why write a letter? (and why handwritten?)

I saw a post on RowdyKittens.com about handwritten letters and I was thinking, why? I was born into a time where handwritten letters became a novelty rather than a common occurrence I got a couple handwritten letters before, they were both from my father while I was at summer camp working. They weren’t much but I still have them somewhere in my room. Rowdy Kittens brought that back to memory and I’m now considering sending a handwritten letter to a college with my check for paying to apply. I believe that colleges would look down upon me if I do that, I have a computer but I would rather spend a week writing the perfect letter for them in pen than typing it with an official letterhead saying Alleriotech or Year of Linux because I want it to be personal rather than professional. I think they probably get hundreds of typed letters a week and might not take a second glance at them but maybe a handwritten letter would show that I care more. A computer is easy, it has spellchecker, a dictionary (which I used to look up the spelling of occurrence), and sometimes templates. I want to stand out and not be one of a hundred letters, I’d rather have the one handwritten letter that gets looked down upon than the hundreds of typed ones that don’t get a second look. What do you think?


“I cannot suggest you do that” the cry of Northridge

Today I called the CSUN Admissions office because I was annoyed that since I was in Community college they said I could not transfer until I got 60 credits so I called Northridge to ask them and the, first off, confirmed it then I asked if I could have them just ignore the semester I spent at moorpark and they said “I cannot advise you to do that” I asked them again on this time asked if it were possible, I got the same answer! I asked a third time just because I really needed to know if I could do it, not if I should but just was it possible, and what do you know: she  said the same thing again! I don’t get mad that easily so I said goodbye and hung up the phone. I was just wondering why this happens? When I was in high school everyone said “go to college” and now I’m trying to get into a four year university and they are rejecting me because, rather than taking a year off school because I couldn’t get in, I went to Community college and could only get useless credits because they were full to the brim. I’m willing to let the 2 classes that I took that were transferable go without receiving credit but why can I not transfer? The way that the school is crowded I will be lucky to get my general ed out of the way in 3 years so I just want to get out of there and start working towards a degree instead of taking useless filler classes because I cannot get anything else.

resources, where are they?

I bought “The Tiny House Book” by Jay Shafer but found nothing in it about doing the electric or plumbing in a tiny house (not that I was expecting it to be detailed). I did, however, find the free Popomo plans also missing everything to do with plumbing and electric plans. This missing element is the only thing I was specifically looking for in plans (which is why I will write it out in excruciating detail once I do find out how to do it). I cannot find much online about plumbing and running electric to a tiny house and will be a pain to find in books but most of it should be alot like trailers, motor homes, or regular houses so I will check out some Dummies books and look for specifications online that are for bigger houses and make them try to work. Good luck to others who are looking for the same things, I will be researching and will put another post up later with ideas.