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What to bring to college?

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re: what to bring to college?#26
Posted: 6/21/04 at 4:17am
speaking as a musical nerd with a thing for merchandise, I suggest to avoid bringing excessive things like posters and signed playbills until you move out of the dorms into a place you plan on staying for more than a year. they may add to the ambience, but they won't be as good a friend to you as your Broadway CD's and your favorite DVD's. other important items are a fake ID and a costco/sam's club card.

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re: what to bring to college?#27
Posted: 6/21/04 at 9:57am
or a BJs card....it all depends on where you live. I agree w/ the brewable system idea and munchies containers. Also, a roll of gaff tape or duct tape comes in REAL handy: because of where my desk was this year, I had to run my ethernet wire in line w/ the door so I had to constantly re-tape it down. Another thing: a little baby size ironing board, because you never know when you'll need one, and you can iron on your bed. Also, don't buy a little house plant (like herbs or wheat grass) until you know how much you'll be able to care for it. Our first wheat grass plant...well,,, we didn't water it...and we neglected it so much that it LIVED...but if you watered it, it would begin to wither. Oh, and somehow my cilantro got aphids. hmmm...
Oh, and post-its.
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re: what to bring to college?#28
Posted: 6/21/04 at 11:19am
Always bring flip-flops, going bare foot to the showers will skeeve you and your dorm mates out.


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re: what to bring to college?#29
Posted: 6/21/04 at 11:43am
Bring "Fun Tack" to hang posters - works well in dorms with cinderblock walls.

Also bring a mattress cover to use under your sheets. You don't even want to know the history of your dorm mattress!
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re: what to bring to college?#30
Posted: 6/21/04 at 11:57am
Great tips, everyone.

What about theatre books? Songbooks? So far, I have:

Books:
Making It On Broadway
Urinetown script

Songbooks:
The Producers
Hairspray
Peter Pan
Seussical
Wicked
Aida
Mamma Mia!
42nd Street
Anastasia
Annie
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re: what to bring to college?#31
Posted: 6/21/04 at 5:33pm
secret-soul, you're comment about the duct tape and gaff tape gave me a brilliant idea...

GLOW TAPE!!!
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re: what to bring to college?#32
Posted: 6/21/04 at 6:31pm
YEA! glow tape is also great. A few friends of mine had things like black lights and traffic lights and disco ball thingys in their rooms--it's great.
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