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Law School Admissions / Should I put up a pic?
« on: September 18, 2004, 04:22:30 PM »
Trust me, there is no vanity involved.  I think it would be interesting to show all you young folks the aging process.  I will start with a high school picture, just your average
Joe, and every week or so I will post another pic showing the aging process, in my case, stress, alcohol abuse, smoking, no excercise, weight gain, all the things that have contributed to my current pathetic state at age 40.  It ain't a pretty picture. (No pun intended) Interested? 

Law School Admissions / Does anyone have Noell's email address?
« on: September 12, 2004, 08:58:00 PM »
She's only listing herself as "guest" now. 
Since I started this mess, I need to clean it up.
I really don't try to hurt people's feelings with
my dumb posts, but this got out of hand. 


Law School Admissions / Will Lexy ever translate lyrics I sent her?
« on: September 12, 2004, 06:52:17 PM »
Okay, I sent her some song lyrics over a month ago, the lyrics
are more in the form of a poem, and I kindly asked since she
enjoys analyzing poetry, would she mind analyzing the one I sent
her.  Haven't heard from her in over a month.

Anybody else good at translating lyrics/poems?  Yes, I really
want to know what the lyrics mean, what the author is TRYing to
say.  Uncharacteritic of me, I been wanting to know the meaning
of these lyrics for over 10 years!  Anybody Good at it?  I can
post the lyrics write here in a message if anybody wants to take
a stab at it. 

Law School Admissions / Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« on: September 11, 2004, 04:23:52 PM »
Now if only I had those numbers.  My report came back with a 2.06 Degree GPA, and
a cum. 2.16.  My school GPA was 2.67 my school does average grades that are retaken.  (F's U's etc.)  I don't care, not much difference to an adcomm anyway, 2.67 or 2.06, it doesn't really matter when you start that low. 

I read somebody had set up a spreadsheet to look to see what LSDAS actually did to my transcripts?  Can somebody send that template if you still have it?  I really have to go read the whole process, and I will, but it's time consuming.  I'm pretty sure they are correct, not much I can do except brag about the fact that *I* officially own the lowest GPA of anyone applying to ABA schools.  ;D

Law School Admissions / Should I take this Job? Need advice
« on: September 10, 2004, 09:21:54 PM »
So yeah, I've been doing the self-employment thing for 10 years
now, it's time for a change.  For those of you who never tried it,
it can be quite enjoyable (you really can make money while you
sleep) also when you check your computer to see how much
you made while out golfing.  Down side, horrendous hours, no social
life, and up/down cycles regarding cash flow. 

So I decide a more steady income, and the security of that regular
check is the way to go now.  (I am very aware I could be fired/laid
off at any time).  So after many months of searching, I find out
that I am unhireable because I was self employed for so long, thus
unmaneageable, read: "he does things his way"  That's true to an
extent, but I can adapt pretty easily. 

So I finally get a decent job offer, 42K to start, that's cool, that's
what an entry level Econ major makes in my area, plus I get all these
benefits that I totally forgot about while being self employed. 

Problem.  The job requires me to work 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.  I signed
up for some paralegal classes that are Monday-Thurs 7-10 PM.  I really
LOVE these classes and don't want to cancel.  Plus, if I do, I have
no more room for addendums, my GPA was thrashed by LSDAS, and it was way low
to begin with.

What would you do?  I haven't had a real job in 10 years, should I express
how important just this one Semester is, or should I never even bring it up,
and take the swing shift hours.  Their policy is all new hires work swing,
and I think they might make exceptions, but at the same time, don't want to
lose the job before I even earn a paycheck.  (wow, paycheck, don't even
remember what they look like  :D)

Many TIA

Law School Admissions / I Quit. It's official - What to do with LOR Process?
« on: September 06, 2004, 06:48:07 PM »
Due to personal issues beyond my control, it would not behoove me to go through the admission cycle for Fall of 2005.  I still plan on applying in 2006.  I have 3 recommeders working on my LOR's.  I got lucky, the three I chose all said yes.  Should I tell them to wait until the 2006 cycle, or let them finish them as they may not be willing to do this again for me in 2006.  My hunch is to get it done now, but I don't know how much the delay will hurt me.  For instance, I will have 3 LOR's dated in  Sept/Oct/Novemember of 2004.  Will LSAC still take these?  Will they be looked at as old to law schools when I apply in 2006?  I also have to call LSAC and cancel my LSAT date.  I guess I just eat that loss?  I would really like your advice.

