Miles From Fenway


I Just Asked Myself For Money
May 31, 2007, 12:02 pm
Filed under: Boston, college, misc.

I loved college.

Ok, we all did. The freedom from parents, the lack of real responsibilities, the underaged drinking without thinking about the ramifications, wandering into an early morning class in your pajamas. Oh yeah, and the carte blanche to study basically anything you can imagine. What’s not to love?

But I REALLY loved Emerson College. I could go into a long list of why, but you’d all just end up getting bored. Let’s just say I was that student. The one that by the end of her senior year was teaching a leadership course, running the school literary magazine, working for Student Life, serving as the class treasurer and a member of basically every committee the school had.

What I didn’t realize was that when you build up that kind of reputation at a school, it sticks with you even years after you’ve graduated. So when I got a call from Emerson’s Alumni Department about a year ago asking if I’d be willing to serve on my reunion planning committee I felt almost like I couldn’t say no. Especially since one of the reasons given for asking me was BECAUSE I was so involved while enrolled.

And that’s how I ended up asking myself for money. I just received a letter in the mail that began “Dear Finy” and ended “Sincerely, Finy“. With my position on the committee, and my experience writing direct mail campaigns, I became the one to write our “class giving” letter. I didn’t think about what that would mean when I received the letter. And I laughed out loud when I saw it.

And then I promptly gave myself $50.

The small side note to this is that I leave tomorrow for Boston to attend the reunion. If I don’t get a chance to blog before then, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Awesome FINY. Have fun up there. I think I walked by Emerson like 30 times this weekend as I went around Boston for vacation. Plus I got to see Youks Inside the park homerun in person.

Woohoo!!!

Comment by edmund dantes

Have fun at your reunion! My Wellesley one is next week, and I can’t wait!!!!

Comment by doctorsquared

I meant to tell you I walked past Emerson when I was in Boston last month. It took me a while to realize why I recognized the name but then it clicked. Have fun!

Comment by Meredith

Have fun at your reunion. I skipped mine since I didn’t exactly love my college experience and saw no reason to return, but I’m sure you’ll have a blast. And when you just said you asked yourself for money, I laughed out loud!

Comment by Esther




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