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Title: MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010
Post by: MP on April 15, 2007, 11:17:50 AM
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Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 15, 2007, 11:30:48 AM
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Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on April 15, 2007, 11:38:36 AM
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Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 15, 2007, 12:28:11 PM
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Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 15, 2007, 01:18:01 PM
99.9999% sure...although the book store was closed when I went to get a hoodie, so I'm not committed yet.

lol...why didn't you get a hoodie when they were selling it during wine mess?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on April 15, 2007, 01:21:58 PM
99.9999% sure...although the book store was closed when I went to get a hoodie, so I'm not committed yet.

I'm just about as sure as bosco that I'll be at Chicago! And I'm really excited that bosco has adopted my hoodie-buying method as a sign of commitment, although I didn't end up buying one because I didn't feel like dropping another $50 on something I won't wear for a few months...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 15, 2007, 01:26:45 PM
99.9999% sure...although the book store was closed when I went to get a hoodie, so I'm not committed yet.

lol...why didn't you get a hoodie when they were selling it during wine mess?

They were selling them at the wine mess? I totally missed that.


i'm observant  ;)  (and my host was the one in charge of selling them  :D)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on April 15, 2007, 01:39:32 PM
99.9999% sure...although the book store was closed when I went to get a hoodie, so I'm not committed yet.

I'm just about as sure as bosco that I'll be at Chicago! And I'm really excited that bosco has adopted my hoodie-buying method as a sign of commitment, although I didn't end up buying one because I didn't feel like dropping another $50 on something I won't wear for a few months...

Is that tiny bit of uncertainty because you might eventually hear from Harvard, or are you also still considering another school?  Was it UVA you were still thinking about?

Nah, only a bit of uncertainty because I haven't officially committed yet.  I'm going to start withdrawing from other schools this week and I'll withdraw from Harvard if I don't hear by the end of the month.  I just want to get this decision over with!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 15, 2007, 01:40:39 PM
I think I want to try to find a roommate for Regents, but I didn't meet anyone that I would want to live with who's already decided on Chicago.  The 1 BR would be nice, but so would the 400 bucks or so a month I'd save with the 2 BR.

I'm actually not sure about that either. I want to put myself on the waiting list at Regents as soon as possible, but I don't want to go for a 2br and end up with a random and crazy roommate (and I did hear a couple crazy random roommate stories from the current students). Then again, I figure I can take out the max amount and use the money that would go for health insurance (already have it) and transportation (no car) and put that towards the extra cost for a 1br

if i go we could be roomies  :)

(but since i'm no where near decided, don't count on that  :()
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 15, 2007, 01:45:20 PM
MCB...were you talking to me or MP?

was talking to MP...sorry, but boys r too messy to be my roomy  :D ;)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 15, 2007, 02:12:59 PM


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Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: WhoDAT on April 15, 2007, 02:23:05 PM
99.99% sure for me as well.  Saw a bunch of you there I think.  Just waiting for the inevitable Yale/Stanford rejections to come before I know for sure.  Might defer for a year, so I'll need all your notes if that happens!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 15, 2007, 02:25:08 PM
pls comment

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,86746.msg2154726.html#new
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 15, 2007, 02:40:04 PM
I'm 97% sure I will be a Maroon.  I'm already a Blue, so it appears I'm picking the least threatening mascots of all time.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 15, 2007, 02:53:04 PM
I'm in!  Anybody else looking at Windermere?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 15, 2007, 03:04:13 PM
IPWannaBe is definitely coming. She was ED.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Boogles04 on April 15, 2007, 10:18:22 PM
I'll be at Chicago next year too!  I'm living aborad this year so wasn't at ASW.  Can anyone who stayed at Regents comment on its accessibility?  How far is it fom the law school and do you HAVE to have a car to get around?  Is it close to public transportation? 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 15, 2007, 10:22:31 PM
I know I haven't been much of a talker on these internets, but I will be attending Chicago in the Fall.  Unless something goes horribly wrong, I'll be living with my girlfriend at Regents.

I'm interested in finding a nice maroon hoodie online, if anyone has suggestions.  I'm looking for the nice, thick, made-for-Chicago-weather type hoodie. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Boogles04 on April 16, 2007, 06:39:09 AM
Thanks for the info.  Did anyone check out any other buildings?  Has anyone heard anything about the Flamingo?  Looks nice enough on their website and cheaper than Regents...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Sooner on April 16, 2007, 08:59:37 AM
It's time for me to make this call. I didn't attend ASW, but I visited the campus last fall. I'll meet you folks in September. This sounds like it's going to be a good 3 years.

Now, just three more months until I quit my job... 8)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 16, 2007, 12:26:41 PM
bumpity bump
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: lyquidmyrrrh on April 16, 2007, 02:27:31 PM
hey guys.  ASW was really impressive, and who can deny that Dean Levmore is awesome?

But, at this point, I am still deciding between HLS and Chi.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: fluorescent on April 16, 2007, 02:37:11 PM
Thanks for the info.  Did anyone check out any other buildings?  Has anyone heard anything about the Flamingo?  Looks nice enough on their website and cheaper than Regents...

While at ASW, I talked to one of the Chicago Student Services people (trying to maintain anonymity) and the person had lived at the Flamingo for a year and said that it wasn't very nice.  The exact words were "you can do better than that."
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: lyquidmyrrrh on April 16, 2007, 03:06:18 PM
it might be, but I am freaking out a little that I only have 2 weeks to decide.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 17, 2007, 02:03:11 PM
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Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 17, 2007, 06:20:58 PM
i love my new hoodie :)


Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 17, 2007, 07:27:47 PM
i love my new hoodie :)




Did they send us hoodies or did you buy one?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 17, 2007, 08:07:34 PM
I don't think they sent us hoodies (at least, no one else got one).

ipwannabe, did you buy it online or on campus? If online: where?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 18, 2007, 04:22:03 PM
Hello Maroons!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 18, 2007, 05:00:42 PM
yayyyyy maroon berry!!!  ;D congrats on ur decision!


ok can some current students help me out? i have a *small* (a large) amount of anxiety about the following:

-Where can I download a bus schedule for the regents to Uchi bus.  what time does it start/run 'til? is it a city bus or a shuttle?  i tried looking on the CTA website and didnt see a bus that picked up in front of regents

-how many ppl living in regents have cars?

-how do ppl living in regents typically get to class? bus during the day? or try to find parking?

i really want to live in regents but i dont think ill have a car... is this do-able? whats the real deal? ;)

id greatlllllly appreciate your help on this!!!! thanks am millll






Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 18, 2007, 05:07:19 PM
just saw the hoodie questions whoops

they were selling them at the wine mess... zip up front, cute navy hoodie.  they dont have an online site yet.  the law student association was selling them (along with tshirts, pants etc)... they mentioned the stuff the bookstore sold was not that fab.

maybe you could email them? i paid using paypal... maybe they could mail them? totally worth it

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 18, 2007, 05:28:45 PM
yayyyyy maroon berry!!!  ;D congrats on ur decision!


ok can some current students help me out? i have a *small* (a large) amount of anxiety about the following:

-Where can I download a bus schedule for the regents to Uchi bus.  what time does it start/run 'til? is it a city bus or a shuttle?  i tried looking on the CTA website and didnt see a bus that picked up in front of regents

-how many ppl living in regents have cars?

-how do ppl living in regents typically get to class? bus during the day? or try to find parking?

i really want to live in regents but i dont think ill have a car... is this do-able? whats the real deal? ;)

id greatlllllly appreciate your help on this!!!! thanks am millll

http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/bus/bus.html

UChicago students ride for free on the 170, 171, and 172 buses.

I believe the Regents bus is the 172.  http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/bus/bus/172.pdf
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 18, 2007, 05:35:05 PM
Do people get mean plans? What is the food like? Or do most people cook?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 18, 2007, 05:38:17 PM
Do people get mean plans? What is the food like? Or do most people cook?

No, UChicago is very collegial.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 18, 2007, 05:40:44 PM
Do people get mean plans? What is the food like? Or do most people cook?

No, UChicago is very collegial.




I guess I'm slow and ill blame it on all this thesis work, but by that u mean....?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 18, 2007, 05:46:08 PM
Do people get mean plans? What is the food like? Or do most people cook?

No, UChicago is very collegial.



I guess I'm slow and ill blame it on all this thesis work, but by that u mean....?

I was just teasing about your "mean plans" typo.  I try to be funny, it doesn't always work.  :)

I will not be getting a meal plan - I'm pretty good at feeding myself (and doing it quickly).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 18, 2007, 05:47:53 PM
oh i didn't even see the typo lol
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 18, 2007, 05:52:35 PM
One person told me the food there was "meh". I personally don't plan on getting a meal plan or anything, for the same reasons as -berry.

I got a bunch of nuts and bolts type questions, but I'll probably post them in the "Ask MindTheGap" thread later on.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 18, 2007, 05:57:18 PM
One person told me the food there was "meh". I personally don't plan on getting a meal plan or anything, for the same reasons as -berry.

I got a bunch of nuts and bolts type questions, but I'll probably post them in the "Ask MindTheGap" thread later on.

No!  Post here!  Make him come to us!   :D

(I also post in the Michigan 2010 thread, and they have 122 pages to our 4, so I need my decision validated with lots and lots of posting, preferably off-topic!)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 18, 2007, 06:03:29 PM
Thats a good point. I will post them here and then direct MTG over here. :) I'm just too lazy to type them now (yet, for some reason I'm typing this post, and I'm even wasting time writing this parenthetical statement that doesn't seem to serve much of a purpose, but has yet to end, until right now).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 18, 2007, 06:04:01 PM
ok i have another question b.c I'm coming straight from undergrad, and my undergrad is completely isolated so i have no real world experience....

when they say a 2 br in regents is 1450 is that 725 per roommate or 1450 each?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 18, 2007, 06:13:45 PM
thanks for the help with the bus thing! ok, so what i cant quite figure out... since the bus only seems to run until 8 pm, does that mean after that you're screwed?

can any current students comment on my other questions re: cars?

thanks :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 18, 2007, 06:35:07 PM
I posted this thread for MTG to notice, so hopefully he'll come down here with a few answers to these questions.

Here are a couple of my own for current students (or whoever knows the answer):

How does the internet/cable work at Regents? I mean, Im pretty sure its DSL for free in terms of internet access, but what about cable TV?

Any opinions on cell phone coverage in the city? What about in Regents itself? Ive survived the last 4 years on just a cell phone, and Id hate to get a landline.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 18, 2007, 06:35:45 PM
btw, when is everyone here considering moving to Chicago? I'm currently penciling in September 1st... but I'm not sure why I chose that date.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 18, 2007, 06:40:16 PM
I was told that utilities are not included with the rent.

Yeah, I also said I was flexible.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 18, 2007, 06:41:22 PM
On the Admitted students forum under finding a roommate, someone said that its 100/month for utilities.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 18, 2007, 06:42:19 PM
The Regents people mentioned average costs for 1BR and 2BR utilities, but the figures aren't coming to mind right now. I'm sure they'd tell you if you emailed.

For some reason I'm remembering around $60 a month for a 1BR, but I can imagine that changing a lot depending on the season.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 18, 2007, 06:43:23 PM
Maybe I'm doing my calculations wrong but it seems like living in Regents with a roommate is about the same price as living in New Grad or an Undergraduate housing apt...that seems amazing to me as it is supposed to be so nice. I wish i had gotten a chance to look at housing while I was there. Doing this all from a computer is tough.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 18, 2007, 06:59:49 PM
I have no idea where I'll be living, as I'm not planning on living in Regents (or New Grad or whatever).  I called a rental agent and will probably be flying to Chicago for a week or so sometime in early July to find the perfect place.

I'm kind of weird, though.  I have a lot of heavy furniture, I have cats, and I no desire to move for three years!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 18, 2007, 07:09:16 PM
I just realized that, aside from a TV, computer, one coffee table, and a bookcase... I'm basically restocking my life furniture wise. Going to make the first week or so in the city pretty painful. Need to buy a bed, sofa, desk, lamps, etc.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 18, 2007, 07:24:38 PM
ikea in chicago. delivers. amazingness.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 18, 2007, 07:27:15 PM
thanks for the help with the bus thing! ok, so what i cant quite figure out... since the bus only seems to run until 8 pm, does that mean after that you're screwed?

can any current students comment on my other questions re: cars?

thanks :)

There is a bus that runs from the main campus until 11:00 or midnight. Don't remember which.

Also, I didn't see your other question about cars.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 18, 2007, 07:34:46 PM
thanks for the help with the bus thing! ok, so what i cant quite figure out... since the bus only seems to run until 8 pm, does that mean after that you're screwed?

can any current students comment on my other questions re: cars?

thanks :)

my host told me the buses run every 9 minutes until 7pm...after that you need a car to get to/from the law school...she doesn't have a car but she said she does NOT recommend that...the regents bus is #172 and the bus pass is free for law students (for that route at least, i don't think it's free to take a bus downtown).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 18, 2007, 07:54:56 PM
eek. it sounds like i need a car :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 18, 2007, 08:24:50 PM
I posted this thread for MTG to notice, so hopefully he'll come down here with a few answers to these questions.

Here are a couple of my own for current students (or whoever knows the answer):

How does the internet/cable work at Regents? I mean, Im pretty sure its DSL for free in terms of internet access, but what about cable TV?

Any opinions on cell phone coverage in the city? What about in Regents itself? Ive survived the last 4 years on just a cell phone, and Id hate to get a landline.

Internet: This is basically DSL in every room. The only problem is that it is managed through a central proxy server, which makes it very difficult to use bittorrent if you're into that sort of thing (you have much less control over opening and closing ports). The speed isn't great if you are used to cable, but it is pretty adequate DSL. It was extremely slow in the fall, but they upgraded the equipment significantly, and it has been much faster since the winter.

TV: Standard cable. I believe you can upgrade to digital for the price differential, but I'm not 100% positive on that.

Cell phone coverage: I recommended Sprint to a bunch of people last year after having good experiences with it 1L year. Then I got back to Chicago, and I get virtually no reception in Regents. So I don't know what to recommend anymore. I have no problem with Sprint in the city, but it is a pain in the ass in my apartment. I know other providers have similar problems.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 18, 2007, 08:26:14 PM
eek. it sounds like i need a car :(

One thing to remember about living in Regents is that EVERYONE lives in Regents.  My host was carless, and she said she could always catch a ride back home at night (even if it meant leaving earlier or staying later than she would have preferred).  Not ideal but doable.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 18, 2007, 08:28:52 PM
eek. it sounds like i need a car :(

One thing to remember about living in Regents is that EVERYONE lives in Regents.  My host was carless, and she said she could always catch a ride back home at night (even if it meant leaving earlier or staying later than she would have preferred).  Not ideal but doable.

This is correct. Everyone in your 1L section, and a decent number of people in your class, will all have the same schedule.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 18, 2007, 08:42:10 PM
Adding to the DSL question, are utilities included or not with the rent at Regents? I keep meaning to ask them...

And Annon, I put in Sept. 1 too - but then I spoke to the Regents people and they asked if I were flexible about the lease and move-in date, and I said I was so I guess I'm just waiting for the moment

Water is included, electricity is not. It is like $50/person/month.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 18, 2007, 09:08:52 PM
i checked my reception in Regents and got little to no service with Tmobile...although tmobile isn't great in most places..
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: clairel on April 18, 2007, 09:54:52 PM
I'll probably stay with Verizon - I'd imagine it would have decent service pretty much anywhere - although I was tempted to switch to TMobile just so I can get a different phone that uses a SIM card  :)

i have verizon and it's fine. i'm at regents a lot and have never had a problem  ;D

cars stuff from ipwannabe...
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-Where can I download a bus schedule for the regents to Uchi bus.  what time does it start/run 'til? is it a city bus or a shuttle? http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/bus/bus/172.pdf

that's the 172 bus which picks up a ridiculously short block away from regents (i think)

-how many ppl living in regents have cars?

from my experience, a pretty good number (totally guessing, but maybe 80% total? everyone i know living there has one). i really think if you live there, it's probably worth plunking down the $140 for parking....parking anywhere near regents after 8 is total hit-or-miss and you might have to walk around at night by yourself for 10 minutes.

-how do ppl living in regents typically get to class? bus during the day? or try to find parking?

a lot of people take the 172. a small number drive (the ones that pay for a parking spot near the school) and often will drive other people to and from classes. also, keep in mind the law school parking lot opens up to everyone at 4 pm and all day weekends, so you can drive yourself to the school and be assured parking if you're studying late or something.

i really want to live in regents but i dont think ill have a car... is this do-able? whats the real deal?

it's definitely doable. i know several people who have been car-less this year both in regents and university housing and it's a pain, but you make friends with people with cars. i know in the beginning of the year, my friend alex bummed a ride to target with me and did his furniture stuff that way. a lot of people i know use peapod to deliver groceries, take cabs with everyone else to bar review (since everyone is planning on being too drunk to drive anyway), and can bum rides for every other purpose. that being said, it's definitely easier with your own car.


also, i'm not sure who here is considering university housing but it's a pretty good deal. i pay $774 a month for a huge fully furnished (full futon/bed, huge desk with bookshelf hutch, five drawer dresser, coffee table, dining table, three chairs, one big chair, and two little end table things) studio with utilities and electricity included, washer/dryer with cards (no quarters, which is f'ing fantastic) in building, and a 15 minute walk to the law school, plus i pay $30 a month for a reserved parking spot. my friend pays $800-something for an unfurnished one bedroom with $30 reserved parking, but he's a bit further away than me. university housing is not as new as regents (and not quite as safe....no doorman even though there's a locked main entrance) and it's a studio but it's big, cheap, and i didn't have to move a crapload of furniture from california or ikea/target here. i wouldn't necessarily agree with the lack of social scene too; it might be a pain to get to regents every time i hang out there but not living at regents certainly did not hurt my chances at a social life!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: prajna on April 19, 2007, 06:43:29 AM
the uchicago website has the complete info on buses. there seems to be a nite bus to regents.

http://facilities.uchicago.edu/transpparking/transportation/index.shtml

edit: though it seems to go the undergrad part .
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 19, 2007, 11:22:08 AM
why is this thread so dead??
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Saja on April 19, 2007, 11:25:18 AM
Booyah.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 19, 2007, 11:27:02 AM
why is this thread so dead??

(because all the cool kids are in the cls thread.)

are you trying to tell me something?  :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 11:38:33 AM
I just woke up, so let the posting begin!

And, (other than me, of course) I have this fear that Chicago 0Ls have lives.  Unlike the loser CLS 0Ls.   ;)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 19, 2007, 11:41:32 AM
I just woke up, so let the posting begin!

And, (other than me, of course) I have this fear that Chicago 0Ls have lives.  Unlike the loser CLS 0Ls.   ;)

The Chicago 0Ls are also much more fractured between LSD and XO.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 12:50:32 PM
It says a lot that the CLS 0Ls are so bored that they're actually taking the time to read a Chicago Class of 2010 thread. Personally, I've never even glanced at the CLS '10 thread. :)

What do they talk about on those threads that reach 100+ pages?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 12:52:36 PM
It says a lot that the CLS 0Ls are so bored that they're actually taking the time to read a Chicago Class of 2010 thread. Personally, I've never even glanced at the CLS '10 thread. :)

What do they talk about on those threads that reach 100+ pages?

Lots of things that have very little to do with law school.   :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 03:13:50 PM
So its basically random stuff? OK then.

Allow me to contribute:

I'm annoyed that most people are getting out of school/work so early before Chicago starts its school year. I personally don't graduate till June 16th cause of the quarter system here.

On that note: what are everyone's plans this summer? Anything interesting?

Any basketball fans heading to UChicago next year? I personally plan on catching as many Bulls games in person as I can- at the very least every Sixers/Bulls game (I'm a huge Sixers fan).

After numerous people chastised me for not watching 'The Sopranos', I recently started watching it from the beginning (just finished Season 3). Pretty good. No real question here, just felt like sharing.

Raise your hand if you're using your UChicago bag this week. [raises hand]
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 19, 2007, 03:30:01 PM
So its basically random stuff? OK then.

Allow me to contribute:

I'm annoyed that most people are getting out of school/work so early before Chicago starts its school year. I personally don't graduate till June 16th cause of the quarter system here.

On that note: what are everyone's plans this summer? Anything interesting?

Any basketball fans heading to UChicago next year? I personally plan on catching as many Bulls games in person as I can- at the very least every Sixers/Bulls game (I'm a huge Sixers fan).

After numerous people chastised me for not watching 'The Sopranos', I recently started watching it from the beginning (just finished Season 3). Pretty good. No real question here, just felt like sharing.

Raise your hand if you're using your UChicago bag this week. [raises hand]

Post-an...sixers fan, eh? Have I found a fellow philly classmate? I only met one at asw (who knows, maybe you're him, did u go to devon?)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 03:40:17 PM
Don't know what you mean by 'Devon', so I'm guessing I didn't go there. :)

But yes, you have found a fellow Philly classmate. I think I met one other during ASW.

I currently live in Philadelphia (I attend Drexel University), and finished up my last 3 years of high school an hour or so out of Philadelphia (Pottstown, PA).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 19, 2007, 03:43:20 PM
Don't know what you mean by 'Devon', so I'm guessing I didn't go there. :)

But yes, you have found a fellow Philly classmate. I think I met one other during ASW.

I currently live in Philadelphia (I attend Drexel University), and finished up my last 3 years of high school an hour or so out of Philadelphia (Pottstown, PA).



I think i met you during the reception? My boyfriend's from Pottstown
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 03:44:51 PM
Yup, that was me.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 19, 2007, 03:46:13 PM
Oh and I'm a huge basketball fan. Definitely want to go to some Bulls games. Althought, I'm a diehard Wizards fan lol
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 19, 2007, 03:51:28 PM
Oh and I'm a huge basketball fan. Definitely want to go to some Bulls games. Althought, I'm a diehard Wizards fan lol

You can get cheap Bulls tickets if you don't mind nosebleed seats. I went to my first Cubs game on Monday (LSA got us $5 tickets) and had a blast.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 19, 2007, 03:54:03 PM
Don't know what you mean by 'Devon', so I'm guessing I didn't go there. :)

But yes, you have found a fellow Philly classmate. I think I met one other during ASW.

I currently live in Philadelphia (I attend Drexel University), and finished up my last 3 years of high school an hour or so out of Philadelphia (Pottstown, PA).

devon prep..it's a boys' school in devon, pa, and its students kind of hang out with the girls from my high school.  i go to psu but i live in king of prussia.  cool!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 03:59:50 PM
I am a Dallas Mavericks fanatic.  FANATIC.  I went to a Mavs game while still in the womb.

Which is why my life is currently better than all of yours.   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 19, 2007, 04:10:35 PM
should i start being a basketball fan? are the bulls worth it?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 04:44:17 PM
should i start being a basketball fan? are the bulls worth it?

Yes, Maybe.

I bet Bulls games are fun - I like going to other teams' games because I don't have to worry and can just enjoy the overpriced nachos.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 06:18:52 PM
I've been to a couple Bulls games in the past, and its pretty fun. I'm a general basketball fan (to the point where I used to even enjoy high caliber high school basketball), so I also enjoy going to other teams' games.

I think we should establish a UChicago Basketball Club.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 19, 2007, 06:28:30 PM
when do you think we will get our new emails?  ;)

i mean, what would make your decision seem more real? sending in your commitment letter, or joining uchi's facebook network? hehe
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 06:33:52 PM
For me, I think my decision will be made most real when I burn, with the requisite bacchanalian chanting, all the letters, documents, etc. the other schools sent me. I just need to set a date.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: apriori on April 19, 2007, 06:37:29 PM
Don't know what you mean by 'Devon', so I'm guessing I didn't go there. :)

But yes, you have found a fellow Philly classmate. I think I met one other during ASW.

I currently live in Philadelphia (I attend Drexel University), and finished up my last 3 years of high school an hour or so out of Philadelphia (Pottstown, PA).

devon prep..it's a boys' school in devon, pa, and its students kind of hang out with the girls from my high school.  i go to psu but i live in king of prussia.  cool!

I'm the guy from Devon...also a big Sixers fan.  I'd be on this thread more often if I didn't get a surprise acceptance from Columbia when I got home from ASW.  I'll be visiting there Monday, but Chicago will be tough to top.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 06:46:43 PM
They say law school is like high school, so why not revert back to the days of emailed surveys?  You know you want to...


1. What is your user name and why did you choose it?

2. Where were you born?

3. Do you like to drive?

4. Favorite type of food?

5. Favorite beverage?

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

7. What book have you read the most times?

8. Favorite TV channel?

9. Favorite movies?

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life?

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards?

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?

13. What is your dream vacation?

14. What is your favorite article of clothing?

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now?

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being?

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?

19: What is your favorite board game?

20: How excited are you to have fun die?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 06:57:57 PM
Put up or shut up, right?

1. What is your user name and why did you choose it?  It was sillyberry, which is an AOL name of mine from about 1997.  I think "maroonberry" should be obvious.   :)

2. Where were you born?  Dallas, TX

3. Do you like to drive?  Love it.  See #2.  Driving totally clears my head.

4. Favorite type of food?  Lately I'm all about Persian foods.  But pretty much all types of ethnic food makes me happy.

5. Favorite beverage?  Mojitos on the patio in summer.

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Life.  Good with or without milk.

7. What book have you read the most times?  The Thorn Birds.  And I cry every damn time.

8. Favorite TV channel?  Bravo, mostly because they constantly run marathons of shows I like.

9. Favorite movies?  When Harry Met Sally, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sweet Home Alabama, assorted fluff

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life?  Sandra Bullock.  I like to think we share a spunky brunette thing.

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards?  Williams-Sonoma.  ::swoon::

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?  I am me, but yes.  Drunk karaoke is one of life's great pleasures.

13. What is your dream vacation?  A yacht, the Greek islands, and a great group of friends.

14. What is your favorite article of clothing?  My Old Navy yoga pants.  Great for sleeping or running errands!

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now?  Another Beer in Mexico.  (Yes, I'm a big fan of country)

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being?  Nope.  I really only drink coffee after fancy dinners.

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?  Yes.  A mild white fish (usually tilapia) with a beurre blanc sauce and angel hair pasta and asparagus.  Delish.

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?  Dallas Mavericks. San Antonio Spurs.  Duncan can suck it.

19: What is your favorite board game?  Trivial Pursuit.  If anyone else thinks playing board games and drinking red wine sounds like a good time, let me know so we can be BFF.

20: How excited are you to have fun die?  Totally and completely excited.  I'm already started practicing being dull.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 19, 2007, 07:05:16 PM
amazingness!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 07:13:33 PM
1. What is your user name and why did you choose it?

Well, cause I wanted to be anonymous at first.

Sad story: When I first signed up, I was shocked that such a common username was available. It was only a couple weeks later than I realized I had spelled anonymous wrong. :(

2. Where were you born?

Hartford, Connecticut

3. Do you like to drive?

I don't even have a license yet! When I started college, I was too young to have anything more than a learners permit in Pennsylvania... and then I didn't need a car in Philly, so I never bothered to get a license. I do know how to drive though, so I'm planning on taking the test sometime soon, since I'm guessing I will need a car in Chicago.

That being said, I don't LIKE to drive.

4. Favorite type of food?

Can't narrow it down. I'm more likely to appreciate a good dish than an actual type of food.

For some reason I can't stand Greek food though. Probably just haven't come across the right dish.

5. Favorite beverage?

Shifts a lot. Right now I'm on a Green Tea bent... but I'm consistently a sucker for something with vodka in it.

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

7. What book have you read the most times?

Probably 'The Cat in the Hat', followed closely by 'America: The Book'.

Most of the time, I read a book once or twice and move on.

8. Favorite TV channel?

No one channel stands out above the rest.

9. Favorite movies?

Huge movie fan. HUGE.

Favorite movies of 2006: 'Pan's Labyrinth', 'Children of Men', 'Thank You for Smoking', 'Stranger than Fiction', and 'Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story'.

Favorite movies of all-time (a partial list): 'Groundhog Day', 'Dr. Strangelove', 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Great Escape', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'Road to Perdition', 'Pleasantville', 'The Hustler', 'Do the Right Thing', and 'Bloodsport'. A few others, great ones at that, are probably slipping my mind.

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life?

The coolest one. If you're looking to the past, that would clearly be Paul Newman. Don't really know about the current actor that fits the description.

Sadly, being an Indian, for accuracy's sake I gotta say Kal Penn.

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards?

Sky Mall

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?

Sober?

13. What is your dream vacation?

Two months in Europe WITH MONEY. If I had to narrow it down to a single country, it would probably be Italy.

14. What is your favorite article of clothing?

Pockets.

Does that count?

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now?

I don't listen to the radio. :-?

I'm also truly incompetent when it comes to music. I mean, I love music, but I don't have the patience to actually explore bands and stuff. I usually rely on my more musically inclined friends to direct me where to download stuff.

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being?

Don't drink coffee regularly.

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?

Can't cook at all... but I plan on learning this summer! At least some stuff.

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?

Favorite: UConn Mens Basketall, followed closely by the Sixers
Hate: Oh so many. So, so many.

19: What is your favorite board game?

I'm sucker for the classic: Monopoly.

20: How excited are you to have fun die?

My fun died 4 years ago when I chose my current college. :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 07:21:28 PM
Quote
3. Do you like to drive?

I don't even have a license yet! When I started college, I was too young to have anything more than a learners permit in Pennsylvania... and then I didn't need a car in Philly, so I never bothered to get a license. I do know how to drive though, so I'm planning on taking the test sometime soon, since I'm guessing I will need a car in Chicago.

That being said, I don't LIKE to drive.

How old do you have to be to get a license in PA?  I got my license the day I turned 16...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 19, 2007, 07:24:15 PM
1. What is your user name and why did you choose it? It was originally Miss Celies Blues (from the Color Purple), but people kept shortening it to MCB, so I did as well.

2. Where were you born? Brooklyn, NY

3. Do you like to drive? I don't even have my license

4. Favorite type of food?
French fries

5. Favorite beverage? Cranberry juice

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Damn...that's too hard! Either Apple Jacks or Fruit Loops

7. What book have you read the most times?
Flyy Girl

8. Favorite TV channel? MTV

9. Favorite movies? Too many to name

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life? Dunno

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards? Neiman Marcus, or any store that carries Gucci, LV, and a shitload of designer clothes/shoes/bags/etc

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?
Nope

13. What is your dream vacation?
2 weeks in Greece

14. What is your favorite article of clothing?
Jeans

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now? Dunno

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being? Don't drink coffee

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?
Nope, can't cook.

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most? Don't watch sports

19: What is your favorite board game?
Life

20: How excited are you to have fun die?  smashingly excited  ::) ;)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 07:25:58 PM
MCB, I'm going to assume this means you'll be joining us in the fall.   ;D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 19, 2007, 07:26:56 PM
MCB, I'm going to assume this means you'll be joining us in the fall.   ;D

no promises, haven't decided or even been thinking about it  :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 07:28:14 PM
Quote
3. Do you like to drive?

I don't even have a license yet! When I started college, I was too young to have anything more than a learners permit in Pennsylvania... and then I didn't need a car in Philly, so I never bothered to get a license. I do know how to drive though, so I'm planning on taking the test sometime soon, since I'm guessing I will need a car in Chicago.

That being said, I don't LIKE to drive.

How old do you have to be to get a license in PA?  I got my license the day I turned 16...

In PA, you get a learners permit at 16... then I think 6 months later you can get a junior license (has some restrictions) and then a year later, or by the age of 18, you get a regular license.

Technically I was old enough by a couple months to test for the junior license, but I was about to start college and didn't bother.

(edited)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 19, 2007, 07:54:16 PM
www.uofclawstore.com

i don't know which is worse-- the denim shirt or the midriff tshirt
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 07:58:16 PM
(http://media.epromo.com/media/4235/companystores/33754770760/prodimages/UOC1005_big.jpg)

I wonder if that comes in adult sizes.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: clairel on April 19, 2007, 08:05:46 PM
www.uofclawstore.com

i don't know which is worse-- the denim shirt or the midriff tshirt


i think there is something so weird about wearing "university of chicago: the law school" booty shorts.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 19, 2007, 08:08:53 PM
but they would look so cute with the midriff tshirt!




i think im just going to check out the undergrad bookstore  ;)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 19, 2007, 08:16:02 PM
www.uofclawstore.com

i don't know which is worse-- the denim shirt or the midriff tshirt

I could be wrong, but I think I remember from last year's round of applicants that that store is no longer operational. Or that maybe they only have limited supplies left and aren't restocking. In any event, the GL store sales are the way to go. They'll have them again in the Fall, and I'm sure you could e-mail someone and get it delivered if you were desperate.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: clairel on April 19, 2007, 08:33:41 PM
7. What book have you read the most times?

I hate to say it, but Harry Potter (it's like comfort food!)



YET ANOTHER REASON TO COME HERE....when a bunch of law school friends and i went to see reno 911 at the amc downtown, we got free passes to a screening which turned out to be HARRY POTTER FIVE!!!! special effects weren't done yet but it was ridiculously fun to call all my friends afterwards and be like "guess what i just saw??"
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 08:35:24 PM
I'll trade goods and services for cookies.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 08:37:02 PM
Oh, shoot, I can't believe I forgot 'Top Gun' in my favorite movies list (see avatar). You have no idea how many drunken conversations I've carried with nothing but quotes from that movies. I'm talking 10+ minute conversations.

I don't know if it was a good idea to share that or not...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: clairel on April 19, 2007, 08:55:33 PM
7. What book have you read the most times?

I hate to say it, but Harry Potter (it's like comfort food!)



YET ANOTHER REASON TO COME HERE....when a bunch of law school friends and i went to see reno 911 at the amc downtown, we got free passes to a screening which turned out to be HARRY POTTER FIVE!!!! special effects weren't done yet but it was ridiculously fun to call all my friends afterwards and be like "guess what i just saw??"


Ahh that's exciting! I'm so jealous! :) (although you don't have to convince me, I'm already there - sent in my intent to enroll form and everything). How was the movie?

i liked the fourth one better (still think the 5th one is better than the other three), but my friends loved it. on one hand, it was hard to get into the battle scene at the end cause they just had these black smudges flying around where some cool stuff will be later on, so it was hard to follow at times. i was kind of bummed cause they took out the part where harry thinks sirius can come back as a ghost (which i LOVED in the book becuase i was pure bawling in that whole chapter) but it was kind of fun to see ralph fiennes' face with the blue and green dots where they're going to get rid of his nose!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 19, 2007, 08:57:12 PM
1. What is your user name and why did you choose it? LQC Lamar.  I just like Justice Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar's name.  Really cool, right?

2. Where were you born? Ft. Worth, TX

3. Do you like to drive?  No.  The most exciting part about high $ billable hours is that it would pay to get driven (while you work).  As long as I'm always working, I'll never have to drive again!

4. Favorite type of food? Chinese, real Chinese, not American Chinese.

5. Favorite beverage?  Water.  Nobody drinks water like I do.

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Honey Nut Oh's

7. What book have you read the most times? Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, I don't reread books often

8. Favorite TV channel? Discovery HD.  If you've seen Sunrise Earth, it would be your favorite too.

9. Favorite movies? I dunno, Fight Club? maybe Rushmore or Bottlerocket

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life? I've got a bit of an every-guy's face, so any white guy with brown hair will do.

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards? Central Market

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me? No, no I will not.  Nor would anyone want me to.

13. What is your dream vacation? Anything set up by Abercrombie & Kent.  Seriously, when I'm rich, I'll just set up automatic withdrawal from my paychecks for them.

14. What is your favorite article of clothing? Anything given to me by my girlfriend.  Cheesy, I know.

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now? NPR? Is that a song?

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being? I am intolerable with coffee, morning or anytime.

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?  I used to be a professional.  I like to braise meats. 

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?  I get bored with most sports.  I liked the US Postal cycling team, but they are no more.  I think I am most bothered by the University of Miami football team for the brawl last year.

19: What is your favorite board game?  Balderdash, Trivial Pursuit, Uno, Rummi Kub

20: How excited are you to have fun die?  Pretty damn excited.  I've had enough fun for a while.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 19, 2007, 08:58:41 PM
7. What book have you read the most times?

I hate to say it, but Harry Potter (it's like comfort food!)



YET ANOTHER REASON TO COME HERE....when a bunch of law school friends and i went to see reno 911 at the amc downtown, we got free passes to a screening which turned out to be HARRY POTTER FIVE!!!! special effects weren't done yet but it was ridiculously fun to call all my friends afterwards and be like "guess what i just saw??"


Ahh that's exciting! I'm so jealous! :) (although you don't have to convince me, I'm already there - sent in my intent to enroll form and everything). How was the movie?

i liked the fourth one better (still think the 5th one is better than the other three), but my friends loved it. on one hand, it was hard to get into the battle scene at the end cause they just had these black smudges flying around where some cool stuff will be later on, so it was hard to follow at times. i was kind of bummed cause they took out the part where harry thinks sirius can come back as a ghost (which i LOVED in the book becuase i was pure bawling in that whole chapter) but it was kind of fun to see ralph fiennes' face with the blue and green dots where they're going to get rid of his nose!

i'm f-ing jealous.

that is all.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 09:03:18 PM
I'll trade goods and services for braised meat.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 19, 2007, 09:09:12 PM
I'll play....

1. What is your user name and why did you choose it? Buffettology is one of the first books I read about Warren Buffett when I first became interested in investing. I changed it to Buffettologie because another site I registered it on had already used up the original spelling. It reminds me of that store Anthropologie that my wife shops at.

2. Where were you born? New Orleans, LA

3. Do you like to drive? Very much so. I drive about 30-40K miles per year

4. Favorite type of food? Sweet and Sour Chicken or Hamburgers
 
5. Favorite beverage? Lipton Diet Green Tea

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be? I don't like cereal, but I do love Special K cereal bars (the strawberry kind)

7. What book have you read the most times? I've never actually read a book all of the way through more than once

8. Favorite TV channel? MTV
 
9. Favorite movies? Remember the Titans

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life? No idea.

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards? the Apple Store

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?  Sure

13. What is your dream vacation? Ride a leg of the Tour de France the day prior to the actual event

14. What is your favorite article of clothing? Not sure

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now? Cupid's Chokehold

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being? No, but I do enjoy Tim Horton's coffee immensely

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish? Yes, Jambalaya

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most? the Buckeyes, the Wolverines

19: What is your favorite board game? Apples to Apples

20: How excited are you to have fun die? Very excited, I'm not that much fun to begin with
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 19, 2007, 09:16:50 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070419/hl_nm/nutrition_cocktails_dc

"Adding ethanol -- the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits -- boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found."


YAY!


(I'm trying to maintain activity in this thread any way I can)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 19, 2007, 09:39:44 PM
I'll trade goods and services for braised meat.

I'm hoping to put together some sort of cooking/eating study group.  But we'll see how that ends up.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 09:51:18 PM
I'll trade goods and services for braised meat.

I'm hoping to put together some sort of cooking/eating study group.  But we'll see how that ends up.

I'm so in.  And, on the off-chance I end up living somewhere I might end up living, I'll host.

MP knows what I'm talking about.   :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 09:55:13 PM
I'll trade goods and services for braised meat.

I'm hoping to put together some sort of cooking/eating study group.  But we'll see how that ends up.

I'm so in.  And, on the off-chance I end up living somewhere I might end up living, I'll host.

MP knows what I'm talking about.   :)

I do! And if it wasn't so far away and I didn't have a car, I would totally be your roommate  :(

I'll promise to drive you places...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 09:59:55 PM
I'll trade goods and services for braised meat.

I'm hoping to put together some sort of cooking/eating study group.  But we'll see how that ends up.

I'm so in.  And, on the off-chance I end up living somewhere I might end up living, I'll host.

MP knows what I'm talking about.   :)

I do! And if it wasn't so far away and I didn't have a car, I would totally be your roommate  :(

I'll promise to drive you places...

It's very tempting...esp. since I don't have furniture and love animals :) I thought the move-in date didn't work for you though?

If it doesn't rent, he's willing to let it hold until August 1 (he's heading out of town for the summer).  I said I would consider an early move date.  So it's pending.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Boogles04 on April 19, 2007, 11:12:57 PM
Okay, here goes...

1. What is your user name and why did you choose it? Boogles04 - Boogles is the name of my teddy bear and 04 is the year I graduated college

2. Where were you born? Omaha, NE

3. Do you like to drive? Hate it!  Even though it was a necessity in NE, 7 years on the East coast and abroad has made me hope to never have to drive again.  Unfortunately, that may not be possible in Hyde Park.

4. Favorite type of food? Indian/Ethiopian/Mexican.
 
5. Favorite beverage? Milk

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Honey Nut Cheerios!  I know it's boring but there's something beautiful in its simplicity...

7. What book have you read the most times? Gone with the wind, but Harry Potter is a close second

8. Favorite TV channel? Tivo, I don't even know what shows are on what channel anymore
 
9. Favorite movies? Royal Tennenbaums/Mean Girls/Election

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life? No idea - it would be one boring movie :)

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards? IKEA

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?  Any time!

13. What is your dream vacation?  It was the Himalayas, but I just went this year so I'm changing to Southern Spain/Morocco

14. What is your favorite article of clothing? don't really have one

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now? I'm living in India this year, so the only songs I know are Bollywood schmaltz

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being? No, I hate coffee except in milkshake form

17. Can you cook?  Not really, but I love to bake desserts.

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most? Nebraska Huskers!  and the Chicago Maroons?  Least favorite is the Yankees.

19: What is your favorite board game? I love board games!  Favorite is probably Cosmic Encounter, but really anything besides scrabble is ok with me.

20: How excited are you to have fun die?  Super psyched!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: polaremu on April 19, 2007, 11:41:25 PM
I decided on chicago so I'll play

1. What is your user name and why did you choose it? Polaremu because it is my X-BOX screen name. I got it from the two coolest names that I saw online when I was playing with a guest account.

2. Where were you born? Palmer, Alaska

3. Do you like to drive? I do

4. Favorite type of food? Sushi or sashimi
 
5. Favorite beverage? Green Tea

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be? GoLean Crunch, its like the greatest thing ever

7. What book have you read the most times? Lord of the Rings trilogy, Ender's Game or Dune

8. Favorite TV channel? Comedy Central
 
9. Favorite movies? Star Wars, Old School, Lawrence of Arabia

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life? Jim Carrey, now, not when he was playing Ace Ventura

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards? Wal-Mart, I'm thinking practical, I can get anything.

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?  I would have to be pretty drunk, but it happened last weekend for me so its not out of the question.

13. What is your dream vacation? Rent an island with friends and have some fun.

14. What is your favorite article of clothing? My basketball warm-up pants, I don't play any organized basketball anymore, but the pants are so versitile. Sleep in them, relax, go to class, work out. I wear them at least twice a week.

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now? I'm more of a classic rock guy, not so much into most new stuff.

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being? No, but I am a pretty big tea drinker.

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish? Yes I can. My best dish is a chinese stir fry, I guess. I also make a pretty good turkey chili. 

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most? Carolina Panthers and I hate the Eagles the most.

19: What is your favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit

20: How excited are you to have fun die? I'm excited
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 19, 2007, 11:51:23 PM
At least three Trivial Pursuit fans.  This is going to be AWESOME.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: clairel on April 20, 2007, 12:21:49 AM
I decided on chicago so I'll play

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2. Where were you born? Palmer, Alaska


totally cool....i was born in anchorage! only lived there for six months then relocated to CA but it's definitely rare to meet people born in AK in the 48...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: polaremu on April 20, 2007, 01:01:11 AM
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Quote from: polaremu on Today at 01:41:25 AM
I decided on chicago so I'll play

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2. Where were you born? Palmer, Alaska


totally cool....i was born in anchorage! only lived there for six months then relocated to CA but it's definitely rare to meet people born in AK in the 48...

Yeah I didn't live there that long either. I moved when I was 4 or something, but I have been back for a few summers. Have you been up there since?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: polaremu on April 20, 2007, 01:01:56 AM
And yes, I am crazy pumped about our future drunken trivial pursuit nights
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on April 20, 2007, 01:06:24 AM
 What is your user name and why did you choose it?

AshleyChristina - My first and middle name.

2. Where were you born?

Washington, DC
3. Do you like to drive?

Yep, although I just got my license a year ago

4. Favorite type of food?

um I'm a fatty. everything?!? macaroni and cheese, biscuits, lemmon pepper salmon, stirfry, fried chicken, apple pie a la mode, pasta alfredo

5. Favorite beverage?

non alcoholic - cranberry juice; alcoholic - changes but right now margaritas or redbull+vodka

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

raisin bran


7. What book have you read the most times?

kinda embarassed to say this but Flyy Girl - its entertaining and an easy read

8. Favorite TV channel?

tough one - hmm TNT because of all the Law and Order reruns?

9. Favorite movies?

Malcolm X, Sankofa, Closer, Talladega Nights, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Jerry Maguire, Boomerang, Bridget Jones Diary 1 + 2

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life?

Nia Long or Gabrielle Union

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards?

Neiman Marcus or Saks

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?


loved to.

13. What is your dream vacation?

Changes but right now I really want to go to South Africa

14. What is your favorite article of clothing?

big manly sweatpants lol

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now?

Radio in NH doesnt really exist; currently playing on my ipod all the time is John Legend's "Again"

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being?

Don't like coffee except for caramel light frappucinos

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?

yes....macaroni and cheese

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?

 love the Washington Redskins   hate the Dallas Cowboys

19: What is your favorite board game?

Taboo

20: How excited are you to have fun die?

very
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 20, 2007, 01:31:17 AM

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?

 love the Washington Redskins   hate the Dallas Cowboys

Them's fighting words...I think we're gonna have to rumble...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 20, 2007, 04:45:48 AM
Don't know what you mean by 'Devon', so I'm guessing I didn't go there. :)

But yes, you have found a fellow Philly classmate. I think I met one other during ASW.

I currently live in Philadelphia (I attend Drexel University), and finished up my last 3 years of high school an hour or so out of Philadelphia (Pottstown, PA).

devon prep..it's a boys' school in devon, pa, and its students kind of hang out with the girls from my high school.  i go to psu but i live in king of prussia.  cool!

I'm the guy from Devon...also a big Sixers fan.  I'd be on this thread more often if I didn't get a surprise acceptance from Columbia when I got home from ASW.  I'll be visiting there Monday, but Chicago will be tough to top.


haha I'm still waiting on Columbia (and Harvard)...but it's looking pretty bleak.  And I'm pretty sure I would still go to Chicago anyway.  Congrats and have fun in NY
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 20, 2007, 04:58:27 AM
1. What is your user name and why did you choose it? My user name is ILoveUncleJesse and I chose it because Full House is the best show ever and Uncle Jesse is the sweetest character.

2. Where were you born? a Philadelphia suburb you've probably never heard of

3. Do you like to drive? No, and I hope I don't have to bring my car to school next year

4. Favorite type of food? Cheeseless pizza, guacamole, and soup that I make up as I go along
 
5. Favorite beverage? Grape sports drinks

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be? the Wegman's raspberry granola stuff

7. What book have you read the most times? Gone With the WInd

8. Favorite TV channel? Food Network or ABC Family, it's a tie, and luckily they're 52 and 53 on my cable lineup this year so it's easy to toggle
 
9. Favorite movies? anything Will Ferrell

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life? Rosie O'Donnell

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards? Barnes and Noble

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?  I'd give it a whirl

13. What is your dream vacation? a part of Italy where they don't speak English

14. What is your favorite article of clothing? my gray Penn State sweatpants

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now? last night I heard "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On" and it was spectacular

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being? No, caffeine seems to have no effect on me

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish? Yes, my lentil soup is a big hit even with meateaters

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most? the Phillies i guess, and the Cowboys (I'll be the girl in the Dallas Sucks shirt)

19: What is your favorite board game? I hate board games

20: How excited are you to have fun die? Sort of.  I'm excited about real intellectual stimulation and challenge and feeling like there's a point to the work I'm doing.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 20, 2007, 07:26:25 AM
1. nice move with the 20 questions sb, love it
2. im soooooo jealous about the harry potter screening!!!
3. MP-- there are ~3 pet-friendly floors in regents (in the south tower instead of law school floors in north tower)... pricing is very similar
4. sillyberry where is the apt you're looking at? thats sooo exciting i cant wait until i can just sign a lease and be done with it

apologize for the numbering, i suck at posting and can't figure out how to quote ;)

HAPPY FRIDAY
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 20, 2007, 07:33:30 AM


7. What book have you read the most times?

kinda embarassed to say this but Flyy Girl - its entertaining and an easy read


Don't be embarassed!!! That's the same book I named!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: clairel on April 20, 2007, 08:36:43 AM
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Quote from: polaremu on Today at 01:41:25 AM
I decided on chicago so I'll play

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2. Where were you born? Palmer, Alaska


totally cool....i was born in anchorage! only lived there for six months then relocated to CA but it's definitely rare to meet people born in AK in the 48...

Yeah I didn't live there that long either. I moved when I was 4 or something, but I have been back for a few summers. Have you been up there since?


yeah, i went there over the summer when i was 12...it's absolutely beautiful in the summer (which no one seems to believe! but i swear it is . we drove from anchorage to fairbanks and had grizzlies crossing the road that were way bigger than our ford focus!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 20, 2007, 11:12:58 AM
1. nice move with the 20 questions sb, love it

I'm just happy everyone has played along!


