Turkey Day Q&A

Sometimes it seems like all it takes are twenty-something years, a real-world job and a couple of kids of their own to make adults forget what it’s like to be in college.  While your parents and siblings might come to College Hill for Family Weekend, Thanksgiving is when many of us get to see everyone else — aunts, uncles, uncle-fathers, cousins, grandparents, family friends, half-sibling’s-uncle’s-brother’s-wives and the like.  Your relatives are bound to be curious about your life, but sometimes their questions go a little too far.  Here’s how to field the dinner-table inquiries that leave you at a loss for words.

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#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage: Brown Edition

#thatawkwardmoment when Kim says, “I love you” to Kris Humphries and Kris Jenner responds, “I love you too!” #ambiguities

We knew it would never last. News broke yesterday that Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from husband Kris Humphries 72 days after the two were married. The ceremony took place on August 20th of this year, cost $10 million dollars and, like all things Kardashian, it was featured as an E! Special. The fact that Kim’s mom’s name is also Kris sure must have made things confusing; just imagine the scene in which the Kardashian Klan is sitting around the dinner table and Khloe asks Kris to pass her the peas. Hmmm, ambiguous and awkward.

Clearly, a 72-day marriage is a very brief one. The hashtag “#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage”  has been trending on Twitter since the news broke yesterday. At BlogDailyHerald, we understand that 72 days seems like a nominal indicator here at Brown—days blend together, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and, before we know it, the semester is more than halfway over (sorry to scare y’all, just speaking the gospel truth). To help you get a sense of the length of Kim and Kris’ marriage, we’re defining #ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage in terms of time at Brown to give you:

#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage: Brown Edition

  • #ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage: The line to get into Whisco this past Sunday night.
  • #ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage: Gail’s “hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii” upon entry into the Ratty.  Continue Reading