“Good morning class!”
Jenny looked up at her new engineering professor and groaned. Great, an old guy with lots of pep! at 7:30 in the morning was so not what she wanted to face. To be honest, she wasn’t sure if a young hot teacher with that much enthusiasm at this ungodly hour would have been any better. Fall was coming early this year and she was having a hard time convincing her ursine brain that school was something she needed to care about. To be honest, no part of her really wanted to be here but she was determined to make the honor roll, not just skim by like she had in high school. This was her first day of college. No way was she going to miss it just because global warming had her thinking fondly of her hibernation den.
“Who’s ready to tackle some theoretic engineering this morning! Can I get a hell yes?”
Jenny’s next groan was joined by several dozen other groans as the whole class realized what they were in for; a year with an old guy who was trying to be “down with the young people.” Oh goody!
T'was that time of year again
Where kids were dragged to school again
And parents resumed their lives again
And teachers begin to drink again
And school portaits were taken again
... and again
... and again
Because the photographer
Could not convince them just to smile
Like normal people...
“Dude, I can’t believe I got an “F” on my first paper of the year.”
Jenny looked surreptitiously over at the person who was speaking, not sure if that guy was speaking to her specifically or to the world in general. He was speaking to her, of course. She shrugged.
“It was supposed to have been a literary self-portrait of how we view ourselves, not a LOL cat picture, dude,” she said, trying to contain her natural sarcasm.
“It was a literal self-portrait,” the guy said. “That’s actually me in that picture. My parents snapped it when I was little.”
Jenny looked at him. She looked back at the picture. Then back at him. She sniffed once, to confirm with her nose that he was even a cat. Yep, domestic feline shifter, it told her. But her eyes were still disbelieving. The cat in the picture was a cute, fluffy white Persian kitten. The guy in front of her was 100% white bread American.
He wasn’t hansom, not by traditional standards, anyway, but he was compellingly attractive. He had a sort of pug-like face, which kind of went with the typical smooshy face of a Pursian cat. He had a California tan and medium brown hair that also showed he spent a lot of time in the sun. He kept it a tad long and brushed into an emo style. His gray eyes were heavily lined with kohl and sparkled his intelligence and orneriness. He had hoop earrings in both of his ears. She wasn’t sure what to make of him, but she had a feeling that Freshman comp with him was going to be a unique experience. For her and also for the teacher…
~ the following picture inspired the surfer kitty in that last bit of flash. And before you ask, yes, i has a crush on this actor and have had since I saw him in a P!nk video. I admit it freely. ;)
Last but not least, the P!nk video that made me decide that Jeremy Renner was the hottest thing out there. He's the bad boy sherrif, by the way.