|Being awesome in my dorm room|
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents
I have several friends on Facebook who are about to send their children off to college in the next few days, and of course that got me to thinking about the good ol' days. Back in May 1991, I was preparing to graduate from high school. My plans were already made. I was going to attend the University of Missouri-St. Louis. It was a 30 minute drive from my parents' house, so I'd live at home and save money. Then in two years, I'd planned to transfer to Southeast Missouri State University.
|My roommate & me|
I can not sing the praises of Southeast loud enough. I loved my four and a half years there. I remember move in day back in August 1991. My parents and I lugged all my stuff up six flights of stairs. Those items included a roll of carpet, a college boy fridge, TV, VCR, boom box, and a typewriter. No CD player. No lap top or word processor. I also had a milk crate filled with wrestling magazines because there was no smart phone or Internet in those days.
|Just a few friends hanging out|
|Cardiac Hill & the Gum Tree circa 2013|
|The girls of 8 East|
Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg on my experiences at SEMO. I stayed in the Towers for two more years, moving to South and that's where the real debauchery started. (I kid, kinda) After that, I went on to become a founding father of the Mu Kappa chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity where more friendships were born.
Bottom line, I loved college and to anyone who is reading this and about to start their college career, I wish you the best of luck. Have fun, study hard, and find the people who will be positive influences in your life.