Probably early graduate school. That was when I finally became completely financially independent from my parents.
Now? Hanging out with undergraduate students all day long keeps me young. Their energy and excitement and passion for technology is a blessing to me.
The buying experience was more-or-less a 7, I guess. On the good side, Kettering University qualifies as a "valued partner" with Ford, so we get one of the "no-haggle" price deals. On the bad side, it took awhile for Jane to find exactly the car we wanted (as opposed to the cars that everyone wanted to sell to us), which was a bit frustrating.
3. Corn bread, corn chips, corn pudding, corn on the cob, cornflakes, corn chowder-your favorite of the corn-y foods listed? What needs to be served alongside your selection?
Corn-on-the-cob, freshly cooked, with butter (or whatever) and salt.
Everything ... I teach college students for a living. They keep me on my toes.
This is a hard one for me ... there are some college movies out there that come to mind, but none of them really hit the "favorite" stage.
It's been awhile since I've seen it, but of the college-themed movies that come to mind, Good Will Hunting is the one I'd pick. The portrait of the academy as a place that seeks truth --- both scientific and personal --- is one that appeals to me.
Um. Okay, you stumped me on this one.
Someone showed me online how I can automatically upload my geocaching finds from my handheld GPS receiver to the master website for logging. Holy cow, that was much easier than the way I was doing it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm drowning in grading right now, just trying to keep my head above water. I hate midterm season ...