Back to back weekends in November I visited two colleges and these two institutions could not have been more different. First, I went with Anna and the 2014 Circle de Luz girls (click on the link if you want more information about the organization) to Warren Wilson College . These girls are rising sophomores and this is their fourth college visit. When Anna first approached me about going to WWC, my response was, "but it will take like a day to get the patchouli oil off". Every one I have ever known to graduate from WWC has a certain air of Asheville and wannabe post modern hippie that my use of the stereotype is not unfounded. Don't get me wrong, the stereotype lives, but it was not without challenge or has taken a new unpredictable facet. For instance, yes, I did see a kid come to lunch barefoot and in his bathrobe and yes our lovely small private school educated, from New Jersey wearing a hat that tripled as a scarf and gloves in the design of a frog did give off a certain element of "peace to all" vibe. BUT my friends, I was completely floored by my new hero (I think her name is Kate) who does her work study at the campus FARM (Everyone at WWC has to work on campus if they live on campus-commune-esque and also do 100 hours of community service before graduating). Kate killed her own turkey for Thanksgiving last year after killing chickens at school. She rules because our turkey came from Bojangles! Below are pictures from the farm. My thirty-something self wants to go back to college just so I can farm.
|I giggled like a school girl over the "piggery"|
|Seriously, doesn't it make you want a little piggy as a pet?|
|Why I probably won't get a pig as a pet.|
|Just for your imagery...boing...boing...boing.|
|The stadium before the crowd descended.|
|Now that is what I call a tailgating MACHINE. Totally a "Roof is on Fire" kind of party|
|Charlie and his grad school friends. Guess which one went deer hunting the next weekend?|