See, i basically fucked myself, over the years. Regardless of what IQ or potential I may have had, I fucked off through most of college. I made the grades (at first), but got so burned out that I found I cared less and less about it all, and dropped out multiple times before giving up on it all. I worked many jobs over the years, none of them for very long, and eventually quit working all together when I got to Portland. At the time, that was fine, but now I find that i have to re-enter the workforce after 10 years of basically not working at all and doing so at nearly 40 with no degree and no real career skill set to speak of.
J and I have been talking about it, and I'm giving serious thought to trying to finally go back to school. Not to finish my original degree, of course, as that would just be kinda foolish (Radio Communications, and the world has seriously moved on form those days), but to do something that I could actually find work doing. I haven';t decided on what that would be yet, but it will probably have something to do with computers; Network Security or some such thing, we'll see.
It's an odd feeling to consider, but it would be nice to work at something that was at least slightly above "dead-end job" status. just be a couple years of papers and homework to make it happen.