Harvard Class of 2012

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Redfern » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:11 am

A few places I went for furniture:

College Furniture on Harvard Ave in Allston. A few of the pieces are nicer, but mostly it's what you'd expect. They have great area rugs.

Target at the Watertown Mall. I think their stuff is a little nicer than Ikea for comparable prices. You've got to assemble it, but that means its easy to fit in a car.

Cort's on Beacon Street in Brighton. They've got good upholstered furniture at very low prices. They don't deliver, but they will arrange prompt delivery that's also very cheap.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Redfern » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:13 am

Oh, and returning to the topic of shipping our books from Amazon/B&N: do you know if people living off-campus can ship to campus? I'm a little uneasy about having packages dropped off at my apartment in plain sight.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:55 am

Redfern wrote:A few places I went for furniture:

College Furniture on Harvard Ave in Allston. A few of the pieces are nicer, but mostly it's what you'd expect. They have great area rugs.

Target at the Watertown Mall. I think their stuff is a little nicer than Ikea for comparable prices. You've got to assemble it, but that means its easy to fit in a car.

Cort's on Beacon Street in Brighton. They've got good upholstered furniture at very low prices. They don't deliver, but they will arrange prompt delivery that's also very cheap.



Redfern!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby crazy_zoologist » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:00 am

Did everyone get the e-mail from HLS central??

Friday August 28th, 10 p.m. @ The Hong Kong
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Saturday August 29th, 10 p.m. @ Tommy Doyle's
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Sunday August 30th, 10 p.m. @ Wonder Bar
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PARTY TIME!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby lawnerd » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:18 am

There's a UPS store at 1770 Mass Ave. If you call them and let them know in advance that you're having packages sent there, they will accept them and notify you when they arrive. They charge $10/day/package though.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:18 am

So, maybe its just the landlocked-state boy in me coming out, but is anyone else concerned about Hurricane Bill? They aren't sure but one of the projections has it making landfall in Massachusetts Sunday... Any thought?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:23 am

iagolives wrote:So, maybe its just the landlocked-state boy in me coming out, but is anyone else concerned about Hurricane Bill? They aren't sure but one of the projections has it making landfall in Massachusetts Sunday... Any thought?



Hahaha, really?

When I moved to Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina came within a week and a half.

I then dealt with Ike and Gustav last year.

Now, I move to Cambridge and we're going to get a hurricane up here?

I'm starting to think they follow me.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:27 am

crazy_zoologist wrote:Did everyone get the e-mail from HLS central??

Friday August 28th, 10 p.m. @ The Hong Kong
--LinkRemoved--

Saturday August 29th, 10 p.m. @ Tommy Doyle's
--LinkRemoved--

Sunday August 30th, 10 p.m. @ Wonder Bar
--LinkRemoved--


PARTY TIME!


Lol, I didn't get anything about this...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby yagrish » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:28 am

iagolives wrote:So, maybe its just the landlocked-state boy in me coming out, but is anyone else concerned about Hurricane Bill? They aren't sure but one of the projections has it making landfall in Massachusetts Sunday... Any thought?


I've lived here for 10 years: we only get hurricane left-overs - heavy rain/t-storms, wind, maybe some power outage, etc. Not to worry :)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:31 am

yagrish wrote:
iagolives wrote:So, maybe its just the landlocked-state boy in me coming out, but is anyone else concerned about Hurricane Bill? They aren't sure but one of the projections has it making landfall in Massachusetts Sunday... Any thought?


I've lived here for 10 years: we only get hurricane left-overs - heavy rain/t-storms, wind, maybe some power outage, etc. Not to worry :)


This one actually looks like its first real impact will be felt right on the Mass coast.

Edit: for clarification
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:34 am

Objection wrote:
yagrish wrote:
iagolives wrote:So, maybe its just the landlocked-state boy in me coming out, but is anyone else concerned about Hurricane Bill? They aren't sure but one of the projections has it making landfall in Massachusetts Sunday... Any thought?


I've lived here for 10 years: we only get hurricane left-overs - heavy rain/t-storms, wind, maybe some power outage, etc. Not to worry :)


This one actually looks like its first landfall will be right near Boston.


...at 110 MPH. Those don't sound like leftovers to me.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby bgc » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:06 pm

New England hasn't been hit hard for a while, but there is a reason it's hard to get home owner's insurance in RI. The last hurricane to cause major damage in Mass was 1938 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Englan ... ne_of_1938). Providence was, IIRC, been underwater in the wake of hurricanes four times in the 20th C.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby bgc » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:09 pm

crazy_zoologist wrote:
Friday August 28th, 10 p.m. @ The Hong Kong
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PARTY TIME!



For those of you new to the area, I hope you take this opportunity to experience the wonderful local tradition of Scorpion Bowls.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Krswmact » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:21 pm

1. Not only do we have to remember class rooms and assigned seating but now we have to remember that our first wed is not wed classes but actually mon classes. hahaha.

