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By georgeha (Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 01:13:42 PM EST) London, badge, teenagers, RIT (all tags)
It's only teenage angstland.

More travails of seventeen_year_old.

Poll: Best way to secure card/badge?

Seventeen_year_old ran the numbers, with the help of an app on common_app that is specific for each college. You put in your family's financials, your grades and test scores, any assets and you get a prediction of what aid you'll get.

For RIT, it should cost us about 21k a year, assuming she does work study ($2,600) and takes out loans ($5,500). With her savings and our expected income, she can go for 1 1/2 years. I'm not even sure what she would study there.

UB, without loans or work study, works out to about 2 1/2 years.

A ginger from the charter school has annoyed since they were classmates ten years ago. They both applied for the Theatre Tech major in the art school. She worked hard and got in, he did not get in. He was bitter about that, as his two sister's got in, though not in Theatre Tech, which is a manly major.

I'm FB friends with his mom, apparently he's going into the Marines.

A Navy recruiter has been trying to get seventeen_year_old to join. I suggested ROTC, in four years she can become a 2nd Lt and outrank the ginger, possibly become Mrs. Ha's dad's favorite grandchild and inherit his humble abode in the California desert. Tempting, but it wasn't enough.

Her long planned senior trip is with the Girl Scouts to the UK, flying into Edinburgh before Fringe fest, taking a train to London for a few days, taking the train back and flying out of Edinburgh, because flying into Edinburgh and flying out of London offends the leaders OCD. At one point they were going to fly out of London, and newspaper_girl and seventeen_year_old had the bright idea of staying a few extra days, since they'd both be eighteen. We were okay with it, they're not wild, trouble making kids. At worst, they'd annoy a Bobby asking for a call box.

The extra stay can't happen, it's way against Girl Scout rules. We gave her five minutes to rant while we were watching the DVR'ed Bachelor, but it wasn't enough.

I tried hard to avoid snark and tried to express appropriate feelings, but it was hard. She was acting spoiled. Well, half spoiled, she's paying for half her trip.

So now I have Who's Next in my head, and I couldn't get it to play on my garage sale iPod with fm transmitter in the Camry for this morning's commute.

Oh yeah, by turning seventeen in 2013 she cost us a $2000 tax deduction.

My badge retractable belt clip just broke, so now I have to find a way to properly display my badge while still being able to activate the many card readers I have to activate during my work day. Some of the turnstiles even require a card reader to exit!

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Community College by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 01:47:25 PM EST
If she has no idea what to major in, then she can get most of the generic prerequisites and electives out of the way while working at Starbucks and learning how much life in 'Merica sucks without a 4 year degree.

Or she can meet a nice boy, get married, and live in a double-wide while providing you with a half-dozen grand kids and her younger sister with a good example of how not to do it.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

The problem with CC is that she'd have to live by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 01:54:55 PM EST
at home, or my parents house. No one wants that.

Her job is much better than Starbucks, being a lifeguard at the Y. Some one gives you an attitude, you can kick them out.

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I Was A Teenaged Lifeguard by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:31:38 PM EST
Look how I turned out!

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Badge display by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 11:06:55 PM EST
I display mine in the dark recesses of my wallet.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
College by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 06:32:36 AM EST
Wait for a final decision until the school financial aid office sends out a package. They may have school money to offer. Also my daughter has applied to an awful lot of private scholarships.

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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