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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Boring, Typically Girl Inspired Thread
« on: June 28, 2006, 08:41:16 PM »
I have a Persian cat named John Adams (who only responds to his nickname "Gizmo") and a Bedlington Terrier named Perry who usually answers to "No!".

I don't know how to make this pic show up on this site, so here's a link:

Gizmo will be coming with me to Austin, but Perry will be staying at home in Florida.

Tony, to give you a bit of hope, my tuxedo cat, Pepper, was diagnosed with renal failure years ago and lived a happy life well into her golden years, finally leaving us after 17 wonderful years. I hope your cat does as well with the IV treatment as Pepper did. She was on it for years and never liked it, but she tolerated it gracefully. Pepper and our other lost pets had great lives, but I miss them a lot. (I still keep pictures of them by my bed. Yes I'm a dork.)

I'm excited to take Gizmo with me to Austin. He's lived with my mother for the last four years while I was an undergrad.

U of Texas - Austin / OCI
« on: June 19, 2006, 08:02:13 PM »
Can anyone find a list of what firms do OCI at UT? I tried to access the current database and our UTEIDs don't give us access yet.

I don't necessarily need thsi year's list, but hopefully a recent list to check job prospects...

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Employment after graduation
« on: June 19, 2006, 08:00:33 PM »
At the top schools (not that you would start there), professor's salaries are something like $300 K/yr. I know this because my friend took a class on the "economics of the university" at Cornell (my alma mater) and quoted that figure to me. (He won an award at graduation for being "The BEST student in the government department" (of 160 students), so I tend to trust his facts.

As for smaller schools, my dad taught at Northern Illinois University Law in the '70s and he and my mother lived very comfortably, although I don't know how that translates with inflation and whatnot, althogh his collegue stayed there for 30 years, just retired 2 years ago, and has a lovely vacation home where she's living out her golden years.


U of Texas - Austin / Re: Letter of Intent?
« on: June 13, 2006, 04:01:47 AM »
My u-grad school used the pictures we mailed in for our IDs, but checked to make sure we looked like our pics when they issued them to us. UT may do the same thing...

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Letter of Intent?
« on: June 12, 2006, 07:31:04 PM »
My u-grad school used our pics for two things: (1) IDs, and (2) They provided a page of pictures for the professor or each class so they could call on you by name from the first day of class.

I bet UT Law will use them for both reasons. I'm sure that's good news for our resident gunner, but maybe not for the rest of us.  ;)

U of Texas - Austin / Re: IKEA
« on: June 12, 2006, 12:10:20 PM »
I secont that, margee. My worst subject in elementary school was "spelling." Please, it's not even a real subject! You can't major in it in college, and therefore, it doesn't count.

When will LSD upgrade the site to include spell check? Well, that's when my posts will be spelling error-free.


U of Texas - Austin / Re: IKEA
« on: June 10, 2006, 06:16:10 PM »
I will happily spare you. I hate to argue. Law schoool is going to be torture.


However, I love that Austin is a "Keep Austin Wierd" kind of place and look forward to a college town that values small business...Wal-Mart's stuff does also tend to break and wear out earlier than other products, but I have shopped there before. I think you can better spend your money elsewhere.

Target is great though, and I loved the lamps and rugs and shelves, etc. that I bought there for my first apartment. Therefore, I will probably be spending a lot of money there in August.

Am I the only person who went to a University with a curve? It was brutal.

"Hail to thee my alma mater..."

U of Texas - Austin / Re: IKEA
« on: June 09, 2006, 09:56:18 PM »
Grr. Wal-Mart.

I'm going to spare you my pro-worker, pro-community, pro-small business rant about Wal-Mart. You can PM me if you really want to hear.

I love Target though. And Pier 1. Crate and Barrel.

I can afford Target though. :)

I'm on periodically throughout the day when I get bored. I'm not workign right now -- home for the summer -- but I'll be at a desk for life soon enough.

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