Saturday





I snapped these right next to the 417, which will be the eastern section of Orlando's beltway. The western section of Orlando's beltway will be completed once FDOT and lobbyists and lawyers and politicians can work out all of the proper bribes necessary to acquire the land needed. I was on my way to the college bookstore to pick up my order when I saw this. The flooding from tropical storm Fay really pushed the water levels up here, right near the St. Johns River and Lake Jessup, which is where they release a lot of the wayward alligators that wander into people's yards and into grade school auditoriums and so on.

Campus - I've only been on campus five times, though I have already completed a course...online. I'm doing another course online. Whenever I go on campus, as I've said several times before, I get self conscious about my age and shit.

So many conversations were going on around me in the crowded bookstore as we all waited in line to pick up our books. I wanted to just get everybody's attention - all the young students, the eighteen-year-old freshmen - I wanted to announce to all of them: Go ahead and get your degrees and don't worry. There will be a place for you in the workforce...not doing whatever it is you're studying...but there is a cubicle waiting with plenty of meaningless, tedious work. Have your fun now. Some of you, of course, who really have your shit together, you will get a job in whatever it is you're studying. Some of you will get doctorets and end up waiting tables. Some of you will barely get through your leisure studies courses and become CEO's. You'll end up where you end up, in short. The stuff you're doing now might not mean much later on. It might and it might not.

7 comments:

Pacian said...

Perhaps better to leave them in blissful ignorance.

daily intake said...

way to bring me down.


kidding.

Billy said...

damn right! you will end up where u end up.

Keri said...

Reinforces even more the saying that it is the journey that matters, not the destination.

potentially lethal said...

This is great. Hell, all of your blogs are great. This one, though, reminds me of this picture I saw of all of these young people that are tossing their hats up in the air on their graduation day, and there's this funny quote on the bottom of the picture that says " congratulations, the best years of your life are over." I literally laugh out loud when I read that.

whimsical brainpan said...

You speak the truth.

Still college was well worth it I think.

Fay is currently flooding my neck of the woods, but not as bad as yours (and we really need the rain).

Cupcake Man said...

amen