Wednesday, August 27, 2008

College Life

Jillian is handling College Life like a pro...she's walking miles lugging her backpack and computer. She's navigated the "system" and purchased books and a parking pass...she's navigated the "other system" and gone to church and FHE. She's trying hard to stick to her budget and is eating lots of cereal and carrots : ) I love her so much and I'm so proud of her!
Here is a picture of her opening her new Dell Laptop that she got for her graduation present/going away to college present! It's bigger, faster, stronger, better than mine...which is how it should be, right? EVERY SINGLE GIRL IN HER DORM has a laptop. What the heck? We thought this was a luxury? Apparently, according to her, the auditoriums are full of students with laptops on their laps taking notes.

She had to purchase a $40 stick that looks like a Wii control...this is how they take tests now. Like the audience on America's Funniest Home Videos when they all pick up the little control and cast their vote.
Ummm, when I went to college, we used PENCILS and PAPER. We registered by standing in line on campus and actually had physical "add" and "drop" cards that we handed to an actual human being. We took tests in pen in a "blue book." Yeah, and Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone were my neighbors.

3 comments:

Lilian said...

Your comment about Wilma and Betty is funny! And so very true considering the stone age we came from and when having a VCR was a LUXURY!

frontporchfriend said...

At BYU-I you are REQUIRED to have a laptop...by the time Eli and Grace get to experience higher education, who knows what they will need. I can't even imagine! It sounds like she is doing great!

angie said...

you can only imagine what it'll be like when grace goes to college...lol she'll be driving to school in a flying car :)