Grad School - update

My application is in, my transcripts and GRE scores have been received, and my fee is paid - all that remains now is for three professors to submit letters of recommendation. Since I'm applying for Spring admission, I should know very soon.

Oddly, when I went to talk to my profs, two of them tried to talk me out of getting a degree in Sociology. One said to me, "Sociology of Religion? Do you EVER want to have a job?!" The other suggested that I could pursue an MFA in ceramics with equal likelihood of gainful employment.

Depressing? Somewhat, but relative poverty seems to suit me. This blog is certainly more interesting when I am not up to my eyeballs in a real job. One of my profs suggested that I have become a member of the clerisy (learned persons as a class) and he welcomed me aboard warmly. I think I have always been an ersatz member, but soon I could have the actual credentials to be considered one of the literati. It doesn't pay well, but all that smugness sure helps keep you warm at night...

7 comments:

Mayren said...

Are you happy?
That's all that matters in life.
Cling to that.. well and FlockBall
(what's theofficial name that's been adopted??)

WNG said...

I thought it was the gas. Either way.
We each do what we can. We are guarenteed life, liberty and the pursuit, so go and pursue! I personally hope you catch happiness and hold on tight because I think you deserve it :)
Wow - that's way to mushy for me. Ick. Here, take it anyway.

His Sinfulness said...

Mayren,

I'll be happier once I'm pursuing a grad degree. :)

As for the name, my co-inventer, Maggie, is uncomfortable (read "horrified and embarassed") by my favorite name for it - Magball. I'm still trying to convince her...

WNG,

Wow. I think that gave me a cavity... ;)
Thanks - good luck with your pursuit as well!

Flynn said...

So... what classes will you be teaching? err... I mean, good show!
Here's to your elevation into the world of paid angry ranting, affectionately known as academia.

Squid said...

Good luck with getting in, although from the sounds of it, you should have no problem whatsoever. :)

Rebecca said...

Which prof said you were a member of the clerisy?

His Sinfulness said...

It was, as you guessed, Dr. Nye. He meant it in the best possible way...
;)

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