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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by D'Snowth, Aug 18, 2011.
Okay, but which one though?
Just the fact that this yet another day where my bachelor's degree hasn't shown up in the mail.
This is one thing that really makes me mad about the college I attended - how much of a joke graduation really is.
Because the college is split into (very rushed) quarters, graduations don't happen until the spring of every year, and get this. If you're finishing your major in the spring associate's or bachelor's, you can still attend graduation as a "potential" graduate on the off chance you possibly flunk towards the end. So it's almost pointless even attending cause you have your instructors there being like "Oh, congratulations! I'll see you tomorrow in class! " pathetic.
But that's beside the point. All you do is go there, sit your butts on a chair for hours, listen to your guest speaker's stupid little sob story that I doubt ANYONE even cares about, and they call your major up one by one from associate's to bachelor's. But because of so many people there, you don't even get to make a graduation speech. Which makes me really mad because many students had to pay SO much money, get pulled out of class by financial aid because of financial issues, and struggle with trying to stay on top of classes so you don't end up having to repeat classes. But here's where it gets funny. When they call your name, they just give you a little high school-styled diploma that just says "Dear graduate or potential graduate, congratulations! If you finished successfully by the winter quarter, your diploma will be mailed to you by the end of June! If you finish everything by the current quarter, it will be mailed to you by the end of September!" It makes me mad that you have to wait and wait for your degree to show up, especially with all the stress you went through to earn it.
The college I attended to is planning on changing to a university, and frankly I hope that they actually change some of the circumstances of the college and not just the look of the school itself.
Sorry this turned into a giant rant but it's something I needed to get off my chest.
A Whose Line Is It Anyway Wiki.
Well, the university I graduated from (Montclair State, 1990) there were over 5,000 caps and gowns on the floor of the Meadowlands Arena with me. It would've been impossible for everyone to speak.
I didn't even get to go up for my diploma, I got it in the mail a month later, just because of the sheer number of bodies in attendance.
The one thing that livened things up: while the deans and chancellors and university brass droned on, someone let a mouse loose on the floor. Several rows back, you could hear screams as he tried crawling up people's legs.
Still I was proud of graduation, plus the venue has a long history with me. Seen my share of basketball games (New Jersey Nets) hockey (Jersey Devils) WWF wrestling, and more concerts than I can count, I think it's cool I had a gig there too.
Saw a breakup on my Facebook news feed.
Look, breakups suck, but honestly, keep stuff like this in private. We don't need to see this publicly.
I also find it pathetic when people break up through texting or social media. It's like, honestly, that just tells me you're very cowardly.
People text others standing right next to them. How is it the only way people feel empowered is with their head down and thumbs whizzing, but can't establish eye contact and verbally express themselves?
In some ways, all the texting and obsession over social media dehumanizes people. For a lot of people, you might as well be in a cage. Take the phone or gizmo away from them, and they're at a complete loss on how to act, let alone cope.
Sad, says the fuzzy old coot.
To me, it's almost like you might as well not even have a voice box if you just literally stand next to a person texting them.
It is sad. I will say though, talking to people on the internet, including you guys, has helped me get a lot better at interacting with people in the real world. So, at least there's that. But yeah, I don't see the point in constantly texting someone you see on a regular basis or while you're with them. Although, sometimes people text private conversations to each other so they don't have to whisper.
It would be interesting to see what the average minimum age is nowadays for a child to receive their first phone. A guy I know who's now in high school got his first cell when he was like around 7 years old back in 2009, but two things to note: he had restrictions of course due to age, and it wasn't a smartphone. He's got an iPhone now, but I would feel unsure about letting a young kid get one when they still need to get that life experience growing up, you know? Talking face-to-face is as old as ancient civilization, and it shouldn't be phased out by technology.
I remember even when I was nine some of my peers had phones, and I was like, "girl, you too young!" But, hold on, where was I going with this? Um, anyway...
I do kinda worry about actual face to face interactions in the future. I could raise my kid to not be addicted to technology, but that doesn't stop all the other kids around him from being addicted to it.
Two of my friends from college just acting like children. just glad they finally cut ties with each other.
Speaking of college, there are actually guys at my sister's school who aren't even engineering students, yet they still feel the need to "mansplain" engineering to females who are actually engineering students.
So, the mental health center close to my house that my dad goes to..... No longer accepts my health insurance for new patients.
THANKFULLY however, they said they'd give us a list in a few days of other places close to us that do. Just hoping they're good....
I am a huge fan of the drama/soap opera, Power. My boyfriend is super sweet to let me use his Hulu account when my mom started using it as well because I left it logged in on the Smart TV at my house. Again, my boyfriend is super sweet and like: Babe, it's okay. Let her watch. (Since then, my mom gives us movie tickets, groupons/coupons for dates etc..) so, okay.
But, my mom then started watching Power, which my favorite aunt ever (Let's call her 'Aunt Carmen') is also a fan of. They're discussing the show over dinner tonight when Carmen goes to my mom: "Stop screaming about the show! Ellie hasn't finished it. I know what happens, you don't need to tell me."
(Ellie is me btw)
When I serve myself a plate of food, head back to the table and my mom is rather hard at hearing and then screams to Aunt Carmen: OH YEAH, THE CHARACTER THAT [insert actor's name] PLAYS DIES!
Carmen then proceeds to give my mom the dirtiest look ever and was like: "Really? You have to spoil it for your daughter!?"
I'm a little less than half done with the episodes that are on Hulu and well, I would've never expected the character she mentioned was going to die. And, I did everything to avoid spoilers (when I typically do the opposite because I hate surprises) but, I enjoyed the show so much that I wanted to really see how the story played out without spoiling it for myself.
So, I'm fixing up/finishing an old project I made for my final project for college and for a client who finally got back to me after being VERY busy with projects. All that's left is putting in closed captions (which I personally am not looking forward to, but I'm rewarding myself once I'm done) and putting in lower thirds graphics....
...you know, if ****ing adobe premiere would recognize that I have after effects installed!
Can't you do the effects in Premiere?
I'm trying to make lower thirds graphics for the interviewees in the video. I don't see how I could do that in premiere.
Could you do the graphics maybe as vectors or transparent PNGs in Photoshop or Fireworks, then import them into Premiere? That's what I do sometimes.
I'll take that as a last minute option. Right now I just want to figure out why after effects isn't being recognized as being installed.
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