the lad and i are scheduled for a morning tour at one of the nation's finest public research universities. that is, he'll be coming with me to campus tomorrow.
i'm looking forward to seeing the minnversity as the parent of a prospective student. i'm not sure he'll apply, i'm not sure he'll be accepted, and i'm not sure he'll attend even if he applies and is accepted. still, i'm pretty much thrilled at the prospect of seeing my lad on campus for the next four (or five or ...) years.
since this is tor's last year of high school, we've volunteered to host a pre-game carbo load for his football team. according to the 2008 roster, the 68 lads on his team average 184 pounds, meaning that we'll be feeding 12,512 pounds of boy. moreover, at this stage of the life course, each of them consumes roughly his own bodyweight in groceries each day. that's a lotta pasta...