Did you go to college (or, if you’re a snob, “university”)?
If you did, who paid for your tuition? Were your parents able to take on a second mortgage and foot the bill for your four … or five… year stint? Did you cover the cost yourself?
Student loans are awful, there’s no doubt about it. But have you ever wondered if maybe you had attended a different, lower priced, school to get the same degree, that having that extra cushion of money available would have made a difference in your post-collegiate life?
And come Springtime, they say, is when a young heart turns to finding love. Well, maybe not “love” per se, but how about “strong like”?
Being a teenager is a tough time with lots of challenges due to the lack of experience that being in ones’ twenties gives you the proper perspective on. Adults may not always have all the answers, but they’ve lived through the same struggles that teenagers are going through today – if only the teens in their lives would think to ask for that advice.
Web Watch was chatting with one of our friends the other day about troubles he was having with his 2-year-old in daycare.
And it wasn’t so much that the 2-year-old was causing trouble or that the daycare the child was in wasn’t doing their job — it was more an issue with one specific activity that this particular daycare thought was an important part of a young child’s education.
But after you take into consideration the many long hours that they put into education and refining their skills and knowledge, some would say that its relatively fair compensation for what they have to go through to be able to fix us when things go horribly wrong physically.
Really, would you want a doctor that wasn’t highly compensated taking care of your body?
It ends up that it’s not always true. Especially when you replace the word “nice” with “popular”. Because weren’t the most popular kids in school the nicest ones? (Don’t answer that… just go with the concept here).
A while back, Web Watch told you about how much we hate certain words – like “mancave” and “actually”.
It ends up that there’s a reason why some of these words really suck – and it’s not because some of these phrases are just stupid made-up things (“vajayjay”) that serve no purpose when other, more practical words can suffice.
There’s a running joke at Web Watch about one’s ability – or inability – to handle math that’s more advanced than the basic multiplication table.
We’ve counted on our fingers in public more often than we care to note, and we are often despised at the blackjack tables — not because we don’t know the rules of the game or make the incorrect strategy decisions, but rather because we slow the game down tremendously while we determine whether we should hit or stay on a 6 of clubs and an 8 of hearts vs a dealer’s up-card of 4.
Yeah, 6+8 shouldn’t be a difficult piece of math to remember, but sometimes things aren’t as easy as they look.
Web Watch remembers a few times that we had to sit through a few after-school suspensions. We certainly don’t remember the exact cause of having to sit, Breakfast Club-like, in a classroom and “consider our actions”.
We’re sure that we were wrongly accused, completely innocent – whatever it was. Perhaps we need to check out our PERMANENT RECORD someday, to see what horrors we bestowed on our fellow students or faculty.
Everywhere you look, people are busy hunched over their phones or laptops, feverishly updating their statuses, posting on friends’ walls, playing Farmville or word games — in essence, doing everything OTHER than what they’re supposed to be doing.
Facebook is having a negative effect on business and the economy — in one study earlier this year, over 6% of all URLs accessed by businesses were being sent to Facebook, and that Facebook accounted for 4.5% of all Internet bandwidth. Just imagine if all that effort spent on poking and updating had been spent on actual work, we’d all be in a much better economic state-of-mind.