HUGE NEWS… and a Golden Oldie: College Dad Emeritus

Huge News
September21/ 2017


… So The Blonde Said is the New Addition to SaidWhatMedia’s pantheon of awesome web pages.  Blondie’s very own page is not quite “done” yet.  All the redecorating of the former BL On Baseball page will be completed Monday but some of you have already been peeking .

Here’s the temporary LINK to her new page… OR you can always get there via The Navigation Bar up top… OR that Logo Link over there on the right rail.  Again, its the former “Baseball” page.


The best way to describe Blondie’s opinions… She can be all sentimental and girlie… or she can slash a verbal straight razor across the throats of the bad guys.  Ya just never know with Blondie.

Q:  Is Blondie all “political”?

A:  No.  Not at all.   Just enough to upset the easily upsettable… and you know who you are.  🙂

So The Blonde Said, is a new page within the website.  You can maneuver between BobLee, Blondie and AP without leaving this website.  I (BL) will tell you when Blondie has a new post, as I do with AP.

Check out So The Blonde Said… at your own Risk.  You’ve been warned.


In setting up Blondie’s page, I found this Golden Oldie I posted on an old blog she did seven years ago.  I’ll be damned… it’s even better now seven years later…


Best Dad

College Daddy Emeritus

April 16, 2010

With the completion of Kid’s “college adventure”, I assume the title of College Daddy Emeritus. I was indeed on 24/7 alert thru this hazardous passage. I tried not to interfere too much.

My greatest contribution was finding her a reliable local mechanic in Columbia, Missouri for when ….. “Dad, my car is making a funny noise and ‘that light’ won’t go off ….”. “Have you called Mr Riddick at AAA Car Care?” ….. “No, not yet.” …. “Call him.” ….. “OK, thanks Dad”. ….. “You’re welcome. Love you.” ….. “Love you too.”

If that qualifies me for the Expert College Dad merit badge, I’ll take it.

A BLSays reader wrote me recently seeking advice regarding his step-daughter heading off to Chapel Hill next Fall. Being of the Conservative persuasion, he is leery of her falling into the evil clutches of Chapel Hill’s notorious goggle-eyed, spittle-spewing, amoral, atheistic, drunken, drugged, ultra-left wing, lesbo lunatic faction.

Perhaps my advice to him can help others or at least cause a scene at a few family dinner tables.


Dear BL Buddy:
I’m glad to oblige your request.

Unless step-kid is already an amoral lib/loon she will likely have a non-catastrophic 4-year rite of passage on a beautiful campus populated primarily by like-minded post-adolescents undergoing similar adventures.

She will navigate this gauntlet as many 1,000s have before her …… challenged both by the academics aspects and by the diverse socio-cultural stew in to which she is being plopped.

“Beating State / Duke” will NOT be as important to her as it may be to you. That silly obsession comes along in the alumni stage of life.

“Politics”, as we might define it, will take a backseat to confronting her freedom to choose which paths. Its probably too late for you and her Mom to influence those decisions if you haven’t already done so. Whether her “interests” be academics, social opportunities, sports or whatever, she CAN find trouble and it can find her. “It” is there as it has been at her local community.

Societal attitudes on sex and drugs have changed a bit since your undergrad days.  However, Roommate’s Personal Hygiene remains a high priority.

99% of UNC students are NOT Tyler Hansbrough, Marvin Austin, Eve Carson or Haley “Patti Hearst” Koch. Most students at UNC (or any college) are “just kids trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be”.

Her choice of friends will influence that more than anything. If she makes marginal choices, hopefully they will be correctable. Most “wet paint” and “hot stove” mistakes do heal.

BE ESPECIALLY ADVISED: Her first 2-3 weeks on campus next Fall will be critical. If she lacks self-confidence or has concerns about “being liked” she can fall prey to bad influences. You have to give her a long leash in those early days. Learn the term “helicopter parent” and DON’T become one.

Neither Roy, Butch nor the most radical faculty nutjobs will have much influence on her. Her roommates and dorm mates WILL however. The first weekend she comes home, you will try to extract all sorts of “intell” from her. She will reply in disinterested monotones that will really frustrate you. You can try waterboarding but it won’t help.

Don’t forget to arrange for that local mechanic. :>)

Good Luck.


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