The Casting Dock

First sweater vest of the season!

I have a strange affinity for sweater vests. I just think Jerome looks so adorable in them…they are, after all, his collegiate trademark. You know those professors who have their signature personality quirks, mannerisms, or articles of clothing that they routinely wear? Well, this is it for Jerry. Granted, he’s not a “professor,” but he works on the admin side at a college…so that’s close enough. I think he deserves a trademark…and sweater vests are it!

Some of my personal favorites from my college days were:
1. the medieval history guy who constantly stroked his goatee (“hmmmmmm…”) when attempting to answer a student’s question to which he had no idea (he was an adjunct…and a lousy one at that).
2. my astronomy professor who was about 5’5 a buck fifteen and wore what looked to be a kids size 14-16 rainbow wool sweater which would have shown a little midriff without a shirt underneath. When did he wear it? Oh, on the day that we talked about white light. He was AWESOME.
3. my history professor who loved the sweaters with elbow padding. Every. flippin. day. (loved him too).
4. the philosophy guy who carried around his coffee mug the whole class and swirled his finger around the rim the entire time he spoke. Watching that circular motion in conjunction with him droning on about socrates and plato at 8 in the morning nearly put me to asleep every day.

It’s always funny the quirks that people pick up on with those they see over and over again, whether it’s parents, friends, or professors. In a weird way, I like knowing that way down the line when the question comes up from a college kid, “Wait, who is Mr. Logan (dare I say, DR. Logan??!!?)?” The answer from a friend may very well be, “He’s the one who always wears sweater vests…”

6 comments

1 Jer { 11.18.11 at 7:56 am }

Just wait till we get a closet that allows me to store more than six of them…

2 Lisa { 11.18.11 at 8:00 am }

I’m thinking once you get that DR. thing going we’ll get that money thing going. The future of your large closet rests in your hands…

3 Jer { 11.18.11 at 8:03 am }

Newsflash: I’m in the wrong field to make “large closet” kind of money, no matter what degree I have. The future of my large closet rests in the hands of our superstar athlete kids…

4 Craig W { 11.18.11 at 10:15 am }

You two carry on. I’ll just be sitting quietly in the corner over here.

5 Bryan { 11.21.11 at 12:05 am }

Lisa comes from the genes that created my brother and I. Add your genes Jerry and its money in the bank for a hallofamer in the sport of your boys choosing.

6 Shannon { 12.01.11 at 6:39 am }

okay, I have been thinking about these professors, trying to visualize them, and I think I can only get the philosophy prof. what the heck? I thought we went to the same SMALL college?!?

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