OK, so based on everything I knew about MIT, I had no doubt comparing it to SUNYIT was going to be night and day. But I’m here to tell you, it was like Night and being on the surface of the sun. What a difference.
SUNY IT’s quiet rural setting with like 600 students was like a long lost memory as we toured the huge urban campus of over 10,000 students on the mile long Cambridge side of the Charles River. In one word I have to say MIT was “Impressive”. Walking long corridors through historic buildings and seeing the immensity and uniqueness of all there was to see was almost overwhelming. In fact, it was overwhelming. I would describe it if I could, but I can’t so I’ll say it was like a 5 year old being in disneyland. Impressive. Yep. I would be proud if “the idiot” went there. But beyond that I’d be honored, astonished, dumbfounded and incredibly envious. The place is awesome and it’s prestige is icing on the cake. It’s also a long shot at any chance of getting in, but dreams do come true, and I’m rooting for this one to come true for “the idiot”. I’m not sure if he really understands the endless opportunities this institution has to offer, or the extremely special rank it has among tech schools, but I do know that after seeing SUNYIT and MIT one after the other, he wants to go to MIT much much more than he did before. He’s no dummy, just ” the idiot “, and I wish I had had the brains he has, when I was his age. He’s already making much better choices than I did at his age, and I have no doubt he is going to be successful no matter what college he ends up at. But IF he happens to be among the very few selected to go to MIT… Impressive!
I tried a new service tonight and it’s worth mentioning. If you have a friend or relative that needs computer help and try to help them over the phone, you know how tough it can be. With this service provided free at www.crossloop.com , you just have them download the small program on the main page and run it, and you connect to them from your computer, easy as pie. Their desktop becomes your desktop and you can do whatever you want on their computer. Check it out. I see this being a big help in the future for me.
Didn’t visit Weight Watchers this week, as I was on my way back from MIT when my weekly meeting was going on, however the scale at work said I ate too much. Enuff said.
Haven’t updated the website lately, but I’m hoping to do a bit after I’m done posting this blog. Ya’all come back now, ya here?