Thursday, December 17, 2009

Looking back...and laughing

Lots going on today. Woke up late, both kiddos had their Christmas parties. I have been baking my butt off the past three days. Macaroons, Neiman Marcus bars, sugar cookies, brownies, three apple spice cakes and fig bars.

Thank the good Lord above, I am not a sweet eater. Now if I were making spinach dip, queso, cheese platters and such........

Let's just say I would be 436 lbs.

Anyhoo, I was baking last night, enjoying my red wine, listening to Christmas music and reminiscing about the good ol' college days. I got so tickled thinking about the following conversation I had with my best friend, Kelley, 14 years ago this week.

Winter break, 1995, Fort Worth, Texas:

Kell: Hello?

Coco (bawling): Kell? I failed the semester!! I just don't get it, what went wrong? I had a tutor, I studied, I went to class most of the time. My parents are going to kill me. How did this happen?

Kell: Court, are you serious? YOU SOLD YOUR BOOKS BACK BEFORE FINALS!!! (laughter from Kelley's dad, Jim, in the background.)

Coco: Shit. You're right. Don't mention this to my parents. Gotta run.

Sorry mom and dad. True story and a verbatim conversation.

Be back tomorrow with random thoughts Friday.

ta-ta for now!!

14 comments:

FROGGITY! said...

NICE. that is so classic.

ahhh college...

Donatelli98 said...

Ahh the good ole days! I know what you mean about baking your butt off - except I love sweets - hence the reason I am headed to the gym right now!

Momma to the A's said...

You don't like sweets? That is a sin I tell ya! Wish I wasn't into sweets!

Good Lord - you sold your books back BEFORE you took the test. That is too FUNNY!

If the shoe FITZ said...

You're so pretty.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Coco, Coco, Coco....you DO know, don't you, what they say about pay back? What goes around comes around SO Bram and Tess are JUST getting wound up.

I wouldn't ordinarily make fun (oh who are we kidding, of course I would make fun) but I'm getting some of what I justly deserve from back in the day courtesy of Lorelai.

MamaSue said...

I am laughing so hard...you had me fooled! You pulled it off and graduated. I know that sometimes we need drinking money more than books to study from.

greygillfish said...

LMAO! I agree with Belle. Paybacks are going to get you with Bram and Tessie Mayes. Which one do you think it will be???

Deelsu said...

that's funny as all get out! I'm a baker too but like you.. not into sweets.
Give me a wheel of Brie and that's a different story!
wine while baking rocks!
Merry Christmas Coco!

Allyson and Dave said...

I cannot bake a lot at home because I love sweets. If I make cake and cookies I will eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner until they are gone.

starnes family said...

Love this......I did it, too one semester. Needed beer money. Books had to go.

The Soladay Family said...

The best part was that the parents paid for the books, but we got to keep the money when we sold 'em back!

Sara and Trey said...

True Story - my parents thought J.Pat's was a bookstore until I finally got busted. I bought lots and lots of books from J.Pats on their credit card. :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Are you serious about failing the semester?! Happens to the best of us.

And I am SO with you sister on the dips vs. sweets. Totally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Hilarious!
I had 2 ds and 2 fs my first semester! Crazy.