I’m getting constant mail from colleges on Griffin’s behalf. Email, snail mail and it’s been unrelenting for months. So many colleges, I just don’t know how people chose. Well, I kind of do, because it’s all I talk to folks about, but it’s pretty overwhelming... so, so, so many colleges. The mystery of course, is which one has a lot of endowment money they want to give away to pay themselves with.
I picked that H.S. Junior up early today because he’d finished his last mid-term and there’s nothing to do for the rest of the day. He really studied the past two weeks so I took him to lunch and he picked Chili’s. I wasn’t that hungry and there’s nothing remotely small or light on the menu, so I ordered a bowl of chili. I thought, it’s named Chili’s, they must have halfway decent chili. Wrong. I’ve brushed my teeth, chewed gum and I can still taste it, but I think that might be more from the trauma of how awful it was. I’ve been drinking water all day, but it’s no match for how much sodium must have been in that small bowl. Chili’s chili is like lukewarm ketchup with spices and faux beef that is actually god only knows what. I took a bite of my lunchmate’s $12.00 chicken tenders and I don’t think they were real chicken either. I think it was reconstituted, shaped, chicken product. Eww. But the company was lovely and I got to be a hero for picking him up early. I had work to do, but that can wait, my priorities have changed. But sorry, no more Chili’s for us.