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4. sillyberry where is the apt you're looking at? thats sooo exciting i cant wait until i can just sign a lease and be done with it

A little further North than Regents, but not too far away.  I'm obsessively apartment hunting!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on April 20, 2007, 12:09:16 PM
Okay, I'll play too...

1. What is your user name and why did you choose it?
Berntie- My roommate and I had a hamster and named it Bernie, then we mixed our last names to make Tiergan.  So I'm named after my hamster, Bernie Tiergan.  He died on Valentine's Day  :(

2. Where were you born?
Williamsport, PA

3. Do you like to drive?
Well, I don't mind it

4. Favorite type of food?
Risotto

5. Favorite beverage?
Nonalcoholic- Diet coke, Alcoholic- Kahlua and milk

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Fruit Loops!

7. What book have you read the most times?
I don't know if I've ever read a book more than once, but I've read a lot of Anne Rice books

8. Favorite TV channel?
FoodNetwork

9. Favorite movies?
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Anchorman, Meet the Fockers

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life?
No idea... my roommate's boyfriend thinks I look like Rachael Ray, but she's not an actress

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards?
Express

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?
Of course!

13. What is your dream vacation?
Going back to Buenos Aires and then traveling through South America

14. What is your favorite article of clothing?
Little jackets

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now?
The Sweet Escape- Gwen Stefani. It reminds me of my Spring Break cruise!

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being?
Nope, I need a diet coke!

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?
I LOVE to cook... I make a lot of risotto and homemade ravioli.  I make pretty good stirfry too!

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?
I'm not a big sports fan but I'll always cheer for the Argentine soccer team!

19: What is your favorite board game?
Scrabble

20: How excited are you to have fun die?
I'm thrilled!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 20, 2007, 12:42:27 PM
All the cooking skills are intimidating me.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 20, 2007, 12:49:37 PM

i'm sending my deposit today.

yay michigan!

Uh... wrong thread?



(boo Michigan)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 20, 2007, 01:04:49 PM
hey guys- did any of you receive a scholarship "with a moral obligation" to repay it?  what exactly does this mean?  is it basically like a loan that's indefinite, but you're supposed to pay back?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 20, 2007, 01:17:42 PM
Uh... wrong thread?



(boo Michigan)

oh.  oops.

::mocks chicago::

::deletes::

Play nice.  Go make fun of the Ohio State kids.   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 20, 2007, 01:43:55 PM
I got the same thing, I'm not really sure what it means.  As far as I can tell, it means exactly what it sounds like.  No legal obligation or anything...it's just an honor thing.

so basically a nice way of saying loan...i'm sure that most people will pay it back, right?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 20, 2007, 01:44:37 PM
I got the same thing, I'm not really sure what it means.  As far as I can tell, it means exactly what it sounds like.  No legal obligation or anything...it's just an honor thing.

so basically a nice way of saying loan...i'm sure that most people will pay it back, right?

i don't think my letter said this
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: WhoDAT on April 20, 2007, 01:48:52 PM
100% going to UChicago...The only question is whether or not I will defer for a year (I don't think I will).

I guess I'll join the fun...

1. What is your user name and why did you choose it?
WhoDAT- It's part of a cheer that New Orleans Saints fans say

2. Where were you born?
Meriden, CT

3. Do you like to drive?
Sure

4. Favorite type of food?
Ravioli

5. Favorite beverage?
Nonalcoholic- Iced Tea, Alcoholic- Old Fashion

6. If you could only eat one kind of cereal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Fruit Loops!

7. What book have you read the most times?
Giving Tree

8. Favorite TV channel?
ESPN

9. Favorite movies?
Godfather I, II; In America, Anchorman

10. What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life?
The sexiest one

11. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards?
Perlis

12. Are you willing to sing karaoke with me?
Depends on how much I've had to drink

13. What is your dream vacation?
White sand beach with clear water

14. What is your favorite article of clothing?
Sperrys

15. What is your favorite song playing on the radio right now?
Radio is so 20th century

16. Do you need coffee in the morning to be a tolerable human being?
I do not drink coffee

17. Can you cook?  If so, what's your best dish?
I'm blessed with family members who can cook, but I haven't learned yet

18. What is your favorite sports team?  What sports team do you hate the most?
Yankees

19: What is your favorite board game?
The game of global domination

20: How excited are you to have fun die?
I think it will be fun
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 20, 2007, 01:50:55 PM
I got the same thing, I'm not really sure what it means.  As far as I can tell, it means exactly what it sounds like.  No legal obligation or anything...it's just an honor thing.

so basically a nice way of saying loan...i'm sure that most people will pay it back, right?

i don't think my letter said this

lucky you :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 20, 2007, 02:20:27 PM
MCB, have you made any decision re: CLS v. UChi?

now that I got some money from UChi I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!  I thought i was set on uva..
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Sooner on April 20, 2007, 02:34:54 PM
hey guys- did any of you receive a scholarship "with a moral obligation" to repay it?  what exactly does this mean?  is it basically like a loan that's indefinite, but you're supposed to pay back?

Weird. Oh well. Something is better than nothing. It's an interest free loan for you. You may be able to argue something about imputed interest and a student loan interest deduction...ha ha
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 20, 2007, 02:36:56 PM
MCB, have you made any decision re: CLS v. UChi?

now that I got some money from UChi I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!  I thought i was set on uva..

Nope not yet.  If  you think UVa will be better then go.  :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 20, 2007, 02:47:09 PM
MCB, have you made any decision re: CLS v. UChi?

now that I got some money from UChi I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!  I thought i was set on uva..

Nope not yet.  If  you think UVa will be better then go.  :)

haha well, that's the thing...I know that academically UChi would e better, presige wise UChi would be better, clerkship wise UChi would be better, and student wise UChi might actually be better given my personality...yikes!!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 20, 2007, 02:54:31 PM
MP, go ahead and move me from 99.9% sure to 100% sure.   ;D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 20, 2007, 03:01:06 PM
MCB, have you made any decision re: CLS v. UChi?

now that I got some money from UChi I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!  I thought i was set on uva..

Nope not yet.  If  you think UVa will be better then go.  :)

haha well, that's the thing...I know that academically UChi would e better, presige wise UChi would be better, clerkship wise UChi would be better, and student wise UChi might actually be better given my personality...yikes!!

to me this means you should go to Chi  ;)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 20, 2007, 03:04:58 PM
MCB, have you made any decision re: CLS v. UChi?

now that I got some money from UChi I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!  I thought i was set on uva..

Nope not yet.  If  you think UVa will be better then go.  :)

haha well, that's the thing...I know that academically UChi would e better, presige wise UChi would be better, clerkship wise UChi would be better, and student wise UChi might actually be better given my personality...yikes!!

to me this means you should go to Chi  ;)

TITMFCR.  (I can't wait to play trivia!)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 20, 2007, 03:30:17 PM
when did ppl receive their fin aid letters? anyone still waiting on theirs? hmmm i wonder if this went to my parents' address like the original fin aid app...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on April 20, 2007, 03:32:44 PM
MCB, have you made any decision re: CLS v. UChi?

now that I got some money from UChi I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!  I thought i was set on uva..

Nope not yet.  If  you think UVa will be better then go.  :)

haha well, that's the thing...I know that academically UChi would e better, presige wise UChi would be better, clerkship wise UChi would be better, and student wise UChi might actually be better given my personality...yikes!!

to me this means you should go to Chi  ;)

I feel phyically injured by this turn of events.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 20, 2007, 06:17:21 PM
Has anyone gotten a finaid report from UChi yet? Not the scholarship offer but an actual finaid report with stafford loans and any needbased aid?  And SB i'll move you once i get home yay! 

wait, what? there's need based aid too? i kind of assumed what i got was a combination of need and merit...?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 20, 2007, 06:32:37 PM
Has anyone gotten a finaid report from UChi yet? Not the scholarship offer but an actual finaid report with stafford loans and any needbased aid?  And SB i'll move you once i get home yay! 

wait, what? there's need based aid too? i kind of assumed what i got was a combination of need and merit...?

MP, I've gotten it from other schools, but I think I read somewhere that we won't get it from Chicago until we commit to enroll.  And Jesse, I think you're talking about the initial grant offer, and MP is talking about loans.  Then again, I don't really know what I'm talking about.

I think I read this as well
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 21, 2007, 02:06:27 PM
Here's a question that is going to make you all sigh with relief knowing at least one of your classmates will be padding the bottom of the curve...

I need to withdraw from Georgetown, Virginia, and Texas.  If it requires minimal effort for you to tell me whom to email, I would greatly appreciate you doing so.  Is it just the generic email address provided on the contact page?

I would just ignore them until the deadlines passed, but that's rude.

Thank you!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 21, 2007, 08:59:28 PM
So I have decided on CLS.  I loved Chicago (and all of you!) but my gut and inner voice kept whispering CLS.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 21, 2007, 09:02:44 PM
So I have decided on CLS.  I loved Chicago (and all of you!) but my gut and inner voice kept whispering CLS.


We all knew it was coming.   :)   Congrats on making a decision!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 02:36:28 PM
Anyone planning on playing in the Chicago fantasy baseball league?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 22, 2007, 03:17:37 PM
Is there a Chicago fantasy basketball league?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 03:19:52 PM
Is there a Chicago fantasy basketball league?

Yep!

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/adayinthelife/2006/12/the_application.html
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 22, 2007, 03:24:39 PM
basketball

 :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 03:28:20 PM
basketball

 :P

Duh.  I've been all NBA playoffs, all the time.  I just finished watching my 6th game.

EDIT:  I thought you were saying I said fantasy basketball league and you were mocking me for that.

My brain is scrambled.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 22, 2007, 03:29:36 PM
basketball

 :P

I think students do basketball and football, but as far as I know, the Law School-wide one is baseball.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 22, 2007, 04:04:48 PM
I remember Dean Levmore saying that he couldn't stop in Thursday night because he had his draft on that night.  :)

basketball

 :P

Duh.  I've been all NBA playoffs, all the time.  I just finished watching my 6th game.

Only 5 here. The Magic/Pistons game was too anger-inducing for me (I despise both teams).

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EDIT:  I thought you were saying I said fantasy basketball league and you were mocking me for that.

My brain is scrambled.

I would never mock fantasy basketball.

(I would mock fantasy baseball :) )
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 04:11:13 PM
I like my baseball team (the Rangers), but I don't really care who wins or loses in baseball.  Thus, I can be a neutral observer.  I have no sacred cows.

I don't think I can play fantasy basketball because I care WAY WAY too much.  I couldn't draft certain players because I would never want them to have good games.

Actually, I couldn't draft most players because I would never want them to have good games.



(I hate the Pistons, but I love Orlando.  I have a very soft spot for them after I randomly shared lunch on a park bench in DC with Tony Battie.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 22, 2007, 04:17:43 PM
I like my baseball team (the Rangers), but I don't really care who wins or loses in baseball.  Thus, I can be a neutral observer.  I have no sacred cows.

I don't think I can play fantasy basketball because I care WAY WAY too much.  I couldn't draft certain players because I would never want them to have good games.

Actually, I couldn't draft most players because I would never want them to have good games.

Thats a good point. I had that same problem myself, which I haven't played fantasy basketball for a couple years, but I think I could try again. Good training for separating personal feelings from, um... business.

Then again, I made a NCAA bracket this year (once again, after not doing so for a couple years) and was miserable about it, so I plan on stopping that too.  :-\

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(I hate the Pistons, but I love Orlando.  I have a very soft spot for them after I randomly shared lunch on a park bench in DC with Tony Battie.)

Its kinda weird how I hate the Magic, since I really shouldn't. Growing up, my favorite player was Penny Hardaway (for weird, totally complicated reasons), so I also had a small soft spot for them... but now I don't. Now, for some reason, I despise them.

Sadly, I'll be cheering against the Mavericks tonight (but for extremely good reasons, I swear), even though I'm certain they're going all the way (Mavs over Bulls in 6).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 04:24:51 PM
Sadly, I'll be cheering against the Mavericks tonight (but for extremely good reasons, I swear), even though I'm certain they're going all the way (Mavs over Bulls in 6).

You're right on the second point (knock on wood), but what extremely good reasons do you have to support Golden State?  I only recently figured what freaking city they played ball in.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 04:57:15 PM
To anyone reading all this basketball talk and gouging out their eyes in boredom...

Feel free to change the topic.  I'm happy to prattle on about pretty much anything.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 22, 2007, 05:00:29 PM
lol you read my mind haha

anyone else antsy for the fall

i am losing allll motivation at work
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 22, 2007, 05:07:41 PM
lol you read my mind haha

anyone else antsy for the fall

i am losing allll motivation at work

Same.  I'm so ready to quit my job--and it doesn't help that I hate it.  Ever since I got into my first school in Dec, all of my motivation has gone out the window.  Can't wait til 7/6
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 22, 2007, 05:15:57 PM
Ikea is probably what I'll end up doing. I wonder how long it takes them to deliver, because it'll be a tad uncomfortable in an empty apartment until then.

lol you read my mind haha

anyone else antsy for the fall

i am losing allll motivation at work

Same, but I'm still in school. I have midterms over the next two weeks, and I can't help but ask myself why I should care at all about most of the subjects I'm taking. I'm watching the NBA playoffs, and 'Sopranos' episodes, instead of studying. I'm curious to see what happens.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 05:18:20 PM
To anyone reading all this basketball talk and gouging out their eyes in boredom...

Feel free to change the topic.  I'm happy to prattle on about pretty much anything.

Furniture seems like a pretty exciting topic...I've never lived anywhere but my house or on-campus housing.  How does one go about furnishing an empty apartment as big as those in Regents?  Seems like a daunting task.

For furnishing an apartment on the cheap, Target and Ikea are obvious big box options, but you'll probably have the same furniture as every other 20something.  Since the weather should be good, and if you're willing to spend some time, garage sales can be a treasure trove of furniture.  Same with Goodwill.  Sometimes consignment stores have good deals on nicer furniture.  You can also search craigslist in your jammies.

The one thing I would recommend not skimping on is your bed.  You can get a ghetto sofa, you can make a desk out of a door resting on cinder blocks, you can eat off cheap plastic plates, but I truly believe having an uncomfortable bed makes you a much less productive and happy human being.

(MP, avoid the hassle and live with me!)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 22, 2007, 05:20:29 PM
im so excited to have a new room! regents seemed awesome i think ill prolly end up there

ikea is probably the way to go for a reasonable price...that store is just so overwhelming tho, i always feel like im lost in a maze

i have an apt full of furniture, i just need to shop for a roommate lol!

do ppl typically use the admitted students board to find roommates etc? any current students have advice on this?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 22, 2007, 05:22:01 PM
so true on the bed thing, sb! i tried to do the ikea bed and it is not going to be moving with me... so rough.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 22, 2007, 05:34:38 PM
http://marketplace.uchicago.edu/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 05:37:10 PM
To anyone reading all this basketball talk and gouging out their eyes in boredom...

Feel free to change the topic.  I'm happy to prattle on about pretty much anything.

Furniture seems like a pretty exciting topic...I've never lived anywhere but my house or on-campus housing.  How does one go about furnishing an empty apartment as big as those in Regents?  Seems like a daunting task.

For furnishing an apartment on the cheap, Target and Ikea are obvious big box options, but you'll probably have the same furniture as every other 20something.  Since the weather should be good, and if you're willing to spend some time, garage sales can be a treasure trove of furniture.  Same with Goodwill.  Sometimes consignment stores have good deals on nicer furniture.  You can also search craigslist in your jammies.

The one thing I would recommend not skimping on is your bed.  You can get a ghetto sofa, you can make a desk out of a door resting on cinder blocks, you can eat off cheap plastic plates, but I truly believe having an uncomfortable bed makes you a much less productive and happy human being.

(MP, avoid the hassle and live with me!)

Yeah I agree on the bed thing, that's the one thing I really care about.  Thanks for the suggestions.

And I don't have any jammies, but I'll check out craigslist anyway.

I was going to say you can search craigslist in your underwear, but decided not to.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 06:20:50 PM
Um yes, I'm planning on getting to Chicago fairly early in Sept. and spending a lot of time in Ikea. With my grandparents, who are driving me to Chicago. So...furniture shopping, fun times :P

I feel like the guy who gets broken up with when his girlfriend shows up at prom with another guy.   :'( :'( :'(


I was going to say you can search craigslist in your underwear, but decided not to.

What if I don't wear underwear either?

Cheeky.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 22, 2007, 06:41:39 PM
ooo speaking of shopping for stuff.... anyone getting a new computer? what type of laptops are ppl opting for?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 22, 2007, 06:46:44 PM
i have an ibook with a cpl yrs left on the warranty...i wish i had a good excuse to get a new one!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 22, 2007, 06:51:56 PM
its only 1.5 yrs old and i got the additional 2 yr extended warranty :/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 22, 2007, 07:09:29 PM
New Macbook in my future (and I'm very excited about it). I've been making due with my $400 after Thanksgiving day special now for almost 2 years and have been wanting a new computer for some time now. Do we have to request the additional amount added into our first quarter loans or is it automatic? Anyone know?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 22, 2007, 07:56:25 PM
If people are interested in getting PCs, I highly recommend IBMs.

For those of you buying Apples, they're fine, but don't be tricked into thinking Apples are any more reliable than a good PC laptop like an IBM. That's sort of Apple's marketing schtick, but it really isn't true. They'll hold up better than a cheap Dell laptop though.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 22, 2007, 07:59:08 PM
I always hear bad stuff about Dell... but have never actually experienced it myself. I've had a Dell desktop with no problems for about 2 years, and a Dell laptop with no problems for about 4 years. Of course, IBMs are also great (I had to use IMB laptops in the lab I worked in, had no problems there either).

I can't stand Macs, they just annoy me whenever I use one. But thats a personal thing I guess.

I'll probably be buying this laptop soon:

LINK (http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/latit_d620?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 22, 2007, 08:07:44 PM
I always hear bad stuff about Dell... but have never actually experienced it myself. I've had a Dell desktop with no problems for about 2 years, and a Dell laptop with no problems for about 4 years. Of course, IBMs are also great (I had to use IMB laptops in the lab I worked in, had no problems there either).

I can't stand Macs, they just annoy me whenever I use one. But thats a personal thing I guess.

I'll probably be buying this laptop soon:

LINK (http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/latit_d620?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd)

I say this as someone who used to work for Dell:

Dell desktops are quite good, and I very much recommend them. But the quality control just hasn't been there on Dell laptops, and the tech support is bad. That said, you can get a Dell laptop for close to half the price of a comparably equipped IBM or Apple. Just mentally plan on buying at least one replacement laptop before you graduate, and back up frequently. If you make it through law school without having to replace your Dell, hurray! You won the Dell lottery. Otherwise, plan on just throwing down money to buy another, most likely right before Fall finals of your 3L year.

I don't have much experience with Mac tech support, though there is an Apple store right on Michigan Ave, so hopefully it is at least convenient to get stuff replaced. On the other hand, IBM tech support is FANTASTIC. I had something go wrong with mine last year, I called them, got through to a tech person in America within a couple of minutes, and they sent someone to my apartment the next day to replace my motherboard, no questions asked.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 22, 2007, 08:15:46 PM
To anyone reading all this basketball talk and gouging out their eyes in boredom...

Feel free to change the topic.  I'm happy to prattle on about pretty much anything.

Furniture seems like a pretty exciting topic...I've never lived anywhere but my house or on-campus housing.  How does one go about furnishing an empty apartment as big as those in Regents?  Seems like a daunting task.

I love craigslist.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 22, 2007, 08:29:17 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fur/316805333.html

1. How many rows do you think I can fit in the Regents living room (floorplan N10)?
2. Has anyone seen a lectern for a good price? No microphone necessary.
3. I dislike my ibook, which is about 1.5 years old.  Then again it hasn't completely stopped working yet, so I can't complain too much.
4. People should not get a Sony computer.  That one did completely stop working after about a year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 22, 2007, 08:33:03 PM
I always hear bad stuff about Dell... but have never actually experienced it myself. I've had a Dell desktop with no problems for about 2 years, and a Dell laptop with no problems for about 4 years. Of course, IBMs are also great (I had to use IMB laptops in the lab I worked in, had no problems there either).

I can't stand Macs, they just annoy me whenever I use one. But thats a personal thing I guess.

I'll probably be buying this laptop soon:

LINK (http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/latit_d620?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd)

I say this as someone who used to work for Dell:

Dell desktops are quite good, and I very much recommend them. But the quality control just hasn't been there on Dell laptops, and the tech support is bad. That said, you can get a Dell laptop for close to half the price of a comparably equipped IBM or Apple. Just mentally plan on buying at least one replacement laptop before you graduate, and back up frequently. If you make it through law school without having to replace your Dell, hurray! You won the Dell lottery. Otherwise, plan on just throwing down money to buy another, most likely right before Fall finals of your 3L year.

I don't have much experience with Mac tech support, though there is an Apple store right on Michigan Ave, so hopefully it is at least convenient to get stuff replaced. On the other hand, IBM tech support is FANTASTIC. I had something go wrong with mine last year, I called them, got through to a tech person in America within a couple of minutes, and they sent someone to my apartment the next day to replace my motherboard, no questions asked.

I haven't had too much trouble with my Powerbook, but the few times I had to go to the Apple store, their tech service has been fantastic. For example, I had to get my logic board replaced on the powerbook - the guy at the store did a temporary fix so I could still use my computer, then set it up so that I could call in anytime and have a box overnighted to me, so they could repair it (no charge) - and it literaly took three days. I shipped the thing by DHL on Monday and got it back Wed. morning all fixed. I heart Apple.

The problem my friends with Macs have had is hard drives crashing and losing all their data. For most of them, they were told there was nothing that could be done to recover it. So make sure to back your stuff up a lot.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 22, 2007, 08:34:11 PM
4. People should not get a Sony computer.  That one did completely stop working after about a year.

Same here. Absurdly expensive too, compared to the same features from other brands.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 22, 2007, 08:40:50 PM
4. People should not get a Sony computer.  That one did completely stop working after about a year.

Same here. Absurdly expensive too, compared to the same features from other brands.

Agreed - and the one I had was useless after a year - too many bugs, etc. that it was barely operable

Maybe you wouldn't have these problems if you didn't download so much PORN
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on April 22, 2007, 08:43:51 PM
 >:(

Mpark doesn't download porn!  She is an angel!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 11:32:08 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fur/316805333.html

1. How many rows do you think I can fit in the Regents living room (floorplan N10)?
2. Has anyone seen a lectern for a good price? No microphone necessary.

How did you people let this pass by without comment?  Golden!


I will probably be buying a Dell XPS 1210.  It seems very shiny.  I've had my current Dell for going on four years, and the one before that for three (and it still works although not very well since I kind of ripped the thing apart at the hinges...), so I've been pretty happy/lucky.

This all becomes a moot point if the Mavericks lose the series and I commit seppuku.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on April 22, 2007, 11:33:19 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fur/316805333.html

1. How many rows do you think I can fit in the Regents living room (floorplan N10)?
2. Has anyone seen a lectern for a good price? No microphone necessary.

How did you people let this pass by without comment?  Golden!


I will probably be buying a Dell XPS 1210.  It seems very shiny.  I've had my current Dell for going on four years, and the one before that for three (and it still works although not very well since I kind of ripped the thing apart at the hinges...), so I've been pretty happy/lucky.

This all becomes a moot point if the Mavericks lose the series and I commit seppuku.

The Mavericks will lose to the Rockets in the second round.

I hope this has helped. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 11:37:04 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fur/316805333.html

1. How many rows do you think I can fit in the Regents living room (floorplan N10)?
2. Has anyone seen a lectern for a good price? No microphone necessary.

How did you people let this pass by without comment?  Golden!


I will probably be buying a Dell XPS 1210.  It seems very shiny.  I've had my current Dell for going on four years, and the one before that for three (and it still works although not very well since I kind of ripped the thing apart at the hinges...), so I've been pretty happy/lucky.

This all becomes a moot point if the Mavericks lose the series and I commit seppuku.

The Mavericks will lose to the Rockets in the second round.

I hope this has helped. 

I'm fairly confident we're more likely to lose to the Warriors than we would be to lose to the Rockets.

But thanks, I appreciate your words of kindness.  Jackass.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on April 22, 2007, 11:41:09 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fur/316805333.html

1. How many rows do you think I can fit in the Regents living room (floorplan N10)?
2. Has anyone seen a lectern for a good price? No microphone necessary.

How did you people let this pass by without comment?  Golden!


I will probably be buying a Dell XPS 1210.  It seems very shiny.  I've had my current Dell for going on four years, and the one before that for three (and it still works although not very well since I kind of ripped the thing apart at the hinges...), so I've been pretty happy/lucky.

This all becomes a moot point if the Mavericks lose the series and I commit seppuku.

The Mavericks will lose to the Rockets in the second round.

I hope this has helped. 

I'm fairly confident we're more likely to lose to the Warriors than we would be to lose to the Rockets.

But thanks, I appreciate your words of kindness.  Jackass.

Not if this man has anything to say about it:

(http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/kelly_dwyer/08/16/rockets.blogger/t1_mcgrady.jpg)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 11:51:11 PM
I'm fairly confident we're more likely to lose to the Warriors than we would be to lose to the Rockets.

But thanks, I appreciate your words of kindness.  Jackass.

Not if this man has anything to say about it:

(http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/kelly_dwyer/08/16/rockets.blogger/t1_mcgrady.jpg)

Yeah...I would entrust that punk with my playoff hopes.  How many games did he miss this season with nagging injuries?  How many playoff rounds has he won?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on April 22, 2007, 11:54:54 PM
McGrady is far far far far far far far more talented than "Dirk."  Enough said!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 22, 2007, 11:57:56 PM
McGrady is far far far far far far far more talented than "Dirk."  Enough said!

Whatever you need to keep you warm at night, sweetie.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 23, 2007, 10:03:01 AM
Okay, I've had some sleep and I'm back to being only slightly hostile.

So I offer y'all this mildly amusing link:  http://www.thewvsr.com/adsvsreality.htm
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Sooner on April 23, 2007, 10:13:49 AM

I'm fairly confident we're more likely to lose to the Warriors than we would be to lose to the Rockets.

But thanks, I appreciate your words of kindness.  Jackass.

You're a chick, right? Wow.

I agree with you, BTW, even though I am partial to the Rockets (I currently live in Houston).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 23, 2007, 10:17:46 AM
I'm fairly confident we're more likely to lose to the Warriors than we would be to lose to the Rockets.

But thanks, I appreciate your words of kindness.  Jackass.

You're a chick, right? Wow.

I agree with you, BTW, even though I am partial to the Rockets (I currently live in Houston).

 :D :D :D

Yes, I'm a chick.  Who currently is watching Cold Pizza.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 23, 2007, 02:45:56 PM
McGrady is far far far far far far far more talented than "Dirk."  Enough said!

Which really makes his career that much sadder.

(although, I admit that I've been extremely impressed with McGrady this season)

Okay, I've had some sleep and I'm back to being only slightly hostile.

So I offer y'all this mildly amusing link:  http://www.thewvsr.com/adsvsreality.htm

I'm hungry enough to like every image on that site (except for that Filet O Fish Sandwich from McDonalds, ugh).

Hey everyone--I was looking at Regents and talking to a guy in charge who seemed to think that most of the ASW people wanted 1-bedrooms rather than 2-bedrooms. I would actually like a 1-bedroom (except for times in the middle of the night where I'd wake up and think a robber was in my apartment) but would it be slightly weird to live alone? Cost isn't so much the issue as a worry that I'll end up hanging out alone too often. I feel like Regents' status as an unofficial dorm would kind of make up for that, though.

I thought about that too, but I decided the risk of ending up with a roommate I didn't like outweighed whatever benefits might come from someone always being around to hang out with.  I think I'm a social enough person that it won't really matter.  I stayed in Regents with my host, and just walking in and out of the building he constantly saw people he knew, so I think you're right that the unofficial dorm status makes up for it, as long as you're not anti-social.

This is my reasoning as well... I actually was surprised at how many people at ASW were looking for 1Brs.

Plus, I like having my own space.  :P

Are you serious?  What happened?

I'll tell you if we meet in the fall. :)

Quote
By the way anonymous...I'm pretty sure I met you at the ASW, but never revealed my secret identity as bosco.  I was the guy who walked in late on Saturday morning and sat at your table during the breakfast/child advocacy thing.  I was probably wearing a striped button down shirt, and I probably still smelled like beer at that point...don't know if you remember.

Most of the faces of ASW are a blur (I'm horrible with faces anyway), but it probably was me. Did we talk about anything that I'd remember?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 23, 2007, 03:04:45 PM
"Hey everyone--I was looking at Regents and talking to a guy in charge who seemed to think that most of the ASW people wanted 1-bedrooms rather than 2-bedrooms."

hmmm this is kinda surprising... mtg or clairel-- do you have a rough idea of how many 1Ls in regents have their own apt vs roommate?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: polaremu on April 23, 2007, 03:12:13 PM
I have a question: do 2Ls live in regents too or just 1Ls. I was deciding whether to get a 12 month lease or a 21 month one. I don't really want to have to move, but I am deciding whether or not I want to be locked into living there. I was basically wondering if I did this if I would be one of the few 2Ls living there. One extra piece of info is that I don't want to have to commute from the north side any of my three years, its just too far.  Thanks
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 23, 2007, 03:12:26 PM
Quote
"Hey everyone--I was looking at Regents and talking to a guy in charge who seemed to think that most of the ASW people wanted 1-bedrooms rather than 2-bedrooms."

I'm trying to remember exactly, but he said something like 17 people were on the wait list for 1-bedrooms and 6 people were on the wait list for 2-bedrooms.

gotcha. im inclined to think that more ppl will end up living there than that... especially since u had to fill out a lease application and pay $ that day to get on the waitlist... i know i just signed up for both lists since im not sure what im gonig to do. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 23, 2007, 03:25:45 PM
"Hey everyone--I was looking at Regents and talking to a guy in charge who seemed to think that most of the ASW people wanted 1-bedrooms rather than 2-bedrooms."

hmmm this is kinda surprising... mtg or clairel-- do you have a rough idea of how many 1Ls in regents have their own apt vs roommate?


I would guess an even split. I don't know how the people doing 1 bedrooms afford it, but plenty do. I way prefer living with a roommate.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 23, 2007, 03:29:42 PM
I have a question: do 2Ls live in regents too or just 1Ls. I was deciding whether to get a 12 month lease or a 21 month one. I don't really want to have to move, but I am deciding whether or not I want to be locked into living there. I was basically wondering if I did this if I would be one of the few 2Ls living there. One extra piece of info is that I don't want to have to commute from the north side any of my three years, its just too far.  Thanks

Almost everyone in my class moved up north (or west or otherwise out of HP). I'm one of maybe 10% of the class that stayed down in HP.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: WhoDAT on April 23, 2007, 04:54:29 PM
So the only thing that might keep me out of UChicago would be a Yale acceptance (which I doubt will be coming).  When filling out the intent to enroll form, I believe that I should check box 2 because if Yale lets me in, I can see myself not going to Chicago.  My question is:  Does this affect my scholarship offer?  I've waited so long on Yale, I would hate to be forced to withdraw b/c I need to lock in money at Chicago.  That being said, I think the possibility of me getting into  Yale this late is so small that it would make no sense to jeapordize my scholarhip.  Anyone else having this question? 

MP, I think I saw in another thread that you're waiting on Yale as well.  What box did you fill in?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: WhoDAT on April 23, 2007, 05:29:27 PM
Thanks Bosco
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on April 23, 2007, 08:24:52 PM
Any girls looking for a roommate at Regents?  I'd like to get a 2 br to save money.  To be honest, I'm not the cleanest roomie, but my philosophy is to keep the common areas clean and I tend to be a piler in my bedroom (stacks of books, etc).  I love to cook and I make things for my roommates a lot (vegetarian though).  Not sure if I'm bringing my car or not.  I have some furniture- a really comfy L-shaped brown couch, some chairs, futon, coffee and end tables, etc. 

Anyway, pm me if interested!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 23, 2007, 09:16:02 PM
One thing I'm really excited about in Chicago is Trader Joe's.  TJ's one of the things I miss most since moving from DC.  If you've never been, it's a wonderland of great frozen food, excellent snacks, lots of cheese, and all sorts of other random great items.  It also boasts a fantastically fun attitude.

www.traderjoes.com
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 23, 2007, 09:25:46 PM
One thing I'm really excited about in Chicago is Trader Joe's.  TJ's one of the things I miss most since moving from DC.  If you've never been, it's a wonderland of great frozen food, excellent snacks, lots of cheese, and all sorts of other random great items.  It also boasts a fantastically fun attitude.

www.traderjoes.com

Great store brand beer, too.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 23, 2007, 09:32:43 PM
One thing I'm really excited about in Chicago is Trader Joe's.  TJ's one of the things I miss most since moving from DC.  If you've never been, it's a wonderland of great frozen food, excellent snacks, lots of cheese, and all sorts of other random great items.  It also boasts a fantastically fun attitude.

www.traderjoes.com

Great store brand beer, too.

How could I forget to mention the alcohol?  Shame on me.  Who doesn't love Two Buck Chuck?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 23, 2007, 10:44:08 PM
i saw that wonderful trader joe's when they dropped us off for dinner on Friday night...i'm so jealous of you all!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 23, 2007, 11:04:14 PM
It seems kinda far from Regents though, considering I won't have a car.  Maybe I can work out a deal with someone - they drive me there and I'll buy them beer at TJ's.

Not a hard deal to make.

In fact, it is looking more like I will be in Regents again next year. In which case, you can make it with me.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 23, 2007, 11:08:07 PM
It seems kinda far from Regents though, considering I won't have a car.  Maybe I can work out a deal with someone - they drive me there and I'll buy them beer at TJ's.

Not a hard deal to make.

In fact, it is looking more like I will be in Regents again next year. In which case, you can make it with me.

The better to hit on 1Ls?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 23, 2007, 11:12:41 PM
It seems kinda far from Regents though, considering I won't have a car.  Maybe I can work out a deal with someone - they drive me there and I'll buy them beer at TJ's.

Not a hard deal to make.

In fact, it is looking more like I will be in Regents again next year. In which case, you can make it with me.

The better to hit on 1Ls?

Duh.

Actually, it is more about really not wanting to move and being pretty happy here.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 24, 2007, 12:01:37 AM
It seems kinda far from Regents though, considering I won't have a car.  Maybe I can work out a deal with someone - they drive me there and I'll buy them beer at TJ's.

Not a hard deal to make.

In fact, it is looking more like I will be in Regents again next year. In which case, you can make it with me.

The better to hit on 1Ls?

Haha.  MTG - sounds like a plan. 

I have a question for you MTG...it would probably be impossible for me to afford a car and a 1BR in Regents.  I'm sure I know your answer already, but what do you think of 1BR/no car vs. 2BR/car?

2BR/car all the way. Even if you end up with a roommate you don't like that much, the apartments are big so it isn't like you'll be on top of each other. Having a car significantly improves QoL, in my opinion.

Then again, I'm a Texan who loves his car, has never lived alone, and likes his roommate.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 24, 2007, 10:34:06 AM
Here's a sexy topic...banking!

I'm thinking of keeping my Bank of America account (all my bills are already set up through there and I'm lazy) and opening a new account for a little bit of cash in whatever bank is most convenient to UChicago.

MTG, am I remembering correctly that Citibank was the UChicago bank of choice?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 24, 2007, 10:38:52 AM
Here's a sexy topic...banking!

I'm thinking of keeping my Bank of America account (all my bills are already set up through there and I'm lazy) and opening a new account for a little bit of cash in whatever bank is most convenient to UChicago.

MTG, am I remembering correctly that Citibank was the UChicago bank of choice?

I remember seeing at least one Citibank ATM in the basement of the law school...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 24, 2007, 11:02:37 AM
Consider opening an account with ETrade - they've got a great rate on savings and their checking pays 3.25% as well with direct deposit. The best part is that you can use any ATM anywhere - they don't charge a fee on their end and they refund all fees that you get charged by anyone else. Their interface is great too.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Sooner on April 24, 2007, 12:19:55 PM
The following is off-topic, but since this thread is inherently off-topic anyway...and since MTG seems to keep checking here...why not?

MTG - Will you please describe your internship experience with Baker Botts this past summer? Was the work interesting/fulfilling? Were the people in charge patient and friendly? Did the associates seem stressed out? How tolerable do you think a career at that firm would be?

What real differences do you think exist (in terms of the employee's experience) among the top Houston firms? What drove you to choose BB? Have you heard rumors about the cultures and norms at other firms?

Thx
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 24, 2007, 12:46:01 PM
So I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who graduated from Chicago last year (and LOVED it), and she said the following to me:

"I'm glad [mutual friend] didn't pick Chicago.  She's really thin-skinned and life at Chicago pretty much revolves around mocking each other.  You'll fit right in."

MTG, do you find this to be a fair characteristic?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 24, 2007, 01:17:23 PM
So I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who graduated from Chicago last year (and LOVED it), and she said the following to me:

"I'm glad [mutual friend] didn't pick Chicago.  She's really thin-skinned and life at Chicago pretty much revolves around mocking each other.  You'll fit right in."

MTG, do you find this to be a fair characteristic?

STFU you dumb slut.

I love it when you sweet talk me, butterface.   :-*

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Anyway, for those who sent in the intent to enroll form, did you receive any confirmation?  I'll probably just call to make sure they got mine.

I should probably send that in, huh?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 24, 2007, 04:36:20 PM
lalala.

wasting time shopping for new bedroom furniture online ;)

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 24, 2007, 05:13:27 PM
Here's a question: how is the area between Regents and the law school? I assume its good, but I want to make sure.

Reason: I know most people drive or take the bus... but I just checked the distance between Regents and the law school and its not THAT much more than the distance I walk to school every day right now (about a half a mile longer). I actually kinda like walking in the morning, if the weather is nice (although, I don't have any textbooks or anything right now... I'm sure that won't be the case in law school). And a couple people I met at ASW also expressed interest in biking to school.

But if its not the greatest area, I probably wouldn't do this.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 24, 2007, 05:16:52 PM
PS: I met an alumni today at a pre-law event at my undergrad's law school. She's a new professor, and she seemed really cool. She' said she's going back to Chicago in two weeks for a 10 year reunion. Its nice seeing that kind of enthusiasm for a school 10 years after graduation.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 24, 2007, 05:21:43 PM
I'm on a posting binge.

Anyone see that post on the admitted students board about the summer sublet at Regents?

One question based on what that person wrote:

Regents has "WiFi and Ethernet INTERNET access"? Thats what it says in that post. Is that every apartment? If so: cool, but I didn't know that.

Also: "Utilities run approximately 90/mo". :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 25, 2007, 12:10:00 AM
I agree MP, and I'm procrastinating writing a paper, so I think we need a new topic of discussion...

If you go to the UChicago Law website, and click on Prospectives on the left side, and then on JD Admitted Students, you come to a page with a picture of students on top.  I've been on this page a few times to check out the discussion forum, but I never really noticed the picture on the top - I probably assumed that it was just a standard picture of students in a class.  But now that I look at it, something else is clearly going on...

They have red cups, the type of cups that generally indicate beer consumption.  The kid on the left seems pretty amused about whatever is happening.  The kid in the back is shocked/worried about what's happening behind the camera.  The gunner in front with her hand raised also seems really excited.  And the kid on the far right has a piece of paper on his lap with a 6 (or is it a 9?) 

Any thoughts?  What are the students there for - is it a class, an event with alcohol, or just a staged photo?  What is that kid in the back pointing at?  What is the significance of the number 6 (or 9)?

I'll get to some of the other questions that have been asked this weekend (totally swamped with REAL work right now (i.e., playing Wii)). But this one is easy, so I'll field it:

That's the CLF auction. Basically, they throw a big party in the Green Lounge. The first two hours is a silent auction, the final hour is a live auction. They get the students real drunk then auction off stuff with profs (e.g., going to a Bulls game with Epstein). The money raised goes to fund public interest stuff.

Also, the images at the top are random, so you won't get the same ones every time. You may have to refresh a bit.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 25, 2007, 12:12:51 AM
I'm trying to post less on this thread because I'm pretty sure everyone here thinks I'm a loser with no life.

But I just booked a trip to Japan for next week!  Even better, immediately following purchase the ticket price more than doubled!  I'm giddy.

And bosco, I had never seen that picture - I've always had the serious chick with the orange background or the guy lounging in the grass.  However, after F5ing a few times, I see the puzzling picture you describe.

The cups all appear empty.  Either this is the end of the event and everyone is kerblasted or the event is staged.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 25, 2007, 12:16:50 AM
I'm trying to post less on this thread because I'm pretty sure everyone here thinks I'm a loser with no life.

But I just booked a trip to Japan for next week!  Even better, immediately following purchase the ticket price more than doubled!  I'm giddy.

And bosco, I had never seen that picture - I've always had the serious chick with the orange background or the guy lounging in the grass.  However, after F5ing a few times, I see the puzzling picture you describe.

The cups all appear empty.  Either this is the end of the event and everyone is kerblasted or the event is staged.

Definitely the former. My guess is that the guy on the left (SCHECHTER!) is looking on in horror as the girl on the right (ARI!) bids $4k on 10 person basketball game with Epstein. The guy in the back with the number on his lap (RFRAZIER!) realizes he has no hope. Little do all these silly 1Ls know that 3Ls, flush from getting a $15k a year raise from $145k to $160k, are about to blow the roof off the bidding.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 25, 2007, 12:22:26 AM
Haha thanks MTG

No problem. You will know the pain of getting destroyed by 3Ls with too much money next year. At least the booze is free.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 25, 2007, 12:28:27 AM
I'm trying to post less on this thread because I'm pretty sure everyone here thinks I'm a loser with no life.

But I just booked a trip to Japan for next week!  Even better, immediately following purchase the ticket price more than doubled!  I'm giddy.

And bosco, I had never seen that picture - I've always had the serious chick with the orange background or the guy lounging in the grass.  However, after F5ing a few times, I see the puzzling picture you describe.

The cups all appear empty.  Either this is the end of the event and everyone is kerblasted or the event is staged.

And SB, that's so exciting! When are you going?

Next Tuesday.  If anyone here has been to Japan, please feel free to pass along your suggestions!  My itinerary is WIDE open.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 25, 2007, 12:31:06 AM
Well, here's a debate for you. Which of the following items would you bid the most on?

L1.   BIG MAN OR LADY ON CAMPUS! Get two complimentary tickets to all remaining school events: the Over the Hump Party, the Musical, the Prom, AND pick your own location for one of this year's bar reviews (good through this academic year). Donated by LSA, Bar Review, and the Musical.

L2.   NEVER GOT THAT BIRTHDAY PONY?  Spend an afternoon with Horse Whisperer Linda Kiser and her beautiful horse, Victor.  Find out what it takes to own a horse.  Groom, feed, ride (and even clean stalls if you wish!).  Victor is a 17 hand Westphalen pleasure horse, who loves attention (and food) and does not bite or kick.  He will gladly pony you around, or more if you are experienced.  Other attractions at the farm where Victor boards include Larry the pigmy goat, 2 Shetland ponies, and kittens!

L3.   BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE!  Spend the afternoon of May 4, 2007 at Wrigley watching the Cubs play the Washington Nationals.  These 4 Field Box seats located directly behind home plate were donated by our friends at Jones Day.

L4.   YOU THINK YOU CAN TAKE DEAN LEVMORE?  4 students will get the chance to dress up in camo, load their guns and engage in intense paintball combat with Dean Levmore, Professor Roin, and their kids on a Sunday this spring.  After they pummel you with paint, the Levmore family will take you out for a delicious peace-making dinner.

L5.   A DAY AT WRIGLEY. A lovely afternoon baseball game at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field with the Admissions and Financial Aid Office.  A lucky group of four students will join Ann Perry and Michael Machen for a mutually agreed-upon game with the Chicago Cubs and a team to be named later! Drinks will be supplied.

L6.   DOES IT MATTER WHERE YOU GO IF YOU'RE GOING WITH PROFESSOR SAMAHA? Professor Samaha will treat four winners to dinner at his delightful home.

L7.   PERILOUS TIMES IN GEOFF STONE'S HOT TUB. Four students will join Professor Stone for an overnight excursion to his lake house in Michigan. The group will leave on a Friday afternoon in the spring, drive to Michigan (about 90 minutes), have dinner at a fancy restaurant (Professor Stone's treat), enjoy beer or wine in the outdoor hot tub under the stars, have breakfast on Saturday morning (again, Professor Stone's treat), and stop at several antique shops, art galleries, and country stores on a leisurely drive back to Chicago.

L8.   SEE THE SOX WITH A SOLID SOUTHSIDER! Dean Badger will take three people to a White Sox game of their choice (except opening day and the Cubs games.)  Seats are right behind home plate. The scouts sit in front of you while the players' families sit behind you.  Dean Badger will introduce the highest bidders to Nancy the organist and his favorite Polish Sausage lady. If you don't mind making a fool of yourself, he will also let you hold up some of the many signs he brings to the game! The students who attended in 2005 got a special bonus: appearances on the official MLB World Series video.

L9.   MIDWAY MASALA. Professor Nussbaum will cook an authentic Indian meal at her home for up to six people.  To be scheduled when she returns from Harvard.

L10.   PROFESSOR COX INDIE ROCKS! Get too cool for school when you go to the indie-rock show of Professor Coxs choice (possible venues include the Hideout, Empty Bottle, etc.). For up to four students, and includes a round of drinks before the show.  If you are lucky, you could end up at some divey diner talking smack with Prof. C. afterward, too!

L11.   IT WAS PROFESSOR PLUM ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO WITH THE CANDLESTICK!  Join the heads of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic, Randolph Stone and Herschella Conyers, for a night of Clue, food, beer, and some of the funniest and most touching stories that have ever come out of the criminal justice system.  For 6 students.

L12.   THINK YOU CAN OUTBLUFF A LAW PROFESSOR? Professors Eric Posner and Jacob Gersen will donate an evening of poker for 4 students.  But they have a trick up their sleeves: BUBBLY!  As the chip pot grows, Champagne will flow, so make sure to keep your wits about you!

L13.   NAME YOUR TERMS!!  Prof. and new Associate Dean Zarfes will treat 4 students to a luxury spa treatment at the Penninsula Hotel OR a production of your choice at the Lookingglass Theatre.  No matter what you choose, you will finish the evening off with a gourmet meal prepared by world famous chef, Charlie Trotter at his Chicago Restaurant, Charlie Trotter's.

L14.   SEE THE SOX IN STYLE. Three law students will spend an afternoon or evening in April or May (date to be determined) with Professor Koppelman in Schiff Hardin's premium box seats at U.S. Cellular Field.  Throw back a cold one and talk about whether the Constitution protects worshiping Scott Podsednik.

L15.   WIN A DATE WITH DEAN RICHARDSON!  Dean Richardson will take 4 students out for tapas at the hip new Delacosta, followed by a movie of your choice at the nearby AMC River East 21 Theatres.

L16.   CHANGE YOUR LOT IN LIFE!  With the recent construction, only 11 or 12 spots in the lot behind the law school will be made available by lottery for next year.  So, you can park on 53rd and Woodlawn and deal with street cleaning every few weeks, or you can be one of the envied few with a guaranteed parking spot (and an extra half hour of sleep) every day.

L17.   WHAT? FOUR STUDENTS FOR DINNER? Anup Malani and his wife will have four students for dinner in their lovely home.  But don't worry--no tricks.  The students will be the guests for a delicious meal, not the main course.

L18.   DA.  BEARS!  2 impossible-to-get 10-yard-line, 10th row tickets to see the soon-to-be Super Bowl Champions!  Of course, you will have to arrange to attend a mutually agreeable game with THE OWNER OF THE BEARS.  Yep. You heard right.

L19.   JAZZ IT UP! Professor Henderson and four students will spend an evening at a jazz club. Includes three drinks and one (good) cigar for each person. As a bonus, each person also gets a copy of a legendary jazz recording. And the night will finish off with a visit to a greasy spoon to, ahem, satisfy the munchies. Professor Henderson will drive.

L20.   BE THE BUT-FOR CAUSE OF A HOLE IN ONE: when you accompany Professor Miles to the Millenium Park mini-golf course.  6 students will assume the risk of fun as they sink shots with Prof. Miles in the midst of the world's current most-visited tourist attraction.  Check out the "bean" while you are there!

L21.   WHOSE FOUL BALL IS IT? Professor Helmholz will buy the beer, peanuts, and crackerjacks for three lucky winners at a Cubs game in April at Wrigley Field. Sit with Professor Helmholz in prime foul-ball territory. Courtesy of Professor Helmholz and Schiff Hardin.

L22.   MIX LOW BROW AND HIGH BROW.  Bask in the smokey U of C vibe over drinks at Jimmy's while enjoying fine cigars and titillating coversation with Professor Kontorovich.  For 4 students.

L23.   A THREE-HOUR CRUISE. Professor Randall Schmidt will take up to eight students on a three-hour Lake Michigan cruise on his 31-foot yacht, ideally after mid-April when the weather gets nice.  Some food and drink will also be provided.

