Micole Khemarrica (khromat) wrote,
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Some things never change...

As I dig through the various websites and libraries for information on scholarships, I realized that there may be money available to me as a child of a Air Force veteren, but I wasn't sure exactly which war Dad was involved in.

So, I wrote an email to my mom, explaining my bad news (lost job) and good fortune (accepted to the Culinary Institute of America) and asked the question regarding my father.

Did I get any sympathy about losing my job?

No.

Did I get a congratulations, or well wishes about getting accepted to the Harvard of cooking schools (as a friend described it)?

No.

What I got was a response that sent me back 20 years to when I last was in my mother's house, when I started getting letters from art collages. My mother claimed they only wanted me for my money (which I had none), and threw away a $2500 scholarship to attend Otis-Parson's Art Collage's ceramics class in Japan. A statement basicly saying that any university will take in people just for the money, regardless of merit. Some compliment.

Another statement saying that I'm on "the wrong side of the country for technology". Ahm, hello? There's this big old place called NEW YORK that teams with technology? Or even that New Jersey wants to be called the "Silicon State" for all its research and computer technology? Heck,
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As I dig through the various websites and libraries for information on scholarships, I realized that there may be money available to me as a child of a Air Force veteren, but I wasn't sure exactly which war Dad was involved in.

So, I wrote an email to my mom, explaining my bad news (lost job) and good fortune (accepted to the Culinary Institute of America) and asked the question regarding my father.

Did I get any sympathy about losing my job?

No.

Did I get a congratulations, or well wishes about getting accepted to the Harvard of cooking schools (as a friend described it)?

No.

What I got was a response that sent me back 20 years to when I last was in my mother's house, when I started getting letters from art collages. My mother claimed they only wanted me for my money (which I had none), and <b> threw away </b> a $2500 scholarship to attend Otis-Parson's Art Collage's ceramics class in Japan. A statement basicly saying that any university will take in people just for the money, regardless of merit. Some compliment.

Another statement saying that I'm on "the wrong side of the country for technology". Ahm, hello? There's this big old place called NEW YORK that teams with technology? Or even that New Jersey wants to be called the "Silicon State" for all its research and computer technology? Heck, <a href:"http://www.half.com"> Half.com</a> is based in Pennsylvania? It's like she never left the 80's, when California started the personal computer revolution (which wasn't even in SoCal where she is!).

And, of course, no memory of little squirt me pulling up a chair to the stove to cook Dad's breakfast, or creating my own cookie recipes, or making pastries as a kid. No clue that I liked to cook? *sigh*

Well, I'm off to cheer myself up watching <a href="http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/toonami/schedule/special.html"> Cartoon Network's Midnight Special</a> where they'll be playing all four Daft Punk/Leiji Matsumoto vids and all three Gorillaz vids! Whee!
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