Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Miss Information may be too stupid for graduate school

Remember last week when Miss Information announced the end of her academic career? It turns out that it may have been premature.

See, Miss Information failed to recognize that degree A and degree B are entirely different degrees. All this time she didn't even realize that degree A existed. While she has managed to complete degree A (in fact, could complete it twice), she is still an evil bastard science credit away from degree B. (She has a science credit, but can't use it. Sodding technicalities.)

So, degree A is fine. She can apply to graduate school with degree A. She may not get in. She isn't all that smart, apparently. But she can apply.

Oh, no. She's hopeful again. That's never good. Better go lie down until the feeling passes.


At 5:29 PM, Anonymous murcia said...

You'll make it and then you'll have a whole new field to mock for us.

At 3:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reader attended a meeting of Willamette Writers tonight. The speaker was Chelsea Cain, who currently has a novel on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Ms. Cain was quite inspiring. She had a number of tips for wannabe writers. Here are three:
1) End every chapter with a cliffhanger. It doesn't have to be a major, life-threatening situation, but the writer must give his audience a reason to keep reading.
2) Give every character a prop. A pen, a coffee cup, some small item that the character can manipulate in different ways to show his emotional state.
3) If the would-be writer only writes when he feels like it, he'll never finish anything. Make a schedule and stick to it.

The Reader wishes Miss Information the best in her continuing academic pursuits.

The Reader also feels compelled to explain that he is old-fashioned. He uses the male pronoun to refer to a person of any gender. He refuses to use a plural pronoun when the sentence calls for a singular one. ("If someone is scared, they should hide.")

He also doesn't like the awkward He Or She construction. ("When a person eats beans, he or she may get a warm feeling deep inside about five hours later.")

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Nina said...

I thought I wouldn't get into graduate school, and then I did. Twice. It's not the getting in part you should worry about... it's what to do once you are enrolled. That's my issue, at least.


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