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Old 03-31-20, 05:31 AM
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So we heard from the last college for daughter #2 . She got accepted at NYU. Her 3 top choices are USC, NYU, and Temple.

No way she is going to USC. It's too far away and very expensive. I know it has the #1 program for her current intended major (Film) in the whole effing country, but that's just not happening based on her maturity and other issues. If she shows some maturity she possibly could transfer there after 1 or 2 years closer to home.

NYU is possible, but TBH the cost of NYU (after the modest scholarship they gave her) will cost about 6x the cost of Temple (which has offered her free tuition for 4 years, we just pay expenses).

We are going to have a big fight on our hands, and I don't look forward to it. There will be more drama to come.
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Got to do what you can just to keep your roll alive....Runnin’ on empty.
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Got to do what you can just to keep your roll alive....Runnin’ on empty.
Does putting it on backwards help conserve since it's such a pain to dispense that way?
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Got to do what you can just to keep your roll alive....Runnin’ on empty.
People were joking online that in a pinch you can use coffee filters. Or even Wonder Bread.
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So we heard from the last college for daughter #2 . She got accepted at NYU. Her 3 top choices are USC, NYU, and Temple.

No way she is going to USC. It's too far away and very expensive. I know it has the #1 program for her current intended major (Film) in the whole effing country, but that's just not happening based on her maturity and other issues. If she shows some maturity she possibly could transfer there after 1 or 2 years closer to home.

NYU is possible, but TBH the cost of NYU (after the modest scholarship they gave her) will cost about 6x the cost of Temple (which has offered her free tuition for 4 years, we just pay expenses).

We are going to have a big fight on our hands, and I don't look forward to it. There will be more drama to come.
I don't envy you. I also have quite a bit of sympathy for her, especially since some part of her will probably see your point.

We told daughter she was restricted to a day's drive from home and that if she wanted to go anywhere but U of MD it had better be significantly more selective. She took it badly at first, but limited her apps accordingly and ended up out of state.
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Got to do what you can just to keep your roll alive....Runnin’ on empty.
Our rule in the boat: One sheet for "up." one for "down," and one to polish.
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Old 03-31-20, 07:01 AM
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Got to do what you can just to keep your roll alive....Runnin’ on empty.
I see a water bottle bidet in your future.
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I don't envy you. I also have quite a bit of sympathy for her, especially since some part of her will probably see your point.

We told daughter she was restricted to a day's drive from home and that if she wanted to go anywhere but U of MD it had better be significantly more selective. She took it badly at first, but limited her apps accordingly and ended up out of state.
It's tough. She is VERY 18 and does not understand that good opportunities for her are everywhere, and the cost>>value for NYU. I even told her that in retrospect, I would have done well to have gone to Rutgers (with most of my classmates) rather than Johns Hopkins for undergrad, and that's when the gap between state and private college costs was not so wide. She does not get it.

That said, she is her mother's daughter (very stubborn and determined) so if I had to make a prediction, I expect she will dig in her heels and we will acquiesce, with certain conditions, to let her go there.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Does putting it on backwards help conserve since it's such a pain to dispense that way?
I am a lefty when it comes to wiping. Hanging it that way is more ergonomic. Reach across with the right hand palm and fingers turned up, pull out a lentgh and tear with the left hand.

When I was riding across the country we spent a night at this campground in MN. The stall walls were not equidistant from the toilets. Rather, they were skewed to the left so badly that my left arm and shoulder were up against the wall when sitting, forcing me to "go right."
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
When I was riding across the country we spent a night at this campground in MN. The stall walls were not equidistant from the toilets. Rather, they were skewed to the left so badly that my left arm and shoulder were up against the wall when sitting, forcing me to "go right."
Stall ergonomics are one of those things that you don't think about until there's an obvious problem, that's for sure.
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That said, she is her mother's daughter (very stubborn and determined) so if I had to make a prediction, I expect she will dig in her heels and we will acquiesce, with certain conditions, to let her go there.
That's the spirit.
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Old 03-31-20, 07:21 AM
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I see a water bottle bidet in your future.
Or if that doesn't work and no toilet bidet has been installed, take a shower after every poop.
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Old 03-31-20, 07:22 AM
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It's tough. She is VERY 18 and does not understand that good opportunities for her are everywhere, and the cost>>value for NYU. I even told her that in retrospect, I would have done well to have gone to Rutgers (with most of my classmates) rather than Johns Hopkins for undergrad, and that's when the gap between state and private college costs was not so wide. She does not get it.