L24.   HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME!  Dinner, homemade pies and blackjack with Professor Buss.  Professor Buss' husband, Sidley partner Michael Doss, will deal.  For up to 8 students.

L25.   "THE ONLY THING THAT COULD BE BETTER WOULD BE ACTUALLY PLAYING FOR THE BULLS," says Professor Epstein, who will accompany 9 students to a Bulls game in Goldberg Kohn's luxury box at the United Center.  Make dorky tort jokes at every foul, bask in Professor Epstein's basketball passion and see if you can get him to tell you about when he played pick-up games against O.J. Simpson!  All food an drinks will be provided for everyone by Goldberg Kohn.

L26.   "THE TAMING OF THE SHREW"D LEGAL MIND.  Professor LaCroix will take 2 students with her and her husband to the incomparable Shakespeare Festival.  Soak in the literary genius with Chicago Law's newest legal historian and try to figure out whether she has hair "of the dissembling colour, something browner than Judas's."

L27.   THE CHICAGO CUBS BIGGEST FAN: Three Students will join Judge Mark Filip at a to-be-determined Chicago Cubs game this Spring.  Test the judges knowledge of baseball history and help him root for the hometown.

L28.   IT'S A CLF AUCTION INSTITUTION. Actually, fine scotch. Professor Baird will host a Scotch Appreciation Night at his home for up to 8 people.  Hors doeuvres included.               .

L29.   LUNCH WITH THE MAN WHO HAS DONE IT ALL! Judge Abner Mikva will take four lucky winners to lunch where they'll have the chance to hear about Chicago politics and life behind the bench, in Congress, the White House, and the statehouse. Lunch to be scheduled.

L30.   GET CULTURED.  Spend an afternoon at a museum with Dean Eleanor Arnold.  Dean Arnold will take 4 students on a tour of either the Contemporary Art Museum with food from Puck's or the Art Institute with food from the Russian Tea Room.

L31.   DO NOT PASS GO Learn about the fundamental principles of property with Professor Strahilevitz over a game of Monopoly at his place. Pizza, beer, non-alcoholic drinks and dessert included. For five students.

L32.   FLIGHT OF THE CRIMINAL LAW PROFESSOR!  Wine flight, that is.  Professor Harcourt will take 4 students to a swanky wine bar for flights of wine.  Cheese optional.

L33.   BE A KID!  Four Students will get to accompany Professor David Strauss and his two daughters to the Brookfield Zoo, complete with a lunch treat!!  When was the last time you went?  Come on Live a Little!!!  Besides, who's afraid of a big, bad wolf when Professor Strauss is around?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 25, 2007, 12:32:57 AM
The Getaway Maps on www.farecompare.com are the most amazing things ever.

Try it out!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 25, 2007, 01:22:38 AM
L19.   JAZZ IT UP! Professor Henderson and four students will spend an evening at a jazz club. Includes three drinks and one (good) cigar for each person. As a bonus, each person also gets a copy of a legendary jazz recording. And the night will finish off with a visit to a greasy spoon to, ahem, satisfy the munchies. Professor Henderson will drive.


After the trivia contest I would go anywhere with him.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 25, 2007, 01:28:22 AM
The Baird one almost always goes for the highest $ amount per person.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 25, 2007, 04:49:11 AM
Hey gang, I have a long, multifaceted finaid-y question: So the "room" allotment on the student budget in that admitted student binder is $8741.  (Are these figures supposed to apply to the academic year, as in sept-june only, or a twelve-month period?) A one-year lease on a 2bdrm (which I plan to do) at Regents will exceed that, even with the 1450 floorplan (and I don't know what the difference is so I might end up picking the 1550 one anyway) once you include utilities.  Sooo can I borrow the max amount and, say, put what's allotted for health insurance toward my rent, since I'm still eligible to stay on my Dad's insurance plan?  Or is that somehow fraudulent?  I guess the big question here is that I know the total budget is probably pretty fixed, but do I have the discretion to move money around within that budget?  Sorry if this is dumb, but I'm new to this...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 25, 2007, 06:05:09 AM
Hey gang, I have a long, multifaceted finaid-y question: So the "room" allotment on the student budget in that admitted student binder is $8741.  (Are these figures supposed to apply to the academic year, as in sept-june only, or a twelve-month period?) A one-year lease on a 2bdrm (which I plan to do) at Regents will exceed that, even with the 1450 floorplan (and I don't know what the difference is so I might end up picking the 1550 one anyway) once you include utilities.  Sooo can I borrow the max amount and, say, put what's allotted for health insurance toward my rent, since I'm still eligible to stay on my Dad's insurance plan?  Or is that somehow fraudulent?  I guess the big question here is that I know the total budget is probably pretty fixed, but do I have the discretion to move money around within that budget?  Sorry if this is dumb, but I'm new to this...


Maybe someone wiser than me can answer some of this, but I can tell you that the difference between the $1450 and the $1550 is that the more expensive one is an end unit. So for an extra $100/month you get an additional wall of windows in your living room.

I'm not sure with respect to the health insurance, but I do know that you can move items around in your budget as needed (for example, if you don't have a car or transportation expenses that money can go towards paying a higher line item elsewhere).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 25, 2007, 08:28:00 AM
Hey gang, I have a long, multifaceted finaid-y question: So the "room" allotment on the student budget in that admitted student binder is $8741.  (Are these figures supposed to apply to the academic year, as in sept-june only, or a twelve-month period?) A one-year lease on a 2bdrm (which I plan to do) at Regents will exceed that, even with the 1450 floorplan (and I don't know what the difference is so I might end up picking the 1550 one anyway) once you include utilities.  Sooo can I borrow the max amount and, say, put what's allotted for health insurance toward my rent, since I'm still eligible to stay on my Dad's insurance plan?  Or is that somehow fraudulent?  I guess the big question here is that I know the total budget is probably pretty fixed, but do I have the discretion to move money around within that budget?  Sorry if this is dumb, but I'm new to this...

The budget is for the academic year. Even with parking and utilities, your share of a 2 bedroom should fit.

$725 (rent) + $50 (utilities) + $145 (parking) = $920 (total) * 9 (months) = $8280
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: polaremu on April 25, 2007, 10:58:26 AM
so when filling out the loan application, when it asks for the amount you want to borrow in Grad+ loans, are you supposed to assume that you will get the maximum perkins loans or assume that you won't receive them? I don't want to be way off in my budget so I'm not sure how much to ask for with the Grad+. Thannks
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on April 25, 2007, 04:10:27 PM
sb- nearly my entire work grp did a long international assignment stint in japan... ill ask around tomorrow. what city do u fly into?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 25, 2007, 04:18:25 PM
sb- nearly my entire work grp did a long international assignment stint in japan... ill ask around tomorrow. what city do u fly into?

Sweet!  I'm flying into Tokyo.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 25, 2007, 04:31:55 PM
Hey MTG,

So what do people do if they get a 12-month lease, and don't stay in Chicago for the summer? Do they normally sublet, or just pay the extra three months rent?

People try to sublet, though I'm not sure what level of success they have. Most just pay the extra rent. That's what I ended up doing (my apartment was too filthy to even try to sublet).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 25, 2007, 08:00:00 PM
So for those of you who have lived/will live at Regents, what do you think is the best way to handle the bedroom situation in the 2bdrm units?  It looks like they have a 12' x 11' room and a 13'6" x 11'9" room.  And the bathroom for the smaller room isn't attached to the bedroom, while the one for the larger room is.  Clearly the bigger room is the more desirable one.  Assuming neither roommate is totally apathetic, do people in situations like this just  flip for the "good" room or divvy up the rent slightly unequally or what?  Obviously this isn't a huge deal, but I'm kind of at a loss for the best way to handle this...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 25, 2007, 08:10:40 PM
So for those of you who have lived/will live at Regents, what do you think is the best way to handle the bedroom situation in the 2bdrm units?  It looks like they have a 12' x 11' room and a 13'6" x 11'9" room.  And the bathroom for the smaller room isn't attached to the bedroom, while the one for the larger room is.  Clearly the bigger room is the more desirable one.  Assuming neither roommate is totally apathetic, do people in situations like this just  flip for the "good" room or divvy up the rent slightly unequally or what?  Obviously this isn't a huge deal, but I'm kind of at a loss for the best way to handle this...

Flip a coin, and the winner buys the loser a beer.  I think that would create the least amount of resentment, as opposed to the loser paying less rent.  Although I would try to convince my roommate to do rock, paper, scissors instead of flipping a coin - I'm unstoppable at that game.

I would probably do the rent slightly unequally, as I'm guessing one person cares more than the other about the bigger room.  I suppose if the pair truly didn't care, they could just agree to do things evenly and do a coin flip, giving each the possibility.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 25, 2007, 10:34:35 PM
Yeah, girls would probably care more.  I personally would see a bigger room as more space to fill, so I'm pretty indifferent, which is why I'd flip a coin.

MB - Mavs are about to win!!

Yeah, and dammit!  I'm way behind (the glory and pitfalls of the DVR) and have 3 minutes left in the third.  But at least now I won't have to chew my fingernails.  The Large Round Mound of Rebound said my Mavs would win four straight after this.  Here's hoping.

And as I think I said before, I can't live in Regents because my stuff won't fit and I really like my stuff. :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Dental Directory on April 25, 2007, 11:34:15 PM
Do you have to pay for Regents parking? I was hoping to buy a piece of crap and just park it on the street or something...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 26, 2007, 07:18:33 AM
I have absolutely no idea if I've gotten all of the steps covered on the loan app page.

So far, I have:

1. Filled out the general loan request (where you input the amounts you're requesting)
2. The GradPlus App (signed w/ FAFSA pin)
3. The Federal Loan MPN (signed w/ FAFSA pin)
4. FAFSA (a few months ago).

I still need to do the entrance counseling at the website they direct you to. What else am I missing? I think this entire process could be a lot more streamlined. ???



EDIT: Any one figure out the thing that talks about the computer loan on the first app. It seems to say that you need to fill out two loan apps if you would like the computer allowance, is this correct?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: polaremu on April 26, 2007, 01:35:25 PM
I have absolutely no idea if I've gotten all of the steps covered on the loan app page.

So far, I have:

1. Filled out the general loan request (where you input the amounts you're requesting)
2. The GradPlus App (signed w/ FAFSA pin)
3. The Federal Loan MPN (signed w/ FAFSA pin)
4. FAFSA (a few months ago).

I still need to do the entrance counseling at the website they direct you to. What else am I missing? I think this entire process could be a lot more streamlined. ???



EDIT: Any one figure out the thing that talks about the computer loan on the first app. It seems to say that you need to fill out two loan apps if you would like the computer allowance, is this correct?

Yeah, I am at the same step. I filled out 2 GradPlus applications, one for the amount minus the computer loan and one for the $1500. I still need to do the counseling thing too. The question I had was that did it say that we had to submit our scholarship information letter to the loan office? How should we do that? 

I think that we got all the other steps done though.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 26, 2007, 02:01:22 PM
I have absolutely no idea if I've gotten all of the steps covered on the loan app page.

So far, I have:

1. Filled out the general loan request (where you input the amounts you're requesting)
2. The GradPlus App (signed w/ FAFSA pin)
3. The Federal Loan MPN (signed w/ FAFSA pin)
4. FAFSA (a few months ago).

I still need to do the entrance counseling at the website they direct you to. What else am I missing? I think this entire process could be a lot more streamlined. ???



EDIT: Any one figure out the thing that talks about the computer loan on the first app. It seems to say that you need to fill out two loan apps if you would like the computer allowance, is this correct?

Yeah, I am at the same step. I filled out 2 GradPlus applications, one for the amount minus the computer loan and one for the $1500. I still need to do the counseling thing too. The question I had was that did it say that we had to submit our scholarship information letter to the loan office? How should we do that? 

I think that we got all the other steps done though.


Yeah, I read the thing about submitting scholarship info back to the school - that seems a little inefficient given the fact that THEY awarded it to us. Oh well, no big deal, but I just want to make sure I didn't miss a step.

RE: The Computer Loan - I held off on doing a second app because I didn't want to get a second credit inquiry if it was unnecessary. Also, I noticed that if you went through the Alternative Loan instead of the Plus loan for your computer the allowance was $3K instead of $1.5K. I'm going to wait on filling that one out and may give Michael Machen a call just to double check.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 26, 2007, 02:02:27 PM
speaking of computers, what's everybody getting?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 26, 2007, 02:12:21 PM
speaking of computers, what's everybody getting?


Was thinking Macbook, but may be changing my mind. Not sure at this point.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: elidad on April 26, 2007, 02:23:45 PM
1.  Computer choice.  Will a Mac work at U. of Chicago Law?  I have read that some law schools will not acccpet written work/tests done on a Mac.  Do some students at Chicago Law use Macs with no problem?  Is there a Best Buy nearby if I go that route?
2.  Re: furniture at Regents.  Is buying new at Ikea a real solution?  Buying all new furniture sounds VERY expensive?  And don't you have to assemble a lot of their stuff?  Is there any way to buy furniture conveniently from students moving out?  Any other good solution?
Thanks.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on April 26, 2007, 02:24:33 PM
1.  Computer choice.  Will a Mac work at U. of Chicago Law?  I have read that some law schools will not acccpet written work/tests done on a Mac.  Do some students at Chicago Law use Macs with no problem?  Is there a Best Buy nearby if I go that route?
2.  Re: furniture at Regents.  Is buying new at Ikea a real solution?  Buying all new furniture sounds VERY expensive?  And don't you have to assemble a lot of their stuff?  Is there any way to buy furniture conveniently from students moving out?  Any other good solution?
Thanks.

Your daughter's LSD handle cracks me up, but her choice of school breaks my heart.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 26, 2007, 02:32:12 PM
1.  Computer choice.  Will a Mac work at U. of Chicago Law?  I have read that some law schools will not acccpet written work/tests done on a Mac.  Do some students at Chicago Law use Macs with no problem?  Is there a Best Buy nearby if I go that route?
2.  Re: furniture at Regents.  Is buying new at Ikea a real solution?  Buying all new furniture sounds VERY expensive?  And don't you have to assemble a lot of their stuff?  Is there any way to buy furniture conveniently from students moving out?  Any other good solution?
Thanks.

1. Macs are fine. There is an Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, and a couple of Best Buys reachable by car.
2. One of the best places to buy used student furniture besides craigslist is http://marketplace.uchicago.edu The main problem is that you have a timing mismatch (people typically move out at the end of the year, whereas you wouldn't be moving in until the beginning of next year).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 26, 2007, 06:16:01 PM
speaking of computers, what's everybody getting?

99% certain on this one: LINK (http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/latit_d620?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 26, 2007, 09:19:41 PM
MP, I have no answer for you.  But, I do want to talk about my obsessive love for the T-Mobile Fave Five commercials with Charles Barkley and Dwyane Wade.  I hate everything about DWade, so I greatly enjoy Barkley refusing to put him in his Five.  And telling him his sweater is ugly.

Carry on.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 26, 2007, 09:26:21 PM
Re-posting my question from the previous page:

Quote

Okay so new question:

I'm filling out my UChicago Loan Application, and it asks how much I want to borrow in Grad PLUS loans. Now supposing I wanted to borrow the full amount of 61,506, and I have a scholarship that covers 10,000 for this coming year.  Would the amount I'm borrowing be the (61,506 - 10,000 scholarship - 20,500 stafford loans)? Equaling 31,006? Or does my scholarship not factor in, and the total amount I can borrow (not saying I will) is 41,006?


Anyone?

I know nothing more than you, but I think you should subtract the amount of your scholarship out of the calculation. This is what I did and it seems to make sense. You're allowed to borrow up to the cost of attendance and your cost of attendance has been reduced thanks to a scholarship - this is my rationale at least.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 27, 2007, 01:04:38 AM
Here's a law related question for y'all - do you read and recommend any law blogs?

I generally try and hit the following, with varying degrees of success depending on my mood of the day:

UChicago Faculty Blog (http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/) (duh)
Beckner-Posner Blog (http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/) (duh take 2)
WSJ's Law Blog (http://blogs.wsj.com/law/)
NRO's Bench Memos (http://bench.nationalreview.com/)
The Volokh Conspiracy (http://volokh.com/)
Above the Law (http://www.abovethelaw.com/)

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 27, 2007, 05:19:05 AM
Here's a law related question for y'all - do you read and recommend any law blogs?

I generally try and hit the following, with varying degrees of success depending on my mood of the day:

UChicago Faculty Blog (http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/) (duh)
Beckner-Posner Blog (http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/) (duh take 2)
WSJ's Law Blog (http://blogs.wsj.com/law/)
NRO's Bench Memos (http://bench.nationalreview.com/)
The Volokh Conspiracy (http://volokh.com/)
Above the Law (http://www.abovethelaw.com/)


I have all of those except the NRO one. In addition, here are some of the others I go through:

Instapundit (does this count as a law blog? probably not) (http://instapundit.com/)
Anonymous Lawyer (http://anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com/)
Legalities (UChicago Alum!) (http://blogs.abcnews.com/legalities/)
Bainbridge (http://www.professorbainbridge.com/)
Concurring Opinions (http://www.concurringopinions.com/)
Federalist Society Online Debates (more policy oriented I guess) (http://www.fed-soc.org/debates/)
Cato Unbound (even more policy oriented, so may not count) (http://www.catounbound.org/)
SCOTUS Blog (http://www.scotusblog.com/movabletype/)
Empirical Legal Studies (http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/)
Slate (I read most stuff, but their legal coverage is good too)

I don't necessarily read them all (in fact, I definitely don't), but I do have them in my RSS Reader and scan them for interesting stuff. There are also a lot of other blogs I end up reading posts from, but thats only because the truly interesting posts from those blogs are linked to on the ones I regularly scanning.

Anyway, from those I listed that weren't on sillyberry's list, I definitely recommend Instapundit for its coverage of interesting stuff in general and Legalities for its combination of great writing and interesting topics. And if you're so inclined, the 'Federalist Society Online Debates' and 'Cato Unbound' blogs are amazing.

'Anonymous Lawyer' is also hilarious, as is the accompanying law firm site (LINK (http://www.anonymouslawfirm.com/)). The various lawyers bios are hilarious. Every single one of them.

From sb's list: Volokh, the Chicago Law Faculty Blog, AboveTheLaw, and the Beckner-Posner blog are definite recommendations.

I'm a blog addict though since thats basically what I did in class for the last few years. Probably should change that for law school.  :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 27, 2007, 11:17:08 AM
annonymous, those are great!  I've never used an RSS feed, but you've inspired me to try.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 27, 2007, 01:51:10 PM
I really need to kill some time. About 3 months or so.

annonymous, those are great!  I've never used an RSS feed, but you've inspired me to try.

RSS feed wise, I recommend Google Reader (http://www.google.com/reader/view/). Not sure what your specific situation is, but I like that I can access my reader from any computer connected to the internet, since I do end up using a number of computers in a given week. Plus, I've never had any bugs or stuff with it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 27, 2007, 02:17:03 PM
Just as an FYI to everyone - I received a confirmation email yesterday letting me know that they have received my Intent to Enroll form, so you should probably be receiving something similar shortly.

Also, I got an email today from the GradPlus loan company letting me know that my loans had been approved, so there should be some follow-up from those folks as well.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Boogles04 on April 28, 2007, 10:57:45 PM
Is anyone considering living in the Windermere House?  Regents Park looks nice, but I'd like to live close enough to school to walk when it's not freezing.  Did anyone check it out during ASW?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 28, 2007, 11:05:36 PM
Is anyone considering living in the Windermere House?  Regents Park looks nice, but I'd like to live close enough to school to walk when it's not freezing.  Did anyone check it out during ASW?

I called windermere and they said that they were filled and had a long waiting list already.  Their kitchens seem a tiny bit nicer than regent's, otherwise I have no idea if they're any good or not.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 28, 2007, 11:28:02 PM
Is anyone considering living in the Windermere House?  Regents Park looks nice, but I'd like to live close enough to school to walk when it's not freezing.  Did anyone check it out during ASW?

I called windermere and they said that they were filled and had a long waiting list already.  Their kitchens seem a tiny bit nicer than regent's, otherwise I have no idea if they're any good or not.

I know a handful of people who live there. They seem to like it, but I don't understand the appeal.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 28, 2007, 11:48:26 PM
What do I have to do to liven this thread up?  Tap dance?  Juggle?  Spin plates on sticks?

You can't all have lives!   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 28, 2007, 11:56:48 PM
(go to michigan. you know you want to.)

I already had an unbelievably awkward withdrawal with Z.  There's no turning back.

What do I have to do to liven this thread up?  Tap dance?  Juggle?  Spin plates on sticks?

You can't all have lives!   :D

Two truths and a lie?  Virtual spin the bottle?  A conversation about how much we hate one of our fellow maroons?  And by the way sillyberry, who are you?  Do you know maroonberry? 

Virtual spin the bottle.  Heh.  Ummm...I kind of hate MP.  Hussy.

And maroonberry got over her initial excitement and went back to being sillyberry.  Soon she will be something like risingsunberry.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 12:15:36 AM
I go to the same undergrad as MP...you don't know the half of it. 

Ooh!  Ooh!  I want to hear all about MP's deviancy!  It's always the sweet quiet ones...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 29, 2007, 07:02:17 AM
Maroonberry,

Before you leave for Japan, do you wanna have dinner with me and my girlfriend?  I'm not going to be in Dallas for too much longer and when we meet our new classmates and they go "Oh yeah there was someone else from Dallas that I've met..." We should be able to say, "Yeah we know each other."

For some reason, I thought asking this way would be less creepy than pm'ing you.  I also have never pm'd someone, so this was easier as well.  Reply however you want. 

By the way, we met at the Michigan ASW.  You told me that you were on my plane, if you remember.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 12:11:11 PM
Maroonberry,

Before you leave for Japan, do you wanna have dinner with me and my girlfriend?  I'm not going to be in Dallas for too much longer and when we meet our new classmates and they go "Oh yeah there was someone else from Dallas that I've met..." We should be able to say, "Yeah we know each other."

For some reason, I thought asking this way would be less creepy than pm'ing you.  I also have never pm'd someone, so this was easier as well.  Reply however you want. 

By the way, we met at the Michigan ASW.  You told me that you were on my plane, if you remember.

It's actually back to sillyberry  ;)...I think it would only be creepy if you don't really have a girlfriend, and it's just a trick to go out on a date with sillyberry.  Or I guess it could be creepy if you're trying to get a threesome going.

Bosco, your sparkling wit dazzles as always.  And trying to date me is never creepy, only slightly masochistic.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 12:41:30 PM
Haha, I'm just trying anything to keep the thread going.  And as for the masochism, I'll keep that in mind next year.   :-*

And I appreciate your valiant effort.

Anyone with Chicago experience have favorite restaurants to recommend (I like talking about food)?  Pretty much the only place I've eaten was The Palm, which was delicious but clearly excessive.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on April 29, 2007, 12:43:31 PM
Maroonberry,

Before you leave for Japan, do you wanna have dinner with me and my girlfriend?  I'm not going to be in Dallas for too much longer and when we meet our new classmates and they go "Oh yeah there was someone else from Dallas that I've met..." We should be able to say, "Yeah we know each other."

For some reason, I thought asking this way would be less creepy than pm'ing you.  I also have never pm'd someone, so this was easier as well.  Reply however you want. 

By the way, we met at the Michigan ASW.  You told me that you were on my plane, if you remember.

It's actually back to sillyberry  ;)...I think it would only be creepy if you don't really have a girlfriend, and it's just a trick to go out on a date with sillyberry.  Or I guess it could be creepy if you're trying to get a threesome going.

But could you blame him?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 12:59:48 PM
Last night my mom told me to stop being such a flirt online because no one will respect me.  I told her to stop being ridiculous.

I think she may have been right...   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: daydreamer on April 29, 2007, 01:37:00 PM
sorry to barge into your thread like this guys...but i'm going crazy looking through all of my stuff for a withdrawal notice from UChi...did they give one?  or do I just have to e-mail?  (I'm thinking that it's probably on the same thing as the intent to enroll but there's a box that says decline?) 

thanks soooo much!

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 29, 2007, 01:43:52 PM
Well I wanted to add some excitement to the thread :)

I'd like to proclaim Ava Katherine as the official baby of the Class of 2010. I bought her this Law School onesie before she was even born and I realized that she fit into it today!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u142/Buffetologie/IMG_1681.jpg)

And one more just for fun - Everyone Loves a Blue Eyed Girl!


(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u142/Buffetologie/IMG_1662.jpg)


Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 01:46:38 PM
Awwww...baby!  That's absolutely precious.  I'm sure Ava Katherine will be a fantastic Official Baby.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 01:47:24 PM
sorry to barge into your thread like this guys...but i'm going crazy looking through all of my stuff for a withdrawal notice from UChi...did they give one?  or do I just have to e-mail?  (I'm thinking that it's probably on the same thing as the intent to enroll but there's a box that says decline?) 

thanks soooo much!

Yep - box 3 on the intent to enroll is "I'm not."   :)

(but boo - I don't like people not enrolling)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 01:52:47 PM
That's not fair, I was going to proclaim mine and sillyberry's lovechild as the official baby accident of the Class of 2010.  Oops did I ruin the surprise?

Seriously though, very cute baby buffett.

There, now we're fine.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 02:18:53 PM
I smell a 9th inning Yankees rally.  I just hope it's not actually a 3rd period Sabres rally I'm smelling.

I'm just excited the Heat got swept by my new second favorite team, The Chicago Bulls.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 29, 2007, 02:54:13 PM
where did ava's onsie come from? i want to buy one for my little cousin (all of the college-age cousins in my family make her wear stuff from our schools)...but i couldn't find anything law-specific on the school store's page, only general uchicago things.  thanks!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 02:57:28 PM
where did ava's onsie come from? i want to buy one for my little cousin (all of the college-age cousins in my family make her wear stuff from our schools)...but i couldn't find anything law-specific on the school store's page, only general uchicago things.  thanks!

Here you go!

http://uchicago.bkstore.com/bkstore/content?st=491&m=0303&p=40888&c=3
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 29, 2007, 03:00:27 PM
where did ava's onsie come from? i want to buy one for my little cousin (all of the college-age cousins in my family make her wear stuff from our schools)...but i couldn't find anything law-specific on the school store's page, only general uchicago things.  thanks!

Here you go!

http://uchicago.bkstore.com/bkstore/content?st=491&m=0303&p=40888&c=3

thanks, dude.  i kinda missed how there are multiple pages of kids stuff...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 03:15:07 PM
They have law school onesies, but not regular law school hoodies?

The selection is tragic.  Which is unfortunate, because I really like to waste money on school paraphernalia.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 03:18:01 PM
Does anyone actually buy this shirt:

(http://uchicago.bkstore.com/bkstore/img?img=8&p=35012)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 03:23:05 PM
I'm partial to this shirt from Cafe Press:

(http://images.cafepress.com/product/49216354v15_240x240_Front_Color-Black.jpg)

(What Would Posner Do)

And this here might be the most horrifyingly lame thing I've ever seen:  http://home.uchicago.edu/~ahkissel/cheers.html
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 03:25:54 PM
And buffett, since Ava Katherine is the official Chicago law baby, can we get her this?

(http://images.cafepress.com/product/34822401_240x240_Front_Color-White.jpg)

(I'm going to stop now)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 29, 2007, 03:27:11 PM
This store has a bit more variety law-school-wise, but something seems a little grey market about it.  I'm just saying I don't know if it can be trusted.

http://www.uofclawstore.com/categoryshop.i



Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 29, 2007, 03:30:12 PM


And this here might be the most horrifyingly lame thing I've ever seen:  http://home.uchicago.edu/~ahkissel/cheers.html

I just threw up a little in my mouth.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 29, 2007, 03:34:33 PM
This store has a bit more variety law-school-wise, but something seems a little grey market about it.  I'm just saying I don't know if it can be trusted.

http://www.uofclawstore.com/categoryshop.i





Fleece vest, denim shirt, golf shirt, pocketed gym shorts....but no hoodie?

http://www.uofclawstore.com/product.i?sku=UOC2006

The only thing they've got.  I think I'll wait and take my chances with some school bookstores.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 29, 2007, 03:37:09 PM
This store has a bit more variety law-school-wise, but something seems a little grey market about it.  I'm just saying I don't know if it can be trusted.

http://www.uofclawstore.com/categoryshop.i





Fleece vest, denim shirt, golf shirt, pocketed gym shorts....but no hoodie?

Oh, and that's what I meant by grey market.  It just seems like they have some leftover stock from 1992 and just figure if it's online long enough, someone'll buy it.

Not me my friends... not again.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 03:41:21 PM
What girl doesn't want a midriff football style jersey?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 29, 2007, 04:37:07 PM
1. Restaurants wise, during ASW on Friday we ate at an Italian place called Quartinos (right near Rock Bottom) and it was pretty good.

2. I finally got my drivers license yesterday!

3. Anyone want to have an in-depth discussion of sports team bigamy? (I'm thinking bad thoughts about the Bulls, exacerbated by the fact that Ben Gordon has been my favorite player for the past 6 or so years)

4. I'm going to demand at least one rendition of the law school cheer sillyberry linked to during orientation (although I'm not exactly sure about the rhyme scheme):

LAW SCHOOL CHEER (apocryphal)

Wall Street, Law Review,
Contingent fees, all right!
To get an A from Levi,
We'll study all the night.
Rules of law and bar exams,
They can go to h---;
It's economic theory,
For which we're goin' to yell.
SO GO, GO, EFFICIENCY,
GILBERT'S ALL THE WAY.
Learned Hand and U of C
Are going to win this day.
GO, MAROONS!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 29, 2007, 04:44:22 PM
SB, my wife says we're definitely buying the Gunner onesie!!! That is hilarious.

We already bought her another onesie that says Future CEO on it (my wife insisted that we also buy the Future Princess onesie even though it is clear that there is little chance of that happening).

Thanks everybody - as part of her official duties, Ava promises to come by the Green Lounge at least once a week for lunch in return for you supporting her candidacy as official baby. :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: WhoDAT on April 29, 2007, 04:55:19 PM
I know it's a little late for this, but is anyone looking for a male to share a 2 bedroom with at Regents?

Post--Ben Gordon fan..are you a CT kid like myself?

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 04:59:26 PM
2. I finally got my drivers license yesterday!

Congrats on a completing the same rite of passage as 16 year olds!   :-*
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 29, 2007, 04:59:44 PM
Post--Ben Gordon fan..are you a CT kid like myself?

Yup (sort of).

Grew up in CT (Windsor Locks, plus one year in Simsbury), but moved to Pennsylvania right before 10th grade.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 29, 2007, 05:04:01 PM
SB, my wife says we're definitely buying the Gunner onesie!!! That is hilarious.

We already bought her another onesie that says Future CEO on it (my wife insisted that we also buy the Future Princess onesie even though it is clear that there is little chance of that happening).

Thanks everybody - as part of her official duties, Ava promises to come by the Green Lounge at least once a week for lunch in return for you supporting her candidacy as official baby. :)


Yeah!  In turn, at least once a week I will be a mushy pile of goo until she leaves and I'm reminded that babies a) grow up, and b) poop a lot.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: WhoDAT on April 29, 2007, 05:16:09 PM
Quote
Quote from: WhoDAT on Today at 06:55:19 PM
Post--Ben Gordon fan..are you a CT kid like myself?

Yup (sort of).

Grew up in CT (Windsor Locks, plus one year in Simsbury), but moved to Pennsylvania right before 10th grade.

Ah, I was born and raised in Southington.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 29, 2007, 05:25:11 PM
SB, my wife says we're definitely buying the Gunner onesie!!! That is hilarious.

We already bought her another onesie that says Future CEO on it (my wife insisted that we also buy the Future Princess onesie even though it is clear that there is little chance of that happening).

Thanks everybody - as part of her official duties, Ava promises to come by the Green Lounge at least once a week for lunch in return for you supporting her candidacy as official baby. :)


Yeah!  In turn, at least once a week I will be a mushy pile of goo until she leaves and I'm reminded that babies a) grow up, and b) poop a lot.


They do grow up (ridiculously fast), but they don't poop that much. They do however cry at times. Like my wife says, "She could have been twins." :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on April 29, 2007, 07:05:23 PM
Alright, new topic.... moving to Chicago.

What is everyone planning to do with regards to unloading their moving trucks (if you have one) when you get to Chicago, particularly for those moving into Regents> I know a lot of people are coming straight from undergrad and don't have lots of stuff... but I just reserved a 22' truck from Penske online a few minutes ago and now I need a way to get it unloaded. I was considering hiring a moving company to come and help unload my truck for me (probably isn't TOO expensive), but thought I would ask if any one else has done some legwork on this first. If someone else is bringing a truck and moving into Regents on or around Sep. 1, let me know and maybe we can help each other.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on April 30, 2007, 12:02:02 AM
Random question...does anyone know when we get our email addresses, and whether or not we have control over our email address, or do we have to accept something like first_last@uchicago.edu?

You won't get your e-mail addy until midsummer.

For your primary e-mail address, you get 8 characters, which is the same as your CNET login ID. If you prefer to have something different, you can register an e-mail alias with whatever you want. As an example, my last name is 8 characters, so my main e-mail address is just mylastname@uchicago.edu. But I prefer an e-mail address with my first and middle intials, so I registered initialsmylastname@uchicago.edu as an alias. That's the one I give out to everyone, though either works.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 30, 2007, 10:11:55 AM
bosco, you'll be happy (disappointed?) to know that Lamar had no creepy intentions over dinner.  You're still the Official Creepy Guy of The Chicago Class of 2010.

And Lamar, I kind of hate to pimp you out like this, but DAMN.  Everyone, he's a freaking good cook.  Do your best to sweet talk him into being your friend.  I suggest surreptitiously slipping him wads of cash over Wine Mess in the Green Lounge.

(if this works, I want a cut of the profits)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 30, 2007, 11:23:51 AM
bosco, you'll be happy (disappointed?) to know that Lamar had no creepy intentions over dinner.  You're still the Official Creepy Guy of The Chicago Class of 2010.

And Lamar, I kind of hate to pimp you out like this, but DAMN.  Everyone, he's a freaking good cook.  Do your best to sweet talk him into being your friend.  I suggest surreptitiously slipping him wads of cash over Wine Mess in the Green Lounge.

(if this works, I want a cut of the profits)

Sillyberry, I'm glad to hear dinner was good.  And everyone, I don't know what it'll get you, but it would be a really great idea to listen to sillyberry's suggestion about slipping me wads of cash.  Best idea I've heard in a long time, in fact.   
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on April 30, 2007, 11:42:39 AM
Haha, I'm just trying anything to keep the thread going.  And as for the masochism, I'll keep that in mind next year.   :-*

And I appreciate your valiant effort.

Anyone with Chicago experience have favorite restaurants to recommend (I like talking about food)?  Pretty much the only place I've eaten was The Palm, which was delicious but clearly excessive.

Here are Hyde Park suggestions that I've been given:

The Medici Bakery for a ham and swiss croissant -- $3.50 covers you for lunch.

The Medici restaurant itself is fine (tasty burgers).

Cafe Florian has the best milkshakes in Hyde Park.

Calypso Cafe, Dixie Kitchen (or Dixie Bait Shop), Harold's, and Ribs 'n Bibs are supposed to be good places that U of C students eat at a lot.

Maravilla's in Harper's court -- huge burritos for around $5.

Noodles on 57th is relatively close to the law school has decent Thai.

Jimmy's is said to be a great place to go for drinks after exams... Cheeseburgers aren't bad too.
 
Bonjour Bakery, Cedar's, the Nile, and Pizza Capri were also suggested.

As far as the rest of the city goes, if you give me a price range or a type of food and I should be able to help you (drawing from more personal experiences).  I could do a list two pages long of just high-dollar culinary adventures...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: clairel on April 30, 2007, 05:29:29 PM
Calypso Cafe, Dixie Kitchen (or Dixie Bait Shop), Harold's, and Ribs 'n Bibs are supposed to be good places that U of C students eat at a lot.

calypso cafe has the best ribs i have ever had (i dislike them covered in sauce, which is how they seem to be cooked at harold's and ribs and bibs).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 30, 2007, 05:35:58 PM
One of the highlights of my (extremely boring) day has been seeing the facebook 'status updates' for all my facebook friends who are Mavs fans. They rank from sillyberry's hauntingly beautiful 'seppuku' status to a friend's more, um, visceral '@#!* @#!* @#!* @#!* f-ing @#!*' status.

One more game to go...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on April 30, 2007, 07:12:34 PM
guys, i'm being such a dork, but i'm sooo excited!!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 30, 2007, 08:30:19 PM
One of the highlights of my (extremely boring) day has been seeing the facebook 'status updates' for all my facebook friends who are Mavs fans. They rank from sillyberry's hauntingly beautiful 'seppuku' status to a friend's more, um, visceral '@#!* @#!* @#!* @#!* f-ing @#!*' status.

One more game to go...

Don't do it sillyberry!!!...just jump on the Bulls bandwagon

I am NOT a fairweather fan.  But I am amused to see that you have curse words bleeped out.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on April 30, 2007, 08:31:00 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/2005693959854649943_rs.jpg)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 30, 2007, 09:00:54 PM
One of the highlights of my (extremely boring) day has been seeing the facebook 'status updates' for all my facebook friends who are Mavs fans. They rank from sillyberry's hauntingly beautiful 'seppuku' status to a friend's more, um, visceral '@#!* @#!* @#!* @#!* f-ing @#!*' status.

One more game to go...

Don't do it sillyberry!!!...just jump on the Bulls bandwagon

I am NOT a fairweather fan.  But I am amused to see that you have curse words bleeped out.

I didn't... and I don't see them as bleeped out in my original post, only when people quote it. I guess LSD has a feature where you don't see any censoring in your own post, but other people see the censored version.

Seriously, try it.

@#!*

^I see that uncensored.

I'm way too into this.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 30, 2007, 09:15:17 PM
One of the highlights of my (extremely boring) day has been seeing the facebook 'status updates' for all my facebook friends who are Mavs fans. They rank from sillyberry's hauntingly beautiful 'seppuku' status to a friend's more, um, visceral '@#!* @#!* @#!* @#!* f-ing @#!*' status.

One more game to go...

Don't do it sillyberry!!!...just jump on the Bulls bandwagon

I am NOT a fairweather fan.  But I am amused to see that you have curse words bleeped out.

I didn't... and I don't see them as bleeped out in my original post, only when people quote it. I guess LSD has a feature where you don't see any censoring in your own post, but other people see the censored version.

Seriously, try it.

@#!*

^I see that uncensored.

I'm way too into this.

I like how censoring turns people into feminine hygiene products.  But I keep the naughty words naughty...it's how I roll.

(but annonymous, you're still dead to me)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 30, 2007, 09:21:55 PM
I like how censoring turns people into feminine hygiene products.  But I keep the naughty words naughty...it's how I roll.

Quoting so you see what I see.

Quote
(but annonymous, you're still dead to me)

Meh. I'm a Sixers fan, so always remember what hell I'm coming from. Its envy more than anything.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 30, 2007, 09:22:46 PM
@#!*

Wow that's awesome...I never knew that.  I will now be cursing at the rest of you far more often.

@#!* you sillyberry.  Go @#!* yourself MP. 

Wait... for some reason your second post isn't censored for me.

But it is censored if I log out and read it... and back to being uncensored when I log in.

This is a mystery I must solve!

(tomorrow)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 30, 2007, 09:23:44 PM
@#!*

Wow that's awesome...I never knew that.  I will now be cursing at the rest of you far more often.

@#!* you sillyberry.  Go @#!* yourself MP. 

Wait... for some reason your second post isn't censored for me.

you can change your settings to allow noncensored words..
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on April 30, 2007, 09:24:47 PM
@#!*

Wow that's awesome...I never knew that.  I will now be cursing at the rest of you far more often.

@#!* you sillyberry.  Go @#!* yourself MP. 

Wait... for some reason your second post isn't censored for me.

you can change your settings to allow noncensored words..

Mystery solved. :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 30, 2007, 10:38:57 PM
I like how censoring turns people into feminine hygiene products.  But I keep the naughty words naughty...it's how I roll.

Quoting so you see what I see.

Your eyes don't deceive - I typed out "feminine hygiene products."  But I do enjoy the idea that you were going batty.

Here's something that says a lot about Bosco's priorities :P

I quote,

Quote
i mean when i have a choice between writing about WWII, or telling sillyberry to go @#!* herself, its hard to choose the former

Wow...that sound you're hearing?  It's the sound of my heart breaking.  Or going pitter-pat.  I can't decide.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on April 30, 2007, 11:59:25 PM
I'm so annoyed at American Airlines.  There are 19 first class seats on my flight, 10 of them are empty, and they won't take my money and my miles and let me upgrade because I booked cheaply.

grrr.

I hope they're more accommodating at the gate tomorrow morning.  Apparently the agents there have more discretion.

(just wanted to share)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: keelee on May 01, 2007, 12:05:13 AM
I'm so annoyed at American Airlines.  There are 19 first class seats on my flight, 10 of them are empty, and they won't take my money and my miles and let me upgrade because I booked cheaply.

grrr.

I hope they're more accommodating at the gate tomorrow morning.  Apparently the agents there have more discretion.

(just wanted to share)

If you do self check-in, and there are seats available, then you'll be able to purchase an upgrade, regardless of fare class, at the self check-in kiosk.

Even though seats show as empty on the seatmap, that doesn't mean they are. They are probably going to be filled by Elite, Platinum, Emerald, etc. flyers, many who get to upgrade for free.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 01, 2007, 12:12:13 AM
I'm so annoyed at American Airlines.  There are 19 first class seats on my flight, 10 of them are empty, and they won't take my money and my miles and let me upgrade because I booked cheaply.

grrr.

I hope they're more accommodating at the gate tomorrow morning.  Apparently the agents there have more discretion.

(just wanted to share)

If you do self check-in, and there are seats available, then you'll be able to purchase an upgrade, regardless of fare class, at the self check-in kiosk.

Even though seats show as empty on the seatmap, that doesn't mean they are. They are probably going to be filled by Elite, Platinum, Emerald, etc. flyers, many who get to upgrade for free.

Thanks for the tips.  I know the situation with them, I just mostly wanted to vent!   :D

I'm going to get there super early and be sweet as cherry pie (I'm sure I can fake it for a few minutes).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 01, 2007, 12:17:39 AM
You can neither check in for international flights, nor buy upgrades on the kiosk.  But if you ask the check-in agent if you can do the $250 plus miles upgrade and there are seats available, they will give you one, regardless of fare class, on the day of travel.

That's what I thought, but I just found out that isn't true:

http://www.aa.com/content/utility/ApisssiMktg.jhtml#allAirports

But I'm still going to the counter.  I like to think I have infectious charm, especially at 7 am.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 01, 2007, 12:18:16 AM
You can neither check in for international flights, nor buy upgrades on the kiosk.  But if you ask the check-in agent if you can do the $250 plus miles upgrade and there are seats available, they will give you one, regardless of fare class, on the day of travel.

Tip: Gate agents are almost always nicer (or at least more willing to accommodate) than ticket counter agents. That's because they're way less busy.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 01, 2007, 12:20:47 AM
You can neither check in for international flights, nor buy upgrades on the kiosk.  But if you ask the check-in agent if you can do the $250 plus miles upgrade and there are seats available, they will give you one, regardless of fare class, on the day of travel.

Tip: Gate agents are almost always nicer (or at least more willing to accommodate) than ticket counter agents. That's because they're way less busy.

Is this a "if mother says no, ask father" kind of thing?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 01, 2007, 12:27:14 AM
You can neither check in for international flights, nor buy upgrades on the kiosk.  But if you ask the check-in agent if you can do the $250 plus miles upgrade and there are seats available, they will give you one, regardless of fare class, on the day of travel.

Tip: Gate agents are almost always nicer (or at least more willing to accommodate) than ticket counter agents. That's because they're way less busy.

Is this a "if mother says no, ask father" kind of thing?

Yup. And you could always ask to speak to a supervisor (in a nice way) to see if they can do anything. If you really, really want to get it, though, and they're not budging, you're gonna have to throw a hissy-fit.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: keelee on May 01, 2007, 12:46:08 AM
You can neither check in for international flights, nor buy upgrades on the kiosk.  But if you ask the check-in agent if you can do the $250 plus miles upgrade and there are seats available, they will give you one, regardless of fare class, on the day of travel.

American Airlines offers upgrades at the kisoks on a flight-available basis. I've been offered one the last three times I've flown them.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 01, 2007, 01:04:48 AM
Is this a "if mother says no, ask father" kind of thing?

Seems that way - be careful though, whenever I used to try that, I usually got beaten...with a metal pipe.


By the way, I apologize for all the random stupid comments, please ignore me.  I promise my posts aren't a reflection of my true character, but of the fact that I'm on page 2 of a 25 page that's due Thursday at 3 pm, and I can't help procrastinating.

I'm guessing you deserved it.  Children should be seen and not heard, remember?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 01, 2007, 07:42:40 AM
I know you're all deeply invested in my airline upgrade drama, so the latest word is that the ticket agent was great and the Q fare is never upgradable, even if the whole first class cabin is empty.

So there you have it. I'm not going to complain though, cause, hey, bosco is writing papers and I'm going to Tokyo!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on May 01, 2007, 08:23:18 AM
I know you're all deeply invested in my airline upgrade drama, so the latest word is that the ticket agent was great and the Q fare is never upgradable, even if the whole first class cabin is empty.

So there you have it. I'm not going to complain though, cause, hey, bosco is writing papers and I'm going to Tokyo!

What about business class?  International business class is nicer than domestic first class.

No upgrades, or just no first class upgrades?  Good luck.  It's worth the extra work!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 01, 2007, 08:31:44 AM
No upgrades period. End of discussion.

In good news, I might be having the best hair day of my life. :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 01, 2007, 10:07:33 AM
No upgrades period. End of discussion.

In good news, I might be having the best hair day of my life. :D

You're not leaving today, are you? Because that would be a waste... to have your best hair day on the plane.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 01, 2007, 01:53:00 PM
No upgrades period. End of discussion.

In good news, I might be having the best hair day of my life. :D

You're not leaving today, are you? Because that would be a waste... to have your best hair day on the plane.

Unless she sees me on a good hair day, it was a waste.   ;)

I hope you enjoy the trip SB - I'm certainly enjoying my paper.  I have 4 pages, only 21 more to go in the next 47 hours, 30 mins.

You're only at 4 pages?? So in the last 15 hours, you've written 2 pages? Tsk tsk... :P

Haha i know...i suck...i can never get motivated until it's really really the last minute.  I figure that taking away sleeping hours I have about 30 or so hours to write 21 pages, so I'm still fine.  Once it gets to the point where I have to write like 3 pages an hour, then I'll start to panic.

Let's be study buddies next year.  I started "working" on my thesis 18 months before it was due, but wrote 90% of it in two days at the last minute.  I hate being this way, but I have NO motivation other than sheer terror that I won't finish on time.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 01, 2007, 02:02:34 PM
No upgrades period. End of discussion.

In good news, I might be having the best hair day of my life. :D

You're not leaving today, are you? Because that would be a waste... to have your best hair day on the plane.

Unless she sees me on a good hair day, it was a waste.   ;)

I hope you enjoy the trip SB - I'm certainly enjoying my paper.  I have 4 pages, only 21 more to go in the next 47 hours, 30 mins.

You're only at 4 pages?? So in the last 15 hours, you've written 2 pages? Tsk tsk... :P

Haha i know...i suck...i can never get motivated until it's really really the last minute.  I figure that taking away sleeping hours I have about 30 or so hours to write 21 pages, so I'm still fine.  Once it gets to the point where I have to write like 3 pages an hour, then I'll start to panic.

Let's be study buddies next year.  I started "working" on my thesis 18 months before it was due, but wrote 90% of it in two days at the last minute.  I hate being this way, but I have NO motivation other than sheer terror that I won't finish on time.

Haha sure...it seems like our studying habits are about the same.  I keep telling myself that law school is going to be "different" in that I'm really going to get my work done early and not procrastinate, but who am I kidding?  I said the same thing about college when I was in high school, same thing about high school when I was in middle school, etc.

did you ever get that lecture from your parents/teachers? "now danielle, maybe that works now in 8th grade/12th grade/college, but when you start 9th grade/college/law school, you're going to have to put in a lot of effort and manage your time!"  here's hoping the pattern of bumness can continue for us!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 01, 2007, 04:06:10 PM
No upgrades period. End of discussion.

In good news, I might be having the best hair day of my life. :D

You're not leaving today, are you? Because that would be a waste... to have your best hair day on the plane.

Unless she sees me on a good hair day, it was a waste.   ;)

I hope you enjoy the trip SB - I'm certainly enjoying my paper.  I have 4 pages, only 21 more to go in the next 47 hours, 30 mins.

You're only at 4 pages?? So in the last 15 hours, you've written 2 pages? Tsk tsk... :P

Haha i know...i suck...i can never get motivated until it's really really the last minute.  I figure that taking away sleeping hours I have about 30 or so hours to write 21 pages, so I'm still fine.  Once it gets to the point where I have to write like 3 pages an hour, then I'll start to panic.

