So husband and Weeburt are on the east coast looking at colleges. First one he liked. Second one (Ivy League) did not impress either one, which is fine. They're at third one today, a heavily math/science/computer/engineering geek-like school that is arguably the best of its kind (my dad is a grad, so I'm biased). I think it would be a perfect fit for Wee in terms of being with- peers who march to their own drumbeats and being academically challenging, as well as having access to a lot of the curriculum that he's looking for. Plus, it's just one heck of a school. I've probably been a bad mom because I've been talking about this school for him for probably the last 6 years, LOL. No question I'm biased, and Wee, as independent as he is, has this completely bizarre trait of trying to please me - which is great when the kid is 12, but worries me when he's soon to be 18 and needs to be thinking about what *he* wants. I really have emphasized that I don't care where he goes to school, that he needs to pick a place where he can see himself spending the next 4 years, be it down the road or in Timbuktu (but at the same time - geek school could really be right up his alley - I'm *awful*!!!!!!!!). So I guess the vibes I'd like to request are ... either that he genuinely and truly likes the school *or* that if he doesn't, he will speak up (but more that he really likes the school, LOL). And if he likes the school - a winning lottery ticket would be extra great!