Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Not So Bright

Sixty+ can't be too old to start down a new career path, do you think. Being given unrequested early "retirement" from my job, and finding it not living friendly to be unemployed, I'm back at college. Scary that. The following is a sign of how things are going, and classes haven't even started yet. I was in the registrar's office enrolling, and told the registrar I needed to put on my goggles to read the forms. As I was digging thru my purse, she looked at me rather funny, and said "but their on top of your head." "Oh no, I said, those are my sunglasses." She said "I think they are your reading goggles." and darned if they weren't.

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  1. I suppose that you are going to convince me that those hormone driven freshman don't trip over their feet, forget their pencils or drop their forms?

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  2. Being myopic, I've worn glasses since I was 17 so don't have that problem. But the glasses do make me very aware of just how young the other students are. What are you studying anyway?

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  3. LOL Good thing that finding your glasses wasn't the entrance exam!

    I'm impressed; I've been wanting to go finish college for years and just haven't--I even started saying "oh I'm too old for it to be worth it now..."

    Thanks for making me think again! Who knows??

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  4. TABOR: I'm not sure freshman use any of those things anymore or even know what they are.

    NICK: Always having been a voracious reader, it makes me loon'er to have to hunt for my goggles. Studying in the med field.

    SUSAN: Geez, don't scare me like that, entrance exam! They are hurting for students & $$$. I think they figure I'm Easy Money, and they could be right. I did ask for the Sr Discount on fees. They were not amused.

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  5. Now that is funny, from here anyway. I went back in my mid thirties and loved it. If I were rich, I'd be a professional student. YOu will do great because you want to be there, not have to. I am also interested in your major. You may be suprised how many codgers are in class with you.

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  6. LOL good one(-:
    My sister in law was accepted to nursing school and starts next month! She is 51. You are never to old to go back to school(-: Well I am, but most people are not(-: I hated school the first time around. How strange I work at a school right? LOL(-: Working there and going to school are two different things(-:

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  7. Way to go Brighid. You're never too old - for ANYTHING! All the best with your studies.

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  8. LOL!!! Been there and done that with the glasses! I even stepped on my favorites the other day and broke the rims (400.00 later....insert *mad* face here).

    Brighid, you had asked about Scottie rescues. I know there is one in San Francisco. Are you looking for a puppy? You can email me at www.sweetcottagedreams1@comcast.net

    Your little gal sounds like a trooper going after snakes! eee gads!


    becky

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  10. Good for you, girl. What are you studying, by the way?

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  11. I wish you well with the studies! Enjoy being young all over again!

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  12. That is fantastic news. I congratulate you and wish you all the best. I envy you.

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  13. Will they be installing ramps and safety rails on all the stairs for you ?

    I shouldn't laugh, I've just been booked onto a five day training course at a college far, far away from here in September - its for database implementation, I know before I go that the room will be full of 20-somethings when I walk in :)

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  14. You made me laugh, Brighid! I went to college in my middle thirties, same time as my oldest son. We graduated one day apart (my grades were better!). I finished my Masters in my mid-40's. I never thought I'd do it, but there it is--done. So why not go to school whenever you want? A friend got her Masters at 60; another friend got his GED at 80. Life is what you want it to be--and you'll be older with or without a degree. Might as well have one. Good on you for going through with it.

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  15. Thank you to all of you for your comments. Your support means a lot, and your stories have solidified my resolve to go on with this new adventure. Plus I've already given them my money.

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  16. Oh well done Brighid, I am in awe of your enrolment and desire. Having being told a few times where my specs were I am seriously considering one of those chain thingiess that old ladies wear. Oops, I am an old lady. I forgot that too!!
    XO
    WWW

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  17. Hi! You won the Eric Herman CD. Send your mailing address and it will be in the mail next week!

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  18. Awesome! I am turning 59 next month and going back to school as well.

    We need to compare notes, so to speak.

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