21 August 2007

And so it begins.....

I'll be honest--I really wasn't looking forward to the start of classes this fall. (I'm talking ren-away-to-clown-college-or-just-go-work-retail-not-looking-forward-to-it.) I feel like I've gotten too much writing done in the last two weeks to be bothered by teaching again.

J's excitement about the prospect of starting the semester has irritated me this last week. ok. irritated is a bit of an understatement, but I did manage to not throw a show at him.

But then I came to campus today and everything seems all a-buzz. I like watching the new people figure things out--like how not to get Schwinned in the bike lane and how to get out of the back doors of the bus. It makes me feel like an old pro, like I belong here.

Classes don't start until tomorrow, and today the campus has a festival-like atmosphere. Our main lawn area is filled with booths and bands and students all trying to angle for the newbies. "Come," they call. "Be one of us."

No thanks.

But it's kind of fun to watch.

7 comments:

The Yellow Dart said...

Ah yes the good ole days. Although I only had 1/3 the college days that you have had.

LD said...

True- but apparently I don't look like I've had 3xs the schoolin' of the average joe. Today some sorority girl tried to get me to rush. Usually, that would irritate me. Coming up on 28, it just made me smile.

DS said...

i wish i had the rush experince i would have made a great frat guy, although i probly would not be living in cali then so i will not trade my hand just yet.

Mad Grad Mom said...

Ahh, the come-be-one-of-us-day. The day I refuse to set foot on campus.

And, yeah, I like watching those people figure out how not to get run over by bicycles. I guess I have a little mean streak . . .

The Yellow Dart said...

You should have done it, as long as it wasn't sigma sigma sigma again.

Candy Rant said...

I am homesick and I am envious that you look like a sorority aged chick.
28.
Still an embryo.

LD said...

But DS-- you did have the frat experience, just without having to pay all those dues or going to the silly meetings.