manage. But I am indeed the Le Ray.

    Emily: Es tut meinem Affen leid. See, that was too difficult to conjugate…You can feel free to correct the grammar (you'll be teaching it soon:))

    Nick: [in English this time] you could've had a degree already, Forringtizzle! Ah well, you'll be the one with a good job in a year's time, and I'll be the hobo.

    21 Sep 2005, 13:16

  5. Mathew Mannion

    I got a good job before getting a degree, that I ironically will lose as soon as I graduate :(

    21 Sep 2005, 14:19

  6. Scott Martel

    YOU feel old Dan! How do you think I feel, I'm a massive 17 days older then you, and I have a good job already which I'll have to give up next year to go to uni, and I'll still have four years there until I can be a hobo with a zoology degree.

    23 Sep 2005, 14:12

  7. At least you'll be a hobo who's popular with the street dogs after your degree, Scott

    23 Sep 2005, 18:14


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