Can I use you for your outlines??
I think its safe to assume that any girl who is breathing would probably be successful in her attempts to use me for my outlines, but your level of ruthlessness could probably get you class notes and papers as well.
Why did you apply to so many schools?
--FloridaGirl, NewHere, and others
I honestly thought I wouldn’t get into very many schools. I thought my low (3.4) GPA would make it difficult to get into the T14 schools even though the median GPA for my majors was around a 2.4, a bit of a harsh curve. I applied to the southern schools because I was angry about the cold weather, and I miss sweet tea. Speaking of sweet tea, if anyone south of the Mason-Dixon (brittlynn, Slash, etc...) is willing to send me some Luzianne, I am willing to compensate you with money...a kidney...my first born. Name your price.
Since you give a top 5 of schools, is there any chance at all you will forego Harvard for any of your other acceptances? (Doesn't Harvard sort of automatically disqualify all the others?)
While Harvard is a great school, there is a chance that I could choose another school. I was fortunate enough to be accepted by a number of great law schools, and I’m not certain that Harvard is the right place for me. Luckily, I have very good friends who realize I can’t be trusted to make a decision of this nature and plan to take the decision out of my hands and tell me where I am going.
Why Stanford over Harvard??
Stanford has always been my dream school. I almost went there for undergrad, but got scared at the last minute that I wouldn’t be smart enough to handle it. I would like to live out west for a few years, but I don’t want to stay, so law school would be the ideal time to live somewhere for 3 years before I go where I want to settle down. I've spent a lot of time in Massachusetts and a lot of time at Harvard. As noted in my last blog, I know a lot of people at Harvard, which is both appealing for and detracting from the school.
Robet Penn Warren wrote, "For West is where we all plan to go someday. It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying: Flee, all is discovered. It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and see the blood on it. It is where you go when you are told that you are a bubble on the tide of empire. It is where you go when you hear that thar's gold in them-thar hills. It is where you go to grow up with the country. It is where you go to spend your old age. Or it is just where you go."
It makes me want to get in my car and start driving west.
Who would win: pirates or ninjas?
I think the person best suited to answer this debate would be Alf. His family was kidnapped by ninjas and he isn’t holding up a sign asking for “Pirate Lessons”. He is asking for “Karate Lessons” to become a ninja himself (which he has now successfully done). Had his family been kidnapped by pirates, would he still be requesting karate lessons? I think so.
Do you cook, and if so, what's the ideal meal you'd make for your woman? If you don't cook, what's the ideal date you'd go out on with her?
Here’s an important piece of advice. When a girl asks you this question, do not answer, “Anything,” or “Whatever.” The girl will always find something that you have never cooked and have no idea how to cook. She will then proceed to ask you if you can make that meal for not only her, but for all of her friends as well, who are meeting you for the first time, and any amount of protests about how you don’t know how to cook pancakes will be lost on them...hypothetically.
But to address your question, I cook a lot of different meals (I maintain that pancakes do not qualify as a meal). I have a few marinades that have been published in smaller cookbooks and at least one marinade that I believe was stolen by a large salad dressing company for their new line of marinades. I have a roasted pork loin recipe that has caused fist fights over who gets the last piece, and a marinated, roasted chicken recipe that makes women melt.
How can someone emulate your success?
--anonymous because I couldn't get approval to use their name before posting this blog
While anonymous meant this question to be my success at applying to law schools, I plan to give some much impart some much more important advice: how to have success with girls. It takes a lot of confidence to be very successful with girls. The good news is, if you’re on TLS, it means you’re probably intelligent, good looking (unlike those people on LSD), and going places. You have a lot to offer any girl you might meet. The key is to gain confidence. It’s like warming up before a basketball game. You don’t start by shooting half-court shots. You start off by making the easiest shots, by practicing lay ups. **Disclaimer: I’m not saying you should try to pick up easy girls. This is something I do not recommend, so don’t try it and then come back and sue me when you get syphilis. I get blamed for enough people getting syphilis already without you adding to it.** There are a lot of girls that would probably be impressed/very interested in you. Go flirt with those girls even if they aren’t what you would normally go for, or you don’t find them to be the supermodel you always imagined yourself with. You slowly build confidence and work your way to more and more challenging shots, until eventually, your range starts when you enter the gym.
Who has the best avatar?
My feelings about FloridaGirl's cat avatars are well known, but here are my top 3:
3. Uzumaiti – Barney, the purple dinosaur? Was a stroke of brilliance and the latest URMz avatar is funny every time I look at it.
2. Alf – Has there ever been an avatar that caused more conversations and jokes? You sort of wonder what sort of desperate man puts up such a desperate avatar.
1. Katkins’ Daria avatar was hands down. You get to the point where you actually believe that she really is Daria-looks just like her, acts just like her, and might even be her. That’s what makes discovering what she actually looks like even more shocking. It’d be like watching the movie Just One of the Guys and missing the fact that Joyce Hyser was actually female until she exposes her breasts. That’s what it’s like to discover what Katkins looks like: completely and utterly shocking. You get confused about whether anyone’s picture is actually them besides your own and wind up with some ridiculous cat/muskrat hybrid for an avatar. It's a life changing event. Trust me.
I want to know who the Katkins source is and if we will ever see her.
If you are at UVA right now, you might be able to track Katkins down. She made a mistake and slipped up and I caught it. Don’t bother looking. You won’t find it. From there, it was rather easy to track her down, but I respect her desire for privacy, as well as stjobs, and could never betray either of them for less than $10.
Why is Alf the only guy on TLS better looking than you?
--asked to remain anonymous...
Thanks for the questions! Keep sending them in. I'll be posting the Canada story hopefully later today, so check back for that.