When I was younger I wasn’t very honest with myself. I pretended that I was something more, or less, than I actually was a good portion of the time.
Sometimes I pretended to be someone different in order to fit in. Like when I would pretend that I hated sitting at home and reading so that my friends thought I was a party animal like them. The truth was that I loved sitting at home and reading! It was actually my favorite thing to do!
I also pretended to be someone I wasn’t in order to impress other people. Like when I decided to act as if I had tons of money and buy all my friends ‘a round’ at the bar, just so that the guy I liked thought I did something that made a lot of money. Of course bills would not get paid because of it! [Read the full article…]
What use to be known as Washington’s Birthday, in honor of George Washington, our first president, is now known as President’s Day. Washington’s B-Day is Feb. 22 and Lincoln’s B-Day is Feb 12, the day was renamed to honor both of them as well as honoring the office of the presidency. [Read the full article…]
Today’s post is from our west coast videographers. Stuff ( insert group here) would or wouldn’t say videos are very popular. So CBR had their own video produced by the winners of the “My school is too cool video contest” from last fall, see below.
No self respecting college student can resist ghosts, zombies, Sci-Fi adventure and history all at the same time. The much anticipated release of the trailer is finally here. Butt whoopin Abe, kicking some vampire booty. [Read the full article…]
If you’re holding off on buying your special someone the perfect Valentines Present, wait no more. Take some of the money you saved by using Collegebookrenter.com this semester, go to your corner convenience store and buy some Powerball tickets. On Feb. 11th the Powerball jackpot will be $310 million, the fifth largest in game history. If you don’t live near a powerball outlet, drive, fly or take a train.
Even if the jackpot is not won on the the 11th, you have a chance to buy more tickets for the drawing on the 15th. [Read the full article…]
The Super Bowl has come and gone, but what a great event this year. The game was riveting, the commercials were funny and entertaining. The Madonna half time show was one of the best ever. Even though M.I.A. tried to degrade the professionalism, the other talent, Cee Lo and others made it sensational.
Former Ole Miss sensation, Eli Manning, received his second super bowl MVP. Both for leading the Giants to victory over the very talented and highly touted Tom Brady and the N.E. Patariots. We think it was the first time in super bowl history that a the defense (N.E) “let” the offense (Giants) score from the 10 yard line in order to give N.E. enough time to stage the “Hail Mary” play. Rob Gronkowski almost caught it, what a finish.
Madonna proved why she makes the big bucks with a show that appealed to all age groups. She was “grace under pressure” and nailed every move.
The best super bowl commercials of 2012 featured our canine friends. Our favorite was the fat St. Bernard getting in shape to chase the VW down the street. Clint Eastwood’s voice and the Chrysler super bowl commercial at halftime was uplifting and a great message for struggling Americans. ”It’s time to start the second half America”.
We hope you had a great super bowl experience and got some new recipe’s. We tasted “hanky panky”, sausage, ground beef and Velveta melted together in the pan, spooned on pumpernickel toast, broiled and served hot. YUM. How about guacamole dip with fresh jalapenos….HOT.
No need for college students on a tight budget to miss out on great dips, snacks and other fine delicacies for your Super Bowl party. All you have to do is a little planning and preparation and you will be the most popular friend to watch the biggest game of the year. [Read the full article…]
Collegebookrenter.com will host author, Grigory Lukin on Facebook for a discussion and interaction with college students. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st from 4 to 5 pm, Central, on CBR’s Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/CollegeBookRenter
Discussion items will include
- Study Tips
- Ways to save money for Spring Break
- College Life [Read the full article…]
Changing textbooks was a dream of Steven Jobs as well as reinventing our TV remotes. Apple announced this week their new iBooks 2software in their quest to “reinvent textbooks” and allow users to create their own books with iBooks Author. It’s a little unusual for them to have such a major announcement without including new hardware. Speaking of hardware, students and parents will still have to buy the iPad to use the iBooks. iPads start at $499.
The new Apple books are priced at $14.99 and has a lot less effect on upper education, mostly on the primary and secondary levels. In most cases it will be a luxury item if the physical textbooks are provided by the school system. However, they are going to set the standard of what e-books are to evolve. Plus, they are interactive and fun to use.
Also from Apple this week are their earnings estimates. According to CNET “Obliterating its own earnings estimates, Apple reported quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and profits of $13.06 billion.” Not bad for a company that started in Job’s parents garage with money he got from selling a VW and his partner sold a calculator.
However, all that glitters is not gold. CNET also highlighted “an in-depth New York Times report that profiled hazardous factory conditions linked to scores of injuries and a handful of deaths. The report recounted an explosion at a plant in Chengdu that killed four, focusing on the final months for Lai Xiaodong, a 22-year-old who had worked a few months at the Foxconn Technologies plant where the iPad is produced.”
More Apple news this week – 85 million people have signed up for an iCloud. If you’ve ever lost your data, music or photos, you know the value of having a backup plan. We like clouds.
Finally, app of the week – iNstein College – a new puzzle solving game. ”Great for brain training and time kill”. You might even learn some great useless trivia.
Welcome to the College+Life Blog—a blog site for traditional and non-traditional college students. Topics of discussion are far reaching to include college life, student issues, budgeting challenges, admission programs and success stories.