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LOL... um, the mattresses are NEW; they're just sold at a consignment shop.

I probably should have clarified that in the first place.


Jess is amazing... have you guys met her?

I'm just glad she's not in my society to destroy the curve :-P.

Jess... are you on this site? If so... super congrats!

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Lockers
« on: August 15, 2006, 09:55:29 AM »
Am I the only one who chose the combination lockers ? I did so because (a) I'm worried I'll lose the key, and (b) The idea of having so many books that I need the "Larger" lockers makes me emotionally shut down and give up.

Anyone? Anyone?

Eh, I guess it's just me and the 2 and 3Ls.

There's a used furniture store near UT that will do mattresses for a much more reasonable price than those listed here:

You can get a quees-sized mattress and boxsping in their "high quality" catagory for $370. I haven't seen them yet, but this is probably what I'm going to do. I don't knwo about you guys, but $600 feels like  lot to spend on a bed.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Section 1 Class Members
« on: August 09, 2006, 06:36:10 AM »
I'm in Leon Green (1C).

I don't have Welbourne for Torts.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Scholarship Letters?
« on: July 30, 2006, 05:36:09 PM »
I'm receiving the "George Rice Scholarship." anyone know who this is? From googling it, I think he may be a Texas environmentalist.

If anyone knows, that would be great, because it would be neat to know who I'm thanking.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Scholarship Letters?
« on: July 29, 2006, 05:11:26 PM »
The upstate NY chatter is making me miss it... mmmm Finger Lakes wines (Weimer Reisling makes life worth living). I went to Cornell (Ithaca) for undergrad, and the rents there were just about what they are in Austin.

But back to the OP, I got my scholarship note letter this week and I live in Tampa, so Houston folk should have gotten their letters by now, IMO.

As for getting scholarships, I got mine by requesting a matching scholarship from another school. People told me that the matching scholarships were only for scholarships given from higher-ranked schools, but I put in a request for matching funds offered by a school ranked in the mid-20s in USNWR. UT gave me a tiny bit less than the other school, but UT will still be cheaper because of the lower tuition  ;D.

Anyway, happy letter-writing!

U of Texas - Austin / Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« on: July 28, 2006, 07:55:18 PM »
No one has mentioned... THE COLBERT REPORT or THE DAILY SHOW. These two are by far my favorite late night TV fodder.

Miscellaneous things I also love:
-Will Ferrel
-Conan O'Brien
-Bill Maher
-Ann Coulter (She may be the most hilarious person on the planet)
-There's Something About Mary (Funniest movie of the late '90s)
-Robert Smigel (his SNL cartoons)
-Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Any word on football tickets?
« on: July 16, 2006, 07:50:07 PM »
I bought my tickets last night, but I haven't bought the LASP yet. That's kosher, right? I can buy it later this summer?

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Grad Plus Loans
« on: July 16, 2006, 07:45:56 PM »
Just got mine too... actually, I think UT has been more on top of this than other law schools. I had deposits at Notre Dame and UT, and ND just sent out information about PLUS loans now. They didnt' include PLUS loans in their original aid packages.

UT is doing a pretty sweet job, IMO.

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