Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Serenity Now!

An odd sense of accomplishment has washed over me, and I'm not sure how to deal with it, since accomplishments are not something to which I am accustomed.
For the past 8 years, I have been toiling away at Widener University in their Accounting program (a.k.a. Business Administration), and tonight I completed my final final exam in auditing, which completed my B.S. studies. I know, most of you already know I specialize in BS, but that's another story. Reading yesterday's spam e-mail's did nothing to deter my success in the exam, Carmen.
So, forgive me if I wallow ... but I'm feeling a strange sense of accomplishment. A little like my fictional pal George Costanza, who once proclaimed himself "Lord of the Idiots." If you believe, as I do, that life can be boiled down to a Seinfeld episode, that is how I define the last 8 years.
Now, while the New York marathon runs below the apartment window, I wear the fictional wedding band (BS in Accounting) while in reality, I am mired in the engineering field, where it is strangely ironic that I will soon hang my degree over my drafting desk as co-workers pass in bemusement. Meanwhile, like George, I can't get the phony wedding band off so that I can go out with the girl who has lifetime courtside passes to Knick games. Maybe you don't understand, but it makes perfect sense to me.
So, here I sit in my bachelor paradise, eating a block of cheese as big as my head as the Summer of Anthony comes to a close.
Fortunately, they have not yet killed Independent Anthony. Maybe Krueger Industrial Smoothing is hiring. Just don't ask me for my ATM code.
Cartwright four!


kimmyk said...

Yeah I'm the first to congratulate you!!

Congratulations Anthony! You big brain you!

So now what'cha gonna do?

Costanza useta get on my last ever lovin' nerve. Him and that other dark hair dude who wore the glasses and I think he was a mail carrier. Ugh. Couldn't stand him.

Congrats again! I'm impressed.

Anthony said...

Thanks Kimmy.


He was even more disgusting in Jurassic Park.

Pam said...

Awesome Anthony!! Congrats!!

Oh, and you are MUCH cuter than George!

Kate Michele said...

I admire you... I hope to someday have the confidence to go to school...

School was a bad experience for me..But I'd like to go!!


Anthony said...

Thanks Pam and Kate. But George does have that "object of desire" that the photo lab girl saw.

For me, school was like that bunch of grapes you get. You eat the whole bunch, and the last one you eat is so sour that it ruins the rest of the bunch.

I need a sweet one to finish the bunch!

SurrenderDorothy said...

Tippytoe! Lemontree!

Sorry, just felt the need to say that.

You're well on your way to cheating on IQ tests to impress your girlfriend. Do you have a headshot picture of "manhands" that you can claim was your fiance until she died tragically. You could really use that to wind up your "Summer of Anthony" experience.

Did you say you had a drafting table? You're practically an architect!

Anthony said...

You know I've always wanted to pretend to be an architect.

Now, I'm off to eat a block of cheese as big as my head.

Pass The Torch said...

I was a Seinfeld junkie for all the years it aired. Very funny post.

I'm here from Gone to Plaid's blogwarming;)

Anthony said...

Thanks, Torch. I think that most life events can be boiled down to a Seinfeld episode, which is kinda what the show was about to begin with.