Sep 13, 2007

c'mon baby, i'm taking you back to school...

Tuesday was my first night back to school in, least 10+ years.

and yes, i was a little nervous.

but there was no need, after all, this class is apparently the best kept secret in the entire city of Los Alamitos.
there were only six people in class.

i was the youngest.

yes, i said i was the youngest. babygirl. the only member of the class who hadn't joined AARP.

and &*%$#@*&%$!!!! they were all smarter than me.

when i say smarter, i don't mean that they have Gained the Wisdom that Only Age Can Bestow. i mean that dammit, every flipping one of these grandparents knew more about Photoshop AND InDesign than i did.

teacher? may i go potty then play with the See & Say? because dang it, i'd be better at that than i was in Photoshop.

of course, i must say in my own defense (because i got nothing else), that they were inputting everyone into the server, so we could grab the lessons online to work.

like that matters. the seniors were still light years ahead of me.

but i'm not bitter. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

so i read the book. i tried downloading photos from the ever-present camera to play with. all to no avail. so at 7:30, i bolted for the door. headed over to my friend's house with my other friends from work for a little get together. at least then i could relax and not feel quite so dumb.

oh wait. they all know Photoshop, too.

the class is very unstructured. which means the teacher wanders around to our little stations seeing what we're doing. honestly, while i crave structure, i still appreciate the freedom to move at my own pace.

the only problem was that my pace was stuck in the mud.

no worries. i will go next week. heaven knows that while i subscribe to the theory that 'age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill,' i just wasn't expecting to be the youth and skill portion of the formula.

and i don't want them pointing their canes at me and laughing.


jeff said...

You are a very brave girl. Not everyone can go back and you did. I commend you.

Anonymous said...

OMG, you are too too funny. I'm sure that you are going to do fine. Then, when you are a pro, you can teach me because Photoshop scares the hell out of me!


doodlebugmom said...

How come the oldies are in the class if they already know what they are doing? Just ask lots of questions, get the teacher to spend time on what you want to do. Holy cats woman, you gave up BUNKO for this!

Aaron is taking a few classes at the local college. His stats teacher asked him to help tutor.Now he has to (his words)"help all the old people, that are like 30!"

Pat said...

Don't worry, it will come, and then you'll be photoshopping those oldies under the table!
...And that "age and treachery" thing just became one of my new favorite quotes! LOL

Melissa said...

Dude, soon you'll be sporting those Mad Photoshop Skillz that you've always dreamed of!