Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tells and Tell-Nots

A MIT Admission blog post listed 50 things college students would come to know (or hopefully so), and interestingly a Facebook Group listed "40 Things College Admissions Forgot to tell you about college". Now let's see them, shall we?

  1. Quarters are like gold.
  2. Two meals a day is standard.
  3. Road trip whenever possible.
  4. Going to the mailbox was never an ego booster/breaker before.
  5. You will begin to nap again.
  6. Your bookstore bill will almost equal tuition.
  7. Squirt guns = stress relief.
  8. E-mail becomes your second language.
  9. College students throw paper airplanes too.
  10. You never realized so many people were smarter than you.
  11. Western Europe could be wiped out by a horrible plague and you'd never know, but you can recite last weeks rerun of Seinfeld verbatim.
  12. You will never rent more movies in your life.
  13. No one is too old for video games.
  14. The health service nurses are there because they couldnt make it in a real hospital. Never, ever forget that!
  15. Care packages are right up there with birthdays.
  16. Campus is only clean for family weekend and freshman orientation.
  17. It never sucked so much to get sick.
  18. Nothing you want to register for will be open.
  19. Beware of the freshman 15.
  20. Be creative in the dining hall.
  21. Classes: the later the better.
  22. You are no longer thankful that fire alarms are here to protect you.
  23. Disney movies are more than just classics.
  24. Asleep by 2:30 AM is an early night.
  25. Cereal makes a meal any time of the day.
  26. New additions to food groups: Jolt Cola, Ramen, and Pizza.
  27. ATMs are the devils advocate.
  28. Duct tape heals all wounds.
  29. Pro Wrestling is suddenly cool again.
  30. Keys have never been so important, yet you seem to lose them even more.
  31. Showers become less important, sleep becomes more important.
  32. You will eat anywhere that is a buffet.
  33. You realize college is the ideal lifestyle, except for those pesky classes.
  34. Procrastination is an art form.
  35. Jeans may be worn as many times as the wearer desires.
  36. The only time to dress up is when all your jeans are dirty.
  37. Youll eat anything if its free.
  38. College football is the coolest thing on the planet.
  39. Cartoons are for all ages, especially Scooby Doo.
  40. No matter how hard you try . . . You are never alone


Some added by wall posts=
A cancelled class is almost better than christmas.
-just because you have no bowl doesn't mean you can't make one out of a paper plate
-flip flops and padded bras double as tree ornaments in the quad
-flying kites is not just for 7 year olds
-you will need an air freshener, even if you have never bought one before
-caffeine addiction is a given

-Suddenly cheap beer becomes the beer of choice and taste no longer matters
-You realize how awesome taking a shower is without flip flops.
-don't forget that strangling your roommate is now your number 1 priority
-you can never have enough snacks or money

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