Ready for USF; Is USF Ready for Me?

My wife has Wednesdays off, so I asked her if she would be willing to go pick up my textbook for my class that starts on the 5th. She met me at work to take me to lunch on her way over and we had an interesting “interview” on what school supplies I wanted, too.

“I don’t know,” was my typical guy answer. I hadn’t really thought of it yet, which is very standard practice for me. Thursday would arrive and I’d realize that I needed to go to the campus bookstore on my way to class or something. It happened every semester before. I remember buying scantrons for my community college exam one night 5 minutes before the bookstore closed on my first exam night. That’s Jesse for you.

School SuppliesHere is one of the reasons why I love my wife so much ->
I was sitting at work wondering if she was finally going to be able to find me a school bag that didn’t look like a purse. It is also ridiculous to lug around a backpack for one stinking book. Backpacks are soooo 1997. She found a perfect YAK PAK commuter bag that is just big enough for one or two textbooks, a notepad, and a folder. I slung it over my shoulder and it felt snug around my back for those long campus walks that USF has. I looked at the tag and saw that it is touted as a Booklyn, NY bag. That was enough for me. She knew that, too, of course. What makes it even better is this particular model seems to be a special college edition available only to college campus Barnes & Noble stores, because it’s not on the company site or the B&N site. Cool.

Jesse standing What I did not expect was a great school shirt. It reminded me of the time in Gilmore Girls when Rory visited Yale and changed her mind to not go to Harvard and her mom bought all that Yale stuff. I am pretty pumped, as you can tell.

I have decided to take Tony D. Clark’s advice to get a notepad for my pocket for jotting down things that pop into my crazy head before they vanish forever, never to be thought of again. What I haven’t decided on is which Moleskine is better: Moleskine Reporter Pad or Moleskine Small Pad. Once I have that figured out, I’m all set.

  • http://sweetflag.wordpress.com DM Osbon

    Jesse you are giving a good impression of a ginger Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers…you sure you don’t play bass?!

  • http://sweetflag.wordpress.com DM Osbon

    Jesse you are giving a good impression of a ginger Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers…you sure you don’t play bass?!

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Yes. Yes, I am sure. Although after watching the Randy Jackson biography on A&E I told my wife I was going to learn it and master it… some day.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Yes. Yes, I am sure. Although after watching the Randy Jackson biography on A&E I told my wife I was going to learn it and master it… some day.

  • Lance

    I lol’d at the ginger Flea remark. I also thought it funny your wife bought you gum for the first day of school. that is funny. Not in a bad way though.

  • Lance

    I lol’d at the ginger Flea remark. I also thought it funny your wife bought you gum for the first day of school. that is funny. Not in a bad way though.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    That remark went over my head until I Wikipedia’d it. There’s honesty for you.

    Yeah, gum. The simple things in life. She knows me well.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    That remark went over my head until I Wikipedia’d it. There’s honesty for you.

    Yeah, gum. The simple things in life. She knows me well.

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    Our little jesse is growin up…heading off to school…../cry…./tear.

    P2Flea.

    PFlea.

    meh

    I hated school, still do. They are what nitemares are made of. Good luck to you boss, learn well so that thou may teacheth the masses.

    On a more happy note…..i like the bag…and the pens….mmmm new pen smell.

    I would go with the book hinged notebook. More stable then the fliptop one. Better ahndleing too looks like. The flip tops suffer from use while the book hinged does not. Can you imagine fliping the notbook open and having 2 weeks worth of notes go flying out?

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    Our little jesse is growin up…heading off to school…../cry…./tear.

    P2Flea.

    PFlea.

    meh

    I hated school, still do. They are what nitemares are made of. Good luck to you boss, learn well so that thou may teacheth the masses.

    On a more happy note…..i like the bag…and the pens….mmmm new pen smell.

    I would go with the book hinged notebook. More stable then the fliptop one. Better ahndleing too looks like. The flip tops suffer from use while the book hinged does not. Can you imagine fliping the notbook open and having 2 weeks worth of notes go flying out?

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    I’m going to order both of them for the office and then decide which one I want to buy for school and blogging/inventing/business.

    Gotta love free testing on the company’s dime.

    Notice the fatter, rounder Jesse since February? Yeah… that’s what I’ve been working on so hard.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    I’m going to order both of them for the office and then decide which one I want to buy for school and blogging/inventing/business.

    Gotta love free testing on the company’s dime.

    Notice the fatter, rounder Jesse since February? Yeah… that’s what I’ve been working on so hard.

  • Mom

    Great job, Son!
    We know that one day you will finish your degree and make us prouder than we are now — and that’s really saying Very Proud!

    We love you and K both ,
    Mom

  • Mom

    Great job, Son!
    We know that one day you will finish your degree and make us prouder than we are now — and that’s really saying Very Proud!

    We love you and K both ,
    Mom

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Someday… one day… c’mon get here already. Makes me want to take quit my job, take 5 classes per term, and get re-hired at double salary with my new degree.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Someday… one day… c’mon get here already. Makes me want to take quit my job, take 5 classes per term, and get re-hired at double salary with my new degree.