Wednesday, January 9, 2008

To Be or Not Too Be

Today is a wonderful day
For I am going away
Not to the circus, not to the pool,
Can’t you see I’m going to school!

Mama Mia used to sing that little poem to me when I was much younger as I prepared for the first day of class. The song helped calm any jitters or butterflies. I noticed I was humming that tune earlier this week while getting ready for my first day back to school. My goal is to attend graduate school in the fall – acceptance pending. While I wait, I’ve decided to knock out a few undergrad courses required in my particular area of study. The first class on the list is Anatomy and Physiology 191. Since I’m at the bottom of the Class-Credit Totem Pole, I got to register last. This left me with class in the middle of the day four times a week. My office has been generous with allowing me to take a two hour ‘lunch’ each day. Since I won’t be going home or out to eat anymore, I’ll be packing a lunch every day and snacking before class. I just have to remember to hold back on the spaghetti when we study the small and large intestines.

I chuckled to myself as the course syllabus was passed out. The department motto was in bold at the top: It’s never to late to be who you might have been. ~George Eliot Sure it’s a great quote but I couldn’t overlook the incorrect usage of the word to at the beginning. I just hope they grade my exams with the same level of scrutiny. Speaking of exams, I went to purchase the scantrons I’ll need from the bookstore. I have a total of 7 tests. The scantrons come in packages of 6. If any of you find a need for a scantrons, I have 5 extra.

Remember, it’s never to late too proofread.

15 comments:

ThomCarter said...

How do you know when you attend school in the south?

charlotta-love said...

How Thom?

Paul and Sarah said...

Haha. It always calms my jitters when there are typo's on the syllabus. I should make up a song about that. Best of luck being back in school!

Bone said...

Darn, you stole my comment with your closing line.

It's never to* late to proofread what you might have proofread.

:)

My Mom never sang me that song. But watching Bozo and the Grand Prize Game always seemed to calm my nerves. At least into my mid-teens.

Diesel said...

Man, that too/to thing would drive me nuts. Some people shouldn't be allowed to write.

RED MOJO said...

I hate when Diesel comes to your blog talking about his too-to. I like to poke fun at him because he's like a god to me. Anyway, good luck at school and listen, I'm not even mad at for not reading my comment on your last post telling you to get your butt over to my blog for an award I gave you, like last week sometime. I'm thinking of changing it to the "whatever" award.

RED MOJO said...

there's a "you" between "at" and "for" in the comment above. I just proofread it.

Coordination Queen said...

what are you going back to school to do?

Beth said...

Well, at least someone in the department was literate enough to have found and used the quotation!

I love that poem your Mom used to sing - and it certainly stuck with you.

charlotta-love said...

Sarah - you write songs?

Bone - I stole your comment huh? Great minds must think alike.

Diesel - I hope they don't write a book.

Mojo - I'm glad you figured a way to use to-too. I was tossing that around trying to incorporate the phrase into my post...didn't work. Your use was brilliant.

Mojo again - whatever...

Queen - Physical Education/Health Education. The ultimate goal is a pe teacher to elementary children.

Beth - I actually really like the quote. I think I'll correct it and keep it visible. It's very encouraging.

Craze said...

Exciting!! Maybe you could be a TA, you know, and help proof read papers!

Above Average Joe said...

Good for you. Good luck, too!

bec said...

so this pending acceptance grad school, it's in Utah, right? Salt Lake? Provo?

Shankar said...

Your mid-term report is certainly encouraging.

michelle said...

alright...cooling your jitters?? what the heck? that song is creepy. im glad she never sang that when i was growing up...that would totally give me more jitters.