I\’m jus\’ sayin\’

May 14, 2008

Expecting too much…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bwandungi @ 5:44 pm

It’s hot today and my usual lunch time walks are hampered by the fact that walking in the sunshine makes one feel like nano-bots are attempting to make their way into your skin by riding on a light beam like K-Pax. I forgot my trusty sun-screen which I should really bring with me on a daily basis. So rather than enjoying a couple of well deserved deep breaths I’m stuck here, infront of this computer… counting shit.

Recently I reconnected with an old friend and we talked for a couple of hours trying to catch up on 4 years worth of kabozi. She mentioned not seeing pictures of my grad (May 2007 –Β  I know, I’m a late bloomer! Sheesh!) and so I sent her the link to the photos so she could enjoy the day with me in the present.

Looking at the pictures brought back some memories of school that still have me wondering how I could have subjected myself to 5 years of torture!

  • Countless nights spent holding two pieces of wood together waiting for the super-glue to set, remembering the warning on the label “Exposure to fumes can cause infertility” and swearing to change to Elmer’s glue.
  • Bank accounts in the negative because I had to purchase walnut in order to make my design work
  • Being chased out of the library with several homework questions still not completed
  • Cursing at the plotter that somehow screwed up that printout
  • Falling asleep in Dr. Glavinich’s classes. Gotdamn! He tries but I just don’t know what it is!!!
  • Running to work so I can log in the proper number of hours so rent can be paid
  • Walking in the damn rain to Walmart to pick up a charger for my dead Sprint phone so I can talk to my people
  • Being cuffed by police who thought my car was stolen
  • Fighting with professors who believed I couldn’t do it (pointing and laughing!)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering
  • Lawrence and it’s backwardness and thinly veiled racism
  • Professors looking at my models, asking why I didn’t build a fucking box. A box?!
  • Architectural History (Parthenon vs. Pantheon? groooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooan)
  • Interviews for internships
  • Summer classes…
  • The idiots in my graduating class
  • The professor who told me to do a class over (fuck you Mr… I can’t even remember your name!)

That day as we passed under the Companile we would each let out a scream and boy oh boy oh boy oh boy when it was my turn, all the frustration, exhaustion, tension, false hope, disappointments etc., came out in the loudest scream I’ve ever uttered. It was great!



And now I’m here…. counting shit.



  1. You’ve got to remember the professor’s name, or the curse won’t work! πŸ™‚

    And, oh, I done seen your parents! Serene moment, proud father with glasses in right hand, happy mother with a smile that would make you think it’s her very own degree, proud daughter saying Monde, voici! Je viens!, and the kiddies who will have their happy graduation precisely because of this day (even though they may not remember where the inspiration came from).

    Comment by The 27th Comrade — May 15, 2008 @ 5:01 am | Reply

  2. Also, allow I and I to note that me like them clothes. You see, me eye done picked up an interesting pattern in the patterns. Your Ma’s garb has that strip of complex pattern against a plain dark, which is neat. And the clothing seems very related to the one of your Dad (with its simple pattern). And yours has the pattern of the strip on your Ma’s.

    And lots of rich, serene green in the background!

    (That’s all. Bye!)

    Comment by The 27th Comrade — May 15, 2008 @ 5:07 am | Reply

  3. damn! You didn’t notice my see through top?! Sheesh! I go to all that trouble and then… nothing… πŸ˜€

    Comment by imnxtac — May 15, 2008 @ 2:21 pm | Reply

  4. I would have noticed a see-through, if it had been anywhere within a kilometre of the shot that day. πŸ™‚ My senses pick them up like bees pick up honey aroma. πŸ˜€

    Comment by The 27th Comrade — May 16, 2008 @ 4:41 am | Reply

  5. Gwe, share the link with the other pics, That is a grad I missed with all my heart….

    Comment by Em — May 30, 2008 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

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