And The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

I believe that geeks are the coolest type of people that exist on the face of Earth, I mean, come on people, let's face it; us geeks have redefined "cool". And yes, the geek shall inherit (rule) the Earth... One day, all the imbeciles who roam Mother Earth shall refer to us geeks as kings and queens... I, Velvet the Great, can assure you.

In fact, if it weren't for a particular Turkish geek classmate of mine, I wouldn't have been motivated enough to actually write this post, he was the one who gave me the proxys, usernames & passwords for the wifi at Animal Planet, and seeing I have some free time where I like to sit back, listen to music and observe the behaviors of the cavemen over here, I decided to blog and dedicate one of my posts to geekism.

Where do you stand on this one?

Elements of Fiction

The students fancy editing some signs inside the colleges. It used to say (Please do not put your feet on the wall. Edit: Please put your feet on the wall)

I actually spotted this on the way to the College of Pharmacy while exploring campus, feel free to step.

So nearly a month has passed since I officially started attending university here in Jordan. So far, I can't seem to find anything too interesting, other than the various and endless types of intergluteal clefts (butt cracks) you can't avoid setting your eyes upon. Now you can take that literally, or look behind the words and taste my use of symbolism in portraying most students as butt cracks, it is applicable both ways, but I won't elaborate on either (it can get a little graphic), I'll simply leave that to you... However, I will explain it briefly in a post in the near future Inshallah.

I've made many observations, and come up with many terms to refer to my University; Animal Planet and Cavemen Central are the one's I'm using most nowadays. We've got standard types of people at University, they differ from college to another, the differences will easily catch your attention while moving on campus. But I won't be introducing ya'll to those types just yet, it'll also be in a future post, or else I'll run out of topics to rant about.. heck I've got a minimum of 2 posts/week to live up to.

So I've got quizzes coming up next week, I've already studied for my Introduction to Literature exam, can't you see how I implemented the elements of fiction in my post? Symbols and Flat Characters? *grins*.

So share with us, what terms have you used to refer to your University, University students or school?

I'm out for now!

*edit: I hadn't noticed the obscene picture that was in the butt crack link, I was focused on the definition from Wikipedia.. I apologize, link removed.

Making up

It's been another month. A full month, and I realize was "supposed" to update a day after my previous post but *inhales deep breath*.... I admit I've been a bad blogger who's forgotten all about my blog's one year anniversary and I would absolutely understand why my blog would dump me if it were a human being. I'm not one who finds excuses for everything (especially regarding this case seeing that I *cough* have no acceptable excuse).. But, I WILL make it up for my blog. *begins to run out of breath* I shall update twice a week. Yes you heard me -read that- two, tnein, dois, deux, bi? (that's as far as counting knowledge in different languages goes). *wheezy voice*

So *claps hands together*, since we've found common ground there.. where were we last time?

Ah yes, I was fuming over the fact that I was no longer taken for the self-proclaimed over-achieving nerd I am, and how my exercising, training, taming and continuous straining for the gooey thing that resides inside my head (aka brain) for a full year didn't stop my father paying 5 times more what an average or less than average art stream student would pay for an English Language and Literature seat. Or 5 times more what the girl sitting next to me who got 68 in Tawjihi but has a papa who "knows people" pays. It's really disappointing, injustice I mean. Money isn't the case here, I come from a quite capable family Al-Hamdulilah, it's the concept I'm talking about... I'm paying more than what a Medicine student on the normal program or a Pharmacy student on Parallel program pays because I'm a gulf graduate, and believe it or not, that's a form of taboo.

People still have the misconception that education in the gulf is as easy as it used to be. No wait, let me clear that up, UAE is an exception, especially for the past two years... KSA still gives marks bil kilo (in kilos) as we say. So my 96.4% Scientific stream sounds like a 76.4% when 5arrijet el emarat (Emirates graduate) is added after further questioning, or at least that's how you'll be treated (but when have I ever abided by rules? I still succeed to impress with fast, witty and smart comebacks and leave the individual I'm conversing with rather surprised that I can actually link two sentences together flawlessly.. yes friends, they think we're THAT dumb -_-). To make it a tad more clearer, had I stayed in Jordan, I would've gotten the same average or higher, but gotten a normal seat, without having to go through the stress of being lost and the disappointment of feeling mistreated and would be paying LESS than what the was6a dropout is paying. Again, injustice sucks. Ah well...

I pass by this gate everyday.. and I go through the struggle of getting my wallet out of my backpack in order to show them my ID, I mean COME ON, don't I LOOK like one?

So, it's the second week of University... I have formed a general opinion on the one I'm attending; The University of Jordan. But I'm going to give it two more weeks grace to leave a better impression before I start sharing my endless observations.

It showered on us last week while we were on our way to buy a book... the stuff you go through for education =p.

Oh, btw, my two posts per week thing starts next week.

Till then..