« on: June 18, 2007, 05:09:39 PM »
Does this happen often? What's typical workload / compensation?
Messages - yourlocalsuperhero
« on: June 15, 2007, 12:22:49 PM »
Right on. When I visited, I took the sky ride ($6, I think) to a light rail stop and the train to campus. There are two different routes that accomplish this and your selection will depend on timing of when your flight comes in v. bus leaving.I spoke with Wende yesterday and she says that as of right now we can come on Sunday, but she is still working on Saturday. My flight is already booked for Sunday morning. I fly in at about 10am. Does the bus or train come from there to the school area?
« on: June 12, 2007, 10:14:17 AM »
In my opinion most essays that concentrate on PI or saving the world sound very dochey, so I'd avoid that. Maybe, you should write about a case that you have worked for, how it challenged you, what emotions it aroused, show passion, but not directly.Your year and a half -- which is worthwhile and important -- probably has a place in your personal statement, especially considering your ambitions. Perhaps it will not be the main thrust of the essay, but somewhere between a few sentences and a few paragraphs, depending on the context, should be good.
Best of luck!
« on: June 07, 2007, 11:54:38 PM »
1: Wake up extra early for a few days
2: The day before, perform a decent amount of physical activity (sex, basketball, hiking) and enjoy some awesome fiction/music/gardening/sunset/whatevs
3: Plan to arrive early, but just a little early, and wear what makes you most comfy
4: Keep a humble, humorous outlook -- even if others seems tense or it takes six hours for the proctor to get the test started, you know you're prepared
5: Oh, yeah, the test: Patience, consistency, self-assurance -- if you get flustered, recall a great "zone" moment you had back in the day and all the great stuff you got will be there with you
« on: May 31, 2007, 10:29:06 PM »
maybe you meant to say there is nothing impressive about Nevermind. If you know anything about Nirvana, you know that album isn't even close to being the best. and you also know that kurt hated smells like teen spirit because it was sort of the sell out song.
"Bleach lacks consistency"
"Insecticide, & Unplugged ... [are] just covers"
"Geffen ... Sell out"
Jesus, these are not serious indictments of ability. When I listen to Bleach, and every other Nirvana record, I still enjoy them and appreciate new things. Refresh my memory, but didn't Nirvana guitarists come and go? Throughout, Dave G offered spectacular drum work -- on all albums, esp on In Utero. And Kurt's guitaring was fine, just fine. As one example of Kurt's guitar ability, most fail at playing L2 (I think that's the name), a song on one of their cover albums.
Most importantly, they strike a chord. Nirvana has influenced tens of millions of people, and still informs millions to this day. That's talent: undefinable and transcendent.
Whether or not they played/recorded covers, signed big label or demonstrated "inconsistency," Nirvana is a fine example of talent. I regret that, whatever the reason(s), you choose to impugn the band with analytical reasons why they are no longer good enough for you wear them on your sleeve (or wherever).
In five decades, their music will remain influential (unless the global climate crisis has his way).
« on: May 31, 2007, 09:52:31 PM »
USD has a positive connotation. I doubt that many people in my (western) metro area have ever heard of Fordham.
While the air quality in SD is (too) far from good, it's a much better place to be than NY.
I hope that, most importantly, this information is valuable to you: Heart disease is reversible. This serious condition does not disappear in all cases, of course, but there is treatment. Valuable treatment that patients can manage:
This protocol by Dr. Dean Ornish, a highly respected physician in a dozen ways, is recommended by docs who are serious about preventing and intervening with heart disease:
There are plenty of legitimate resources compatible with Dr. Ornish's approach. Just two:
In any event, good luck!
(And check out Dr. Ornish's bio http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/4/3080_453)
« on: May 31, 2007, 04:11:45 PM »
Interesting analysis, Jihad. Just so you know, you may get mobbed when saying "Kurt was in it for money" in the 3(+) dimensional world.
It's pretty standard for record labels to spend millions of dollars promoting a single song, including questionable practices like bribing stations to, in essence, make it popular. Maybe SLTS fits into this trend somehow?
needs to be quarantined until such time he is no longer a threat.
The Democracy Now! report in early April was even more descriptive of poor Mr. Daniels' plight:
I don't know what's more frightening... someone on a plane with active TB, or the CDC being able to track someone down in Rome.
While public health must be managed to the very best of the government's ability, the most threatening aspect of these cases lie elsewhere: violations of privacy and, especially, personal liberty. Solitary confinement without a radio for stepping outside? Whew.
« on: May 18, 2007, 09:06:10 PM »
The Guardian of London's columnist George Monbiot: "If We Donít Deal with Climate Change We Condemn Hundreds of Millions of People to Death"
A fascinating interview. Listen (and/or read rush transcript) here: