Monday, January 12, 2009

Back to School

It's only been...let's see...22 years since I was a college student. But here I am, a bit over-aged, saggy boobed, and wrinkled up but I'm keeping up with the best of them. I think the official term is "non-traditional student".

I'm currently pretending to be a talented art major. I try to pull the "hippest" clothes that don't match from my closet (because art students always wear clothes that don't match), sling my backpack over my shoulder and head out right after the girls leave for school. While the girls are studying history and math, I have my charcoals and sketchbook out, followed by throwing some pottery on (or flying off) the wheel. Then it's on to jewelry-making and creative writing (Who KNEW that I was doing it ALL wrong all these years. For example, this blog is very poor writing form especially this part in parentheses and this run on sentence and I DON'T CARE). My self-portrait today in class looked suspiciously like a cartoon sketch of a Teletubbie. Makes for a good improvement grade at the end of the semester.

I occasionally meet one of my neighbors at the cafeteria for lunch know, so we can check everyone out...and then head home to put my 41 year old mom hat on for the duration of the day.

All I know is this: I cannot draw worth a dang. That cat we drew today really threw me for a loop. But I'm going to keep drawing cats til I can make one that actually looks like a cat.

As for the creative writing, our assignment today was to finish this sentence. The world would be better if..... and I think my answer would have to be...if only there were no cats. I think there are a lot of you out there who would agree.

See you on "the Quad"


Miriam Latour said...

Hooray for Non-Traditional students! Kick their butts, Tessa. ^^

I'm graduating Summa Cum Laude this Spring with my B.S. Take THAT you young punks half my age! Of course I'll be almost 50 by the time I actually have my Ph.D. in hand and two years of internship behind me... but I'm not dead YET!

Polliwog said...

Wow, I'm jealous--that sounds thrilling.

Also, I completely agree with you about the cats. Ick.