Tuesday, November 01, 2005

"I can't wait to get back"

Every time I pass someone in the hall and every time I talk to someone who I don't normally speak to; the same words come out of their mouth "I can't wait to get back." It isn't that I'm hearing some variation of this; I'm actually hearing those same exact words. I thought by this time, we’d hear of people who aren’t coming back. In my inner circle, it just isn’t happening. I’d say 1 out of every 40 people I know isn’t coming back. This is exciting news. I sat down last night to write out a list of who I thought definitely wouldn’t return and possibly wouldn’t return. My original guesstimate was that 10% of the student body won’t come back, but it seems I was way off. It seems, at least to me, that it’s more like 3-5%. Now, did I conduct a scientific test? No. Did I try calling the kids of the people who love to bash Tulane? Nope. I looked at a group of freshmen (yes I know a bunch), sophomores, juniors and seniors- and analyzed that. I definitely know 3 people who aren’t coming back. And I think I know about 23 who might not. So that’s 26 out of about 300. How can I remember 300 people I know? The facebook and those wonderful emails I’ve received. ALMOST ALL OF 23 people who aren’t sure whether they are going to go back are saying it because their “parents won’t let them.” That, however, makes me quite sad.

Regardless of whether you buy my argument, I’m real excited about it. Many of you will be going to see New Orleans this weekend, and I can only hope to hear all your reports, good and bad. Maybe some parents will change their minds and allow their son or daughter to decide for themselves. Nevertheless, some will decide the complete opposite. I just hope the analysis is thorough and inclusive. I hope that we will see him or her in the Spring.

Missing Tulane,
Brett

58 Comments:

Blogger RealityCheck said...

Brett wrote:

"I’d say 1 out of every 40 people I know isn’t coming back. This is exciting news. I sat down last night to write out a list of who I thought definitely wouldn’t return and possibly wouldn’t return. My original guesstimate was that 10% of the student body won’t come back, but it seems I was way off. It seems, at least to me, that it’s more like 3-5%. Now, did I conduct a scientific test? No. Did I try calling the kids of the people who love to bash Tulane? Nope."

Brett - did you take those Stats requirements yet? Any courses with scientific polling methods?

"I looked at a group of freshmen (yes I know a bunch), sophomores, juniors and seniors- and analyzed that."

Where do you know the Freshman from, Facebook?

"ALMOST ALL OF 23 people who aren’t sure whether they are going to go back are saying it because their “parents won’t let them.” That, however, makes me quite sad."

Another question. What percentage of kids do you know have ever said "their parents won't let them"? Is that number larger or smaller than the number letting their kids go back to Tulane?

"I just hope the analysis is thorough and inclusive. I hope that we will see him or her in the Spring."

Brett - when did you switch from "everyone should love the school, go back and support it because YOU believe in Scott Cowen to YOU finally asking people to do some analysis before they decide to go back? Was that before or after some questions were posed (by me and others) about the school or city's ability to handle you kids in January?

Brett - All I'm asking is question here, so do you have any answers?

2:28 AM  
Blogger tuvadad said...

Why not just go with the figures Tulane itself is guessing at? Try 30% of the Freshman not coming back, and 10% of the rest.

I think it will be higher, especially after parents get their first look at the conditions in NOLA. While businesses are open everywhere, the basics (like traffic lights) still are not. St. Charles is eerie, but what about Claiborne?

There is a lot you don't know, or you aren't telling.

4:46 AM  
Blogger Ray said...

Everyone I'm good friends with is definitely coming back. I realize this isn't a scientific analysis, but I'm fairly certain that the majority of the students not returning will be freshmen and people who didn't enjoy the school. My personal guesses for this number are 20% freshmen and 5% of other classes. Some others might also transfer out in the fall depending on conditions in the city.

While it sucks for the school that many will leave, none of the people who made last year so great for me are leaving. I feel thats true for many others as well.

I've never been away from New Orleans this long in my life, and I'm ready to come back.

5:55 AM  
Blogger RealityCheck said...

At 4:46 AM tuvadad said...

"I think it will be higher, especially after parents get their first look at the conditions in NOLA. While businesses are open everywhere, the basics (like traffic lights) still are not. St. Charles is eerie, but what about Claiborne?

