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At least I can tie my shoes

(10/27/09 8:00am)

They say an elephant never forgets. Alas, I am not a pachyderm (good thing... having tusks would just be awkward). You may be wondering why I am discussing a large land mammal. Don’t be pushy. Basically, I am forgetful. I don’t forget small things like meeting times or homework assignments; I forget fairly simple concepts that I rarely utilize inside the Duke bubble. Things a zebra-print day planner won’t help me remember. Duke lets me get away with practicing very few real-world skills­­—though our university is constantly challenging us academically and intellectually, our ultra-advanced studies leave little need for elementary-level knowledge.