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In at Toledo today.  My first one!

Congrats!  I applied to Toledo--maybe I'll see you there.

Are you familiar with Toledo?  Good food choice--Tony Packo's.  You know, just like Klinger described on M*A*S*H.

rugercaptain

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 5 simple things you enjoy
« on: February 05, 2007, 05:54:35 PM »
1. Quiet evenings at home with my family
2. A good bottle of wine and conversation with someone I love
3. Cuddling
4. Mashed potatoes
5. Making small children cry (okay just kidding...Minnesota lake shores at dusk)

1.  Quiet evenings at home with my significant other--about all I have energy for now.
2.  Yes!  A good bottle of wine!  Doesn't even have to be with someone I love, but it does make the wine taste better.  Right now I'm enjoying Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc (overpriced, I know, but good nonetheless).
3.  Cuddling...uh, not really.  I have an aversion to too much touching.  Must be because my birthmother didn't get to hold me immediately after I was born.  I run away from hugs.  ;D
4.  Gawd, I'd kill for a plate of mashed potatoes!  With butter, sour cream and kosher salt.  Give me a BIG spoon!
5.  I love making children cry.  I hate children.  T'ain't worth nuthin' until they're eighteen, they get jobs and move out.  (At least that's what my Dad told me!)

rugercaptain  

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I know ther is a seperate board for acceptances, WL, dings, etc...But would it be of any help to start this kind of thread for the non-trads?  We could list the perceived relevance of 'soft' factors, background, work experience and such.

I'm taking the LSAT this Saturday and will post my result as soon as I get it (3/5 at 1000 hours, according to LSAC).  The rest of my story is here:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=rugercaptain

I'm thinking a nineteen-year fire service career that includes three promotions, a successful grant writing record (+$400K from DHS/FEMA), and a non-traditional leadership position (for a woman) has got to be worth something as a soft factor.  I believe my three LORs are helpful, too, especially the one in which my recommender wrote about our battalion's response to a suspected bomb incident.  Finally, in my PS I compared my preparation for law school to my preparation for deer hunting.  Thought I would continue the "non-trad" theme throughout the application--age, career choice and favorite recreational activity.   ;)    

If I can score well on the LSAT maybe UM will throw me a bone.

rugercaptain  

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: God bless all the February LSAT takers
« on: February 03, 2007, 06:39:33 AM »
God's not real. But I do appreciate the support. I'll probably get FUCT on the real exam for saying that. I'll take my chances.

Ya know the saying, "There are no atheists in foxholes"?  There aren't any in LSAT test centers, either!   ;)

(Ain't none in burning buildings, either, but that's work-related...)

rugercaptain

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Whats your favorite beer?
« on: February 03, 2007, 06:15:53 AM »
Wine
Icewine: Any, really. I love icewine.

Firelands Winery in Sandusky, OH, makes a great Vidal ice wine.  $30 for 375 ml.  And the pretty blue bottle makes a nice flower vase, too.   :)

I tried a Cabernet Franc ice wine a couple years ago from Inniskilin (sp?) Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Absolutely excellent!  Smooth, good mouth feel, and something different from all of the white ice wines.

rugercaptain

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how many layers does it take to stay warm?

Unbelievable...my eyes are so blurry from studying that I thought this said "lawyers" and that it was a joke!   :D

rugercaptain

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: God bless all the February LSAT takers
« on: February 02, 2007, 07:19:32 PM »
A prayer for success

Almighty God, whose hands hold all matters of life, give us grace of success in the work that we do. Help us to give it the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success.
Watch over us and govern our actions, that we may not mar its perfection. Show us how to give our best, and let us not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it.

Make our life a successful one, in that every duty you give to us, we do it well. Give us the blessing of your help and guidance, and suffer us not to fail.

In Jesus' name.

Amen.

Good luck in your test!!!!


I am not a particularly religious person, but I take great comfort in this.  I have been studying as hard as I can between work, MPA classes at U. of Akron, and household duties.  I feel unsure of my readiness but want to take the test so I can move on with my life.

I will do my best and will not fail.  Thanks for the prayer.  Now all I need is my lucky Heidelberg cap (and my admission ticket) and I'll be good to go!

rugercaptain

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wow.. the weather
« on: February 02, 2007, 04:08:06 PM »
It's not supposed to get above 0 this weekend. Yesterday, 3pm had a windchill of -20, and that was BEFORE it got really cold.

I hate minnesota sometimes

Cold builds character.   ;D

I knew I couldn't say that with a straight face.  CRIPES!!!  It's frickin' cold here in Ohio, too.  Temps predicted to go below zero, with a wind chill making them approach -30F for Sunday.  Now THAT'S "tit-nipply" cold.

rugercaptain

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How do you like your steak?
« on: January 31, 2007, 12:23:21 PM »
Walk it by me and I'll carve off a piece.

Ooh, that doesn't sound right...

How 'bout "still mooing?"
rugercaptain

Damn, that doesn't sound right, either.  Let's see...wave it over a hot grill for a little radiant heat.

rugercaptain

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How do you like your steak?
« on: January 31, 2007, 12:19:27 PM »
Still twitchin' is the only correct response.
Extra-rare. This should be a poll!

Walk it by me and I'll carve off a piece.

Ooh, that doesn't sound right...

How 'bout "still mooing?"

rugercaptain

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