There is a lot you don't know, or you aren't telling."


UNFORTUNATELY, you may be right. After this weekend when parents get to see the school and surrounding area, some might be scared off. I'm actually thinking some of the students might be scared off as well, maybe to a greater extent than the parents who will be down there this weekend.

We'll see how Cowen "performs" this weekend.

Is Pat O'Briens open?

7:28 AM  
Blogger Brett Hyman said...

RealityCheck-

This is my blog and you check this ten times more frequently than I. It's seriously freaky buddy. Stop wasting your life attacking a 21 year old kid's posts.

I don't have time today to respond to your benign comments. I have my own life to attend to.

Please, for the sake of your own well being, find a hobby or get a job that takes you some time.

Brett

8:42 AM  
Blogger greenwave said...

Pat O's is open

9:38 AM  
Blogger JSR said...

I second Brett.

But more importantly, is Quill's open? Joe, you need to find out. I'm not going back until I know for sure.

12:14 PM  
Blogger waveroller said...

Its amazing how this guy has the time to analyze EVERY sentence you write Brett

12:14 PM  
Blogger ncgwmom said...

Embarrassing to other parents, too.

12:20 PM  
Blogger another texas mom said...

amen

12:26 PM  
Blogger tulane alumni said...

I went back to NOLA again this weekend, this time I took a camera. Mainly pictures of the really messed up parts of town (lakefront & lakeview) but a few of uptown. If anyone wants to see them email me at bbanks@tulane.edu with the subject "send me the link."

This trip was weird. I went to Voodoo Fest, which was a lot of fun, and ran into many of my friends that I hadn't seen since we all graduated. Uptown New Orleans is not in good shape, but not in bad shape. No electricity from I-10 down Carrolton to Claiborne, and down Claiborne to the Superdome. Nothing open at all along that stretch of road either. But I have faith, it will take a several more months, but people are doing what they can. I think the return of Tulane's population will actually help the city out. Just my opinion.

12:55 PM  
Blogger NYTUJunior said...

I attended the Town Hall meeting held by Scott Cowen in New York this past weekend and came out of the meeting less optimistic than I was going into it. Now I love Tulane and I am for sure coming back but the Town Hall meeting left me with less optimism concerning Scott Cowen's previous assesments. In this meeting, it was made clear that the preliminary estimates of students and faculty returning were inconclusive because not all students and faculty had responded to the surverys that the administration sent out. Thus I am led to believe that once the housing situation is announced on the 11 of November, many others will make their decisions regarding Tulane. This has concerned me because with the possibilities of Tulane renting a cruise ship or some other form of housing, I believe that many faculty, especially those with children, and students will not be keen to the idea of such housing and will then make the decision to withdraw. I know this is very pessimistic thinking and I hope it does not hold true but the thought of living on a cruise ship for a semester is not very appealing. (President Cowan did not rule this idea out during our Town Hall meeting when one parents asked.)

I sincerely hope that your estimates are correct Brett yet I believe that the number of students withdrawing will increase once the housing situation becomes clearer and students and parents have an opportunity to see this city this coming week.

I do, however, believe that from this point forward, the arguments that have been precipitated in this forum need to stop. Reality Check, there is nothing wrong with Brett's optimism just as there are no problems with you pessimism yet it is you who likes to pick apart Brett's posts while he does nothing of the sort to you. I do, however, understand your reasoning in that you want to create a clearer picture of the situation than what is being presented on this website. Perhaps you could do so in a different manner because it becomes depressing to continuelly read your negative comments about Tulane and Brett's posts. I respect Brett for taking the initiative to develop a place where students can interact with one another when seemingly we are all so distant from a place we use to call home just as I respect those students who took the initiative to hold fundraisers to stimulate growth in some of the harder hit NO areas. You, Reality Check, are unlike these individuals in that you do nothing to alleviate an already stressful and depressing situation but instead bring more sadness to already dire circumstances. I am sure that once the housing situation is cleared up and the students and parents get to visit New Orleans, they will come to their own conclusions. You should continue to post your opinions but in your own words. If you believe Brett's posts to be inaccurate and false, then do not use them to support your own for they will also turn out weak and inconclusive. That is what your posts have done for me thus far. You ask Brett for answers yet you proceed to provide none yourself.

