Monday, March 4, 2013

Candler Bucket List

As the token 3rd year on this thing, I must wrap up my last 2 months with a few more laughs, a few more tears, and maybe even a little bit of reminiscing.

It's true, I actually care about Candler.  Despite my snarky comments and my sleeping at the back of the class (no, wait, that wasn't me... that was a first year), I actually came to Candler to make long-lasting friendships, learn about some Bible-y stuff (to steal from a beloved MTSer), and maybe even to become a better pastor at the end.  (Sad to note, this jig about my actually caring was up when it was discovered that I actually do my homework and study for Greek, despite it having no bearing on my ability to graduate, nor is it necessary for ordination.)

So, here I am, ready to reveal what I deem the Candler Bucket List.  Some real, some snarky, some stolen, but all in good fun.  At the end, I'd love to hear what you would add to this list.

1-Beat the law students at Maddio's trivia
2-Go to a grad student event
3-Live with another Candler student
4-Ignore the reading one night, just so you can have an all-night conversation with another Candler student
5-Go study in the grad student lounge (or find it)
6-Take Bishop White's class and go to Montgomery for the Civil Rights Tour (best Candler experience ever)
7-Pick a Con Ed II that makes you uncomfortable
8-Sit at a table in Brooks with someone that you don't usually sit with
9-Tell a professor that you think someone he disagrees with is a genius (I find the conversation that comes after this is well worth the chance you'll look like an idiot)
10-Tell ten professors they are your favorite... and mean it
11-Take a picture with a cardboard cutout of Dr. Strawn outside the CNN building (I doubt they make these, but I really hope someone gets this one done)
12-Do everything touristy in Atlanta
13-Take a shower in Candler
14-Have a conversation with someone you strongly disagree with... and keep it civil
15-Learn to love someone whose views you hate
16-Keep your Con Ed I and II evaluations and your entrance essay... you never know when you'll need them
17-Argue with a professor, not because you dislike them or even really disagree, but because it will sharpen your own knowledge
18-Find one class where you shine
19-Sing in Candler Chapel
20-Sleep in Candler Chapel
21-Ride the elevator down one level.  Bonus points if you do it with me and manage to survive my glare.
22-Go to a student organization meeting just for the free food.  Learn something while you're at it.
23-Go to a Candler party (do they even have those anymore?)
24-Ride your bike to class
25-Get snowed in and have a slumber party with other Candler students (sorry first and second years that you missed this little adventure)
26-Take a class you think you'll hate
27-Take a class you think you'll love
28-Take a class from a professor you disagree with
29-Take a class from a professor you loved even before meeting
30-Have a conversation with Dean Love
31-Have lunch with an undergrad
32-Go to a C3 meeting
33-Hide inside jokes in a paper
34-Take a class that you know will be difficult
35-Argue with someone at Wake, Duke, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, etc... over the superiority of Candler over those other places
36-Skip class, just to have a mental health day
37-Go to Candler Prom
38-Hang out with your classmates on a weekend
39-Utilize the gym
40-Study in the reading room
41-Sleep in the reading room
42-Tell a professor that one of their TAs (or all of them) is doing a good job
43-Go get help from the writing center on a paper
44-Go overseas
45-Apply for an opportunity outside your comfort zone
46-Go to a lecture by a visitor (Shane Claiborne, Adam Hamilton, etc...)
47-Take a class from President Carter
48-Volunteer for something with other students
49-Go to worship with a student whose church you hate (and don't critique but find the good things about it)

And finally...


Comment below with anything you think should be on this list.

1 comment:

  1. Attend Wednesday Library Sessions, write/keep info for 'when' u nd it, enjoy great food