Firstly, my parents have really loosened up lately. Much less arguing, I am allowed to do pretty much what I want so long as it is legal. And I don't want to do anything that isn't legal. So yeah. I'm pretty good. Me turning 18, and so far positive college admission returns, as well as good semester grades contributed. As did my aunt calling, and just saying how excellent a person I was, etc etc.
Also helping, was the fact I just started taking care of random housekeeping stuff without being asked .Without school being difficult, figure spending 30-45 minutes never hurts.
But anyways, I have a lot of options.
Firstly, I have a ton of options in college.
I'll just disregard the schools my parents made me apply to because they thought I was so screwed for admissions.
Full ride at University of Idaho (not going to do probably, just so low tier)
Full tuition at Northeastern (pending)
UC Riverside (Regents, but still lols)
UC San Diego (prob on top right now)
UCLA? (hopefully :DD)
Cal? (Hopefully :DD)
Stanford (going to be no)
Princeton (going to be no)
Rice (going to be no)
Anyways, these are options. I really need to look more into UCSD. When I toured UC campuses i just did a quick lookabout because I was on a tight schedule, and figured "oh well, I won't get in."
But then I got in to UCSD and UCD, both for a BS in Computer Science. Which is my ideal major. And it's pretty darn good both places. UCSD is better, but I was only at the campus for an hour, and got into my 4th place school, revelle. :| I mean, it's got issues. I think I may like hte humanities, mainly it is the fact the people are known to be... reclusive. But this is all off of internet heresay. What is Revelle REALLY like at UCSD. How brutal is the GE? And what is it like for a CS major?
I know much more about UCD. I wouldn't be against attending. But UCSD leading so far.
I will be visiting northeastern pending acceptance. It's cheaper than UCSD, and a private, but there are things to be said for both schools. Would rather be in boston than SD, but weather....
Anyways, what are your guys' thoughts and feelings on UCSD and UCD? For those of you attending what is it like?
And are the horrors of revelle at all accurate?
An image I took with a friend's camera, then photoshopped. I swear to god, no gramthingshit involved
Anyways. For my birthday I figured I would not get a new mp3 player. Probably will just buy my own sansa clip. Parents generously offered to get me a DSLR, something which I've wanted for quite some number of years now. Right now, the top cameras for me are 500D, 550D, and possibly a nikon or Sony. The nikon equivalents might be OK, but I really don't like the whole "autofocus in lens" thing on them.
I know that the costs vary widely.
Taking cost into account, would 500D or 550D be better. About 100 dollar differential. Not sure what to do on lenses either. I know that glass should take priority over camera, but I don't want to be in a situation where I have to replace. I'm leaning toward 550D. I can get it at costco with two lenses for 800, but I'm still not sure that's great. I'd like to keep costs lower. Body only is 550, with 18-55 is 650. I'm quite torn between the two. Is it worth another 130-150 for the 550?
Also, where should I be looking to purchase cameras? Amazon, other retailers? In person? Right now because of a $40 gift card Bestbuy is cheapest rofl. (610 for 550 with 18-55)
I'm perfectly open to buying used.