Re: L. Ignores Me


It's not necessarily true that she ignored you. For instance, I used to poll my mom for her opinion, but only to narrow down the range of choices; whichever choice she picked was right out. Perhaps L is displaying profound wisdom for her youthful years.

Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05- 3-05 5:39 PM
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Wow. I hope your mom doesn't read this blog.

Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 05- 3-05 6:09 PM
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I keep trying that strategy with my parents, but they do all kinds of manipulative things like try to advise me to do what I want to do, or they say they'll support my decision etc.

Just tell me to do something so I can reject it, already!

Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05- 3-05 6:40 PM
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You're out of the will, you fucking ingrate.

Posted by: Michael's Mom | Link to this comment | 05- 3-05 7:16 PM
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Too bad for my kids - I've seen The Fantastiks, I've performed in The Fantastiks, and I know why the kids put beans in their ears.

Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 6:59 AM
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New Orleans rocks! And swings, and just about everything else you can imagine except freezing.

L is going to have a great four years, just so long as she does enough work to actually stay in school.

Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 7:50 AM
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New Orleans is great, indeed, but the one time I was there in the summer, well, I wouldn't want to live there. Entirely too damn hot and mosquitos have no business whatsoever getting that large. Also, the last time I was there, a ghost pushed me down a flight of stairs (true story!).

Question for the peanut gallery. Would it be more distracting to be an undergrad in New Orleans or Las Vegas?

Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 8:09 AM
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I would vote for New Orleans as the most distracting. The bars are everywhere, even in tucked into residential neighborhoods. Makers Mark shots can be had for $2. Hell, beer can be even cheaper.

Posted by: Frolic | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 10:14 AM
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Maybe listened to your advice, then checked the weather channel, said something like "holy crap - it's snowing in May?!?!!* Fuck that shit". And started looking at her non-UofMN options.

*you think I'm kidding, don't you? Thick cold snow. No accumulation, but still...

Posted by: msw | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 1:37 PM
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Regarding snow in MN in May - we like to think it keeps out the riffraff.

Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 1:47 PM
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Every year, when Minnesota does this or something similar to me, I think about how my in-laws live in Florida, and my father in-law wears long pants just once a week (when going to church). Not that I'm moving, but if I was just a bit more rif-raffish, I could see being driven out.

It really, *really* makes you appreciate spring when it finally arrives, though. May is the best month.

Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 1:53 PM
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tulane shows a porn on campus every year. good choice!

btw, I was open with mom about why I was polling her opinion.

Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05- 4-05 3:26 PM
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L. totally took my advice, though. I was stressing the food and partying angle.

Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 05- 5-05 4:22 AM
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A porn? I hope they also eventually show an ography, to keep the pedants from dying of suspense.

Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 05- 5-05 6:04 AM
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