Well...summ'ah's ov-ah. Wah. But the good news about summer's exit is the entrance of the beautiful fall weather, college students heading back to campus, and FOOTBALL! Yes, I'm a college football fan. Love this time of year! The sites, sounds, smells of the campus and the gridiron.
Since my SORORITY 101 books are about college students, I find that I read more stories and do more research on today's college students. My characters are away from home for the first time, meeting new friends, making new choices, and being responsible for their decisions. Not too different from real college students, right?
For instance, take this new college student at a particular Boston university. He's in Boston for the first time, has his U-haul full of his worldly belongings and he's on his own, making his own decisions. Only...this was not a particularly good one.
He made the mistake of taking his gigamonic U-haul on the "No Trucks" Storrow Drive which runs next to the Charles River here in town.
Hmmm...not a very good first decision. He opened the top of the U-haul like it had gone under a giant can opener. Oops! Guess he didn't see the sign on the overpass...
Yeah, that wasn't gonna go through there. (Good thing he's going to college to get some smarts in him, eh?! LOL!)
Then, there was the inevitable backup in traffic...
And this on a Saturday when a lot of people were in town for the Boston College vs. Wake Forest football game and Storrow Drive is a huge feeder road towards Chestnut Hill. Again...oopsies!
Well, hopefully this student's next decision...like what classes to take or what frat to pledge, will turn out more productive and without a hefty ticket from the Mass Staties and a feature on Channel 4!
Hope everyone has a wonderful, blue-skyed Saturday. I'm off to a University of Alabama alumni event to cheer on my beloved Crimson Tide as they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Roooooooooooooll Tide!!!
Marley = )
Sorority Rush Begins...May 2008
SORORITY 101: ZETA OR OMEGA?
SORORITY 101: THE NEW GIRLS
writing as Kate Harmon