Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Last Time: Textbooks

I imagine the next few months are going to be filled with lots of exclamations to the effect of "this is the last time I will ever do this!" 

For instance, today?


And because I have been buying textbooks every year (with a two year hiatus between undergrad and law school) since my freshman year of high school, by now I am very blase about the whole thing.  I no longer panic over the fact that I ordered them the Wednesday before classes start on Monday.  They will likely not be here until classes are in full swing.  I will not be able to do my reading.  I will be behind before I even start.  But I do not care.  Because THAT'S THE LAST TIME I EVER DO THAT! 

I used to not be able to buy used books.  I did not want someone else's notes and highlighting to sully my clean slate, did not want their ideas of what was important to influence my own academic journey, did not want to imagine someone sneezing and snotting all over the page that is now 10 inches from my face.  But now?  Give me what's cheapest.  I'd rather save $30 than be influence and germ-free.  I do not care.  I am over it.  I am too cool for school.  Never again will I pay $180 for a single book.  Never again.  Unless Oprah writes a book and that is what it costs.


D&D said...

agreed. there is no amount of money i wont spend to support OWN.

Christina said...

24/7 access! I am already obsessed. Though at the moment OWN is playing the Bridges of Madison County. I am slightly confused.