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Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009, 08:49 am
wakemexsoftly: five years gone

i still get a twinge in my chest during the summer. it's not bad. it's just remembering everything that i learned and everything i experienced at CTY.

i still can't articulate to any of my friends what CTY means to me.

tomorrow's the last day of session one. so tonight. . .

i'm blasting 'american pie' from my car.

i like you, i love you, i CTY you.

- jess

jhu '01
jhu '02
skidmore '03
skidmore '04

Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)

It really is hard to describe.

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)


Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)

I have a few friends here who went to CTY. One of them only went for 3 years and was pretty much "I'm out!" after that. She wasn't too attached to it, though she thought it was fun. She was talking two weeks ago about how she could have been a 5-year CTYer, and how she thought it was funny that so many people were so envious of her, and I was pretty much like, I'm one of those people. Still am, a little bit. It was really something, eh?

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)

I'm a counselor at a different camp this summer...and somehow when I see my CTY lanyards they have so much more significance than this camp's lanyards.

And on my day off...I'm hopefully visiting a CTY friend from 05.

I love CTY and I love the passionfruit <3

Sun, Mar. 7th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Posts like those above

Posts like those above are why I didn't take my kid (nor myself) to Europe, haven't a vacation since DisneyWorld when the kid was 9, and don't have a subscription to the opera. Posts like those above are why my kid double-sessioned every summer, why I tell kids who worry that their parents won't let them to go to CTY to have their parents email me, why I've sent more money to JHU than I have put in my kid's college fund AND spent on the kid's college so far (out of cashflow) *combined.*

Yes, some parents who contemplate sending their kids off to CTY scour the web seeking information, and what is now years ago, when I was contemplating sending my kid off to CTY, I was one of those parents. Posts such as those above made it easy -- yes, easy -- to spend the money on CTY. Posts such as those above are the best advertising CTY has. Posts such as those above make me glad I sent the kid off, because my kid is not one to tell me, ever, "thanks for sending me."

And that's okay, because of posts like those above.