Better And Better

If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Friday, May 09, 2008


Well, my finals are over, and I turned in my last late paper, and I'm about to try to sleep a wink or two before I go see Bill get a hoodie, courtesy of the accounting department of a major university.

Back in the early to mid-nineties, Bill and I were roommates for about four years. We lived in a tired old shack of a house on the edge of campus, and did not prosper, financially or even academically, to tell the truth. We both dropped out of our studies for a while. Bill from BioChem, me from... whatever the hell I was studying.

But we both found wives, bought houses, had kids or dogs or both, and caught a clue, and went back to school. Bill even attended 15+ hours a semester while working full time to make it happen. He changed majors (drastically), and now, with a Masters in Accounting, he's fit to do your taxes or do a forensic audit.

Congratulations, boy. I'm proud of you. I mean it more than my trifle of a gift could begin to convey.

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At Friday, May 09, 2008 6:51:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Congrats on getting through it Matt!

At Friday, May 09, 2008 9:05:00 PM, Blogger HollyB said...

Please add my conga rats to yours, belatedly. I always liked Bill.

At Saturday, May 10, 2008 7:57:00 AM, Blogger GUYK said...

I always like to read about those who
sacrifice personal life to get an education. It is proof that anyone can if they have the self discipline and desire..and a slap in the face of the socialists who keep telling us that only those born wealthy have an opportunity.

Those of us who pulled ourselves up by the shoestrings know better..

At Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:09:00 PM, Blogger John B said...

right on guyk! Slapping socialists in the face is what I live for. This election though I seem to have more slappees than hands...

And congrats to you and your friend Matt!


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