Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Honolulu Leis

My new weightlifting straps should be coming in the next couple of days here. It's funny the reaction I get from people when I tell them that that's one of the things I got for my birthday. It's extra funny because I'm really excited about getting them and everyone I tell has a reaction of 'Oh...cool...' as they roll their eyes.

I think I wanna go on a bike ride or something this weekend. It's so nice out. Maybe I'll just move my room outside and sleep and live out there.

What do you think of college is? It really isn't to learn that much stuff. When you think about it, here's what happens when you go get a job.

Oh you have a college degree of who knows what. That's good, we like college degree here at SOBs Inc. Now, since you're college degree most likely didn't prepare you for jackshit of what we're doing here we'll be training you for the first few weeks. Wow, your grades weren't even that good. It's a good thing that the only reason you even have a job here is because of who you know and has nothing at all to do with your schooling.

Am I right? It doesn't matter what you learn in college. As long you get B's or so in most of your classes and end up graduating. People see you have a college degree and they say ok, you're hired. Because like the example above. It's all about who you know. Prove me wrong.

Y'know what'd be fun? I want to see a blueprint of my life. Or even just a glimpse of me in 10 years. I want to know. I want to know what I should be doing with my time now. Am I making the best of it? Am I completely wasting my time? I guess I'll never know until 10 years from now. The trip's proved interesting so far.

Song: Goo Goo Dolls - No One's Listening

2 comments:

Tiffy Fish said...

you're right. i've been trying to get a summer job for months and now a friend of mine talked to his manager and two weeks later, they called me for an interview. I go in in a few days.. it's just a job to get me through college, but still, connects get you the job. It's not like i'm not qualified or smart enough to do it, hell, i've almost got a BA in Music Education.. i'm overqualified for this job, but i need it right now and i wouldn't have gotten the interview without my friend. So, you're absolutely right. It's all about who you know.

Tiffy Fish said...

yeah, you're right.. i'm getting a summer job because a friend of mine talked to his manager for me. It's not like i'm not able or unqualified to do the job. In fact, i'm overqualified... I've almost got my BA in Music Education for goodness sakes and i need a friend to talk to their manager to get me an interview for a job that will support me in my last year of college? that seems ridiculous to me. You are absolutely right, though. It's not what you have and what you can do, it's who you know. That's the way it's always been.