Conversation from the ride home today:
LAUREN: When you were little, what state did you want to live in when you grew up?
ME: Well, I grew up in Pennsylvania, so I guess I always figured I’d live there.
LAUREN: But you didn’t.
ME: No, here I am in Wisconsin.
LAUREN: You lived in that place with the O-fries.
ME: That was in Pittsburgh. That was the other end of Pennsylvania. I started in Philadelphia, at one end of Pennsylvania, and then I moved to Pittsburgh at the other end. And then I moved to Iowa, and now I’m here in Wisconsin.
LAUREN: Iowa?!? What were you doing in Iowa?
ME: I went to graduate school there.
LAUREN: What’s graduate school?
ME: It’s college after you finish with college. When you graduate from college you get what they call a Bachelor’s Degree. And you can go back again to get a Master’s Degree, and if you still want more than you can get a Doctorate. Those last two are graduate school.
LAUREN: What about high school?
ME: That comes before. There’s elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and graduate school.
LAUREN: And then you can have a LIFE!!!
Sometimes it’s like living in your own cartoon.