Back in 2003, Ragen posted to her LiveJournal that she was going back to college. She wrote this about her intentions to graduate:
“Went to see the Advisor today, O* is very nice man, really wanted to help me find a major that I was passionate about. One problem, I don’t give a crap what my major is, I want to graduate. The following is what ensued:
o-what are your goals?
s-I want to graduate as soon as possible
O*=what do you want to study
S=whatever will get me out of here the fastest
O=right, but what are you passionate about
O-but what do you want to learn
S-I know this must be frustrating for you, but I’m not interested in studying something that I’m passionate about, I just want to get my bachelors and move on.
So, I am a government major with minors in Music Performance, Social Work and Nutrition. Good news, I can take 15 hours a semester and graduate in one year. Bad news: I have to take 4th semester Spanish. I am so incredibly screwed! I haven’t had Spanish for 3 years and the last Spanish I had was in community college in the summer with all of the people who failed Spanish at University in the Spring. I attended less than 1/3 of the classes, missed a test and still had the highest grade in the class. Hark, I think I may have the solution: I’ll be taking Spanish IV this summer at ACC with all of the people who failed Spanish at University this Spring. We’ll see how it goes. Anybody want to tutor me?”
Yup – she studied “trained researching.” She clearly didn’t give a fuck what she had to study as long as she could get a degree. I almost agree. But this is Ragen we are talking about. Who claims that she started college as a Clarinet major, even played Carnegie Hall because she was the best of the best. Someone needs to tell her that googling isn’t a college major.
And the best part of this? She posted this in 1/2003. And according to UT, her last semester was in the spring of ’02. So she never actually went back. She just blogged about it. You can check that for yourself here.
Anyone else see the pattern forming?