In the movie, Date Night, the characters played by Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are in a long-term relationship that they try to spice up by going out to dinner once a week on a date night. The trouble is that their date night is, monotonously predictable: they go to the same restaurant and order the same food on the same night. They start to notice the sameness when they become a little too clichéd even for their own taste by talking about the variation of the chicken quality instead of their feelings, week by week.
If you’ve been out of school for a while - be it a year or decades - returning to an academic environment can be daunting. The trend of adults returning to school is on the rise. One study reports that students over 25 make up nearly half of the student population on today’s university campuses.
My Siamese cats are inseparable. Each night, and often during the day, they cozy together at the end of our bed on a blanket they have claimed as their own. Both cream colored with different colored markings, it's often hard to see where one begins and the other ends. It struck me one early morning as I stumbled out of bed to make school lunches that the cats are more intimate than my husband and I. As if reading my thoughts, they stirred and instinctively began washing each other's faces, their tongues touching occasionally.
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