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RTT: Sex and The College Boy

Oh, look – it’s Tuesday and I actually have some Random!  Yay!  You guys know the drill…

Stacy

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We were incredibly fortunate to be gifted with a deer for our freezer this year – this makes me especially happy because we decided not to get a goat again this fall.

We went to pick her up after she’d been processed and packaged this last Saturday, and while we were perusing the freezer cases at Whitefeather Meats we noticed they had some nice-sized domestic rabbits, already cut into pieces, for sale.  Our last two forays into cooking rabbit were quite successful, so I grabbed one and added it to our purchases.

It wasn’t until we were headed home that I realized we had both Bambi AND Thumper in the trunk of our car.

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‘Tis the Season, of course, and The G Man has informed us that what he wants most from Santa is a “hewicopter wif a ‘mote” and…batteries.

Yes, he asked for batteries, and at the rate he’s playing with all of the battery operated decorations on the tree and around the house we, at least, are going to need them by Christmas.

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As I’d noted earlier, The Young One has been accepted to Kent State University and we did the obligatory campus tour yesterday afternoon. He’s bound and determined to live on campus and I’ve resigned myself to letting him go, even though we live close enough for him to commute if he wanted to.  I have to say, it’s a nice school and I’m excited that he’s so excited about going there.  But they certainly seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time assuring me how safe the campus is.

I guess as long as they keep the National Guard away, I’ll be okay.

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Kent State is a big school; I’m a bit worried about the quality of the food available to The Young One while he’s there – at one point I thought I’d wandered into the food court of a shopping mall.  It seemed every kid we passed on our tour was sipping a Pepsi, and I was absolutely appalled when we were told there is a Quaker Steak and Lube in the student center.

Is it inappropriate to send him care packages of pastured eggs, raw milk cheeses and grass-fed ground beef?  I hear you can accomplish amazing things with a microwave if you know what you’re doing.

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One of the things we learned while touring the campus is that he can buy just about anything on campus (apparently as long as it’s a product of PepsiCo or ConAgra) with the exception of toiletries, which he’ll have to buy in town.  He was pondering that as we drove away, when we passed a CVS and Walgreens, right next to each other and right off the college grounds.

“Oh, look, hon,” I said, “You won’t even have to go all the way in town.  You can go right there if you run out of toothpaste or shampoo.”

He turned to me and grinned.  “Or condoms!”

Why…oh, why, did he have to say that.


8 comments

AHAHAHA! Bambi and Thumper – now to create a recipe that utilizes both at once. Just don’t get Flower in the mix, that might be stinky. ;)

I started buying batteries in bulk when Princess Nagger was G Man’s age… ;) And it’s funny he asked for that – it’s on PN’s list, too. :)

It’s going to be hard to let The Young One go – but at least since it is in commuting distance, that means he’ll visit often. And appreciate being ‘home’ more. Right? RIGHT?!

And now I’m falling off my chair laughing at YO’s final comment. :)

Lisa says:

He wanted to yank your chain, of course! And, congratulations on his acceptance. An empty nest awaits…

That is exactly why it is best if they DO live away from home!

VandyJ says:

Bambi tastes really good. At least the Bambis we have gotten. We don’t get much access to Thumper, but the wild grouse we have gotten have been excellent.
You’ll probably see far more of Teh Young One than you think–right about the time he figures out laundry at home is cheaper than laundry on campus.

Michele says:

His even thinking about condoms is a good thing. It could be worse. Of course, that is one of those just use them but don’t tell me about it kind of things.

Awww…soon to have an empty nest. Trust me, it is a very good thing. Condoms are optional. :-)

This is the first year since my son was 2 (he’s now 7) that he hasn’t asked for, gotten and quickly broke a helicopter. This year he’ll likely break a drum set.

Chasbari says:

I so need to get to Whitefeather.. I think I met your college prospect while substitute teaching one day.. Sounds like he’s comfortable enough to play a few little mind games with you… that likely means he’ll be just fine.. Not much good food on Campus… or off.. make sure he has a fridge and plenty of pastured eggs… no real need for a microwave, they go down just fine raw. He will be a stranger in a strange land with all the late night junk food and pizza and carb heavy beverages floating around. Oh, at Kent it’s also mandatory to pass along all the old 60′s and 70′s tunes so if you have any old vinyl and a turntable he will fit in just fine. Janis Joplin anyone? Make sure he checks out the statue over by Taylor for a touch of history. (Bambi and Thumper…LOL)

Gretchen says:

Oh man, the deer in the freezer reminds me so much of growing up in Texas – somebody always hunted and would give us a bunch of venison. I always LOVED the venison sausage. Isn’t is sad that the first thing we think about when we hear Kent State is the NAtional Guard? If I were you, I wouldn’t worry too much about Young One’s eating habits at college. During my entire college experience, I existed on nothing but ramen noodles, Doritos, Coke, beer and cigarettes. And I turned out okay.

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