Let's be study buddies next year.  I started "working" on my thesis 18 months before it was due, but wrote 90% of it in two days at the last minute.  I hate being this way, but I have NO motivation other than sheer terror that I won't finish on time.

Haha sure...it seems like our studying habits are about the same.  I keep telling myself that law school is going to be "different" in that I'm really going to get my work done early and not procrastinate, but who am I kidding?  I said the same thing about college when I was in high school, same thing about high school when I was in middle school, etc.

did you ever get that lecture from your parents/teachers? "now danielle, maybe that works now in 8th grade/12th grade/college, but when you start 9th grade/college/law school, you're going to have to put in a lot of effort and manage your time!"  here's hoping the pattern of bumness can continue for us!

Haha yup...in fact I've gotten that exact lecture from my mom within the last 24 hours about law school after I told her that I was starting a 25 page paper that's due Thursday - except she didn't say "danielle"

LOL its probably bad news to put my real name on this kind of board, but i wasnt even thinking! k well hopefully no ax murderers who hate uncle jesse are in our class
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 01, 2007, 04:16:33 PM
No upgrades period. End of discussion.

In good news, I might be having the best hair day of my life. :D

You're not leaving today, are you? Because that would be a waste... to have your best hair day on the plane.

Unless she sees me on a good hair day, it was a waste.   ;)

I hope you enjoy the trip SB - I'm certainly enjoying my paper.  I have 4 pages, only 21 more to go in the next 47 hours, 30 mins.

You're only at 4 pages?? So in the last 15 hours, you've written 2 pages? Tsk tsk... :P

Haha i know...i suck...i can never get motivated until it's really really the last minute.  I figure that taking away sleeping hours I have about 30 or so hours to write 21 pages, so I'm still fine.  Once it gets to the point where I have to write like 3 pages an hour, then I'll start to panic.

Let's be study buddies next year.  I started "working" on my thesis 18 months before it was due, but wrote 90% of it in two days at the last minute.  I hate being this way, but I have NO motivation other than sheer terror that I won't finish on time.

Haha sure...it seems like our studying habits are about the same.  I keep telling myself that law school is going to be "different" in that I'm really going to get my work done early and not procrastinate, but who am I kidding?  I said the same thing about college when I was in high school, same thing about high school when I was in middle school, etc.

did you ever get that lecture from your parents/teachers? "now danielle, maybe that works now in 8th grade/12th grade/college, but when you start 9th grade/college/law school, you're going to have to put in a lot of effort and manage your time!"  here's hoping the pattern of bumness can continue for us!

Haha yup...in fact I've gotten that exact lecture from my mom within the last 24 hours about law school after I told her that I was starting a 25 page paper that's due Thursday - except she didn't say "danielle"

LOL its probably bad news to put my real name on this kind of board, but i wasnt even thinking! k well hopefully no ax murderers who hate uncle jesse are in our class

Okay, I didn't know who you were...but are you the same Danielle I'm already facebook friends with?

yup
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 01, 2007, 04:18:44 PM
Anybody need a roommate? The girl I was planning to live with just got a scholarship to another school and may not be in Chicago this fall.  I was going to live with her at Regents, but I'm pretty flexible about location, so long as it's convenient to walk or take a bus to school since I'm not sure if I'm taking my car.  If you're looking for a (female) roommate or know someone who is, please contact me at det5003@psu.edu Thanks!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 01, 2007, 04:18:53 PM
I'm the exact same way... last minute is the only minute in my book.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 01, 2007, 04:19:11 PM

Okay, I didn't know who you were...but are you the same Danielle I'm already facebook friends with?

yup

Oh I didn't know that - hi! How did your thesis go btw?

DONE!! yours?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 01, 2007, 04:22:01 PM

Okay, I didn't know who you were...but are you the same Danielle I'm already facebook friends with?

yup

Oh I didn't know that - hi! How did your thesis go btw?

DONE!! yours?

yay! me too - did my defense on monday, and it's over...forever  ;D

such a nice feeling!!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 02, 2007, 07:35:40 PM
I had to save this thread from falling to the third page!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 02, 2007, 07:38:56 PM
I guess I'll try to drum up some conversation. :(

What's everyone doing this summer?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: polaremu on May 02, 2007, 07:44:29 PM
well in answer to the summer question:

I am backpacking around Europe for a month and a half, and then going to Japan and then Hawaii before going home and hanging out for a few weeks.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 02, 2007, 08:00:04 PM
I've stubbornly refused to ever watch any more of 'American Idol' than it takes for me to recognize that American Idol is on, scour for the remote, and then change the channel. I've never watched more than 1 minute of a the show. Its like how I avoided using facebook for years on principal, until I had no choice but to sign up.

well in answer to the summer question:

I am backpacking around Europe for a month and a half, and then going to Japan and then Hawaii before going home and hanging out for a few weeks.

That sounds extremely cool.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 03, 2007, 06:44:39 AM
What's your topic?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 03, 2007, 09:41:08 AM
I originally thought 'Heroes' was going to be silly too, but then I got hooked (and watched the first 10 or so episodes in one marathon sitting). Its an absurdly entertaining show, even if its not my personal favorite or anything.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on May 03, 2007, 10:46:51 AM
12.5 font.  It's more subtle than you'd expect but somehow still adds a page or two.  It's so close that you really would have to have a page with some 12 point of the same words on top of it and hold them to the light to know that yours is bigger.  Don't mess around with different fonts, Its too obvious when you read a whole paper in Courier (which would add like 20% if you are really in a bind).

One other reminder, make sure you save enough time to edit thoroughly.  That should take at least 4-5 minutes per page.  That turns out to be a LOT of time with a 25 pg paper.  I think I'd rather turn in a paper with a missing section (like any section aside from the conclusion) that has been edited, than turn in an unedited complete paper.  If a professor doesn't have a ton of time to commit to grading this, a quick, 15 minute, basic scan for general theories/ideas, typos, intro, and conclusion is all they'll do.  If you can make sure there aren't bad typos, they'll trust that you spent real time on the real writing part.

Oh, and stop posting on this f'n site.  And reading it.

Of course, I'm not the boss of you.  You are free to do whatever you want.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on May 03, 2007, 05:18:46 PM
I just got my Harvard waitlist and I'll be withdrawing. I am now 100% sure I'm going to Chicago in the fall!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 03, 2007, 05:34:36 PM
I leave and this is what happens?  Yikes.  This is a reminder not to take me for granted.

So Japan is interesting.  I'm fairly confident it will get to great, but the first 20 hours on the ground were so frustrating that I can't say that yet.  Fortunately it passed (as I expected it would), but I would advise anyone traveling to make sure you're not coming during a holy week where every single hotel room outside Tokyo is entirely booked.

I'm now staying in a ryokan is Asukasa, which is unbelievably cool and where the Sensoji Temple is.  I've done plenty of big cities before, but man there there are a lot of people here.  Yesterday I walked around Ueno and went to the Tokyo National Museum.  I'm about to head off to the Imperial Palace and then to Shibuya.

I think my favorite thing so far are the street vendors, just because there is so much energy and whatnot, but especially the chocolate covered bananas on sticks...quite possibly the most phallic looking thing I've ever seen.  Hilarious.

I have to stop writing, or I'll get charged another 280 Yen for going over my half hour.  Oh well!  Have fun writing papers and whatnot.   :D

(GCoop, will you pass this on to the Mich kids please?  I'm too scared to try and open that thread!)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 03, 2007, 05:36:00 PM
I just got my Harvard waitlist and I'll be withdrawing. I am now 100% sure I'm going to Chicago in the fall!

Yay!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 03, 2007, 05:39:22 PM
Hey, I can pass it along, you know! Yay Japan! Sawannai-de!

BTW, I got into Chicago... (probably not going, though)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 03, 2007, 06:00:44 PM
BTW, I got into Chicago... (probably not going, though)

Congrats! Anything we can do to change your mind?

edit: nevermind, just saw your LSN profile.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 03, 2007, 06:07:22 PM
BTW, I got into Chicago... (probably not going, though)

Congrats! Anything we can do to change your mind?

edit: nevermind, just saw your LSN profile.

Thanks! At this point, it's what they can do, I guess... I do have some questions, though:

Housing? All off-campus? What are typical prices? 1 BR, I guess. When is orientation?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 03, 2007, 06:30:51 PM
Housing? All off-campus?

There is a dorm (New Grad), as well as numerous University owned housing options, plus various high rises and other private housing options.

Alot of students stay in a high rise building called 'Regents Park' that also gives a discount to law school students. I really don't know if that counts as 'off-campus' or not. Its still in Hyde Park, but its certainly not right next to the school (New Grad is right next to the school).

The UChicago website actually has a good breakdown of the various housing options:

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/Life/housing.html

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What are typical prices? 1 BR, I guess.

I'll be staying at Regents, also in a 1BR, and it is going to be $1095 a month, plus about $80 a month for utilities. If you want parking, its $145 a month. Internet and (I believe) basic cable are included in the rent.

There are also cheaper options, even for 1BRs. At least one of the current UChicago students who posts on here lives in University-owned housing (I think clairel does) and apparently loves it. Other people can probably give more info on them.

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When is orientation?

Orientation is September 18th to the 21st, and classes begin on the 24th.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 03, 2007, 09:42:44 PM
Housing? All off-campus? What are typical prices? 1 BR, I guess. When is orientation?

I assume you've been looking at the UAH at Columbia, and Chicago has a similar housing office:

http://reo.uchicago.edu

The rates are considerably cheaper than Regents and other off-campus apartments. I think you can get a studio for around 600-700 a month, plus 50 for utilities and 30-40 for parking. Think parking at the law school is another 30-40 a month. Car insurance depends, but I was quoted around 100 a month for car insurance (2+ years old compact).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 03, 2007, 09:46:19 PM
"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

Except when you're trying to appease Hitler  ???
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 03, 2007, 10:14:46 PM
Thanks post & sanskirt (and I think I just noticed that your name is sanskirt.)  :D

I didn't know orientation was so late. That's nice, gives a little more time between summer's end and the beginning of the end... I mean school.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 03, 2007, 11:11:39 PM
That was Chamberlain...not my boy Winston...Churchill was probably the biggest critic of appeasement at the time.

Oh damn.

"Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt"

SELFPWNED!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 04, 2007, 07:34:39 AM
Thanks post & sanskirt (and I think I just noticed that your name is sanskirt.)  :D

:D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 05, 2007, 11:47:06 AM
I'm sort of here. Currently wallowing in depression after realizing everyone is getting out of school now, but I don't until June. :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 05, 2007, 02:08:22 PM
I'm sort of here. Currently wallowing in depression after realizing everyone is getting out of school now, but I don't until June. :(

Think of it as getting used to the quarter system at Chicago.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 05, 2007, 02:13:48 PM
I'm sort of here. Currently wallowing in depression after realizing everyone is getting out of school now, but I don't until June. :(

Think of it as getting used to the quarter system at Chicago.

Hm. "Wallowing in depression" is good practice for life at Chicago Law School? Well, I'm sold.

Haha! I didn't mean the "wallowing in depression" part, just the "realizing everyone is getting out of school now, but I don't until June" part. I experienced the quarter system for 2 years so I've gotten used to it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 05, 2007, 03:25:22 PM
Yeah, I've been in the quarter system for four years now, so I'm used to that as well and I definitely prefer the quarter system over semesters. Its just that everyone going INTO a quarter system from a semester system is getting a longer vacation right now than I'm going to get. :( Oh well.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: nerfco on May 05, 2007, 04:26:42 PM
I'm about to jinx it, but Chien-Ming Wang has a perfect game going after 6.  The game is on Fox.  I'm probably the only Yankees fan here, but it's still cool to watch a guy going for a perfect game.

Consider it jinxed. Two hits in the 8th.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 06, 2007, 07:29:26 AM
Yay! I just registered as well!

I loved this part:

"Please create a question and an answer to the question below. This information will be used to allow you to change your password if you forget it. Please make it difficult for anyone else to guess the answer to your question. Please make sure your question and answer are at least 10 characters in length (Example: Q: Where did I almost drown when I was 3 years old? (City and State) A: Death Valley, CA."

Hah.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 06, 2007, 07:41:02 AM
I'm too intimidated to create my username.

The one I want (firstinitiallastname) is taken.  So I either do firstinitialmiddleinitiallast name or firstnamelastname (which is my gmail address).

Which should I do?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 06, 2007, 07:49:47 AM
I went with (firstnamelastname)... so I think you should too.

And then I scooped up a couple email aliases after I registered: (firstname.lastname), (firstname), and (firstinitial.lastname).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on May 06, 2007, 10:33:20 AM
Oddly, my firstnamelastname hasn't been taken yet.  That's great news.


(Only sillyberry knows that the above statement was funny.  Everyone else will have to take my word on it.  I guess that's the downside of not having many online friends.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 06, 2007, 11:49:45 AM
Wow, they gave you guys e-mail addresses way early this year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 06, 2007, 12:51:27 PM
Wow, they gave you guys e-mail addresses way early this year.

Our nametags for the ASW also presumptuously said "Class of 2010."  They're using subtle tactics to subconsciously convince us to come to Chicago.  Most people are already committed, but giving us emails this early is aimed at those on waitlists elsewhere.  :P

Harvard gives you the e-mail address upon admission.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 06, 2007, 02:31:33 PM
Wow, they gave you guys e-mail addresses way early this year.

Our nametags for the ASW also presumptuously said "Class of 2010."  They're using subtle tactics to subconsciously convince us to come to Chicago.  Most people are already committed, but giving us emails this early is aimed at those on waitlists elsewhere.  :P

Hey, it almost worked. The admissions office is bringing their A-game.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 06, 2007, 02:33:36 PM
I joined the uchicago facebook network! It's now totally legit.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on May 06, 2007, 02:43:27 PM
I tried to get my email but it wouldn't work :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on May 06, 2007, 02:52:23 PM
I'm getting jealous now!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 06, 2007, 02:58:42 PM
I'm getting jealous now!

why won't it let you???
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on May 06, 2007, 03:15:40 PM
I don't know. It says it doesn't recognize my information (SSN and birthdate)...but i got the email from Anne Perry saying that they had gotten my intent to enroll
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 06, 2007, 03:17:24 PM
I don't know. It says it doesn't recognize my information (SSN and birthdate)...but i got the email from Anne Perry saying that they had gotten my intent to enroll

The first time, I messed it up by typing my birthday wrong (I think i didn't include the 19 in my birth year. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 06, 2007, 03:40:20 PM
I don't know. It says it doesn't recognize my information (SSN and birthdate)...but i got the email from Anne Perry saying that they had gotten my intent to enroll

Maybe Chicago has your SSN or DOB wrong?

By the way, I took lastname@uchicago.edu as my primary address, as well as firstinitiallastname, firstname_lastname, and firstname.lastname as aliases (alii?)...just incase someone who knows my name wanted to take my UChicago email virginity. 

i tried!  and i took my own uchicago email virginity by means of a "test" email to make sure i had the gmail forwarding set up right.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 06, 2007, 05:48:22 PM
Wow, they gave you guys e-mail addresses way early this year.

I don't think they've actually GIVEN it to us yet... at least I didn't get any notice from them. Mpark just seemed to "discover" it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 06, 2007, 05:54:45 PM
Yay! I now have 7 friends at UChicago. I also took the leap and made it my "primary network".
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 06, 2007, 07:05:22 PM
Does an automated email count as having lost your email virginity?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 06, 2007, 07:06:25 PM
Oddly, my firstnamelastname hasn't been taken yet.  That's great news.


(Only sillyberry knows that the above statement was funny.  Everyone else will have to take my word on it.  I guess that's the downside of not having many online friends.)

I'm shocked, shocked!

(And don't worry, most online friends don't know each other's first and last names.  Unless you're Facebook friends, too.)

And now I'm off to a castle.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on May 06, 2007, 07:23:07 PM
If anyone cares to reach me, you can email me at firstnamelastname@uchicago.edu.  You don't have to know my real name!  It's just firstnamelastname@uchicago.edu. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on May 06, 2007, 07:26:40 PM
yes.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on May 06, 2007, 09:06:20 PM
This reminds me of letting sugar-starved kids loose on a candy store to wreak havoc...we are having way too much fun with the new e-mail addresses  :D

By the way, I use the Mac Mail client, and I can't send anything using it from my UChi address. Did anyone try this and did it work? Or do I need to be on campus to get it to work?

MP- I just set up my POP account with Apple Mail.  I had trouble too, and it turned out that you can't put your password in when you set it up at first.  You have to do that afterwards. So this is what I did:

Select Add Account under the File menu
Select POP as the account type
Change the name of your POP Account if you want (mine is ChicagoMail)
Type in your full name
Type your e-mail address
Press continue
Type "pop.uchicago.edu" as the incoming mail server
Type in your cnet id
DON'T enter your password
Press continue
It'll tell you that logging in failed, press continue again anyway
Select the Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Select Password under Authentication
Type "smtp.uchicago.edu" as the outgoing mail server
DON'T select Use Authentication
Press continue
It'll give you the Account summary
Press continue, then press done

Under the Accounts section of Preferences, select your POP account (ChicagoMail)
Under the Advanced tab, make sure SSL is checked, the port is 993, and authentication is Password
Close Preferences
Under Mailbox->Online Status, select "Take ChicagoMail online"
A screen will pop up asking for your password, type it in and select "add to keychain" if you don't want to type it in every time

And it should be working after all of that...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 06, 2007, 09:10:15 PM
I'm so bored in my classes right now that I'm playing games with these 1 page abstracts we have to write each week for our Senior Seminar (series of lectures from visiting profs and/or prospective faculty). Last week the entire report was one huge sentence. This week the first letter of each sentence (which I'll probably put in bold) will spell something out. I'm hoping to put 'Rosebud' in, but that may not be enough sentences.

I'm running out of ideas though. I thought about palindromes, but thats WAY too hard/impossible.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 07, 2007, 07:53:11 AM
Update for MP (who abandoned me at 5  :'():  in Warren Towers dining hall, just read through the draft for the first time, and also spilled coffee on it.  This is the 2nd worst paper I've written in the last 4 years, and coincidentally, it's also the 2nd worst paper I've written in the last 4 days.

If you get really down, email me and i'll send you the 12 page paper about Clarendon that I wrote Friday morning.  It's a real winner and will make you feel smart!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 07, 2007, 08:40:21 AM
I'm getting one.  I"m working at a country club pro shop this summer.  It'll be hilarious and blissfully un-lawish
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 07, 2007, 10:44:25 AM
I thought about getting a job, but there aren't many available that I both want and could actually get. Plus, I'm not staying in one place long enough to have any continuity with a job.

Right now I'm exploring two completely frivolous summer options:

1. Flight lessons. Something I've always wanted to do since I was a little kid, but never got around to doing. I've checked out instructors in the two places I'll be living this summer (CT and PA), getting a feel for prices and how long it would take to get all the hours I'd need, and so forth. Could be pretty expensive though, but this could be the last real vacation I get in a LONG time. Plus, it would be nice to have accomplished SOMETHING over the summer.

2. I've been looking at the various last-second package vacations available on travel websites. You know, those airfare+hotel packages that are absurdly cheap as long as you're willing to leave right now and from a particular airport. I figure I could have a bag packed and ready to go at all times in case something interesting comes up.

I'm bouncing around a couple other ideas, but nothing is sticking besides those two. I'm also debating a more traditional vacation thing, since I know a couple people going to Italy in July.

I'd love to hear if anyone else has any interesting plans.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on May 07, 2007, 11:49:24 AM
I'm working at Gap this summer!  I'm really excited about the discount...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 07, 2007, 12:28:33 PM
Darn you straight out of undergrad people and your no jobs. :(


Some of us have to work for a living. :)


On another topic, how do you set up the aliases on the CNET site? I set up my account but didn't see where to put in aliases.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 07, 2007, 07:03:24 PM
why would you need an alias? i mean, the only reason anyone gets them at penn state is because our email addresses are all predetermined and hard to remember, like abc5000@psu or whatever, so people will get firstnamelastname@psu.edu or something like that...but if you like the one you picked, is there a reason to have another one? (unless you want to make like chucknorris@uchicago.edu so you can put him on facebook or something...)

just wondering in case i need to start snatching them up :-)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 07, 2007, 08:40:22 PM
Darn you straight out of undergrad people and your no jobs. :(


Some of us have to work for a living. :)


On another topic, how do you set up the aliases on the CNET site? I set up my account but didn't see where to put in aliases.


I actually might work a little this summer.  I'm gonna be an RA this summer, so housing and food are taken care of...other than that I just need enough money for beer etc.

As for the aliases...

http://cnet.uchicago.edu/

On the right side of the screen, click on "Edit your @uchicago.edu addresses"...then click on "mail aliases"


Thanks for the tip. I just picked up barackobama@uchicago.edu - I was surprised that this was available, but what the hell. Maybe I can get fan email!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 07, 2007, 10:01:17 PM
i got clubber lang.  my prediction? PAIN!!!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 07, 2007, 10:06:14 PM
i got clubber lang.  my prediction? PAIN!!!

Haha...one of my friends uses that line all the time.

k well clearly you and i are going to be best friends.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 07, 2007, 10:37:55 PM
i got clubber lang.  my prediction? PAIN!!!

Haha...one of my friends uses that line all the time.

k well clearly you and i are going to be best friends.

Haha...

By the way, can someone please tell me how to send email from the alias address?  I feel like I'm missing something obvious here.

i'm pretty sure you can't.  it's just for other people to send stuff to.  at least ours are here.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 07, 2007, 10:51:41 PM
i got clubber lang.  my prediction? PAIN!!!

Can I be thunderlips?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 08, 2007, 08:49:23 AM
Now that I can finally legitimately post on this thread, it's become lifeless... :-\
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 08, 2007, 08:50:02 AM
By the way, has any of the bad reviews of Regents Park scared anybody away?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 08, 2007, 08:58:28 AM
not me! i'd rather be near everybody.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 08, 2007, 10:56:18 AM
Someone on the Admitted Students Board linked to an apartment review site that had a relatively poor rating for Regents... which kinda concerned me till I looked up previous buildings I had lived in. When I saw that the best place I had ever lived in had a 28% (!) approval rating, and the other places were equally insane ratings wise, I kinda pushed that site out of my mind.

As for the other person who said something bad about Regents, maybe this is a stupid prejudice, but I'm kinda put off by the fact that the person chose to post anonymously on the admitted students board. Yeah, I know, thats stupid considering my previous username, but I still question it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 08, 2007, 11:14:01 AM
Thanks MP!

Yeah, I was going to copy and paste that link here (it wasn't me who posted on the admit website).  But good to know that the reviews may be distorted.  Disgruntled people are more pro-active about venting (I often vent so I should know  ;D).

I'm thinking about getting a 1BR in Regents Park.  Anybody know the chance of people applying for 1BR and actually getting them?  I'm thinking about moving early to Chicago. I'm ready (and eager) to quit my job and move on!

Someone on the Admitted Students Board linked to an apartment review site that had a relatively poor rating for Regents... which kinda concerned me till I looked up previous buildings I had lived in. When I saw that the best place I had ever lived in had a 28% (!) approval rating, and the other places were equally insane ratings wise, I kinda pushed that site out of my mind.

As for the other person who said something bad about Regents, maybe this is a stupid prejudice, but I'm kinda put off by the fact that the person chose to post anonymously on the admitted students board. Yeah, I know, thats stupid considering my previous username, but I still question it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 08, 2007, 08:37:53 PM
RE: The Regents Hate

I looked up that website as well and found one commonality. If you look at the trends, people from around the end of 2006 until now are generally positive and people from 2002 until around the beginning of 2005 were generally positive as well. It seems like most of the negative stuff came during the major rehaul that Regents underwent. It seems like the rehab is over, so I'm not worried.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 09, 2007, 04:47:28 AM
bump...we need sillyberry

 :-*

I'm getting home at 9:00 am CST on Thursday (it's amazing that I land before I leave...).  I promise to be full of vim and vigor for you.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 09, 2007, 11:21:31 AM
bump so we're not exiled onto page 2...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 09, 2007, 11:45:31 AM
bump so we're not exiled onto page 2...

heres some exciting news: it is now official that i am graduating from college!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 09, 2007, 12:11:06 PM
Congrats!

Do you guys have senior week (entire campus is vacated except for seniors so they have one last week of debauchery)?

bump so we're not exiled onto page 2...

heres some exciting news: it is now official that i am graduating from college!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ILoveUncleJesse on May 09, 2007, 12:34:09 PM
kind of, but finals week has been like that too :-) i'm going home tomorrow
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 09, 2007, 01:21:11 PM
May I suggest beer pong but using wine instead?

It gets messy, but lots of fun. 

Congrats!

Do you guys have senior week (entire campus is vacated except for seniors so they have one last week of debauchery)?

bump so we're not exiled onto page 2...

heres some exciting news: it is now official that i am graduating from college!

Yup...very excited for the debauchery.  I've basically been debaucherizing anyway since I finished on Monday, but I'm pumped for the official, school-sanctioned debauchery to begin.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 09, 2007, 01:54:48 PM
Someone needs a conversion before Johnny reels him in:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,88045.0.html
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on May 09, 2007, 01:56:35 PM
Someone needs a conversion before Johnny reels him in:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,88045.0.html

Ours, back off.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 09, 2007, 02:32:40 PM
Well, you lost me and now you're going to lose him...

UVA's going to kick you out

Someone needs a conversion before Johnny reels him in:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,88045.0.html

Ours, back off.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 09, 2007, 02:47:45 PM
Chicago and MTG have been attacked.

 Re: Well PENN Just Called ... Waitlists ARE Moving ... Desperately Need Advice
Reply #53 on: Today at 04:45:21 PM    

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Quote from: MindTheGap76 on Today at 04:40:24 PM
Quote from: AlphaBusey on Today at 04:20:22 PM
Quote from: MindTheGap76 on Today at 04:16:34 PM
This thread got linked on the Chicago 2010 thread. And I have to say, this trolling is just getting bizarre.


You're just clearly not familiar with our work

We troll asymmetrically.  We're the Viet Cong/Sandinistas of trolling, what can I say?


You guys seem to have really invested yourself in winning people to the school. I have to think this is not particularly useful or effective.


The fact that you don't get it just reinforces that whole Chicago stereotype.  Now granted I don't believe in all that bullcrap anyway, but hell, it is just more than a little funny.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Johnny Stuffs His Mouth on May 09, 2007, 02:49:15 PM
Let it be known that I had nothing to do with that statement.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 10, 2007, 05:26:47 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Chicago_Law_School

C'mon people, we can do better for 'Notable Alumni' than just:

    * John Ashcroft
    * Robert Bork
    * Douglas H. Ginsburg
    * Rex E. Lee
    * Abner J. Mikva
    * Kyle Sampson
    * Jim Talent

I just added:

Adam Silver: NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer

Jan Crawford Greenburg: ABC News legal correspondent (well known for Supreme Court coverage)

Ramsey Clark: Former Attorney General of the United States

Amy Klobuchar: U.S. Senator from Minnesota

Edward H. Levi: Former Attorney General of the United States

Michael W. McConnell: Judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Carol Moseley Braun: U.S. Senator from Illinois; first (and only) African-American female U.S. Senator; sought 2004 Democratic Party presidential nomination
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 10, 2007, 10:12:30 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Chicago_Law_School

C'mon people, we can do better for 'Notable Alumni' than just:

    * John Ashcroft
    * Robert Bork
    * Douglas H. Ginsburg
    * Rex E. Lee
    * Abner J. Mikva
    * Kyle Sampson
    * Jim Talent

I just added:

Adam Silver: NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer

Jan Crawford Greenburg: ABC News legal correspondent (well known for Supreme Court coverage)

Ramsey Clark: Former Attorney General of the United States

Amy Klobuchar: U.S. Senator from Minnesota

Edward H. Levi: Former Attorney General of the United States

Michael W. McConnell: Judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Carol Moseley Braun: U.S. Senator from Illinois; first (and only) African-American female U.S. Senator; sought 2004 Democratic Party presidential nomination


Well done! I've slowly been working on that page. If you look at the history, you'll see MindTheGap76 has made some corrections.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 10, 2007, 11:28:24 AM
bump...we need sillyberry

 :-*

I'm getting home at 9:00 am CST on Thursday (it's amazing that I land before I leave...).  I promise to be full of vim and vigor for you.

Only about 7 hours until this board receives the vim and vigor it so desperately needs.

Hello hello hello!

I'm back.  I got pulled over for speeding on my way home from the airport, but I pulled a "I just got home from Japan and I was so happy to be back..." and got out of it.  Which is kind of better than never getting pulled over in the first place.

Japan was an adventure.  At some point I will have collected my thoughts and will post a massively boring missive, but not today!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 10, 2007, 11:45:23 AM
bump...we need sillyberry

 :-*

I'm getting home at 9:00 am CST on Thursday (it's amazing that I land before I leave...).  I promise to be full of vim and vigor for you.

Only about 7 hours until this board receives the vim and vigor it so desperately needs.

Hello hello hello!

I'm back.  I got pulled over for speeding on my way home from the airport, but I pulled a "I just got home from Japan and I was so happy to be back..." and got out of it.  Which is kind of better than never getting pulled over in the first place.

Translation:  "I went down on the cop"

That is NOT the translation.  I totally would have said so if that were the case, but apparently I'm good enough batting my eyelashes that I don't have to go down on the po-po.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 10, 2007, 12:34:47 PM
Well I would like to welcome you back on behalf of everyone else (except MP, she kept saying how happy she was that you were gone)...you were sorely missed.

Everyone knows MP is a female dog, anyway.

I will do my best to live up to the reputation I have developed as a creator of merriment.  Which is better than my other reputation as a creator of havoc.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 10, 2007, 08:15:18 PM
ugh i just finished reading "one L"

it created anxiety.com  :-[


Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 10, 2007, 08:16:42 PM
ugh i just finished reading "one L"

it created anxiety.com  :-[




I finished reading that yesterday and I agree, it has made me more nervous.  But then I realize that the setting was in a diff ls era and it isn't that bad now--or at least, i hope it's not  :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 11, 2007, 02:49:01 AM
Computer Question - I keep reading that Windows Vista is a "system hog" - what specs do I need to get in a new laptop in order for this not to be a problem? Is this a processor speed thing or a RAM criticism thing? I've been looking for a good deal on a laptop and I'm honestly a little overwhelmed with the choices.

MTG you said you had a problem with your Lenovo and they sent a tech out to your apartment to fix it - so I assume you're a big fan of the extended warranty on these?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 05:27:28 AM
Computer Question - I keep reading that Windows Vista is a "system hog" - what specs do I need to get in a new laptop in order for this not to be a problem? Is this a processor speed thing or a RAM criticism thing?

From what I've read, you should at least have a 1 Ghz processor and 1 GB RAM... but 2 GB would probably be best. But I'm not the one to ask. I recommend checking out this forum (someone else on LSD gave me the link, and it turned out to be insanely helpful):

http://forum.notebookreview.com/

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I've been looking for a good deal on a laptop and I'm honestly a little overwhelmed with the choices.

I know what you mean. Three times now I've said something to the effect of "I'm definitively getting a ______", only to change my mind a few days later. However, this time I think I'm definitely getting a ThinkPad X60.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 05:37:53 AM
Computer Question - I keep reading that Windows Vista is a "system hog" - what specs do I need to get in a new laptop in order for this not to be a problem? Is this a processor speed thing or a RAM criticism thing?

From what I've read, you should at least have a 1 Ghz processor and 1 GB RAM... but 2 GB would probably be best. But I'm not the one to ask. I recommend checking out this forum (someone else on LSD gave me the link, and it turned out to be insanely helpful):

http://forum.notebookreview.com/

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I've been looking for a good deal on a laptop and I'm honestly a little overwhelmed with the choices.

I know what you mean. Three times now I've said something to the effect of "I'm definitively getting a ______", only to change my mind a few days later. However, this time I think I'm definitely getting a ThinkPad X60.

No Mac?

If only Macs had two mouse buttons.  I'm serious.  It's like my aversion to Thinkpads solely based on the little red button.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 05:50:01 AM
I don't like Macs. I have no idea how they've become so popular. I just find them incredibly annoying to use, while using PCs is so natural I don't really need to think about it. Plus, their keyboards suck. And, most importantly, for the money, I can get a much better performing (and lighter and better battery life) PC than a Mac.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 06:13:28 AM
Hi SB! I want to hear details about your trip! (Ignore Bosco, he's being mean to me...as usual)

I get around the Mac single-mouse button by using a regular PC mouse (and I love mine - it has nice up/down and side to side scrolling, plus thumb buttons for backwards/forwards on internet pages).  I rarely use the actual mouse button on my laptop and when i do, it doesn't bother me too much since it's for a short amount of time

Bosco, mean?  Never!  He's such sweetness and light...

And I am actually rather fond of using the laptop touchpad, because then I can type lying down like I am right now (I feel asleep at 5 and now my sleeping is all screwy  :().
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 06:38:26 AM

Bosco, mean?  Never!  He's such sweetness and light...


 :'(

Oh admit it - you're dingy and cruel.  It's why I like you.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 07:11:23 AM
Heh. Three of my classes only meet 10 times in a term.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 07:27:08 AM
Way back in 2001, while you young 'uns were still in the diapers, I once went to Oceanography three times - the first class and the subsequent two exams.

And I once stopped going to Latin for so long that when I crushed my hand in my futon (don't ask, I was sober) and was highly doped up so I couldn't go to class, my dean called my professors and he responded "she's still in this class?"  I feel fairly confident I got a pity pass from him. 

I know for a fact I got a pity pass the next semester when I broke my wrist and thus had to give my Latin exam orally, which was quite unusual for a dead language, and he said "Sillyberry, I don't think your education will be better served by you spending another semester trying to read the Aeneid, so I'm going to go ahead and let this one go."

Junior year was a dangerous time for my hands.

I'm so tired.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 07:43:15 AM
Going over my notes, I've either missed 10 classes out of the semester in one class...or I've missed 7 and decided not to take notes in 3. Either way, that's kind of bad. AND I know I missed more in my other two classes.  :-\ I really hope my long association with all my profs will help me out and they'll just "overlook" the lack of my presence in 1/3 of the semester's class

Translation:  .....

Get your mind out of that gutter, Bosco :P

If it makes you feel any better, my mind went there, too.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 07:58:04 AM
I know for a fact I got a pity pass the next semester when I broke my wrist and thus had to give my Latin exam orally,

I'm so tired.

Translation: ....

At some point I'll tell you about my electric bone stimulator.

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Sorry, I'm done with finals.  This is the best use of my time I can think of.

Binge drinking?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 08:23:28 AM
So is anyone else doing a joint JD/MRS degree?  I think it will be a fair amount of extra work, but I'm hoping my classmates will be there to help me pull it off.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 08:37:35 AM
So is anyone else doing a joint JD/MRS degree?  I think it will be a fair amount of extra work, but I'm hoping my classmates will be there to help me pull it off.

Chicago for an MRS?  I would have thought you'd find the course selection better at someplace like UVA.

I thought about that, but I decided I wasn't looking for a curriculum designed around "Topics In Matchmaking:  How To Woo An Aging Fratboy."  I decided I preferred the course offerings in "Geeks Are So Appreciative of Female Attention That They Are Easily Dominated" and "Nerds Shall Inherit The Earth (And Make All the Money)."

But I do think I might be focusing my attention on the Business School.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Sooner on May 11, 2007, 08:47:58 AM
So is anyone else doing a joint JD/MRS degree?  I think it will be a fair amount of extra work, but I'm hoping my classmates will be there to help me pull it off.

Wow, you're paying a pretty high price for that program...could hurt the degree's marketability (unless you're independently wealthy, of course)...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 08:53:01 AM
So is anyone else doing a joint JD/MRS degree?  I think it will be a fair amount of extra work, but I'm hoping my classmates will be there to help me pull it off.

Wow, you're paying a pretty high price for that program...could hurt the degree's marketability (unless you're independently wealthy, of course)...

Well, I still plan to utilize the JD portion of the program.  I'm hoping most of the potential costs of the MRS program (rejection, humiliation, possible failure and spinsterhood) will be offset by the potential benefits (free drinks, nice dinners, shiny diamond).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 11:13:42 AM
Way back in 2001, while you young 'uns were still in the diapers, I once went to Oceanography three times - the first class and the subsequent two exams.

Maybe its a science thing... but I do this kinda commonly. Last term, I did it for 2 of my 3 bio courses and this term I'm doing it for 2 of my 5 bio courses. In fact, I've done it in all my science lectures that had 50+ students, unless the professor demanded attendance, with organic chem being another exception. Its not like those lectures really teach you anything...

On a more serious note: I'm nervous about having to actually attend all my classes once law school starts. I haven't had to spend a full day in classes since junior year of HS.

PS: 2001?!? I didn't know you were so "old"!

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And I once stopped going to Latin for so long that when I crushed my hand in my futon (don't ask, I was sober) and was highly doped up so I couldn't go to class, my dean called my professors and he responded "she's still in this class?"  I feel fairly confident I got a pity pass from him. 

I know for a fact I got a pity pass the next semester when I broke my wrist and thus had to give my Latin exam orally, which was quite unusual for a dead language, and he said "Sillyberry, I don't think your education will be better served by you spending another semester trying to read the Aeneid, so I'm going to go ahead and let this one go."

Junior year was a dangerous time for my hands.

I'm so tired.

 ::)

Every other sentence in there is begging for an innuendo-laden response.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 11:18:02 AM
I had to google 'MRS degree'.

I feel stupid.

 :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 11, 2007, 11:19:08 AM
Way back in 2001, while you young 'uns were still in the diapers, I once went to Oceanography three times - the first class and the subsequent two exams.

Maybe its a science thing... but I do this kinda commonly. Last term, I did it for 2 of my 3 bio courses and this term I'm doing it for 2 of my 5 bio courses. In fact, I've done it in all my science lectures that had 50+ students, unless the professor demanded attendance, with organic chem being another exception. Its not like those lectures really teach you anything...

On a more serious note: I'm nervous about having to actually attend all my classes once law school starts. I haven't had to spend a full day in classes since junior year of HS.

I played the same game in undergrad. So far, I haven't had any problems attending law school classes, for two reasons:

1)  A "full" day of classes = 3 classes at most
2)  My profs don't suck ass like they did in undergrad
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 11, 2007, 12:18:42 PM
Way back in 2001, while you young 'uns were still in the diapers, I once went to Oceanography three times - the first class and the subsequent two exams.

Maybe its a science thing... but I do this kinda commonly. Last term, I did it for 2 of my 3 bio courses and this term I'm doing it for 2 of my 5 bio courses. In fact, I've done it in all my science lectures that had 50+ students, unless the professor demanded attendance, with organic chem being another exception. Its not like those lectures really teach you anything...

On a more serious note: I'm nervous about having to actually attend all my classes once law school starts. I haven't had to spend a full day in classes since junior year of HS.

I played the same game in undergrad. So far, I haven't had any problems attending law school classes, for two reasons:

1)  A "full" day of classes = 3 classes at most
2)  My profs don't suck ass like they did in undergrad

I'm always afraid that I'll miss something important if I don't go to classes, which is usually incorrect. Still, that irrational fear has caused me to miss class only a handful of times throughout undergrad, so I think I'm set for law school.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 12:42:35 PM
I had to google 'MRS degree'.

I feel stupid.

 :(

This might be the funniest thing I've read in a good long while.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 02:59:18 PM
CNET ID --> being able to view past exams  :o

Cool... you can see the exams Barack Obama gave while he was a professor, as well as the answers he thought were best.

(I'm way too excited about this)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 11, 2007, 04:04:01 PM
where did u find them? im morbidly curious to see what a law school exam looks like
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 04:05:47 PM
where did u find them? im morbidly curious to see what a law school exam looks like

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/courses/exams/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 04:18:16 PM
I'm procrastinating way too much here, but I keep finding new doors to open with my CNET ID. Like UChicago's blackoard service ("Chalk").

https://chalk.uchicago.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp

edit: damn, I'm blocked from looking at the 'Career Services' section of the Law School pages on Chalk. :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 11, 2007, 05:27:27 PM
So I used my UChicago email address to sign up for Dell's educational discounts on computers.

However, I was able to price it out a few hundred dollars cheaper at a Dell Kiosk in the mall.

Just a word to the wise for anyone thinking of getting a Dell.

(as a note, if UChicago supports Vista, I'm getting a Dell XPS 1210 (http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m1210?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs).  I went and played with it today, and me likee.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 05:32:54 PM
So I used my UChicago email address to sign up for Dell's educational discounts on computers.

However, I was able to price it out a few hundred dollars cheaper at a Dell Kiosk in the mall.

Just a word to the wise for anyone thinking of getting a Dell.

Same thing happens with me and my undergrad: there are much cheaper deals available than the 'student discounts'.

Also, for people buying a Dell, there are ALOT of e-coupons out there. Just google something like 'Dell Coupon Codes' and see what's available.

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(as a note, if UChicago supports Vista, I'm getting a Dell XPS 1210 (http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m1210?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs).  I went and played with it today, and me likee.)

Thats one of the ones I was considering too. I decided to go with another laptop, but thats for unrelated reasons. Otherwise, the XPS sounds fantastic.

As for Vista... I'm gonna jump the gun and go for Vista. I can handle any little issues that pop up since I have an old laptop I've decided to drag to law school as well for emergencies.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 11, 2007, 06:12:52 PM
I played the same game in undergrad. So far, I haven't had any problems attending law school classes, for two reasons:

1)  A "full" day of classes = 3 classes at most
2)  My profs don't suck ass like they did in undergrad

Science and engineering profs tend to suck ass. I still attended most of my classes but ended up sleeping through a lot of them. :/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 11, 2007, 06:19:20 PM
I played the same game in undergrad. So far, I haven't had any problems attending law school classes, for two reasons:

1)  A "full" day of classes = 3 classes at most
2)  My profs don't suck ass like they did in undergrad

Science and engineering profs tend to suck ass. I still attended most of my classes but ended up sleeping through a lot of them. :/

I think its just the lecture format that kills them. Many of my profs are really engaging if you're speaking to them one-on-one, in a lab setting, or even in small seminars.

I don't foresee such a problem in law school (although, the 'Legal History' class I sat in on during ASW was pretty dry... but I probably wouldn't take a subject like that anyway).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 01:10:11 AM
:o

Are you showing us your O face?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 12, 2007, 08:55:56 AM
Has anyone gotten their travel reimbursement $$$ yet from ASW? Just curious b/c they had my address wrong in the system for a while and I wanted to make sure I don't need to try to track it down.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 12, 2007, 09:05:12 AM
Nothing here.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 09:37:46 AM
:o

Are you showing us your O face?

Nah, just me being a little intoxicated, having nothing to say, so posting a stupid face.  You wish you could see my O face.   ;)

Yeah, like I'm so sure it would be a challenge.   ::)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 12, 2007, 09:39:09 AM
I feel like a third wheel. Or a voyeur. One of those.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 09:41:16 AM
I feel like a third wheel. Or a voyeur. One of those.

I'm sorry.  It's just that bosco and I find it hard to hide our smoldering passion.  Or is it smoldering disdain?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 12, 2007, 09:42:45 AM
You can't spell 'passion' without 'ass'.



Wait, what?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 10:01:43 AM
:o

Are you showing us your O face?

Nah, just me being a little intoxicated, having nothing to say, so posting a stupid face.  You wish you could see my O face.   ;)

Yeah, like I'm so sure it would be a challenge.   ::)

Fair point...probably the only thing easier than seeing mine is seeing yours.

A girl's gotta earn pocket change somehow.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 12, 2007, 12:54:50 PM
http://isketch.net/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 12, 2007, 01:34:38 PM
Just to let y'all know, I finished my last (and only!) final 20 minutes ago, and I'm done with college!  :) :) :)

Yay!  My last one is tonight. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 12, 2007, 01:51:52 PM
Just to let y'all know, I finished my last (and only!) final 20 minutes ago, and I'm done with college!  :) :) :)

congrats dear!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 12, 2007, 02:03:06 PM
Just to let y'all know, I finished my last (and only!) final 20 minutes ago, and I'm done with college!  :) :) :)

Yay!  My last one is tonight. 

Hiya Hank - you haven't graced our board with your presence lately (or at all?) - good luck with your final!

Huh?  The last post is by me.  And maybe I'm still not convinced that I'm not one of the ones you don't want coming to Columbia... :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 02:03:49 PM
Just to let y'all know, I finished my last (and only!) final 20 minutes ago, and I'm done with college!  :) :) :)

Hot damn!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 02:45:39 PM
Have you ever had someone you haven't talked to in six years (and whom you didn't like when they were a she) randomly Facebook friend you and now they're a he and you still don't like them?

Awkward.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 02:56:58 PM
Have you ever had someone you haven't talked to in six years (and whom you didn't like when they were a she) randomly Facebook friend you and now they're a he and you still don't like them?

Awkward.

Actually that's happened to me lots of times...except for the sex change part.

Which is kind of the point, bozo.  If were just talking about people we didn't like <ahem> then that would be around 3/5ths of my Facebook friends.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 03:41:59 PM
Have you ever had someone you haven't talked to in six years (and whom you didn't like when they were a she) randomly Facebook friend you and now they're a he and you still don't like them?

Awkward.

Actually that's happened to me lots of times...except for the sex change part.

Which is kind of the point, bozo.  If were just talking about people we didn't like <ahem> then that would be around 3/5ths of my Facebook friends.

Haha I know bozo, I was just kidding.

bozo1385
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 12, 2007, 04:22:47 PM
 >:( How many classmates are we going to lose to the HLS waitlist?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 12, 2007, 04:25:29 PM
>:( How many classmates are we going to lose to the HLS waitlist?

I hope at least one more.

LOL
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 04:43:02 PM
I proudly removed myself from the Harvard waitlist.  I don't like being barely wanted, I don't like the idea of a big school, and I don't like Logan Airport.

Pretty easy decision.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 12, 2007, 04:46:31 PM
If were just talking about people we didn't like <ahem> then that would be around 3/5ths of my Facebook friends.

Subtle anti-Hank trolling. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 04:47:35 PM
If were just talking about people we didn't like <ahem> then that would be around 3/5ths of my Facebook friends.

Subtle anti-Hank trolling. 

Actually, I was trying to make sure bosco knew I didn't like him.

But, yes, you're included.   :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 12, 2007, 04:49:08 PM
Gosh, sillyberry is turning into meanberry.   :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 12, 2007, 04:52:51 PM
Good for you sillyberry. You rejected them!

Out of a combination of curiosity and boredom, I checked LSN and out of 23 people listed as 'attending' UChicago, it looks like 8 of them are still on the Harvard waitlist.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 04:59:08 PM
I proudly removed myself from the Harvard waitlist.  I don't like being barely wanted, I don't like the idea of a big school, and I don't like Logan Airport.

Pretty easy decision.

I like them playing hard to get with me (it's like the all-knowing Christina Aguilera once said "If you love something let it go, if it comes back it's yours, that's you know"), don't mind the size, and I can walk to Harvard from here....but I agree that Logan sucks.

See, I prefer Britney's "Theres nothing you can do or say, baby.  Ive had enough.  Im not your property as from today, baby."

And there is an ice cream truck outside and it is taking all my effort not to run out there and get an ice cream sandwich.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 12, 2007, 05:05:21 PM
I proudly removed myself from the Harvard waitlist.  I don't like being barely wanted, I don't like the idea of a big school, and I don't like Logan Airport.

Pretty easy decision.

I like them playing hard to get with me (it's like the all-knowing Christina Aguilera once said "If you love something let it go, if it comes back it's yours, that's you know"), don't mind the size, and I can walk to Harvard from here....but I agree that Logan sucks.

See, I prefer Britney's "Theres nothing you can do or say, baby.  Ive had enough.  Im not your property as from today, baby."

And there is an ice cream truck outside and it is taking all my effort not to run out there and get an ice cream sandwich.

I also seek wisdom from Britney, but as it relates to Harvard, I look to:  "I'm a slave for you.  I won't deny it, I'm not tryin to hide it."

I have no idea why I thought you posted somewhere that you removed yourself from the Harvard waitlist.  I must have been hallucinating.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 07:16:43 AM
#$^*@ And another one bites the dust.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 07:33:44 AM
I just got my Harvard waitlist and I'll be withdrawing. I am now 100% sure I'm going to Chicago in the fall!

I am very mad at Ms. Berntie.  Lies, all lies!   :'(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 07:48:20 AM
I've changed my mind.  I hope everyone who really wants to go to Harvard gets in and goes to Harvard.

I don't want be in a place where everyone is pissed that they're not at their first-choice school.  That's one of the things I really loved about Michigan - so many people were giving up higher-ranked schools because of an overwhelming love for being a Wolverine.  That's how I feel about my choice to attend Chicago, and I want classmates who feel the same.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 08:01:04 AM
Sillyberry will probably be even more pissed...she'll have to find a new young stallion to try to seduce.

(Note to self - you're going to school with these people in a few months, stop typing the first thing that pops into your head)

Let me say this again...like that's going to be difficult.

