Holy shit. On Monday morning, 8 a.m., I am going to be slinking in to the back of a classroom, with a cup of coffee in my hand. I am going to be reading (expensive) textbooks, and reminding myself that ADDers take lousy fucking notes. It’s back-to-school time for little Indy Clause.
I was nervous when I went back to grad school, but at least then I knew that I was going to writing and literature classes, and if there were anything I was good enough (did I get that right, Cougar?) it was writing and literature. Not so on cold Monday morning. I’m taking biology for blithering idiots.
On the bright side, I’m not going to have to do labs, take tests, or do homework, because I am auditing this class. Thank god. There is nothing at stake but staying awake. I’ve got biology textbook in front of me as I write this. I flipped through it; the colors were bright and some of the words looked familiar.
By May, I will know what upstream and downstream is in terms of biology. I’ll begin to understand genes, mutants, alleles, and proteins, and thus whether to set them italicized or Roman (which is copyeditor-ese for just regular font). I will consider BEL certification. I will rule the world. Or something.
What are you learning these days?