Oh, it has been a long, long time since Roxy graduated from high school, and since the four years in Syracuse when I had to worry about how hard it is to keep money coming in while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average as a college student. My friends and I had some crazy ways of cutting corners to keep costs down. I was on the Pop Tart for breakfast, Ramen noodles for lunch, dining hall only-for-dinner meal plan, and I had one friend who had a neverending stream of bizarre roommates to share the rent. To earn a little extra, I wish I could have had a blog, but Roxy went to college before the Internet. Hard to believe! Instead, I think I earned $5.00 per hour by tutoring football players in Psychology 101 and helping them with the required reading for English, all the while hoping to run into red hot grad student Jay McInerney in the English department.
These days, college students have it much easier. While they're hitting the books, "kids these days" can count on mom and dad to supply them with reload-able gift cards from a Sears store, and to keep the funds coming throughout the semester by adding funds online or in a student shop at their local Sears or Kmart store. There's even a Sears CampusReady Facebook application to help parents and their college bound scholars to prepare for the transition from high school to the college experience. Just like when we were in school, Sears has everything a college needs for his or her new dorm room.
This Friday night, I'll be reliving my glory days with my old friends from the Somerville High School Class of 1984 at our 25th reunion. Looking back to 1984, I don't think any of us could have imagined what it would be like to be CampusReady on Facebook, but we're definitely all "Reunion Ready" with pictures of our kids and stories to tell about all that's gone on in our lives since the last time we were together. I'm looking forward to catching up with a few old friends, and I'll be sure to let all of you know how it turns out.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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