August 15, 2012

Seven Questions: Back To School Edition...

Random night out drinking in Binghamton, NY 2007.

1. It's back to school time! Are YOU going back to school?
I am not. I got my masters degree in January 2011 and I've been taking a break from school because I went nonstop from preschool through my masters. I will go back maybe next year to start working on my PHD.

2. Speaking of back to school... You receive 10 pts if you can name this movie:
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms."
Nope. No clue. But I'll give you 10 points if you can name the movie this quote is from...
"Back to school. Back to school, to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight. Ohhhh, back to school. Back to school. Back to school. Well, here goes nothing."
3. Who did you hang out with in school? Cool kids, jocks, nerds, were you a loner, etc?
My school wasn't really separated by the normal high school cliques. I hung out with who I liked.

4. What was your favorite subject in school?

5. If you had to go back and redo one of the following, which would you choose and why? Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College?
 None of them. They all happened the way they did for a reason & I am who I am because of it.

6. Home/ Packed Lunch or School Lunch?
Both throughout the course of my life. Packed in elementary and school lunch in middle & high school.

7. What's more exciting? The first day of school or the last day of school?
Last day of school because it meant freedom for a few months.


  1. The first movie is You've Got Mail (mom and I love it!) The movie you quoted is Billy Madison! That movie is hilarious. :)

  2. Go you, on getting your masters! That's awesome! Definitely feeling ya on the whole break from school thing. I'm going on year 18 of being in school non-stop... just looking for the light at the end of the tunnel! Love your blog! Found it on Gentri's :)

    1. Once you get to the end of the tunnel it's an amazing feeling. I was super excited to be done with my Master because I started working on it less than a month after finishing undergrad.

      I'm glad you like it! :-D

  3. Good for you on getting your masters. I want to go get mine someday

    1. Thank you!

      It's a lot of work but totally worth it! What do you want a Masters in?

  4. I think it's really important to take a break at some point during your academic career. Otherwise you run the risk of burn out, but also being academia can be isolating and disengaged from the "real world." I'm so glad I ended up taking a break after my Master's.

    1. I completely agree. There were points while I was working on my Masters I was so stressed it wasn't even funny. I've been on a break for over a year now and I totally needed it. I do look forward to starting my PHD.

  5. Binghamton, 2007? That's my alma mater and year. I grew up there. Big ups for Bingo!

    That quote is Billy Madison?