12:56 PM  
Blogger tusdabomb said...

Yea reality check, you seem to complain about all the extra costs and uncertaintiy what are you doing about it besides talking. You are accomplishing nothing on this blog except increasing your own frustration and that of everyone who has to listen to your rants. Get a job loser. Better yet a life.

1:01 PM  
Blogger greenwave said...

Hey we shouldn't complain. After all we are just a bunch of ignorant children.

Some day we will understand what it is like to nit pick every line on someone's blog everyday.

Isn't that what our parents have said?

1:24 PM  
Blogger patty said...

As a freshman i am starting to get a little worried about classes. There are not near as many classes avalible for the spring, as there were in the fall. For instance there is only one german 1 class compaired to two, there are only 4 Math 121 classes, compaired to the 10 or so last time. They are also all tought by teachers with very bad recomendations. The first year english classes are not explained, nor do many of them have teachers atached. I am still comming back. but i am not as confident as i would like to be.

1:28 PM  
Blogger lauren n said...

Yes, TJ's is open! ( and yes, its called TJ's, not Quills) ive been there every weekend for about 3 weeks now (i'm at LSU). The Boot is open, Bruno's is open, Cafe Banquette is open...i think the people who arent from new orleans need to stop commenting about the city when they are hundreds of miles away and getting their information from other people....

1:47 PM  
Blogger RIGIRL said...

I have been following this blog, all news comming out of NOLA and the TU website with Dr. Cowen's adresses. It seems like Tulane is going to be in fairly good shape but I have zero confidence in the rebuilding progress in the city. I choose Tulane and NOLA as a package. From what I see nothing that falls under the local government is getting done. The rebuilding committee meets and forms sub committees but still the trash has not been picked up. If the city is serious about coming back, then it better show it. Nine weeks may not be time to fix every structure but it sure is enough time to have things clean and presentable. I will see on the 11th when I visit.

2:12 PM  
Blogger jdyo said...

lauren n, that's great news about TJs. I'll see you there next weekend.

2:15 PM  
Blogger RealityCheck said...

NYTUJunior said...

"Thus I am led to believe that once the housing situation is announced on the 11 of November, many others will make their decisions regarding Tulane. This has concerned me because with the possibilities of Tulane renting a cruise ship or some other form of housing, I believe that many faculty, especially those with children, and students will not be keen to the idea of such housing and will then make the decision to withdraw. I know this is very pessimistic thinking and I hope it does not hold true but the thought of living on a cruise ship for a semester is not very appealing. (President Cowan did not rule this idea out during our Town Hall meeting when one parents asked.)"

I'm being positive here, so don't shoot me. The idea of using cruise ships is a great idea. Some of the rooms are a little small (but then again so are the dorms), and the cable and Internet might not be great, but otherwise you have a self contained living environment. Its complete with dining options (better than Bruff), entertainment, shopping, great views from the upper decks, classrooms, pools and a gym with a running track. So you are off campus a little and have to take a short bus ride. You'll be docked next to a park on a river and its a 5 minute drive to school, not to mention an easy walk on a nice day.

The downside is no grassy quads.

Caution: sarcasm ahead
The upside of cruise ships, is that in case of a hurricane they are easy to move out of town with everyone on board and still taking classes!

2:17 PM  
Blogger averyTHEdog said...

Comments prompting realitycheck to get a job are ridiculous. I would love to be able to play on the Internet all day. Oh wait, that is what I do. RC, I dunno if this has been answered all ready but what is it exactly that you do or did for a living? Intelligence Community or lawyer is my guess. keep up the good work and if you wanna come snowboarding you can crash at my place in Colorado. Just bring some cash to split gas.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Tulane Sophomore said...

I agree with Brett, I can not wait to get back to New Orleans, to all my friends, to Uptown, to Tulane, and of course to Quills.

I think that was the whole point of this entry, not to bash RC yet again.

