Liberal Arts Leftovers

Yes, this is the most fantabulous (if that's a word) thing I've come across on the internet. I came across this site, basically a blog by this name. Frankly, the name intrigued me and hence, prompted me to click on the site. And guess, what I discovered?
A whole blog dedicated to students who have just graduated or are about to graduate in BA with English majors. Did someone talk about right timing??? :p

Now, what does the term Liberal Arts Leftovers basically mean?
The author of the blog, who apparently is a graduate in English majors put it like this:
A Liberal Arts Leftover is someone who has mastered the set of skills necessary for the college social environment only to graduate and find themselves a freshman in life–trying to figure out new social systems not to mention professional environments.*

Yes, we graduates in English majors are fed on the idea of liberalism for complete three years (four years in some countries). Only to be left completely clueless and Jobless (mind it) in a not so liberal professional world. Thus, we are the leftovers who can bullshit their way through anything and feel proud of their degrees (like I do) no matter what! Yes, we feel accomplished to be the Liberal Arts Leftovers.

Man, I couldnt agree more. While typing this post, I am reminded of the fact that there are probably twenty or thirty more Liberal Arts Leftovers like me with some sort of Humanities degrees in hands sitting in front of their own computers reading or writing a blog entry. Actually may be more than that considering the current economy.

I realised a lot of my blogs have been too self obsessed. While writing this post, I tried of thinking various things that people might be interested in reading. But apparently, I'm out of touch with rest of the world and IPL and politics (two current sensations) dont interest me much to write about. And lets face it, If you're just about to graduate from college and you're not married with kids, you've got to be thinking about yourself!!!

I'm selfish.

I've decided certain things that I want from my life now:
  • Take the CAT this year
  • Learn how to cook all the exotic dishes I always wanted to
  • Be impressive
  • Charge money for friendship (genuiness comes at a price)
  • Eat more vegetables (basically eat more stuff apart from chocolates)
  • Become a regular at jogging
  • Get the goddamned raise to my expected level on job front
  • Spend more of my salary on myself.
  • And, join some decent MBA coaching institute or if I'm very very lucky, a good mass communication insititute. Whatever happens first.
In other news, I've also somewhat figured out the meaning of life. And I'm not telling.


Prachi | March 27, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Applaud-able!! :)

Born Vagabond | March 28, 2009 at 2:05 AM

This one's gonna be long :
Take the CAT this year:Ya me 2!
Learn how to cook all the exotic dishes:For me its learning basic simple cooking!
I always wanted to Be impressive:That i already am! Charge money for friendship: Interesting!
Eat more vegetables:Yes fruits 2!
Become a regular at jogging:Looks tough for me!
Get the goddamned raise to my expected level on job front:Hw long have u been working for??Expecting Raise already...very demanding!
Spend more of my salary on myself:M jobless.
And, join some decent MBA coaching institute or if I'm very very lucky, a good mass communication insititute: Al d best with that...and regarding MBA entrance prep i consider myself to be quite a veteran now so for any queries doubts ...u know !

Now u c we have many things in common.

take care nice read luvd it!!

peter | March 28, 2009 at 2:55 AM

yes fantabulous is a combination of fantastic and fabulous ;)
well best of luck for all the things u have decided ...may u crack CAT or any exam u sit for ;)

PLP | March 29, 2009 at 3:01 AM

Just came across your blog, I find it fun and interesting all the same :) will be dropping in often...if you tell me the meaning of life? No, oh well, will be dropping in still.

Good luck with the CAT idea, my GMAT idea is making me want to bang my head on the wall - and my MBA idea has made me prone to panic attacks. Lesson: Dont give yourself a month to do all such things, a year at the least.

~*Miss A*~ | March 30, 2009 at 3:22 AM

I love the word fantabulous! It's okay for your blog to be self obsessed, it's your blog! ;)

Prianca | March 30, 2009 at 5:26 PM

@ prachi
thank you :))

@ born vagabond
hehe, true indeed. we do hv a lot in common ;)

@ peter
thanks again

Prianca | March 30, 2009 at 5:28 PM

yup, i Am giving myself another complete one year to do all of these. after all, miracles dont happen overnight or even over month.;)

@ Miss A
thank you for dropping by

Anonymous | April 2, 2009 at 9:02 AM

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Anonymous | April 14, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Charge money for friendship, jog, eat veggies - right on!!! :)