Got a kid you’ll be dropping off at college this semester? Avoid the cliche of buying these items. The probability of them using these things are nill. [They'll learn probabilities in their math class.]
10. A printer.
Most assignments can be emailed. Most colleges have computer labs with low cost printing.
The best thing to take notes with is an old fashioned laptop PC. Don’t waste your time with this one.
8. Expensive Bedding
What they have already is just fine. It will be destroyed by roommates anyway. Wait until after college to surprise them with Egyptian Cotton 900 thread count sheets.
7. HD TV
Let’s face it. They’ll netflix it, hulu it, or steal it. On their laptop.
6. An Iron
Moms. You’ll do their laundry. You’ll iron anything on their trips home. Buy yourself a new set!
Two words: Freshman 15.
4. High End Lap top
Most students won’t use all the processing power in their laptops for tasks such as word processing, social media.
3. Mini Fridge
Who seriously used this after college?
2. External Hard Drive
Chances are they know about cloud. And they’ll have a hard drive connected to the university most likely.
1. New iPhone
Don’t. Don’t do it. Wait till Christmas. Or pass their exams. Which ever comes first.
Last night, I almost threw my phone at the tv. While watching America’s Got Talent, one of my favorite male singers didn’t make the cut.
That’s Justin Rhodes. He’s a singer. A really good singer.
Aparently, his final audition was crap, according to the judges.
BUT NO! HE WAS CUT!
He was cut! But THIS guy made it through….
Yup. Me, too. Bad call, America’s Got Talent Judges. #BringJustinBack
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures on Tuesday to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.
According to the “Six Californias” plan, each of the six states would have its own government and own collection of elected officials, including congressional representatives.
Much of the Bay Area, including Santa Cruz and Monterey, would become the state of Silicon Valley under the proposal. The northernmost counties would become Jefferson; some North Bay counties would become part of North California, an area that stretches through Sacramento to the Sierra; Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield would be among Central California’s largest cities; Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara would end up in West California; and San Diego would become the major city in South California.
What are your thoughts? Should we divide Indiana into different states?
To promote his new album:
Weird Al is dropping videos all week long. Remember yesterday when I posted #Tacky? Well that was from Monday. The big tune from yesterday is
Check out the video here:
I didn’t realize how SMART Weird Al is….
By the way, he is 54! Who knew?!?!
Yes. It’s Weird Al. But, yes. It’s such a great observance of today’s society.
Harry Potter, although, aging, is back in a new short story by JK Rowling.
The 1,500-word story, published on the writer’s Pottermore website, describes the now 33-year-old Harry as having “threads of silver” in his black hair.
A fictional gossip column written by Harry Potter journalist Rita Skeeter in the Daily Prophet says he continues to wear his glasses that she says are ‘better suited to a style-deficient 12-year-old’.
Skeeter writes: “One always hesitates to invade the privacy of young people, but the fact is that anyone closely connected with Harry Potter reaps the benefits and must pay the penalty of public interest.”
The fictional gossip column says Ron Weasley, has aged less well with his ginger hair “thinning slightly”. His wife Hermione, Harry’s wife Ginny, and their children all feature in the story. Ron entered into employment within the Ministry of Magic alongside Harry but left two years later and suggests he could even have a mental illness. [!!!!!]
Rowling also gives fans a hint of Harry’s new life by describing a mysterious cut over his cheekbone which signifies his work as an Auror.
PLEASE, JO, MAY WE HAVE SOME MORE?
Go to Pottermore here.