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I highly recommend the getting out of state option.  I left Chicago (and a ten-year on-and-off thing) for Texas, sulked for a year, then got together with my now-husband.  Go west, young (wo)man!  Or east, as the case may be.  Loneliness can be empowering.

I think a move will be good for you. You can meet new people and be in a place where you don't have memories of time spent with your ex. And you have some great options, so it's Colorado's loss, not yours. :)

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hopefully buy a little condo and get settled before school starts.

When are you planning on moving? I'm going to be leaving my job at the end of June so I have time to settle in and learn my way around Syracuse. And now that my BF is history, I am very glad that I chose Syracuse over somewhere in the CT/MA area where I've lived during our relationship. I think a new place will do wonders.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What is your LQ?
« on: April 08, 2006, 08:17:05 PM »
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lots of $$$ vs lots of debt
« on: April 08, 2006, 08:10:47 PM »
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BUT I have about 45k in debt from undergrad, and graduating with 200k total debt just seems crazy when there are cheaper alternatives available.

Depends. Do you want to do BigLaw? Making $125,000 a year it wouldn't take too long to pay off the debt. But if you don't know what you want to do, then I would probably go with ND or W&L. Since you're a liberal atheist, I'd probably go with W&L.

Then again, I am hugely debt-averse after dealing with some credit card debt. I felt strangled every month when the bill came and I had to put 25% of my take home pay towards the credit card. I also want to own a home someday, so I'd rather not have loads of debt. I used to babysit for one of my old professors, and I know that he and his wife (MPA/PhD and JD, respectively) hated still having the school debt when they wanted to upgrade to a bigger house for their growing family. At least that was my impression of their situation, they didn't say in so many words.

Of course if you really love Emory, and you know you wouldn't be happy at either ND or W&L, that makes it harder.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How Well Did You Guess Your Decision?
« on: April 08, 2006, 06:02:21 PM »
There were my guesses:

BU - rejected
UCONN - rejected
Case - accepted
Syracuse - accepted
Cleveland-Marshall - accepted
Quinnipiac - accepted
WNEC - accepted

And this is what really happened:

BU - waitlisted
UCONN - accepted
Case - accepted
Syracuse - accepted
Cleveland-Marshall - accepted
Quinnipiac - accepted
WNEC - accepted

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What do you smell like right now?
« on: April 08, 2006, 05:44:48 PM »
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue and some shea butter moisturizer

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: logic books
« on: April 08, 2006, 04:31:53 PM »
Maybe you're burned out from so many preptests? I did a lot of preptests, too, and at one point I just had to take a week or two off. It helped to come back after a break from LSAT studying. If that is possible for you (not sure when/if you're signed up to take the real thing), I'd suggest taking a break from studying.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Notebooks (laptops) dilemma
« on: April 08, 2006, 12:03:51 PM »
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My dad has the 700m, which is tiny. It took me a while, but I did start getting used to the keyboard. I think given a month or two of use, I would have acclimated to it completely.

I don't doubt that I could have gotten used to the keyboard (especially since my hands are pretty small). It was the screen size that I couldn't deal with. It made me feel blind it was so small. And I've squinted my way to enough wrinkles looking at my much larger monitor at work, so the small screen size is a dealbreaker for me.

I'll probably also buy either a cheap desktop or monitor and docking station setup for my apartment because working on a laptop drives me nuts. But they are required at Syracuse so I'll get one.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Notebooks (laptops) dilemma
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:40:01 AM »
My sister has the teeny tiny Dell, and it was hard for me to get used to. The keyboard was cramped and the screen was WAY too small for my tastes. So I'll probably end up lugging around something bigger.

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I'm psyched to start. Can't wait to find a place to live and move to my new home and start school.

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I would say take him to small claims court and recoup your losses.  But that's just me.

Sometimes just the threat of small claims court works. I had signed up for a cell phone for an ex (stupid stupid stupid me), and when things ended he refused to pay. So I sent him a letter threatening to sue him in small claims court. He promptly paid the bill.

If your new guy may be The One, be careful about seeing Mr. Ex - you don't want to jeopardize your new relationship.

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