I am graduating!


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TimboKhan
May 11, 2007, 02:43 AM
THR,

Well, I am pretty proud of myself, as I will be graduating from the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday, May 12. This has been a long road for me, as I started school when I was 31, and I am graduating at 35! Trust me, it is hard to be a single 35 year old guy walking around in a sea of extremely attractive 20 year old sorority girls. I don't want to mention his name, but another THR guy is graduating from Colorado State (and just added a new baby to his clan a couple of weeks back) as well, so congratulations to him as well! Anyway, I don't mean to toot my own horn so hard, but I have to admit that I am pretty proud of myself and wanted to share it with you, my THR buddies.

In order to make this gun related, I will expect the Barretts and the First generation Colts to be mailed to my FFL within the week. PM me for details!:neener:

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ArfinGreebly
May 11, 2007, 03:18 AM
And that's with a degree in . . . ?

glockman19
May 11, 2007, 03:23 AM
Congrats!!:D

bclark1
May 11, 2007, 03:26 AM
Way to go! :)

Glad you avoided the sorority girls, one (of several that attempted) remains the bane of my existence, tell you whut. No that's mean of me to say... but I'd have preferred GDI (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gdi).

Oh and Semper Fi!

Gustav
May 11, 2007, 04:31 AM
Congrats.;)
Never too late to learn and the older one gets the harder it can be, my hat goes off to you for making it.

Jorg Nysgerrig
May 11, 2007, 04:49 AM
Congrats. Having gone back to school a few years ago and graduated this spring as a thirty-something, I know exactly where you are coming from. Make it gun related by going out and picking up something to celebrate. I decided to get myself a little something and a Henry .22 lever action with the octagon barrel followed me home. I call it my graduation gun.

vis--vis
May 11, 2007, 04:51 AM
I am 23. I think I will be 35 when I graduate. LOL.

Congrats!!!

Plink
May 11, 2007, 05:00 AM
Congrats! You worked hard to get here, and here you are! Go get yourself a nice reward and enjoy the rewards of your hard earned education. :)

Barbara
May 11, 2007, 06:46 AM
Congrats!!!

Superpsy
May 11, 2007, 08:13 AM
congrats!

nra-life-member
May 11, 2007, 09:23 AM
Congradulations!

esmith
May 11, 2007, 09:51 AM
I know what you mean about all the hot chicks. I went to my brothers campus at villanova which is rated 4th by playboy for most attractive women. They were everywhere. Congradulations!

the pistolero
May 11, 2007, 09:56 AM
Way to go. I finally got out of school last December after going on and off for ten years. The Kimber Stainless Target II was my graduation gift to myself. :D

possum
May 11, 2007, 10:02 AM
congrats, yeah bro what is your degree in?

ravnew
May 11, 2007, 10:09 AM
Congrats,

springmom
May 11, 2007, 10:42 AM
Congratulations! What gun are you buying yourself for your graduation present/self-reward? (And what was your major??)

Springmom

yhtomit
May 11, 2007, 01:06 PM
A relative of mine (great guy) finally got his bachelor's a few years back, perhaps because he wanted to get it before either daughter enters college, which is about to happen for the older of the two.

Well--aged students are the most distinguished kind ;)

And believe me, even at 32 and in law school, I feel old -- but I'm sure not the oldest one around, though certainly the oldest unmarried on in my first-year section.

Do well with your new meal ticket ;)

timothy

md7
May 11, 2007, 02:02 PM
congrats Timbo! whats the degree in?

shc1
May 11, 2007, 02:07 PM
Barretts and Colts!?!

Oh well, guess I'll keep those two HK's for myself...:p

Congrats anyhow!:D

TimboKhan
May 11, 2007, 02:09 PM
Thanks everyone. My degree is "History, with an emphasis in Secondary Education". I actually am going to buy a celebratory gun, although as yet I am undecided. My best friend is going to an estate sale today where there are 2 M1A's being put up, along with a couple of Bushmasters. If I can get a good bargain, one of those M1A's might become mine. If not, I am thinking that it might be time to buy one of the less mainstream guns I have always wanted, like a Raging Hornet or a Ruger M77 in 6.5x55 Swede.

