College Awareness

Monday, January 23, 2012

Recently our oldest took the PSAT test,   though her score was above average for her grade, it was not amazing either.

None the less,  now we have  a parade of daily emails to my email box this last week.  All offering their services to help her learn more about their school or lines like  "You're the Talent we are looking for".    Some have targeted her interest in science and math careers, so it is interesting to see such daily attention.  Well, so far, she has her eyes on another school, but if Princeton or Harvard come calling, well...... she may think twice.  Then again they are no BYU, so who knows.   At one point they were on her list of dream schools.

Here is the list.  I will add as the list grows.   I thought it would be fun to see how the list grows.   I just hope we don't get too much spam.

Montana State University,  Bozeman, MT  
University of Pacific in Stockton, CA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 
Mills College, Oakland, CA
University of Portland,  Portland, OR
Willamette University, Salem, OR
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Corban Universtiy, Salem, OR
Linn Field
Portland State
Southern Oregon University

Note:  4/19 -  I haven't added to this list, but the letters and emails keep rolling in.  No less than 5 or 6 a week.   We now look at the pretty paper they are printed on and just delete the emails.   I just have not been able to keep up with all the junk mail.


New year's Goals

Monday, January 2, 2012

So there are a few goals I have set for myself this year. I will only list one today.  This one I have been putting off doing for years.  It is a form of clutter I have a hard time parting with and well 7  years later it has really piled up.   I have made this goal before and did it for a day or two only to give up.  So what is the big goal.

Delete email.  
Goal: delete a little each day.    Example   use search to find all emails of one type.  Or pick a month and year to go through.

Results:   Today I searched for linked in.   Search results did not indicate how many emails I had that contained that word.  Instead it said 1 of many.   I think I deleted over 200.

Now my email says I have 15,416 messages of which 7770 are unread since I opened this email address in 2005. 

Decided to live life on the edge and searched for another term (cricutmachine).  Found 40 more emails and deleted all them. 

Hey this is fun, lets do one more (Walmart).  Who would have thought so many people mention that store in their email.  I even found a joke.  100 emails,  deleted all but 3.   Now I only have 15,273 more emails to go through and 7,679 still unread. 

Here is the joke for those who really wanted to know.  Sorry it did not make the saved list.  Not sure why it made this blog post.    Be warned I warned you that it was dumb.

You Know You're in a Small Town When ...

The city limits sign is printed on both sides of the same

You plug in your electric razor in a motel and the street
lights dim.

The town square is actually a phone booth.

The sheriff, the deputy, and the street cop are all the same
person and can be seen on Wednesdays only.

The Walmart, the local grocery, and UPS all have the same
telephone number.

The local doctor, the veterinarian (same person) still makes
house calls.