Alex agreed to ONE photo of his first day of high school on the condition that it be taken nowhere near the high school, so here it is. Posing for mom is not cool these days in the Cool Dude Manual, so I take what I can get when I can get it. Apparently school was fine, classes were fine, friends were fine, teachers were fine, homework was fine, and lunch was fine. I tried to get a few more details with this result: "Well, what exactly do you want to know?" Hmmm...details, I guess. So, I learned the following: his classes are fairly close together (which in a school of 4,000 or so, is a good thing), he has at least one friend that he knows in each class, only homework was AP World History which he completed within an hour, and lunch consisted of cheesy breadsticks, Flaming Hot Cheetoes, and Fruit Punch. I won't comment on the lunch further, but you all know what I am thinking, I am sure. So, other than that...you are all on your own to quiz the Cool Dude on whatever else you would like to know...good luck, maybe you will do better than I did as you are not a parental unit (aka The Enemy). Just kidding around...well, maybe I am...sometimes I feel like I am and other times, it seems all too real. It is, I keep telling myself over and over, important to keep a sense of humor these days.