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November 16, 2002

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Oh yeah, sitting in my English 80 class today, the lecture discussion was on A Rose for Emily by Faulkner. Professor Mott was blabbing about something vaguely important, but then asked "so who's read the House of Usher?" Sure, I read it back in high school, and I know I'll be reading it again, so I raised my hand...

... and he was pleased that a bunch of us had read it, so he started asking stuff like "do you remember so and so from the passage?" A while later, the subject has changed back to Faulkner, and every once in a while, someone in class has a response to the prof. This time it's a 2nd year (I think she's a 2nd year) I know, and she blabs on about some other author who I remember reading in high school...

And it occurred to me, again, that I am one of the old farts in the class.

All these first and second years read The Fall Of the House of Usher as juniors or seniors in high school (at my HS, it was juniors), it was only a year or two ago for them, they haven't forgotten everything yet. By comparison, my old, aged, dinosaur-like self... the time difference isn't 1-2 years, it's more like 5-6 years.

It made me feel really, really old the rest of class... and in this case, rest of class = rest of the day, since that was my last 2 hours of class... man... this dinosaur is going to go to bed...

Posted by brian at November 16, 2002 12:24 AM


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