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General Off-Topic Board / Re: OCD?
« on: August 04, 2005, 03:06:25 PM »
I had OCD all through my childhood, but have mostly been able to train myself out of it, though not entirely. I spent the first 14 years of my life "untouching" everything (the act of touching something you touched again, especially if you touched it by accident, to "undo" the first touch, a very common OCD). Now I just have sudden hand-washing compulsions. Not nearly as bad.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Which 3 emoticons best best describe you?
« on: August 04, 2005, 09:01:00 AM »
 ::) :-X :P

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Calling NEW JERSEY!!
« on: August 03, 2005, 08:09:41 PM »
wow I sense a certain amount of tension amongst New Yorkers and Jerseyites, especially coming from this generally true in real life?
It is on the roads. I wouldn't say so elsewhere in life. Driving is the long-running debate I have with all of my NY friends.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Calling NEW JERSEY!!
« on: July 30, 2005, 09:52:22 AM »
Jug handles are great. New Jersey drivers are horrible too though.
While most drivers everywhere are horrible, I would say that Maryland takes it. If I could never pass through that state again, I would.
And the majority of accidents in NJ happen as a result of people who don't know how to drive here. Driving in Jersey is a fairly offensive art. :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Calling NEW JERSEY!!
« on: July 29, 2005, 11:35:13 AM »
and I hate it that I can never make a left turn or a u-turn in Jersey...agh why do they do that?
You can, it's called a friggin jug handle. We're the most populous state per acre, we have too many effin people to let all the New Yorkers pull their randomly dangerous mid highway u-turns. Aside from that, you can, just not in the busy areas. Where I live, they're legal, but the roads aren't very crowded.

And I never say yo.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Does learning Latin Help???
« on: July 29, 2005, 10:54:36 AM »
Learning another language always helps. It means you can say things about people who piss you off in public with a minimal chance of them understanding it. Latin would be key for this skill. French has gotten me in trouble a few times. Japanese, not so much.  ;) Kuso!

When I changed my name after I got married, my initials became SAG. I figured that was prophetic.

Law School Applications / Re: Fired from a job- does it hurt?
« on: July 27, 2005, 07:22:10 PM »
I think it was better that you left that place of employment.  From your description it sounded like a boilerroom type operation.

I agree. Doesn't sound like my idea of a fun day. I tried cold-calling once, wasn't cut out for it either. Maybe it's because I hate the people who do it to me :P

I'm fairly settled on this one:

US Luggage Ballistic Nylon Soft Overnighter/Computer Portfolio
    *  Main compartment features a padded laptop computer pocket, three large accessory pockets and ample room for business papers
    * Accordion fan file unsnaps and expands an additional 3" and features tie-down straps to hold overnight articles and a zippered, removable accessory pocket
    * Zip-down front gusseted compartment contains organizer with business card holders, pen loops, full-length zippered pocket, and accessory pocket
    * U-shaped zippered pocket on front and full length pocket on back
    * Adjustable, removable, shoulder strap with non-slip, ergonomic pad

I'm not big on leather, partially because my cats are and I have a long train ride each way all week, and I really love the expandability factor, meaning I can (hopefully) minimize my baggage (assuming I stick to my solid plan of coming two hours before class when possible and doing the next day or twos work on campus, thank god for Temple's on campus locker availability!). We'll see just how well that works out in reality though.  :D

I never understood the absolute appeal for that vague "utopia" that is BIGLAW. My fondest dream is to just be an average in-house transactional lawyer for some company, any company really. I don't want to be their lead corporate counsel, fighting the big fights. I just want to do their damn paperwork. :P

Thanks for the awesome insights, JGCESQ. It's refereshing.

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