(I was going to type "like that's going to be hard," but decided I didn't want to deal with your smartass response).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 13, 2007, 08:05:34 AM
hollaaa i decided to stop being lazy and start posting again

sb-- i am a horrible horrible whore and realized i forgot to send u the japan recs-- how was your trip???

i think im about to lose my roommate to the harvard w/l, booooooo harvard tho yay for her


what are y'all up to on this sunny sunday?

don't forget to call your mothers ;) 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 08:15:30 AM
#$^*@ And another one bites the dust.

Who now?

Not sure, but the other day I was looking at LSN's UChicago attending students and I looked again today and we're done one more.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 08:18:08 AM
hollaaa i decided to stop being lazy and start posting again

sb-- i am a horrible horrible whore and realized i forgot to send u the japan recs-- how was your trip???

i think im about to lose my roommate to the harvard w/l, booooooo harvard tho yay for her

what are y'all up to on this sunny sunday?

don't forget to call your mothers ;) 

Oh, no worries.  But I do like people who call themselves horrible horrible whores, cause it makes me laugh, so feel free to do that whenever.  Japan was good.  I keep saying I'm going to post a very long recap, but I haven't yet.  Maybe I should work on that today.  And getting my pictures uploaded.

Wow, I completely forgot about mother's day...thanks

I'm mad at my mom.  Maybe I should walk across the house and be nice.    :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 08:20:52 AM
you, MP, anonymous, and the rest...(by the way, I think the four of us are the only ones left who really post on this thread)

In my defense, I'm still in school for another month.

You guys have no defense! You should be lost in one huge bachalenia, one that toes the line of what will be mentioned on all future 'Character and Fitness' reports.


Note: If you are engaging in debauchery AND posting on LSD... well, my hats off to you, cause thats just impressive.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 13, 2007, 08:55:24 AM
in need of some help.... my mother is currently telling me what an incompetent idiot i am for wanting to live in regents, and i need to nail down what the true monthly cost is:

rent: 725 for 2 bdr/1095 for 1 bdr
utilities: 60/month-- is this set? does it vary? what does it cover?
cable/internet??? are you requred to get/pay for cable? is wireless internet included in the bldg or does it cost extra?

 ???

thanks in advance
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 09:01:38 AM
RE: Regents

I'm interested in learning more about the cable/internet service as well. Is it wireless, or do you have to jack in somewhere? What about cable TV providers?

in need of some help.... my mother is currently telling me what an incompetent idiot i am for wanting to live in regents, and i need to nail down what the true monthly cost is:

rent: 725 for 2 bdr/1095 for 1 bdr
utilities: 60/month-- is this set? does it vary? what does it cover?
cable/internet??? are you requred to get/pay for cable? is wireless internet included in the bldg or does it cost extra?

 ???

thanks in advance


I think, for utilities, you can safely put down 50-60 a month per person if you're living in a 2Br... but around 70-90 a month if you're living in a 1Br. I'm basing this on the post on the admitted students board and what I seem to remember from the leasing agent when we did the tour there.

Also, don't forget $145 a month for parking (if you need parking).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 13, 2007, 09:27:44 AM
thanks for the help!

one more question... have any of you found out your stafford/perkins loan eligibility yet? i had emailed machen and he said early summer, but i was wondering if ppl had already started to find out...

thanks!!!!!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on May 13, 2007, 11:10:13 AM
I just got my Harvard waitlist and I'll be withdrawing. I am now 100% sure I'm going to Chicago in the fall!

I am very mad at Ms. Berntie.  Lies, all lies!   :'(

Hey! It wasn't a lie! I planned to send in the withdrawal form but then I went home for the weekend and forgot about it. So then Wednesday I got the phone call e-mail. My main reason for wanting to withdraw was that I figured I wouldn't get in, and if I did I would find out in August and by that time I wouldn't want to change all my plans and move to Boston.

So yeah... long story short I swear I didn't lie because I planned on withdrawing but Harvard preempted me.  And I'm pretty sure I'm going to go to Harvard but I still love Chicago and hope you all have a wonderful time there!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on May 13, 2007, 11:34:13 AM
I just got my Harvard waitlist and I'll be withdrawing. I am now 100% sure I'm going to Chicago in the fall!

I am very mad at Ms. Berntie.  Lies, all lies!   :'(

Hey! It wasn't a lie! I planned to send in the withdrawal form but then I went home for the weekend and forgot about it. So then Wednesday I got the phone call e-mail. My main reason for wanting to withdraw was that I figured I wouldn't get in, and if I did I would find out in August and by that time I wouldn't want to change all my plans and move to Boston.

So yeah... long story short I swear I didn't lie because I planned on withdrawing but Harvard preempted me.  And I'm pretty sure I'm going to go to Harvard but I still love Chicago and hope you all have a wonderful time there!

It's what we Catholics call a sin of omission.

Good thing I'm agnostic!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on May 13, 2007, 12:09:10 PM
Sorry Bosco! I was just remembering a conversation we had a while ago about how SCAP needed to tell Toby to let MP, Hank, and I in.  But you know I want you to come to Harvard too!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 12:11:27 PM
From this moment on I decree there will be no more talk on the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CLASS OF 2010 thread of piddling your panties (yes, I mean those pink frilly things you wear, bozo) for Toby Stock and Harvard.

Take it somewhere else.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: berntie on May 13, 2007, 12:12:56 PM
Good call sillyberry! Sorry for the hijack!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 03:59:12 PM
From this moment on I decree there will be no more talk on the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CLASS OF 2010 thread of piddling your panties (yes, I mean those pink frilly things you wear, bozo) for Toby Stock and Harvard.

Take it somewhere else.

Fascinating.

Congrats on Harvard, berntie!  I was surprised because I too remembered something about your withdrawing from the waitlist. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 04:57:36 PM
From this moment on I decree there will be no more talk on the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CLASS OF 2010 thread of piddling your panties (yes, I mean those pink frilly things you wear, bozo) for Toby Stock and Harvard.

Take it somewhere else.

Someone's been talking to my dry cleaner  ;)

...but sorry you're right, no more Harvard or Toby talk...unless it's Toby from the West Wing.  Anyone else a huge West Wing fan?

I just watched the episode with the African president and the pharmaceutical industry. 

Industry exec: Even if we provided free AIDS medication to anyone in Africa for as long as they need it, that would still make little difference.

Josh: Why?

Toby: They don't own wristwatches. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 04:59:07 PM
From this moment on I decree there will be no more talk on the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CLASS OF 2010 thread of piddling your panties (yes, I mean those pink frilly things you wear, bozo) for Toby Stock and Harvard.

Take it somewhere else.

Someone's been talking to my dry cleaner  ;)

...but sorry you're right, no more Harvard or Toby talk...unless it's Toby from the West Wing.  Anyone else a huge West Wing fan?

Everyone kept bugging me to watch that show... so I never did (same thing happened with 'The Sopranos' before I started watching that on DVD). But I regretted that, so I've been more open to suggestions since then. :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 04:59:48 PM
I'm watching 'Tango & Cash' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098439/) right now.


(I just felt like sharing)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 05:00:31 PM
From this moment on I decree there will be no more talk on the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CLASS OF 2010 thread of piddling your panties (yes, I mean those pink frilly things you wear, bozo) for Toby Stock and Harvard.

Take it somewhere else.

Someone's been talking to my dry cleaner  ;)

...but sorry you're right, no more Harvard or Toby talk...unless it's Toby from the West Wing.  Anyone else a huge West Wing fan?

You dry clean your underwear?  That explains a lot.

I never managed to watch much West Wing, but I loved the episode when Ainsley and Sam went at it about the 14th Amendment when they all got stuck in the building and she wanted some food.

And I'm desperately in love with Rob Lowe (and completely drool over him as Senator McCallister on Brothers & Sisters, which is a most excellent show).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 05:03:43 PM
I'm watching 'Tango & Cash' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098439/) right now.


(I just felt like sharing)

I'm watching In Her Shoes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388125/).  Cameron Diaz has great legs, but a really odd torso.  I also kind of love Mark Feuerstein as Simon Stein.  He's a good advertisement for life in a law firm.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 05:28:34 PM
That's a good episode Hank...I think my favorite part is the intro when Ainsley kicks the crap out of Sam on TV....and they cut to Josh saying "Toby come quick, Sam's getting beat by a girl" and Toby comes running

Hah, yeah.  Ainsley was always my favorite character in that second season; too bad they let her disappear.  After the first couple seasons, I think that show went downhill.  It just couldn't keep up with itself really. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 05:41:57 PM
That's a good episode Hank...I think my favorite part is the intro when Ainsley kicks the crap out of Sam on TV....and they cut to Josh saying "Toby come quick, Sam's getting beat by a girl" and Toby comes running

Hah, yeah.  Ainsley was always my favorite character in that second season; too bad they let her disappear.  After the first couple seasons, I think that show went downhill.  It just couldn't keep up with itself really. 

Yeah, it was great how Ainsley would always have an elaborate speech where she puts someone in his place, and then she would leave in search of food....I thought the first three seasons were amazing, fourth was eh, and I never really watched post-Sorkin.

It was weird post-Sorkin.  So much of the series seemed so depressing without him, but then every once and a while they would bust out and have an incredible episode (that I always suspected was secretly written by Sorkin). 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 05:50:37 PM
Do you guys think the show holds up to a current viewing? Or is it really a time period dependent show?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 05:59:58 PM
Do you guys think the show holds up to a current viewing? Or is it really a time period dependent show?

Maybe "time period" as in the modern United States, but it's definitely not the Daily Show or Leno or anything like that.  I imagine many of the issues the show covers will still be around in 30 or 40 years. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 06:05:58 PM
Do you guys think the show holds up to a current viewing? Or is it really a time period dependent show?

Maybe "time period" as in the modern United States, but it's definitely not the Daily Show or Leno or anything like that.  I imagine many of the issues the show covers will still be around in 30 or 40 years. 

Gotcha. I assumed that would be the case, but wanted to make sure anyway. I may check out the first few seasons and see if it clicks with me.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 06:07:13 PM


I heart Rob Lowe :)

I think I'm only on season 2 of West Wing - I have Seasons 1-3 on DVD, but I haven't had time to watch continuously and now they're all back home.  I think I'm going to start watching Rome though (yay for long hours on the plane)

I watched the first season of Rome.  It was OK, but it didn't make me want to keep watching. 

Don't you guys resent Rob Lowe for the prostitute thing?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 06:16:39 PM


I heart Rob Lowe :)

I think I'm only on season 2 of West Wing - I have Seasons 1-3 on DVD, but I haven't had time to watch continuously and now they're all back home.  I think I'm going to start watching Rome though (yay for long hours on the plane)

I watched the first season of Rome.  It was OK, but it didn't make me want to keep watching. 

Don't you guys resent Rob Lowe for the prostitute thing?

If I resented every guy with a sex tape scandal...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 06:56:02 PM
Who here watches 'Entourage'?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 13, 2007, 07:28:22 PM
um, did someone say "entourage"???

looooooooove.  i own very few dvds in general but i have both seasons of entourage for those who need catch up ;)

ari and his wife are my fav.... only half an hr til a new one! (tho this season is meh in comparison to the last 2)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 07:50:51 PM
um, did someone say "entourage"???

looooooooove.  i own very few dvds in general but i have both seasons of entourage for those who need catch up ;)

Yeah, I "own" the DVDs too.

Quote
ari and his wife are my fav....

I like the Ari/Lloyd interaction, actually.

Quote
only half an hr til a new one! (tho this season is meh in comparison to the last 2)

Agreed.

Although, it has the potential to get back into previous form now that Ari has re-landed Vince (even though I was quite smitten by Carla Gugino's Amanda).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 07:52:42 PM
Who here watches 'Entourage'?

I'm not really a hardcore follower, but I've seen probably like 15-20 episodes.  I'll probably borrow the DVDs from someone and watch them all this summer - really good show from what I've seen so far.

There's only been 39 total episodes in the series (8 in the first season, 14 in the second season, and the third season is currently ongoing), so it wouldn't be that hard to catch up.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 07:54:26 PM
I really want to watch The Wire.  I'm thinking I need to plug in my DVD player (it's sitting my car...) and rejoin Netflix.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 07:57:39 PM
I really want to watch The Wire.  I'm thinking I need to plug in my DVD player (it's sitting my car...) and rejoin Netflix.

Thats been next on my list for a long time, but I keep pushing it back because I really don't want to get drawn into another draining, emotionally grueling show (which is what everyone tells me 'The Wire' is).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 07:59:32 PM
Celebrity Jeopardy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM56uf3JbCU

I'm bored. :(

I should be studying though.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 09:09:18 PM
I really want to watch The Wire.  I'm thinking I need to plug in my DVD player (it's sitting my car...) and rejoin Netflix.

Thats been next on my list for a long time, but I keep pushing it back because I really don't want to get drawn into another draining, emotionally grueling show (which is what everyone tells me 'The Wire' is).

Omg you have no idea.  Totally worth it though.  It honestly makes West Wing look like Party of Five. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 09:43:24 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/06/DDG7BKV7HK26.DTL

OK, actually just read the first six paragraphs of that if you haven't seen the show. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 09:48:33 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/06/DDG7BKV7HK26.DTL

OK, actually just read the first six paragraphs of that if you haven't seen the show. 

I'm rabidly opposed to spoilers, so I won't open it at all.

For example, I'm still mad at my mom for telling me how Braveheart ends.  Yes, I know it is a true story, but I didn't know and now since the ending is ruined I've never seen it.

I probably would have been upset if you told me Titanic ended up with the boat sinking...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 09:51:11 PM
I didn't know Leo died at the end of Titanic.  I didn't see it coming. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 09:54:07 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/06/DDG7BKV7HK26.DTL

OK, actually just read the first six paragraphs of that if you haven't seen the show. 

I'm rabidly opposed to spoilers, so I won't open it at all.

For example, I'm still mad at my mom for telling me how Braveheart ends.  Yes, I know it is a true story, but I didn't know and now since the ending is ruined I've never seen it.

I probably would have been upset if you told me Titanic ended up with the boat sinking...

Just to quote a few parts then...

It's not Simon who should worry that people won't watch his show because it's difficult. It's viewers who should worry that they are missing the absolute best of what television has to offer merely because it requires effort.

If you're not interested in "The Wire" after that, Godspeed to your unexamined life. That said, expecting the series to be simple, easy or unchallenging is a ridiculous notion. And we speak of it no more.

Rather than split hairs, let's just say that the breadth and ambition of "The Wire" are unrivaled and that taken cumulatively over the course of a season -- any season -- it's an astonishing display of writing, acting and storytelling that must be considered alongside the best literature and filmmaking in the modern era.


I think it says something too that I am willing to cheerlead this much for something.  It's not the first time I've done it for this show either. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 13, 2007, 09:58:52 PM
Of course, I ran into the same stuff for 'The Sopranos', only to be disappointed (except for the first season, which was superb).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 13, 2007, 11:05:49 PM
Speaking of spoilers, did everyone see the huge happenings on the Sopranos tonight?

omg

That episode reminded me of that Simpsons where Homer wandered the desert under the spell of the chili. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 13, 2007, 11:14:33 PM
I make yummy chili.

When it is cold I will invite you all over for chili and cornbread and queso and margaritas and beer.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 14, 2007, 11:32:24 AM
Good Morning/Good Afternoon Maroons!

How are you feeling on this lovely Monday?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 14, 2007, 11:35:30 AM
Exam tomorrow. :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 14, 2007, 11:44:39 AM
Good Morning/Good Afternoon Maroons!

How are you feeling on this lovely Monday?


Tired. :( Must be entergetic, though.  ;D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 14, 2007, 11:55:02 AM
I'm playing around on the Chowhound Chicago board.  Thinking about places to eat makes me happy!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 14, 2007, 01:27:05 PM
So I just watched the first episode of 'The West Wing' and now I'm beating myself up for not watching this from the beginning (although, I probably wasn't old enough to truly enjoy it when the show first started airing).

I'm playing around on the Chowhound Chicago board.  Thinking about places to eat makes me happy!

Given the opportunities Chicago affords, I'm setting a personal limit of gaining no more than 20 pounds during 1L year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 14, 2007, 04:05:50 PM
Did anyone else apply for the Patino Fellowship?  If so, was I the only one that found that PDF incredibly difficult to fill out?

I thought about applying, but then I read:

"Supportive data is required to verify:

    1) leadership
    2) actual past involvement in public service activities
    3) dedication to humane values
    4) scholastic achievement "

Yeah... all I got there is #4... sort of...

    1) I'm a total lemming
    2) only if you mean servicing someone in public
    3) I enjoy kicking puppies and destroying villages
    4) have you seen my GPA?

So yeah, no.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 14, 2007, 04:23:16 PM
RE: West Wing

Can anyone else but Rob Lowe get away with wearing a disheveled suit to a high powered White House job? And still look good?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 14, 2007, 04:31:55 PM
RE: West Wing

Can anyone else but Rob Lowe get away with wearing a disheveled suit to a high powered White House job? And still look good?



What about Josh?

Meh.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 14, 2007, 04:35:07 PM
I just looked at your LSN profile...you interned at the White House?  How was that?  And does that mean you're a Republican?

Yep, I spent eight months interning in the Office of Public Liaison doing women's outreach.  And it was awesome.  I got to work on all sorts of presidential events and met really fantastic people.

And I've been a professional Republican for the past few years.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 14, 2007, 04:42:04 PM
I'm politically impressionable!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 14, 2007, 05:20:03 PM
That sounds really awesome...I interned for a couple Senators you probably wouldn't like very much.

IIRC, you're a New Yorker in Massachusetts, so probably not.   :D  But I'm actually close friends with many Communists and good at not discussing politics (so unnecessary when you can talk about alcohol and sex).

I'm politically impressionable!

I'll be sure to poke you.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 14, 2007, 05:21:25 PM
And does that mean you're a Republican?

I hope nobody here has any problems with Republicans/conservatives. I'm basically in charge of all things conservative at Chicago next year, and I need to know in advance whether we have to throw down in fisticuffs.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 14, 2007, 05:28:30 PM
The 'impressionable' thing is a tad dishonest. I'm not impressionable in terms of ideology, just in terms of party.

I'm basically in charge of all things conservative at Chicago next year

Figurehead or man behind the throne?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 14, 2007, 05:33:37 PM
The 'impressionable' thing is a tad dishonest. I'm not impressionable in terms of ideology, just in terms of party.

I'm basically in charge of all things conservative at Chicago next year

Figurehead or man behind the throne?

Figurehead. Which is why I have to do the fighting.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 14, 2007, 05:50:34 PM
MTG!  So pleased you're gracing us with your presence!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 14, 2007, 09:34:54 PM
The 'impressionable' thing is a tad dishonest. I'm not impressionable in terms of ideology, just in terms of party.

I'm basically in charge of all things conservative at Chicago next year

Figurehead or man behind the throne?

Figurehead. Which is why I have to do the fighting.

Martial arts allowed?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 15, 2007, 01:05:00 PM
Bump.

Yeah, so... I watched 5 more episodes of 'The West Wing' last night instead of studying for my Immunology midterm this morning. Fun times.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 15, 2007, 07:19:38 PM
i am too embarrassed to admit what tv shows i watch, but on the subject of movies, what is the one movie that you can annoyingly recite all of the lines to???

mine is on amc as we speak :)

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 15, 2007, 07:45:59 PM
You did not have great sex with Sheldon.
Yes I did.
No, you didn't.  Sheldon can do your income taxes.  If you need a root canal, Sheldon's your man.  But humping and pumping is not Sheldon's strong suit.  It's the name.  "Do it to me, Sheldon.  You're an animal, Sheldon.  Ride me big Sheldon...it doesn't work."
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 15, 2007, 07:57:25 PM
Bump.

Yeah, so... I watched 5 more episodes of 'The West Wing' last night instead of studying for my Immunology midterm this morning. Fun times.

nice...proportional response was good, as was mr. willis of ohio (im assuming you're watching in order)

Yeah, I really liked 'Mr. Willis of Ohio.'

If you want to get along with me next year, everyone here should be watching The Office. :) And I'm serious. Because I feel God in this Chili's tonight. Woo!

Also, does anyone know when we're supposed to hear from Regents about signing leases and such?

I'm going to be emailing Regents in a couple days (with a couple of the forms they sent me), and I'll be sure to ask.

i am too embarrassed to admit what tv shows i watch, but on the subject of movies, what is the one movie that you can annoyingly recite all of the lines to???

mine is on amc as we speak :)



The one movie? Heh.

As for TV shows, I too am sometimes embarrassed by what TV shows I watch. But I'm not embarrassed to [edit: maybe I am].
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 15, 2007, 08:01:44 PM
Here is a warning that you should never play Pictionary with me.  Unless you want to lose.

EDIT:  By which I mean "never have me on your team" because I'm terrible.  I didn't want to give the mistaken impression that I was engaging in Pictionary Smack Talk.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 15, 2007, 08:04:07 PM
Here is a warning that you should never play Pictionary with me.  Unless you want to lose.

EDIT:  By which I mean "never have me on your team" because I'm terrible.  I didn't want to give the mistaken impression that I was engaging in Pictionary Smack Talk.

I could carry you.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 16, 2007, 05:06:12 AM
happy hump day! thank goodness the week is almost over, ew work :)

good luck to everyone graduating this week!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 16, 2007, 09:53:19 AM
Let me tell you about the excitement of last night...

So I'm leaving Steak n' Shake (yum) when I suddenly hear a crash.  I look up and see a car taking out a lightpost on the median and coming careening towards my side of the road (and scarily close to my beloved car).  They come to a stop on the grass and get out of the car to examine the wreckage.  I call 911, as there's a lightpost in the road, and sit back to watch.

Well, they stumble around for a bit, and I realize they are t-rashed.  And then they start throwing beer cans out of the car.  They go to see if the car will start, but it's totaled, so no.  Then they walk over to us and slur "our car is a smoking."  Then they start to walk away when the police arrive.

Which meant I got to give a statement and watch some arrests and it was very exciting.  Much more exciting than I expected Steak 'n Shake to be on a Tuesday night.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 16, 2007, 10:18:13 AM
Let me tell you about the excitement of last night...

So I'm leaving Steak n' Shake (yum) when I suddenly hear a crash.  I look up and see a car taking out a lightpost on the median and coming careening towards my side of the road (and scarily close to my beloved car).  They come to a stop on the grass and get out of the car to examine the wreckage.  I call 911, as there's a lightpost in the road, and sit back to watch.

Well, they stumble around for a bit, and I realize they are t-rashed.  And then they start throwing beer cans out of the car.  They go to see if the car will start, but it's totaled, so no.  Then they walk over to us and slur "our car is a smoking."  Then they start to walk away when the police arrive.

Which meant I got to give a statement and watch some arrests and it was very exciting.  Much more exciting than I expected Steak 'n Shake to be on a Tuesday night.


Funny story SB. Something similar happened to me a while ago. A drunk came down our street bouncing off of all of the cars (parked on either side) before slamming into a light pole right around the corner and totalling his car. In all he hit 7 cars (I think), including ours. He didn't seem fazed by this however, his first thought was to get his golf clubs out of the trunk and proceed to walk home. He didn't get very far before the cops got there and promptly arrested him. Moron.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 16, 2007, 10:30:21 AM
Funny story SB. Something similar happened to me a while ago. A drunk came down our street bouncing off of all of the cars (parked on either side) before slamming into a light pole right around the corner and totalling his car. In all he hit 7 cars (I think), including ours. He didn't seem fazed by this however, his first thought was to get his golf clubs out of the trunk and proceed to walk home. He didn't get very far before the cops got there and promptly arrested him. Moron.

Those would have been my priority.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 16, 2007, 11:34:20 AM
Let me tell you about the excitement of last night...

So I'm leaving Steak n' Shake (yum) when I suddenly hear a crash.  I look up and see a car taking out a lightpost on the median and coming careening towards my side of the road (and scarily close to my beloved car).  They come to a stop on the grass and get out of the car to examine the wreckage.  I call 911, as there's a lightpost in the road, and sit back to watch.

Well, they stumble around for a bit, and I realize they are t-rashed.  And then they start throwing beer cans out of the car.  They go to see if the car will start, but it's totaled, so no.  Then they walk over to us and slur "our car is a smoking."  Then they start to walk away when the police arrive.

Which meant I got to give a statement and watch some arrests and it was very exciting.  Much more exciting than I expected Steak 'n Shake to be on a Tuesday night.


Funny story SB. Something similar happened to me a while ago. A drunk came down our street bouncing off of all of the cars (parked on either side) before slamming into a light pole right around the corner and totalling his car. In all he hit 7 cars (I think), including ours. He didn't seem fazed by this however, his first thought was to get his golf clubs out of the trunk and proceed to walk home. He didn't get very far before the cops got there and promptly arrested him. Moron.

Hey! I definitely know you now! You told me (and the table we were at) this story at ASW, during the Saturday morning breakfast.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 16, 2007, 11:53:03 AM
Yeah that was me. I told that story and the one about the pitbulls. Those are two very funny stories (IMO) and they both happened when I lived at the same place, but I only lived there for about 5 months before moving out.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 16, 2007, 05:34:22 PM
The moral of the story is that SB and buffett are rats - if you're planning to cheat in law school, don't tell them... jk ;)

Sigh.  Don't blame me if you run over a lamppost hanging out in the middle of the road and die.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 16, 2007, 05:43:49 PM
The moral of the story is that SB and buffett are rats - if you're planning to cheat in law school, don't tell them... jk ;)

MP - did you go on the cruise last night?  I didn't see you, but then again, I kept seeing people like 4 hours into the cruise and they would say "Holy crap, I didn't know you were on the cruise, have you been here the whole time?"...to which I would reply "No, I swam aboard a few minutes ago."  So we might have missed each other.  Are you going to any of the other senior week stuff?  I'm not going to the ball tonight, but I'm going to the champagne thing and some other stuff.

Your school does cool stuff. Cruises, balls, graduation gifts, respect, etc. My school doesn't really do that kind of stuff.

This term my department stopped giving undergraduates cookies during seminars (I attended a grad seminar today and they still get them).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 16, 2007, 05:50:06 PM
Your school does cool stuff. Cruises, balls, graduation gifts, respect, etc. My school doesn't really do that kind of stuff.

This term my department stopped giving undergraduates cookies during seminars (I attended a grad seminar today and they still get them).

That's like the saddest school ever.  No booze cruise?  No senior gala?  No food at every possible occasion?  Did you get your degree while in a correctional facility?

It appears UChicago will happily make it up to you.  Did you look at last year's orientation schedule?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 16, 2007, 06:25:46 PM
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It appears UChicago will happily make it up to you.  Did you look at last year's orientation schedule?

SECOND CITY!

WINE MESS!

FOOD!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 16, 2007, 07:23:33 PM
ooooo do we get to go to second city???

ahhhhh i forgot how much i loooooooove chicago

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 16, 2007, 07:34:22 PM
ooooo do we get to go to second city???

ahhhhh i forgot how much i loooooooove chicago

Last year's orientation schedule had it:

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/orientation_schedule.html

If this year's doesn't, I plan on going anyway.  :P

Anyone is welcome to join me.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Sooner on May 17, 2007, 08:04:12 AM

I don't want to badmouth my school too much, since (a) my real name is linked to this username, (b) there are people from my school that post here, and (c) I still need to graduate... but yes. Administration wise it is the saddest school ever. If it weren't for some exceptional faculty over the last four years, and a great city, I'd write it off as a total disappointment. Its the administration that truly blows. Not many universities would publicly come out and say that they feel the school should be run like a "for-profit business".

Let me just put it this way: I'm wondering at what point its acceptable to remove one's undergraduate school from a resume. Or at least at what point you can limit it to a single sentence (e.g., "B.S., [major], [honors] [university], [year]"). I'd prefer to not link my name to this place more than absolutely necessary. I made some horrible, and completely ill-informed, decisions when I was applying to colleges. I'm so happy the same thing didn't happen with law school.


University of Phoenix? :o Outed.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 17, 2007, 08:48:12 AM
You know, I kinda miss getting stuff in the mail from schools. The last few months, I became so used to checking the mail regularly and stuff... but now there's no real reason to do so.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 17, 2007, 09:54:59 AM
Umm... I don't really have an introduction for this link, so I'll just post it:

http://www.blogdenovo.org/archives/001584.html
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 17, 2007, 10:05:55 AM
Umm... I don't really have an introduction for this link, so I'll just post it:

http://www.blogdenovo.org/archives/001584.html

Yeah...this type of unabashed geeky hilarity is one of the things I love about the school.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 17, 2007, 01:43:41 PM
UPS just delivered my new laptop bag that I bought for next year! Too bad my laptop hasn't even shipped yet  :(

Estimated shipping date: 05/30/07 Blah!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 17, 2007, 03:30:13 PM
MP, who'd you get to fill out the landlord verification thing at BU?  I know I'm an RA, so I should probably know this.

Aw crap. You know, they were supposed to e-mail me forms, and I was going to send them to the Office of Housing. I really should've gotten on that sooner (never got the forms) and now I'm leaving soon.

I could really use a drink right now. Or 5. Parents being here just went from happy to incredibly stressful/unhappy.

 :-\  Do you have a flask?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 17, 2007, 03:33:23 PM
I'm about to make an actual contribution about attending UChicago.  I'm shocked too.

I asked about using Vista, and was told it was supported.  Here was the reply with more information:

Home premium would be acceptable and you could do most of what you need to do here BUT, if you want to print to our networked printers, youll need to have a version which can join our domain (this is what we prefer anyway but we do not require you to join).  These versions include: Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate.  If you stayed with a Home version you could still print to our printers via a lab computer.
______________

Now I can buy the computer I want!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 17, 2007, 03:43:40 PM
Sadly no :(


EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it, it'd be a bad idea to mix alcohol with my cold meds anyway. Yes, on top of being rained on yesterday and fighting with my mom today, I have a cold 3 days before graduation. I'm pretty sure this is karma being a grade A female dog

You killed a man just to watch him die, didn't you?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 17, 2007, 05:15:19 PM
Umm... I don't really have an introduction for this link, so I'll just post it:

http://www.blogdenovo.org/archives/001584.html

Yeah...this type of unabashed geeky hilarity is one of the things I love about the school.

Oh man, that whole episode was hilarious. Lior turned around that response in 24 hours, and it is fantastic. My favorite line:

"Defendant denies that he delivered an otherwise hair-raising and exciting lecture on the history and constitutionality of zoning regulations on January 29, 2007. Defendant does not lecture. Defendant uses the Socratic method."
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 17, 2007, 06:02:42 PM
UPS just delivered my new laptop bag that I bought for next year! Too bad my laptop hasn't even shipped yet  :(

Estimated shipping date: 05/30/07 Blah!

I still need to look into a bag for next year. I went through college with a dinky little messenger bag (not unlike the one we were offered at ASW)... but I hear that next year will involve lugging around many heavy books, so I'm guessing my current setup won't do.

What did you end up going with?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 18, 2007, 04:54:27 AM
not only did my cable go out in the middle of hte greys finale last nite, but when the cable rebooted in the middle of the nite it went on at 100% volume..... which i slept thru since i had music in my room, but i woke up to pounding at my door and someone dropping the f bomb about how i kept them up :( tried to kill them with kindness and apologies

ew what a way to start a friday :/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 18, 2007, 09:11:53 AM
UPS just delivered my new laptop bag that I bought for next year! Too bad my laptop hasn't even shipped yet  :(

Estimated shipping date: 05/30/07 Blah!

I still need to look into a bag for next year. I went through college with a dinky little messenger bag (not unlike the one we were offered at ASW)... but I hear that next year will involve lugging around many heavy books, so I'm guessing my current setup won't do.

What did you end up going with?

I thought long and hard about the Macbook, but ultimately decided that Lenovo was where my heart was and I decided to get a T61. I can't wait for it to get here, but shipping is still several weeks off apparently. Regarding the bag, I decided to get this one: http://www.buy.com/prod/maxxum-computer-backpack-blue-by-wenger-swissgear-r-maker-of-the/q/loc/16234/202031972.html

A lot of the students at ASW had similar bags (from the same company) and I really like the reviews for this one. I'm planning to ride my bike from Regents most days (winter included) and I think it will hold up better than a messenger type bag for transporting my laptop.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 18, 2007, 09:22:32 AM
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A lot of the students at ASW had similar bags (from the same company) and I really like the reviews for this one. I'm planning to ride my bike from Regents most days (winter included) and I think it will hold up better than a messenger type bag for transporting my laptop.

have u ever experienced a chicago winter?  ;) when it snows enough, its slippery just to walk, let alone bike.... even if you can handle the biking, the potential for a car sliding into you is not worth the risk....

lol i can be such a mom sometimes :) sorry!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 18, 2007, 09:41:00 AM
Quote
A lot of the students at ASW had similar bags (from the same company) and I really like the reviews for this one. I'm planning to ride my bike from Regents most days (winter included) and I think it will hold up better than a messenger type bag for transporting my laptop.

have u ever experienced a chicago winter?  ;) when it snows enough, its slippery just to walk, let alone bike.... even if you can handle the biking, the potential for a car sliding into you is not worth the risk....

lol i can be such a mom sometimes :) sorry!

Pish tosh on your safety. You're probably right about this though.

I've never lived in Chicago for winter, but in a similar environ and it really depends on when after snow falls I would be considering this.  To be fair, I may walk some of the time as well. I really just don't like buses and would prefer to either ride my bike or walk to school most days. We'll see what happens when February gets there though, by then I may be lining up to take the bus with everybody else.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 18, 2007, 06:10:27 PM
Buffett, the official baby needs you to not go careening into a lightpole while biking on ice, okay?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 18, 2007, 06:25:19 PM
Buffett, the official baby needs you to not go careening into a lightpole while biking on ice, okay?


Okay, Okay. I hereby promise to walk any time there is ice and/or anything else that would cause me to crash and die.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 20, 2007, 11:02:52 AM
Congrats bosco and mp!  Be sure to drink plenty of champagne...improves graduation immensely!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sanskirt on May 20, 2007, 01:29:51 PM
You know, I kinda miss getting stuff in the mail from schools. The last few months, I became so used to checking the mail regularly and stuff... but now there's no real reason to do so.

Same here. Now the only things I get in the mail are credit card offers and bills. So sad.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 20, 2007, 01:33:13 PM
You know, I kinda miss getting stuff in the mail from schools. The last few months, I became so used to checking the mail regularly and stuff... but now there's no real reason to do so.


Same!! I was just thinking about this today.  There's nothing to look foward to except school starting!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 21, 2007, 05:42:09 PM
so sad and forlorn...

FYI, my reimbursement check arrived today.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 21, 2007, 07:32:43 PM
so sad and forlorn...

 :'( How cometh?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 21, 2007, 07:34:36 PM
so sad and forlorn...

FYI, my reimbursement check arrived today.


Got mine last Fri.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 21, 2007, 07:35:43 PM
so sad and forlorn...

 :'( How cometh?

Everyone seems to be off having a life and ignoring me and my need to be entertained.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 21, 2007, 07:38:44 PM
so sad and forlorn...

 :'( How cometh?

Everyone seems to be off having a life and ignoring me and my need to be entertained.

Visit TWOP...ye shall be entertained...trust me  ;)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 21, 2007, 07:53:30 PM
so sad and forlorn...

 :'( How cometh?

Everyone seems to be off having a life and ignoring me and my need to be entertained.

Goddammit, how many times do I have to say this: COME TO VEGAS! I'm in the same boat as you. So bored...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 21, 2007, 08:07:52 PM
so sad and forlorn...

 :'( How cometh?

Everyone seems to be off having a life and ignoring me and my need to be entertained.

Visit TWOP...ye shall be entertained...trust me  ;)

I've been reading TWOP since it was Mighty Big TV.   ;D

Goddammit, how many times do I have to say this: COME TO VEGAS! I'm in the same boat as you. So bored...

Maybe if you called when you said you would...   :'(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on May 21, 2007, 08:13:05 PM
so sad and forlorn...

 :'( How cometh?

Everyone seems to be off having a life and ignoring me and my need to be entertained.

Visit TWOP...ye shall be entertained...trust me  ;)

I've been reading TWOP since it was Mighty Big TV.   ;D

Goddammit, how many times do I have to say this: COME TO VEGAS! I'm in the same boat as you. So bored...

Maybe if you called when you said you would...   :'(

Oh @#!*. Sorry 'bout that. I'll call tomorrow, I promise! I just put it at the top of my list! (You just made the top of my list. Rejoice.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 21, 2007, 08:15:44 PM
Oh @#!*. Sorry 'bout that. I'll call tomorrow, I promise! I just put it at the top of my list! (You just made the top of my list. Rejoice.)

Whatever, I'm done with your punk ass.

(Just kidding.  Call me, I'm bored.  As I've indicated.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 21, 2007, 08:35:38 PM
Hi.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 21, 2007, 08:51:20 PM
Hi all. I'm in Tacoma, WA now. It was a long long flight over.

That is a long flight!  And a very different time zone!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 21, 2007, 09:38:11 PM
Again I'm happy I didn't chase unrequited lust and apply to the University of Montana.   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 22, 2007, 10:32:44 AM
I'm not the best authority on this, but basically, you're qualified to received the full $20,500 in Stafford Loans (everyone is) and the only thing left is for the breakdown to be determined (how much you get subsidized v. unsubsidized).  I submitted my GradPLUS app and got my finaid letter showing how much I qualified for - I think I qualified for Perkins too.  Before that, I hadn't gotten anything about eligibility, etc.  I think (unless someone knows of something better) you just have to submit your UChicago app and your GradPLUS/Alternative Loan apps, and wait to see what you ended up qualifying for.


MP, When did you get the letter stating which loans you qualified for? I applied a few weeks ago and got a letter from the GradPlus people saying I was pre-approved for the amount I selected and then it was up to the school to determine my eligibility. Did you just get this in the mail recently?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 22, 2007, 11:17:52 AM
Stafford Loans are all at 6.8%, correct?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 22, 2007, 02:16:55 PM
And for my 4th bored post in a row, my parents and aunt just bought a shitload of soju, sake and pomogranate wine for tonight. I don't know why I decided to post that lol

Excellent!

I have a complete love for international/Asian grocery stores.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 23, 2007, 02:34:41 PM
Tag-a-roo.  Hey folks, I just got accepted off the waitlist, and now I have to decide between UC and NYU.  I'll probably be taking a trip up to see the area and talk to whomever I can get my mitts on next week.  I guess I don't have much to add to the conversation at this point--it just feels good to put my footprint in the UC thread!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 23, 2007, 03:05:27 PM
Tag-a-roo.  Hey folks, I just got accepted off the waitlist, and now I have to decide between UC and NYU.  I'll probably be taking a trip up to see the area and talk to whomever I can get my mitts on next week.  I guess I don't have much to add to the conversation at this point--it just feels good to put my footprint in the UC thread!

Congrats!

It seems to me these schools are really different.  I didn't apply to NYU, so I don't have a good feel for them, but I couldn't be happier about Chicago.  If you have any actual questions, feel free to ask!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 23, 2007, 03:27:24 PM
Oh good! You can come search for Korean grocery stores with me in the fall. Btw whatever happened to that place on craigslist you were looking at? Did you end up taking it?

I love Korean food. I think I've gone out for Korean 4 times in the past 3 weeks.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 23, 2007, 07:52:49 PM
MTG, I know you don't want to be doing exam stuff, so tell us something interesting about Chicago.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 23, 2007, 08:10:25 PM
MTG, I know you don't want to be doing exam stuff, so tell us something interesting about Chicago.

San Soo Gap San is a 24/7 Korean BBQ. It is way the hell out there, but it is awesome to go after bar reviews.

Also, this one time we ordered soju at about 4:30AM, which is after the liquor license runs out. The waitress put it in a water pitcher and served it to us with a wink.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 23, 2007, 11:03:52 PM
Tag-a-roo.  Hey folks, I just got accepted off the waitlist, and now I have to decide between UC and NYU.  I'll probably be taking a trip up to see the area and talk to whomever I can get my mitts on next week.  I guess I don't have much to add to the conversation at this point--it just feels good to put my footprint in the UC thread!

Congrats!

It seems to me these schools are really different.  I didn't apply to NYU, so I don't have a good feel for them, but I couldn't be happier about Chicago.  If you have any actual questions, feel free to ask!

Hey, thanks.  They are very different schools to be sure, but fortunately my interests are pretty wide-ranging and flexible (read: dilletantish and indecisive) and I can see either school being a great fit.  I'll probably breeze through this thread and MTG's post history (with his permission, of course) for UC insights instead of asking you guys the same questions you've already hashed through.  I would like to know, however, if you think Washington, Jackson and/or Nichols Parks are safe enough places to comfortably walk a dog in the evenings.  Also, has anybody looked into the university-sponsored pet-friendly apartments like 61st & Drexel, Chicago Arms, Shelbyrne, Madison Park, and Calson?  Are they livable?

Finally, does UC have room for both a jimfoolery and a sillyberry?  Aren't they worried that all this frivolity will ruin their carefully cultivated image of stodgy pipe-and-tweed-cap humorlessness?  :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 24, 2007, 09:29:03 AM
Go to Chicago, dump NYU.  I did (and I'm a fanatic NYer), so it must be the right choice.  Brilliant argument, I know.

Oh yeah, and check out the blog:
http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/adayinthelife/1l_experience/index.html

Tag-a-roo.  Hey folks, I just got accepted off the waitlist, and now I have to decide between UC and NYU.  I'll probably be taking a trip up to see the area and talk to whomever I can get my mitts on next week.  I guess I don't have much to add to the conversation at this point--it just feels good to put my footprint in the UC thread!

Congrats!

It seems to me these schools are really different.  I didn't apply to NYU, so I don't have a good feel for them, but I couldn't be happier about Chicago.  If you have any actual questions, feel free to ask!

Hey, thanks.  They are very different schools to be sure, but fortunately my interests are pretty wide-ranging and flexible (read: dilletantish and indecisive) and I can see either school being a great fit.  I'll probably breeze through this thread and MTG's post history (with his permission, of course) for UC insights instead of asking you guys the same questions you've already hashed through.  I would like to know, however, if you think Washington, Jackson and/or Nichols Parks are safe enough places to comfortably walk a dog in the evenings.  Also, has anybody looked into the university-sponsored pet-friendly apartments like 61st & Drexel, Chicago Arms, Shelbyrne, Madison Park, and Calson?  Are they livable?

Finally, does UC have room for both a jimfoolery and a sillyberry?  Aren't they worried that all this frivolity will ruin their carefully cultivated image of stodgy pipe-and-tweed-cap humorlessness?  :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 24, 2007, 11:34:06 AM
Finally, does UC have room for both a jimfoolery and a sillyberry?  Aren't they worried that all this frivolity will ruin their carefully cultivated image of stodgy pipe-and-tweed-cap humorlessness?  :P

The mirth and merriment might be a little much, but we'll manage somehow.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 03:53:25 PM
So renovations of the 6th floor are effectively done now. I went up there to check it out today, and it looks really, really nice. A huge improvement. I'm looking forward to the everything being done now.

I wish I'd had my camera, just for you guys.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 24, 2007, 04:01:44 PM
So renovations of the 6th floor are effectively done now. I went up there to check it out today, and it looks really, really nice. A huge improvement. I'm looking forward to the everything being done now.

I wish I'd had my camera, just for you guys.

All you do is love, MTG.  But I'm glad to know it looks good!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 04:07:06 PM
So renovations of the 6th floor are effectively done now. I went up there to check it out today, and it looks really, really nice. A huge improvement. I'm looking forward to the everything being done now.

I wish I'd had my camera, just for you guys.

All you do is love, MTG.  But I'm glad to know it looks good!

I warned you guys in advance that our library wasn't that great. It is the one part of our facilities that I don't like. I'm glad to see that they have fixed it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 04:41:51 PM
So I'm back at the Korean market and I have to say, I've found the most disgusting of all disgusting things. Now I eat some pretty weird things what with being Korean and all, but seasoned silkworm pupa? Ick. Yuck. Ugh.  On a better note, congrats Jimfoolery! Glad to have you join us!

Are you posting on LSD from a Korean market?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 04:58:17 PM
Yep from my phone. I'm bored. This kind of massive Korean shopping spree in WA usually means I stand around for a long time and then push the cart to a new aisle. Currently I'm standing

That is dedication... and an impressive phone. I don't even have a camera on mine.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 05:06:42 PM
Haha just serious boredom. I'm tempted to start dancing in the aisles to Korean rap music :P and unfortumately I have an addiction to new and cool phones (which raises the question: should I switch from Verizon to T-mobile? I really want to be able to swap out SIM cards and get the LG Shine or something else)

Korean rap music is sweet.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 24, 2007, 05:08:40 PM
Yep from my phone. I'm bored. This kind of massive Korean shopping spree in WA usually means I stand around for a long time and then push the cart to a new aisle. Currently I'm standing

That is dedication... and an impressive phone. I don't even have a camera on mine.

You can always tell if someone is posting from a phone because there is a little phone icon by the subject line.

And MP, switch to t-mobile and get a bb pearl!  It's great!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 05:09:44 PM
Yep from my phone. I'm bored. This kind of massive Korean shopping spree in WA usually means I stand around for a long time and then push the cart to a new aisle. Currently I'm standing

That is dedication... and an impressive phone. I don't even have a camera on mine.

You can always tell if someone is posting from a phone because there is a little phone icon by the subject line.

Is there a different phone interface for LSD then?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 24, 2007, 05:10:33 PM
Is there a different phone interface for LSD then?

It's just text, but pretty much the same format.  It actually works far better than I ever thought it would.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 05:14:07 PM
Is there a different phone interface for LSD then?

It's just text, but pretty much the same format.  It actually works far better than I ever thought it would.

Is there a separate link? Or do I just have to go to it on my phone? Because I can even browse the web on my phone.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 06:23:49 PM
I was talking to one of the baggers who moved here from Chicago and he also recommended that Korean BBQ place, as well as a place in the suburbs called Yardhouse that has a lot of taps and some other place I already forgot even tho this conversation happened only 10 min ago

Solga? Solga is a decent sized step up from San Soo Gap San, but it is not 24/7.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 24, 2007, 07:23:20 PM
Oh no I meant San Soo Gap Sun, what you were telling us about. I'd just forgotten the name and didnt want to look back. Oh and the bagger also told me to check out Asia Market if I'm farther out from the city. Btw all, I'm determined to learn (really learn this time) how to cook Korean food over the summer so possibly dinner parties at my place next year! :)

I'll bring the soju.

Also, somewhat relatedly, I'll be at Regents again next year. So you 1Ls will have to be my friends. My 3L friends down here are graduating, and everyone else seems to be headed north.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 24, 2007, 08:22:32 PM
1. People should be very careful when writing about their culinary plans. I'm going to write all of this down and then hold all of you to your promises of gluttonous pleasure.

2. O/U on the number of times we call MTG "MTG" in person during the first week in Chicago? I'm penciling in a respectable 2 for me.

3. I haven't gotten my ASW refund yet. :( Or anything back from Regents. :(

4. Two more weeks till I'm done with school!

5. A West Wing question here: do they just not explain what happens to Sam in the special election and after that? He just disappears? Thats bullcrap. (and yes, I realize its shocking how many episodes I've watched in such a short amount of time)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 24, 2007, 08:30:56 PM
1. People should be very careful when writing about their culinary plans. I'm going to write all of this down and then hold all of you to your promises of gluttonous pleasure.

2. O/U on the number of times we call MTG "MTG" in person during the first week in Chicago? I'm penciling in a respectable 2 for me.

3. I haven't gotten my ASW refund yet. :( Or anything back from Regents. :(

4. Two more weeks till I'm done with school!

5. A West Wing question here: do they just not explain what happens to Sam in the special election and after that? He just disappears? Thats bullcrap. (and yes, I realize its shocking how many episodes I've watched in such a short amount of time)

3. I got mine.

5. He loses, and in the last episode of the series...










...he agrees to take Josh's old job under new president, Jimmy Smits, while Josh takes Leo's job. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 24, 2007, 08:34:48 PM
I'm writing from The Melting Pot. My mother abandoned me for a bit so I thought I would say hello.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 24, 2007, 08:37:44 PM
OK, I haven't read any of the posts on this page of this thread since I'm afraid of what is said in the second half of Hank's post.

edit: unless it relates to Rob Lowe coming back for a couple episodes at the end of the show's run, cause I remember seeing that advertised (after Smits won the election and stuff). I don't suppose someone can PM me if there is anything else major that Hank spoils?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 24, 2007, 09:06:10 PM
OK, I haven't read any of the posts on this page of this thread since I'm afraid of what is said in the second half of Hank's post.

edit: unless it relates to Rob Lowe coming back for a couple episodes at the end of the show's run, cause I remember seeing that advertised (after Smits won the election and stuff). I don't suppose someone can PM me if there is anything else major that Hank spoils?

 :D

I just tell you what he does when he comes back.  If you're genuinely curious about how the show ends, do not read what I posted. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 24, 2007, 10:13:41 PM
I am completely and utterly stuffed full of cheese and chocolate.  Ugh.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 24, 2007, 11:54:59 PM
Of course we'll be your friends MTG! You know I've never actually tried soju before, just various other rice wines. One of the ones I liked a lot is a rice wine called Sansachun- I'll have to look for it in the fall. And also look for plum-infused sake :)

Speak for yourself MP....jk of course - MTG put Chicago on my radar, and for that I am eternally grateful.

