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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


A Gentle Nudge To Act Like A Blogger and Another College Visit

I know it’s hard to believe…but, I do get weary of blogging.  So, I took a bit of a break without telling anyone, hoping nobody would notice. But then a few of you started emailing me and leaving messages about my absence.  It’s hard to hide for too long.  Thanks for making me remember that I do actually like this place and that I can’t just sneak out and not tell anyone where I’m going.  I was always bad about telling my parents where I was…still am.

Now, what’s been goin’ on?

I took Ellen to college!  Actually, we went to a Junior Day at a college. I had to take her to this one, because the last visit she attended with her father was a complete disaster. They came home stating that they could no longer go to college visits together. The main reason they didn’t like the college they visited was because it was cold,rainy and they served bad sandwiches.   I’m not lying, I’m living with a bunch of pansies!

I don’t remember having Junior Days when I was in high school. It’s what you do now, you start looking at colleges when the kids are juniors and if you don’t, you feel a bit panicky.

Maybe, it’s just me that’s a bit panicky. It could be all the coffee I drink, or it could be that giant blow-up Ichabod dude….sort of makes me panick. Maybe, just maybe, it’s because I can’t believe my daughter is old enough to look at colleges and actually take is seriously.

I was really impressed with this college. They were organized, gave us great informationl and Ellen got some major swag that included a cute t-shirt of course.  Gotta have a t-shirt from every destination these days. She also got a lanyard, pens, notebook and good food.  They served us breakfast and a hot lunch. I was sorry Clay didn’t go with us, because this college totally redeemed his bad college visit.

This was voted the favorite lunch by the students at the college; Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn with Peppers, Salad,Roll and Brownies (yes, I capitalized it all like it’s proper). I must say, it was better than anything I ever ate in my dorm cafeteria which served  hot grease mixed with instant rice and called it Chinese Food. I ate a lot of cold cereal during those dorm years.

Ellen also won a $250 scholarship just for showing up!!!  See kids, it pays to attend class. Now we just need to figure out if this is the college she should attend. At least they have good food!  I think she should just stay home forever, but do her laundry somewhere else.

Stay tuned, because I might show you around the campus…if I decide to keep doing this blogging thing.




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