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Damn it, I miss all the good stuff. And I'm not even sure what I missed this time. >:(

Morning everyone. Good day so far?

Not for me.  :( Wie gehts Dir?

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 28, 2008, 03:17:18 PM »
Held at Northwestern. I knew I was a long shot, but I still had really hoped. This one really hurts.

Penny, are you a vegetarian for moral reasons, or do you just not like meat?

Started as a health thing... now it is health and moral. Occationally I will eat meat (no mammals though) if I get sick or feeling really weak. But it is very rare. (No pun intended)

How long have you been vegetarian? I haven't had meat in 17 years now, though I do dairy and eggs.


I have a horrible story to tell about mooing. A friend and I made a potato gun--rural fun at its finest (aside from cow-tipping, but let's not go there :P). There was a cow standing in the pasture in the next property over, and my friend shot it with the potato gun, right in the upper part of the leg. The sound it made on the way down was both hilarious and heart wrenching, and it lay there for about 20 minutes making the most pitiful moo you have ever heard in your life. I wish I could mimic it, because it has to be heard to be believed.


Yeah, German spelling can be kind of tricky. Your grandmother must speak Hochdeutsch. I had a friend from Munich who I could barely understand at all when he spoke German.

I envy you on the Chinese thing. I can't hear anything when someone speaks Chinese--it's just sounds and nothing forms words. Might as well be someone drumming on a table. Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi are languages I considered at one point or another. But I'm not sure I'd get that much use from them.

She is completely Hochdeutsch! She hates that I learned German living abroad in Switzerland. My Swiss accent is quite atrocious to someone from Nuremberg. My parents grew up not learning any German. My grandparents had left Germany in 1939/40, and the rest of the family didn't survive. It took years for them to want to teach German to the family, and so the grandkids were the students at that point.

Chinese sounds so natural to me. I really love the simplicity of the grammar (Russian grammar kicks my butt). Arabic writing is really difficult for me to decipher, though. Farsi would be awesome!

Let's see, German, Japanese and Spanish are already passable. I want to learn French, Russian and Italian, at a minimum. I might as well learn Dutch, since it's pretty much like English and German had a head-on collision. :D

You and I should totally hang out and learn languages :) I want to learn Dutch, but I worry what it will do to my German. I can't write in German, unfortunately, though. I already had a lot of trouble when I tried to learn more Yiddish, and my German turned into that of a "Strassenkind" according to my grandmother.

My Chinese and French are passable, and German, Spanish, and Hebrew are so so. I took a year of Russian in college, but I've forgotten a lot of it. I'm hoping that language ability will in some way be a benefit in practicing law. Either way, languages are a lot of fun.

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 28, 2008, 09:43:09 AM »
I have 3 acceptances and am waiting on 5...well waiting on 4..1 I know will be a rejection...but out of my 3, I can see myself only attending 1  - and that would mean an hour and a half drive each way(thats without traffic.)  Ugggggg..     I have been complete at my top chioce since Dec 31st...I checked on LSN and people who went complete after me have been getting decisions but I have yet to hear a thing.  I am starting to become disheartened - is this about the right time to start losing hope?  Come on mailman...bring me something....anything...

This is my situation, too. I keep hoping I'll hear something. Every time I look at LSN and see new acceptances, I get really jealous.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 28, 2008, 09:40:40 AM »
in at Northwestern! via email! ;D ;D ;D

That's awesome! Congrats. I am dying to hear from them.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: MAS: Don't Disturb the Sexy
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:40:32 AM »
Stotan was in musicals.

I need to remember this more.

I was the lead in musicals, thankyouverymuch.

Which ones? I'm guessing you were Nathan Detroit.

Detroit is really shocking.  You gotta be pretty hard core to be homeless in Detroit.  Being homeless in Orange County might actually be kinda fun.

Why is Chicago so low?  That's impressive.

Any data on NYC?

NYC has about 50,000 homeless people, which comes to about .6% of the total. The only city with a larger number is LA (with over 90,000!).

Being homeless in Detroit has got to be really hard (though being homeless anywhere is no walk in the park). I was talking to a guest Monday night about the weather being so bad here. It was really depressing. Normally the guests just want to talk about light subjects or religion (I'm Jewish, which they find fascinating, so they like to talk to me about Christianity), almost to avoid talking about being homeless. This guy just looked at me and said, "Do you know what it's like to be 40 and just want to die?" It was so sad. How do you even respond to that?

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