Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
All freshmen have to take an orientation class, which is geared exclusively toward recent high school graduates, and I feel very uncomfortable in that class when we have to do papers on what we want to be when we grow up. Even though I sit in the back of that class I can feel a lot of eyes on me when they talk about joining clubs or sport teams. Yeah, I'm definately thinking about trying out for the basketball team. Pleasantly surprising, perhaps, is the tolerance I get from my classmates. Most are eighteen to twentysomething and I had expected a lot of behind-my-back old man remarks, but for young people they are very well mannered.
Anyway, maybe I'll think up something to write one of these days that's really worth reading.... Just kidding.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Excitement Dims, Work Begins
On the homefront, I planted a garden this year from which I've gotten some tomatoes and have been making spaghetti sauce and salsa. Not a good crop of anything this year though. Last year there was an abundance of everything from wild berries, peaches and apples, to the giant pumpkins I planted. This year some of the tomatoes I've gotten have been spotted or puny, broccoli didn't do well, and every pumpkin that has started to grow has withered away before it gets mature. So overall not a good crop of anything, but enough good tomatoes to can some sauce - my first attempt ever to can anything. Oh well, it's a good thing I don't have to rely on my gardening skills to put food on the table.