Archive for August, 2010

Would party school title turn you off from UGA, other colleges?

So the announcement was made yesterday that UGA was named the No. 1 party school in the USA by the Princeton Review.

It’s made the list many, many times in the past. The school is not happy about it and would rather tout its awards for top value or environmentally friendly school.

From  AJC.com:

“The college has landed on the top 20 party list compiled by the Princeton Review for 10 of the past 13 years, but this is the first time it finished in the top spot. Students, channeling their inner “Bluto” Blutarsky from “Animal House,” posted “We’re No. 1!” on Facebook and Twitter. A few wondered how this national title would fit in the trophy case.”

“University leaders took the Dean Wormer approach, viewing the list as sobering news. After all, this isn’t the top-ranking leaders were hoping for. Especially as administrators have worked for years to cut down on underage drinking by throwing offenders in jail or calling their parents following a first offense.”

” ‘UGA has been on the …

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20th reunion update! Classy dress, upgraded room!

This was the fourth dress I bought. (I have returned all the others.) It was fitted but not slutty. It also gave me a splash of color.

This was the fourth dress I bought. (I have returned all the others.) It was fitted but not slutty. It also gave me a splash of color.

I wanted to share photos from my 20th high school reunion since you guys helped so much analyzing my dress purchase — Hot Mama or Trying too hard Mama? I bought four different dresses and three pairs of shoes. I ended up with a bustier and a skirt (both of which I could wear later more casually). I returned all the other stuff. Michael was so done with this process.

I think we had about 140 classmates and their spouses show up Saturday night at the J.W. Marriott in Buckhead for Parkivew High School’s Class of 1990 20th reunion. I have to say the hotel really worked with us on price and all the services. They did a great job. I did see New Mom and met her wonderful husband. But I didn’t get a photo with her. (New Mom if you have a shot of us send it to me and I will post with your permission!) We had a wonderful time and saw a lot of great …

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Reader question: How do parents cope with transition to college?

I got an email last week from a mom who has several issues as her son’s first days of college approach rapidly. It seems he’s not quite motivated to get prepared for actually leaving. But if she can get him out the door and into the dorm, then she has other worries — how will she face the empty nest syndrome. Check out the mom’s note below and give her your best advice on both fronts. (I think we’ll do some college questions this week. If you have other college-related questions send them to me at ajcmomania@gmail.com.)

“My one and only is going to start his freshman year at GA Tech in only 3 weeks.

I can’t get him interested in buying stuff that he will need in his dorm room, or coordinating things with his roomie.  I’d also like him to sort out some things a la Toy Story III so that when he leaves I can finally find the floor in his room to clean it.  He doesn’t need to be pushed out the door, but he needs to be pushed to get his act together to get there.  Do others …

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