Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Kids Are Gone To College

Well.  Now what?

33 comments:

  1. Enjoy your freedom and do all the fun things you weren't able to do with them around I guess. Or you could drink buddy, drink's always good.

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  2. Board up their bedrooms or sure as it rains in Portland they'll be back. I failed to follow this advice and our thirty year old ended up sleeping in the spare bedroom.

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  3. Normally people use this time to reconnect with their loved ones, and get back in the bedroom.

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  4. Cry?

    I don't have college-aged kids yet, but my oldest will be heading to kindergarten soon, and I plan on crying. So...cry. ;)

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  5. Today is our anniversary. We had a sitter for the last five hours while we spent the day together and when we got home the kids took off to the neighbors. You'd think we'd also be using this time to get "acquainted" but no... we're sitting side by side on the computers.

    So, My vote is for blogging...

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  6. Throw an effing party! Dance and enjoy the quiet! Get busy on the kitchen table if the urge hits you! Walk around nekkid; Stay up all night...sleep all day! You now can do whatever you feel like doing!

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  7. oh my gosh, eva's gone wild! you wanna go have dinner at her house now you know what happens on her kitchen table?

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  8. Yeah, really, Al, you should throw a blog party!

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  9. Could walk around with that as a hat and see how many birds flock to you, hmmm that could be taken so wrong.

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  10. forget the bedroom.... Every room in the house ;)

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    1. Ohmigosh, I was TOTALLY going to say that!!! :-)
      Some Dark Romantic

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  11. I've cried a lot since taking the fruit of my loins up to college a couple of weeks ago. That sucks. I can't seem to help it, which only increases the suck factor. Booze helps. As does chocolate.

    But if you want to do something *good* for you, I'd say take a mini-vaca with your wife over the upcoming holiday weekend and then rediscover yourselves/long-forgotten passions/porn. You know, whatever works.
    Some Dark Romantic

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  12. Look at Mrs P lovingly, and don't say anything. I repeat, DO NOT SAY ANYTHING. Offer your hand and escort her to the bedroom. Hope and pray she invites you to join her.

    PS Sorry for the empty nest. I imagine it's hard, er difficult, to be alone with Mrs. P.

    xoRobyn

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  13. How about moving house and absent mindedly forgetting to tell the kids?

    Works for me!

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  14. @Stephen: In the long run...I can see that happening. By that time, I will have gotten used to not sharing my food. So we may have problems.
    @Mark: I don't know if Mrs. Penwasser would appreciate me reconnecting with my loved ones. BA DUM BUM. Thank you, thank you very much. I'm here til Thursday!
    @Dana: Done. It was a long ride back from Virginia. I probably creeped out the other cars, though. Except that dude in the Mercedes from Jersey. Screw him. That entitled bastard.
    @Alex: I may have slowly started to. Going back to my comment to Stephen...when I realized that that third piece of grilled chicken was for me, I kinda relaxed a bit.
    @Eva: Who gave you my regular summer schedule? The good news now is that I won't skeeve out the kids when I do it.
    @GB: Maybe I SHOULD get in touch with my loved ones?
    @Sherilin: "Eva's Gone Wild!" Coming this fall on MTV!
    @CW: I'll bring the chips. And won't even mind sharing my beer (I won't see my brothers again until at least Thanksgiving).
    @Sherilin: As long as she offers those nifty little Lysol wipes. They could come in mighty handy if she was serving pressed ham.
    @Pat: Those birds with their peckers could really get on my nerves.
    @littlesprite: Even the kitchen! Then I could grab a sandwich. That way, I could kill two birds with one stone. Pat: birds again.
    @Mina: That sounds like a really good idea. Especially the porn because I may have forgotten some things these past years when the only aphrodisiac in our house was "The Kids Are Spending the Night at a Friend's."
    @Robyn: I COULD offer to start without her.
    @Symdaddy: That idea really has come up!
    @Mynx: As long as I can get to bed by nine, I'm good to go.

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  15. You could re-decorate that nest. It looks a bit shabby.

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  16. The four B's: Blog, booze, books and babes.

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  17. Lately we've been watching old family movies and drowning ourselves in milkshakes! You'll be fine. You're a Penwasser after all! Well actually you're not, but you're good at pretending which comes in handy! Julie

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    1. Today I cleaned the gutters, watered the garden, stacked firewood, fixed a broken screen, did laundry, and told jokes to the dog.
      He didn't laugh.
      Son of a bitch.
      Hee hee hee.

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  18. You could, Al, but that would involve talking. Thus, odds she'd join you would significantly plummet. It's your call. Good luck.

    xoRobyn

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  19. The kids have gone to College, you mean?
    Or do you?
    We're sure you did the tuition.
    And we're sure Amanda Summer did , too.
    And you weren't the only one.
    Bobby Banderas and Mandrake paid it , too.
    Along with Cattolica and Mantes La Jolie.
    So did Amanda Bear - 08, who was with Oko Anthony and Teresa Rocco.

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  20. The Rastafarian look is not flattering dude...specially with that giant hole in the back of your head. That IS yer head right? Please say 'yes'.

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  21. Enjoy the quiet and def board the rooms up :) That's good advice!

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  22. What now?
    That's an easy one!
    Yard sale!
    Bedroom furniture cheap!

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