Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Frere Z-man, DORMez-vous?

We wrap up our 27-part series on college moving-in with a pictorial essay.

Z-man has a single room this year. It is a jack-and-jill setup with another room with two guys in it (and you have not heard funny until you overhear two manly-man voices in the next room discussing not football, but creme fraiche and the delectibleness of blueberry crumble).

Anyway, they share a bathroom and a little kitchenette thingy. Perfect for three culinary students, no? Cooking gourmet feasts for each other?

Which, I'm sure, TOTALLY explains why I bought Z-man peanut butter, Sugar Smacks, pudding cups and, of course, a zillion packages of ramen at the grocery store Monday night.

Ah, well, he'll be eating pretty well anyway. Dorm food at a culinary school is -- ahem -- not like the dorm food that I remember. And the food lab students feed each other lunch. The poor dear was served chateaubriand and other high-fallutin' dishes last year.

Wait, now. Didn't I say I was doing a pictorial?? Guess I just can't stop talking when I start ...

OK, pictures.

Yes, it's a bare room. And check out that fabulous lumpy mattress!


Omigod, there is SO much stuff. And you can't really see all of it.


The boy unpacks. What a multi-talented creature he is!


The walls are still bare (solution coming soon) but everything is off the floor. We'll see how long THAT lasts.


Let us not forget that this is the messiest child I have. Drama King gives him a run for his money, but I think the Z'ster is the actual winner. I'm guessing the dresser will vomit everything out by the end of the week.

Thank you all for your hugs and good wishes both here and on Plurk, as my baby boy flies from the nest yet again.

18 comments:

LceeL said...

I'm sure the girlie posters came out and on the walls as soon as you left.

I hope he does well. You, too, Mom.

Sarah said...

culinary school?! i am so incredibly jealous!

nikki said...

What's with it a boys being messy?

Good job on the drop off, good job.

Burgh Baby said...

When did dorm rooms get to be so NICE? Crap, mine was four concrete-blocked rooms and a window. Z's got it goooood.

I'm not even thinking about the food he'll get to eat. Not. Fair!

Immoral Matriarch said...

He does a good 'Roo face' for the camera. LOL

abritdifferent said...

I can't even imagine the myriad of emotion a mother dropping her boy off at college goes through. My oldest is 4 and a bit. Great that he's in culinary school, good for him. My brother went into that field too.

Hang in there, J!

Oh, p.s. I have an award for you on my blog, come get it girl, you totally deserve it.

Janet said...

mmm, what a yummy place to go to school!

Crazed Mom said...

Oh how fun yet sweetly sad. My almost 20yo will be living with us until we die, I'm positive of it.

He looks quite happy to be back in school and a single room? Heaven.

Jaina said...

I'm over from Latte Mommy. What a neat room! I'm jealous. I miss college. Culinary school sounds amazing, maybe I should try it out. But I suppose they'd make me touch raw meat at some point. (I can't stand it)

Love your blog, I'm looking forward to reading more!

Burfica said...

he looks so young janet, are you sure he's old enough to be out of high school?? no wonder your freaking a bit.

robinellablog said...

I've just caught up on all of your wonderful posts that I missed and unfortunately the only thing that I can think about right now and probably for the next 4.5 days is "butt babies" LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

Kelley said...

Oh God Oh God Oh God Oh God...

Now that is over and I just pushed the thought of Moo doing that in 18mths time...

I just caught up. Wow girl, fantastic job at keeping it together, and pee-ness? I am totally using that.

(yeah, I know that is from another post...)

Janet said...

OK, that room is TWICE as big as the one I had in college. And I certainly did NOT have it all to myself.
Will he be taking pictures of the dresser barf at the end of the week for our viewing pleasure?

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

It looks so sterile! Lumpy, but sterile!

Makes me miss college!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I cannot imagine men folk discussing foie gras and haute cooking. FUNNY.

Sandy C. said...

Aww! So exciting!

A kitchenette huh? We weren't allowed hot plates or toasters in college, so I smuggled in a rice cooker and managed to cook ramen in that ;)

Hope he has a great year! You too mommy.

Janet said...

Ah, bittersweet, these milestones. I hope he settles in well.

Pamela said...

vomit and culinary school just don't belong together in the same post.. choke, snort, etc.

 
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