Instead of worrying about how many freshman are not going to come back, we should get out there and talk to Tulane freshman at our temp. school, and help them realise how awesome Tulane is.
See you at the Tulane-Navy game this weekend!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Tulane Sophomore said...

And averythedog, i am down for snowboarding in Colorado, as long as afterwards we can sit back and relax with a couple 40s of Bud Ice.

3:03 PM  
Blogger greenwave said...

What is with all of this obsession over TJ Quills? It's not even the best bar on the block, let alone the street.

3:35 PM  
Blogger averyTHEdog said...

tj quills i <3 you

3:40 PM  
Blogger jdyo said...

I sure hope Justin is still working at quill's

5:15 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

Patty it's second semester. Calc I and German I aren't going to have as many sections. Most people take these in the fall. The main reasons to offer them in the spring are for those that dropped the class or sat out the semester. I'd be much more concerned with other classes that are typically only held in the spring.

You'll also be hard pressed to find a decent math 121 or even 122 professor. I don't think they exist anywhere.

greenwave the obsession with TJ's is convienant underage drinking which is no longer an option at many host schools.

5:17 PM  
Blogger greenwave said...

yeah i guess tj quill's leniency on drinking was nice freshmen year. but they will all find out eventually that there are much better bars than quills on maple. phillips and brunos are both much better.

5:22 PM  
Blogger jdyo said...

It's going to be great to beat Navy at their own homecoming this weekend.

5:24 PM  
Blogger jdyo said...

I've never been to Phillip's but I hear good things

5:24 PM  
Blogger Tulane Sophomore said...

I agree with what Ray wrote, Patty. I took Calc I fall freshman year, and there were not any good teachers even then. They save the good math teachers for the upper level courses. So don't worry about it - you are in the same situation as any other year.

5:36 PM  
Blogger jdyo said...

I had a weak professor for Prob/Stat last year, but my lab teacher was really great and made up for it, even though she was just a grad student. Don't stress about having bad professors in all of your freshmen classes though, because I had some really great professors for some of my 100 level classes.

5:44 PM  
Blogger tillatumom said...

At midnight, my daughter boards a plane in Portland, OR and returns to NOLA.
She has work to do cleaning up her place, making sure the landlord gets the repairs done (tree vs roof, tree won)and getting it together for her other roomates as they trickle back in. Mold? schmold. we have at least five kinds in our damp old dump of a house on the oregon coast(even the black funky kind and we are relentlessly healthy). Power out? happens all the time here (she is bringing candles). A lack of amenities? bfd. Try growing up out here without a lot of money. Kids can adapt. She is pouring over her class selections and ready to get back to living in her Tulane/Walmsley st. bubble(in a rental house far nicer than my home I might add, even with tree through roof!) I applaud her for taking on the adventure.
Reality check is a pain in the arse in my humble opinion, but has a right to be fearful and suspicious if he/she wants to be. Just as the rest of us have a right to make lemonade out of lemons (secret, you gotta have more than a little sugar to pull it off and the RC types just aren't sweet enough for my taste).
I'm not going to visit Tulane until february. My kid should have her place all fixed up for me to crash when I go down there to run the Mardi Gras Half marathon(recquires heavy breathing of fetid New Orleans Air..oooooh, I'm scared!). I also plan to partake of what diversions the remaining city has to offer(after my race). Beats the hell out of a weekend in a smelly, frequently flooded cowtown in the dead, damp funk of february.
Best of luck to all the Great TU students with cajones enough to accept the changes and take on the challenges! I salute you! and now I'm outta here y'all.

9:52 PM  
Blogger tulane_muslim said...

bravo tillatumom, I wish more parents were as supportive as the likes of yourself. moreover, I am greatly pleased to hear that Quill's is open, I will most certainly be there next weekend when I return to sift through my damp moldy belongings clad with a pair of latex gloves and a probing wand. And as for reality check, it seems there is quite a bit of support for the preferred tulane past time, and this time it was not even me that brought it up. I've come to notice that reality check is always one of the very first individuals to comment on brett's blog, if not the first, he always prefaces his argument with a quote. I must agree with averythedog, he must be unemployed in the field of law, however, I must reject any probability of his operation in the intelligence community, because he restricts his thought process to a very narrow paradigm, despite his meticulous analysis abilities. And to clarify, I say unemployed because, well obviously he has no life outside of his analysis of brett's blog. RC, I know you're going to read this within 7 seconds of my posting it because I'll go ahead and assume that you receive text alerts on your 500 dollar PDA everytime someone posts on the blog, giving you the maximum allotment of time to comprise your convoluted responses. Good day everyone.