2. Hurricanes arent that bad. You just have to stay inside and away from windows. Im from Florida and have gone through a lot of hurricanes (they actually thought bill was going to hit our state originally which would have been 3 tropical depression/storms to hit florida in a week) and Im of the opinion that they are a lot better than tornados and earthquakes which dont come with early warnings. It could cause flooding and flight trouble though. But don't worry about it yet. They will have no real idea where Bill is going until late Friday or Saturday.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:26 pm

FYI: for those of you wanting TV in your room and are living in the dorms.

From Housing Handbook: "Gropius Complex – Individual rooms are not provided with televisions or cable service automatically, so residents will need to sign up with Comcast if they wish to have their own. However, the lounges on Ames 1, 2, 3, 4, Dane 3 and Shaw 2 all have large high-definition flat panel televisions and high-definition cable."

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:27 pm

iagolives wrote:FYI: for those of you wanting TV in your room and are living in the dorms.

From Housing Handbook: "Gropius Complex – Individual rooms are not provided with televisions or cable service automatically, so residents will need to sign up with Comcast if they wish to have their own. However, the lounges on Ames 1, 2, 3, 4, Dane 3 and Shaw 2 all have large high-definition flat panel televisions and high-definition cable."


LOL

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby tinman » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:23 pm

bgc wrote:
crazy_zoologist wrote:
Friday August 28th, 10 p.m. @ The Hong Kong
--LinkRemoved--


PARTY TIME!



For those of you new to the area, I hope you take this opportunity to experience the wonderful local tradition of Scorpion Bowls.


LOL ... the first night of law school for you guys will be spent at the Kong, that's awesome!! Bad Chinese food on the first floor, bar on the second floor, and sketchy dance floor on the third ... such is the layout of the glorious Kong. It's the bar that stays open latest in Harvard Square, so it's definitely a good place to kick off your life at HLS. You know you have had a very good or a very bad night when you end up ordering a Scorpion Bowl in the restaurant after they kick you out of the top floors (the first floor is open latest). From personal experience, I would stay away from eating the Fisherman's Fury after a night of drinking.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby excelsiorcaelo » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:27 pm

iagolives wrote:FYI: for those of you wanting TV in your room and are living in the dorms.

From Housing Handbook: "Gropius Complex – Individual rooms are not provided with televisions or cable service automatically, so residents will need to sign up with Comcast if they wish to have their own. However, the lounges on Ames 1, 2, 3, 4, Dane 3 and Shaw 2 all have large high-definition flat panel televisions and high-definition cable."

My 42" LCD will follow my arrival by about 10 days. I will be getting expanded cable, HD programming, the works.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:34 pm

excelsiorcaelo wrote:
iagolives wrote:FYI: for those of you wanting TV in your room and are living in the dorms.

From Housing Handbook: "Gropius Complex – Individual rooms are not provided with televisions or cable service automatically, so residents will need to sign up with Comcast if they wish to have their own. However, the lounges on Ames 1, 2, 3, 4, Dane 3 and Shaw 2 all have large high-definition flat panel televisions and high-definition cable."

My 42" LCD will follow my arrival by about 10 days. I will be getting expanded cable, HD programming, the works.


ha, glad to know you have that all planned out excelsior. I have to admit, when I read it, you were the first person I thought of... :)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:12 pm

seat assignment?!
where do i find this precious information?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:18 pm

FrenchiePatootie wrote:seat assignment?!
where do i find this precious information?


I'm guessing that they will give them to at our first [strike]class[/strike] orientation section meeting. However, to be honest, I don't know.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby packergirl13 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:13 pm

Is the "Distribution Center" the same as the copy center that someone mentioned was in the Pound basement?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby IowaGirl » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:24 pm

iagolives wrote:So, maybe its just the landlocked-state boy in me coming out, but is anyone else concerned about Hurricane Bill? They aren't sure but one of the projections has it making landfall in Massachusetts Sunday... Any thought?


If you go to the National Hurricane Center website and check out the three-day forecast/"Cone of Uncertainty" (or the "Cone of Terror" as some newspaper reporters call it), it looks like Bill won't end up hitting land. And the hurricane reporters at the newspaper I used to work for generally relied the most on that forecast, and the predictions will be more helpful Friday and Saturday.

That said, it will be really ironic if I go three years in South Florida without getting hit by a storm worth mentioning only to get nailed with a hurricane as soon as I move to Massachusetts...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:28 pm

Ha, its funny you updated Iowa, b/c I was just going to post the latest hazardous weather bulletin from the National Weather Service. It looks like, while we are going to get some pretty rough weather (just as I'm getting into town *cough*), we should be spared the hurricane. Yay!

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsBySta ... pe=special

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby IowaGirl » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:40 pm

iagolives wrote:Ha, its funny you updated Iowa, b/c I was just going to post the latest hazardous weather bulletin from the National Weather Service. It looks like, while we are going to get some pretty rough weather (just as I'm getting into town *cough*), we should be spared the hurricane. Yay!

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsBySta ... pe=special


Haha, apparently I have impeccable timing. I just hope it doesn't rain on move-in day. I already had to deal with 95 degrees and rainy when I was moving out of my old place. Granted, that's probably what I get for trying to do a move in Florida in July...




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