Local Blogs

Nose Under the Community Tent

By Paul Losch

E-mail Paul Losch

About this blog: I was a "corporate brat" growing up and lived in different parts of the country, ending in Houston, Texas for high school. After attending college at UC Davis, and getting an MBA at Harvard, I embarked on a marketing career, mai...  (More)

View all posts from Paul Losch

A Different College Spring Break

Uploaded: Mar 7, 2010
My daughter, a PALY grad who now is attending a fine college in New England, related to me her Spring Break plans for later this month.


Cancun? Florida? Other places known to cater to hedonism and raging hormones of college students? No.

I don't think I can list the entire itinerary, but she and a number of fellow "Quidditch" players (yes, as in the Harry Potter series) will be traveling between Montreal and Washington, DC during their Spring Break competing in Quidditch contests.

I am not naÔve enough to think that there will not be various forms of hanky panky, and I trust my daughter to make appropriate judgments for herself at this point in her life.

But what a hoot that this book and movie series now has led to an intramural college game that has such traction that it is a Spring Break program!

Don't think it will do much for those who want to tan.

Comments

Posted by Parent, a resident of ,
on Mar 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Love It!!


Posted by Evan, a resident of ,
on Mar 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm

You sure she's not going to Daytona Beach and just didn't want to tell you? :)


Posted by Mom by Gunn, a resident of ,
on Mar 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

SOOOOOOOOOO glad that she is NOT going to Cancun...my two sons went there with three other friends last year. They had advanced reservations thru a travel agent and had gotten what seemed to be a great deal with lots of perks. Things went ok..they met up with other kids their age and all partied, as expected, took motorcycle trips and drove their own boats on near by island..drank and whooped it up at clubs.
They were "fined" by "the police" for sitting out on the beach "after hours"..a curfew they knew nothing about. That incident cost them $250 cash, given to "the police"...who they actually think were imposters, but were afraid to push the subject for fear of being put in jail as they were threatened if they didn't pay up ~"RIGHT THEN".
Then to top it off, on last day there, they had an earlier plane flight than their neighbors in the next room, who left their rooms to eat their last dinner before boarding their plane to return home. When they got back to the shady hotel, their friends found EVERYTHING in their room was GONE, except for their passports.
They had problems with the door locking when they first got there and the hotel did not fix it properly (so they found out). They think it was an "inside job"as their sliding glass door that overlooked the ocean was also broken. Obviously the trip ended in disaster for them and as all their memories were in the camera of the good times they did have ~ the camera was now gone.
Glad your daughter and her friends are keeping the money flowing in the USA...


Posted by MadamHooch, a resident of ,
on Mar 10, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Can we start a parent's league? My kids want in too. Love it. Thanks for sharing.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Scottís Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 3,090 views

Who Says Kids Donít Eat Vegetables?
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 1,656 views

Breastfeeding Tips
By Jessica T | 11 comments | 1,525 views

How Bad Policy Happens
By Douglas Moran | 15 comments | 969 views

The life of Zarf
By Sally Torbey | 4 comments | 369 views