I was thinking the board was too warm and fuzzy today- good to see it's back as usual. Where ya been, Bosco? :P

So my family and I are driving back tomorrow and we're going with my aunt and uncle in their van...along with the 3 suitcases we brought and my aunt and uncle's, plus a shitload of groceries and dry goods (we only come to a major Korean city once a year so we stock up when we're here) that fill up the entire back of hte van (the suitcasess are going on the van roof).  I'll most likely be posting whenever I have signal tomorrow because I'll be bored, unless our van is too heavy and for some reason or another, we don't make it (if you don't see me posting for 5 days...well, I'll probably not be seeing y'all in Chicago :P).  okay, enough fatalism for tonight- time to go guard my dog as he pees - there are raccoons in the yard

God bless Montana!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 25, 2007, 06:37:04 AM
Random UChicago factoid of the day:

http://www.slate.com/id/2166947/pagenum/2/

My Favorite Font

"To accompany Mia Fineman's essay on Helvetica, the font that is now the subject of a documentary film and an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, Slate asked a number of prominent writers to tell us what font they compose in and why."

Richard Posner, senior lecturer in law, University of Chicago Law School; judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; author, The Little Book of Plagiarism
I usually compose in Century Schoolbook. But I cannot for the life of me remember why I chose that! I used to compose in Baskerville, which I like a lot. Garamond is nice, too. And I composed two books (both on intelligence reform) in Verdana, which I also liked; but I no longer remember why I did that, either.

(http://img.slate.com/media/1/123125/123050/2156444/2165506/2166985/070524_cBox_century.gif)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 25, 2007, 11:27:47 AM
I'm waitlist admissions shopping at the moment and just curious if anyone in this thread can tell me why they chose UChi over anywhere else.  I'm leaning toward UVA with scholarship ($12K/year) but Chicago is... well... Chicago.  And that's hard to say 'no' to.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 25, 2007, 12:17:49 PM
I'm waitlist admissions shopping at the moment and just curious if anyone in this thread can tell me why they chose UChi over anywhere else.  I'm leaning toward UVA with scholarship ($12K/year) but Chicago is... well... Chicago.  And that's hard to say 'no' to.

For me, it was pretty much love at first sight.  I went to visit back in February, and I just loved it.  Let me find my review, as it's pretty funny (to me, anyway)...

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,73683.msg2000202.html#msg2000202

I then visited Michigan and UVA, and while I liked both (and had a Darrow at Mich), the whole time I had a nagging feeling that I was supposed to go to Chicago.  When Chicago's ASW finally rolled around, the weekend affirmed that feeling - I had a fantastic time.  Pretty much everyone I met (both students and prospies) were great.  I can literally think of one current student I didn't particularly like, which I thought was a very good ratio.

As for the school itself, I like the small size.  I like how they run sections (Bigelow sections of 30, matched up with 2 other sections for classes).  I like that it is more politically moderate.  I like that the school emphasizes "the life of the mind."  I like that professors keep offices in the library.  I like the "Law and ______" workshops.  I like that they run a huge trivia contest.  I like that they emphasize clerkships so much.  I like the idea of living in Chicago, a totally new city to me.  I just liked it.  It seemed like the place most suited to my interests and preferences.

So there wasn't one single thing, but an overwhelming feeling of "this is right."

As for negatives, the only one I can really think of is their clinical offerings.  Only one of them really appeals to me, and it's apparently unbelievably hard to get into the clinic you want.  But I decided that clinics aren't actually a big deal to me and thus weren't a factor in my decision-making.  Also, as Dean Levmore said during ASW, Chicago's small size means they can't always offer courses in random things like Polynesian Family Law, so if that is what you're looking for, Chicago might not be the best place.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 25, 2007, 12:36:42 PM
I feel like I was a bit too serious in this post, so to conclude....@#!* you sillyberry.   :o

Keep dreaming, little boy.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 25, 2007, 12:44:14 PM
I feel like I was a bit too serious in this post, so to conclude....@#!* you sillyberry.   :o

Keep dreaming, little boy.

Haha...I miss our little chats...I wish someone would assign me a paper so I could post on lsd more.  By the way, PM me...I wanna know who's the one person you didn't like at the ASW...unless it was me, then make someone up.

Random 2L whose name I honestly can't remember - she just annoyed me.  You know I'm willing to tell you how much I hate you.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 25, 2007, 02:12:14 PM
I have a hilarious mental image of MP composing that post.

RE: UChi v. UVA

I may not be the best person to ask, since I don't even view it as a major choice. But thats for personal reasons: I could never live in Charlottesville for 3 years, so UVA was basically out from the get-go.

However, I do want to echo what sb and bosco said. I was strongly leaning towards UChi before going to ASW, but even if I was still waffling, that experience would have sold me completely. I loved the atmosphere, the current students, the faculty, the fellow prospectives, everything.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 25, 2007, 02:16:33 PM
Wow, "Chicago is Chicago"...usually that's what people say about Harvard when they leave us. 

I'd say that about Harvard if I had the GPA and the extra five points on the LSAT for Harvard :)  (As it is, I was considering UCLA & Vandy a couple weeks ago, so it's definitely a step up in prestige.)   I'm angsting because it will cost me $650 or some such to visit both, plus the deposit at UVA since they need it yesterday.  Not much in the grand scheme of things, but I'm rapidly spending my savings beyond my EFC.  And classes are over, anyway, so it might not make much of a difference beyond 'I like/don't like Chicago/Charlottesville' which is a pretty small piece of the experience.  (Admittedly I am not a small town - or huge city like NY - girl, but it's three years, not the rest of my life.)

Anyway, part of the financial issue for me is the fact that I have no desire to work in a firm.  I don't want to rely on an LRAP, especially since I hope to find something in gov't/nonprofit/academia that pays slightly better than $30K so whatever debt I graduate with will be a big burden until it's paid off.  In this sense, $40K seems like a fair bit to me.  I didn't get any financial aid from Chi. (My grandparents have offered a pre-death inheritance to help pay for it but I don't know how I feel sponging off of them.)  

Apart from the $$, my apprehension is also the supposed competitiveness of Chicago.  A stereotype's a stereotype, of course, but I'm not competitive with classmates at all.  The only personal input I've gotten has one vote for UVA based on weather (the boyfriend) and one vote for Chicago from a friend going there for her PhD.  Neither is at all helpful :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 03:00:51 PM
Michelle, check out these threads:

uva v. chi.
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,81790.90.html

chi asw review
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,86696.0.html

chicago 2l qs
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,73683.900.html



Wow, "Chicago is Chicago"...usually that's what people say about Harvard when they leave us. 

I'd say that about Harvard if I had the GPA and the extra five points on the LSAT for Harvard :)  (As it is, I was considering UCLA & Vandy a couple weeks ago, so it's definitely a step up in prestige.)   I'm angsting because it will cost me $650 or some such to visit both, plus the deposit at UVA since they need it yesterday.  Not much in the grand scheme of things, but I'm rapidly spending my savings beyond my EFC.  And classes are over, anyway, so it might not make much of a difference beyond 'I like/don't like Chicago/Charlottesville' which is a pretty small piece of the experience.  (Admittedly I am not a small town - or huge city like NY - girl, but it's three years, not the rest of my life.)

Anyway, part of the financial issue for me is the fact that I have no desire to work in a firm.  I don't want to rely on an LRAP, especially since I hope to find something in gov't/nonprofit/academia that pays slightly better than $30K so whatever debt I graduate with will be a big burden until it's paid off.  In this sense, $40K seems like a fair bit to me.  I didn't get any financial aid from Chi. (My grandparents have offered a pre-death inheritance to help pay for it but I don't know how I feel sponging off of them.)  

Apart from the $$, my apprehension is also the supposed competitiveness of Chicago.  A stereotype's a stereotype, of course, but I'm not competitive with classmates at all.  The only personal input I've gotten has one vote for UVA based on weather (the boyfriend) and one vote for Chicago from a friend going there for her PhD.  Neither is at all helpful :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 03:15:51 PM
Re the competitiveness thing: bunk bunk bunk bunk...and bunk.  I know several people who went there and they said that was a misconception. Now, they could be wrong and the school could be competitive, but somehow I doubt that they somehow befriended and had contact with people that were not competitive when the rest of the school is allegedly cutthroat.  UVA and UPenn do not have a monopoly on collegiality no matter how loudly they proclaim it - they just do a better job at marketing that trait. There is a difference between academic intensity and competitiveness.  U. Chicago represents the former.  One thing I don't like about UVA is that the school allows interviewers to pre-screen candidates.  I think Chicago's policy is "Nu uh.  They're Chicago Law students.  They don't need to be pre-screened." (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). 

One thing about your future plans - they're plans; they're not concrete.  Many lawyers I know thought they weren't going to go the law route.  But, either out of necessity or discovery that they enjoyed the work, they are working as a lawyer.  Also, some just work a couple of years to pay off the debt and go into what they want to do, e.g. PI.  I also think $36K is not a lot of money in the big scheme of things.  One thing I like about Chicago is its affordability.  It may not be as cheap as Charlottesville, but it is NOWHERE as expensive as New York and you get the perks of living in..well, civilization.

It seems I got into the same schools as Bosco did.  With maybe the exception of NYU, U. Chicago is clearly the best school in the bunch he and you mentioned.  Now, that's not to say it would be insane for you to go to UVA over U. Chicago, but I chose U. Chicago over the others because of "fit."  The students seemed to enjoy the study of law more than any other students (although no students seemed as obsessed with their school as UMICH, imo).  And, U. Chicago students seemed as if they WANTED to go to class more than any other schools I visited.  You cannot discount the experience you'll get with Chicago's amazing faculty.  I think it says a lot that Chicago is held in high esteem because of the collection of faculty members they have. 

In short, pick Chicago  :)

Wow, "Chicago is Chicago"...usually that's what people say about Harvard when they leave us. 

I'd say that about Harvard if I had the GPA and the extra five points on the LSAT for Harvard :)  (As it is, I was considering UCLA & Vandy a couple weeks ago, so it's definitely a step up in prestige.)   I'm angsting because it will cost me $650 or some such to visit both, plus the deposit at UVA since they need it yesterday.  Not much in the grand scheme of things, but I'm rapidly spending my savings beyond my EFC.  And classes are over, anyway, so it might not make much of a difference beyond 'I like/don't like Chicago/Charlottesville' which is a pretty small piece of the experience.  (Admittedly I am not a small town - or huge city like NY - girl, but it's three years, not the rest of my life.)

Anyway, part of the financial issue for me is the fact that I have no desire to work in a firm.  I don't want to rely on an LRAP, especially since I hope to find something in gov't/nonprofit/academia that pays slightly better than $30K so whatever debt I graduate with will be a big burden until it's paid off.  In this sense, $40K seems like a fair bit to me.  I didn't get any financial aid from Chi. (My grandparents have offered a pre-death inheritance to help pay for it but I don't know how I feel sponging off of them.)  

Apart from the $$, my apprehension is also the supposed competitiveness of Chicago.  A stereotype's a stereotype, of course, but I'm not competitive with classmates at all.  The only personal input I've gotten has one vote for UVA based on weather (the boyfriend) and one vote for Chicago from a friend going there for her PhD.  Neither is at all helpful :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 03:52:12 PM
I agree.

One alumnus summed it up: We don't have to compete.

Most students, as I understand it, will hover around 177 with the truly exceptional scoring above or below the mark.

I just don't like the idea of employers being able to reject you on the basis of numbers without even first having interviewed you...and I think firms are more willing to go deeper into Chicago's class than at UVA (whether it's fair or not) because there is a credibility gap (regardless of how large or small that gap is).  So, there is a security blanket you have to factor into your cost/benefit analysis.

UVA and UPenn do not have a monopoly on collegiality no matter how loudly they proclaim it - they just do a better job at marketing that trait.

I agree completely, although I have no evidence to back this up.  The sense I got from the ASW is that about 10% get A's and study a lot, 10% get C's and don't study at all or go to class, and the rest of the people go out a lot, have lives, and do enough to be somewhere near the median.  I would guess that at a school like UVA (which is about to drop out of the top 10), where you have to be much higher in your class to get certain jobs compared to Chicago, there would actually be more competition. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 03:54:15 PM
Also, I'd get in all your questions in so we can reply before the UVA trolls come stampeding on Tuesday  :P

And notice how the Chicago thread is spending time to convince you that Chicago's the right school while UVA is off being a delinquent somewhere...

Now that's collegiality...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 25, 2007, 04:10:08 PM
I just don't like the idea of employers being able to reject you on the basis of numbers without even first having interviewed you...and I think firms are more willing to go deeper into Chicago's class than at UVA (whether it's fair or not) because there is a credibility gap (regardless of how large or small that gap is).  So, there is a security blanket you have to factor into your cost/benefit analysis.

From the perspective of someone who has been through OCI:

1) I like the UVa prescreening thing. Sure, it doesn't indulge in the warm and fuzzy fiction of "All of our students are good enough to work for you!" But that really is just fiction. The reality is that all firms do indeed have grade cutoffs, and I'd quite frankly appreciate the opportunity to save both parties from wasting their time with a useless interview. Besides, UVa does have the backstop of always reserving a few slots for lottery/bidding so that if there is a firm you really want, you're almost guaranteed to be able to interview with them.

2) That said, you're absolutely right on the firms having a lower grade cutoff at Chicago than at UVa.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 25, 2007, 04:12:08 PM
Also, I'd get in all your questions in so we can reply before the UVA trolls come stampeding on Tuesday  :P

And notice how the Chicago thread is spending time to convince you that Chicago's the right school while UVA is off being a delinquent somewhere...

Now that's collegiality...

UVA let me in first -- Chicago called earlier, gave me a timeline that didn't pan out, then called again to see if I was still interested.  I said there were a lot of things that really impressed me about Chicago (which is very true) but I wasn't 100% sure because of the cost and that I'd just been admitted to UVA.  They called back the next day.  So I've already asked the UVA trolls to try to shop me over there :)  They have a discussion about the Lost finale which, frankly, is points for the UVA thread right there.

Another point in Chi's favor is the fact that I have an SO.  He loves it here (Seattle) and doesn't want to move, so going to Chicago where there's more for him to do and less of a chance he'll wind up with a 1 hour commute to work is doing him a favor.

I'd trust my gut, but my internal organs have been known to flipflop a lot.  I feel like I definitely want to try for a clerkship, though, where Chi has a bit of an edge.  (Perhaps I'm just really afraid of being asked to do work, since I didn't do any in undergrad.  At all.  This is a bit stupid as, obviously, I will have to learn the material where ever I go.)

In terms of the employment issue, that's certainly subject to change, but a very big part of my non-desire for firm work is the fact that I *have* to have a life outside work for my sanity/happiness.  I'm not Type A, I don't thrive on 60 hour work weeks.  I'd like a reliable 50 hours or less and the most reliable place to find normal work hours is government (or perhaps academia?) Plus all I hear about firms are horror stories told by 20-something new lawyers withered and bittered well before their time.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 04:15:07 PM
Why are you being objective and fair-minded? Recruit!  ;D


I just don't like the idea of employers being able to reject you on the basis of numbers without even first having interviewed you...and I think firms are more willing to go deeper into Chicago's class than at UVA (whether it's fair or not) because there is a credibility gap (regardless of how large or small that gap is).  So, there is a security blanket you have to factor into your cost/benefit analysis.

From the perspective of someone who has been through OCI:

1) I like the UVa prescreening thing. Sure, it doesn't indulge in the warm and fuzzy fiction of "All of our students are good enough to work for you!" But that really is just fiction. The reality is that all firms do indeed have grade cutoffs, and I'd quite frankly appreciate the opportunity to save both parties from wasting their time with a useless interview. Besides, UVa does have the backstop of always reserving a few slots for lottery/bidding so that if there is a firm you really want, you're almost guaranteed to be able to interview with them.

2) That said, you're absolutely right on the firms having a lower grade cutoff at Chicago than at UVa.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 25, 2007, 04:16:29 PM
I also have to say that the pre-screening thing doesn't seem to be a major factor in my mind.

Also, I'd get in all your questions in so we can reply before the UVA trolls come stampeding on Tuesday  :P

And notice how the Chicago thread is spending time to convince you that Chicago's the right school while UVA is off being a delinquent somewhere...

Now that's collegiality...

UVA let me in first -- Chicago called earlier, gave me a timeline that didn't pan out, then called again to see if I was still interested.  I said there were a lot of things that really impressed me about Chicago (which is very true) but I wasn't 100% sure because of the cost and that I'd just been admitted to UVA.  They called back the next day.  So I've already asked the UVA trolls to try to shop me over there :)  They have a discussion about the Lost finale which, frankly, is points for the UVA thread right there.

I think we should make one thing clear.

This is a 'Heroes' and 'West Wing' thread, not a 'Lost' thread.


(Any disagreements from my fellow UChi-ers?)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 25, 2007, 04:19:54 PM
I think we should make one thing clear.

This is a 'Heroes' and 'West Wing' thread, not a 'Lost' thread.


(Any disagreements from my fellow UChi-ers?)

hmmmm...  West Wing I never got into, despite the most fervent urging of my junior year high school history teacher, and Lost > Heroes (at least the second half of this season of Lost). 

If this is the kind of attitude toward pop culture I'm going to encounter in Chicago I may have to review my options.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 25, 2007, 04:21:26 PM
I just don't like the idea of employers being able to reject you on the basis of numbers without even first having interviewed you...and I think firms are more willing to go deeper into Chicago's class than at UVA (whether it's fair or not) because there is a credibility gap (regardless of how large or small that gap is).  So, there is a security blanket you have to factor into your cost/benefit analysis.

From the perspective of someone who has been through OCI:

1) I like the UVa prescreening thing. Sure, it doesn't indulge in the warm and fuzzy fiction of "All of our students are good enough to work for you!" But that really is just fiction. The reality is that all firms do indeed have grade cutoffs, and I'd quite frankly appreciate the opportunity to save both parties from wasting their time with a useless interview. Besides, UVa does have the backstop of always reserving a few slots for lottery/bidding so that if there is a firm you really want, you're almost guaranteed to be able to interview with them.

2) That said, you're absolutely right on the firms having a lower grade cutoff at Chicago than at UVa.

Why are you being objective and fair-minded? Recruit!  ;D

I've been slammed for a lot of things, but never for failing as a Chicago recruiter.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 04:21:39 PM
You may not thrive on 60 hour work weeks, but it may not seem like work if you really enjoy what you're doing (and that's a big IF).  I know plenty of lawyers that'll respond to "work" with "hobby."  And you don't have to work 60 hours a week.  I think this board gives a skewed impression that everybody will be working NYC/DC hours.  I know plenty of lawyers who work in secondary/tertiary legal markets and who still make nice money but get to enjoy a personal life.  For example, the other day one of my lawyer friends who works at the big bad firm in a small city had to end our conversation at 5:30 because it was time to go to the country club and play tennis.  That wasn't the exception - it is the norm for her to do that.  Granted, it's an anecdote, but I know plenty of lawyers that live that lifestyle.



Also, I'd get in all your questions in so we can reply before the UVA trolls come stampeding on Tuesday  :P

And notice how the Chicago thread is spending time to convince you that Chicago's the right school while UVA is off being a delinquent somewhere...

Now that's collegiality...

UVA let me in first -- Chicago called earlier, gave me a timeline that didn't pan out, then called again to see if I was still interested.  I said there were a lot of things that really impressed me about Chicago (which is very true) but I wasn't 100% sure because of the cost and that I'd just been admitted to UVA.  They called back the next day.  So I've already asked the UVA trolls to try to shop me over there :)  They have a discussion about the Lost finale which, frankly, is points for the UVA thread right there.

Another point in Chi's favor is the fact that I have an SO.  He loves it here (Seattle) and doesn't want to move, so going to Chicago where there's more for him to do and less of a chance he'll wind up with a 1 hour commute to work is doing him a favor.

I'd trust my gut, but my internal organs have been known to flipflop a lot.  I feel like I definitely want to try for a clerkship, though, where Chi has a bit of an edge.  (Perhaps I'm just really afraid of being asked to do work, since I didn't do any in undergrad.  At all.  This is a bit stupid as, obviously, I will have to learn the material where ever I go.)

In terms of the employment issue, that's certainly subject to change, but a very big part of my non-desire for firm work is the fact that I *have* to have a life outside work for my sanity/happiness.  I'm not Type A, I don't thrive on 60 hour work weeks.  I'd like a reliable 50 hours or less and the most reliable place to find normal work hours is government (or perhaps academia?) Plus all I hear about firms are horror stories told by 20-something new lawyers withered and bittered well before their time.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 04:23:37 PM
I would never suggest otherwise.  After all, you seem to be the patron saint of the University of Chicago Law School. 

I just don't like the idea of employers being able to reject you on the basis of numbers without even first having interviewed you...and I think firms are more willing to go deeper into Chicago's class than at UVA (whether it's fair or not) because there is a credibility gap (regardless of how large or small that gap is).  So, there is a security blanket you have to factor into your cost/benefit analysis.

From the perspective of someone who has been through OCI:

1) I like the UVa prescreening thing. Sure, it doesn't indulge in the warm and fuzzy fiction of "All of our students are good enough to work for you!" But that really is just fiction. The reality is that all firms do indeed have grade cutoffs, and I'd quite frankly appreciate the opportunity to save both parties from wasting their time with a useless interview. Besides, UVa does have the backstop of always reserving a few slots for lottery/bidding so that if there is a firm you really want, you're almost guaranteed to be able to interview with them.

2) That said, you're absolutely right on the firms having a lower grade cutoff at Chicago than at UVa.

Why are you being objective and fair-minded? Recruit!  ;D

I've been slammed for a lot of things, but never for failing as a Chicago recruiter.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 25, 2007, 04:23:55 PM
my internal organs have been known to flipflop a lot

If this is the case, you should probably go to whichever school offers you the best health plan.


I think we should make one thing clear.

This is a 'Heroes' and 'West Wing' thread, not a 'Lost' thread.

Another outburst like this, pre, and I may have to take my business to NYU.  I don't think I could attend a school that is anti-Losties.  And michelle, why didn't you take your theories to the Lost thread on the OTB?  Is UVA so insular that they're afraid to leave their own thread?  Is that what life in Charlottesville will be like?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 25, 2007, 04:25:04 PM
I think we should make one thing clear.

This is a 'Heroes' and 'West Wing' thread, not a 'Lost' thread.


(Any disagreements from my fellow UChi-ers?)

Well, I watch Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls (sniff), Ugly Betty, and Gray's Anatomy, plus whatever competitive reality show currently on Bravo (meaning Shear Genius now, Top Chef starting on the 13th).

And since I am the Chicago 2010 thread (you should see what happens when I go away), I'm not sure you can make your proclamation.   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 04:25:55 PM
You and I are a perfect match.

I think we should make one thing clear.

This is a 'Heroes' and 'West Wing' thread, not a 'Lost' thread.

(Any disagreements from my fellow UChi-ers?)

Well, I watch Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls (sniff), Ugly Betty, and Gray's Anatomy, plus whatever competitive reality show currently on Bravo (meaning Shear Genius now, Top Chef starting on the 13th).

And since I am the Chicago 2010 thread (you should see what happens when I go away), I'm not sure you can make your proclamation.   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 25, 2007, 04:28:17 PM
Also, I'd get in all your questions in so we can reply before the UVA trolls come stampeding on Tuesday  :P

And notice how the Chicago thread is spending time to convince you that Chicago's the right school while UVA is off being a delinquent somewhere...

Now that's collegiality...

In terms of the employment issue, that's certainly subject to change, but a very big part of my non-desire for firm work is the fact that I *have* to have a life outside work for my sanity/happiness.  I'm not Type A, I don't thrive on 60 hour work weeks.  I'd like a reliable 50 hours or less and the most reliable place to find normal work hours is government (or perhaps academia?) Plus all I hear about firms are horror stories told by 20-something new lawyers withered and bittered well before their time.

1) Hours varies a LOT by market and firm. If you don't want to work a ton, pick your market carefully. You said you have a boyfriend in Seattle? Do you have any desire to work there? Because you're going to get a lot higher standard of life at a law firm there.

2) Government positions, particularly the most desirable ones like Department of Justice, are actually quite competitive. School does matter in the same way as it does for firms. Though I don't know how big of a difference there is between Chicago and UVa in this regard. My guess is that the edge in clerkship placement alone helps Chicago a lot, since most of the government people start out by clerking.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 04:31:39 PM
Seriously Michelle, you won't have a mentor like MTG doling out pertinent information at UVA. 


Also, I'd get in all your questions in so we can reply before the UVA trolls come stampeding on Tuesday  :P

And notice how the Chicago thread is spending time to convince you that Chicago's the right school while UVA is off being a delinquent somewhere...

Now that's collegiality...

In terms of the employment issue, that's certainly subject to change, but a very big part of my non-desire for firm work is the fact that I *have* to have a life outside work for my sanity/happiness.  I'm not Type A, I don't thrive on 60 hour work weeks.  I'd like a reliable 50 hours or less and the most reliable place to find normal work hours is government (or perhaps academia?) Plus all I hear about firms are horror stories told by 20-something new lawyers withered and bittered well before their time.

1) Hours varies a LOT by market and firm. If you don't want to work a ton, pick your market carefully. You said you have a boyfriend in Seattle? Do you have any desire to work there? Because you're going to get a lot higher standard of life at a law firm there.

2) Government positions, particularly the most desirable ones like Department of Justice, are actually quite competitive. School does matter in the same way as it does for firms. Though I don't know how big of a difference there is between Chicago and UVa in this regard. My guess is that the edge in clerkship placement alone helps Chicago a lot, since most of the government people start out by clerking.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 25, 2007, 04:33:54 PM
You may not thrive on 60 hour work weeks, but it may not seem like work if you really enjoy what you're doing (and that's a big IF).  I know plenty of lawyers that'll respond to "work" with "hobby."  And you don't have to work 60 hours a week.  

I think that's a huge *IF*.  Not that I expect to hate my work -- certainly going to law school is a leap of faith that I can do something I really enjoy and is challenging, but I know no matter how much I love my work it's not going to replace walking the dog or oozing onto the carpet and playing video games in the evening with my partner.  And working Type A sort of hours would just make me resent it because of what I'd be trading off.  FWIW, I really want to live in Nothern California, probably in the extended Bay Area (I have to be close to the Central Valley.)

my internal organs have been known to flipflop a lot

If this is the case, you should probably go to whichever school offers you the best health plan.
[/quote]

Hypochondria isn't covered under most plans.  (I think I have bird flu, though, which certainly must be covered?)

Another outburst like this, pre, and I may have to take my business to NYU.  I don't think I could attend a school that is anti-Losties.  And michelle, why didn't you take your theories to the Lost thread on the OTB?  Is UVA so insular that they're afraid to leave their own thread?  Is that what life in Charlottesville will be like?

Or is UVA just so collegial that they're already a little circle of buddies who take things easy and watch primetime TV?  Hmm.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 25, 2007, 04:38:23 PM
MTG, when do you head to DC?  I might be heading to Chicago next Saturday for a few days as I found the apartment I think I want and I need to snag it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 25, 2007, 04:39:30 PM
1) Hours varies a LOT by market and firm. If you don't want to work a ton, pick your market carefully. You said you have a boyfriend in Seattle? Do you have any desire to work there? Because you're going to get a lot higher standard of life at a law firm there.

2) Government positions, particularly the most desirable ones like Department of Justice, are actually quite competitive. School does matter in the same way as it does for firms. Though I don't know how big of a difference there is between Chicago and UVa in this regard. My guess is that the edge in clerkship placement alone helps Chicago a lot, since most of the government people start out by clerking.

1.  Maybe.  This is the first year I've worked through the winter, though, and not seeing sun all day for weeks was really depressing.  I really like it here but don't think it's feasible as a permanent settlement.  Eventually I will cave and have babies, as well, and I am not raising kids away from my family (so California).

2.  I've heard this, and it's definitely what convinced me not to go to a 30/40/50s school with a big scholarship instead of paying big money at a top school.  I assumed the same, as well -- there's probably not a demonstrably huge difference between the two, but a clerkship definitely helps and it seems like Chicago has a better clerkship rate (assuming a large part of it is not self-selected.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 25, 2007, 04:40:29 PM
Already?  Wow, that's proactive...

MTG, when do you head to DC?  I might be heading to Chicago next Saturday for a few days as I found the apartment I think I want and I need to snag it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 25, 2007, 04:43:03 PM
Oh boy, time for a minor modification.

I think we should make one thing clear.

This is a 'Heroes' and 'West Wing' thread, not a 'Lost' thread.


(Any disagreements from my fellow UChi-ers?)

Well, I watch Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls (sniff), Ugly Betty, and Gray's Anatomy, plus whatever competitive reality show currently on Bravo (meaning Shear Genius now, Top Chef starting on the 13th).

And since I am the Chicago 2010 thread (you should see what happens when I go away), I'm not sure you can make your proclamation.   :D

I too watch way too much TV. Umm... my point was merely that this thread has already discussed those two shows and very few others?

Yeah, that sounds good.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 25, 2007, 04:44:03 PM
MTG, when do you head to DC?  I might be heading to Chicago next Saturday for a few days as I found the apartment I think I want and I need to snag it.

I take my last final tomorrow, and I'm out as of Sunday night. Lo siento.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 25, 2007, 04:46:26 PM
MTG, when do you head to DC?  I might be heading to Chicago next Saturday for a few days as I found the apartment I think I want and I need to snag it.

I take my last final tomorrow, and I'm out as of Sunday night. Lo siento.

Bummer!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 25, 2007, 04:56:33 PM
Or is UVA just so collegial that they're already a little circle of buddies who take things easy and watch primetime TV?  Hmm.

Okay, Michelle.  But can you be sure this won't be you in a year?:


UVA person: Hey, does anybody want to take a trip up to DC?

Michelle: Why would I want to that?  We've got a great circle of buddies right here, who needs the outside world?  Let's just watch primetime TV.  Or maybe...softball? 
:P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 25, 2007, 05:50:47 PM
Or is UVA just so collegial that they're already a little circle of buddies who take things easy and watch primetime TV?  Hmm.

Okay, Michelle.  But can you be sure this won't be you in a year?:


UVA person: Hey, does anybody want to take a trip up to DC?

Michelle: Why would I want to that?  We've got a great circle of buddies right here, who needs the outside world?  Let's just watch primetime TV.  Or maybe...softball? 
:P

Lord, I hate softball.  And I don't like booze either.

I can't be sure,  but I also can't be sure that law school won't turn me into a raving harpy, foaming at the mouth and hellbent on making everyone else as miserable as I am.  Some risks you just have to take.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 25, 2007, 08:48:52 PM
Best reason to come to Chicago: Harold's Fried Chicken Shack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkVOAWw9yfc

I had it for dinner last night. And leftovers for lunch this afternoon.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on May 25, 2007, 09:00:19 PM
Me and two other people went to Harold's by U Chicago before the winemess during ASW. great experience lol
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 25, 2007, 09:41:34 PM
Me and two other people went to Harold's by U Chicago before the winemess during ASW. great experience lol

As long as you're comfortable ordering through bullet-proof glass, you're in for some good chicken.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: marlinspike on May 25, 2007, 09:49:52 PM
You may not thrive on 60 hour work weeks, but it may not seem like work if you really enjoy what you're doing (and that's a big IF).  I know plenty of lawyers that'll respond to "work" with "hobby."  And you don't have to work 60 hours a week.  

I think that's a huge *IF*.  Not that I expect to hate my work -- certainly going to law school is a leap of faith that I can do something I really enjoy and is challenging, but I know no matter how much I love my work it's not going to replace walking the dog or oozing onto the carpet and playing video games in the evening with my partner.  And working Type A sort of hours would just make me resent it because of what I'd be trading off.  FWIW, I really want to live in Nothern California, probably in the extended Bay Area (I have to be close to the Central Valley.)

If you think goofing off will always be more fun than working, you aren't working enough. Work makes you free! (no, that's not a Nazi reference, that's a Lorenz Diefenbach reference, or at the very least Weimar Republic).

Oh, and why am I here if I didn't even apply to UofC? My brother went their for undergrad and spoke often of Harold's Chicken Shack. Personally, I prefer Bojangles (and if I'm not getting chicken I prefer Cook Out).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 25, 2007, 10:23:25 PM
Me and two other people went to Harold's by U Chicago before the winemess during ASW. great experience lol

As long as you're comfortable ordering through bullet-proof glass, you're in for some good chicken.

At least they don't curse at you.   ::)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 25, 2007, 10:55:07 PM
Me and two other people went to Harold's by U Chicago before the winemess during ASW. great experience lol

As long as you're comfortable ordering through bullet-proof glass, you're in for some good chicken.

At least they don't curse at you.   ::)

Did you end up getting to experience the Weiner Circle?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 26, 2007, 04:55:01 PM
Having just submitted my last final, I think it is time for a little 'tar tag change.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 26, 2007, 04:56:36 PM
Having just submitted my last final, I think it is time for a little 'tar tag change.

Congrats!

And I agree.  All the cool kids are doing it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 26, 2007, 05:01:44 PM
Having just submitted my last final, I think it is time for a little 'tar tag change.

You kick ass.  Mine still hurts.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 26, 2007, 07:32:43 PM
Alright, has everyone sent in their pictures for the facebook thingy yet? I'm having trouble trying to decide what to send in. What have you guys sent in? I looked at this year's and a lot of people were wearing ties, etc. and I haven't put one of those on in 2 years. I'm mostly a bum.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 26, 2007, 07:41:17 PM
Alright, has everyone sent in their pictures for the facebook thingy yet? I'm having trouble trying to decide what to send in. What have you guys sent in? I looked at this year's and a lot of people were wearing ties, etc. and I haven't put one of those on in 2 years. I'm mostly a bum.

Nope.  I haven't even thought about it.  Thanks for the reminder!  But, I won't be submitting anything formal.

Must get out the digital camera...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 26, 2007, 07:57:23 PM
Oh shoot, forgot all about that. I need to see if I have any pictures that fit those pixel requirements, I don't think most of the good ones I have do. If not, I guess I'll just snap a shot with my cell phone or something.

But it definitely won't be something formal.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 26, 2007, 08:08:39 PM
Random UChicago factoid of the day:

http://legalaffairs.org/poll/

The Legal Affairs list of the top 20 legal thinkers in America include four current UChicago faculty members (Epstein, Sunstein, Posner, and Easterbrook) and two former faculty members (Scalia and Lessig). 6 out of 20 isn't that bad...



Note: Admittedly, the list itself is much derided, and for good reasons, since its basically more of a "who are the most well known legal scholars/commentators out there today" list... but hey, I guess thats important too.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 26, 2007, 08:09:58 PM
Thats a bad random UChicago factoid. Tomorrow's will be better.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 26, 2007, 09:20:28 PM
Thats a bad random UChicago factoid. Tomorrow's will be better.

lol

We (or atleast I) appreciate the effort. Carry on!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 26, 2007, 10:00:05 PM
I too appreciate it.

Also, can I say how much I'll miss Braums when I move to Chicago?  I don't know if any of you have experienced its superiority in the fast food industry, but right now all I can think is "man they rock a peanut butter cup sundae."
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on May 27, 2007, 01:57:17 AM
Alright, has everyone sent in their pictures for the facebook thingy yet? I'm having trouble trying to decide what to send in. What have you guys sent in? I looked at this year's and a lot of people were wearing ties, etc. and I haven't put one of those on in 2 years. I'm mostly a bum.

I'm glad you mentioned that - I'd completely forgotten!  I think I'll use one of my grad pics - it'll be my new facebook pic for anyone who cares :P

Some of us care.   :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 27, 2007, 01:30:19 PM
Random UChicago factoid of the day:

The Law School was the first school in the United States to confer the 'J.D.' degree, which the school did from the very beginning (founded in 1902).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 27, 2007, 02:34:08 PM
I too appreciate it.

Also, can I say how much I'll miss Braums when I move to Chicago?  I don't know if any of you have experienced its superiority in the fast food industry, but right now all I can think is "man they rock a peanut butter cup sundae."

You clearly haven't experienced Culver's. We'll make a trip out to the suburbs for it some lazy Friday afternoon. I guarantee it will impress.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 27, 2007, 02:35:34 PM
I too appreciate it.

Also, can I say how much I'll miss Braums when I move to Chicago?  I don't know if any of you have experienced its superiority in the fast food industry, but right now all I can think is "man they rock a peanut butter cup sundae."

You clearly haven't experienced Culver's. We'll make a trip out to the suburbs for it some lazy Friday afternoon. I guarantee it will impress.

Rokay.   :)

EDIT:  Looking at their website, I can definitely get into that.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: thatgirlanon on May 27, 2007, 04:05:47 PM
What is the "facebook thingy"?  Who are we supposed to submit a pic to?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 27, 2007, 04:19:07 PM
What is the "facebook thingy"?

'The Glass Menagerie', UChicago's official yearbook type thingee. I think most admits got a copy mailed to them a couple months ago.

Quote
Who are we supposed to submit a pic to?

After I submitted the response form (checking the box saying I was gonna attend UChicago no matter what), I got an email with a few announcements, one of which was to ask for a photo (they gave an email address and a mailing address, as well as the guidelines for the photo). But I don't know if people who checked the "probably" box got that same email...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: thatgirlanon on May 27, 2007, 05:20:33 PM
Oh, ok!  I just checked that e-mail.  Thanks.

What is the "facebook thingy"?

'The Glass Menagerie', UChicago's official yearbook type thingee. I think most admits got a copy mailed to them a couple months ago.

Quote
Who are we supposed to submit a pic to?

After I submitted the response form (checking the box saying I was gonna attend UChicago no matter what), I got an email with a few announcements, one of which was to ask for a photo (they gave an email address and a mailing address, as well as the guidelines for the photo). But I don't know if people who checked the "probably" box got that same email...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 27, 2007, 08:32:38 PM
I'm looking at early September.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 27, 2007, 09:15:03 PM
Depending on a few things, I might have an apartment in Chicago as of July 1.

I don't get it either.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 28, 2007, 01:36:36 AM
Are Nussbaum's and Sunstein's statuses at UC still up in the air?  Last I heard they were sitting on offers from Harvard.  Any updated info?

Oh, and has UC given Kerr an offer yet?  Is he still visiting?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 28, 2007, 09:44:12 AM
Are Nussbaum's and Sunstein's statuses at UC still up in the air?  Last I heard they were sitting on offers from Harvard.  Any updated info?

Oh, and has UC given Kerr an offer yet?  Is he still visiting?

Nussbaum/Sunstein have effectively permanent open offers at Harvard and have for awhile. They will definitely be back next year, but no word on whether they will accept for future years or not.

And no, as far as I know, Kerr hasn't gotten an offer. Which is a goddamn shame. He's back at GW now.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 28, 2007, 11:42:39 AM
Does anyone know if we have to do anything further than the pseudo-deposit form to confirm that we're going?

That's it!

Quote
Oh, and how do we get our email addresses?

http://cnet.uchicago.edu/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 28, 2007, 11:55:33 AM
Random UChicago factoid of the day:

This was the entire curriculum of the Law School when it was first founded:

1L:
Contracts
Torts
Property
Pleading
Criminal Law
Agency
Persons

2L and 3L:
Conveyancing
Wills and Future interests
Corporations
Partnership
Sales
Bills and Notes
Bankruptcy
Carriers
Equity Pleading
Equity
Trusts
Suretyship and Mortgage
Conflict of Laws
Damages
International Law
Constitutional Law
Roman Law
Jurisprudence
Taxation
Public Offers
Administrative Law
Municipal Corporations
Insurance
Admiralty
Federal Practice
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 28, 2007, 12:03:34 PM
http://cnet.uchicago.edu/


I'm not getting any love from the CNet website. It makes me wonder if I blacked out while filling out the reponse form and checked "not interested."  :D

I think Ashley Christina had a problem signing up, but I don't know if it was ever resolved...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: AshleyChristina on May 28, 2007, 03:22:51 PM
Actually I emailed them about it and they said they had submitted my information wrong and they just resent it so i should try again on Tuesday, so they may have sent ur information in wrong.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 28, 2007, 07:31:40 PM
So when's everyone heading to Chicago? 


Leaving here August 31st, driving and arriving to Chicago by Sept. 1 at noon.

Now on Sunday I plan on doing a monster Ikea run with my moving truck (not sure where I'll park it b/t Sat. and Sun. but this is TBD). If any one else living at Regents want to tag along and save on delivery costs, etc. you're welcome to.

Just imagine, a 26' Penske truck and all of the Ikea goodness your heart desires!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: lweiger on May 29, 2007, 06:53:36 AM
Anyone still looking for a roommate?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 29, 2007, 09:41:15 AM
Random UChicago factoid of the day (I wonder how long I can keep pulling stuff up for every day):

Danny Julian Boggs is a UChicago grad (c/o 1968) who is currently the Chief Judge on the 6th Circuit COA. The interesting thing about him is the fact that he has all his clerkship applicants take a "general knowledge quiz" that asks questions about things like history, literature, minutiae, etc. This has led to even more out-there factoid: 3 of his former clerks were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", and he was the "phone a friend" lifeline for two of them.

Someone tell that trivia contest guy (chancemeeting?) that the perfect clerkship really is out there.

"
Last year's quiz had seventy-one questions, including "Who gave the famous speech 'Ain't I a Woman?' " (Sojourner Truth); "What does the Herfindahl-Hirschman index measure?" (industry concentration); and "Who killed (a) Duncan (b) McKinley (c) Cock Robin (d) Ron Goldman, and (e) Vaudeville?" (Macbeth, Czolgosz, the sparrow with the bow and arrow, etc.) The Judge seems to have a thing for questions involving Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, and the phrase "order of magnitude." For most aspiring lawyers, the quiz is not easy. The average score is about thirty per cent.
"

"
But Boggs sees value in a test that asks applicants to identify the world's most populous city beginning with "O," to provide, within an order of magnitude, the number of photocopies made in the United States each year, to define an Orc, an Ent, and the Oort, to distinguish Belisarius from Bucephalus from Bocephus, to name three quarks, and to solve the following: "If the moon were made of green cheese, and if green cheese floats in water, what is the most that the moon could weigh (within a factor of ten)?"
"

http://www.omnivore.org/jon/orwell/2001/New_Yorker_Article/New_yorker.htm
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 29, 2007, 09:51:49 AM
Random UChicago factoid of the day (I wonder how long I can keep pulling stuff up for every day):

Danny Julian Boggs is a UChicago grad (c/o 1968) who is currently the Chief Judge on the 6th Circuit COA. The interesting thing about him is the fact that he has all his clerkship applicants take a "general knowledge quiz" that asks questions about things like history, literature, minutiae, etc. This has led to even more out-there factoid: 3 of his former clerks were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", and he was the "phone a friend" lifeline for two of them.

Someone tell that trivia contest guy (chancemeeting?) that the perfect clerkship really is out there.

"
Last year's quiz had seventy-one questions, including "Who gave the famous speech 'Ain't I a Woman?' " (Sojourner Truth); "What does the Herfindahl-Hirschman index measure?" (industry concentration); and "Who killed (a) Duncan (b) McKinley (c) Cock Robin (d) Ron Goldman, and (e) Vaudeville?" (Macbeth, Czolgosz, the sparrow with the bow and arrow, etc.) The Judge seems to have a thing for questions involving Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, and the phrase "order of magnitude." For most aspiring lawyers, the quiz is not easy. The average score is about thirty per cent.
"

"
But Boggs sees value in a test that asks applicants to identify the world's most populous city beginning with "O," to provide, within an order of magnitude, the number of photocopies made in the United States each year, to define an Orc, an Ent, and the Oort, to distinguish Belisarius from Bucephalus from Bocephus, to name three quarks, and to solve the following: "If the moon were made of green cheese, and if green cheese floats in water, what is the most that the moon could weigh (within a factor of ten)?"
"

http://www.omnivore.org/jon/orwell/2001/New_Yorker_Article/New_yorker.htm


That one is very interesting. Well done!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 29, 2007, 01:12:45 PM
Hey guys, I'm trying to update the first page - can you check it out and let me know if you should be on there (yay!) or you shouldn't be on there (boo)? Thanks!

Err, I'm not a sure thing just yet.  I will say, though, that my name doesn't look half bad on that list.  Maybe next week. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 29, 2007, 01:36:11 PM
Hey guys, I'm trying to update the first page - can you check it out and let me know if you should be on there (yay!) or you shouldn't be on there (boo)? Thanks!

Err, I'm not a sure thing just yet.  I will say, though, that my name doesn't look half bad on that list.  Maybe next week. 

You know you want to...

::wink, wink::

I should know next week whether or not I need a roommate (or at least if I need a roommate for this go-round).  I'll keep y'all informed of these very important things!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 29, 2007, 02:49:30 PM
First day of work, I have a really sweet looking assignment, and now I'm waiting for the attorney in charge to get back to me so I can go sink my teeth into it. In order to kill time, I'll drop by and say "Hi."
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on May 29, 2007, 02:55:06 PM
First day of work, I have a really sweet looking assignment, and now I'm waiting for the attorney in charge to get back to me so I can go sink my teeth into it. In order to kill time, I'll drop by and say "Hi."

One question I've had - is it weird showing up after most other SA's have already started a few weeks ago? Or are there others from Chicago who are working there as well?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 29, 2007, 02:58:09 PM
First day of work, I have a really sweet looking assignment, and now I'm waiting for the attorney in charge to get back to me so I can go sink my teeth into it. In order to kill time, I'll drop by and say "Hi."

One question I've had - is it weird showing up after most other SA's have already started a few weeks ago? Or are there others from Chicago who are working there as well?

We have 32 people in the summer program at Gibson. 16 started 2 weeks ago, 5 started last week, 8 started this week, 2 start next week, and 1 is coming somewhere near the end of the summer.

I am (sadly) the only Chicago person at Gibson DC this summer. But of the 8 that started this week, 7 were from Yale and 1 was from Georgetown. I don't know what the GULC person's excuse was, but the Yalies just got done taking finals.

Also, Stanford is switching to the quarter system, so we'll have more company soon.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 29, 2007, 03:44:39 PM
Not terribly relevant, but I'm just curious if UC's law school is off the main campus like GULC's is.  (I don't like that arrangement, but obviously it doesn't really weigh on my decision.  I'm probably headed to UC either way.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 29, 2007, 03:44:52 PM
Hey guys, I'm trying to update the first page - can you check it out and let me know if you should be on there (yay!) or you shouldn't be on there (boo)? Thanks!

Why am I so far down on the list?  I'd like to request that I be moved up.  But as long as I'm on top of sillyberry, it's ok, if you know what I mean.   ;)  (We're on page 69 of the thread by the way)

How else will we be able to spawn and subsequently neglect bosco jr.?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 29, 2007, 03:47:28 PM
Not terribly relevant, but I'm just curious if UC's law school is off the main campus like GULC's is.  (I don't like that arrangement, but obviously it doesn't really weigh on my decision.  I'm probably headed to UC either way.)

http://maps.uchicago.edu/campus.shtml

I like that it is both on campus, and yet a bit separated from the undergrads!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 29, 2007, 04:26:36 PM
According to his profile, Nerfco should be coming too.  Guess he doesn't feel like stopping by to chat with us  >:(


Hey guys, I'm trying to update the first page - can you check it out and let me know if you should be on there (yay!) or you shouldn't be on there (boo)? Thanks!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 29, 2007, 04:37:24 PM
Not terribly relevant, but I'm just curious if UC's law school is off the main campus like GULC's is.  (I don't like that arrangement, but obviously it doesn't really weigh on my decision.  I'm probably headed to UC either way.)

http://maps.uchicago.edu/campus.shtml

I like that it is both on campus, and yet a bit separated from the undergrads!

That is a nice layout.  (my standards for differentiation have gotten really low an inconsequential.  Chicago has a better seal and ergo would have a better lookin' college hoodie.  I am also partial to scavenger hunts as spectator sports.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 29, 2007, 04:46:50 PM
That is a nice layout.  (my standards for differentiation have gotten really low an inconsequential.  Chicago has a better seal and ergo would have a better lookin' college hoodie.  I am also partial to scavenger hunts as spectator sports.)

I like the way you think!

Plus, Chicago has some rockin' school cheers...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: nerfco on May 29, 2007, 05:34:07 PM
I am indeed going at attend Chicago.

According to his profile, Nerfco should be coming too.  Guess he doesn't feel like stopping by to chat with us  >:(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 29, 2007, 05:37:11 PM
Sillyberry moved above Bosco...check...oh wait, was I not supposed to do that?  ::)

That's what I'm talkin' about.

::does frat boy spank thing::
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 29, 2007, 05:49:31 PM
Michelle, I'm assuming you got a lot more money at Georgetown?  Or else this seems like a no-brainer.

No money at GULC.  They emailed me and asked, then never got back to me.   I was sold until I visited and didn't really care for it  (and wasn't wild about the cost of living in DC, especially since I didn't see DC as my kind of livable city).  I didn't put down a deposit.  I'm down to UVA with some money ($12K/year) or UChi with none.  (And I neglected to send in the deposit to UVA, so the voicemail on my phone may very well be notification that they withdrew my app).  Chicago seems like the better choice, but it's even more expensive, of course.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 29, 2007, 05:59:00 PM
Michelle, I'm assuming you got a lot more money at Georgetown?  Or else this seems like a no-brainer.

