Cornell Class of 2012

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Joan Manuel Serrat
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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:04 pm

panda wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:
panda wrote:i have no idea if the law school is sending funky sounding letters to me..im half way across the world...
now i have to go get someone to check for me.. humph..
do we have to rsvp? or is it just a 'show up at your leisure' kinda thing?


you are panda, not some contorted whale. no humph for you.


*sees the light* :arrow: :idea:

you are the alt of the person trying to eat me for weeks...no?


what :?:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby hopingtogo » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:02 pm

Hi guys! So much going on in the forum-I've been so busy with work I haven't gotten a chance to read the board in over a week!

>Thanks to zeetraveler for posting the health insurance info!

>To Sheltron-YAY!!!! I am so excited to go to school with you this fall!

>Spike-I will do my best to cook you some "delicious" Mexican food with what they have available at Wegman's!
Also, I'm learning how to cook Belgian waffles and other good breakfast things so maybe we can have Sunday brunches or something!

I'm am SO excited about Cornell, Ithaca, my apartment, my future classmates, etc.

Hope to see you guys there on the 17th!!! :D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:51 am

TopLaw_Diva wrote:
danielfgator wrote:
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Did any of you get the letter for the academic orientation program (A.O.P.) the week of August 17th? I'm there!!!


I got it today. Is everyone invited? or they just select a few? The wording of the letter is kind of funky.



I got the impression that it was only for "diversity" students...but I'm just glad for the stipend...life saver (even if it is minuscule) :wink:


I'm curious to see whether they include non-trads too.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:53 am

hopingtogo wrote:Hi guys! So much going on in the forum-I've been so busy with work I haven't gotten a chance to read the board in over a week!

>Thanks to zeetraveler for posting the health insurance info!

>To Sheltron-YAY!!!! I am so excited to go to school with you this fall!

>Spike-I will do my best to cook you some "delicious" Mexican food with what they have available at Wegman's!
Also, I'm learning how to cook Belgian waffles and other good breakfast things so maybe we can have Sunday brunches or something!

I'm am SO excited about Cornell, Ithaca, my apartment, my future classmates, etc.

Hope to see you guys there on the 17th!!! :D


Sunday brunch, Aug. 23rd = plan? (details later ;) )

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:17 am

TopLaw_Diva wrote:
panda wrote:i have no idea if the law school is sending funky sounding letters to me..im half way across the world...
now i have to go get someone to check for me.. humph..
do we have to rsvp? or is it just a 'show up at your leisure' kinda thing?


I think you have to be invited...sorry Panda... :(


hmmm... *shrugs* .. oh well.. but i'll still get someone to check my mail..because if it is for "diverse" students.. I might be invited with you cool kids.. :P

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:23 am

Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:
panda wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:
you are panda, not some contorted whale. no humph for you.


*sees the light* :arrow: :idea:

you are the alt of the person trying to eat me for weeks...no?


what :?:


hmmm .. unfortunately my prediction might have been wrong..
but, this is what i was talking about ..

panda wrote:
panda wrote:
yaaay! i will be too poor to afford food..
you can feed me! ;)


yaaay! i will be too poor to afford food..
you can feed me to someone! ;)


DIBS! :twisted:


or..


panda wrote: yaay! congrats..i remember how worried you were about that..
maybe we're neighbors..where are you going to be?



This is impossible; only one of you fits in my stomach: you, panda. :wink:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby mbw » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:05 pm

So this morning I found a house in Fall Creek, just below the falls and less than a mile from the law school. I'm amazed at how laid back Ithaca can be - no deposit, no last month's rent, no credit check - a handshake and it was done. The neighborhood is mostly families, grad students and professors. No visible UG housing. It's not as large a house as we wanted, but it'll do for the year. We move in June 28th.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Jenaimarre » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:09 pm

TopLaw_Diva wrote:Did any of you get the letter for the academic orientation program (A.O.P.) the week of August 17th? I'm there!!!



