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March 08, 2006

How I Spent My Kids' College Fund

I just renewed my season tickets to the Phoenix Suns today. Not a tough decision. The victory over Dallas on Sunday (which I skipped an icy day at Brian Head to watch in the condo clubhouse), the 11 Game Win Streak, Amare, Nash, Marion, a 62 Win Season last year, and the fact that my kids love going to games with me convinced me. So here is the deal:

I paid $1200 for two seats in Section 211, but got free parking for the season (worth $8 per game or almost $350) and an iPod mini (worth $100). Works out to $25 per game and now that doesn't even cost parking, which is less than taking a date to see Brokeback Mountain.

I am actually delaying a trip to Utah for a sick powder day to spend Thursday night watching Phoenix vs. San Antonio. In addition, I am renewing my ASU Season tickets for football and just bought cheap seats for the Cardinals.

I am certainly not rich. My skiing habit and my condo, combined with my tickets to ASU, the NFL, and Suns, as well as my love for electronics is going to mean my kids better be dang good athletes, National Merit Scholars, or desire a job in the janitorial arts. But hey, I went to community college and look how I turned out. And you don't need a degree to be a ski bum, you just need to know how to ski drunk like Bode. I am hoping more like Jeremy Bloom myself.

Yesterday I took Jake out of school to watch USA versus Mexico in the World Baseball Classic and he is going to miss part of Friday to head to Utah and ski. You don't need to be literate to tell the difference betweek black diamonds and green circles. He knows his shapes. Shape recognition was the most difficult part of the application for me to get into Arizona State.

Posted by Justin at March 8, 2006 06:40 PM


Ah, yes...spend it now!

Posted by: Dan Shust at March 8, 2006 08:45 PM