No money at GULC.  They emailed me and asked, then never got back to me.   I was sold until I visited and didn't really care for it  (and wasn't wild about the cost of living in DC, especially since I didn't see DC as my kind of livable city).  I didn't put down a deposit.  I'm down to UVA with some money ($12K/year) or UChi with none.  (And I neglected to send in the deposit to UVA, so the voicemail on my phone may very well be notification that they withdrew my app).  Chicago seems like the better choice, but it's even more expensive, of course.

It is a good investment though.

Certainly, but so's UVA.  I'm not interested in private firm work for the most part, so Chicago's semi-dysfunctional clinic program isn't a selling point, but the location (rural living = not for me, plus since my bf is moving with me and as that's a pretty big sacrifice for him I feel like I owe to him to at least weigh his interests in terms of cultivating a social life and finding work w/o a 2 hour commute) and edge in academia are pluses.  My dad's income precludes me from need based aid and, well, that's a long story but I don't know how the money is going to pan out beyond him saying go to Chicago, "It'll work out".  I could graduate debt-free from Vandy (with my scholarship and some money from my grandparents) but rightly or wrongly I figured it was better to "invest up".
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 29, 2007, 06:18:23 PM
Michelle, I'm assuming you got a lot more money at Georgetown?  Or else this seems like a no-brainer.

No money at GULC.  They emailed me and asked, then never got back to me.   I was sold until I visited and didn't really care for it  (and wasn't wild about the cost of living in DC, especially since I didn't see DC as my kind of livable city).  I didn't put down a deposit.  I'm down to UVA with some money ($12K/year) or UChi with none.  (And I neglected to send in the deposit to UVA, so the voicemail on my phone may very well be notification that they withdrew my app).  Chicago seems like the better choice, but it's even more expensive, of course.

Oh right, you were saying that the other day...sorry I forgot.

I don't expect strangers on internet forums to keep track of my every law-school related waffle :)

Anyway, yeah, I'm interested in public interest but I'm also interested in making a living wage for myself.  Higher positions in the DOJ are appealing.  I'm not totally discounting private firm work, but I'd definitely want to do a clerkship first.  In the long term I wouldn't mind being a judge.  That's a pretty awesome gig.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 29, 2007, 07:24:26 PM
Yay, the list is up to 20 now.

Thats quite a strong LSD caucus right there.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 29, 2007, 08:19:29 PM
Michelle, I'm assuming you got a lot more money at Georgetown?  Or else this seems like a no-brainer.

No money at GULC.  They emailed me and asked, then never got back to me.   I was sold until I visited and didn't really care for it  (and wasn't wild about the cost of living in DC, especially since I didn't see DC as my kind of livable city).  I didn't put down a deposit.  I'm down to UVA with some money ($12K/year) or UChi with none.  (And I neglected to send in the deposit to UVA, so the voicemail on my phone may very well be notification that they withdrew my app).  Chicago seems like the better choice, but it's even more expensive, of course.

Oh right, you were saying that the other day...sorry I forgot.

I don't expect strangers on internet forums to keep track of my every law-school related waffle :)

Anyway, yeah, I'm interested in public interest but I'm also interested in making a living wage for myself.  Higher positions in the DOJ are appealing.  I'm not totally discounting private firm work, but I'd definitely want to do a clerkship first.  In the long term I wouldn't mind being a judge.  That's a pretty awesome gig.

Mindthegap, or of course Michael Machen, would know better than me but I've heard that Chicago's LRAP is better than it seems.

doesn't seem so from my research.  i think they give you 5gs for 5years after u graduate and that's it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 29, 2007, 08:20:51 PM
Michelle, I'm assuming you got a lot more money at Georgetown?  Or else this seems like a no-brainer.

No money at GULC.  They emailed me and asked, then never got back to me.   I was sold until I visited and didn't really care for it  (and wasn't wild about the cost of living in DC, especially since I didn't see DC as my kind of livable city).  I didn't put down a deposit.  I'm down to UVA with some money ($12K/year) or UChi with none.  (And I neglected to send in the deposit to UVA, so the voicemail on my phone may very well be notification that they withdrew my app).  Chicago seems like the better choice, but it's even more expensive, of course.

Oh right, you were saying that the other day...sorry I forgot.

I don't expect strangers on internet forums to keep track of my every law-school related waffle :)

Anyway, yeah, I'm interested in public interest but I'm also interested in making a living wage for myself.  Higher positions in the DOJ are appealing.  I'm not totally discounting private firm work, but I'd definitely want to do a clerkship first.  In the long term I wouldn't mind being a judge.  That's a pretty awesome gig.

Mindthegap, or of course Michael Machen, would know better than me but I've heard that Chicago's LRAP is better than it seems.

It isn't necessarily that it is better. It is just that LRAPs are very complex things. And people tend to boil it down to simplistic "School X is better than school Y." The reality is that you need to make a really careful evaluation. Chicago's can't give you as much money as you can theoretically get out of competing LRAPs; but in some situations you will get more money out of Chicago than you will elsewhere.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 29, 2007, 08:22:19 PM
Michelle, I'm assuming you got a lot more money at Georgetown?  Or else this seems like a no-brainer.

No money at GULC.  They emailed me and asked, then never got back to me.   I was sold until I visited and didn't really care for it  (and wasn't wild about the cost of living in DC, especially since I didn't see DC as my kind of livable city).  I didn't put down a deposit.  I'm down to UVA with some money ($12K/year) or UChi with none.  (And I neglected to send in the deposit to UVA, so the voicemail on my phone may very well be notification that they withdrew my app).  Chicago seems like the better choice, but it's even more expensive, of course.

Oh right, you were saying that the other day...sorry I forgot.

I don't expect strangers on internet forums to keep track of my every law-school related waffle :)

Anyway, yeah, I'm interested in public interest but I'm also interested in making a living wage for myself.  Higher positions in the DOJ are appealing.  I'm not totally discounting private firm work, but I'd definitely want to do a clerkship first.  In the long term I wouldn't mind being a judge.  That's a pretty awesome gig.

Mindthegap, or of course Michael Machen, would know better than me but I've heard that Chicago's LRAP is better than it seems.

doesn't seem so from my research.  i think they give you 5gs for 5years after u graduate and that's it.

From what I understand, you can pretty easily negotiate for $10k instead of $5k. That makes a huge difference.

Other than that, you need to do a much more detailed analysis.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 29, 2007, 08:22:53 PM
Also, for the record, summer associate swag thus far:

iPod Shuffle
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 29, 2007, 08:23:23 PM
Also, for the record, summer associate swag thus far:

iPod Shuffle

nice! are you working at the same firm?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 29, 2007, 08:24:22 PM
Also, for the record, summer associate swag thus far:

iPod Shuffle

nice! are you working at the same firm?

I'm working at Gibson Dunn DC for the first 7 weeks. Then back to Baker Botts Houston for the next 4 weeks.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 29, 2007, 09:38:44 PM
Michelle, I'm assuming you got a lot more money at Georgetown?  Or else this seems like a no-brainer.

No money at GULC.  They emailed me and asked, then never got back to me.   I was sold until I visited and didn't really care for it  (and wasn't wild about the cost of living in DC, especially since I didn't see DC as my kind of livable city).  I didn't put down a deposit.  I'm down to UVA with some money ($12K/year) or UChi with none.  (And I neglected to send in the deposit to UVA, so the voicemail on my phone may very well be notification that they withdrew my app).  Chicago seems like the better choice, but it's even more expensive, of course.

Oh right, you were saying that the other day...sorry I forgot.

I don't expect strangers on internet forums to keep track of my every law-school related waffle :)

Anyway, yeah, I'm interested in public interest but I'm also interested in making a living wage for myself.  Higher positions in the DOJ are appealing.  I'm not totally discounting private firm work, but I'd definitely want to do a clerkship first.  In the long term I wouldn't mind being a judge.  That's a pretty awesome gig.

Mindthegap, or of course Michael Machen, would know better than me but I've heard that Chicago's LRAP is better than it seems.

It isn't necessarily that it is better. It is just that LRAPs are very complex things. And people tend to boil it down to simplistic "School X is better than school Y." The reality is that you need to make a really careful evaluation. Chicago's can't give you as much money as you can theoretically get out of competing LRAPs; but in some situations you will get more money out of Chicago than you will elsewhere.

Chicago's isn't functional unless your loan payments are $500 - 700/mo (depending on income) or less or you can negotiate for $10K.  If you're married to a spouse who works, though, you can't get anything through a lot of programs which would make $5K a year a small benefit but not enough to facilitate the work on its own.  Being married and trying to do PI is difficult to impossible most places which just kind of sucks.  Even at places that average income you're looking at ten years of potential raises for you/spouse that can bump you out of an LRAP.  So the obvious trade off is a smaller, semi-gauranteed amount at Chicago vs. a larger, less certain amount at other schools.  The "better" one has a lot to do with how much your monthly payments are and what your circumstances are.

I'm not interested in micromanaging my finances and career (and/or marriage plans!) to stay within an LRAP.  It seems like a much better idea to just "pay dues" for a couple years in a firm and be debt-free.  Doing that I could have no financial strings by the time I'm 29 or 30 and that sounds a lot more liberating than a narrow LRAP.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 30, 2007, 10:07:42 AM
Random question for those who have seen the facebook thing...were the photos black and white or color?  I only found one suitable pic, and it's black and white.  Thanks

Unless they change for next year, should be black and white.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 30, 2007, 02:51:48 PM
I'm just gonna send one too (I think).

Anyway, random UChicago factoid of the day:

Clarence Thomas likes us.

http://www.hillsdale.edu/collegian/127/127_16/news/thomasteaches.htm

"A graduate of Yale, Thomas discouraged attendance there and instead praised the University of Chicago for its law program."
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 30, 2007, 02:55:44 PM
I've been thinking that Chicago was better for clerkships, but I've just rechecked the stats and it doesn't seem like there's much of a difference (20% versus 16%).  Is there any reason to think that as a Chicago grad I'd have demonstrably better options in clerkships/federal placements?  I'm down to $70-$80K debt @ Chicago versus $35-$45K.  

And I've probably already asked this (so appologies) but what's the going rate for summer work?  I'm wondering if I should factor in summer pay to my total debt load.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 30, 2007, 02:57:34 PM
annonymous might provide good UChicago facts, but I'll offer other helpful tidbits.

Best Buys for the Summer Bar (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052900376.html)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 30, 2007, 03:04:33 PM
I've been thinking that Chicago was better for clerkships, but I've just rechecked the stats and it doesn't seem like there's much of a difference (20% versus 16%).  Is there any reason to think that as a Chicago grad I'd have demonstrably better options in clerkships/federal placements?  I'm down to $70-$80K debt @ Chicago versus $35-$45K. 

Well, bear in mind that those percentages don't reflect the QUALITY of the clerkships (if that is something you care about).

Quote
And I've probably already asked this (so appologies) but what's the going rate for summer work?  I'm wondering if I should factor in summer pay to my total debt load.

I'm pretty sure its currently $3100 a week in the major markets for most firms.

annonymous might provide good UChicago facts, but I'll offer other helpful tidbits.

Best Buys for the Summer Bar (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052900376.html)

I need to find a connection for my first 6 months in Chicago.  :-\
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 30, 2007, 03:04:55 PM
MTG would probably be the right person to ask.  If you go to the 2L questions link I posted for you, hit print, and then do a control+F search for "clerk" or "clerkship", you should be able to find Q&As on the topic.

I've been thinking that Chicago was better for clerkships, but I've just rechecked the stats and it doesn't seem like there's much of a difference (20% versus 16%).  Is there any reason to think that as a Chicago grad I'd have demonstrably better options in clerkships/federal placements?  I'm down to $70-$80K debt @ Chicago versus $35-$45K.  

And I've probably already asked this (so appologies) but what's the going rate for summer work?  I'm wondering if I should factor in summer pay to my total debt load.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 30, 2007, 03:08:28 PM
I, of course, cannot purchase alcohol for underage individuals.  However, if you should so happen to walk into my conveninetly unlocked apartment, and stumble upon some of your favorite brands of beverages, I probably won't notice if anything's missing...

I've been thinking that Chicago was better for clerkships, but I've just rechecked the stats and it doesn't seem like there's much of a difference (20% versus 16%).  Is there any reason to think that as a Chicago grad I'd have demonstrably better options in clerkships/federal placements?  I'm down to $70-$80K debt @ Chicago versus $35-$45K. 

Well, bear in mind that those percentages don't reflect the QUALITY of the clerkships (if that is something you care about).

Quote
And I've probably already asked this (so appologies) but what's the going rate for summer work?  I'm wondering if I should factor in summer pay to my total debt load.

I'm pretty sure its currently $3100 a week in the major markets for most firms.

annonymous might provide good UChicago facts, but I'll offer other helpful tidbits.

Best Buys for the Summer Bar (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052900376.html)

I need to find a connection for my first 6 months in Chicago.  :-\
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 30, 2007, 03:38:33 PM
annonymous might provide good UChicago facts, but I'll offer other helpful tidbits.

Best Buys for the Summer Bar (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052900376.html)

I need to find a connection for my first 6 months in Chicago.  :-\

Must. Resist. Temptation. To. Pinch. Cheeks.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on May 30, 2007, 03:45:50 PM
I've been thinking that Chicago was better for clerkships, but I've just rechecked the stats and it doesn't seem like there's much of a difference (20% versus 16%).  Is there any reason to think that as a Chicago grad I'd have demonstrably better options in clerkships/federal placements?  I'm down to $70-$80K debt @ Chicago versus $35-$45K. 

Well, bear in mind that those percentages don't reflect the QUALITY of the clerkships (if that is something you care about).

True.  I care, but I don't have Supreme Court aspirations.  Federal appellate > State (9th Circuit is ideal.  For me and everyone else, I'm sure :P )

Quote

I'm pretty sure its currently $3100 a week in the major markets for most firms.

Sooo... more in a summer than I currently make in a year.  Good to know.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 30, 2007, 04:54:37 PM
Whoa... did anyone see some of the latest posts on the facebook group? Apparently Regents has filled up the list for 1 BRs.

annonymous might provide good UChicago facts, but I'll offer other helpful tidbits.

Best Buys for the Summer Bar (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052900376.html)

I need to find a connection for my first 6 months in Chicago.  :-\

Must. Resist. Temptation. To. Pinch. Cheeks.

I'll buy you a walker for Christmas.

(http://www.abledata.com/product_images/images/06A0399.jpg)

annonymous might provide good UChicago facts, but I'll offer other helpful tidbits.

Best Buys for the Summer Bar (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052900376.html)

I need to find a connection for my first 6 months in Chicago.  :-\

Must. Resist. Temptation. To. Pinch. Cheeks.

Which cheeks?  And how is it possible you just turned 20?  Did you skip a couple grades?

I didn't just turn 20.  :P

And I'm not alone! I think there are a couple of us U-21s coming to Chicago next year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 30, 2007, 05:45:15 PM
You can always get a 1BR closer to school or is Regents the place to be?

Whoa... did anyone see some of the latest posts on the facebook group? Apparently Regents has filled up the list for 1 BRs.

This is what makes me vacillate when it comes to deciding whether I want a roommate or not. I can't bear to let go of my spot on that waiting list for the 1BR!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 30, 2007, 05:46:47 PM
You can always get a 1BR closer to school or is Regents the place to be?

Definitely not!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 30, 2007, 05:57:26 PM
I have my last two serious finals tomorrow!

I'm also incredibly afraid I jinxed myself by changing my facebook profile to list me as an 'Alum' a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 30, 2007, 05:58:07 PM
You can always get a 1BR closer to school or is Regents the place to be?

Definitely not!

So have you officially decided to live outside of Hyde Park?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on May 30, 2007, 06:44:08 PM
omg as in leases signed at regents??? im on the waitlist but haven't signed a lease yet!

MP-- im pretty sure you can be on both waitlists, i know i was

ughhhhh this means i have to get my act together and get my current landlord to fill out my lease paperwork :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 30, 2007, 06:48:13 PM
You can always get a 1BR closer to school or is Regents the place to be?

Definitely not!

So have you officially decided to live outside of Hyde Park?

No, I'm planning on living in HP, just not at Regents.  I'm headed to Chicago on Saturday and meeting the landlord on Sunday, so if this place works out I'll let you know then!

And if it doesn't, then I'm back to square one.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 30, 2007, 06:53:52 PM
omg as in leases signed at regents??? im on the waitlist but haven't signed a lease yet!

MP-- im pretty sure you can be on both waitlists, i know i was

ughhhhh this means i have to get my act together and get my current landlord to fill out my lease paperwork :(

No, I just meant that the facebook person seems to suggest that the waiting list is full.

I also contacted Regents a couple weeks ago, to be told that they won't be contacting those of us on the waiting list until July at the earliest.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 31, 2007, 08:08:58 AM
Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

You can always get a 1BR closer to school or is Regents the place to be?

Whoa... did anyone see some of the latest posts on the facebook group? Apparently Regents has filled up the list for 1 BRs.

This is what makes me vacillate when it comes to deciding whether I want a roommate or not. I can't bear to let go of my spot on that waiting list for the 1BR!

True, but I like the combination of being near a lot of 1Ls (without having to live with all of them), 24-hour watchman, and a grocery store and gym in the building.  I know myself too well to pretend that I won't get lazy when it starts getting cold and snowy - being in a building full of conveniences is a big draw for me :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 10:30:16 AM
Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 10:43:16 AM
Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

I've lived in a high-rise for 4 years, but I never had a soul to begin with, so I'm not sure if this is true.

The devil can't take what isn't there, so he took your charm instead.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 11:08:37 AM
Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

I've lived in a high-rise for 4 years, but I never had a soul to begin with, so I'm not sure if this is true.

The devil can't take what isn't there
, so he took your charm instead.

So I guess since you were 11, he hasn't been able to take your virginity.

It's true.  I was a very young slut.   ::)

(only funny because MAN I was rocking the geeky back then...oh, who am I kidding, I still am)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 31, 2007, 11:58:44 AM
Heh heh, I'm a NYer, so if that's true it's been dead for a long time  ;)

Know where around Hyde Park one should look for apartments?  I'm thinking about going in mid-June for apartment hunting

Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 31, 2007, 12:00:19 PM
Yeah, I don't have the aim to play any of those without making a fool out of myself...

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

I've lived in a high-rise for 4 years, but I never had a soul to begin with, so I'm not sure if this is true.

The devil can't take what isn't there
, so he took your charm instead.

So I guess since you were 11, he hasn't been able to take your virginity.

It's true.  I was a very young slut.   ::)

(only funny because MAN I was rocking the geeky back then...oh, who am I kidding, I still am)

I disagree ;D (That might be the first nice thing I've ever said to you)...but speaking of geeky, I'm off to play tennis for the first time in a long time...I actually played tennis for the first time in 9th grade, then played all four years on the school team...just so you don't think I'm a complete nerd, I also played on the soccer and basketball teams.  There hasn't been a random UChicago factoid of the day, so I thought we could use some random bosco factoids.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 31, 2007, 12:03:28 PM
Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

Also, your doorman can only protect you from poor people for so long.  They're coming for you, Regents.

And neither a walk through your heated parking garage nor a vigorous swim in your 20-yard pool will suffice to keep you warm when the frigid winter of soul death sets in.

I kid.


Hey, if I come to Chicago will you folks agree to play intramural sports with me, pretty please?  This varies by sport, of course, but generally I will sprint around annoying people while the rest of you will do the cerebral stuff like running the offense.  Deal?


EDIT: So it looks like bosco and boulevardier are in.   :)
 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 31, 2007, 12:07:46 PM
Make your damn decision! ARe you coming or not???

You know you want to. 

Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

Also, your doorman can only protect you from poor people for so long.  They're coming for you, Regents.

And neither a walk through your heated parking garage nor a vigorous swim in your 20-yard pool will suffice to keep you warm when the frigid winter of soul death sets in.

I kid.


Hey, if I come to Chicago will you folks agree to play intramural sports with me, pretty please?  This varies by sport, of course, but generally I will sprint around annoying people while the rest of you will do the cerebral stuff like running the offense.  Deal?


EDIT: So it looks like bosco and boulevardier are in.   :)
 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 31, 2007, 12:12:15 PM
Yeah, I'm the guy that shouldn't be playing anything for money b/c I suck but I'll keep on playing because I'm too stubborn and want to win.  The money you'll make off me will probably feed you for a semester...

That being said, bring it on
You wanna play for money?  (This is my first time posting on top of the quotes, it feels kinda weird...I anticipate some sort of sillyberry joke about "first time posting on top")

Yeah, I don't have the aim to play any of those without making a fool out of myself...

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

I've lived in a high-rise for 4 years, but I never had a soul to begin with, so I'm not sure if this is true.

The devil can't take what isn't there
, so he took your charm instead.

So I guess since you were 11, he hasn't been able to take your virginity.

It's true.  I was a very young slut.   ::)

(only funny because MAN I was rocking the geeky back then...oh, who am I kidding, I still am)

I disagree ;D (That might be the first nice thing I've ever said to you)...but speaking of geeky, I'm off to play tennis for the first time in a long time...I actually played tennis for the first time in 9th grade, then played all four years on the school team...just so you don't think I'm a complete nerd, I also played on the soccer and basketball teams.  There hasn't been a random UChicago factoid of the day, so I thought we could use some random bosco factoids.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 31, 2007, 12:14:05 PM
Make your damn decision! ARe you coming or not???

You know you want to. 

Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

Also, your doorman can only protect you from poor people for so long.  They're coming for you, Regents.

And neither a walk through your heated parking garage nor a vigorous swim in your 20-yard pool will suffice to keep you warm when the frigid winter of soul death sets in.

I kid.


Hey, if I come to Chicago will you folks agree to play intramural sports with me, pretty please?  This varies by sport, of course, but generally I will sprint around annoying people while the rest of you will do the cerebral stuff like running the offense.  Deal?


EDIT: So it looks like bosco and boulevardier are in.   :)
 

What I want is to attend UChicago, but in NYC, but a NYC with Houston's cheap and available parking, low rents, and big box shopping, and the NYU LRAP if I happen to catch a case of PI altruism.

Actually, I'll decide for sure after my visit next week.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 31, 2007, 12:24:58 PM
BS No one catches a case of the PI altruism (except the good souls that do).

Well, Chicago has the aspect of Houston you're looking for.  You are not going to find parking in NYC or you won't be able to afford it.  Chicago's rent is damn cheap (at least from a NYer's perspective) and Chicago is a fun, chill, vibrant city (albeit it's not NYC), but Chicago is a happy medium of the things you want.

And by way, almost NO ONE lives in the area where NYU is located.  Too damn expensive.   You'll probably be commuting from Brooklyn.  Lots of people love Brooklyn, but it's not Manhattan.  Oh, and the trains from Brooklyn into Manhattan sucks.  There's plenty of trains, it's just that you might have to waitfor a copule of trains to pass by before you can actually jam yourself into one of them during certain hours...

Anyway, based on my biased opinion, Chicago is where you should go...

Make your damn decision! ARe you coming or not???

You know you want to. 

Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

Also, your doorman can only protect you from poor people for so long.  They're coming for you, Regents.

And neither a walk through your heated parking garage nor a vigorous swim in your 20-yard pool will suffice to keep you warm when the frigid winter of soul death sets in.

I kid.


Hey, if I come to Chicago will you folks agree to play intramural sports with me, pretty please?  This varies by sport, of course, but generally I will sprint around annoying people while the rest of you will do the cerebral stuff like running the offense.  Deal?


EDIT: So it looks like bosco and boulevardier are in.   :)
 

What I want is to attend Chicago, but in NYC, but an NYC with Houston's cheap and available parking, low rents, and big box shopping, and the NYU LRAP if I happen to catch a case of PI altruism.

Actually, I'll decide for sure after my visit next week.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 12:26:59 PM
jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

(and stop quoting on the top, people!  damn!)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on May 31, 2007, 12:28:06 PM
Sorry... :-[
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 12:34:24 PM
Sorry... :-[

Why must the blushy face be so sad?   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 31, 2007, 12:36:40 PM
BS No one catches a case of the PI altruism (except the good souls that do).

Well, Chicago has the aspect of Houston you're looking for.  You are not going to find parking in NYC or you won't be able to afford it.  Chicago's rent is damn cheap (at least from a NYer's perspective) and Chicago is a fun, chill, vibrant city (albeit it's not NYC), but Chicago is a happy medium of the things you want.

And by way, almost NO ONE lives in the area where NYU is located.  Too damn expensive.   You'll probably be commuting from Brooklyn.  Lots of people love Brooklyn, but it's not ManhattanOh, and the trains from Brooklyn into Manhattan sucks.  There's plenty of trains, it's just that you might have to waitfor a copule of trains to pass by before you can actually jam yourself into one of them during certain hours...

Anyway, based on my biased opinion, Chicago is where you should go...

Make your damn decision! ARe you coming or not???

You know you want to. 

Crap, just when I decided against getting an apartment at Regents,  I think you just talked me back into it...

My friends are going to kill me for my indecisiveness, especially after a 2hr talk last night convincing me out of it..

Don't do it!  High-rise buildings kill the soul!

Also, your doorman can only protect you from poor people for so long.  They're coming for you, Regents.

And neither a walk through your heated parking garage nor a vigorous swim in your 20-yard pool will suffice to keep you warm when the frigid winter of soul death sets in.

I kid.


Hey, if I come to Chicago will you folks agree to play intramural sports with me, pretty please?  This varies by sport, of course, but generally I will sprint around annoying people while the rest of you will do the cerebral stuff like running the offense.  Deal?


EDIT: So it looks like bosco and boulevardier are in.   :)
 

What I want is to attend Chicago, but in NYC, but an NYC with Houston's cheap and available parking, low rents, and big box shopping, and the NYU LRAP if I happen to catch a case of PI altruism.

Actually, I'll decide for sure after my visit next week.

For the bolded:

Bk ppl have WAY more pride in their borugh than Manhattan ppl.  BK all day everyday baby!

And as for the trains--I travel during rush hour--I ALWAYS get onto a train I want, no matter how crowded it is (unless I'm not in a rush, which is usually the case, then I just wait).  It's all about knowing where the train doors open and/or being gangsta enough to get on the train. :D

But I agree about the NYU housing situation, which is part of the reason CLS got my app fee instead of NYU.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 12:59:14 PM
(only funny because MAN I was rocking the geeky back then...oh, who am I kidding, I still am)

I disagree ;D (That might be the first nice thing I've ever said to you)...but speaking of geeky, I'm off to play tennis for the first time in a long time...I actually played tennis for the first time in 9th grade, then played all four years on the school team...just so you don't think I'm a complete nerd, I also played on the soccer and basketball teams.  There hasn't been a random UChicago factoid of the day, so I thought we could use some random bosco factoids.

I can't believe I let this slide past me without some gratuitous kissy faces!

 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 31, 2007, 03:14:49 PM
BS No one catches a case of the PI altruism (except the good souls that do).

Well, Chicago has the aspect of Houston you're looking for.  You are not going to find parking in NYC or you won't be able to afford it.  Chicago's rent is damn cheap (at least from a NYer's perspective) and Chicago is a fun, chill, vibrant city (albeit it's not NYC), but Chicago is a happy medium of the things you want.

And by way, almost NO ONE lives in the area where NYU is located.  Too damn expensive.   You'll probably be commuting from Brooklyn.  Lots of people love Brooklyn, but it's not Manhattan.  Oh, and the trains from Brooklyn into Manhattan sucks.  There's plenty of trains, it's just that you might have to waitfor a copule of trains to pass by before you can actually jam yourself into one of them during certain hours...

Anyway, based on my biased opinion, Chicago is where you should go...

Yeah, NYU's on-campus housing is basically a human-rights violation (http://www.law.nyu.edu/depts/housing/pictures/dagostino/kitchen2.gif).  If I go there I'll definitely live in Brooklyn, where housing costs only slightly more than in Chicago.  I'm actually kind of disappointed by how expensive housing is in Chicago.  Then again, my last apartment near downtown Houston was a $400/month 800 sq. foot 1-bedroom w/ an office and all the parking you could ever want, so I'm disappointed by housing costs in pretty much every other big city.  *le sigh* 

jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

I'm visiting early next week, maybe on Monday but more likely on Tuesday.  Will you still be around then?


And I have to ask: Why is Chicago's USNWR score so low?  When I compare NYU's and Chicago's numbers it seems like a wash to me, yet NYU's score (87) is further above Chicago's (80) than Chicago's is above Cornell (74).  What am I missing here?  I don't really care a whit since Chicago's faculty, program and reputation are clearly stellar, but there's already enough unwarranted negativity directed towards UC with the whole "where fun goes to die" thing w/o these random scores.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 06:14:12 PM
jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

I'm visiting early next week, maybe on Monday but more likely on Tuesday.  Will you still be around then?

Just Monday - my flight departs at 9:30 or so.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 31, 2007, 06:36:58 PM
Random UChicago factoid of the day:

There are a limited number of UChicago factoids out there on the internets.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: thatgirlanon on May 31, 2007, 06:38:24 PM
So, I'm a bit late with this, but Chicago extended an offer to Brian Leiter?  I'm going off of his blog.  Any insights on whether he'll take it or not?  Also, I'm interested to know who the other two senior faculty are that received offers.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on May 31, 2007, 07:03:19 PM
Here's the list of people who were "visiting" during the last academic year:

Nicole Garnett (Notre Dame)
Richard Garnett (Notre Dame)
Hideki Kanda (Tokyo)
Orin Kerr (George Washington)
Eugene Kontorovich (George Mason)
Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern)
Brian Leiter (Texas)
Jens Ludwig (Georgetown, Public Policy)
Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv)
Jonathan Wiener (Duke)

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2006/08/visiting_profes.html
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 31, 2007, 07:15:05 PM
Here's the list of people who were "visiting" during the last academic year:

Nicole Garnett (Notre Dame)
Richard Garnett (Notre Dame)
Hideki Kanda (Tokyo)
Orin Kerr (George Washington)
Eugene Kontorovich (George Mason)
Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern)
Brian Leiter (Texas)
Jens Ludwig (Georgetown, Public Policy)
Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv)
Jonathan Wiener (Duke)

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2006/08/visiting_profes.html

Kontorovich did not get an offer, so he's going to Northwestern. I don't think Kerr or the Garnetts would have been considered when Leiter wrote that post. That narrows it down somewhat.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 31, 2007, 07:15:26 PM
So, I'm a bit late with this, but Chicago extended an offer to Brian Leiter?  I'm going off of his blog.  Any insights on whether he'll take it or not?  Also, I'm interested to know who the other two senior faculty are that received offers.

In any event, none of them will be here next year. It won't be until the year after. The only two new people slated to start next year are McAdams and Fennel. Both of those were announced last year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 31, 2007, 07:16:16 PM
Also, on the topic of the Regents, I recommend living there. Get a two bedroom with a roommate. It is the right choice for 1L year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: thatgirlanon on May 31, 2007, 07:51:57 PM
Thanks for the quick response.  I'm jazzed to be able to take classes with some top legal thinkers.  I've just purchased Posner's bio on Cardozo and am considering reading Sunstein's popular book on conservatism in the courts.  I believe you recommended the latter earlier, MTG.  Any other "just for fun" books that you suggest?  If you've already responded elsewhere, again, sorry for being late with my inquiries.  I'm not often on the board.

So, I'm a bit late with this, but Chicago extended an offer to Brian Leiter?  I'm going off of his blog.  Any insights on whether he'll take it or not?  Also, I'm interested to know who the other two senior faculty are that received offers.

In any event, none of them will be here next year. It won't be until the year after. The only two new people slated to start next year are McAdams and Fennel. Both of those were announced last year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on May 31, 2007, 07:53:33 PM
Thanks for the quick response.  I'm jazzed to be able to take classes with some of the top legal thinkers in the world.  I've just purchased Posner's bio on Cardozo and am considering reading Sunstein's popular book on conservatism in the courts.  I believe you recommended the latter earlier, MTG.  Any other "just for fun" books that you suggest?  If you've already responded elsewhere, again, sorry for being late with my inquiries.  I'm not often on the board.

So, I'm a bit late with this, but Chicago extended an offer to Brian Leiter?  I'm going off of his blog.  Any insights on whether he'll take it or not?  Also, I'm interested to know who the other two senior faculty are that received offers.

In any event, none of them will be here next year. It won't be until the year after. The only two new people slated to start next year are McAdams and Fennel. Both of those were announced last year.

Geoff Stone's "Perilous Times" is excellent.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on May 31, 2007, 08:35:09 PM
jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

I'm visiting early next week, maybe on Monday but more likely on Tuesday.  Will you still be around then?

Just Monday - my flight departs at 9:30 or so.

 :'(

Well, good luck snagging your apartment.  Let me know if you're looking for insolvent reliable roommates.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on May 31, 2007, 09:13:50 PM
jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

I'm visiting early next week, maybe on Monday but more likely on Tuesday.  Will you still be around then?

Just Monday - my flight departs at 9:30 or so.

 :'(

Well, good luck snagging your apartment.  Let me know if you're looking for insolvent reliable roommates.

I first read this on my blackberry (which doesn't show the strikeout), and was mighty, mighty confused!   :D
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: thatgirlanon on May 31, 2007, 09:22:31 PM
Thanks.  I'll definitely be check that out.

Thanks for the quick response.  I'm jazzed to be able to take classes with some of the top legal thinkers in the world.  I've just purchased Posner's bio on Cardozo and am considering reading Sunstein's popular book on conservatism in the courts.  I believe you recommended the latter earlier, MTG.  Any other "just for fun" books that you suggest?  If you've already responded elsewhere, again, sorry for being late with my inquiries.  I'm not often on the board.

So, I'm a bit late with this, but Chicago extended an offer to Brian Leiter?  I'm going off of his blog.  Any insights on whether he'll take it or not?  Also, I'm interested to know who the other two senior faculty are that received offers.

In any event, none of them will be here next year. It won't be until the year after. The only two new people slated to start next year are McAdams and Fennel. Both of those were announced last year.

Geoff Stone's "Perilous Times" is excellent.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on June 01, 2007, 10:04:37 AM
Okay, Chicago -- I need a reasonably priced one bedroom apartment (to me that's $900 or less) that's cat-friendly.  Where's the best place to start looking outside of craigslist?  I've never done a cross-country move that didn't involve a dorm, so I'm at a bit of a loss.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 01, 2007, 10:15:17 AM
Okay, Chicago -- I need a reasonably priced one bedroom apartment (to me that's $900 or less) that's cat-friendly.  Where's the best place to start looking outside of craigslist?  I've never done a cross-country move that didn't involve a dorm, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

Graduate student apartments may fit that criteria:

http://reo.uchicago.edu/pricing.shtml

Furnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $725 - $995
Unfurnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $710 -$1,060
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on June 01, 2007, 10:27:05 AM
Okay, Chicago -- I need a reasonably priced one bedroom apartment (to me that's $900 or less) that's cat-friendly.  Where's the best place to start looking outside of craigslist?  I've never done a cross-country move that didn't involve a dorm, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

Graduate student apartments may fit that criteria:

http://reo.uchicago.edu/pricing.shtml

Furnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $725 - $995
Unfurnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $710 -$1,060

Only students can live in grad housing.  I'll compromise on the boyfriend, but the cat has to come :P
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 01, 2007, 10:32:26 AM
Okay, Chicago -- I need a reasonably priced one bedroom apartment (to me that's $900 or less) that's cat-friendly.  Where's the best place to start looking outside of craigslist?  I've never done a cross-country move that didn't involve a dorm, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

Graduate student apartments may fit that criteria:

http://reo.uchicago.edu/pricing.shtml

Furnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $725 - $995
Unfurnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $710 -$1,060

Only students can live in grad housing.  I'll compromise on the boyfriend, but the cat has to come :P

I think that rule only means that the person taking the lease must be a student, you can have additional people living there with you as long as you are a student. I may be wrong about this, but I met several married people at ASW who live in those apartments with spouses who are not students.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on June 01, 2007, 10:44:54 AM
Okay, Chicago -- I need a reasonably priced one bedroom apartment (to me that's $900 or less) that's cat-friendly.  Where's the best place to start looking outside of craigslist?  I've never done a cross-country move that didn't involve a dorm, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

Graduate student apartments may fit that criteria:

http://reo.uchicago.edu/pricing.shtml

Furnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $725 - $995
Unfurnished 1-bedroom apartment, single or family occupancy:    $710 -$1,060

Only students can live in grad housing.  I'll compromise on the boyfriend, but the cat has to come :P

I think that rule only means that the person taking the lease must be a student, you can have additional people living there with you as long as you are a student. I may be wrong about this, but I met several married people at ASW who live in those apartments with spouses who are not students.

You can bring a spouse and/or kids, but not a non-spouse (this is how all universities run grad housing).  And for a variety of reasons I am not getting married now, so my for-all-intents-and-purposes "spouse" is not my legal spouse.  So no uni housing for us.  (Plus, you know, Fitz the cat needs to be welcome, too.)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 01, 2007, 10:49:38 AM
You could become 'registered domestic partners'... whatever that implies. :)

Also, the following buildings allow pets:

1 - 6051-57 S. Drexel Ave. (906-14 E. 61st St.)
2 - 6054-56 S. Ingleside Ave. (920-28 E. 61st St.)
3 - 6044-52 S. Ingleside Ave.
14 - 5428-32 S. Kimbark Ave.
15 - 5233 S. Greenwood Ave. (1100-10 E. 53rd St.)
16 - 5410-18 S. Ridgewood Court
20 - 5125 S. Kenwood Ave.
21 - 5110 S. Kenwood Ave.
22 - 1310-16 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (1311-17 Madison Park)
23 - 1318-24 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (1318-25 Madison Park)
24 - 1334-40 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (1335-41 Madison Park)
26 - 1401 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
29 - 5301-23 S. Kimbark Ave.

http://reo.uchicago.edu/intranet/operations_manual/petpolicynp.pdf

But I'm sure there are other options available in an area like HP.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on June 01, 2007, 10:52:14 AM
regents allows pets on a cpl floors in the south tower (i think law students are in the north tower...or vice versa)

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on June 01, 2007, 11:17:03 AM
I think it involves one of us lying about our respective gender :)  I'm quite surpised that they allow dogs and cats in some grad student housing. I think the unmarried human disqualifies me anyway, but I'll call and double-check.  (The boy has a parakeet, too, but that's never been an issue.  Should concievably only come up if the walls are really really thin.)

You could become 'registered domestic partners'... whatever that implies. :)

Also, the following buildings allow pets:

1 - 6051-57 S. Drexel Ave. (906-14 E. 61st St.)
2 - 6054-56 S. Ingleside Ave. (920-28 E. 61st St.)
3 - 6044-52 S. Ingleside Ave.
14 - 5428-32 S. Kimbark Ave.
15 - 5233 S. Greenwood Ave. (1100-10 E. 53rd St.)
16 - 5410-18 S. Ridgewood Court
20 - 5125 S. Kenwood Ave.
21 - 5110 S. Kenwood Ave.
22 - 1310-16 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (1311-17 Madison Park)
23 - 1318-24 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (1318-25 Madison Park)
24 - 1334-40 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (1335-41 Madison Park)
26 - 1401 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
29 - 5301-23 S. Kimbark Ave.

http://reo.uchicago.edu/intranet/operations_manual/petpolicynp.pdf

But I'm sure there are other options available in an area like HP.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 01, 2007, 12:30:35 PM
Why does Chicago hate me?  This will be the third time I've visited and the third time the weather has SUCKED.

the forecast:

(http://www.google.com/images/weather/thunderstorm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 01, 2007, 12:37:35 PM
Random UChicago factoid of the day:

The first Law School musical was in 1984 and featured original songs. Here is one of them:

"Carmen Miranda Rites"

(at least partially to the tune of the "Chiquita Banana" song)

I am Carmen Miranda and I'm here to say
We have some special rights here in the USA
So Mister Policeman be good boy
Always read the Miranda Rights.

It is at this kind of guy we like to throw the book
You do not read these rights and then you free this crook
So Mister Policeman be good boy
Always read the Miranda Rights.

But Carmen Do you not ever think?
But Carmen Someone make me a drink.

You do not read the rights and let this jerk go free
And this is what Americans call liberty
So Mister Policeman be good boy
Always read the Miranda Rights.

In a weekend in Havana or down Argentine Way
We do not have these rights if you're a drook, you pay
So Mister Policeman be good boy
Always read the Miranda Rights.

But Carmen how can you be so dumb
But Carmen make a Coca-Cola and Rum

(spoken)
You know this is not the way I want the rights to be no, no, no. I give Chief Justice different proposal! But Chief Justice Warren, he say he no like my proposal. My proposal go something like this:
You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent you can be forced to dance the merengue with Chita Rivera for three hours.
Ay ay ay. That Chief Justice Warren, he a fathead, no?

(spoken)
You know, down in Brazil, Where the bananas grow, we have a law very much like these rights. This law goes something list this: You have the right to retain legal counsel. If you cannot afford legal counsel, then tough luck, sucker!

But Carmen you are such a ding dong
But Carmen no, I finish this song!

I am Carmen Miranda and I'm here to say
We have some special rights here in the USA
So Mister Policeman be good boy
Always read the Miranda Rights.
Always read the Miranda Rights!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 01, 2007, 12:38:38 PM
Why does Chicago hate me?  This will be the third time I've visited and the third time the weather has SUCKED.

the forecast:

(http://www.google.com/images/weather/thunderstorm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif)

Why should Chicago be any different than everyone else?

My mommy loves me.  At least that's what she said when she locked me in the attic for my own good...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 01, 2007, 12:52:17 PM
jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

I'm visiting early next week, maybe on Monday but more likely on Tuesday.  Will you still be around then?

Just Monday - my flight departs at 9:30 or so.

 :'(

Well, good luck snagging your apartment.  Let me know if you're looking for insolvent reliable roommates.

I first read this on my blackberry (which doesn't show the strikeout), and was mighty, mighty confused!   :D

Haha, why can't I be both: financially insolvent but emotionally reliable?  Far preferable, I think, to some goody-goody Johnny Rentcheck who doesn't know how to talk you through the difficult times. 


regents allows pets on a cpl floors in the south tower (i think law students are in the north tower...or vice versa)

Here's the full Regents pet policy from their website: "Cats that have been declawed and spayed/neutered are allowed with a $200.00 non-refundable fee. See your leasing agent for more details."  Should I take them at their word that dogs are not allowed, or is this stated policy a sort of scare tactic that allows exceptions?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 01, 2007, 12:53:13 PM
Why does Chicago hate me?  This will be the third time I've visited and the third time the weather has SUCKED.

the forecast:

(http://www.google.com/images/weather/thunderstorm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif)

Why should Chicago be any different than everyone else?

Do you two know each other IRL?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 01, 2007, 12:56:20 PM
Why does Chicago hate me?  This will be the third time I've visited and the third time the weather has SUCKED.

the forecast:

(http://www.google.com/images/weather/thunderstorm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif) (http://www.google.com/images/weather/chance_of_storm.gif)

Why should Chicago be any different than everyone else?

Do you two know each other IRL?

I drooled on her at ASW, she didn't notice I was alive, I've been pining for her ever since.

That's my recollection, too.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 01, 2007, 12:59:04 PM
jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

I'm visiting early next week, maybe on Monday but more likely on Tuesday.  Will you still be around then?

Just Monday - my flight departs at 9:30 or so.

 :'(

Well, good luck snagging your apartment.  Let me know if you're looking for insolvent reliable roommates.

I first read this on my blackberry (which doesn't show the strikeout), and was mighty, mighty confused!   :D

Haha, why can't I be both: financially insolvent but emotionally reliable?  Far preferable, I think, to some goody-goody Johnny Rentcheck who doesn't know how to talk you through the difficult times. 

There are a lot of difficult times...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 01, 2007, 01:02:50 PM
jimfoolery, are you going to visit Chicago?  When?  I'll be there all Monday if you're around.

I'm visiting early next week, maybe on Monday but more likely on Tuesday.  Will you still be around then?

Just Monday - my flight departs at 9:30 or so.

 :'(

Well, good luck snagging your apartment.  Let me know if you're looking for insolvent reliable roommates.

I first read this on my blackberry (which doesn't show the strikeout), and was mighty, mighty confused!   :D

Haha, why can't I be both: financially insolvent but emotionally reliable?  Far preferable, I think, to some goody-goody Johnny Rentcheck who doesn't know how to talk you through the difficult times. 

There are a lot of difficult times...

*pats couch cushion*

Come here and tell jimfoolery all about it.  Foot massage?

*defaults on rent*
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 01, 2007, 01:04:20 PM
Do you two know each other IRL?

I drooled on her at ASW, she didn't notice I was alive, I've been pining for her ever since.

That's my recollection, too.

The drool actually got on you?  Sorry about that...but that makes it even more magical.

Well, you were incessantly hovering over my shoulder.

*pats couch cushion*

Come here and tell jimfoolery all about it.  Foot massage?

*defaults on rent*

How good of a foot massage are we talking about?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 01, 2007, 01:07:32 PM
*pats couch cushion*

Come here and tell jimfoolery all about it.  Foot massage?

*defaults on rent*

How good of a foot massage are we talking about?

Umm, subpar but heartfelt?

<== cannot tell a lie
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on June 01, 2007, 01:14:25 PM
on pets and regents....

i investigated this a few months ago.,..there are a couple of floors where cats and dogs are allowed.... the only issue is taking them in the elevators i think, and getting one of the apts because there are so few.  and the law school discount does not apply...

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 01, 2007, 01:16:56 PM
on pets and regents....

i investigated this a few months ago.,..there are a couple of floors where cats and dogs are allowed.... the only issue is taking them in the elevators i think, and getting one of the apts because there are so few.  and the law school discount does not apply...

Bah!  And double bah! 

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on June 01, 2007, 01:34:18 PM
Here's the full Regents pet policy from their website: "Cats that have been declawed and spayed/neutered are allowed with a $200.00 non-refundable fee. See your leasing agent for more details."  Should I take them at their word that dogs are not allowed, or is this stated policy a sort of scare tactic that allows exceptions?

ugh.  So they basically don't allow cats.  It's hard to even find a vet willing to declaw anymore.  I just clip Fitz's or glue those little plastic caps on them if I feel like giving him a purple manicure.  (And besides, cats scratch furniture, not walls.)

I take it Regents is a privately owned high rise where a lot of law students live?  I figure I'll just show up and wing it.  It may behoove me to have a living situation that draws more of a distinction between 'work' and home.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on June 01, 2007, 01:51:04 PM
Michelle, does this mean you decided on Chicago?

I haven't let admissions know yet (my deadline is next Friday) but yeah.  It may be stupid, but trying to decide was causing *way* more stress for me than it ought to have, so rather than losing any more sleep over a relatively equivalent choice I'm just going to go with it.  Chicago can take me where I want to go career-wise, so I decided to just stop angsting over debt.  It'll work out.  Plus y'all seem like nice people with a touch of sarcasm :)

Does the class of '10 have a Facebook group?  I just signed up for facebook a couple days ago (still no myspace; I doggedly refuse) and I don't know how this networking thing works.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: michelle d on June 01, 2007, 01:57:06 PM
Michelle, does this mean you decided on Chicago?

I haven't let admissions know yet (my deadline is next Friday) but yeah.  It may be stupid, but trying to decide was causing *way* more stress for me than it ought to have, so rather than losing any more sleep over a relatively equivalent choice I'm just going to go with it.  Chicago can take me where I want to go career-wise, so I decided to just stop angsting over debt.  It'll work out.  Plus y'all seem like nice people with a touch of sarcasm :)

Does the class of '10 have a Facebook group?  I just signed up for facebook a couple days ago (still no myspace; I doggedly refuse) and I don't know how this networking thing works.

If you are sure you want to go make sure you send your picture in today. You don't want to be a gargoyle in next year's glass menagerie.

Is today the deadline??  I won't be home until after the office is closed because I'm on west coast time.  Damn.  I think the only pictures I can get to from work on my photobucket are not particularly... academic-looking.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 01, 2007, 02:01:30 PM
Does the class of '10 have a Facebook group?  I just signed up for facebook a couple days ago (still no myspace; I doggedly refuse) and I don't know how this networking thing works.

Yup, there's a facebook group. Not sure if this link will work, but:

http://uchicago.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2227371553

You may have to replace the "uchicago" part of that URL with whatever network you're in.

Is today the deadline??  I won't be home until after the office is closed because I'm on west coast time.  Damn.  I think the only pictures I can get to from work on my photobucket are not particularly... academic-looking.

I'm betting that the "deadline" is loose enough that if you sent it in tonight there would be no issues.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 02, 2007, 10:32:19 AM
I think I'm gonna go buy a new bed tomorrow...it seems like a queen bed wouldn't be too big for a 1BR in regents, right?

No, but it might seem too big all the nights you spend huddled cold and lonely.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 03, 2007, 12:38:50 PM
Right now I'm in Hyde Park at the 57th St ArtFest eating grilled corn on the cob and drinking lemonade. Good times!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 03, 2007, 01:04:41 PM
So does anybody have any thoughts on this admittedly annoying question I asked earlier?

