Posted by The Happy Tutor
Arete recalls the grand old days of the University of Blogaria. What fun we had, Dick Minim and I, as Porters at the Gate. They called us Fundraisers, but we stole every dime we ever got, like bigshot Executives. I well recall humping Missy Proctor's steamer trunk to the 4fth Floor of Proctor Hall. What legs she had! And that wild night I shared a horse costume with Tom Matrullo (he was the horse's ass) and danced in the Quad until dawn. Then, cutting Mark Wood's cigar ends with the sliver plated guillotine in the Master's Lounge, running out to get AKMA's Panama Hat cleaned, falling in love with Burningbird to Dick's dismay, and the Christmas Goose we got as a thank you present from Stavros the Wonder Chicken in 2002, though I think he stole it from off the commons. Alex Golub with his light sabers defending the planet from Candidia. Invisible Adjunct would even drop in from time to time, like Ophelia, picking flowers in academe, on her way to the pond. The world was a more innocent place then, don't you think? Or maybe we were just younger and more caught up in the giddy whirl of College Life. You never forget your Old College Friends. Even if you just carried their bags for tips that were few or none. As for Alex, the man is a grown-up PhD now, and I who was once his mentor in Fan Fiction am not even on his blogroll any more. But pass the glass and give a toast to one and all. What we need now are Class Notes. Maybe I will touch them all up for a gift. "Endow A Dumpster in the Name of a Loved One." Dick and I will be calling you personally for your contribution to U of B.