As I prepare to embark on College: The Sequel, I can't help thinking about how my old stomping grounds have changed. The small, liberal arts school I left in 1998 has transformed itself into a fancy schmancy place that frankly could do better than the likes of me.
A brand new state of the art gym, performing arts center, new digs for my beloved radio station, an engineering department. Hell, the apartment I lived in senior year is now surrounded by high rise dorms. Whereas we had to drive at least a mile or two to get our late night food and drink on, now the 24 hour mini-mart is right across the street.
But, the one thing that has surprised me the most is their new attempts at bring culture to campus. Imagine my surprise when I opened up the shiny brochure that came in the mail and saw an upcoming event called, The Great Porn Debate. Ron Jeremy and Craig Gross are going to discuss porn on a campus that doesn't even allow over 21's to have a drink. Sometimes, I wonder how the place that didn't entertain anything more risky than Judd from the Real World San Francisco has come so far. At least my tuition dollars didn't go to waste.
So, wish me luck as I go back to my old new school. Here's hoping I blend into my fancy new surroundings. I guess I'll have to leave my flannel shirt and my Nirvana t-shirts at home.