Ten on Tuesday (43)

August 17, 2010 at 7:30 am 20 comments

We have a college themed week here on Ten on Tuesday. The questions were provided by Ashley from Ashley’s Antics. Go visit her and thank her for her questions. Also, if you are participating, please link back to Roots & Rings.

*If you plan on participating next week, read below for a note.

1. Where did you go to college?
I went to The University of Texas in the great city of Austin, Texas. If you’d like to read about how I made my college decision, you can read this post.

2. What did you study?
I got my degree in Marketing, which was in the Business School. I was going to do Advertising but decided I’d rather have the business background. In reality, I should have done journalism like I’d originally thought about doing while I was in college. But God had a plan and it all worked out according to His purpose. Who knows what would have been different if I’d chosen another major.

3. Was college really all that it was cracked up to be?
Yes. I loved college. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I never had to study in high school but always got good grades. That was not the case in college. Even when I studied hard, I didn’t do very well. But it was fun. I had a ton of great friends and I was always busy doing things I enjoyed.

4. How far were you from home?
A little over three hours.

5. Did you have the same roommate all four years?
Nope. I did potluck my freshman year and lived with a girl I didn’t know. Sophomore year I lived with two girls. And then junior and senior year I lived with one of the girls from sophomore year.

6. Where did you order food from at 2am?
I didn’t ever order food. Freshman year we’d eat at Taco Cabana late at night. After that, we’d eat ice cream or something like that. I didn’t eat a ton my first few years of college, I was really skinny. At the end of college, I ate more and gained some weight and snacked a lot.

7. Did you date in college or were you tied down?
I dated a few guys but nothing serious. I met Stephen my junior year in college and I was “tied down” about a week into that relationship. I knew it was THE relationship.

8. Funniest drunk college moment?
Oh goodness, I have no idea. There were probably several my first two years. Probably none that I need to share. I do remember one unfortunate incident when we were at a party at an apartment complex and one of my friends walked over to another building to go get another friend of ours. She accidentally went to the 2nd floor instead of the 3rd floor… after much door banging to get her to open the door, the people in the 2nd floor apartment called the cops. It wasn’t funny at all at the time, but it’s pretty hilarious now.

9. Did you make it to class on time?
If I went to class, I was on time. I think being late is extremely disrespectful.

10. What was your favorite class in college?
My upper division marketing classes were really interesting. I also loved Nonverbal Communication. It was fascinating. I took Children’s Literature and I really enjoyed that too. I loved that we had to read books like Charlotte’s Web and The Giver. Great books!

Your turn! Here’s Mr. Linky.

*Next week’s Ten on Tuesday will be a bit more complicated. All of your answers will be photos. Because I know this may involve some house cleaning or additional planning, the questions will be posted by Friday. I’ll remind you on Friday. I think it’ll be fun so I hope you all participate.

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  • 1. Taryn  |  August 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

    1. University of San Diego for undergrad; Rochester Institute of Technology (in New York) for grad. Also did two full summers (17 credits each summer) to help finish my minor in Art on time… University of Houston and St. Thomas University for those.

    2. I got my BA in Marine Biology with a minor in Art. My junior year, I got into a discussion with my mentor and Invertebrate Zoology teacher about doing some illustrations for him. He got me interested in some grad schools that had medical and biological illustration. I got my MFA in Medical Illustration from RIT two years later.

    3. Yeah. I could have done without some of the drama with our neighbors that came about during senior year, but for the most part it was a really good experience. Lots of studying, but also made lots of really great friends. Grad school was even better in some ways, because all the fluff classes were out of the way… everything I took was related to my Masters.

    4. Born and raised in Houston, TX… so pretty far for 6 years. Both schools are easily 1300 miles or more from home. And then I got a job in Florida almost immediately, so I’m not really any closer!

    5. Nope. Freshman year was just a random they assigned. She moved out at christmas and then I lived with my friend Meredith. Sophmore year I lived with my friend Taryn (yes, ther were two of us!) and two other girls. Junior year I lived with 3 of my best friends, Michelle, Gina and Sarah. Senior year I lived in the senior apartments with my friend Kathy.

    6. In San Diego we always went to Santana’s for California burritos (they have guacamole and french fries in them!!) In Rochester, it was always Nick Tahoe’s for garbage plates… homefries and mac salad with two hamburger patties on top, which was all covered with cheese and chili. SO GOOD!!

    7. Had a long distance bf for part of it. Did a decent amount of dating the rest of the time. Didn’t meet my hubby til I came to Florida.

