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you should, however, be okay with alternative lifestyles for the belmont area to the east of the red line. 

what does this mean? i need a point of reference (or you could just spell it out for me too..:D)alternative to whom, nyc version of alternative (which could be, like, WHOA!), or midwest version of alternative (which for all i know might be closer to california mainstream...) :)


and as someone who first moved to a "big" city a few years ago from the comforts of a midwest enclave:  don't worry about crime.  or get a conceal-carry permit.  otherwise you'll have no fun. 

LOL

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Making the decision
« on: July 10, 2006, 01:56:30 AM »
What was it that finally helped you all make the decision to proceed?

1. i have had money and stability, and i prefer the satisfaction of doing something that resonates with my heart and head, not just my pocketbook. mixing in some risk and adventure works too.

2. i didn't outgrow my teenaged belief that one person can change the world. might as well be me changing the world.

3. as far as i know right now, this is my one and only life. if not now, when?

4. huge ego, coupled with an ability to fully commit. i want to, i believe i can, so i will.

hey you stole my thoughts.  >:(

:D wanna go into business together when we get out of school? i have some design ideas for some really sharp-lookin' capes, and the shoes that go with 'em are beYOOOtiful strappy heels. who says saving the world means you have to wear birkenstocks and hemp, hmmmm??

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Dell Latitude Series
« on: July 06, 2006, 07:25:13 PM »
i am not so sure i would go with a thinkpad...i had a tp for years (ok, so it lasted for years)...

i just bought a dell latitude 620, wide screen, and so far i am really happy with it except for one thing. i would love to have a slightly lower screen res to give my eyes a break, and it is fuzzy if i do that, which is counter to the point of me buying the wide screen...:(

i think that these days the savings for what you get on a latitude might just be worth it. ibm is great, my housemate has one, and it seems heavier than mine. though perhaps i am believing what suits me. :D either way, 3 year onsite is important, and with that i don't think it matters all that much which you get.

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Then again, I think our entering class has a higher median age than most schools... so maybe most of us don't even know what the internet is yet.   ::)

very funny....  ;D


i am coming to chitown from san diego myself.

how did you guys find your apartments? are you rooming with anyone?

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given that i am an aggressive investor but a conservative spender...you might not like what my suggestion is.

defer law school for a year, cut up the credit cards, get a roommate (or two, or three, or move in with your parents), clip coupons, sell your car and get a cheaper one, get a full time job and extra part time job, and make the 20k in debt go away.

starting law school with deferable federal loan debt is one thing, starting it with cc debt, when the cc companies can just arbitrarily decide to put your interest rates into the atmosphere just because you are...oh...unemployed....like you will be in law school....well, to me it seems like a pretty big deal.

i am assuming you will be taking out some loans to pay for law school 'cause if you had the cash you could pay off the cc's, right? law school is a huge ding in your financial health. it is kind of like surgery. your best bet to survive it, and as painlessly as possible, with as speedy a recovery as possible, is to be in the best shape you can before the surgery. same thing with your finances and law school. and this situation is fixable within a year, so that is why i think deferring might make good sense. or cents.

(and in no board is it more appropriate to say...just my $.02)

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[what is ymmv?]

Your Mileage May Vary.  It's shorthand for "this works for me, but it may or may not work for you."

tyvvm

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Be constructive, such as by saying, "Mom, when you say things like 'lawyers are unhappy alcoholic bottom-feeders' I feel like you are being unsupportive of my dream to be a lawyer.

I would go more along the lines of:

"Mom, being in this family has already made me an unhappy alcoholic, and bottom-feeding is in my genes on the paternal side, being as Dad reproduced with you.  But nobody's paying me six figures to suffer as your offspring.  After a lifetime of practicing suffering, it's time for me to turn pro."

Then I would explain that the real bottom-feeders will be the Caribbean-trained "doctors" that will be taking care of her when I put her in that nursing home I saw on Dateline NBC.

YMMV.



crying i am laughing so hard. omg. beautiful.

[what is ymmv?]

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: public speaking
« on: July 01, 2006, 01:29:28 AM »
toastmasters.org

it is also a great way to network with professionals who live in your town/city, and if you are in a big city, the odds are high that you can find a toastmasters that caters to the legal community.

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direct them to this thread.

if they read it and don't change their behaviour immediately, revert to smart ass answers.

(that sounds a little smart ass on my part, but i think it would actually work.

"dear [insensitive closed minded narrow visioned relative], there is a link i want you to read, it'll only take a few minutes..."

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Chicagoland LSDers
« on: June 29, 2006, 03:51:13 PM »
double bump

propose early august for drinks?

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