Waitlisted at Loyola LA. Pretty much what I expected. Don't think I'll be staying on the list.
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I cannot fit into my pants.
Cal is indeed expensive. I live about 70 miles from LA, near Edwards AFB (where the shuttle sometimes lands). I live in an uninciorporated area of Kern county, just north of the LA county line. I bought my house in 98 for 70k. It is 1500sqft, relatively small back yard 3bd/2ba built in 93(?). I have refinanced a couple times and took out some cash. I now owe about 116k now and my mortgage is about 900/month. I plan to sell in the next couple months and expect I will get 260-280k. Comparable houses in my town are going for higher, but I will likely price slightly below the market in order to make a quick sale. The housing market in the area to which I plan to move is similar to here. If I were going FT to LS, I would stay put and just make the hour+ commute to LA, but I can't see doing that every night after working all day. Can't go FT cause I am the sole provider of my family. If I was moving to Cal (from elsewhere) to go to LS and really wanted to buy rather than rent, I would look at houses here. Yeah, 280-300K seems like alot of $$$ to me, considering what I originally paid, but it's cheap with respect to LA/OC median prices.
General Off-Topic Board / Re: Kick-Ass 80s Law Firm: The Law Offices of KTJA & Nesnut, A Professional Corp.« on: April 21, 2006, 11:34:53 AM »
Um, Yeah, I'd like to apply for an associate position."
« on: April 21, 2006, 10:43:45 AM »
(This is not intended as an attack on you at all, MrSmittie, but...)
I'll buy that. Except that (my) God is merciful and will bless even those of us who do not deserve it.
« on: April 21, 2006, 10:33:13 AM »
I doubt he would appreciate his own mother's comments.Why?
Actually, I do work with active military everyday, and I also live in a military family – on both sides. My brother has been in the Marines for eighteen years, my father-in-law just retired after 30+ years of service, my brother in law is active duty, as is his wife, my other brother in-law just got out and his wife just re-enlisted, several of my co-workers are active reserve members, and I work at an air force base. I am not “whoring” anything. I am just stating how they feel about the situation. Unfortunately, their voice is often overshadowed by the shouts of the protestors whose freedom they are protecting. On the other hand, perhaps they quiet themselves (whether they agree or disagree with their commander-in chief) and just focus on doing the job at hand because they believe it serves a greater good.
I (and those I know) do not LIKE this war, but the fact remains that we are involved and we can’t just walk away. Some of those that are doing the work believe that they are accomplishing some good for a historically oppressed people, and some of us believe that the world is a better place and just little safer with Saddam out of power.
As for your friends/family/acquaintances who have or do serve, please tell them I said THANK YOU for their service and their sacrifices. And tell them it is/was not in vain.
God bless you and yours, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!
In any case, I’m done and I will STFU now.
« on: April 20, 2006, 11:15:20 PM »
If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life.
Funny, That's EXACTLY what my witer said to me last night at Wong Ho's. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!!!