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I'm sure I'll be missing this boredom once first year is in full swing.  But right now I am mastering the art of sleeping with my eyes open at work.

Only 10 actual work days left for me though!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT- Discuss How You Kill Time at Work
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:21:59 PM »
In no particular order:

1) LSD
2) Bed Bath and Beyond or Ikea for furniture for my new apartment
3) Drudge
4) Perez Hilton/gossiping with my coworkers
5) I guess a little bit of work.   ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 12:37:56 PM »
I could see Webb joining Obama.  I think McCain would win if he could align with Huckabee.

I second the Obama/Webb ticket.  I was shocked to see the new GI Bill he drew up (in a good, kind of speechless way) and generally like his no BS attitude.  However, I disagree with the McCain/Huckabee ticket being a winner.  McCain is only doing as well as he is (which state by state shows not very well) because of independent voters somewhat split between McCain and Obama.  You throw Huckabee in there and it will motivate the base a little more, but drive away those independents who are tired of the religious right.  The base really hates McCain, which is a huge problem for him since he's going to need to be able to find a way to pick someone who'll motivate them without driving away his independent voters.  I don't know if such a balancing act can be accomplished.

The base is no fan of Huckabee either.  He is pro-life/anti gay marriage, but on any issue that he actually has the potential to influence he is no conservative.  He has a long record of tax increases, he feels that it is a "biblical obligation" to fight global warming, and he called people who backed a bill requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote and receive certain social services "un-Christian and un-American."

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MissNatalie, I'm in the same boat as you. From what I've been told, financial aid doesn't kick in until school starts, so you should expect to pay your deposit and rent out of your own pocket. This holds especially true if you will be living off-campus. Hope this helps.

Ellenbee, not to totally highjack the thread but I adore your little avatar.  Yay Rainbow Brite!   ;D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 10:27:52 AM »

I agree completely, especially with the oil issues lately and her support of ANWR drilling (which polls show a large majoiry of Americans support), the fact she is conservative, and the fact she is a woman too which will further drag some away from Obama because of the way the Dem leadership treated Hillary in the primaries. The Alaskans seem to absolutely love her too, not that I think McCain should be too worried about losing Alaska though.

Exactly.  Do you think that this recall petition against Jindal has any traction?  I can't gather from the articles I've read if it is a "fringe" attempt, or if it could possibly gather any steam...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 10:03:53 AM »
It's hard to say but

for McCain, I think he should take serious consideration of Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal,  Charlie Crist or Mitt Romney. I think Rick Perry would be a good choice as well but he won't get picked since it would be too easy for the Dems to try to turn him into a "Bush III" since he was G.W.B's successor in Texas. Condoleeza Rice would do a good job but is too moderate socially to attract much of the conservative base that McCain needs. Besides, I think whoever McCain picks will likely be a governor.

Obama shouldn't pick Clinton. To do so would basically shoot himself in the foot. I am guessing he is probably looking at Bill Richardson, Tim Kaine,Phil Bredesen, Jennifer Granholm, Ed Rendell, Mike Easely, Kathleen Seibilus, or maybe even (although highly unlikely) Deval Patrick. Essentially, Obama will want to pick up either a woman or someone who is in charge of a large state or one that typically goes GOP. He, even more than McCain is likely to pick a governor to make it seem like at least someone in his administration has executive experience. The only reason I put Patrick on there is that the two are practically in bed together; writing eachother's speeches and such.

I have not given much thought to Obama's choice, but I agree with you on McCain.  I hope he picks either Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal.  I don't like Romney very much, and I REALLY don't like Charlie Crist.  I like Rick Perry, but I agree with your reasoning.

Right now I actually think Palin is a better choice than Jindal, although either would be fine.

(My first choice would have been Giuliani, but that is not an option that is being considered.)   :'(

My only real thoughts on Obama is that I agree with you that picking Hillary would be a mistake.

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General Off-Topic Board / Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 09:31:19 AM »
Anyone have any opinions on vice presidential picks for Obama or McCain?  I would make a poll but there are probably too many possibilities at this point.

(I'm having a slow work day.)

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At the very least if you claim your major is rigorous and it's not one that is typically thought of as being so, you should go out of your way to explain why (or have one of your professors do so in their LOR.)

I was a history major.  No way of dressing that up.   ;)

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I know sometimes recruiters search LinkedIn for profiles with features they are interested in (specific schools, prior positions, etc.)  So it can't hurt in that regard.

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St. John's?

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