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Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:18 am
By the Seat of My Pants

I officially completely everything academic for my undergraduate degree. All that's left is to pay off the business office and I'll have my diploma in hand. While I did graduate in December, I did so under the condition that I would take a CLEP test to cover a general core credit that I was missing. I took the test on Introduction to Sociology - which I didn't really study for - and passed by six points. There are a hundred questions and passing is fifty or more correct answers. I got a fifty-six. I may have earned a BA in music, but I studied for BS. Whatever the result, I don't think I'll ever want to try that again. I cut it too close this time.

To celebrate, Jeremy and I went out to Claim Jumpers at Clackamas Town Center. The last time I went to a Claim Jumpers was in California, about fifteen years ago. Anyway, the food was amazing. Jeremy had the Widow Maker - which, to his surprise, made him feel really full - and I had some poached salmon. We knew it was going to be a little expensive going in, but I think I may not have thought things through a little. Jeremy's burger was about ten dollars. My salmon ended up being twenty-two dollars. You know you're in for an expensive dinner when the menu shows for the price, "market price." It was amazingly good, though, so well worth it. The thought of any desserts - which were massive portions in themselves - was simply too much for us. We paid and left.

I think I'm going to have to be frugal for a little while now. Today adds to the events of Saturday, monetarily. What happened Saturday? I had the day off and decided to spend the day with Jeremy. We went to see "The Bucket List" with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson - excellent movie, by the way - and made a trip to Classical Millennium. I'm sorry, but I can't walk into Classical Millennium without buying a CD. It's like a candy shop for me. My last time in, I picked up a copy of Astor Piazzolla and Francis Poulenc. Saturday, I picked up another Poulenc and some Shostakovich. Good stuff.

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Current Mood: full full
Current Music: "Adios Nonino" -Astor Piazzolla

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krikketgirl
krikketgirl
Kat
Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)

Thank you.


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urthona
urthona
Los
Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)

Twenty two bucks on salmon is a lot of money on any other day. But to celebrate finally being done with your undergraduate? Twenty two bucks is nothing.

If you're anything like me this feels like nothing. That you did do actual work, but in the end you walked into an office and they said "Hey! You're done!" But that doesn't mean it's worth nothing.

At the same time, perhaps you're not like me at all. Which is good, because it's taken me three years to figure that out.

You've done something stupendous and you should be proud right now, not in three years.

PS: I know I don't say much, and we're not even neighbors anymore, but I still read, for what it's worth.


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)

Thanks. I appreciate that.


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samhobbits
samhobbits
This is where Maria talks about life
Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)

I love Claim Jumper! I had the Widow Maker too, over a few meals that is.
Congrats on passing! Though I would have had to kick your butt if you had a 49. :-)
I've listened to most of the classical cds my dad bought (burned them to my computer) and have discovered I really enjoy piano music. What I haven't listened to are the three cds I bought at Classical Millenium. lol Rimsky-Korsakov, Liszt, and Gregorian Chant.
What are you doing for your birthday?


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)

I don't have any plans as of yet. I suspect Troy and Martina will want to do something, but I don't know yet.

One of the Poulenc pieces that I bought was a piano one. One of my favorite pieces by him is Three Novelettes for Piano, so that's why I bought the CD.


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magicwoman
magicwoman
MagicWoman
Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)

Stopping by to wish you a very happy birthday!

Susan


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)

Thank you very much. :)


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