I've always considered it a delicious irony. Today was Queensland University of Technology Open Day and thousands of perspective students flocked to our Kelvin Grove campus to learn about the university courses available to students about to take the next big step into adulthood.
My job today involved leading six tours of the facilities and hosting three seminars about the journalism program.
I like to think that these were very informative but do you know what the big drawcards on the day were?
The biggest queues were for the free fairy floss, the free popcorn and the balloons.
The little packets of colouring pencils we were giving away were also a big hit.
Yep, there's a lot to digest at a day like today so you might as well have a spoon full of sugar to help the medicine go down.
University may be just around the corner but that doesn't mean you are too old for spun sugar and food colouring.
Four-year-old Shishi is still a little bit too young to be considering a career as a journalist but her big brother is getting ready for uni so Shishi and mum came along to join in the party.
The talks may not have been her cup of tea but the fairy floss appeared to be going down a treat proving that there was something to suit everyone's taste.