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aside from a 6-pack of shiner bock,
though drink mixes are welcome (except for egg nog, that's nasty).

my favorite holiday recipe is straight from grandma.
i think there's a place like Luby's, called Furr's or something.
way back when, she had a piece of pie for desert.  i guess it was ok, but she made her own recipe based on that pie.  i actually went to a Furrs a long time ago just to see if they had it, and i saw one that must have been it, but it had two layers and was kinda nasty compared to grandma's recipe.
i made two last night for family coming in

anyway, grandma's secret recipe, for you, my friends....

Millionaire Pie

1- put one cup of white powdered sugar in a mixing bowl
2- put one regular size (16 oz?) block of philadelphia cream cheese (at room temp is easier to mix) in with powdered sugar
3- stir around with a fork until there is no more powdered sugar noticeable
4- drain one small can of crushed pineapple, add pineapple to bowl
5- add one cup of chopped (not finely chopped, but chopped) walnuts (or pecans) to bowl
6- mix thoroughly
7- add 1 standard size container of cool whip and mix thoroughly
8- dump into graham cracker pie crust
9- refrigerate overnight
10-  :D

that's it:
1 cup white powdered sugar
1 16 oz philly cream cheese
1 cup walnuts or pecans
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1 tub cool whip
1 graham cracker pie crust

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hilarious

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=1487999&version=5&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=5.7.1

Memphis, Tenn. (WHBQ)- In February, the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ gave a New Orleans family, who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the keys to a house in Hickory Hill that church members said the wife selected. They got a $75,000 house for free. But we discovered that the family sold it without ever moving in.

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General Off-Topic Board / Michael J. Fox - campaign commercial outtakes
« on: November 08, 2006, 10:05:09 PM »
politics aside,
enjoy some comedy gold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuYUf4CSi9E

/just sayin'

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for people who walked out of the first section in sept, and for people prepping for the dec lsat.....

if you haven't already taken the june 06 and sept 06 lsat, WAIT!!!

use older LSATs for practice tests and untimed practice.
as the most recent LSATs, take these the last week of lsat prep to get a good idea of where you are.

if you take them now, you aren't fully prepared, because you are obviously going to study more for the dec lsat.
use another practice lsat to gauge where you are and what areas you need to work on, and, the last week, take the june 06 and sept 06 lsats to get the best possible indication of where you are and what your weak area is

/i know those most recent lsats are like candy and you just can't help yourself

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Here's my deal....
military vet: Naval Nuclear Power School, served on subs during desert storm
undergrad: BS Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M
grad: MS Engineering Management, SMU

work experience:
nuclear power plant: military, submarines
commercial aerospace engineering: American Airlines (3 yrs)
military/defense aerospace engineering/manufacturing: Lockheed Martin (4 yrs)

i've got a good ps, good LORs, and am hoping my soft factors make up for my lower gpa.
technically, i am considered a non-traditional student, since i'm older than most kids applying....hopefully that is worth some diversity points

my first choice is UT Austin.
i also plan on applying to smu and univ houston.
someone from this forum got a $15k scholarship to smu with my numbers, so that's encouraging.
i am planning on going into IP law

my numbers aren't a lock for UT, but that is the #1 choice.  I prefer to stay in TX, but would consider something like VA or FL.
seriously, though, i'm keeping my fingers crossed that my soft factors will bump me from the 'maybe' pile to the 'accepted' pile for UT

anyone know how much weight UT would give to soft factors?
/Aggie wanting to go to UT
//how 'bout them apples?

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Studying for the LSAT / I GOT A 174!
« on: October 20, 2006, 02:58:22 PM »
i usually break 200, even without the bumpers up
but, for some reason, i was happy with a 174

/went bowling last night

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Just so we don't lose any stragglers....
when we get our scores, if we decide not to retake, what board do we migrate to?

we can't stay in the 'Studying for LSAT' board forever.

I mean, there are so many choices:
Applying to Law School
Deciding Where to go
Accepted and Decided 1Ls

i miss you guys already
/sniff

it's hard enough keeping up with one board, no way i'm gonna keep up with all that.
maybe i should get back to my ps

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i know the main thing applicants are based on is the gpa/lsat combo

but, if you get tossed into the maybe pile, then soft factors like undergraduate degree and institution, work experience, graduate degrees, personal statement, LORs, etc may start to kick in.

of course, it sounds like the graduate gpa means pretty much nothing.

my undergrad is in engineering, so my gpa is a 3.1, and i'm hoping soft factors kick in for me

my masters is in engineering management, and i have work experience in nuclear and aerospace engineering.
my top choice is ut austin, anything else will be settling

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Studying for the LSAT / Question regarding Early Admission
« on: October 09, 2006, 04:02:44 PM »
OK, does anyone really have any idea how schools treat the early admissions process?

Other than 'Contact the school directly and ask them'
does anyone have any ideahow shools usually go about this process?

I was under the impression that if you were not a presumptive admit, it may be beneficial to apply for early admission.  of course, like most people, i had no real reason for assuming that, other than the general impression i have gotten from various threads.
But, i have recently heard that applying for early decision is really mainly beneficial for presumptive admits who just want to know early and plan accordingly.  You probably think that it would be beneficial for people who aren't presumptive admits, but i'm not sure it is.  it sounds like most people who apply for early admission are reviewed by one person, and the presumptive admits may get accepted early, but the others get stacked into the reject pile, or, at best, the 'review with general admissions' pile.

whereas if you just apply as early in the process as possible (after taking sept lsat) you maximize your admission's 'face-time' with the admissions people, and everyone gets to review your app and provide their input.

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Studying for the LSAT / WOOO HOOOOO!!!!! I got a 173
« on: June 28, 2006, 08:17:33 AM »
I went bowling last night. 
Just felt like sharing ;)

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