Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

It occurred to me the other day that I am sort of like the middle child here at school. Too young to fit in with the real "Non-traditionals" and too old to fit in with the whipper-snappers that are more concerned with where their next party is than "am I going to be getting myself any financial aid AT ALL next year?" It's an odd feeling, this middle child thing. I'm the oldest. Everything goes my way. I get the hard stuff so that by the time the wee little babies come around, it's a cake walk. So I kind of feel like I'm floating around in-limbo most days. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly not a bad thing. Just kind of. . .odd.

On the plus side, though, I've yet to fall again! And I do believe I've made some. . .erm. . .let's call them acquaintences. I really do have some super nice people in my education classes. The other classes seem to be full of people with the mindset that they are but robots, simply moving through the system. They don't speak to anyone unless directly spoken to. Or if they do speak, it's hushed little giggly whispers to the girl sitting next to them they've known since kindergarten. It makes it a little difficult to try and have discussions on things like Pride and Prejudice (Hello! Most awesomest book. EVER!) and The Remains of the Day (eh, not so much. He talks in proper British circles so that I have to re-read paragraphs many times. However, today in class it was a little better, so there may be hope. Now that we're like HALFWAY into the semster.

Now, I must be off. I have a short story that I need to get written. Creative Writing has been an awesome class for me! I haven't done any writing of any kind other than analytical essays in a very long time. So it's fun to get my little fantasy world back!


courtney said...

my teachers blame that whole silence thing on this part of the country. apparently we're all very capable of conversation, we just don't like to have it-- at least not in an educational setting. ha. northern midwesterners.

ps- I LOVE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. I can't believe it took me so long to pick that book up! Almost done! Almost almost!

Stephanie said...

I LOVED creative writing and I know after reading some of your stuff that you're great at it. I'm sure you're a class favorite with all your wittiness!

Anonymous said...

let me know if you want any of your old stuff to turn in for creative writing. ;) LIKE THE FABBY WOKE-UP-MARRIED story that I LOVE LOVE LOVE.

you know what else i love? You. And you blogging. And your hot husband. Oops. Not sposda talk about that last one. ;)

Anonymous said...

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