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General Off-Topic Board / Re: chef boyardee
« on: January 09, 2007, 04:54:05 AM »
i realize it's an objectively disgusting food product, but I still eat it for those late nights when i'm somewhat irrational, and it's always struck me as disturbing that the stuff seems to be radioactive.  anybody else eat chef boyardee stuff? 

OMG, I ate this stuff while a high school student.  Mom died my freshman year, Dad worked second shift at a local auto factory, and my sister and I fended for ourselves after school.  Beefaroni and Ravioli were my absolute favorites.  God, I could eat it out of the can unheated.  No wonder my LDL cholesterol is so frickin' high--I think that congealed Beefaroni fat is still clogging my arteries.   :(


You ate gubmint cheese.

Wow.  I'd forgotten about "gubmint cheese."  Dined on some while in college in the early '80's--not bad stuff.  Mmmmmm, grilled gubmint cheese sammiches... ;D  


so, when your listening to one of your younger classmates, say, sub 22, talking about how they are in love and this is it and no one else will ever do, do you also chuckle?

I laugh my a$$ off!   ;D   My partner and I got together when we were 34 and 32, respectively.  #3 for both of us.  Together for almost 14 years and couldn't be happier.  We both wonder (and laugh about) what we were thinking with partners one and two in our twenties.   ???


I married young (20) and it was great...the divorce six years later was even greater...



In the perfect world, I want to go into criminal defense. I would love to defend the Constitutional Rights of scumbags.

God love you.  Better yet, do you have a rich relative to support you?   ;)


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: January 01, 2007, 07:24:57 PM »
How old is everyone, the so called "nontraditionals?"

45.  46 when I enter law school.  (But I get carded for beer every once in a while...)


What I'm concerned about is, with working full time and law school part time, I'm not going to have any free time - and my daughter goes off to college in 2 1/2 years.  Do I want to miss out on this time?  should I put it off for another two years?  difficult....

I don't know, emigre...I don't have children.  Don't like kids, but am always respectful of those who can have and raise them.  My partner and I have discussed my going to law school full-time--if I can get a full tuition scholarship.  That would mean quitting my job and moving into an apartment near school, leaving her to manage a household and four pugs on her own.

If my Dad had wanted to go to college when I was 15-16 years old, I would've just shrugged.   ???   Mom died when I was fourteen, and Dad was a factory worker, slaving away on second shift at the local GM plant.  I took care of myself and my sister--Dad did what he needed to do for us financially.  In the spirit of truth, however, I would've liked a little more emotional support from Dad back then, but he probably didn't have the capacity to give it.  

Mom and Dad are both gone now.  My partner and I have been together for fourteen years and we have a solid relationship (as well as a decent investment portfolio--can't emphasize how much security that provides).  She wants me to be happy, and I think I'll be happy in law school and as a lawyer.  The fire service has been an interesting diversion for me, but it isn't what I was born to do.

Have you talked with your daughter about your law school ambitions?


left: jokers
right: clowns

Looks like I've been drinking again.

No, it's: "Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you."   ;)


First, I am amazed by the number of non-traditionals there are on this board! It is so encouraging.

Ah, a discussion thread to which I can relate!

45 y/o career fire service member, BS in Economics from Heidelberg College (OH) 1985.  Been in the fire service since '88, now a battalion chief.  Experience in code enforcement and administrative law as they relate to fire prevention and inspection.  Currently enrolled in a MPA program, but law is really my calling.  I'll probably keep the job (only six years to go until retirement) and go to law school part-time evenings beginning Fall 2007.

I'm taking the LSAT in February.  To pass the time until then (and because I have nothing else to do--right), I bought a few "Outstanding Law Professor Series" Sum and Substance CDs--I really like the Constitutional Law CDs by Professor Mary Cheh.  Darrow--you may want to check these out for a taste of Con Law.


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