Shipwreck
May 11, 2007, 02:27 PM
U da man! Congrats!!!!

greenflash107
May 11, 2007, 02:44 PM
Well done!! No one know what it's like to go back to school after you have been out for a while unless you have done it. (I did in my late 20's) and I am glad I did. So congrats again.

DnPRK
May 11, 2007, 03:11 PM
Congratulations!:D

30 cal slob
May 11, 2007, 03:13 PM
what gun for ... graduation present? :neener:

congrats dude.

Brian Williams
May 11, 2007, 03:36 PM
I got my degree at 32, great job getting yours.

dm1333
May 11, 2007, 03:40 PM
I started at 23 for a bachelors, after 4 years in the Navy and it was tough. I'm about to start again at 42 for either a teaching certificate or a degree in library science. Speaking of college cuties I just moved into a nice apartment building during the last week of classes at LSSU and my neck was sore!

MikePGS
May 11, 2007, 03:43 PM
Congrats Timbo and to you to Jorg.

physics
May 11, 2007, 03:51 PM
CONGRATS!!! I too am about to graduate, with a bachelors in physics, specializing in semiconductor processing technologies. i even managed to land a job making $17 an hour! WOOHOO!!!

the lone gunman
May 11, 2007, 03:53 PM
Congrats! and best of wishes.

JohnL2
May 11, 2007, 03:54 PM
Way to go TimboKhan.
I think people going back to school later in life is becoming more and more common anyways.
Follow your passion and nothing else. Don't make half-hearted attempts like I did.

SomeKid
May 11, 2007, 03:55 PM
Trust me, it is hard to be a single 35 year old guy walking around in a sea of extremely attractive 20 year old sorority girls.

Look at it this way, at least you know you don't need viagra yet.

Lennyjoe
May 11, 2007, 03:59 PM
35 isn't bad. I'm finishing my Associates in Aeronautics in July and I'm 41.

Getting a degree finished while working 12 hours on aircraft isn't an easy thing. I've finally gotten to the point in the food chain to get spare time for classes.

Congrats to you sir. Best of luck in your future.

RP86
May 11, 2007, 04:03 PM
Congrats! Graduation seems so far away for me, I'm just starting my major specific class now...

H23gsr
May 11, 2007, 05:08 PM
Congrats man! I'll be there one day! i'm about 1/4 the way through.....:rolleyes:

beaucoup ammo
May 11, 2007, 05:53 PM
Way to go, Timbokahn! I'm 61 and starting on my GED! Went right into broadcasting while in high school and didn't look back.

I always felt bad about not graduating. Once this is done, I may take a run at college myself!

You're never too old or too young to advance your education..a heartfelt congratulations again! You should be very proud...!

CountGlockula
May 11, 2007, 05:58 PM
Congrats! It just shows that you're never too old to learn. Good luck on your future endeavors!

hceptj
May 11, 2007, 06:06 PM
congrats...i was 33 myself when i graduated...:)

SoCalShooter
May 11, 2007, 06:07 PM
haha well congratulations but I have nothing to send you except my best wishes.

.cheese.
May 11, 2007, 06:07 PM
Same here. Just graduated this morning with my official degree in Economics (although I don't get my diploma until I turn in my paper on economic analysis of gun ownership, gun-control, CWP, etc. - big deal..... I have to write 25 pages about guns... I do that nightly here practically right? ;) - but I am now officially TheEconomist - .... well not really as I don't have a phD.... but I figure if Einstein did his work without a phD, or any real degree for that matter.... I can be TheEconomist on THR)

I didn't even think about graduation presents. I wasn't expecting anything as I figured my family has funneled enough money into putting me through school, why essentially reward me with money for having used their money? I also didn't realize my extended family was going to be there.

So when all was over, I was quite surprised when combined I had been given enough money to get myself a second Glock 23 (I have a thing about having a backup of your defensive guns) - and my parents told me that they're buying me a new car.... and my father is buying me a new dual-band ham-radio rig (both an HT and a mobile unit for the new car).

Sheesh..... I can't help but feel a little undeserving of it all, but at the same time I'm not going to complain. :D

grampster
May 11, 2007, 06:10 PM
Good on all of you. May your days be long and your nights be pleasant.

