Thursday, June 14, 2012
"Where to, Champ?" . "Havenbrook College?"
Wanted to post SOMETHING and not sure I'll be in the mood after the dentist appointment this afternoon after work .. and I really like this one so we'll get it as a blog exclusive.
the caption falls on the heels of the one I did for Steffi that was posted on Tuesday. I was still in the non-magical mindset and I was lazily looking through pictures that might stimulate a story.
When I saw the picture, I knew it was great for a 'realistic' caption since there wasn't an abundance of cleavage and she had a girl next door look about her. I had just had the whole Financial Aid discussion with my daughter, and FUCK! College has gotten WAY expensive. No wonder everyeone is in debt up to their eyeballs. Most people go to college so they can earn more yet they are saddled with 40-200k in loans before they even start a full-time career. Gone are the days when you could just cruize along with a liberal arts degree and figure out what you wanted to do with your life later on in your 30's or something like that.
Anyway, with that thought, and the other thought that she was thinking about a girls only college .. lead me to this caption. All I needed was a framing device to explain why the hell she was in the back seat. I didn't want to venture into a forced femme thing with a mother .. I mean, if you are a 19 year old boy, are you REALLY going to go along with that plan? I was trying to be as real as you can get in a TG caption, and a willing participant seemed like the best way to go. From there, a cab ride seemed the best idea. And for those who wonder how Leslie could get all that done in a 3 mile drive .. you really should do rush hour in DC, NY, Boston, or some other large city with lots of Colleges. He probably had 20 minutes if not more.
I am not sure I'll post tomorrow and if it'll be a Father's Day caption or something else. I should have something posted by Sunday though!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Hope you enjoyed this, and since its not posted anywhere else, I would like to see comments and discussions about THIS caption in the comment section. What did you like? Anything you didn't like? Would it have been better as a magic caption?