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Thursday, April 07, 2005

I Don't Want To Grow Up!!!

I received an e-mail from my cousin Brian today with a link to this article. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and graduated in 2001. Yes, I actually graduated...unlike this guy who doesn't ever want to. 11 years and counting...[WIStateJournal]

Ok, I admit it...I had a lot of fun in college, and there were times that I would have loved to stay in school, if you got rid of the classes and homework. College was awesome, but there comes a time in every student's life that he/she must move on. Do you know what they call people that have gone to college for 11 years? Doctor.

Best quote of the article: "Some girls say it's weird that he's still here, but the bottom line is they all want him," Zinda said. "Everyone knows him and there's a certain excitability about being friends with and dating Johnny Lechner."

In his own words: "I could have - should have - graduated many years ago, but I keep passing on the real world's invitation," said Lechner, 28, who is in his 11th year as a student in the University of Wisconsin System, the last 10 at UW-Whitewater. He's taken a full course load every semester except the current one, in which he's taking seven credits. Lechner has completed 234 college credits, about 100 more than needed to graduate and so many that he's now paying the so-called "slacker tax."

And yes, I totally knew this guy at school. And no, I'm not impressed or envious! Wow...he can play guitar and sing a little! Swoon

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Can you say Van Wilder!!! He probably hears that a lot but that is the first thing I thought of when I read this article, right down to the advisor telling him he was taking classes over and was a good student! The part of the article that made me laugh the most was the girl who was in forth grade when he was a freshman...almost scary!!!

Benny B said...

Best quote of the article: "Some girls say it's weird that he's still here, but the bottom line is they all want him," Zinda said. "Everyone knows him and there's a certain excitability about being friends with and dating Johnny Lechner." How sad is that!!! I understand that some women like older guys, but this girl was in 4TH GRADE when he entered college!!! EWWW!!