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Registration for the spring semester began, but I had to wait for my day to register (based on last name). So today was my day to register and my mom came into my room this morning at 10 o'clock freaking out at the fact that I had yet to get up to go to the college and register for my classes. Little did she know that I got up at 8 o'clock (my designated time for early registering), grabbed my laptop on the table next to me (on sleep and already at the college website), typed in my class codes, and hit confirm. Within two minutes, I could have been back asleep with no problem, but I had to stop by the kindleboard for a couple of minutes. I could have also paid for my classes with a credit card, if I wanted. It took me awhile to explain everything to my mom, who went to college over twenty years ago.
 

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"You kids today with yer fancy computers and cellphones have it easy! Back when I was in college we had to walk uphill five miles in the snow to get to campus to stand in line and fill out paper registration cards with a pen. And we had to bring our own pen, too!"
 

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Teninx said:
"You kids today with yer fancy computers and cellphones have it easy! Back when I was in college we had to walk uphill five miles in the snow to get to campus to stand in line and fill out paper registration cards with a pen. And we had to bring our own pen, too!"
Don't you mean 'Uphill both ways' ?? ;D
 

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So much has changed.  My dad died in '73 at age 67 (smoking / lung cancer).  I think he would have been a techie.  He was a camera bug and audiophile such as things were back then.  My mom died at age 89 in '96.  She was not into tech stuff at all.  But she did once say, the best invention -- TV remote!
 

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Sandpiper said:
So much has changed. My dad died in '73 at age 67 (smoking / lung cancer). I think he would have been a techie. He was a camera bug and audiophile such as things were back then. My mom died at age 89 in '96. She was not into tech stuff at all. But she did once say, the best invention -- TV remote!
I bet you are right. My Dad (age 81) has always been a photography nut and electronics nut, and - while I wouldn't call him a computer techie - he is definitely at home in front of the keyboard.

I have fond memories of working with him in the B&W darkroom that he set up in our basement den.
 

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Vegas_Asian said:
Registration for the spring semester began, but I had to wait for my day to register (based on last name). So today was my day to register and my mom came into my room this morning at 10 o'clock freaking out at the fact that I had yet to get up to go to the college and register for my classes. Little did she know that I got up at 8 o'clock (my designated time for early registering), grabbed my laptop on the table next to me (on sleep and already at the college website), typed in my class codes, and hit confirm. Within two minutes, I could have been back asleep with no problem, but I had to stop by the kindleboard for a couple of minutes. I could have also paid for my classes with a credit card, if I wanted. It took me awhile to explain everything to my mom, who went to college over twenty years ago.
I remember waiting on a separate line for each class I wanted ;)
 

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I remember the registrar had a notebook with all the classes, each on its own sheet of 3 hole lined paper. The lines were numbered....1, 2, 3...with a big black magic marker line at the end of the list that designated the class was filled. We would go around the campus, get our little registration cards filled out, approved by the advisor and the last step was the registrar, who patiently wrote each name in for each line of the class.

This sounds like the dark ages, doesn't it? It was 1973-1977. LOL

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Kirstin said:
ME TOO!! I started college in 1987 and didn't even take a computer to college with me. I took a typewriter.
You took your typewriter? Why did you need one?

I remember I was in line waiting to register and wished the class I wanted was still open. It was like a race. You had to go to the line of the class you want first or you won't get in.
 

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I went to college after I left the Army, and after I left the Army I had vowed that I would never stand in line again. But I must say, it was worth it, being in the freshman class with a car, some money and the ability to buy beer  :D
 

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Shizu said:
You took your typewriter? Why did you need one?

I remember I was in line waiting to register and wished the class I wanted was still open. It was like a race. You had to go to the line of the class you want first or you won't get in.
I didn't take it to registration, I took it to school with me when I moved into the dorm freshman year. Registration required eating your wheaties and wearing running shoes. :)
 

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Kirstin said:
I didn't take it to registration, I took it to school with me when I moved into the dorm freshman year. Registration required eating your wheaties and wearing running shoes. :)
Okay. lol How was the dorm life? I commuted from my home. My daughter is going to college next year and if she could get in to the college near (about 30 min), she might commute. But I'm thinking dorm might be good too to make friends.
 

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Okay. lol How was the dorm life? I commuted from my home. My daughter is going to college next year and if she could get in to the college near (about 30 min), she might commute. But I'm thinking dorm might be good too to make friends.
It was good and bad. I went to Chico state the year that Playboy voted it the #1 party school in the US. I learned how to make a beer bong my first week. I almost got caught up in the party thing too much - first time away from home, total freedom. I had to really buckle down after the first semester when I saw where my grades were headed. Once I gave myself a good kick in the rear, I did well. I'd have to make sure I finished a paper, or did the reading etc before I'd meet my friends for the parties. It was hard and sometimes I wanted to blow it off, but I did it. It also isn't something you can force your daughter to do... she has to get there on her own. My room-mate freshman flunked out the first semester.
 

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It was good and bad. I went to Chico state the year that Playboy voted it the #1 party school in the US. I learned how to make a beer bong my first week. I almost got caught up in the party thing too much - first time away from home, total freedom. I had to really buckle down after the first semester when I saw where my grades were headed. Once I gave myself a good kick in the rear, I did well. I'd have to make sure I finished a paper, or did the reading etc before I'd meet my friends for the parties. It was hard and sometimes I wanted to blow it off, but I did it. It also isn't something you can force your daughter to do... she has to get there on her own. My room-mate freshman flunked out the first semester.
Well my daughter has her goal for her life so I'm not really worry but you never know what might happen in life. If she didn't get in to nearest college, she doesn't have choice but to go to dorm. :eek:
 
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