I got it, but I don't think I'm going. My last day of work is August 14 and even though I'm only two hours from Cornell, I want my time off.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:13 pm

mbw wrote:So this morning I found a house in Fall Creek, just below the falls and less than a mile from the law school. I'm amazed at how laid back Ithaca can be - no deposit, no last month's rent, no credit check - a handshake and it was done. The neighborhood is mostly families, grad students and professors. No visible UG housing. It's not as large a house as we wanted, but it'll do for the year. We move in June 28th.


YAY!! Congrats MBW!

I remember looking at the fall creek neighborhood 'cause I wanted a quiet place to study. I liked the quiet, and the houses, and did I mention the quiet? Compared to Collegetown, Fall Creek might as well be a church. But it was just TOO family oriented, and difficult to commute from (how are you getting to the law school by the way?), for myself I'm much happier in lower collegetown.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:15 pm

Jenaimarre wrote:
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Did any of you get the letter for the academic orientation program (A.O.P.) the week of August 17th? I'm there!!!



I got it, but I don't think I'm going. My last day of work is August 14 and even though I'm only two hours from Cornell, I want my time off.


Yeah, I kind of figured the "stipend" was more of a "bribe." There are a lot of people working until close to the beginning of the semester, and it's kind of hard to convince you guys NOT to take a mini-break if you can get it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby jsun » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:26 pm

I plan on going for the orientation program. I haven't been able to find a job for the summer, and at this point, I've completely stopped looking. I'm really looking forward to getting there early since this break (I graduated in March) has been too long already.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:30 pm

I guess I should mention that I'm going to be at the Academic Orientation too.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby mbw » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:30 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:
mbw wrote:So this morning I found a house in Fall Creek, just below the falls and less than a mile from the law school. I'm amazed at how laid back Ithaca can be - no deposit, no last month's rent, no credit check - a handshake and it was done. The neighborhood is mostly families, grad students and professors. No visible UG housing. It's not as large a house as we wanted, but it'll do for the year. We move in June 28th.


YAY!! Congrats MBW!

I remember looking at the fall creek neighborhood 'cause I wanted a quiet place to study. I liked the quiet, and the houses, and did I mention the quiet? Compared to Collegetown, Fall Creek might as well be a church. But it was just TOO family oriented, and difficult to commute from (how are you getting to the law school by the way?), for myself I'm much happier in lower collegetown.


As far as commuting, I think I'm just walking up the hill - it's only a mile, according to Google maps. I guess I should look where the bus goes - I'm only a block from Lake and I expect one goes up the hill from there, no?

And yes, it probably is too mellow for young'uns like you, Shel. But it'll be great for barbecues. And we have a barn. And the creek. :)

ETA: Just checked the TCAT map and there's a bus that goes up Lake and drops me off at Campus and Central - just a block from the law school. That's certainly sweet.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:44 pm

mbw wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:
mbw wrote:So this morning I found a house in Fall Creek, just below the falls and less than a mile from the law school. I'm amazed at how laid back Ithaca can be - no deposit, no last month's rent, no credit check - a handshake and it was done. The neighborhood is mostly families, grad students and professors. No visible UG housing. It's not as large a house as we wanted, but it'll do for the year. We move in June 28th.


YAY!! Congrats MBW!

I remember looking at the fall creek neighborhood 'cause I wanted a quiet place to study. I liked the quiet, and the houses, and did I mention the quiet? Compared to Collegetown, Fall Creek might as well be a church. But it was just TOO family oriented, and difficult to commute from (how are you getting to the law school by the way?), for myself I'm much happier in lower collegetown.


As far as commuting, I think I'm just walking up the hill - it's only a mile, according to Google maps. I guess I should look where the bus goes - I'm only a block from Lake and I expect one goes up the hill from there, no?

And yes, it probably is too mellow for young'uns like you, Shel. But it'll be great for barbecues. And we have a barn. And the creek. :)

ETA: Just checked the TCAT map and there's a bus that goes up Lake and drops me off at Campus and Central - just a block from the law school. That's certainly sweet.


I just remember that hill being particularly nasty, especially for winter walking. If there's a bus that runs right by you, then you should be fine.