CountGlockula
May 11, 2007, 06:12 PM
Congrats TheEconomist!!!

sadhvacman
May 11, 2007, 06:16 PM
...as beaucoup said you're never too old. my pops went back to school in his late forties and finished his bachelors then decided he wanted to teach school. He left a job making big bucks to teach high school kids. He now has his doctorate and is a headmaster at a private christian school.

Congratulations!!

scurtis_34471
May 11, 2007, 07:40 PM
Congrats man. It is hard to go back. I did my graduate degree while working full time when I was 34. That was a rough 22 months.

So you're going to teach high school history? Excellent. We need a few more teachers who understand the 2nd Amendment.

rockstar.esq
May 23, 2007, 10:35 PM
Tim will without a doubt be one of the most influential teachers his students ever have. I'm proud to be his friend and glad to be a recent graduate myself. Mine is in Construction Management from Colorado State University. I nominate a rifle in .35 Whelen because the caliber is his age AND it's parent case is 100yrs old!

10-Ring
May 23, 2007, 11:25 PM
Don't discount your accomplishment w/ something as trivial as age...job well done! :cool: :D ;)

Junky
May 23, 2007, 11:40 PM
hahahahhhahaha

UNC doesn't exactly issue degrees that are worth being proud of.

Enjoy your future career in food service, be nice or I won't tip you.

gotarheels03
May 23, 2007, 11:43 PM
Congrats man! Teaching is one of the most important and undervalued professions. I'm 21 and will be graduating with a BA in Political Science in a few days (pending passing grades and a transfer credit that hasn't posted yet.)

repo
May 24, 2007, 12:04 AM
There was a lady here in Kansas who just graduated college at the age of 95!

I need to get a degree myself (I'm 26) but I really can't decide which degree. Maybe physical therapy. To be honest nearly every subject bores me to death except guns.

Phantom Warrior
May 24, 2007, 12:07 AM
UNC doesn't exactly issue degrees that are worth being proud of.

Enjoy your future career in food service, be nice or I won't tip you.


And...where did you graduate from? And what is your current job?



Timbokahn,
From a UND graduate, congratulations.

jkingrph
May 24, 2007, 12:44 PM
When I finished college 39 years ago, hey that's Jack Benny's age, there was no money for self gifts, nor did I receive others. When my son finally finished law school a few years ago I did buy a graduation gift for myself. A new Ford F 250 crew cab diesel loaded.

Neo-Luddite
May 24, 2007, 02:21 PM
Trust me, it is hard to be a single 35 year old guy walking around in a sea of extremely attractive 20 year old sorority girls.


Oh, watch me crying you the river. I got my degree when too young to appreciate the charms of all those fish swimming in that barrel.

Congrats and remember--you ARE NEVER going to have it that good again!

Bullet Bob
May 24, 2007, 04:55 PM
Congratulations, I did the same thing from age 36 - 39. Almost the same degree, too, except my concentration was in political science. I am not kidding when I say it changed my life in so many ways. I'm in my mid-50's now, and among other things, getting that degree has enabled to buy way more guns than I would have been able to otherwise!

Zen21Tao
May 24, 2007, 04:58 PM
Congrats. I also just graduated this May (from University of Florida with Masters in Business).

TimboKhan
May 26, 2007, 05:13 AM
Congrats and remember--you ARE NEVER going to have it that good again

Sadly, I am well aware of that.....:(

Enjoy your future career in food service, be nice or I won't tip you

Don't tip me, and you'll never eat solid food again. My previous career as a Marine ensures that.

Way to go, Timbokahn! I'm 61 and starting on my GED! Went right into broadcasting while in high school and didn't look back

Beaucoup, that is so cool! I truly admire you for deciding to do that.

I just wanted to say thanks again to everyone, and also to offer my congratulations to everyone else that graduated. Now, the toughest part of all: finding a job!

Bob F.
May 26, 2007, 10:07 PM
Graduated at 49!

Congrats!

gear_merc
May 30, 2007, 09:50 AM
Congrats! :)

I hope someone (here ;) ) gets you a gun!

Or you could do what I do...get yourself a "present". :neener:

Watch your 6! :D

Nice posts all. :cool:

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