11:13 PM  
Blogger BootNRally said...

tuvadad you never cease to amaze me with how retarded you are. you obviously know nothing about the city of new orleans, let alone the uptown area with comments wondering how Claiborne is. Claiborne was a sad sight way before Katrina ever came to town, and youre a naive pot stirrer for using that argument. I feel sorry for your kids.

5:24 AM  
Blogger tiffany said...

I never got a chance to actually attend classes at tulane i had just transfered there from another school. I don't know what tulane is like and i don't know if i should come back or not. I wish i could of had the experiences that most other students had. I mean will i even like classes at tulane? Is it extremely difficult to get a 4.0? My major is exercise science- pre- med know anyone who has that major and knows what the program is like?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Roadrider said...

I was in N.O. Mon. and Tues. Wanted to drop in on Scott at Gibson Hall, but was just too busy. Uptown area looks better every weekend. Scott Cowen, Yvette Jones, et. al. are back in Gibson Hall (had a conference call with them a few hours ago). The uptown areas that had the worst of the flooding mostly don't have power - mainly the houses need to get OKed by electricians before Entergy will supply electricity. It's pretty spotty, though. You can't make any blanket statements about power in some areas, except that most of the Carrollton area, certainly from Broadway to Carrollton and the river to S.Claiborne, does have power. My mother has a rental on Clara St btw State and Nashville. The downstairs students are planning on coming back. I have one apartment's furniture in my basement right now, the rest is in the upstairs apartment temporarily. The guys who are coming in to do the work (from Orlando in this case) say they will need about two weeks to finish the sheetrocking, painting, kitchen cabinets and floors. A few appliances and replacement a/c compressor and the place should be good to go (better than it was, actually) by January with ease. Lots of work being done on rentals all through the Carrollton area and up and down Broadway. Those Frat guys, however, need to get to work on their houses, 'cause they're falling seriously behind! Sat out on the neighbor's porch most of Halloween night in what became an impromoptu neighborhood party. Only a handful of pre-school trick-or-treaters, though, since the rest of the kids are mostly enrolled elsewhere this semester. Downtown, the JBJ, Poydras St, and Perdido buildings are now ready and being gradually re-occupied. Realitycheck is hilarious! The reality is HERE, not in New York. I guess if you don't know what you're talking about, all you can do is try to attack the credibility of the messinger, eh? Must have slept through that class on logical fallacies, I guess.

11:39 AM  
Blogger tulane alumni said...

Screw Quill's, Ms. Mae's is open. Balcany Bar is open, Bulldog is open, Fat Harry's is open. Most bars in the Quarter are open (although Pat O's was definately not open while I was there last weekend, unless it opened up since sunday afternoon). Most importantly, Tipitina's and Maple Leaf Bar are both open.

I only spent 48 hours there this past weekend, but I checked up on all my favorite old spots. I also drove through the entire city. If people are concerned about how slow the progress may or may not be in uptown, the only explanation I can offer (not official) is that massive amounts of resources are needed in just about every other area of the city. Uptown, comparatively, experienced little damage. Understand that people who live(d) in the more affected areas cannot spend the night in the NOLA area. Their homes are not livable, and their friends' and neighbors' homes are not either. Most people have to drive back and forth from Baton Rouge, or as far away as Houston/Atlanta, every day or every weekend to clean up the mess. Thus, the slow progress.

I hardly slept the whole time I was there this past weekend. It was incredibly ackward for me to see everything, but I'm really glad that I got to see it in person. I recommend everyone else who hasn't done so already to do so soon. It's better to make a decision based on first hand knowledge than second hand myth.

