Thursday, May 07, 2009

saving money by birthing smart kids

I knew it was going to be a good day because it was raining. If it's raining, it's not snowing, and I am fond of rain anyway. Okay, so we got that freak hailstorm later, but one does not shovel hail.

And then, the news that we had been waiting for - the Resident Offspring has been accepted at UBC. Plus she was offered an entrance scholarship. Don't you love it when hybrid vigour kicks in and the offspring are superior to their genetic material? Much joy at Zombie central today.

Looks like a trip to Vancouver in late August. Who wants to meet up?

32 comments:

justrun said...

How cool! Congrats to her, and to those who offsprung her.

Charlie said...

Good news, indeed: freebie matriculation!

Better yet, in a few four years, she can support you for eighteen or so.

Allison said...

Congratulations to the RO! What a lovely city to spend the next four years in. :)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Way to go girl!

kelly said...

woo hoo...you can transfer money from her tuition fund to your beer fund

kelly said...

your sandwich recipe is posted

John Mutford said...

Aw, nuts. My kids are idiots.

Captain Karen said...

Excellent news! The next generation of zombies is set to change the world!!!! Any news on what she's thinking of studying?

mister anchovy said...

That's great news. Here at Anchovy World Headquarters, there are no resident offspring...only a pride of lions and bear-puppy. Although they all think they're bright, none of them have opposable thumbs, and so all would have problems operating a laptop.

BeckEye said...

Congrats to the Offspring!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She turned out better than one might expect, Justrun, given what she had to work with.

And by supporting me, I trust that you mean in the manner to which I would like to become accustomed, Charlie.

Very true, Al, and one much more in tune with her sensibilities than this bastion of Neoconism.

I knew she could do it, Dr M!

I think maybe there will be just enough money to transfer to a grilled veggie sandwich fund, Kelly. On my way over to admire your cooking skills.

I am so telling on you, John. You are going to be in such big trouble.

She's leaning toward Film Studies, Karen, and I am hoping with her pedigree, she will make the next Shaun of the Dead.

You have an adorable brood, Mr Anchovy, but without laptop skills, it's best that they live at home.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She's the big cheese around here right now, Beckeye.

Sean Wraight said...

Congratulations Barb on raising such a brainiac. If you want to adopt my son to avoid the empty nest syndrome I'll draft up the papers today. :)

Best of luck to the RO. Amazing accomplishment for her and all of you all things considered!

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mellowlee said...

Congrats to Eva!!!! Of course I will want to meet up!! :O)

leazwell said...

Cheers to all three of you!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yes please, get started on the paperwork immediately, Sean. Your son will make an excellent stand-in - clever, witty, and with any luck has inherited his father's exquisite taste in music.

Great! I can't wait to see you again,Mel!

Taking a bow and thanking you, Leazwell.

Jas Bhambra said...

Oh Barb, thats great news!

I still remeber when I first came to Calgary...she was 11 then....and now all set to go to the Univ, and with entrance scholarship!!!! Many congrats to all of you!

glassmeow said...

Congrats!!!

Is UBC still the place with the hottest male undergrads*? It was when I was in school down here at the U of O. Briefly considered transferring :)

*(I 'spose as a MOM you don't really want to think about that - sorry)

~Jen~ said...

CONGRATS!!! whatever an entrance scholarship is its cool cuz it must save u some cash haha

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I know, Jas where the hell did the time go?

I shall certainly have to pass along that little tidbit of information to the RO, Glassmeow. She can be on the lookout for said hotties.

It does save us a bit of cash, Jen. A smidgen of what we will be bleeding over the next few years, but it'll be worth it.

Stephanie said...

Oh that's so great! Congrats to the resident offspring!

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks, Stephanie, and it also gives me a great excuse to go to Vancouver periodically.

meesh L said...

omgomgomgomgomgOMG!!!!!!!!!

Oh what wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!

I toast to her superior intellect, grace, & phenomenal parentage. :)

I'm so proud of her, yayayayay! And I'm over the moon for you & the Spousal Unit, how ecstatic you must be!

John Mutford said...

All right, all right, I was kidding!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks, Michelle! I think you may be placing too much faith in the parentage, but she has managed to rise above all that.

Wise move, John!

URBAN BLONDE said...

Woot! Way to go RO!!! Major Congrats!!

It's always a great day when having these kids starts to pay off! ;)

Happy Mother Zombie Day too!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Think of it as a 20 year investment, Urban Blonde. Happy Zombie Mother's Day to you as well.

Karen's Mouth said...

Oh yay! Muchos congratulations. That's so very excellent for her :D

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Things are falling into place beautifully, Kees. So pleased.

Gifted Typist said...

"I knew it was going to be a good day because it was raining. If it's raining, it's not snowing,"

oh, so Canadian in May!

Congrats to RO on fantastic news

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's true isn't it, Gifted, round about this time of year rain = no snow.