Friday, June 04, 2004

# 8 ..

++ 8. I have taken out a loan from a bank.
i don't think that's telling people too much is it? oh, i'm sure it probably is. ok, the cat is out of the bag. i'm in debt. go figure. 4 years of undergrad and 2 years of graduate school. i wonder how many students actually go through college without accumulating any debt at all. actually, i would bet that most of my friends (and granted my friends all come from middle to upper middle class suburbia) have gone through most of college with little or no debt. ok, so what is 'little'? i guess under a year's worth of tuition and everything would be the whole realm of things. so what, maybe $10-15 thousand? thats not a ridiculous amount of debt. now, $70-80,000. yeah thats a lot of debt. and especially for an architect. ha i almost wrote anarchist. i suppose that would be a lot of money for an anarchist as well. i suppose it also depends on whether you went to a public or a private school as well. public schools are way cheaper, but then again there are less chances to get private grants and scholarships. it would seem that most people who get into graduate school are guaranteed at least a little bit of money through assistantships (is that a word?) TA's and GA's (as oppossed to T&A, although it wouldn't surprise me that some people get through with a little bit of that as well.) although i don't know of anyone who 'works' for their money for school. i've heard rumors about some people i went to high school working at different topless bars and strip bars. but all those guys have since died. (whaahuh?) i'm kidding. i don't know any male strippers. or i'm not friends with any. i mean i don't know what one is. (huh? what just happenned?) i'm kidding. but i have heard of some girls who used to be in choir with me working at a strip joint. i've never actually been to see if it were true, but there are at least 3 different people i know from at least 3 different schools who have claimed to have seen her stripping. and apparantly the younger sister of some girl i used to like way back in junior high is also a stripper or works there as a hostess or is somehow related to the stripper industry. (and to make it even more weird a guess her brother or someone related to her has a porn website? i don't know. its all hearsay to me.) oh, and one of the guys who used to be in my studio freshman year dropped out of school second year and runs a porn website now. (no, i don't know which one it is. i never asked. and to make it more weird, it was girls and guys. i guess he's straight, but all the money is in the gay porn website industry. thats what he tells me. swear.) anyway, the kid who was in my studio, used to be hardcore christian. i guess thats not to say that he still isn't.. however that works. so yeah, i've taken out a loan from a bank.. and i don't plan on repaying it with t&a.. ++

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