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Sorry, I'm a perdiodic poster to the boards nowadays.

Going full time. Parents-in-law are moving to Albany to help out with childcare (they can't be away from the gkids), plus the wife. Still, it will be rough. School 19 you say? One of our kids is going into 3rd, one into 5th. School district more important than $$$... Just starting to look at apartments as I am doing some last minute deciding on law schools.

Kids are 8, 9, and 11 weeks.

How am I planning to manage it? Planning? I'm not planning on anything. Just trying to maintain my sanity. *grin* Honestly, I'm trying to find some info on the Albany school districts.

Looks like I'll be going to Albany.

3. Yes, 3 kids.

Where should I go next fall? / Ahhh.... you're missing something!
« on: May 05, 2006, 07:45:18 PM »
This is why I don't trust statistics....

Left out of that stat is that of the 97% of the Baylor students who passed the Texas bar exam...

...100% had to go to Baylor.

Spending three years in Baylor to pass the bar is like spending ten years in prison to clear your name. Yeah, you're happy you got your name cleared, but you have to think that there's a better way to do it.

(man... renting out the library for a prom.... way to go Dean!)

All your Baylors are belong to us!

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Same stuff, different day
« on: May 05, 2006, 03:26:39 PM »
Aye, here's the rub-

For some reason, I was accepted to a broad spectrum of schools. After getting into UF, I decided to drop all of the schools except the one that I liked best that was also offering a free ride. Albany. Don't get me wrong- I really like Albany. But I have just... a.... touch (and I'm trying to get rid of it, but I can't) of USNWR snobbiness... and it's a tier 3. Why did I drop PSU and their 18k scholarship? Or L&C and their 12k? Or... well, there were too many to count. *smile*... regret sucks. All your law schools are belong to us!

So... looks like it could be three winters in sunny upstate NY.

Speaking of rub:

And reviews of the oozinator:

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Money... makes the world go 'round
« on: May 05, 2006, 02:42:49 PM »

Haven't heard from UF on my FinAid status.

Got off my kiester (deposit deadline and all) and emailed Carol. She emailed me back in, like, 2 minutes. Really. Like there was some sort of Carol-bot there waiting for my question with all my data rarin' to go.

Good News: Great response time.
Bad News: The response.

I received the max stafford. Yeah, I know, that's great. But there is no way in h-e-double hockey sticks I was receiving less than the max stafford. But I received nothing else. Nada. Zippo. Zilch. Two slices of wonderbread with no meat in between. Well, you get the idea.

I thought I might have a shot at a merit. I'm above the 75th for LSAT. I thought I'd definitely receive a need-based. 'Cuz, well, I'm needy. That's what the missus says. Oh yeah, and poor.

The long and the short of it... I want to go to UF... UF has accepted me... but I can't come close to affording it. Can... not... justify the money when I'm getting a free ride elsewhere. *sigh*

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Isis and Webmail
« on: April 28, 2006, 04:24:42 PM »

I set up my gatorlink account. I can log on to Isis. Everything seems to work fine.

Whenever I login to Isis to check finaid, it says that my registration/admission information is incomplete (it shows receipt of my FAFSA). I assume that tmeans it just hasn't been processed yet?

Moreover, when I try to check my webmail... it doesn't work. Gives me a "Server may be done, or you may not have a mailbox" message. Is this because I haven't committed yet, and therefore I'm not a real student with a mailbox? Are only UF UGs able to access their webmail?


Where should I go next fall? / UF FinAid
« on: April 27, 2006, 04:11:08 PM »

Wondering if anyone else accepted in UF's mass-email before the end of March has heard about their FinAid status and/or any awards yet. I've been checking ISIS on a regular basis, but so far, no dice. I *want* to commit, but cannot until I make sure they're offering some $. Anyone else in the same boat?

Where should I go next fall? / Ignore the last post
« on: April 26, 2006, 12:45:59 PM »
1. BU is known for IP law.

2. 128.

3. Networking possibilities.

4. I worked the 128 startup jag for seven years- three companies. I met several BU law grads. I didn't meet a single UC grad.

5. Summer job scouting possibilities.

6. You get to live in Boston during that time, not Cinn.


1. Debt. Debt. Debt.

Yes, your hard science background helps a lot. But you will not be the only person with a hard science background. Hard science + BU = golden for 128.

If you can stomach the debt, and don't want to work in the midwest, the choice is clear,

Where should I go next fall? / Bag the bag
« on: April 22, 2006, 08:00:47 PM »
Laptop bag? Who needs a bag? Heck, who needs a laptop?

Just get a wifi palm so you can check your email & do a little web surfing. Maybe play some solitaire. That's what everyone else is using their laptops for. And then you can carry it in your pocket.

Gotta go... someone is IMing me on my laptop. Could be my palm. Hmmm... my windows CE device? Or maybe it's my crackberry. Or my cellphone. Or my bluetooth-enabled legal pad. Or my wifi #2.....

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