I hate summer vacation (whiny)

The subject says it all, doesn’t it? I hate summer vacation. I hate not being at college. I’m special at college, respected at college. GPA of 3.8, well-regarded by the profs, women dig me because I can fix their computers and argue politics with them - life is good at college. And there’s always an interesting lecture, or a debate, or a club meeting to go to, and my classes are interesting.

Classes. God help me, I miss classes. I miss learning new things every day, arguing with my classmates. I even miss having Huge Freaking Projects that are due a week from today - even under the stress, there’s always the certain knowledge that I am Mr. Excellent, and I can do this, and do it well.

I miss having new things to think about every day.

I miss using my skills - my ability to study, to analyze and write. I’m spending the summer working at Burger King, and I hate it.

I’ve come to realize something. Home isn’t the place where your family lives, or where “when you go there, they have to let you in.” No. Home is the place where you’re the most respected, where your skills and abilities are the closest fit to the environment around you. I’m homesick.

I want to go back to college, but I can’t for two more months. I hate summer vacation.

My apologies for the long and whiny post - but you must admit, it was mundane and pointless, therefor appropriate to this forum. :slight_smile:

I agree with you. There are so many interesting (intellectual or otherwise) activities to engage in when off at University. I can’t wait to get back.

There’s nothing I like more than geeky engineering discussions. I can’t go another two months without one!

If you’re so special, why the heck are you flippin’ flesh at Burger King? (I had that job when I was 15). Get something that’s more stimulating! There’s tons of stuff you could do that would make your “Special” meter start ringing.

Summer vacation? What summer vacation? :looks all over for summer vacation, and simply cannot find it anywhere:

Do what I do and be really dorky. That is, apply for an internship or to go to a summer program, preferably in your field of interest. I’m currently at a research institution for nine weeks. That’s right…I get a week and a half before the program and a week and a half after for the summer. I audit a biochemistry lecture every morning, spend every afternoon on a project mapping the genes of complex diseases, and I go to seminars and presentations several times a week. Oh yeah, and there’s that whole “complete new set of interesting and funny people to be friends with” thing. I have no summer, but I love it.

Quit yer bellyachin’ and really be “special”!