Who’s Your Daddy?

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  1. Becky Cazares says:

    I’ve often thought of how fortunate I am to attend a traditional college when most people my age are at community college, but I never really sat down and contemplated the difference. Very profound and well-stated.

  2. Shania says:

    Wow, hubs has some serious artistical talent.

    I did my time at the community college, our little Harvard by the highway. But then I transferred my associates degree to the UVA and had the “real” college experience. Which mostly consisted of stalking Richard Rorty and trying to figure out a way to meet Dave Matthews.

  3. AmyTree says:

    Wow, Groom can create! Well done!!
    I, too, have happy hands and snarky sotto voce comments – I love art shows, as it is rare that both make an appearance at the same time. I find that an unreadable expression works wonders as well.

    Looks to be a lovely show – kind of makes me want to *gulp* go back to school…..

  4. Jeni says:

    I did my college days at a major “Big 10” University (remember, I am a Nittany Lioness?) but it was, for me, more like the community college experience because I was an untraditional student -a freshman at age 46 and graduating was my 50th birthday present. So when I left class, it was either to head off to work or the almost 40 mile drive home to deal with two high school kids, feed them, see that they had clean clothes, attempt to inspire them to do the real nasty thing -homework -while I tried to work on the same stuff of my own. Those four years, for me, were the most alcohol-free years I had experienced since high school.
    But that aside, I really loved seeing your husband’s art work! Fantastic! Back in high school, I was in a special art class (meaning “ungraded”) and I remember doing a project using scratch board -which I loved. His sheep drawing and the self-portrait were really terrific so my kudos go to him for those efforts as well as to you for this post too. I always love reading your stuff -snarky, silly and serious -all rolled into one.

  5. jess says:

    Great stuff!! I’m making you a pair of dangly earrings (what’s yer favorite color?) and I want a a thank you card with a print of the half-cow-half-man please. Kidding. About the card, I AM making you some earrings. When you send me your address to mail them I will be able to stalk you on my annual midwestern community college professorial stalking trip. Woot!

  6. Pam says:

    That was fun!!Great post!!

  7. citizen of the world says:

    Wow, I’m impressed by your husband’s work. But the little fairy crcked me up.

  8. P-Dawg says:

    A nice reminder that most “art” from community theater to home paintings (and blogs) etc. aren’t going to change the world but have a place as well. I haven’t quite learned that…I await movie stardom…but appreciate the nudge. Send Groom to Tahiti and let him discover his calling. I dare you.

  9. flutter says:

    eyelash loss due to bacon grease related trauma is a very serious issue and one that you would do well to treat with the gravity that it deserves!

  10. Casdok says:

    Wow your husband has talent! I can understand the hand clapping!!

  11. chelle says:

    Ooooo he is a great artist! No wonder you were hopping and clapping!

    I went to a community college then transferred out. It was cheaper and I could walk form my parents house. You described it perfectly!

  12. lime says:

    brings out her own happy hands for groomeo’s work. i like how he sucks the marrow out of community college life, such as it is. ya get out of it what you put into it.

    ok, so books, espresso, and dangly earrings….how do ya feel about tie dye? 😉

  13. Jazz says:

    Groomeo is so waaaay beyond the fairy and the weird-ass guy with horns and a strangely twisted body that, well he makes them look way worse than they are, poor dears.

  14. rak says:

    Lucky you, to share space for eternity with such a genuinely happy man 🙂

  15. Anonymous says:

    Jeez kid. You’re hitting all the buttons on this one. CC students lives’, that old art show that I now miss. But, the real thing is, wouldn’t it have sucked if Groomy had been a lousy art student? What could you have done if he had, like, no talent for sheep, 2D art, or ceramics?


  16. Kylie w Warszawie says:

    I attended community college for a semester before I got pregnant and then moved overseas…yeah there’s a whole story there that I haven’t told. And since that was my only “real” college experience, I know nothing of this other world that you speak of (the rest of my college was online).

    I do love your hubby’s stuff:). He’s awesome!

  17. Minnesota Matron says:

    Great art from Groomeo! Your analysis of the community college experience is SO dead-on. Social justice, indeed.

  18. movin' down the road says:

    that self portrait is amazing!!!! I cant do portraits, AT ALL

  19. Kylie w Warszawie says:

    We’re in Houston! Great minds – I’m all about a warm Christmas:).

  20. Teresa says:

    Hey there, the seriously ginormous forehead only becomes more serious over time. I know, as I’ve planted many a kiss and an occasional swat onto the vast swath of cranium exposed above my own DH’s eyebrows. You are, as always, an enjoyable read.

    Merry Christmas Jocelyn!

  21. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    Damn fine sheep, and the self-portrait is wonderful! I’m guessing J’s H even knows what “extrapolate” means so he’s definitely a keeper.

    I had the traditional college experience (several colleges, actually) but have taken courses at community colleges here and there and found them to be an anthropological field study, so I adore your posts about your students.

  22. Maddy says:

    The man has talent! Sounds like one heck of a trip. Surprised that you have not previously enjoyed the delights of Limoncello, a firm favourite. As for Shamu, seeing is believing.

    Hoping you all have a spiffing good time.

  23. velvet says:

    Wow, Groom really missed his calling. That’s some art talent there… definitely something to get clappy about.

  24. Glamourpuss says:

    I love this post. The pride and warmth in your voice make me feel fluffy.


  25. pistols at dawn says:

    Well done, sir and miss; your respective gifts are both clearly on display. I’ve tended to think of community colleges as sort like Indianapolis: no one wants to end up there, but sometimes what’s intended to be a waystation ends up as a destination by default.

    Your metaphor is better.

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