Thursday, February 16, 2017

The expectation versus the reality

I had high hopes that my grandson's years at university would be something like this:

The University of Illinois Men's Glee Club sings "Gaudeamus Igitur" (1:36)

But so far they are turning out to be more like this:

That's him, er, he with the DU on his palms.

Oh, well -- you're only young once.


Emma Springfield said...

He looks good. As long as his grades are good he should have gun.

rhymeswithplague said...

Emma, I fervently hope you meant fun.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Is Duke University named after your hero - The Duke of Edinburgh? He was wild in his youth too but he didn't have a gun - except when shooting grouse and pheasants.

Vagabonde said...

I like that shade of blue, it is like the French football team color “les Bleus.” As for Duke University I read a long time ago, while reading about the robber barons of the gilded age, that it had been named after James Buchanan Duke, a uber wealthy tobacco businessman, or after the Duke family.

Thanks for coming to my blog and writing an interesting comment. My nephew from Indiana answered your comment and I would copy it here but it is quite long, you may wish to come and read it.

rhymeswithplague said...

Yorkshire Pudding, see Vagabonde's comment above for the answer to your tongue-in-cheek question.

Vagabonde, thank you for alerting me to your nephew's comment on your blog. I have left another comment there as well. I'm glad we can discuss the subject coolly and calmly, without rancor or rising blood pressure!