And I have to ask: Why is Chicago's USNWR score so low?  When I compare NYU's and Chicago's numbers it seems like a wash to me, yet NYU's score (87) is further above Chicago's (80) than Chicago's is above Cornell (74).  What am I missing here?  I don't really care a whit since Chicago's faculty, program and reputation are clearly stellar, but there's already enough unwarranted negativity directed towards UC with the whole "where fun goes to die" thing w/o these random scores.

Again, I'm not wondering if the rankings are a good measure of educational quality, but how USNWR's methodology (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/about/08law_meth_brief.php) even leads to Chicago's low score.  Based on the numbers shown on the premium site (http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/Jimfoolery/USNWRscreenshot.jpg), NYU and UC should be almost a wash.  I can see UC being hurt a bit by Illinois' higher bar passage rate, since USNWR uses the ratio of a school's passage rate to the overall passage rate in its jurisdiction, but that doesn't account for the big difference in the schools' scores.  I can only surmise, then, that UC takes a real beating in the two numbers not revealed on the rankings site: expenditures per student and library resources.  Does this sound about right?  For the former, I'm sure the fact that UC doesn't give more than 1/2-tuition scholarships hurts them, and hopefully it's the only financial metric in which they really lag behind NYU and Penn.  For the latter, I guess nothing can be done until USN recognizes the existence of the internet. 

Please, somebody just reassure me that UChicago isn't going broke.   :P



Right now I'm in Hyde Park at the 57th St ArtFest eating grilled corn on the cob and drinking lemonade. Good times!

Sounds like fun.  Have a great visit.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: velasquez on June 03, 2007, 01:10:43 PM

Hey,

Does anybody have any knowledge of the Chicago LRAP program? I would appreciate hearing from any Chicago students. I heard from somebody that they will bump the 5k a year up to 10k a year for some people who ask before committing.

I am accepted there and I would be grateful for any advice. Thanks!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 03, 2007, 01:31:01 PM
So does anybody have any thoughts on this admittedly annoying question I asked earlier?

And I have to ask: Why is Chicago's USNWR score so low?  When I compare NYU's and Chicago's numbers it seems like a wash to me, yet NYU's score (87) is further above Chicago's (80) than Chicago's is above Cornell (74).  What am I missing here?  I don't really care a whit since Chicago's faculty, program and reputation are clearly stellar, but there's already enough unwarranted negativity directed towards UC with the whole "where fun goes to die" thing w/o these random scores.

Again, I'm not wondering if the rankings are a good measure of educational quality, but how USNWR's methodology (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/about/08law_meth_brief.php) even leads to Chicago's low score.  Based on the numbers shown on the premium site (http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/Jimfoolery/USNWRscreenshot.jpg), NYU and UC should be almost a wash.  I can see UC being hurt a bit by Illinois' higher bar passage rate, since USNWR uses the ratio of a school's passage rate to the overall passage rate in its jurisdiction, but that doesn't account for the big difference in the schools' scores.  I can only surmise, then, that UC takes a real beating in the two numbers not revealed on the rankings site: expenditures per student and library resources.  Does this sound about right?  For the former, I'm sure the fact that UC doesn't give more than 1/2-tuition scholarships hurts them, and hopefully it's the only financial metric in which they really lag behind NYU and Penn.  For the latter, I guess nothing can be done until USN recognizes the existence of the internet. 

Please, somebody just reassure me that UChicago isn't going broke.   :P



Right now I'm in Hyde Park at the 57th St ArtFest eating grilled corn on the cob and drinking lemonade. Good times!

Sounds like fun.  Have a great visit.

Sorry, didn't see that question earlier.

I remember reading a couple explanations for the discrepancy, all hinging on subtle "massaging" of financial expenditure figures on the part of schools. I can't speak to the specifics of Chicago, NYU, and Penn, but there are ALOT of ways you can manipulate expenditure data. MTG can probably expand on this, because I think he was the one who I first read writing about it.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 03, 2007, 03:23:55 PM
So does anybody have any thoughts on this admittedly annoying question I asked earlier?

And I have to ask: Why is Chicago's USNWR score so low?  When I compare NYU's and Chicago's numbers it seems like a wash to me, yet NYU's score (87) is further above Chicago's (80) than Chicago's is above Cornell (74).  What am I missing here?  I don't really care a whit since Chicago's faculty, program and reputation are clearly stellar, but there's already enough unwarranted negativity directed towards UC with the whole "where fun goes to die" thing w/o these random scores.

Again, I'm not wondering if the rankings are a good measure of educational quality, but how USNWR's methodology (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/about/08law_meth_brief.php) even leads to Chicago's low score.  Based on the numbers shown on the premium site (http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/Jimfoolery/USNWRscreenshot.jpg), NYU and UC should be almost a wash.  I can see UC being hurt a bit by Illinois' higher bar passage rate, since USNWR uses the ratio of a school's passage rate to the overall passage rate in its jurisdiction, but that doesn't account for the big difference in the schools' scores.  I can only surmise, then, that UC takes a real beating in the two numbers not revealed on the rankings site: expenditures per student and library resources.  Does this sound about right?  For the former, I'm sure the fact that UC doesn't give more than 1/2-tuition scholarships hurts them, and hopefully it's the only financial metric in which they really lag behind NYU and Penn.  For the latter, I guess nothing can be done until USN recognizes the existence of the internet. 

Please, somebody just reassure me that UChicago isn't going broke.   :P



Right now I'm in Hyde Park at the 57th St ArtFest eating grilled corn on the cob and drinking lemonade. Good times!

Sounds like fun.  Have a great visit.

Sorry, didn't see that question earlier.

I remember reading a couple explanations for the discrepancy, all hinging on subtle "massaging" of financial expenditure figures on the part of schools. I can't speak to the specifics of Chicago, NYU, and Penn, but there are ALOT of ways you can manipulate expenditure data. MTG can probably expand on this, because I think he was the one who I first read writing about it.

If you want to read a full paper, this one does an awesome job of explaining all the absurdness of the USNEWS rankings:

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=937017

The Cliff's Notes version is that of the criteria USNEWS uses, 12.5% comes from "expenditures." Prior to the inclusion of this factor, Chicago was ranked ahead of Columbia and NYU; after they added that factor, Chicago dropped to #6 where it has been ever since.

The expenditure data is almost completely opaque. The exact numbers they are using aren't published and are probably very susceptible to gaming. For example, if the law school makes an expense that the main university reimburses it for, it counts in the data; if the university just spends the money directly, it doesn't.

Also interesting (though less controversial) is the fact that USNEWS doesn't use the LSAT score in its rankings; it uses the LSAT percentile. So upping an LSAT median from, e.g., 172 to 174 has virtually no effect on ranking since both are 99%. GPA is actually a lot more important.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 03, 2007, 03:54:48 PM

Hey,

Does anybody have any knowledge of the Chicago LRAP program? I would appreciate hearing from any Chicago students. I heard from somebody that they will bump the 5k a year up to 10k a year for some people who ask before committing.

I am accepted there and I would be grateful for any advice. Thanks!

If you want the extra money, make sure to ask for it. I've heard of a lot of people being successful with this.

Beyond that, make sure you sit down and actually do a lot of research on LRAP programs and PI careers. You really need to know what kind of work you are interested in doing and how much it pays. You also need to figure out what your marriage situation is likely to be (most LRAPs count your spouse's salary into the calculations).

Chicago's program isn't as theoretically generous as some programs which can go up to fully forgiving your tuition. But you have to look at your salary and the terms of the programs to see whether you would ever actually qualify for that full forgiveness. There are also another set of programs, for example UVa's, that operates with a "you pay x% of your salary over $y to loans; we pay the balance." For those programs, you need to figure out not only what your salary is, but also what your likely loan payments are going to be. You'll find that in many cases, you'll get more money from the Chicago program at some salary/loan levels, but more money from other programs at different salary/loan levels.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 03, 2007, 04:20:41 PM
If you want to read a full paper, this one does an awesome job of explaining all the absurdness of the USNEWS rankings:

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=937017

The Cliff's Notes version is that of the criteria USNEWS uses, 12.5% comes from "expenditures." Prior to the inclusion of this factor, Chicago was ranked ahead of Columbia and NYU; after they added that factor, Chicago dropped to #6 where it has been ever since.

The expenditure data is almost completely opaque. The exact numbers they are using aren't published and are probably very susceptible to gaming. For example, if the law school makes an expense that the main university reimburses it for, it counts in the data; if the university just spends the money directly, it doesn't.

Also interesting (though less controversial) is the fact that USNEWS doesn't use the LSAT score in its rankings; it uses the LSAT percentile. So upping an LSAT median from, e.g., 172 to 174 has virtually no effect on ranking since both are 99%. GPA is actually a lot more important.

Wow, thanks for the link.  So basically, the US News rankings are about as well-designed and exacting as an introductory statistics project done by 10th graders.  The night before it's due.  How absurd.  I'd love for Chicago to be the first LS to refuse on principle to submit its data.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 03, 2007, 07:47:10 PM
MTG, cable is included in the Regents price right?  Also, do we have to use a cable box or just plug the cable right into the wall?  Thanks!

Yes. And cable right into the wall. If you want to upgrade to nicer digital cable/TiVo/HD/whatever, I believe you can do so for the marginal cost above the basic cable (rather than having to pay the entire rate).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 03, 2007, 07:50:28 PM
What about internet? I suppose its too much to hope for wireless. :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 03, 2007, 08:15:23 PM
What about internet? I suppose its too much to hope for wireless. :)

You get a free DSL line. If you want wireless, you'll have to buy a wireless router.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on June 03, 2007, 08:17:41 PM
Hey guys.  Hope you're having a nice night.  There's a hail storm in Austin right now... :-\
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 03, 2007, 08:33:54 PM
Thanks MTG.  Another question if you don't mind...I know you're staying in Regents for your third straight year, and my ASW host is staying there for his second year...how common is that?  Do a lot of people continue to live there after the first year?

Not very. I think about half my class was in Regents 1L year; 2L year it was like maybe 20% or so, and I think it will drop a bit more next year (maybe 15%?)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 04, 2007, 05:05:40 PM
Hello Chicago friends. I am doing my civic duty to find all the places to drink, so I am at Bar Louis. You'll thank me come 1L year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 04, 2007, 05:30:33 PM
Hello Chicago friends. I am doing my civic duty to find all the places to drink, so I am at Bar Louis. You'll thank me come 1L year.

The on-campus pub is the best place in Hyde Park.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 04, 2007, 07:57:13 PM
Has anyone applied for university owned apartments? Anything I should know about them? The complete lack of people talking about them, and the almost complete enthusiasm for Regents make me suspicious. MTG, care to weigh in?

University apartments are fine, but spartan. If you just want a simple place to live, they will do the job. I know several people who have lived in them 1 & 2L year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 04, 2007, 08:08:20 PM
Are they reasonably close? I've looked at the map, and they're disperse, but it's hard to tell how far something is until you have to hoof it every day with a laptop and books strapped to your back.

They are reasonably close. The problem is that almost every distance over a short walk becomes tough to do on especially cold days.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 04, 2007, 08:27:37 PM
Hey MTG...what gym do most law students use?

Last year people used Regents a lot because it was included with the room. This year, Ratner seemed more popular.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 04, 2007, 08:38:17 PM
Hey MTG...what gym do most law students use?

Last year people used Regents a lot because it was included with the room. This year, Ratner seemed more popular.

Thanks...I'm assuming we don't have to pay anything extra for Ratner?

Nope, it is free. If you have a car, there is also free parking across the street after 4:00.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 04, 2007, 08:56:43 PM
MTG, your friends fed me too many cocktails and now I'm sitting a wee bit sloshed at Midway because my plane is late. I heart you friends, but the horror.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 04, 2007, 09:01:11 PM
MTG, your friends fed me too many cocktails and now I'm sitting a wee bit sloshed at Midway because my plane is late. I heart you friends, but the horror.

I heard that they had met you for lunch. Well played.

Too bad they won't be around next year :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 04, 2007, 09:17:25 PM
I know!  At least my host couple will be here next year to feed me and pat my shoulder when I cry.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 05, 2007, 11:45:48 AM
UChicago Factoid of the Day:

The official class of 2010 baby is very close to learning how to crawl. :)

In other news, still no computer yet. I'm upset with the delays from Lenovo and am thinking about cancelling my order and just going to buy one at Costco. If it breaks, I bring it back. Hmmmm.....
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 05, 2007, 11:55:01 AM
Sillyberry, I apologize for bringing up Harvard...I know you scolded us last time.

Well, at least it's a legitimate question.  A bad question, but a legitimate one.

So to recap my mini-trip, since I have nothing better to do, Saturday night we went to MayFest (http://www.mayfestchicago.com) up Lincoln Square, which was full of German beer and brats and cake and merriment.  Then Sunday I wandered Hyde Park where I stumbled upon the 57th Street Art Fair (http://www.57thstreetartfair.org), which is very cool.  Too much of the art cost more than the berry can afford, but it was nice to look.  And eat all the festival foods.  Then I went to the apartment, which is pretty great, but who knows if they'll pick me as their chosen tenant?  Off to the shopping areas of Chicago (I found out where all the good chain stores are in a close radius) and then to J. Alexanders (http://www.jalexanders.com) for dinner, which is a chain but a tasty one.

Yesterday I bought my mom a UChicago mug and me a pretty pewter keychain.  It was very exciting.  That was after the wine at Pizza Capri (http://www.pizzacapri.com) and before the cocktails at Bar Louie (http://www.barlouieamerica.com/hydepark.html).  I really like the on-campus pub (it was the scene of my first magical trip to Chicago), but Bar Louie had very tasty cocktails like the Strawberry Fizz and the Coco Cane mojito, and I appreciate that.  And the pretzels were yummy.

All in all, a great trip.  I really can't wait to get up there!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: thatgirlanon on June 05, 2007, 02:49:21 PM
Hey, has anyone received any new literature in the mail?  When and what should we expect next, if anyone knows?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 05, 2007, 05:32:57 PM
I got an email from Ann Perry yesterday, saying that the final deadline to decide is June 11.  I'm sure those of you who kept checking option 2 got the same email.  As much as you are all awesome and I'm excited for Chicago, I would still choose Harvard if I got in off the waitlist (but this seems highly unlikely anyway).  So what should I do?  Do I call up Harvard and tell them I need to know by Monday?  Do I just send back the response form saying that I am definitely going to Chicago, but then if I miraculously make it into Harvard, I go to Harvard?  Is that even allowed?  Any thoughts?

Sillyberry, I apologize for bringing up Harvard...I know you scolded us last time.

I don't have a good answer to this, but FWIW, my original 1L roommate got off the Stanford WL in July and went. I guess it is something you have to sort out for yourself.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 05, 2007, 08:31:21 PM
Good to see you're posting again MP. I haven't seen you on here in a while. Thanks MTG and the others who gave advice. MTG - did anything happen to the roommate who lied on the response form? I'm not gonna mess around with signing my name to a false statement, but I'm curious.

Not that I know of.

BTW, I have an update on Regents: They've been telling us for awhile that the free cable situation was temporary. Apparently ComCast (after two years) finally flipped the switch. My roommate got a letter yesterday saying that we'll only get basic cable for free in the fall (that's like 32 channels; not sure which ones). If you want the better cable packages you will, unfortunately, have to pay. Don't have any information on prices.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 05, 2007, 08:45:13 PM
Good to see you're posting again MP. I haven't seen you on here in a while. Thanks MTG and the others who gave advice. MTG - did anything happen to the roommate who lied on the response form? I'm not gonna mess around with signing my name to a false statement, but I'm curious.

Not that I know of.

BTW, I have an update on Regents: They've been telling us for awhile that the free cable situation was temporary. Apparently ComCast (after two years) finally flipped the switch. My roommate got a letter yesterday saying that we'll only get basic cable for free in the fall (that's like 32 channels; not sure which ones). If you want the better cable packages you will, unfortunately, have to pay. Don't have any information on prices.

You may have already talked about this, but what about the noise at Regents? I've heard that the construction noise is pretty bad. Will that still be going on when we get there? And if so, how bad is it?

It was bad at the end of last year during city-mandated renovations of the exterior. I didn't notice them doing anything this year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 05, 2007, 09:05:59 PM
I hate Comcast.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: leftprotected on June 05, 2007, 09:14:48 PM
Is anybody considering not living in Hyde Park?  I'm from Chicago and I'm not really excited about moving from my Lincoln Park apartment.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 05, 2007, 09:26:34 PM
I hate Comcast.

You can't teach me a goddamn thing cause I watch TV and Comcast cable, and you ain't able to stop these thoughts, you can't stop me from toppin these charts

Cuz I'm a CRIMINAL!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 05, 2007, 09:28:52 PM
Is anybody considering not living in Hyde Park?  I'm from Chicago and I'm not really excited about moving from my Lincoln Park apartment.

At ASW I met someone who was from Chicago and stayed on the north side for 1L (and after).  She said it was the right decision for her, although it did make scheduling her first year kind of difficult and she never quite got as into the UChicago "scene" as those living in Hyde Park did.  But, the latter didn't really bother her too much.

And please ignore bosco when he tells you to avoid me.   ::)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 05, 2007, 09:31:38 PM
Is anybody considering not living in Hyde Park?  I'm from Chicago and I'm not really excited about moving from my Lincoln Park apartment.

At ASW I met someone who was from Chicago and stayed on the north side for 1L (and after).  She said it was the right decision for her, although it did make scheduling her first year kind of difficult and she never quite got as into the UChicago "scene" as those living in Hyde Park did.  But, the latter didn't really bother her too much.

And please ignore bosco when he tells you to avoid me.   ::)

I think this is pretty credited. If you're planning on living anywhere other than Regents, you'll need to make an effort to stay involved in the social life; even moreso if you're up north. Up to you if you're willing to make those efforts.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on June 05, 2007, 11:09:30 PM
At 8 tomorrow morning, movers are coming to take my stuff!  Two weeks from today, I will be unpacking all of my possessions on the 16th floor of regents park.

Hopefully it will be in my room rather than the hallway, but that kind of depends on how the drive goes.

Come September, I hope to have an informed opinion of every hyde park eatery.  every one.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 05, 2007, 11:32:28 PM
LQC! Hello! It's been too long!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 06, 2007, 04:26:38 AM
Today is my last significant day of undergrad (and tomorrow is my last actual day)! Just gotta get past a major project proposal presentation and I'm done!

That being said, if you don't see me in Chicago in the fall, assume I snapped in the middle of the presentation and had to be carted off to the world of padded rooms.

I have a king bed now (I pushed 2 twin beds together), so I need to buy at least a queen-sized comforter, which I'll then use in Chicago. Any suggestions?  Here's what I'm looking at so far...

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_1/601-0787413-6844168?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000NCYW1S

Well, right off the bat: Donatello>Leonardo.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on June 06, 2007, 06:11:45 AM
LQC! Hello! It's been too long!

Hello SB!  It's been so long that I had to search old posts to remember my screenname so I could sign in!

I'm glad that Japan was great.  I've just been moving (I had to move to a temporary apartment for three weeks before moving to Chicago.  That means I am getting all of the pleasure and excitement of moving a two person apartment-- twice in one month!  What luck.

Right now my internet is inconsistent at best (but free!) because I'm using city of dallas wireless from a park across the street.  So I might not be back to pushing .18 posts per day until I'm settled in Chicago.  I know it's hard, but you all must keep writing without me.  I believe in all of you.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 06, 2007, 07:00:15 AM
32 channels of cable - that's a four-fold increase over what I have now. SWeet!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on June 06, 2007, 02:42:26 PM
Quote
I don't know if I agree with this...while Donatello does machines, which is no doubt an important asset, Leonardo leads.  That's a fact, Jack.

easy way to resolve this :) take the new facebook personality quiz to determine which tmnt is most like you!

www.brainfall.com

Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on June 06, 2007, 03:19:43 PM


Quote
I don't know if I agree with this...while Donatello does machines, which is no doubt an important asset, Leonardo leads.  That's a fact, Jack.

easy way to resolve this :) take the new facebook personality quiz to determine which tmnt is most like you!

www.brainfall.com



I'm Leonardo, Hagrid, a fine glass of wine, and MacGyver.  Those tests are so insightful!  I feel like I'm not gonna have anything else to say during "getting to know you" games in September.   
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on June 06, 2007, 03:59:37 PM
lol it told me i was half red wine and half juice box

and dumbledore
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 06, 2007, 04:11:08 PM
So my mom and I looked at furniture today. Not like we can buy any of it, since Montana's quite a ways from Chicago, which is sad because I'd love to take advantage of our lack of sales tax here  :-\  So what's everyone getting in the way of furniture? Bedroom set, dining table, couch, coffee table? (plus desk and chair?) MTG, how is living room space in Regents?  The floorplans make it seem as though I could fit a lot in - more than just a couch and TV console, I mean. 

Thats pretty much whats on my list as well. Plus a bookshelf and a couple small sidetables.

I'm going to be doing the bulk of my purchasing in Chicago; the only things I'm bringing from here are a TV, a TV stand, a desktop computer, a few appliances, and maybe a lamp.

Combine that with being stuck in a semi-family reunion, and its going to be a rough first week in Chicago.

Oh and apparently, I'm Hermione, and a mix of Hiro and Jessica. For those of you who watch Heroes, does that not seem like a contradictory combination?  :P

I think the quiz is saying you're bipolar.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 06, 2007, 04:25:51 PM


Quote
I don't know if I agree with this...while Donatello does machines, which is no doubt an important asset, Leonardo leads.  That's a fact, Jack.

easy way to resolve this :) take the new facebook personality quiz to determine which tmnt is most like you!

www.brainfall.com

I'm Leonardo, Hagrid, a fine glass of wine, and MacGyver.  Those tests are so insightful!  I feel like I'm not gonna have anything else to say during "getting to know you" games in September.   

Raphael, Hagrid, a Pint of Beer, and The Rock.

I get Raphael (You have a sarcastic wit, but it can sometimes get you into trouble), but the rest just are flat-out wrong.  And by being The Rock it says I've hit rock bottom.

I hate stupid quizzes.   :'(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 06, 2007, 04:34:12 PM
Mine: Leonardo, Bond, glass of wine, and Draco.  :-\
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 06, 2007, 04:45:51 PM
Mine: Leonardo, Bond, glass of wine, and Draco.  :-\

So I should expect you to try and kill Dean Levmore at some point?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 06, 2007, 04:56:56 PM
Mine: Leonardo, Bond, glass of wine, and Draco.  :-\

So I should expect you to try and kill Dean Levmore at some point?

Try? Bah. If I were in Draco's position, you better believe I would have succeeded. Draco was a failure.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 06, 2007, 08:02:13 PM
I hate Comcast.

You can't teach me a goddamn thing cause I watch TV and Comcast cable, and you ain't able to stop these thoughts, you can't stop me from toppin these charts

Cuz I'm a CRIMINAL!

Haha I missed that...I used to listen to that album all the time when I first bought it...and by "bought" of course I mean dled from Napster.

Eminem is like the only rap I listen to. But I'm a huge fan. I actually own everything.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 06, 2007, 08:03:14 PM
So my mom and I looked at furniture today. Not like we can buy any of it, since Montana's quite a ways from Chicago, which is sad because I'd love to take advantage of our lack of sales tax here  :-\  So what's everyone getting in the way of furniture? Bedroom set, dining table, couch, coffee table? (plus desk and chair?) MTG, how is living room space in Regents?  The floorplans make it seem as though I could fit a lot in - more than just a couch and TV console, I mean. 

There is a lot of room. Though I wouldn't know anything, because I don't have any furniture (as the people who stayed with me over ASW can attest).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 07, 2007, 06:06:41 PM
Hi.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 07, 2007, 06:38:37 PM
I showered today!

I don't know why this seems like such a monumental achievement, but it does.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 07, 2007, 07:22:05 PM
Hola! No factoid today? :P

I'm not entirely clear-headed right now; long happy-hour after my last undergraduate class... but I'll try to pull out some factoid.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 07, 2007, 07:26:15 PM
Hola! No factoid today? :P

I'm not entirely clear-headed right now; long happy-hour after my last undergraduate class... but I'll try to pull out some factoid.

Aren't you a mere 20?  For shame.   ;)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 07, 2007, 07:28:46 PM
Random UChicago factoid of the day:

Of the three real life law professors mentioned on the show The West Wing, two have a strong UChicago connection. Lawrence Lessig, who actually had Christopher Llyod (of Back to the Future fame) portray him in the season 6 episode "The Wake-Up Call", is a former faculty member at UChicago. And Tom Merrill, mentioned in regards to a typo in the Constitution in the season 7 episode "Institutional Memory", received his J.D. from The Law School.

(the other lawprof mentioned on the show was Yale prof Akhil Amar, but, unfortunately for him, he has no connection to UChicago)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 07, 2007, 07:29:44 PM
Hola! No factoid today? :P

I'm not entirely clear-headed right now; long happy-hour after my last undergraduate class... but I'll try to pull out some factoid.

Aren't you a mere 20?  For shame.   ;)

Ah, but notice that I never mentioned anything in my post that would require noting an age limit.

After all, I was merely inhaling alcoholic fumes.


(is there such a thing as alcoholic fumes?)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 07, 2007, 07:36:05 PM
(is there such a thing as alcoholic fumes?)

Haven't you ever smelled a drunk?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 07, 2007, 08:30:59 PM
My LSAT classes finished today. By the time the next batch finishes, school will have started!

I can't wait for September to get here.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 08, 2007, 11:45:22 AM
Hi,

I'll be attending University of Chicago this fall! I read a few random pages of this thread and FWIW, my Harry Potter character is Fred and George.... Beware, I'm a joker at heart ;D

Welcome Welcome!

::warm fuzzies::
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: jimfoolery on June 09, 2007, 09:26:15 AM
<== Maroon
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 09, 2007, 09:40:37 AM
<== Maroon

Yay!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 09, 2007, 09:50:40 AM
UChicago factoid of the day:

Most people know that Justice Scalia is a former faculty member of The Law School, but few know that Justice Stevens was also a lecturer at UChicago. He taught "Competition and Monopoly" there in the 60s.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 09, 2007, 10:11:10 AM
UChicago factoid of the day:

Most people know that Justice Scalia is a former faculty member of The Law School, but few know that Justice Stevens was also a lecturer at UChicago. He taught "Competition and Monopoly" there in the 60s.

Further factoid: When Scalia taught at the University of Chicago, he was very much into the use of legislative history as a way of determining Congress's intent. He changed his mind on the topic once he was on the bench.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 09, 2007, 10:46:28 AM
<== Maroon

Happy dance!

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/1bear.gif)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 09, 2007, 05:02:27 PM
I love how "kidding" is kind of like "now, don't be offended..."   :D

I also love Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I'm a little worried about having a Potbelly in walking distance.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 09, 2007, 05:22:05 PM
I feel naked.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 09, 2007, 05:30:46 PM
I feel naked.

Does that mean you'll have to change your name to post-annonymous? :P

My name was post-annonymous for awhile, but then I changed it to this because, well, part of it is what I actually go by in real life.


Almost no one can pronounce my real name. :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 09, 2007, 06:30:17 PM
I'm so bored. I don't really have anything to do until August.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 10, 2007, 07:22:27 AM
UChicago semi-factoid of the day:

100 days till orientation begins.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 10, 2007, 01:32:50 PM
UChicago semi-factoid of the day:

100 days till orientation begins.

I find this both exciting and horrifying.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 10, 2007, 04:50:06 PM
UChicago semi-factoid of the day:

100 days till orientation begins.


That is very scary. I keep thinking that something is going to happen to mess this up (like the faxing of the scholarship form that you guys reminded me about earlier today).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 10, 2007, 10:16:25 PM
UChicago semi-factoid of the day:

100 days till orientation begins.

I find this both exciting and horrifying.

I'm going to celebrate by withdrawing from Harvard tomorrow...seriously, sometime tomorrow morning it becomes official.

Comments like "Wow Bosco, that's awesome, I'm so happy you're definitely coming to Chicago" are conspicuously absent.

I think we're miffed that this decision wasn't made earlier, obvious as it is. Also: I find it funny that you were only able to wait an hour for validation from someone, before expressing the need publicly. ;)


But in all seriousness: yay!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 10, 2007, 10:38:54 PM
bosco, I was kind of enjoying your continued rejection...

::evil smile::

I was going to give you the dancing gummy bear when I was back at my computer, but since you're so pathetically needy, now I'm not so sure.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 10, 2007, 10:54:41 PM
I was going to give you the dancing gummy bear

What in the hell is that?

I probably don't want to know.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 10, 2007, 11:03:56 PM
I was going to give you the dancing gummy bear

What in the hell is that?

I probably don't want to know.

I was thinking the same thing.

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/1bear.gif)

(bosco, I'm ignoring your libel)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 10, 2007, 11:11:03 PM
Haha thank you for the dancing gummy bear...that is not what my dirty mind was expecting.  ;)

I like to mix it up.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 10, 2007, 11:18:59 PM
And more dancing candy for your enjoyment:

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif)

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif)

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)

(it helps if you imagine a bad instrumental version of "Sugar Sugar")
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on June 11, 2007, 12:50:19 AM
I was going to give you the dancing gummy bear

What in the hell is that?

I probably don't want to know.

I was thinking the same thing.

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/1bear.gif)

(bosco, I'm ignoring your libel)

I couldn't help but do a little dance when I saw this. Oh, and the dancing ring pops are disturbing.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 11, 2007, 06:45:06 AM
And more dancing candy for your enjoyment:

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/3bear.gif)

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif) (http://www.funlinked.com/critter/worm.gif)

(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)(http://www.funlinked.com/critter/ringpop1.gif)

(it helps if you imagine a bad instrumental version of "Sugar Sugar")

I'm becoming more and more convinced that admissions made some serious errors this year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 11, 2007, 10:08:18 AM
I'm becoming more and more convinced that admissions made some serious errors this year.

I know, right!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 11, 2007, 12:04:40 PM


And Bosco, I don't entirely believe your going to withdraw today, so I'll withhold congratulations (and validation) until later ;)

The deed has been done...sorta.  I emailed my withdrawal, but they're asking for it in writing, so I'm off to mail it now, and then to fax my response form to Chicago.   ;D

Yeah!  Bosco Jr.'s future is looking bright!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 11, 2007, 01:46:50 PM
So now the only one wavering from MP's big board is "Michelle.d"...

So, now shall we make a "Who's living in Regents?" list?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 11, 2007, 01:47:10 PM
I use "so" a lot.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on June 11, 2007, 03:24:12 PM



So, I will be living in Regents in a 1 BR.  I know MP is, Sillyberry is not, IP is I think, buffett is I think...I don't remember any others.

At 8 tomorrow morning, movers are coming to take my stuff!  Two weeks from today, I will be unpacking all of my possessions on the 16th floor of regents park.

Hopefully it will be in my room rather than the hallway, but that kind of depends on how the drive goes.

Come September, I hope to have an informed opinion of every hyde park eatery.  every one.

Bosco, you really know how to make someone feel welcome.

Someone just got crossed off the christmas cookie list...
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 11, 2007, 03:36:58 PM



So, I will be living in Regents in a 1 BR.  I know MP is, Sillyberry is not, IP is I think, buffett is I think...I don't remember any others.

At 8 tomorrow morning, movers are coming to take my stuff!  Two weeks from today, I will be unpacking all of my possessions on the 16th floor of regents park.

Hopefully it will be in my room rather than the hallway, but that kind of depends on how the drive goes.

Come September, I hope to have an informed opinion of every hyde park eatery.  every one.

Bosco, you really know how to make someone feel welcome.

Someone just got crossed off the christmas cookie list...

If you don't genuflect at the altar of Bosco, he never remembers you.  I recommend being really mean to him...he seems to like that.

And forget waiting until December, I want Labor Day cookies!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 11, 2007, 03:42:56 PM
Moving in to Regents cookies.
Orientation cookies.
Weekend cookies.
Monday cookies.
Tuesday cookies.

You get the drift.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 11, 2007, 03:46:43 PM
Packing sucks. I never realized how much stuff I accumulated.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on June 11, 2007, 04:24:40 PM



So, I will be living in Regents in a 1 BR.  I know MP is, Sillyberry is not, IP is I think, buffett is I think...I don't remember any others.

At 8 tomorrow morning, movers are coming to take my stuff!  Two weeks from today, I will be unpacking all of my possessions on the 16th floor of regents park.

Hopefully it will be in my room rather than the hallway, but that kind of depends on how the drive goes.

Come September, I hope to have an informed opinion of every hyde park eatery.  every one.

Bosco, you really know how to make someone feel welcome.

Someone just got crossed off the christmas cookie list...

If you don't genuflect at the altar of Bosco, he never remembers you.  I recommend being really mean to him...he seems to like that.

And forget waiting until December, I want Labor Day cookies!

I'm sorry SB and Anon, I didn't mean to imply that I intend to bake cookies.  I don't bake.  The only thing I got out of patisserie class was the knowledge that I can ice the hell out of a cake.  I think I was born with the skill.  I'm serious.  If icing was a job, I would be set. 

I guess it may have been more accurate if I had crossed Bosco off of my Hannukah Osso Bucco list?  The first statement really does sound better, though.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 11, 2007, 04:32:21 PM
I'm sorry SB and Anon, I didn't mean to imply that I intend to bake cookies.  I don't bake.  The only thing I got out of patisserie class was the knowledge that I can ice the hell out of a cake.  I think I was born with the skill.  I'm serious.  If icing was a job, I would be set. 

I guess it may have been more accurate if I had crossed Bosco off of my Hannukah Osso Bucco list?  The first statement really does sound better, though.

I was afraid of that...  I think MP bakes.  MP?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 11, 2007, 04:45:56 PM
I just got a mixer a few days ago, so I can actually bake now!  Once I made meringue by hand, which possibly was the dumbest idea I've ever had.  And that's saying something.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 11, 2007, 05:37:17 PM
I'd imagine we would have heard of something that "shocking" from one of the many people at ASW who spoke of living in Regents... but yeah, now I'm curious as well. Hopefully MTG can weigh in.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 11, 2007, 09:18:25 PM
I'd imagine we would have heard of something that "shocking" from one of the many people at ASW who spoke of living in Regents... but yeah, now I'm curious as well. Hopefully MTG can weigh in.

Haven't heard anything about it.

Also, you can add my name to the list of people living in Regents next year.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 11, 2007, 09:39:42 PM
I'm a 1BR in Regents as well.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 11, 2007, 10:50:07 PM
UChicago slightly-late factoid of the day (well, its not late for you people not on the East Coast, but whatever):

In 1973, the average starting salary for big (50+) Chicago area law firms interviewing at The Law School was about $15,000.

Adjusted for inflation (via the BLS calculator for this), that comes out to about $70,000 in 2007 dollars.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 12, 2007, 06:48:15 AM
Put Buffett down for a 2-br (Ava needs a place to sleep as well).

Mrs. Buffett even has convinced me to cough up the extra $100/month to get one of the corner apartments with the extra windows.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: LQC Lamar on June 12, 2007, 08:09:39 AM
I am in a 2-bdrm as well.  Once the girlfriend gets a job in Chicago, she's going to need a home office. 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 12, 2007, 08:37:05 AM
UChicago slightly-late factoid of the day (well, its not late for you people not on the East Coast, but whatever):

In 1973, the average starting salary for big (50+) Chicago area law firms interviewing at The Law School was about $15,000.

Adjusted for inflation (via the BLS calculator for this), that comes out to about $70,000 in 2007 dollars.


That's sad. I'm already wondering how we're going to scrape by on $145K in Chicago. Only partly kidding, but how does average student loan debt compare to 1970 vs. now?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 12, 2007, 08:50:15 AM
UChicago slightly-late factoid of the day (well, its not late for you people not on the East Coast, but whatever):

In 1973, the average starting salary for big (50+) Chicago area law firms interviewing at The Law School was about $15,000.

Adjusted for inflation (via the BLS calculator for this), that comes out to about $70,000 in 2007 dollars.


That's sad. I'm already wondering how we're going to scrape by on $145K in Chicago. Only partly kidding, but how does average student loan debt compare to 1970 vs. now?

The best I could find in my (admittedly short) google search was this graphic comparing debt by decade for med school students:

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1496591&rendertype=table&id=tbl1

I'm guessing the general trends apply to law students as well.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 12, 2007, 01:54:47 PM
I've got to say thanks to pre-annonymous for the tip of calling your college about your immunization records. The college I graduated from did not have them, but the college I attended for a year prior to transferring did and they put them in the mail for me. This saved me having to get some sort of blood test to prove I was vaccinated when I was teeny tiny. :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 12, 2007, 02:22:40 PM
I've got to say thanks to pre-annonymous for the tip of calling your college about your immunization records. The college I graduated from did not have them, but the college I attended for a year prior to transferring did and they put them in the mail for me. This saved me having to get some sort of blood test to prove I was vaccinated when I was teeny tiny. :)

I missed that post...do you have the department and address where we send the immunization records?  Is there any form or anything that we need to fill out?  Thanks!


Yep, here's the form. http://scc.uchicago.edu/student%20immunization%20form.doc
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 12, 2007, 02:31:37 PM
Could you folks do me a favor?

A 3L friend at Chicago is doing a research project on "why young people are drawn to the legal profession." I suggested she put up a thread on LSD, which she did:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,89411.0.html

Would you please take a few minutes to give her your input?

I would say thank you for your help, but I know you guys are bored out of your mind and desperate for ways to kill time. So perhaps you should thank me for the scintillating opportunity I have presented you.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 12, 2007, 02:43:09 PM
What on earth is going on here?!?!?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on June 12, 2007, 02:49:51 PM
Could you folks do me a favor?

A 3L friend at Chicago is doing a research project on "why young people are drawn to the legal profession." I suggested she put up a thread on LSD, which she did:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,7249.0.html

Would you please a) spread the link around (I know the grad side gets far less traffic than the pre-law side, so I don't think she'll get many hits from people browsing around) and b) take a few minutes to give her your input?

I would say thank you for your help, but I know you guys are bored out of your mind and desperate for ways to kill time. So perhaps you should thank me for the scintillating opportunity I have presented you.

tell your friend to repost on the pre-law board...most ppl aren't going to want to register a new name for the grad board
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 12, 2007, 02:54:09 PM
Could you folks do me a favor?

A 3L friend at Chicago is doing a research project on "why young people are drawn to the legal profession." I suggested she put up a thread on LSD, which she did:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,7249.0.html

Would you please a) spread the link around (I know the grad side gets far less traffic than the pre-law side, so I don't think she'll get many hits from people browsing around) and b) take a few minutes to give her your input?

I would say thank you for your help, but I know you guys are bored out of your mind and desperate for ways to kill time. So perhaps you should thank me for the scintillating opportunity I have presented you.

tell your friend to repost on the pre-law board...most ppl aren't going to want to register a new name for the grad board

Oh, I forgot about that. I'll ask her to repost.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 12, 2007, 03:07:29 PM
Alright, she reposted on the pre-law side. I put the new link into my original post, but I'll paste it again here:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,89411.0.html
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: ipwannabe on June 12, 2007, 04:47:37 PM
um, wow.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/06/12/students-file-suit-against-autoadmit-director-others/
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 12, 2007, 05:08:04 PM
What on earth is going on here?!?!?

???

Everything was double-posting for a bit.  It was making my head spin.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 12, 2007, 05:28:56 PM
What on earth is going on here?!?!?

???

Everything was double-posting for a bit.  It was making my head spin.

Haha yeah, lsd was messed up for a little while there...my apologies

I got home from the eye doctor and my eyes were dilated and everything was fuzzy and I was so confused.  It was rough going there for a bit.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 12, 2007, 05:40:55 PM
UChicago factoid of the day:

In 1952, a single room in the Law School Residence costs $116 per quarter and a double room cost $100 per quarter.

(in 2007 dollars: about $900 per quarter for a single and $780 for a double)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 12, 2007, 06:27:25 PM
Depressing UChicago factoid of the day:

In 1952, a single room in the Law School Residence costs $116 per quarter and a double room cost $100 per quarter.

(in 2007 dollars: about $900 per quarter for a single and $780 for a double)

There, that's better.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 12, 2007, 06:58:49 PM
So this immunization form: I feel like it's my own personal medical catch-22

I need to go to my doctor and have her fill the form out.  To get into the hospital, I need to get onto the military base. To get onto the military base, I need a valid military ID. My ID expired at the end of May.  To renew my ID, I need enrollment confirmation from Chicago. To get enrollment confirmation, I need to have paid my tuition, etc. and that's not until September. What the heck is going on??

This insurance thing sucks.

Can you mail/fax the form to your doctor?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on June 12, 2007, 08:57:29 PM
Aw, sorry MP!  Is second season of Rome any good?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on June 12, 2007, 09:07:19 PM
Aw, sorry MP!  Is second season of Rome any good?

Pretty good - I'm halfway through it. I don't care too much for the new Octavian though - I know he had to grow up, but the actor playing him now (same guy who played Mr. Bingley in Pride and Prejudice) just seems too creepy in this role. Do you watch it?

I watched the first season, but after they killed Caesar I couldn't be bothered to come back.  Bingley is TTT compared to Darcy!   :)
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on June 12, 2007, 09:24:31 PM
So the Tudors is about Henry VIII?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on June 12, 2007, 10:57:46 PM
So the Tudors is about Henry VIII?

Yep - not my favorite period of history, but I heard the show was good

I took a class about the Reformation Parliament.  It might be interesting.  I'll look into the reviews. 

It's all about The Wire though.  Do you watch that, MP?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 12, 2007, 11:38:32 PM
There was a possum in the bathroom eating the cat food.

::shudder::
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 12, 2007, 11:53:25 PM
In other news, Nick at Nite is currently showing the episode of The Cosby Show where Theo thinks he's ready for the real world so they create it in their home with the Real World Apartments and Harley and Millie and the modeling agency and this show is simply fantastic.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: Hank Rearden on June 13, 2007, 12:37:33 AM
So the Tudors is about Henry VIII?

Yep - not my favorite period of history, but I heard the show was good

I took a class about the Reformation Parliament.  It might be interesting.  I'll look into the reviews. 

It's all about The Wire though.  Do you watch that, MP?

Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)



Wow, that's another one you need to see.  Freaks and Geeks too (although this is only like three discs I think). 
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on June 13, 2007, 12:48:08 PM
Dude, that's actually another poster who recently joined LSD and announced s/he was going to U. Chi.

You forgot Lamar was living in Regents, you forgot about jela...You're kinda cliquey aren't you?

I highly recommend Gilmore Girls and Heroes 8)

Nice try MP...creating a new username to get me to watch Heroes.  Give up already.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on June 13, 2007, 02:07:16 PM
I highly recommend Gilmore Girls and Heroes 8)

That's like recommending gun control and AK-47s.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on June 13, 2007, 02:08:12 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: rtqw on June 13, 2007, 02:10:59 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: boulevardier on June 13, 2007, 03:26:55 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?

I didn't like season three, especially the finale.  Looking forward to the last season though.  Who here thinks Adama and Madame Pres. are going to hook up?

Edit: Sillyberry, note how I'm learning to respond at the bottom.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 13, 2007, 03:34:22 PM
I've been on a Big Love kick.  That show is great.

Actual Question for MTG

I know you can get Office 2007 Professional for $25 once school starts.  Do they have a discount for OneNote, or do I have to give Microsoft too much money for it?  Danke!
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: buffettologie on June 13, 2007, 05:43:30 PM
Just got the email with the subject "Regents Park File Approval."  Anyone else get that yet?  Kinda exciting, except for the 15 forms we have to fill out.



Hey Bosco, I got an email from my contact guy a few minutes ago as well. I had actually emailed him yesterday with a few questions and he responded to let me know that he was putting us on the 25th floor in our requested floorplan. Unfortunately, the person who is currently living there isn't moving out until 08/31 and we wanted to move in 09/01. So it looks like we'll need to pick another apartment or be flexible with the move-in dates. Did you get an apartment assignment along with your email?
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on June 13, 2007, 05:57:18 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?

I've heard rumblings of August. Amazon will e-mail me when it comes out.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 13, 2007, 07:59:59 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?

I didn't like season three, especially the finale.  Looking forward to the last season though.  Who here thinks Adama and Madame Pres. are going to hook up?

The first five episodes of season 3 were perfection. Best in the entire series. Arguably the best sequence of episodes of any series (at least one of the contenders for that honor). Everything else was "meh".
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 13, 2007, 08:02:05 PM
So... how many people here are signing up for the "Big Sibling" plan? I'm thinking of doing it.

Also: I haven't gotten anything from Regents. :(
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on June 13, 2007, 08:02:53 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?

I didn't like season three, especially the finale.  Looking forward to the last season though.  Who here thinks Adama and Madame Pres. are going to hook up?

The first five episodes of season 3 were perfection. Best in the entire series. Arguably the best sequence of episodes of any series (at least one of the contenders for that honor). Everything else was "meh".

What were the first five episodes about again? I have a terrible memory for remembering stuff in proper sequence.

Slightly on topic: if you like BSG and you've not seen Firefly, hurry and get the series (only one season) on DVD. Now.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 13, 2007, 08:05:11 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?

I didn't like season three, especially the finale.  Looking forward to the last season though.  Who here thinks Adama and Madame Pres. are going to hook up?

The first five episodes of season 3 were perfection. Best in the entire series. Arguably the best sequence of episodes of any series (at least one of the contenders for that honor). Everything else was "meh".

What were the first five episodes about again? I have a terrible memory for remembering stuff in proper sequence.

The first four episodes were concerning the resistance movement and the eventual escape from New Caprica. The fifth episode was about those secret tribunals, death warrants, etc. Ended with the declaration of amnesty.

(damn, the series really doesn't sound sexy when you describe the conclusion of a major plot line with the phrase "declaration of amnesty")

Quote
Slightly on topic: if you like BSG and you've not seen Firefly, hurry and get the series (only one season) on DVD. Now.

Obviously.

And if you're the type of person who likes the dialogue and intelligence of a show like "Firefly", watch "Veronica Mars" (at least the first season).
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: EEtoJD on June 13, 2007, 08:08:05 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?

I didn't like season three, especially the finale.  Looking forward to the last season though.  Who here thinks Adama and Madame Pres. are going to hook up?

The first five episodes of season 3 were perfection. Best in the entire series. Arguably the best sequence of episodes of any series (at least one of the contenders for that honor). Everything else was "meh".

What were the first five episodes about again? I have a terrible memory for remembering stuff in proper sequence.

The first four episodes were concerning the resistance movement and the eventual escape from New Caprica. The fifth episode was about those secret tribunals, death warrants, etc. Ended with the declaration of amnesty.

(damn, the series really doesn't sound sexy when you describe the conclusion of a major plot line with the phrase "declaration of amnesty")

Congress would disagree.

Quote
Quote
Slightly on topic: if you like BSG and you've not seen Firefly, hurry and get the series (only one season) on DVD. Now.

Obviously.

And if you're the type of person who likes the dialogue and intelligence of a show like "Firefly", watch "Veronica Mars" (at least the first season).

I never caught that show. The marketing made it seem... well, boring.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: sillyberry on June 13, 2007, 08:09:38 PM
So... how many people here are signing up for the "Big Sibling" plan? I'm thinking of doing it.

Also: I haven't gotten anything from Regents. :(

I'm planning on signing up.  There doesn't seem to be a downside, other than having to get off my lazy bum and fill out a form.  Actually, I can fill out the form while on my lazy bum, so I guess there isn't a downside at all.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: annonymous on June 13, 2007, 08:18:57 PM


Aw sorry Hank, never saw it. Maybe I'll start it this summer - I'm tempted to start watching Battlestar Galactica though - I've heard good things about it (and I now have Netflix!)


Yes, do this immediately.

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea when season 3 comes out on DVD?

I didn't like season three, especially the finale.  Looking forward to the last season though.  Who here thinks Adama and Madame Pres. are going to hook up?

The first five episodes of season 3 were perfection. Best in the entire series. Arguably the best sequence of episodes of any series (at least one of the contenders for that honor). Everything else was "meh".

What were the first five episodes about again? I have a terrible memory for remembering stuff in proper sequence.

The first four episodes were concerning the resistance movement and the eventual escape from New Caprica. The fifth episode was about those secret tribunals, death warrants, etc. Ended with the declaration of amnesty.

(damn, the series really doesn't sound sexy when you describe the conclusion of a major plot line with the phrase "declaration of amnesty")

Congress would disagree.

Quote
Quote
Slightly on topic: if you like BSG and you've not seen Firefly, hurry and get the series (only one season) on DVD. Now.

Obviously.

And if you're the type of person who likes the dialogue and intelligence of a show like "Firefly", watch "Veronica Mars" (at least the first season).

I never caught that show. The marketing made it seem... well, boring.

I know. I never watched it for the first 2 seasons either, because it seemed both boring and not geared towards someone like me (screamed of your standard WB teen dramedy type thing). Its not. They botched the marketing and missed a major segment of the show's true audience.

MP: I agree. First season was exceptional... second season was good (better than good compared to most other shows on television, but paled in comparison to the first season)... and the third season was bad besides a couple bright spots.
Title: Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
Post by: MindTheGap76 on June 13, 2007, 08:42:30 PM