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 Post subject: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:17 am
  

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It was my final semester attending Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I was/am a pretty good student, though I had never gotten straight A's. Seeing how it was my last semester, I made getting a perfect 4.0 highest priority, because that would also mean that I would then graduate Cum Laude. I was enrolled in a public speeking class that turned out to be harder than I anticipated, and was fearing that my goal would not be realized. One miraculous day the instructor announced that if time allowed, one could recite a memorized poem for extra credit. About a week later, a good 15 minutes remained of class, so I jumped at the chance to recite Alice's Restaurant. It took about 10 minutes (because I didn't have to wait for the guitar to come around) and I got the maximum points for my efforts. As a result, I got an A for the class, a perfect 4.0 on my report card, and barely graduated Cum Laude. Now I am in graduate school and am wondering if it was such a wise move in getting that extra boost that landed me in the pickle I am in now. Thanks Arlo!


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:19 am
  

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Welcome to the site. That's an interesting story there. Arlo music is definitely something that needs to be taught to the young folks these days and older ones too...


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:57 am
  

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Of course now that you are both in a pickle AND in grad school, now that you have mastered "Alice's", the next step in your "Higher" education is to deeply study "The Motorcycle Song". It's a natural progression. :wink: :)


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:32 am
  

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You'll get an A+ on it I'm sure...


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:46 am
  

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Larry wrote:

"Of course now that you are both in a pickle AND in grad school, now that you have mastered "Alice's", the next step in your "Higher" education is to deeply study "The Motorcycle Song". It's a natural progression."



It took me 2/3's of my life before I even attempted Reuben Clamzo and His Strange Daughter in the Key of anything.......and don't even get me started on the difficulties of locating a decent clampoon these days......


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:17 pm
  

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I left one on the beach at Pacific City yesterday


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:26 pm
  

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Ummmm.....did you leave it...like....in a clam?


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 Post subject: Re: Arlo Cum Laude!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:55 pm
  

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Yeah. He was so big I couldn't seem to pull it out.


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