Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The last semester

If you didn't think I was a nerd before now, this will help you make up your mind...

For Christmas, we got the last two parts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on DVD. I watched them both over the course of last weekend and I found many chilling similarities between the fellowship's quest to destroy the ring of power and my quest to finally graduate!

I have to compare myself to the entire fellowship, NOT because I have multiple personalities, but because we... er... we mean I have personality traits that match many of the characters in the films. Principally, I would say that I most resemble Pippen, the hobbit that keeps getting the rest of the group in trouble, especially when he dropped the bucket/skeleton/etc down the well in the Mines of Moria.

I say I resemble Pippen because most of the "obstacles" I've encountered along the way to graduation have been of my own making. Luckily, Becca and Eli haven't been required to flee for their lives from hordes of orcs, trolls, and other various beasties composed of flame and shadow.

I feel like I'm climbing up the side of Mt. Doom so I can finally chuck that ring into the lava. I'm incredibly wary, waiting for some cataclysmic event to stop me from getting my diploma now that I'm so close!

4 comments:

jeri said...

That's some pretty deep analysis. At least you didn't identify more closely with the stupid hobbit. Or the gay one.

Scar Belly said...

It's not often I get a comment so funny that I'm unable to reply with a witty remark - touche!

American Genius said...

Good luck with your commission. I got burned out with the high up tempo deploying, and lonliness, and didn't care anymore, I hope things go well for you. God Bless.

Shep's Blog said...

Just wait till your waiting for flight school. That seems like it will never come and that even when you get one step closer you just wait for the rug to come flying out from under you. But keep truckin. You'll get here.