Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Breaking News!

Did I get your attention with that attractive title? I'm sorry, I don't really have any breaking news. It's just that I keep thinking to myself, self, you need to sit down and write in your blog. I keep thinking of all these great things I could write about, and now that the stars align and I actually have a few minutes to write in my blog (class got cancelled today!), I can't think of a single thing to say! Wait hold on, let me think. Something's happening... is that?... is that a?... a thought? ...


Rats. Well, you can't say I didn't try.

How about an update? Oh, Lydia got a job! I know that's old news for everyone who will read this, but I'm just proud as a peach. Did I just say that? Yes, apparently I did. Anyway, she's a New Accounts Specialist, but has found out that her job specializes in much more than just opening new accounts. She's now specializing in answering phones, helping her boss choose his desktop wallpaper, and much more. She's really enjoying the change of pace from Happijac. And, she wears make-up everyday (I like that part)! She has to wear nylons if any leg is showing though, which she's not too fond of. Her Mom says that it will keep her legs warm though (and it probably will).

School is going good for me, but I'm starting to get tired of it. I'm now technically a Senior! Crazy huh? I think so. The sad thing is that I still have at LEAST three more semesters before I graduate. I know this is pretty normal, but I'm really feeling ready to graduate. It makes it especially difficult when my employer says they could really use me full-time, and I have to turn them down so I can go take Art 1010, one of the many pre-reqs I have to take to get into the upper-division classes which I may or may not ever use.

Here's the low-down with my major for those that don't know. I'm a BIS (Bachelor of Integrated Studies) major at Weber State. I can choose three areas of emphasis, and I've chosen Computer Science, Multimedia, and Visual Arts. I'm in the web design business and it's my hope that I can pick up some skills that will help me out in my career. The frustrating thing is that I have to wade through so many classes that have nothing to do with what I'm going into (3d design, Art 1010 - which I've taken at Utah State and twice in High school -, C++, Intro to Multimedia, just to name a few) to get to the classes I actually want to take (typography, Flash, programming for the web, etc). Problem is I'm not that patient, so I end up learning the things I want to learn on my own, and when I finally get to the classes I want to take, it's all old hat.

So what to do? There are still classes I'd like to take, and I want the degree (if nothing more than a formality), but sometimes it feels like the program I'm in at Weber doesn't offer enough to make it worth giving up time I could be working at my job (which I love!) making decent money.

So if any of you college grads out there wouldn't mind leaving me a comment and telling me its worth it, that would be great. It IS worth it right?

Wow, wasn't expecting to write anything about that today. I apologize if I come off as arrogant. It feels good to vent about things though. Truly, there are a lot of classes I'm excited to take, but it's just a long road and it's nice to stop and kick a squirrel along the way.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, I love your gift of wit. You write beautifully. You make me laugh.

As far as advice about sticking it out to get that college degree, I can only tell you that NOT graduating has been the truest regret of my life.

My two cents...
Mom, Grandma Evie, mother in law

6:35 PM, October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Lydia said...

"A lot of people go to school for ten years."

"Yeah. They're called doctors!"

"Shut up, Richard."

9:18 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger mommyjenny said...

You got me!
You are hilarious.
About may surprise you to know that Sean never graduated. The computer industry does not require fact, many times you are out of the loop if you have been in college for 4 years because cutting edge technology is not taught in college. "Dot Net" programming is really in demand right now. You may want to chat with Sean about it sometime. Just throwing my 2 cents in. :)
Do what you enjoy doing, and try to make a little money while you are at it.

12:51 AM, October 08, 2006  
Blogger Mindy said...

Mike, hang in there. You are one of the most talented guys I know. It would be impossible for you to not be successful. I would echo the vote for getting the degree, even if it means wading through all the unnecessary murk.

8:48 AM, October 17, 2006  

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