Thursday, December 06, 2007

I Am Not Old After All!

I went to a high school college fair last night.

I dressed in gold and blue and handed out pretty booklets about West Virginia University. I told goth girls and long-haired boys all about the array of majors offered. I described the scholarship opportunities for out-of-state students. I talked endlessly about the medical school because every. single. kid was going for pre-med. I dodged the number one party school questions, although I was probably most knowledgeable in that area.

The one question I got the most, though, was "Does WVU have a football team?

Ha. Ha. You teenagers!! Ya'll are so, so funny.

At least I didn't get a whole lot of "Did you know Michael Vick and did he have dogs?" questions my new friends at the Virginia Tech table were fielding.

Honestly. I met maybe ten serious students the entire evening. Apparently the kids got extra credit based on the number of pamphets they could produce today. Pamphlets that are now lying in a chewing gum lined garbage can in some smart teacher's classroom right now. Those books cost money people! If we spend all our money on recruiting paraphenalia how in hell are we supposed to boost our athletic department? Geez.

It was a lot of fun though. I spent three hours with other adults while my husband sat on his ass watching movies while ignoring my kids (FYI, dude, the six year old talks)

The best part was when I entered the "hospitality room" to scarf down enjoy my free catered dinner and I was stopped by a teacher who informed me that students weren't allowed inside. I thought she wanted me to help her turn the kids away, but she was trying to turn me away! She thought I was a student!

It was the best. night. evah.


Aunt Becky said...

That's awesome that you got mistaken for a student! Congrats!

Jamie said...


Sarah said...

Awesome!!!! I'm jealous!!!

Lynsey said...

Cool! It's great when stuff like that happens, isn't it?!

Miss Hope said...

The good old days of being carded and being able to prove that "DUDE! I am totally legal!"

Ahhh..the memories.

Glad you had some good "me time".

Sarah @ Ordinary Days said...

I, too, suffer from the "Will Always Look Like A High School Student" syndrome. It's not too bad most of the time, until I get dirty looks for having so many kids when I'm "just a kid" myself. :)

Sadie said...

That sounds like fun! That's hilarious that she thought you were a student... hilarious and awesome!