“Good Golly Miss Molly!” It’s November and early winter already!
We need a bit of “zing” as the days get shorter, and I think Little Richard (and Ms. Molly) would agree. Let’s pick our favorite music and get a mellow groove going into the waning days of 2013.
And yes, with November/December we’re into Tuesday of the academic year “hump week” analogy. (Remember that from the last Prez Message? No? How soon we forget!)
SO, how do we handle “Tuesday” of academic hump week? Pretty easily, I think. Keep our Club as a Top Seven places to dine and to hold events. The Club makes Tuesdays seem like Fridays! HEY! That’s a slogan... “Every day is Friday at the Club.” Really, don’t the staff make you and your guests feel welcome and relaxed on any and every day? Friday should feel like that.. You Bet’cha! (Who said that? Well, if you strain your eyes, you might see Russia from the top floor of the Club! LOL!)
Also… Breakfast with Santa will be (Sat) December 14th. Please make your reservations. It’s a wonderful event! Don’t make me “release the flying monkeys” to help convince you!
Wait… my phone is ringing. Caller ID says “President’s Office.” WOW! It must be a call from the “other” President on campus… I have to answer. “Hello, President Paxson? Oh…it isn’t?” <<pause to listen>> “Yes, Mr. Obama… I agree Mr. Obama. November and December are also the Tuesday of Commander-and-Chief Hump Week. You must have had quite a few Tuesdays, sir. Your hair is much grayer than when you took office, sir.” <<pause>>
“Yes, sir. I know that Bob Newhart did this phone-answering comedy routine many years ago. So yes, I also know that this column is a ‘ReRun’ of sorts. But ReRun was in the Peanuts comic strip along with Charlie Brown. Which reminds me, sir, I have to untangle my kite from the kite-eating bear sculpture on the front lawn of the Faculty Club. My regards to Michelle and the kids. By the way, Lucy is on the South Lawn, holding a football for you to kick. See you at Breakfast with Santa!”
-- Bill Rakowski, President of the Brown Faculty Club