Sunday, March 21 & Monday, March 22

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In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

1954: March 21-22

Happy birthday, Em!

While my buddies Mike and Chad took a Spring Break road trip up I90 to Mount Rushmore -- stopping by the famous Corn Palace along the way -- my dad and I headed to Columbia, Missouri to check out Missouri University. It was the top-rated journalism school in the country at the time. (Still might be, although US News & World Report apparently no longer ranks journalism programs. Sign of the times?) I liked the campus and though the school was pretty cool, and might have gone there had they offered me honors as a freshman -- you had to wait till sophomore year instead. Ohio State did, so I went there. I drew this chili pepper at a Mexican restaurant the night we arrived.

Along the way, my dad and I made a running joke of the billboards advertising walnut bowls along the highway in Missouri. Later in college, when Cinnamon and I drove to Alamogordo, New Mexico so she could move in with her boyfriend (long story), we actually stopped there. I bought a small walnut cutting board, which we still have.

You can hear my enthusiasm ringing off the page, can't you? I actually did like it a lot, despite the "well-memorized 'information session'" we were subjected to.

Boy, how different might my life have been if I went to Mizzou instead of OSU? It's hard even to imagine.

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This page contains a single entry by Andrew Huff published on March 21, 2010 12:16 PM.

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