For those younger students, don't think waiting is wrong.  You are young, 1 year does not make a difference for you if you need to delay.  I am however 40, so I am extremely disappointed, and the extra one year is an issue for, but should not be an issue for you. 

Thanks in advance for any advice on the LOR's.

Law School Admissions / LSD Football Pool - who's interested?
« on: September 05, 2004, 08:46:11 PM »
YAY!  Football is back.  Here's how it works, I will post all the games and the lines on Tuesday when they come out.  Everybody puts 5 bucks into the pool. Email me your picks. The person with the most correct picks, will get 80% of the pool.  2nd place, 17% of the pool, third place gets their money back.  So if there is a tie for third, or a multiple tie for third, the 3rd place winners are paid first, and the 1st and second place get their percentage of what's leftover.  Who's up for it?  5 bucks is all it takes, and ladies, in all my years of football pools, females usually win them, especially the one's who know nothing about football. (That really pisses me off, but it's true)

The accounting may be a problem.  I am thinking you all paypal me your 5 bucks and just hope I have a hair of integrity, and I get 3 percent to cover my paypal fees, and administration costs.(which amounts to probably 10 cents an hour).  If anybody knows of a better way to handle the money, I am open to all ideas.  Let's get this rolling!



Answer to why you should play.  It makes the games more fun to watch even with only a 5 dollar investment.  Winners will be announced after Monday Night Football, and Tuesday and Every Tuesday I will list the new weeks games and lines.  If you don't know what a line is, ASK. 

WHO IS IN?????????????????????????  It's fun!!!

P.S.  For those of you brainstormers who come up with a way to handle the money, keep in mind I want to play too, as it stands now, I cannot make any picks because if I win, you will all think I am a scumbag.  (which I am, i just don't like to hear it everyday)

Law School Admissions / For those of you who work in law firms
« on: September 04, 2004, 11:12:04 PM »
Do any of you lucky folks work for a firm that is familiar
with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?  I am
looking for someone who works in a firm that mainly consists
of representing people with disabilitites, and deal with
people who have suffered a loss due to an entity's violation
of the Act.  Please email me or PM me.

I guess I better explain or no one will reply.  I know of an
"entity" that is in direct violation of this ACT, however,
I cannot afford an attorney, I do not want any money, and I am
just looking to get the policy changed so they are in compliance
with the Act.  It's best to run it by your paralegal first as I
see that is a part of the paralegal role, the screening process.
Hey, you might get a cut of the attorney fees. (if found guilty,
the "entity" will pay your law firms legal fees in case you were

Thanks in advance!!!!

I am not one, but as far as I know, you have to be a pretty smart cookie to become an engineer.  When I was growing up, there was no Computer Engineer.  You had civil, mechanical, etc.  My Uncle, one smart ass MF, worked for GE as a nuclear engineer and help build nuclear power plants. He didn't and doesn't know a damn thing about computers. There was also an specific type of engineer that were labeled as "people who build bridges"?  What kind of engineer is that?  What does "engineer" mean?  I'm really interest in why you guys/gals chose your field, but more so, without having law school in mind as a possible career.

Many thanks....

Law School Admissions / Who is the Hottest LSD Chick? Avatar or non avatar
« on: September 03, 2004, 09:08:10 PM »
Damn, I know I forgot several, don't be alarmed, I'm an old man
with a bad memory.  For those I forgot, you can "write in" your candidate.
First person who mentions a dude gets banned for life from LSD. 

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