4.11.2008

College dropout

So I have been thinking about my education at the Y, once again instead of studying, and I thought...

1. In all reality am I REALLY going to use the knowledge of red shifts and Edwin Hubble in my life? I think the probability of me actually using Physical Science after my final is slim to none.

2. On that note, I thought of all my other classes, and I think out of all of them I will use floral design the most. I mean really Mrs. May- as much as I LOVE writing ten page reports on technical things that take me over 36 hours, I don't think that my paper on "The way to solve bovine cruelty in turn, increasing the general public's health" is really going to make a difference in any cow's life.

Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for my education, and my time at BYU, but I also will be extremely grateful for the time I decide to declare a major and the classes I take will actually be useful.


I have a good story as far as my education goes...

I decided that since I have played the violin for so many years, and stopped playing for two, that I would start up again and take some violin lessons. It turns out I get assigned to the most eccentric teacher ever. I don't know why I haven't mentioned him on here, but I should have because every lesson is quite the experience.

I will just say, I haven't played the violin once. One week we did yoga (yes, he's a yoga instructor). The next week we played the piano, and he got was disappointed to find out I didn't know the scales (I have never had a piano lesson in my life). The next week he was 10 minutes late then told me to pack up and follow him because he had a "special treat" turns out that "special treat" was a $600,000 violin. No joke.

He played it for me instead of my lesson. He's a violin major at BYU, what can I say? Oh yeah, and this week...he just never showed up. I have yet to hear from him. I was telling a girl in my floral class all of this, and she told me that she had taken a yoga class from him at Gold's Gym, and opened her eyes after her lesson because of a stringed instrument playing, it sounded live. He plays the violin there too apparently.

14 comments:

  1. I'm still scratching my head wondering why BYU sells Lion King Simba-hats..anyone?

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  2. sounds like a queer.

    are you taking lessons through continuing ed or something like that?? sad to say...those teachers/students get paid even if they dont show up. or even if they never teach you a thing.

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  3. i am so envious of you. my mother put me in front of a piano. so cliche. I hate the piano.... I have decided my small children will be torture and forced into playing neat things like the violin, the harp, and the cello. amen.

    with love, nala (simba is my fav)

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  4. Is his name Darryl by chance? If so, I used to go to his yoga classes when I lived in Provo!

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  5. ha! i just found your page from rachel edwards' and read this and i loved it because i take his class every tuesday night at gold's! john? i love it when he plays the violin. he's so weird. anyway.. sorry i'm a creepy stranger.

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  6. This post was hilarious! You're a great writer, Jenna. And you really do have a talent for floral arranging. Gorgeous!

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  7. I love your violin teacher. He sounds amazing. I'm a college drop out. Went for three years, dropped out, went to a trade school and got married. Never looked back. Actually, that is a lie. I did look back. I'm grateful that I went to a trade school because that's what's bringing in the cash flow while Matt's going to school, but I really do wish that I finished my college degree at the Lord's school in the pacific. (not that I had any plans of actually using what I learned there, but it's just the idea of having a bachelors degree that tickles my fancy).

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  8. I went to Massage school for my "trade", but photography is my sort of hobby...it does bring in grocery $ though! I grew up doing photography for fun and for the school newspaper, high school stuff...and then just for fun I took a small photo class out of "a little sussy" (nicole hill)'s house. I pretty much just picked it up though.

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  9. do worry cause i really am a college drop out (from good ol byu) and i work at subway. maybe you should stay. The sargents love and miss you!

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  10. i love the flowers...be my florist?

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  11. jen jen you're cute and I like your Zepplin shirt and hippie purse.

    ps rumors are flying that you ARE in fact coming home for 420

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  12. love the flowers. and the dish bubbles would have been heaven for Nathaniel. Invite us over if you decide to do that again!

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  13. Jenna, hey Hows it going? I am so glad that i found your blog!
    I didn't know that you were up here at the Y, thats exciting. I wish my lessons were like that, maybe i would have stayed in school! ha ha then again probably not!

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