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Incoming 1Ls / Re: MacBook
« on: June 09, 2006, 10:30:02 AM »
Some people buy Mercedes, some buy Kia.  Enough said.

Or, some people buy a car that's a Mercedes on the outside and a Kia on the inside.

While others live in a fantasy world, believing that such a car is made. :)

If you want to justify being a cheapass, do it elsewhere.

Did you miss the metaphor or simply misapply it?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: MacBook
« on: June 09, 2006, 07:44:28 AM »
Some people buy Mercedes, some buy Kia.  Enough said.

Or, some people buy a car that's a Mercedes on the outside and a Kia on the inside.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: MacBook
« on: June 08, 2006, 11:27:52 PM »
The OS is great.  Lots of fun to play with.  I would gladly buy it if I could run it on any X86 machine.  Unfortunately for Apple their hardware is nothing to lose continence over while the price for said hardware is.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: MacBook
« on: June 08, 2006, 08:37:05 PM »
Or you could just run a virtual OS X and not have the crappy hardware Apple sells.  I'm sure Apple has great support once you're foobared.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: dilemma
« on: June 07, 2006, 05:50:08 PM »
Hey all,

  Have some what of a predicament and I need some honest advice (not advice that is necessarily the right thing to do, but what I need to do realistically).  There is a little bit of an age difference between me and my husband (small).  A few years back he told a group of people that he fished with (game fishing lots of money, etc, these are prominent people) that I was in law school (I was actually in UG).  Well, everytime we see them they ask about it and if I am finished.  The dilemma: There is a big fishing tournament next week and my husband invited them to fish.  The problem is, my husband's brother is also going to the same law school that I supposedly am already a student at, but I will be attending in the fall.  How do I get out of this.  My husband had good intentions, but even I played into it over the years.  Please, no morality, ethics berrating.  Any honest advice?

Talk to your brother-in-law.  Concoct a story about how it's a special program where you feed into the law school straight from undergrad, no application needed.  There are a few, though not particularly reputable, schools that do offer such programs.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much will you spend on food every month?!?!
« on: June 07, 2006, 05:47:04 PM »
One of us does consume 7,000 a calories (that one is also in much better shape than me) and it is not “extremely rare” – athletes yes – but metabolism / genes, body builders, etc… there are probably some lines of work that require that kind of intake too ;) like being a surrogate mother  ::) ok I know bad :P

I'd say that consuming 7,000 calories a day and not being over-weight is a rarity.  The average person needs to consume 2,000 calories a day to meet his/her needs (generally, men need more and women need less).  That's 5,000 calories more than average.  If the average person ate 7,000 calories a day, the average person would put on 520+ pounds in a year.  Apparently, while most of us would be wearing a moo-moo after that regimen your partner would be lean and mean; I'd call that an uncommon ability.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much will you spend on food every month?!?!
« on: June 07, 2006, 05:28:15 PM »
You assumed that the calories are evenly split and the inference that we are both obese...and the reason Americans are obese is from high calorie consumption... only one of those is a partial truth  ::) Don't make me post half naked photos of us  :P

You got me on multiple counts.  That said, it would be extremely rare for two people to consume 7,000 calories a day and one of them to not be obese (unless one or both of you are crazy serious athletes).

One might argue that all obesity is caused by high calorie consumption, i.e. more calories consumed than expended.  You could also say that all obesity is causes by low calorie expenditure but it's really 6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much will you spend on food every month?!?!
« on: June 07, 2006, 04:50:08 PM »
I would say between $300 and $600.  You might be able to do the $200 a month thing above, but I would like to see exactly what was being bought.  I tend to shop at the higher-end grocery store and tend to buy higher-end stuff (like ground sirloin for burgers instead of ground round, etc.), and tend to eat out a lot so mine is probably near the high end of that estimate.

We average $75 a week in groceries (again, this doesn't include eating out occasionally).  There's very little pre-made food in the house.  Meat 1-2 times a week and tofu/beans account for the remaining protein.  Pasta occasionally, different varieties of rice (non-white) regularly, and bread products rarely.  Fresh vegetables and fruit every day.  Dairy including milk and cheese.  Olive and safflower oil for cooking and butter for the occasional baking needs.  That's the bulk of what we purchase but there's still room for splurging on a few items.  Buying local and in-season can help keep down costs for produce, which in the winter really sucks..

A friend of mine's father is an ID doctor who works regularly with homeless people and his recommendation for the ultimate cheap meal is to buy a rice cooker and use rice, egg, and peas.  If you can throw in a multiple vitamin you're almost golden.  You could probably do that diet for $10-20 a week.  It wouldn't be fun but you could do it and survive without significant harm.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much will you spend on food every month?!?!
« on: June 07, 2006, 04:40:25 PM »
which is actually really cheap because 1) that's only $150 per week per person given our location 2) at least 70,000 calories

You each eat 5,000 calories per day?  Holy *&^%, no wonder Americans are so obese.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much will you spend on food every month?!?!
« on: June 07, 2006, 12:09:07 PM »
For one person, I'd say $40 a week on groceries is reasonable; this doesn't include eating out.

that is rediculous.  no way a normal person can average <$200/month over the course of a year.
< $6/day everyday for a year?

Maybe you can't swing unter $200/month if you want all your meals to be in a box you find in the freezer section.  I actually cook and I feed two people for $70 or less a week and I believe we eat exceptionally well.  We don't eat meat every day either, but you could still do it eating meat every day.

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