Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break -- Things Sure Are Different.


Boy I can recall an especially riotous Spring Break some years ago involving, in no particular order, Tom Meeks in a Speedo, three cases of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill, a very young Shelley Long and some amazing Spanish Fly.

Oops, I may have inadvertently fused my memories with that early 80s' flick Losin' It.

Anyway, kids today are doing things a bit differently:

Students from the University of Miami School of Law’s Health & Elder Law Clinic and Florida International University are hosting other Spring Breakers from around the country who want to help Haitians gain Temporary Protected Status. This allows Haitians in the United States prior to the Jan. 12 earthquake to work and remain here legally.

The two Miami-based universities are working with students from Yale, Fordham, the University of Minnesota and City University of New York. UM and FIU students have been working on this project since shortly after the earthquake.

“As soon as word got out that we were working on Haitian TPS, law schools from around the country started calling to volunteer over Spring Break. It was very inspiring,” said Melissa Swain, a supervising attorney at the UM clinic, who has coordinated much of the Spring Break programming.

After training, visiting students will be paired with Creole-speaking interpreters drawn from an FIU-created database.
.....where they will all do multiple belly shots from the balcony of the Elbo Room.

Ok, maybe things aren't all that different.

18 comments:

  1. I would never wear a Speedo anymore. And you would not want me to, believe me.

    But see http://picasaweb.google.com/TJMeeks/Tom#5449315756533442642

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  2. http://picasaweb.google.com/TJMeeks/Tom#5449315756533442642

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  3. Things have changed a whole lot SFL since our college partying days.

    Kids today don't own a "chevy van"

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  4. @3:38-- SFL in stuck in a seventes time warp

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  5. 3:38,You mean he's mentally still stuck there.

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  6. Show of hands-- how many believe SFL ditches his suit and tie for bell bottoms pants, wide collared polyester shirt and turns on the lava lamp, Fridays after leaving the office?

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  7. John Denver, Pong and Space Invaders.

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  8. 3:38, if those van walls could talk.

    Need help converting your "van/home movies" from film to DVD, SFL?

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  9. 3:38, We never 'owned' a van. We rode around in our parents cars. In SFLs' case a chevy van pimped out seventies style with mirrors on the ceiling and shag carpeting.

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  10. This is too funny, comments included.

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  11. Spanish fly = SFL 'diet' food.

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  12. Mall gift certificate.

    How SFL was able to lure the latina into his chevy.

    Carnac The Magnificent

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  13. The Sony Walkman clinched the deal!

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  14. 4:03, and platform shoes

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  15. SFL has been seriously misread. Clearly a product of the early 80's he is a 'tweener' a lost soul looking for his 14 year od Bo Derek to rescue him from the monotony of his modern life.

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  16. Did the van have the bumper stickers:

    "gas, grass or ass, nobody rides for free"

    "if the van is a-rockin' dont come a knockin'"

    ??????????

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  17. (10:42, the one exception)I rest my case-- everyone is high.

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