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Grad School = Sucks(11 posts)

Grad School = Suckssnwbdrhoon
Nov 2, 2003 8:35 AM
Just had to vent to everyone on the board... yet again I am missing another cyclocross race since I am stuck inside on a beautiful day studying and writing papers while the ECV race is going on up in Gloucester!!!

The injustice!

This MBA better be worth it!

Sorry for the b*tch session.
re: Grad School = Suckssnwbdrhoon
Nov 2, 2003 6:58 PM
but there are some benefits....
I just have to reply...Swat Dawg
Nov 2, 2003 11:50 PM
I'm in the same boat as you. I missed the Beacon Cross race in NJ on Sunday cause I was writing a paper, filling out a job application, and because I was "hanging out" last night. I went over to Bryn Mawr to meet a "friend" at their annual halloween party. Let me tell you, all girl's school+halloween party=eye candy. Wow! So yeah there are the benefits, but it would be great to have time to go hang out and get the work done. Maybe if I didn't procrastinate...
All about timing and sacrificebuffalosorrow
Nov 3, 2003 5:47 AM
Well I completed my BFA, and am holding off on my MFA, not sure when or how, but holding.

Timing:
Well there are plenty of cross races in the new england and mid-atlantic area. Pick and choose, attempt to get studies done early so that you can race a saturday or sunday. Everyone needs some fun time.

Sacrifice:
No, your not going to have a complete season, perhaps you get a C+ on a paper, or ditched on some friends friday night, but you raced that weekend and you feel damn good about your finish...re-freshed, energized and dead sore.

I gave up halloween activities to rest up to race Sat (August NJ series 1) and the Beacon Mac on sunday, man you missed a great race, sorry to rub it in.

Two 20 foot sand pits, stair run up, nasty off canter onto the road. A beacon team rider broke his campy 10 speed chain on the start, threw his bike (carbon wheels) in anger, Climbo (RBR cross regular) ran and got him his singlespeed!!! cheers! Beacon rider hopped on a regained his start, I think he ended up placing at least top ten!

BTW, there were plenty of good looking women at the race. And fat ugly cops!

I am sitting here doped up on pain killers as I pulled my entire left leg post-race, skipping work, making plans for next weekend... I had a good finish both days, 9th in B's at August and 6th in C's at Beacon (tied in time for 5/6th place at 29:47, tried my hardest for 5th screaming at the finish, just one more second was all I asked, but no luck). FYI, on my singlespeed to boot. Hope to see some good pics in the next few days via http://www.monkeyhillcs.com/mac/mac2003/
All about timing and sacrificesnwbdrhoon
Nov 4, 2003 2:19 PM
Thanks ECL.

Rock on!!!

Fat ugly cops, I'm there!
prioritiesmt_biker
Nov 4, 2003 7:34 AM
I'm sorry, but you chose to 'hang out' instead of racing. You could have done your paper/app last night. Your priorities are screwed and you want our simpathy?

Sorry but I just got done shoveling 6" in 20 degrees in the dark and I'm a little grumpy.
re: prioritiessnwbdrhoon
Nov 4, 2003 2:19 PM
That photo was from August. "Hang out?" I basically live in the business building. I haven't spent time with my fiance or dog in months, much less have time to ride my 'cross bike.

As I said, I'm just gripeing...

The 'cross bike and the mtb bike are starting to tell me to drop out. =)
i feel your painmatt friedman
Nov 3, 2003 6:21 AM
but i'm past the course work phase and i'm writing my thesis, so i can make time... i'll be doing an all-nighter tonight, though...
re: Grad School = SucksDoc Hollywood
Nov 3, 2003 9:29 AM
Worst decison I ever made (hind sight) was to get my PhD in Engineering. If I had to do it again, I would have either got an MBA or gone into somethng more "business-oriented". However, when I was in grad school, I had a blast.

Sure when I got out I made decent money, but the promo's and the raises were chump change compared to a those dwaddling "idiots" that majored in business major in undergrad.

Now they make much more than I do, get the "perks" while I need to continually oversee underfunded projects that often hastily develop incomplete products and technology so that they can sell.

Oh yeah, to put more fuel on your fire, I went to the ECV Gloucester Race and it was awesome. If your were planning to race in the "Killer B's", you would have been right at homw with the other 110 riders in the race.

Doc
Grad School = Best Years of My LifePT
Nov 3, 2003 9:48 AM
Well, at least the last three years were (post qualifying exams, post course work, only research). I sure wouldn't need to re-live my high school or college years -- give me grade school or grad school. Those were truly the great years...

Wait till you're in the real world -- you might not find time to ever race again... That is, until you're old and your kids can do it too -- that's where I'm almost at!
re: Grad School = Sucksswimbikerunjump
Nov 6, 2003 10:57 AM
I thought it was great....but then speak of perks....Just put a women in engineering ;-) (poor me)