    8. I played rugby in grad school, so there were A LOT of funny drunk moments! The boys playing rookie bowling the in our after-game bar was hilarious….think slip-n-slide with beer, a tile floor, and 6 rookie rugby guys at the far end. LOL

    9. yes, I hate being late. I had Chemistry lab at 7:30am freshman year… it was the only class I was ever late for.

    10. In San Diego, Literature of Baseball! We even had to go to baseball games for class credit! In summer school, the favorites were Oil Painting and Ceramics.

    In Rochester, my favorite was definitely Human Gross Anatomy…. I spent the better part of 7 months doing dissections in the cadaver lab. A close second was Surgical Illustration… we got to go to Strong Hopsital and actually observe and sketch surgeries. I literally stood over someone while they were having stomach surgery performed. I was amazing!!

  • 2. Kim  |  August 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I took Children’s Lit too 🙂 It was a really fun class.

  • 3. Mama Fuss  |  August 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Funny, I was a Journalism major originally and was very glad to change it! But I loved Nonverbal Com class. Awesome class.

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  • 5. jen  |  August 17, 2010 at 8:27 am

    i was a marketing major…for about a week…

  • 6. Linda  |  August 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

    we totally went to the same college 🙂
    hook em!

  • 7. kelly  |  August 17, 2010 at 9:10 am

    the cops came, and then what happened 😉

  • 8. deiala  |  August 17, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Children’s literature sounds like a lot of fun…

  • 9. Lauren from Texas  |  August 17, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Posts like this REALLY make me sad I didn’t go to school with you, Kelly, & Lyndsey.

  • 10. Lisa from Lisa's Yarns  |  August 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

    These questions were fun (well, they are all fun, I esp like to think back on my college years).

    The picture answer version of ToT sounds intriguing/fun!

  • 11. Kara  |  August 17, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I’m looking forward to the picture questions! I have zero intentions of cleaning though. Ha!

    And whenever the cops are involved in something, it’s almost ALWAYS funnier after the fact.

  • 12. Alishka Babushka  |  August 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

    i enjoyed that one! I’m looking forward to the picture one. woo hoo!

  • 13. mom (nana)  |  August 17, 2010 at 11:36 am

    1. Where did you go to college?
    I went to The University of Texas in the great city of Austin, Texas – which was MUCH smaller when I was there! Hook ‘Em

    2. What did you study?
    I got my degree in General Business, which was in the Business School. Gave me a “well rounded” business education – yeah right! (I was really there for my MRS degree and I GOT IT!)

    3. Was college really all that it was cracked up to be?
    HARD HARD HARD and I didn’t apply myself. I wish I had of tried more. I loved college after my freshman year – hated it the first year.

    4. How far were you from home?
    About three hours.

    5. Did you have the same roommate all four years?
    Nope. I did potluck my freshman year when I lived at SRD. Then someone I met there (Cindy Johnson) and I moved into an apt. Then my last 1.5 years I lived in a duplex with 2 other girls cause Cindy graduated.

    6. Where did you order food from at 2am?
    Are you kidding? Not me – I didn’t do 2:00a.m. even in college. Maybe about 10:00 or 11:00 we would go to Mrs. Johnson’s donut shop.

    7. Did you date in college or were you tied down?
    I dated a guy my freshman year who was in my home town – hence the reason I hated my freshman year. Then we broke up and that is when it got fun. Met my hubby the spring semester of my sophomore year and I was definitely tied down then! YEA!

    8. Funniest drunk college moment?
    Not so funny – drank waaaay too much at a party out at the lake and DROVE HOME down those crazy hills by myself. NOT SMART!!!!! Obviously God had plans for me. (No cop stories like my daughter) 🙂

    9. Did you make it to class on time?
    That’s probaby another reason I didn’t do so well in college – class? Oh, you were supposed to go to class??? My kids are soooo much more responsible than their mother was! 🙂

    10. What was your favorite class in college?
    One was a Home Ec class called Marriage and Family. Learned alot in that one. I also liked my Insurance classes. I think my MOST FAV was Business Law though. Loved it!

  • 14. Kathleen  |  August 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I loved college so much I had to answer these questions.

  • 15. Katie  |  August 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I’m so glad someone else thinks it’s disrespectful to walk in late to a class!

  • 16. Stacie  |  August 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I had to take an Interpersonal Communication class my senior year. I thought it was going to teach me how to talk to myself. hehe.

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  • 18. Sue @ Simons' Sista  |  August 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I love your Mum’s answers.

  • 19. ThatPinkgirl  |  August 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Where did you live on campus? I lived in Tge Quad when it was still all girls – so fun! But Andrews (my dorm) wasn’t air conditioned! But oh, those hardwood floors and high ceilings!

  • 20. Courtney  |  August 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Good questions! It’s fun to read about other people’s college experiences.

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