Sex Ed in Higher Ed

College instructor teaching human sexuality rants about the dumbing down of America, the lost art of manners, grammar and (the perfect combination of both) the thank you note. Also includes random rants about life, pet peeves, and sometimes raves about favorite things.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Answer Key

The answers to yesterday's fascinating question(s) are:

a.) I wish. (Although Moobs is a freakin' riot.) No, in our family we celebrate the birth of our Lord not by buying each other expensive leather goods, but by bidding on a house that has been repossesed by the local housing and urban development department.
b.) Sadly, yes. There is nothing that says Christmas like a bright red, completely chapped nose and upper lip, is there? No, there is not. This holiday portrait is brought to you by the lovely folks at Kleenex, Chapstick and Vicks' NyQuil.
c.) I'm not sad, exactly, but the answer is yes. (I gave you a big fat hint, did I not? See my response to "a" people.) Pictures will be posted shortly. You do the math. A house that is 70 years old needs . . . work. Much, much work. But supposedly it is worth it because of all the "quaint" features like falling down garages and ripped up driveways.
d.) See above.

Off to consume copious amounts of drugs and chicken soup. Cheers!

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4 Comments:

Blogger saintseester said...

I hope you get over your cold soon. Nothing like being sick over the semester break!

We've always wanted to fix up an old house, but I have such horrible allergy problems that we are afraid of getting in over our heads. Good luck with it.

December 29, 2006 10:09 AM  
Blogger Shawnee said...

My current, hopefully soon-to-be sold, house is (wait for it) 107 years old. Which means high ceilings, large rooms, gorgeous woodwork, floors that slope, absolutely no right angles in the entire place & a mystifying hodgepodge of "improvements" added by previous owners. Try to focus on the positive.

And get well soon!

December 29, 2006 11:58 AM  
Blogger The "Mind" said...

I hear you on the cold. I managed to get one of those myself. That is what happens when you spend two days driving approximately 700 miles with three kids in a vehicle, one of which is just beginning to show the signs of a cold.

As for the house, it could be worse. Pick yourself up a copy of the Jan/Feb 2007 This Old House and turn to page 114. For just $34,900 you could have yourself a fixer-upper in Battle Creek, MI, that once belonged to the daughter of the famous Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.

December 29, 2006 8:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

ooh, very exciting about the house! The best web-resource for home restoration is houseblogs.net - I've been reading since before I bought my 80 yo house/shack.

December 31, 2006 12:56 AM  

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