Athena’s Mom

Things I enjoyed as a little kid that I still pretty much do

Posted in life, Lists, Observations, Real World by athenasmom on August 13, 2011

As a little kid, I enjoyed:  reading the encyclopedia, just for fun
Now: reading Wikipedia, just for fun

As a little kid, I enjoyed:  wearing pretty dresses
Now:  getting a little thrill every time I have the chance to wear one of my favorite LBDs

As a little kid, I enjoyed: paging through the Evanston Rec Department’s program guide, and trying to figure out which classes I could convince my mom to let me take (she always made me leave Tuesday and Thursday open for Hebrew School)
Now:  paging through the 92nd St. Y’s class and lecture offerings for the next season, and trying to figure out what fits my schedule (is it just me, or are the best classes scheduled during times only retirees or freelancers can make it?  Advanced life drawing at 10 am on a Wednesday? GTFO)

Sliding down the razor blade of life

The Times’ parental anxiety grand puba Jacques Steinberg asks the duh question “Is going to an elite college worth the cost?”

My take?  Job opportunities aside, going to an elite college means never having to make nice with dental hygienists and cell phone salesmen at alumni events.

Life Lesson #36

If you are watching “Working Girl” from your Sarah Lawrence dorm room, the take away for you is not do what ever it takes to get ahead.  It’s don’t give your secretary your house keys.