— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
soberpoet said: I’m well, thanks is for asking. I’m quite content myself. How do you think you did on your exams? And how many did you have to take? And getting a car just before Christmas sounds pretty sweet. I don’t even have my learner’s permit yet :p
Sorry for the late reply. Bit busy. Must stop that.
Three out of five I passed, so far. I’m getting Bs and B minuses, which didn’t happen when I was studying philosophy unless I really liked the course. But studying (English) literature has consistently given me good grades, so apparently I’m in the right place.
The other two exams I’ll probably get back some time next week. No idea what the results will be, one was an essay on Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which I enjoyed (reading the book and writing the paper), and because I basically had to teach the course for two weeks on that novel by giving presentations and leading discussions with a fellow student, I knew that book backwards and forwards. The other one was also on American literature and we had to write a bunch of mini essays on each of the five novels we’d read that half semester. On the Road was one of them, and that essay was suspiciously longer than the others.
And yes, I am incredibly fortunate! It’s going to give me so much freedom. But I really have to get a job in order to start saving money and also be able to pay for fuel and stuff. Ahh, it’s growing up, innit? It took me just over four months to get my driver’s license. I don’t know where you live and how things are arranged there, but in the Netherlands it’s all quite strict, there’s a lot of stuff you have to be able to do in order to pass your exam. A lot of people fail the first couple of times, and I really thought I would as well. You can’t control what’s going to happen, can you? And you have to be really lucky with the person who will decide whether you pass or not. If it’s a grump on the brink of divorce, that could very well influence your driving or he/she might decide not to let you pass at all just because they’re in a bad mood. I was really, really lucky on all levels. But it has cost me a lot of money, because driving lessons and exams here are very expensive. But hey, I got it. Is a learner’s permit that thing that allows you to take driving lessons? And are you going to be taught by your parents or something like that?
soberpoet asked: hey whats up? how are you doing today? :)
Hello! Thanks for the message! It’s very nice of you to ask. I’m doing all right. Quite happy and content after the madness of an exam period. My mum handed down her car to me today, which is crazy awesome, and Christmas is in sight. What more could a person wish for?
D’you know, I could have a lot to complain about, but I won’t, because it’s on days like these when you realise how fortunate you are. *end of corniness*
How are you? ;)
— Sushi Nozawa by Jesse Eisenberg