The first week of September 1998 brought a quick Q&A with Patsy Buchwald, executive director of the Colorado Balloon Classic. Among the topics were — lo and behold — tension with the city, over an unexpected charge for police man-hours.
From "Small Talk":
What does this mean for the future of the Balloon Classic? I do believe in God and angels, and we will pay the $4,000. Everyone has been so supportive. We never asked for help, but we received donations to cover it. We had an older man call in and say, "I don't have a lot of money, but I can give $2."
Will you stay in Colorado Springs? I don't know. The city of Plano, Texas, grants $70,000 to put on an event like this. ...
It also was the Indy's Student Survival Guide, wherein we tried to prove our college cred — yet somehow used the word "whoopee."
From "Sex and the Single Undergrad":
"There are two types of relationships," explained Molly Mayfield, a 19-year-old sophomore, "serious relationships and the hook up."
Serious relationships need no explaining, but let's look at the "hook up." This vague college activity ranges from couples kissing on a sofa in the middle of a party to disappearing upstairs to make sloppy whoopee.