this is somewhat of a vent i guess I'm (was) involved in drum corps. If you dont know what that is, it's basically "professional marching band". I'm also in college. Those are two real fucking expensive things. A season of drum corps takes up just about all of summer. From mid-may until mid-august. You tour the country competing against other drum corps. It probably sounds lame to people who aren't a part of it, but to me it was gonna be one of the best experiences of my life so far. I'm not rich, wealthy, well off, whatever you wanna call it. My family is middle working class. Both of my parents have jobs, my mom has 2 and my dad is looking for another one. They are working so much to help pay the bills and help my brother and I through college. I work as much as I can in the cafeteria of my dorm hall to pay for books and other things (I've reeeeally cut down on the bud I've been buying). I have loans up the ying-yang and that's where the problem is with drum corps. If i went away and did drum corps this summer, not only would I be out $2,250... but i would also not be able to work and earn money. So it's kind of a lose-lose situation in that respect. My dad called me today because he wanted to say that I'm not going to be able to do drum corps because of the money situation. Shitty day for me. Just thought I'd share... Any ideas? Jokes?