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I envy Ordack!

I usually do get along with pretty much everyone, including former boyfriend's families.  So I sometimes feel really guilty about not bonding with the in-laws.

Feel that way ElizaB, like you are failing at this?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Add a word
« on: May 01, 2005, 11:09:58 AM »
she's

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I started a thread about this a long time ago and after another nerve-wracking visit, I felt that I needed to start another one.  So, for everyone that has in-laws out there, how do you deal?  I really need advice because I am about to pull my hair out.  I have shut myself up in my study using the excuse that I have "work" to do, but I am not sure how much longer I can use this excuse.

I hear ya. I don't have any advice, but I hear ya.  My husband's parents are split up, and of the two his father should be the more stressful (abusive, polygamist ex-communicated fundamentalist mormon--does it get worse than that?) but because my husband is like "I know this is going to be horrible, but he's in town and he wants to have lunch with us".  In this case it isn't real important to my husband that I get along with his dad.  So I can say things to the man like "I don't agree with that at all!" and he's really supportive.  I do try to stay civil, but I don't let him walk all over me.  Oh, and he can't sleep at our house.  We have boundaries for him because he's nuts.  Oh, the stories I could tell!

On the other hand, my husband is quite the momma's boy.  And mom and the sisters, while far more normal, are quite nasty in their own little ways.  In this case, it's really important to my husband that I get along with them, so that makes it much much more stressful.  I really dread family events!  I have no secret to make them better!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Gonzaga or Case Western??
« on: May 01, 2005, 10:55:09 AM »
I have yet to visit either school but i have spent some time in Spokane(AKA spocompton). I really liked Spokan, especially the surrounding area. Im a huge outdoor nut...i love to ski, fish, hike and what now and thats why i would like to be somewhere west when i graduate. Im gonna visit both schools very shortly and i think the only way i wont attend Case is if it absolutely hate the school.

Yeah, I'm fairly outdoorsy (more like just hiking) and my husband is hell-bent outdoorsy (rockclimbing and all) and he's a little concerned about the lack of outdoor options around Cleveland, although there are at least tons of bike trails. 

Not that we'll have that much time in school, anyway.

But Spokane always just depresses me. 

I visit Bozeman a lot, and it seems like a third of the lawyers there are Gonzaga grads. They make like 30k, but being as outdoor centered as you are, you could always try to move somewhere like that...

# of Case grads who practice in the West:

In the 200 + category, CA
In the 50-99 category, CO and WA and AZ
In the 20-49 category, OR, NM
and 1-19, ID, UT, HI

Not as many as Gonzaga, which has 5,500 alumni, and I bet most of those practive in the West.

But, anyway, more of a western alumni network than many eastern schools.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Did anyone take Adderall before LSAT
« on: April 30, 2005, 10:16:53 PM »
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How about a line of coke?
I tried it in a preptest and it only hurt me. It was by no means my first use but I found I was concentrating much too hard and I was getting hung up on details in Reading Comp. It hurt my speed bad...

You tried Coke!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case with no dough????
« on: April 30, 2005, 10:15:03 PM »
hmmm...I wonder, cynical I know, I wonder if you call Monday and say "no"-- I wonder if they'll even count you as an "admit" at all.  You didn't get an email afterward did you?  I wonder if they'll just treat it as "feeling you out", but if you call Monday and say yes, they'll "officially" admit you.

I know there are lots of phone admissions out there, followed by letters and all that.  Where they are calling to NOTIFY, but this sounds different, calling to feel you out.  They called my husband and I too, and prefaced the discussion with "are you still interested in Case?".  I imagine if I had said "no", they would have said "Okay" and then not admitted me.  Interesting, how clever law schools are.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case with no dough????
« on: April 30, 2005, 09:18:14 PM »
Weird, you have to call them by Monday?  Is that your deposit deadline?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case with no dough????
« on: April 30, 2005, 09:10:21 PM »
What about summer earning power, might that reduce debtload?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case with no dough????
« on: April 30, 2005, 09:09:39 PM »
Well, hell, maybe we should have just gone to Akron.  They offered to pay me a stipend above and beyond tuition.

But I want those Case programs, so that's what I am going to do.

You on the other hand, Snough, are comparing schools that are relatively similar in terms of earning power, and I can see why you'd pick Cincinnati.  I had no interest in Cincinnati and didn't apply there.

Another thought: hey what about loan repayment assistance if you go into low-paying public interest work?  Couldn't that help free up work options wherver you go?

And to Algae, yup, each person has to make the decision that makes the most sense for what they want.  But I think I have learned some useful things, here and there, from "The board".

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Did anyone take Adderall before LSAT
« on: April 30, 2005, 08:02:40 PM »
If it is so beneficial, why is it not widely prescribed?  I can see how it benefits someone with ADD, but I wouldn't lie to a doctor to get some drug.

I agree that you shouldn't lie to a doctor to get it prescribed, and I don't understand why the doctor told her everyone would benefit from it, as far as scores go.  I think there are some other issues (like blood pressure and stuff) that could be very bad for the wrong person.  Also, for me personally, any kind of stimulant (like pseudoephedrine in cough medicine) makes me jumpy and antsy, so I can't imagine it would help me at all.  She WAS however trying to get me take some before my test.  But I really don't think it is a good idea to do a medical experiment on myself on test day!  But for those out there who have, or who think they may have ADD, and who have an LSAT several months away, it may be something to try to diagnos/ work through with a doctor and see if soemthign like Adderall makes sense for you.  That's my thought, anyway.

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