Friday, August 21, 2009

My son is now officially a Gator

So my son is now part of that segment of my family that I try to ignore (most of the time unsuccessfully) during college football season. A real live University of Florida Gator. Mike Geraci and I spent the last 2 days in Hogtown (Gainesville, Florida to non-Floridians) getting Kevin acclimated to his dorm and settling into college life. The atmosphere around campus was unbelievably contatgious. But don't worry, I won't be succumbing to Gator madness anytime soon, although I'm extremely proud of my son and am looking forward to his having a wonderful college experience. I have to admit, I was a little weepy too. Why do kids have to grow up?

I have to admit, we had a great time in Gainesville. My parents (Bull Gator fans to the death) had suggested this little Cuban restaurant to us called "Mi Apa" (a shortened familiar version of Mi papa). The food was very good. Not as good as Versailles on Calle Ocho in Miami, but very decent for Hogtown. I was impressed. I had the ropa vieja and it was excellent. I finished it off with a cortadito and it too, was very yummy!

So in between getting Kevin set up, I had hoped to be able to find some time to write. Or if not, write, then at least get some reading done on "The Time Traveler's Wife" which my book club is now reading. But I had won a copy of "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" on Marilyn Brant's blog and even though I had meant to read it after my book club read, somehow it ended up on the top of my pile. I couldn't put it down! My Jane Austen addiction must be tended to. I have to say, I absolutely loved this book and have to get the sequel "Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict." But I will be a good girl and finish Time Traveler, then, begin the Rude Awakenings book. Let's just see how much will power I can come up with:)


Kristen Painter said...

I love it when you talk Cuban. It's so hot.

Jax Cassidy said...

I love UF! :) Go Gators! I can't believe YOU have a son in college.... wow, you look great!

Mel Francis said...

Hey friend...I nominated you for a Kreativ Award. And GO!

(PS) I have to 2nd Kitteh here...I'm all hot and bothered over your Cuban mouth!

Maureen McGowan said...

Congrats to your son. Kewl.

And I think you'll love The Time Traveler's Wife once you dig in. I found it un-put-downable.

Lucy said...

I recently read The Time Traveler's Wife and loved it. And now I'm off to go order Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict (not that I have a problem or anything!) :o)

Have a great weekend!

Marianne LaCroix said...


You sent your kid to Gator-land when he LIVED in Seminole country?!?! Oh dear Lord, the world will stop rotating!

Marilyn Brant said...

Congrats on your son starting college (and hugs to you, too, on handling that big step so well :). Glad to hear you liked Confessions so much!


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