What's up everyone! Yeah, I've been out for a week because I was on a bus, yes the bus is the worst thing in the world, to Tech. I was trying to catch up on everyone's posts. And I figured I'd share with everyone some of the details of my trip.
First of all, and probably the least important to all of you other than Kyle, my bus ran through Dallas on the way to Lubbock. What a cool place! I was impressed with it, which is good considering it's the hot bed for TTU law grads to get jobs. Also, I got to see Dealey Plaza!
I went down there with my gf for a West Texas teachers job fair so that she could get a job--and she did. She got a job offer at some school district about 30 minutes out of Lubbock called Ralls, which is alright but nothing thrilling. We're still hoping that the main school district, Lubbock ISD, will call back; we're still weighing our options. Nonetheless, this means that we can finally sign a lease since she has now secured employment, and therefore a means to the pay the rent. We were going to stay at the fountains, but it's too far from her job, so we may stay at a place called Heritage: it seemed nice and is about the same price. It's also on the TTU bus loop, so I might take that to campus and save the 200 in parking. I'm guessing they probably don't ticket at night, so I can drive down to use the Rec Center then.
While I was there I got the chance to sit in on a law school class, Wills & Trusts w/Vaughn James. IT was awesome! He made the girl from last class sing, b/c she was unprepared. He kept calling me "Pittsburgh." He asked me a few questions to try to contribute to their class, but I respectfully declined in fears of making an ass out of myself. The prof actually emailed the whole class a copy of his class notes, for which he uses Powerpoint. But many of the 2L's informed me that the 1L profs won't do that. This course is a required one, so it was comforting that it seemed real cool. By virtue of my experience, I'd recommend this prof.
The 2L's also told me that the work isn't quite as difficult as many make it out to be. The student to whom I spoke said he put in about 2-3 hours a night until finals, when he put in much more. In fact, he said it wasn't that much more difficult than undergrad, in his opinion.
I too went to the Little Guy from Italy pizzeria--and it rocked!
My answer to Kyle's questions are Yes, Yes, Yes. I bought a Gateway at Best Buy a few months ago. I got a Texas Tech Football Jersey at the mall for 15$. Figured I'll get my 3 years use out of it at the games: Go Raiders!
My gf and I went out on Friday night in the Depot District and it was good I must say. We hung out at Bleacher's for quite a while: they had a happy hour from 4-9 with $1 well drinks. Daiquiri Lounge was rocking too.
The weather in Lubbock was amazing! 90 the whole time, but it felt like 75. Last time I went down it was January, so it was cold.
ust have to reinterate how nice everyone in Lubbock was. Perhaps you Southerners are accustomed to it; but I'm a northeasterner. Everyone is miserable and bitter up here it seems.
Hope some of this is useful to "y'all