Finally Done!

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by Pope, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    Some of you know that I have spent the better part of my life in school:( Now I have finished my Masters and I am going to celebrate. Any of you guys who would like to join my family and I for a late lunch/early dinner on May 10th, please give me a shout. I graduate the 12th and we are celebrating the 10th! I am finally going to have time to breath and hopefully fish again. Now that I am done, fuel is ridiculous:mad: !
     
  2. Bellyups

    Bellyups Senior Member

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    Congrats Pope!!!! I would be there if I didn't have a fishing trip planned.

    Scott
     

  3. MrBill

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    Congrats,
    I don't know you, but you will soon find there is less and less time for extra curricular activities. Working 60-80 hours a week trying to make a buck sucks. Good luck on what ever you do and try your best to do something you enjoy. It will make work a little less miserable.:)
     
  4. etan

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    Congrats, thats an accomplishment. Its tough making the commitment to see it thru. Enjoy it.
     
  5. bighead

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    Good job Brandon! Glad to hear that's behind you and more fishing is infront of you. Bert
     
  6. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Brandon, congrats... we will try to be there..
     
  7. Uncle Russ

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    Brandon: Congratulations, my friend, and good luck to you. I agree whole heartedly with MrBill--all work sucks but you can definitely make it worse by doing something you hate! I don't know who it was that said: "Find a job doing something you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." And I know what you mean about living in school--after a couple of years of graduate work, I enrolled in law school just to get football tickets.

    Russ
     
  8. awesum

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    Congratulations ... that's quite an accomplishment. :cool:
     
  9. Ross

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    Congrats Brandon! I know you've been working extremely hard to finish.
     
  10. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    CongratulationsBrandon,
     
  11. DeepBlueGulf

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    Congratulations from me too!! We'll drink some hot coffee in your honor at breakfast this weekend!!

    Tom - DeepBlueGulf
     
  12. jaredchasteen

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    congrats on graduation....maybe i can come to your dinner and tell your parents how crappy their home town is.;)
     
  13. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    Where are you located, Brandon and where did you go to school?

    Russ
     
  14. SkeeterRonnie

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    good job Pope! congrats on that hard work you completed!
     
  15. Snagged

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    Congratulations Brandon.
     
  16. Pope

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    Thanks everyone. It has been a long hard road, but that is all she wrote now. As far as work is concerned, I love my job, but everyone has their days. Bosses usually are the worst part of everything.

    I am an assistant principal and I am receiving my M. Ed. It is kind of ironic really. I didn't have a wonderful experience growing up (long story) and I had to drop out of high school. I loved fishing even as a kid and got a job on crew boats at 18. I spent the next several years catching tuna in the Gulf and spent months hanging around Auger. Finally, at 21, I decided to go to college. I enrolled at a junior college, transfered to UNT (North Texas) and ended up living in the DFW area.

    Somehow I ended up working in high schools as a counselor and my principal asked me to get my M.Ed. I enrolled at UTA and have been working on it for a while. I also got a concentration in biology while I was at it. I am a single father so it has taken a few years.

    In any case, it is all over now and I am ready to get back to doing the things I enjoy aside from work. I am not sure where we will meet for the dinner, but everyone is welcome. I will post the location in a few days.

    Jared, you can come and cuss Galveston. No worries, it does suck. Tom, you guys drink some joe for me. I drink a gallon a day as is. A little more won't hurt. Thanks again everyone and I will be around a lot more now. Let freedom ring!
     
  17. Fishhead56

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    Pope,
    Great Job!!!
    With out seeing your above post.
    I want to say.
    I have read other post of yours that contained
    informaton about tolorance, youth guidance, and just sound information.
    Several I have read more than once,
    All the Best.

    K2
     
  18. jt2hunt

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  19. mcgolfer

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    damn you brandon!!!!!! now you are going to make all of us ignorant bastards look even more stupid with that fancy degree.....let me know when and where i i will try and be there to irritate your educated ass....rick
     
  20. Pope

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    Thanks Fishhead. I try to be tolerant, but I am rarely tolerated. lol

    Rick, as you have said before, I am just a snuff chewing redneck from the swamps of SE Texas and I hope I would have to try very hard to make anyone else look stupid.

    Now for the details, we are going to meeting at Mercado Juarez in Arlington at 3:00, Saturday May 10th. I would throw a party at my house, but I am having two grandmothers staying over the weekend. This may dampen the festivities as they wil probably turn in a little early.

    Please let me know if you are going to attend so I can make sure I have reserved enough space. Thanks again for all the kind words and I finally look forward to seeing everyone more often without the past restraints keeping me off the water.