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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Married Students
« on: July 27, 2006, 11:19:09 AM »
This thread is a fantastic representation of the exact reasons why I have no intention of joining a study group in law school.     ;) :-*

Deuces, I think you just have to avoid the folks with the BA degrees and soft BS degrees.  Stick to the hard science degrees and you'll get to have more threads about Perl vs Ruby and quantum physics.

Slightly off topic but nonetheless interesting story. About a year ago my fiance's car was broken into in the parking lot of my old apartment building in Syracuse, NY. The robber(s) did extensive damage to the dash ripping out the factory installed stereo system that had actually broken earlier that day.

The only other thing the robber(s) took... his quantum physics book.

Watch out for those academic thieves  :-\.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: health insurance
« on: July 27, 2006, 11:09:03 AM »
Having never bought health insurance before I'm a bit confused (I've always been covered by my Dad's office, but they won't cover grad students).

What is the purpose of the deductible? I understand how it works for car insurance, but for health insurance it seems to negate the purpose of having the insurance in the first place.

If I choose a plan with a $1000 deductible does that mean that before my insurance covers anything I have to spend $1000 on care/treatment? If that's the case is it even worth it to get health insurance? If I'm a healthy non-smoker who rarely gets ill and goes to the doctor's only for annual checkups and don't take any prescription medications would I ever surpass the deductible?

I apologize in advance if I just have completely misunderstood how this works.

At the beginning of the cycle, UT was my first choice.  Now I'm seeing UT and Northwestern as equals (although notably different).

I figure folks who have decided to attend UT are the best to poll for the major pros so if you have some thoughts please send me a PM (particularly if you faced a similar decision).

I'm a Californian so no in-state tuition to sway me.

Thanks in advance for any input :)

I faced a similar decision just a few days ago as well when my original first choice, Vanderbilt, called and offered me a position in the class off the waitlist. What helped me most was just trying to remember how I felt when visiting both schools. Did either school just feel 'right'? Were there any nagging misgivings that you had about Northwestern that could lead you to regret not going to UT later on?

I went with my heart and just chose the school that felt like a better fit for me (UT).

I hope this helps...

U of Texas - Austin / Re: LAST DAY of WORK!
« on: July 21, 2006, 07:25:02 AM »
Friday is my last day of work -- very excited, yet sad to leave the people at the same time.


U of Texas - Austin / Re: You should all live in fear...
« on: July 20, 2006, 05:18:33 PM »
Assuming I drink something with ice in it.  I actually prefer (red) wine to just about any other form of alcohol, though the relative expense/unpopularity of it usually means that what gets poured at these mass imbibings is plonk.  :'(

But for that there are clues as well, most notably the stained lips and teeth of someone who has been enjoying red wine all evening.

Ah... the telltale purple smile as we call it in my family.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: Grad Plus Loans
« on: July 16, 2006, 10:28:46 AM »
I got mine on Saturday as well. Looks like the UT financial aid office was just running late in getting them sent out (shocking).

U of Texas - Austin / Studying Plans
« on: July 13, 2006, 01:21:58 PM »
Just wondering what others were planning to do.

U of Texas - Austin / Grad Plus Loans
« on: July 13, 2006, 01:20:01 PM »
Anybody get their paperwork yet? The UT financial aid office said we should have gotten them in late June/early July. I haven't gotten anything about it yet.

U of Texas - Austin / Re: MySpace Group for UT Law 2009
« on: July 13, 2006, 10:33:25 AM »

U of Texas - Austin / Re: MySpace Group for UT Law 2009
« on: July 13, 2006, 10:31:36 AM »
... I don't even know what beer pong is....

Also called beirut, although the rules are slightly different for each. The general rule that is common through all types of the game that I have seen though is that the owner of the house/table decides what the basic rules are for the game (ie: bouncing or no bouncing, blowing the ball out of the cup etc).  Other than that basically you toss a ping pong ball across a table trying to land it in a cup of beer. If you land the ball in the other team's cup they have to drink it. The first team to knock out all of the other team's cups wins.

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