That said, she is her mother's daughter (very stubborn and determined) so if I had to make a prediction, I expect she will dig in her heels and we will acquiesce, with certain conditions, to let her go there.
Then there is the gap gap option
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Old 03-31-20, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It's tough. She is VERY 18 and does not understand that good opportunities for her are everywhere, and the cost>>value for NYU. I even told her that in retrospect, I would have done well to have gone to Rutgers (with most of my classmates) rather than Johns Hopkins for undergrad, and that's when the gap between state and private college costs was not so wide. She does not get it.

That said, she is her mother's daughter (very stubborn and determined) so if I had to make a prediction, I expect she will dig in her heels and we will acquiesce, with certain conditions, to let her go there.
Do you think that a big part of the allure is the city and possibly being a little more arms-length from home? With Film in mind, I can see how NYC and LA would hold a lot of romantic appeal vs a city that's been within spitting distance her entire life. I can also understand the desire to have a little more distance and (at least perceived) independence from family.

If you think that these maybe be significant factors, I'd explore ways of addressing them, appealing to her emotionally. Maybe find out what notable film makers went through Temple and/or Philly in general (I don't think that a Rocky marathon is going to do it, though) and explore their work? And then maybe plant seeds with regards to the autonomy she'd have, even though she wouldn't be that far from home? (Would she be living on campus?)
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It's tough. She is VERY 18 and does not understand that good opportunities for her are everywhere, and the cost>>value for NYU. I even told her that in retrospect, I would have done well to have gone to Rutgers (with most of my classmates) rather than Johns Hopkins for undergrad, and that's when the gap between state and private college costs was not so wide. She does not get it.

That said, she is her mother's daughter (very stubborn and determined) so if I had to make a prediction, I expect she will dig in her heels and we will acquiesce, with certain conditions, to let her go there.
Yeah, it will look like the end of the world to her, poor kid.

One piece of advice from an old negotiator is that if you think you're going to give in anyway, it's worth cutting your losses and truncating the conflict phase. Instead, make your personal displeasure (in first person terms), your reasons, and your conditions for assent, clear at or near the beginning of the discussion. That shifts the moral burden onto her and you'll come out of it with advantages you wouldn't have if she "wins" a protracted fight on what she perceives as the merits of the question.
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I see a water bottle bidet in your future.
Ew.

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One piece of advice from an old negotiator is that if you think you're going to give in anyway, it's worth cutting your losses and truncating the conflict phase. Instead, make your personal displeasure (in first person terms), your reasons, and your conditions for assent, clear at or near the beginning of the discussion. That shifts the moral burden onto her and you'll come out of it with advantages you wouldn't have if she "wins" a protracted fight on what she perceives as the merits of the question.
This is win-win advice.
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My commute from the bedroom to the computer room is taking its toll.
I was commuting down the hall before it was cool.
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My kid wants to go to CU. No chance. We're going to try and punt him far away. Chicago would be ideal. Get him out of the bubble.
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To a point. The LandShark is generally in the Super Competition class, which has an 8.90 breakout. That means you can't go quicker than that time. The difference in that rail compared to others, is the wheelbase. Those are around 200 inches, give or take a foot or two, either way, compared to the full sized jobbies, that carry the full 300 inches. Trailering them, and storing them is the upside, along with maneuverability around the pits. The pro classes get all the help and space they need in the pits, and the sportsmen classes get the dirt and the cheap seats.
I have fond memories of the dirt. Usually on the perimeter, foliage at our backs. Hibachi and cooler on the trailer - we made our own "track burgers". Roaming the pits to meet the pro drivers and watch them rebuild between runs.
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It is a very satisfying thing to land like a feather on the exact number you are targeting in the last minute of a long TT interval

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This is win-win advice.
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My kid wants to go to CU. No chance. We're going to try and punt him far away. Chicago would be ideal. Get him out of the bubble.
Man all I want right now is to back into that bubble.
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So, just looked at my ride on Strava from this morning. In 35 minutes, I managed a little over 99 miles. Average speed of 167 mph. I did hit 220 mph in the sprint. Not bad for 140 watts.
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I thought I wanted to go as far away as possible for college and did...for a year. After which I transferred to a better school closer to home.
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