Good luck to everyone.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Ok I'm a freshman and want to go back, currently taking classes at Rice. My parents don't feel the same way I do, and are trying to get me to go somewhere else for the spring. Do you or anyone else know if any colleges are even taking Tulane kids for the spring? Trust me, i dont want to go anywhere else but the parents are a different story, so any info to get them off my back would be good, and hopefully I'll be able to change their minds sooner or later...I agree that more people would go back if their parents would let them choose for themselves...

3:22 PM  
Blogger jon kohn said...

I went back a few weeks ago and honestly thought it wasn't that bad. Sure the rest of the city, ex. lakeview, 9th ward are awful, Tulane students dont really go there anyway. I was in Metairie and it was coming along, uptown too. Then I drove downtown and it seemed cleaner than I remember. I suggest those who just sit and complain(Realitycheck) find something else to do with their lives or get on a plane and go see for themselves. Its good to see more and more optimistic posts on here with people actually getting as sick as I am of the negativity and "opinions" of those who dont really know what they are talking about. Ill be happy to read this blog in January when we get back to school, classes are fine, everyone has housing, the teachers return, and we are having fun making the best out of the situation. Then what will you naysayers have to say? Nothing I bet...and it will be so nice.

3:35 PM  
Blogger tillatumom said...

Just talked to my daughter. she went to dinner with friends, and has little damage to her stuff (has to toss some moldy bedding and laundry that was on the floor. No electricity or gas yet, has to get that inspection done, but neighbours have power so it's not so bad. She reports things don't look too bad on walsmley and is glad to be back in NOLA. PARENTS: get a grip, the kids will be all right!

5:37 PM  
Blogger tuvadad said...

lol

"retarded" is thinking that the whole of New Orleans is The Boot, pal.

5:56 PM  
Blogger RealityCheck said...

jon kohn said...

"I went back a few weeks ago and honestly thought it wasn't that bad."

That certainly sounds positive.

"Then I drove downtown and it seemed cleaner than I remember."

Of course, they just had to clean it because who knows what was in the water that was sitting around there for a couple of days.

"I suggest those who just sit and complain(Realitycheck) find something else to do with their lives or get on a plane and go see for themselves."

Please point out to me where I've complained about anything other than the lack of communication from the administration and the unfair tuition policy.

BTW, I'll be down there this weekend.

"Its good to see more and more optimistic posts on here with people actually getting as sick as I am of the negativity and "opinions" of those who dont really know what they are talking about."

Its always helpful to see your own thoughts "validated" by others. Now maybe you can point out some of the 'negativity' that is making you 'sick'.

And how do you know that other people don't know what they are talking about. How do we know that you do?

"I'll be happy to read this blog in January when we get back to school, classes are fine, everyone has housing, the teachers return, and we are having fun making the best out of the situation. Then what will you naysayers have to say? Nothing I bet...and it will be so nice."

Once again, you must have some serious issues if you are looking for validation of your wishful thinkgin from a blog site. You can try and blame me, but I'm clearly not the cause of your problems.

7:48 PM  
Blogger RealityCheck said...

Brett Hyman said...

"This is my blog and you check this ten times more frequently than I. It's seriously freaky buddy. Stop wasting your life attacking a 21 year old kid's posts."

But Brett, you've been telling everyone how insightful and mature this 21 year kid has been, and how much you know about what is going on and what is going to happen in the future. Maybe a 21 year old knows something this 40 something doesn't. Are you degrading yourself because you are 21?

And BTW, if I want to 'waste my time', its mine to waste, and its not nearly as much time as you think it is. I just have much better tools to work with than you probably do.

"I don't have time today to respond to your benign comments. I have my own life to attend to."

They why don't you attend to it, and stop trying to make gullible students believe you know things that you don't?

"Please, for the sake of your own well being, find a hobby or get a job that takes you some time."

Maybe this is my hobby, rebutting the rantings of a 21 year old know it all? And as I said above, it doesn't take nearly the time you and everyone else thinks it does. I guarantee, I actually spend less time on this site and mine combined than you do on this one alone.

What, don't believe me?

8:11 PM  
Blogger RealityCheck said...

averyTHEdog said...

"RC, I dunno if this has been answered all ready but what is it exactly that you do or did for a living?"

I currently work in technology.

See my above post to Brett on how much time I spend here. And "tulanemuslim" is not as stupid as everyone here makes him out to be.

