Saturday, May 10, 2014

Joy to meet Joyce

Today I met my wonderful chaperone Joyce and I have to say I love her good spirits right off the bat.

She invited us to have brunch at her home, and made us an egg casserole baked to perfection, toasted cheese bread, tender cooked ham sliced perfectly thick enough to give you enough of the ham taste without making you chew for a while. At first I was being modest with what I served myself but right after I saw everybody else eating, what do you know my big boy eating habits took over. I ate the first small plate relatively fast and then to satisfy my appetite, I took double the amount of egg casserole I had previously taken and chowed down. Thank you Joyce--you cook with the hands of a chef.

So now that my stomach was in a better mood, we began to talk about our programs and our interests. I told Joyce and her husband Charles all about my interests in government and both of them brought up the book 1984 by George Orwell. I was really surprised that real people read those books because I only knew that book from my AP Literature class. We talked about how crazy Orwell was for making a book like that and we also admired his genius for thinking up a book that showed some resemblance to the society of today. I started releasing my feelings about the warning that's given by Orwell and I was glad to hear I can say what I wanted to say in the room without making an argument or being frowned upon for my opinion.

Joyce told us about our five day college tour trip, and I was just so amazed. I took a second to appreciate what the Ivy League Connection has offered me, and being able to be a part of the organization. I have to say I'm truly blessed and I will make sure to take full advantage of this opportunity and share the knowledge that I come back with.

1 comment:

  1. Nothing makes me happier than to have someone really enjoying the food, so never feel bad about your "big boy eating habits." I love the good conversation, too. What a great group!