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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Guitarist
« on: December 07, 2004, 11:43:01 AM »
This is from one of my favorite guitarists, this new-age freak Anthony Mazzella. 

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MTV: How did you get your start in music?

MAZZELLA: As an adult we experience passion, sensuality, and ecstasy through love and intimate relationships. As a child these feelings were evoked in me through music. I was in love with music as a child and still am to this day.

MTV: Who is your biggest musical influence?

MAZZELLA: I would have to say Eddie Van Halen.


 

8)

Yeah, Eddie's my fav. too. An interviewer asked him a while back what Eddie thought made him stand out among guitarists. Eddie said, when I pick up the guitar each day, I look at it and say, "What ELSE can it do?"

 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Funniest thing your SO has ever said.....
« on: December 07, 2004, 10:58:54 AM »
My SO was eating crackers and Easy Cheese (disgusting, I think) one night when the can suddenly exploded cheese all over his chest, face, and hair.  He looked over at me with cheese spattered all over hss face, cocked his head, and said, "Hey, look at me!"  I couldn't stop laughing.  In fact, I'm laughing right now again and that must've been at least two years ago.

LOL (this is the first time I've ever typed that and meant it!) My kind of comedy. Bravo!


My wife thinks she's really funny and, on occasion, she is. Ever had "Better Than Sex" cake? Well, it's incredible- german chocolate cake mix with sweetened/ condensed milk, caramel, and crumbled up heath bars, topped with cool whip... get outta here.

Anyways, a few years ago, my mother asked my wife if she had ever had Better Than Sex Cake. We were having dinner with my parents and some other polite company. My wife, who had had a few glasses of wine, replied, "I've had better than sex TOAST."

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: LSD CONFESSIONS
« on: December 06, 2004, 09:32:19 PM »
New Confession:

I used to eat the blanket, but throw the pigs behind the couch.

My mother would later move the couch to clean and find a small pile of naked weinies and be all WTF??

HA! That's friggin hilarious! (and it makes up for the fact that you shamed me into changing my avatar...)



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Where should I go next fall? / Re: favorite places in the south
« on: December 06, 2004, 08:47:18 PM »

I dont know much about the Austin area of TX which is where the law school is..

but Houston is gorgeous..alot to do, alot ot eat..and the people are suprisingly friendly.

almost makes me consider going to UT


best,
claudia

I live in Austin. If and when UT rejects me, I will be LEAVING THE STATE. Austin is an oasis of culture and sanity dropped in the middle of a wife-beating, gun-shooting, sheep-screwing mess of a state. Houston is a hot, stinky cesspool of smoggy traffic-congested soullessness.

I vote for Austin.



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Law School Applications / Re: Work at Law Firm vs. Own Law Firm
« on: December 06, 2004, 08:12:50 PM »
In light of all these Tier I vs. Tier II and III school discussions, I was wondering what the people here on LSD were shooting for?

Working at a BigLaw/LittleLaw and making partner, or trying to start their own firm?

I understand that unless you've got a lot of money it's very difficult to finance your own firm, but how would you go about it unless you already work at a firm and could take some of your clients with you?

What kind of law would you practice? It's probably very difficult to start up a firm that does Intellectual Property work, as opposed to an Ambulance chasing one....

Also, besides "quality of teaching" and connections, what benefit do you get from attending a Top 25 school and getting tons of loans, as opposed to going to a lower ranked one?


What's so expensive about opening your own law firm? A pizza place would require a lot more overhead and up-front costs, I would think. A lawyer just needs some office furniture, a law degree, and some friends who are always in trouble with the cops (or the neighbors). Boom. Law Firm.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Grammar Lesson Thread
« on: December 06, 2004, 05:40:04 PM »
You're looking quite ridiculous in your avatar.

HTH

You're correct. I'm allergic to yours.

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Acceptances / Re: U of Akron
« on: December 06, 2004, 05:13:26 PM »
I just got an email from Akron saying 100% of the people that applied with my number were offered full scholarships last year.. This surprised me greatly as I thought Akron had pretty good number averages.. Anyway, just thought I'd share..

Congrats to all you guys!!

I got the same email. LSAT below 160, GPA below 3.0. I'm trying to decide whether or not to apply... it would be app. #18


Congrats to above Akron admitees!

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General Off-Topic Board / Grammar Lesson Thread
« on: December 06, 2004, 04:46:36 PM »
This thread is for the purpose of improving the writing skills of future lawyers, including myself. We all have weaknesses when it comes to the mechanics of writing (my biggest is definitely spelling, or is that 'definately'?). Please share good rules of grammar here, or just your grammatical pet peeves.

Lesson 1- Their, There, and They're

'Their' is a word which indicates possession by more than one, as in, "Yale law students suck. I hate THEIR pretentiousness."

'There' refers to a place, as in, "Harvard is for silly-ass over-achievers with gigantic egos; I'd never go THERE."

'They're' is simply a contraction of 'they' and 'are'. For example, "People who score above 170 on the LSAT are generally very smart. Just ask them. THEY'RE likely to be the first ones to bring it up in conversation"

These words ARE NOT interchangeable, contrary to what you might read on this forum.


Anybody care to take 'Your' and 'you're' next?


  :-\

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Acceptances / Re: Accepted
« on: December 05, 2004, 03:21:33 PM »
What other schools are you applying to?  Is UA your first choice... you drive all the way there to just visit? I am wondering if I do decided to go there, whether to drive or fly and then ship my car.  How many times do you have to stay in hotels to get there?

Hey.. you and I could be future classmates.  8)

I'm from Austin, TX. UA is not my first choice, but I'd give serious thought to going there if admitted. You seem adverse to driving long distances  :) I come from a long line of road-trippers. I'd drive to China, if it was possible.

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Acceptances / Re: Accepted
« on: December 04, 2004, 06:00:09 PM »
Some posters have told me that I belong in Tier 3 and Tier 4.  I refused to believe that and I applied to mostly Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools and one Tier 3 (Stetson) and today.. I got accepted to a Tier 2 school...University of Arkansas.

My file was complete only a couple of days ago, but I got an email today from the Dean saying that I got accepted and the mail will go out Monday.

Questions: I live in FL... IF I go there, should I drive my car there and stay in hotels in between.. or should I fly there and ship my car there?  (I think the cost might be similiar between the two).

Anyone know about housing there...better stay in dorm (if available) or rent an apartment? 

I shouldn't ask too many questions now, I still have like 10 ohter schools to hear from (hopefully not all rejections).. but, it's great to get accepted to somewhere before Christmas.  :)

My Stats:  151, 3.37,  NOT URM

On its catalog, University of Arkansas stated that it accept very limited out of state applicants whose index number is below 205..while mine is 190...(in case you wonder, for in state, it's 199, which mine is not even close) and they accepted me so fast, should I be optimistic about the remaining 11 schools as well?

This is fun.    ;)


Congratulations!

I calculate your idex to be 196.2, not 190. Still, people with higher indexes have been rejected already (according to LSN). You must have strong "extras". My index is 199, out-of-state, non-urm, and I'm still waiting.

My wife and I drove up to Fayetteville a couple of months ago to check it out. We both really like the town. VERY typical small college town in a beautiful setting. There's a street just off campus with some great bars and cafes (and one fantastic pub with about a hundred beers on tap!)

What's that? Oh! the Law School. Right. Not overly impressive facilities. I think it shares a library with the main university (I could be wrong, though). Sort of dated buildings...

I'd drive there from Florida. You can go through Louisiana, and there will be lots of casinos  :)

Well done on the Accept.!

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