Getting accepted to college, pretty cool commercial---share your story

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  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    This Target commercial is really heart warming, capturing actual reactions to being accepted to college

    [video=youtube;NyDXdHVw-yM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyDXdHVw-yM[/video]

    Do you remember what you felt like when you were accepted?

    Back in the old days when I got my letters, you knew a small thin envelope was a rejection, and a thick large one :giggle: was an acceptance since it included lots of paperwork to fill out. Getting wait listed was the wild card
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Yea, I was more focused on pussy back then.
     
  3. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    were you buying Supporter Status for girls back then too?
     
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    Maybe.
     
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    Debt bubble... its like kids going in to the meat grinder in The Wall.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    :facepalm:
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Saw that last night good commercial. I got a full ride to play ball, worked hard and earned it. Only way I was going to school.

    Recruiting process started as a junior , boxes of letters etc from many schools. It gets narrowed down quick and most of em don't mean shit which I knew.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I guess this commercial ran during the Olympics last summer, I had never seen it. For me it just evokes a sweetness and a sense of "what may come" and hope.
     
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    i never got to go,but i made sure my 2 boys did.
    one has a Bachelor's and Master's
    the other boy the same except he will have a 2nd Master's on May 10th from ASU,his 1st from U of A.
     
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    waste of money for me
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i went to 4 colleges, dont remember getting excited tho...but kid is going thro it shortly & she's already excited & a dumbass
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    what ball & what division?
     
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    Fuck that. No college for me and I'm vice president of a great business
     
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    I've been to four colleges, 2 state and 1 private. I never really heard of any problems with people getting into college until the last few years. It's real tough to get into some Texas state colleges.
     
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    I vaguely recall those things......I was really naive.....:nojj:

    FunFact: Because of my prodigious test-taking abilities, I was accepted to MIT. Scared the living Hell out of me to think about going that far away from home, so I ended up in a small State college where, I could party and stay close to home. LOSER...:coffee:
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    too bad you can't defer an acceptance until you're not a scared kid :jj:
     
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    pac 10... D1
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Wow. That's pretty amazing. Don't feel bad. I was no brain but I wasted my college years with dope, beer and women. To excess.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    hoops, fball, soccer, tiddlywinks?


    i heard the easiest scholarships to get are for musical instruments, if you can play, they will pay..