Monday, April 14, 2008

cashing in change



How much do you think it is? The comment closest to the actual number wins a… well, you’ll just win. I could send the winner a postcard... But then I'd feel like I was excluding people... How about if I just send everyone a postcard? That's ok? Good.

I’m excited -the guy is coming for a three week visit. I’m so pleased I’m not even freaking out about the term papers whose deadlines are rapidly approaching (OK, I am freaking out a little). I’ll leave here in a few hours to make the drive to St. Louis to get him. I like life better with him in it.

I need to cash in my change to be able to buy gasoline to get to the airport. I'm tired of being broke. Although being a poor grad student seems to be a great diet plan: lots of coffee, food mainly in the form of granola bars, and so much anxiety I seem to loose weight weekly (and always from the same, wrong places).

I found out I got a fellowship (!) starting next semester and while I know it doesn’t pay much its more than I make now. And I get to write “fellow” on my CV. You'd think I'd be happier about getting to follow my dreams, and I am, but now I'm able to follow my dreams- and its terrifying. Most of the time I feel like an utter fraud. (I'm really hesitant to post this for fear someone from from school will reads this. As if they haven't felt the same at some point).

After cashing in the change I'm going to the post-office to mail postcards (no not yours silly, you haven't guessed yet) but first, I need to take a shower and put on something besides pajamas and slippers. I fear if I don’t have an office at school next semester I will never again wear real clothes…

10 comments:

Daniel said...

$53.20

KRIS10 said...

$41.15 ;0

Jackie said...

$36.03 Sorry you are a broke college student, but congrats on the fellowship. I can relate to the "terrifying dream" thing and feeling like a total fraud. (I mean come on people are checking in on my blog, as if....) Anyway, hope you and the guy have a great time!

Jenn said...

$37.41

Murray said...

Looks like there are a lot of quarters in there...$64.86.

GraceArtemis said...

First: congratulations!! You'll be an awesome fellow. And don't worry about feeling like fraud, I think everyone gets that. Academe is a field where you learn by doing (for example, writing papers) so first you sort of have to pretend before you start to realize what it's really about.

Second: I have no idea but I'll say $40.

Elenie said...

I am guessing $22.72.

Laura said...

Well, I was originally going to guess $36...but since it's already been guessed, I'm gonna go with $54.66.

Hope you have a fabulous time with the guy! & ugh, do I know how you feel about being broke...I don't even have enough change saved up to be worth cashing in! lol...
But I love that jug! Where did you get it?

maggie, dammit said...

$24.97.

The fraud complex! I know it well! It's unbelievably common among (us) perfectionists, I must say. I am going to congratulate you on your fellowship now, even though you may not be able to fully absorb the compliment. I understand. Well.

Congratulations on your fellowship! That's incredible! :)

foxofmanytales said...

Um. $23.19.