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Graduation

Posted on: December 4, 2009

Although it doesn’t feel “real” yet, I’m scheduled to graduate from Kennesaw State on December 15. What this means, among other things, is that I will no longer be a student commuter.

I have mixed feelings about that. Of course waking up extra early in order to commute is less than awesome, but I really have come to appreciate the time spent alone in the car when I can clear my mind a prepare for (or decompress from) the school day.

I wonder if I will make the transition from being a student commuter to a work commuter. I haven’t concluded my job search yet, so I am uncertain where I will be working, and therefore whether or not I will have a long commute. The one especially good thing about all these years spent commuting is I’m not in any way hesitant to apply for work that will take place far from home.

One thing I won’t miss after graduation? Kennesaw State Parking. I’m so happy to pass that torch.

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I LOVE these shoes (left). I get a lot of questions about them when I’m out, especially at school so I’m going to give everyone the scoop. Everything from “Is that comfortable?” to “Are those real shoes?”

They’re extremely comfortable and yes, they are REAL shoes. I love them. They’re called Vibram Fivefingers.  According to the FiveFingers Web site you can also find them at Abbadabba’s in Kennesaw.

I purchased mine online a couple years ago  (and they’re still in great shape),  when they were more reasonably priced for a student’s budget.  Even at the current price of $80 they are a great value because they are so versatile and last for a very long time.  You can take them dirty places like camping or hiking without worrying about ruining your shoes.

I think what is most unique about these shoes is that you can throw them in your washing machine. This is really convenient for college students like myself who spend a an increasing amount of time racing through puddles to get to class lately. Just make sure you dry them the old-fashioned way, though.



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  • Lindsey: It could work... but like Tristan said, online or not, people will still be late or not show up, etc. But then again, I've done "half-breed" classes
  • Michael W. Ollinger: Using Second Life as a meeting tool is taking that particular technology a bit too far; it reminds me of that episode of the Office where the Stamford
  • Britney: I think new online media is very beneficial, especially in a university setting. Offering more online classes means less traffic, more room on campus

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