Comments: Reflections of a Former Gator

Yellow Jackets ? Horrors (go Heels!) big toothy grin.
Good for you, thinking ahead - most moms get to their first kid's senior year of high school before they start thinking about what is next for the kid. But you are looking to what is next for you too! Wow.

Posted by patti at October 17, 2009 10:48 AM

... what a nail-biter of a game!.....

Posted by Eric at October 17, 2009 09:02 PM

Holy crap, I nearly had a stroke during that game. Good Lord.

Posted by Bou at October 17, 2009 10:21 PM

Small schools are best for undergraduate work, I think.

Posted by PeggyU at October 18, 2009 12:51 AM

Peggy- I think you're right. My husband did a year here and transferred to a different school. Not a good fit for undergrad. He came back for his doctoral work though and it was perfect. UF is tough to get into now. He and his classmates joke they'd never get in now.

Posted by bou at October 18, 2009 09:30 AM

Bou - I told you my experience when going from a junior college to a prestigious university. I got a much better education at the junior college than the prestigious university and wound up dropping out. It all worked out well since I wound up being a systems programmer which was a really fun job (except for my clueless dipshit manager)

My high school guidance counselors expected almost everyone to go to college and the high school curriculum was geared to that. An example: two hour finals using the infamous blue books.


I am on the leading edge of the boomers (born 1946) but my high school had college expectations even before the boomers. My sister (4 years older) and her classmates were expected to attend college as well. I doubt that my high school is the same now. Pity. At the time I attended it was one of the best in the state. There was a lot of discipline and a dress code. No more.

Posted by Denny at October 19, 2009 01:09 PM

My husband and I attended a small college. My upper division math classes had 10 people, max, but most of them had between 3 and 5 students. The smallest one I took had just two, counting me.

Posted by PeggyU at October 19, 2009 03:15 PM

I am so glad, and proud, that I went to small school Jacksonville University (BS Economics).
It prepared me well for MS at University of Tennessee, which was huge.

Posted by Mockingbird at October 19, 2009 03:26 PM

We had guidance counselors in high school?

Posted by Toluca Nole at October 19, 2009 03:54 PM