I got my undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State College (now called Metropolitan State University) in 1989, and after a little work stint in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, went to graduate school at Southeast Missouri State University, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I went there, well, for a boy. My long-distance boyfriend (now husband) was going to Southeast (aka SEMO) pursuing his degree. We wanted to see if we could make it work. We did.