Thursday, August 28, 2008

School's going great, thanks for asking

Soooo...this English composition class I'm taking? I have to write posts in the class blog. I was actually really pumped about it, because hey! Blog posts? I got 'em. But no, we're given a topic to blog about, which completely takes all the fun out of it.

So instead, I'll just be creative about it here. The first week's topic is, here we go, "If this class were a journey, what kind of journey do you want it to be?"


Complete cheesiness. And I had to write at least 250 words. It was HARD. I'll paraphrase what I actually wrote:

I like to write, blah, blah, but I kinda hate being confined to specific topics, blah, I wanna learn how to get through that, blah, blah, I love you guys, I'm gonna try real hard, BLAH.

Here's what I really wanted to write:

Um, this class? I'm taking it because I have to. I don't really want to. I think I write pretty well already, and from reading some of the other students' posts, I'm a damn genius. This isn't a journey, it's a damn prereq to classes I actually WANT to take. But I'll humor you, and if this class really were a journey, I'd hope it'd be the kind of journey that surprises me. Like, "Ooh, I think this trip might suck," but actually turn into, "Hey, that wasn't so bad. I guess. Whatever."

I'm not going to get this degree without offending several people, am I?


Average Girl In Average World said...

OMG! That was funny!

I encourage honesty. You should have wrote what you felt, like, what you wrote here!!! ROFLMAO!!

As I always say "I'd rather be hated for who I am, then loved for who I'm not".

Brenda Campbell said...

That is too funny! That is how I felt when I had to take a psychology class in college taught by none other than a schizophrenic professor. Seriously. You have a great sense of humor and I look forward to reading more.

fiftypushing said...

Hhmm. Some of your writing shows real talent. I could do without the sh...t words and other crudities, but then I am just an old-fashioned ex English teacher. I would never have set such a stupid topic though!

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