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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone use VoIP?
« on: June 03, 2005, 05:12:50 AM »
I am pretty satisfied with Vonage.  A lot really depends on your Internet connection.  Most times, I never notice the difference unless I am talking on my phone and downloading a bunch of things simultaneously.  Your connection speed is dependent upon other things as well.  If the ISP doesn't provide enough routers for your area, it can get bogged down as well.  They just upgraded my area, so it is pretty good for once.  Overall, if your connection is good, I would recommend it.  I would put it on par with using your cell phone all the time for a phone.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: stetson..where are u going to live
« on: June 01, 2005, 08:32:03 AM »

I meant to say thanks to you have always given good advice for the area....shame you aren't sticking around to go to school there.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: stetson..where are u going to live
« on: June 01, 2005, 08:05:41 AM »
did you check it out in person? has some reviews....though not many people go to that site to post positive stuff....

Yeah....I checked it out in person when I visited in January.  I wasn't hesitant in the least until I read that website.  I read every review for almost all of the apartments in the area.  Overall, the ratings were either very high, or very low.  I figure it is like LSN, a few self-selecting raters.  However, some of the reports were very specific as to certain problems, and those I paid attention to.  The apartments that received really high ratings and had more than a few votes to stabilize the score were all EXTREMELY out of my price range.  I did take the stories about extreme crime very seriously.  Everyone's views on maintenance and hospitality of the front office differ, so I kind of wrote them off.  Basically, it seemed if you wanted something under $1000 a month, they all had poor ratings.  So, I just took the best after my vist.

BTW, I received some advice from a 1L there.  She said some of the students who stayed at Lynn Lakes had a lot of problems with crime, etc.  After reading their reviews, I completely understood their concerns. 

My fiancee and I visted about 12 apartments in the area.  This one seemed to fit our needs very well.  There were others that were prolly better for the same price, but I needed a little more room.  And there were some that were not very nice at all, fitting the descriptions on the rating site.  It is close to school and to the highway so she can commute more easily.  The staff I dealed with has been helpful so far (doesn't mean much after the lease is signed).  It is a large apartment building, run by a corporation, so you have to deal with that nonsense.  But unless, you are lucky, or do some good research for a smaller, individual apartment, it isn't too bad.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: stetson..where are u going to live
« on: May 31, 2005, 07:46:02 PM »
I am moving in to Emerald Bay apartments on June 20th.  FYI, they told me that they are giving 5% off to Stetson Law students.  My 2BR/2.5BA townhouse is pretty big and it is about $720 a month.  I needed something bigger for the dog, daughter, and soon to be wife.  If anyone gets interested, PM me so I can give you my name for a referral.

Also, if anyone is down there that week, I will just be hanging out and unpacking.  So if you want to link up and find a place to get a beer, that would be cool.

I saw your avatar and it reminded me of a site I found while screwing off at work.

The office manager wouldn't let me order that one, so I am only the owner of a maroon swingline model 747 stapler.  I am swiping that damn thing when I go to law school too!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Stetson...
« on: May 02, 2005, 10:14:57 AM »
I didn't get any letter like that....sent my deposit in beginning of April.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Past Sexual Partners
« on: April 27, 2005, 03:38:48 AM »
I was doing fine until everyone tried to gross out are some nasty bastards....lmao

"sanatorum"....that is really nasty....I am from PA, can anyone tell me why that eerily sounds like my Senator?

After the senator made some rather offense comments towards gays and lesbians, Dan Savage, a nationally syndicated sex columnist and editor of SEattles local paper, decided that it would be funny to name something after him. After a national contest the winner was "the frothy mixture of semen and fecal matter that is sometimes the product of anal sex." Other uses are "a visit from the senator", "Lets keep the senator in Washington tonight" etc. It has thus far made it into a few major online dictionaries and is growing in use. Rather brilliant if you ask me. Its kind of a shame he is is lookign to lose in the next election as the joke will be far less amusing when he is out on his santorum filled ass.

That is even funnier...I thought it was a real word before.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Past Sexual Partners
« on: April 26, 2005, 07:56:56 PM »
I was doing fine until everyone tried to gross out are some nasty bastards....lmao

"sanatorum"....that is really nasty....I am from PA, can anyone tell me why that eerily sounds like my Senator?

I am a single dad and this is also a big concern, but I think it will be not too bad.  I know Stetson has a single parent club.  If your school doesn't have one, maybe you could start one.  That way there is a list of resources available in case you need it.  I also have some family near Stetson and that weighed heavily in my choice of schools. 

My daughter is 9, but when I started undergrad 3 years ago, I began giving her more and more responsibility.  She is almost fully self-sufficient now.  This is probably the biggest life saver when I am in time crunches.  She can cook, do laundry, and get herself ready for school.  I like to be there when she does all of this, but it is a millions times easier when I can just supervise while I am getting myself ready.  It is hard enough to make sure I have everything in the morning, much less for 2 people (well, 1 1/2....she is still little enough).

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Dirty Limerick Thread
« on: April 17, 2005, 07:31:04 AM »

Twarga is sure fit to fight
Her figure is way outta sight
The MOPP 4 chem suit
While it seems pretty cute
Makes her @ss look more heavy than light

I once did a chick on the floor
What can I say she was a whore
She looked better in the mask
While I was completing the task
Good thing "all" of me was in MOPP 4

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