Congrats on finishing your midterms, I hope you've done well. Sadly, now, my midterms start, I have three next week within the span of two days, which will be interesting. And they're my three hardest class: Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra and Physics II. Good luck me...
Telling them you have no idea is probably the best thing you can do. because when you tell them what you have in mind they get interested. They start with suggestions of schools, basically they want to know your whole plan. You would probably regret doing it any other way to be honest.
From your point of view, I can see how it's a stressful thing to think about, but I can honestly tell you that I still don't know what I'm doing for certain. I stayed close to home so I could still live at home for the simple reason of saving money, once I know what I want to do for sure I'll move away. What I'm getting at is that you don't have to know exactly what you want to do now. If worse comes worst, take a year off and think.
Deciding where to go for University is quite the choice to make, all you have to know is that you'll enjoy yourself. It doesn't have to be the perfect place, because no matter where you go, there will always be great people to meet. And once you find them, that place will become perfect, you'll see.
Ah that really does suck. You should really go away for University/College, you're probably like me, love meeting new people, and that's the perfect way to do it. Same house all your life... that's too long.
Msn is just like Aim to be honest, only exception is that America = Aim and Canada = Msn for some weird reason. Sadly, you can't talk to people on Aim through Msn. Only other possibility is the chat feature on FB.