8:16 PM  
Blogger RealityCheck said...

Roadrider said...

"Realitycheck is hilarious!"

One again, thanks for the complement. Please keep them coming. :-)

"The reality is HERE, not in New York."

Yes, and we all get to see it this weekend, so why are you so enamored with telling us what we are going to find when we get here?

"I guess if you don't know what you're talking about, all you can do is try to attack the credibility of the messinger, eh?"

Sounds like your are from north of the border, eh? Attacking the credibility of the messinger? I'm quesitoning Brett, along with his flair for the clairvoyance and his kiss ass attitude towards Scott Cowen.

"Must have slept through that class on logical fallacies, I guess."

You must have slept through a lot more classes than that!

Please keep posting, eh?

8:24 PM  
Blogger RollWave23 said...

oh reality check u seirously amuse me to no end. no wonder ur child wanted to leave new york and go to college in louisiana. it must have been a delight growing up with you as a father.

"look dad I got an A!"
"yes but why didnt u get an A+? Obviously u didnt study enough and are a horrible horrible child. im giving u up for adoption."

10:08 PM  
Blogger Brett Hyman said...

RealityCheck said:

"Maybe this is my hobby, rebutting the rantings of a 21 year old know it all? And as I said above, it doesn't take nearly the time you and everyone else thinks it does. I guarantee, I actually spend less time on this site and mine combined than you do on this one alone."

Nice hobby, realitycheck. I'm sure everyone appreciates a 40 or 50 something trying to beat on a 21 year old (and then admitting to it). Not to mention that sound more like a 17 year old who got his prom date stolen from him. You are never correct in anything that you presume or say. Your comments are nothing but speculations and manifestations of your own mind that are empirically defeated time and time again. At least I do proper research and post my perspectives with support from factual information.

The fact that you claim to spend less time on our sites than I is not just laughable, but it’s also a physical impossibility. I post once week, IF I can find the time, and maybe comment once or twice whenever you going on an illogical rant. YOU, on the other hand, post at least twice a DAY. It's simply ridiculous to make the claim that you spend less time on this site (and probably your own) than the entire Tulane community, combined.

It seems that the people who read my site have spoken in unison. Although you have now become comic relief for all of us (and I'll probably miss you when you're gone), I'm still offended that you chose to attack me personally, again. So, please go back to your own site and stop polluting mine with your belligerent ranting and irrational analysis.

Thanks in advance for your compliance and enjoy your stay in New Orleans!
Brett

2:32 AM  
Blogger tuvadad said...

"What, don't believe me?"

NO

Do you even care if you are believed? You strike me as someone who does not.

Since you asked.

4:16 AM  
Blogger TUGrad96 said...

I lived on Lowerline and there are definitely better bars on Maple than Quills. I have a close friend in New Orleans and he said that things are going very slow thorughout town. Don't be surprised if things are not what they used to be. With that said, if I had the opportunity to go back, I would be back. There is still no other city quite like New Orleans.

12:41 PM  
Blogger jon kohn said...

i think reality check is bipolar...c'mon guy, take your meds

6:11 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

" I lived on Lowerline and there are definitely better bars on Maple than Quills."

That let freshmen in though? Quills is simply good for what it's meant to be.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Being abroad detracts from my T.V. watching ability, but I'm certainly finding entertinment with the soap opera that has become this blog sight. Realitycheck, you sent your child to Tulane, so why don't you start looking at the glass as half full for once. New Orleans is in the recovery process of the worst natural disaster to ever hit the United States and Tulane is fixing things much more quickly than anyone in the begining of September could ever have imagined. So unless your son/daughter is transferring, start looking at New Orleans/Tulane in a positive light, as all the students who are so eager to return are. Enjoy your weekend in the most magical city in the USA.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Ocatillo said...

Let's hope Phil 121 prof finds another profession. My daughter had straight A's until she got in there, and was glad to get a C, tutors notwithstanding. Few grades were averaged, and the students had little opportunity to redeem themselves at the end. She always hated math, although she was good at it. Now, her loathing of the subject is confirmed.

5:27 PM  
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3:21 AM  
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