Sunday, August 21, 2005

The End is Nigh

I passed my last class for college graduation! All I have left to do is some stupid exit counseling and an exit exam. The exam is called the CLAST, it’s a basic math assessment. I am a little stressed about it but not much. See, I can take this test as many times as I need without it affecting my GPA or being on my record at all. How bad-ass is that? I mean I passed Spanish II and Primatology so a little skills evaluation is nothing; especially with no pressure for a good grade. Its pass/fail! Hahahahaha!

So, now I’m looking for jobs. LJ has been looking in the national parks system for any openings for a while but nothing has come up. Not to mention its balls hard to get a job with them. Its like “Yeah, we want to hire only people with five years of experience, medical training, a masters degree, military service, and oh yeah, we’re only going to pay them 20,000 a year. So fuck off all you young recently graduated go-getters.” You have to be the smartest idiot in the world to get a job with the national parks system. I just think they want more than they can honestly pay for. So, I am still hoping to get a job with them but I don’t see it happening. I am however seeing a lot of jobs in the archaeology field. Now those people I can relate to.

In the end LJ and I just want to get the hell out of Florida. God, this place sucks. Hurricanes, thunder storms daily, crazy over zealous Christian fanatics. This place is a zoo. I am tired of working retail and I am more tired of having to cater to redneck morons who think its ok to be dumb because its being true to their roots. Damn you Jeff Foxworthy! Am I being an elitist? Hell no! I’m sorry but if I could suffer through reading some books and self-tought computer skills then they can too. Is it too much to ask that the general public know enough to be able to talk about things other than what was on TV last night and their wacky-ass views on theology? It’s like Inherit the Wind down here. I dunno maybe I’m just being mean. On the other hand, more and more I find myself thinking of what Sartre said, “Hell is other people.”

6 comments:

mommyjolle said...

I hesitate to point out that you wil, no doubt, find exactly the type of people you describe live all over the U.S., and yes, even around the world. The only thing that is different is the accent. The goofy look is global.

Your New Sleeping Aid said...

Yeah, they live in 'bama, and Kansas too. Oh, and i think i met one in Georgia.
And to contradict your mom, the accent is the same.

LJ said...

I'm with you all the way on this. I can't wait to explore other parts of the world than just the southeastern US. I'm so proud that you did so well this last semester. Only one small hurdle in front of you, and then you'll be done...that's great.

mommyjolle said...
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mommyjolle said...

O.K., with all that advanced education, you may now comment on my most recent blog entry!

super_spam said...

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence until you actually go there. After living in Rochester I can attest for that. There are only a handful of places I can think of living that would really be better than living here in the Southeast. The natives may be 'quacky' but they certainly make life interesting. In some ways it's also good to be the biggest fish in the pond.