With the first week of the semester is now behind me, I can say without a doubt, that I am far more intelligent than I was last Friday. I think the most enlightening part of the week came when a young man sitting behind me in one of my classes stated that "retirement is no longer an option since the government and big business is stealing all our money". What a bummer. And a hell of a way to find this out - being told by a 19 year old kid who can't pull his pants up high enough to run away from me when I decide to beat him senseless later on in the year. Or the young lady who informed us that 9/11 was, in fact, a conspiracy. She had seen the documentation. On the web. Again, this just sucks. I spend lots of time on the web and I had no idea. It's a damn good thing that the girl who gets her fashion ideas from slutgirl.com is here to set me straight. Otherwise I would be completely in the dark about pressing issues such as that one.
I only hope that the rest of the year can measure up to what I have learned so far. My fear is that I have already learned so much, that there won't be any room left in my little melon for all this knowledge.