Also, why didn't you mention a barn? That to me is clearly the best part, creek, schmeek, the barn's where it's at ;)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby WAHiker » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:32 pm

ben1185 wrote:
WAHiker wrote:I'm excited, but more than a little nervous - I'll be leaving a job that I've had for 11 years! It's strange to know that I'll probably only see my coworkers 29 more times in my life.


Hey, WAhiker, where is your tar from? I'm going to hazard a guess that it's Stewart, but I'm probably off base.


Close, it's just below the haystack on Mount Si, looking north.

Have you hiked in WA?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby TopLaw_Diva » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:40 pm

Jenaimarre wrote:
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Did any of you get the letter for the academic orientation program (A.O.P.) the week of August 17th? I'm there!!!



I got it, but I don't think I'm going. My last day of work is August 14 and even though I'm only two hours from Cornell, I want my time off.


Totally understood... enjoy your mini-vacay!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby TopLaw_Diva » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:41 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:
Jenaimarre wrote:
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Did any of you get the letter for the academic orientation program (A.O.P.) the week of August 17th? I'm there!!!



I got it, but I don't think I'm going. My last day of work is August 14 and even though I'm only two hours from Cornell, I want my time off.


Yeah, I kind of figured the "stipend" was more of a "bribe." There are a lot of people working until close to the beginning of the semester, and it's kind of hard to convince you guys NOT to take a mini-break if you can get it.


I guess I'm just easy... :oops:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ben1185 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:33 pm

WAHiker wrote:
ben1185 wrote:
WAHiker wrote:I'm excited, but more than a little nervous - I'll be leaving a job that I've had for 11 years! It's strange to know that I'll probably only see my coworkers 29 more times in my life.


Hey, WAhiker, where is your tar from? I'm going to hazard a guess that it's Stewart, but I'm probably off base.


Close, it's just below the haystack on Mount Si, looking north.

Have you hiked in WA?


Ahhh ok... not really all that close haha 8) . I've done quite a bit of technical climbing the two years I've been out here (Rainier, Baker, Bonanza, Stewart, and Shuksan, to name a few). I've also done some non-technical stuff like Si, Granite, Mailbox, Forgotten, and Silver. The mountains will definitely be missed.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby missv463 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:46 am

TopLaw_Diva wrote:
danielfgator wrote:
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Did any of you get the letter for the academic orientation program (A.O.P.) the week of August 17th? I'm there!!!


I got it today. Is everyone invited? or they just select a few? The wording of the letter is kind of funky.



I got the impression that it was only for "diversity" students...but I'm just glad for the stipend...life saver (even if it is minuscule) :wink:



letters went out already?? sigh, too bad i'm in nj... i hope i was invited as well. i'm supposed to be moving in aug 15th anyway. now, is there also a stipend?! more details please :lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:58 pm

Just scheduled my cable/internet installation. $105 startup/install/1stmonths service fee. They were surprisingly nice. Just know that taxes/fees added up to more than 50% of the "price" :shock:

HTH!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:04 pm

thx shel..
did you sign up with timewarner?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby TopLaw_Diva » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:06 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:Just scheduled my cable/internet installation. $105 startup/install/1stmonths service fee. They were surprisingly nice. Just know that taxes/fees added up to more than 50% of the "price" :shock:

HTH!


What service was that? Timewarner....what cable package did you get (HBO,Showtime, Starz, etc.)? I have some shows that I plan on making some time for (True Blood, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, etc.) :lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby missv463 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:06 pm

the only way i will get cable is if i buy a tv 8) ... how much is it looking like per month?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:34 pm

oh, yeah, duh. that might help :oops:

Timewarner basic bundle cable + internet. advertised price is 39.95/month, plus taxes it's something like 63/month, the 40 extra is for the "installation." Which is total BS, by the way, this package is so basic there isn't even a cable box. All they need to do is mail me the modem and turn it on from their end... :roll:

I can live without TV because I watch everything I really want to see "online." I can never figure out when a show is going to skip a week or whatever so I don't bother with RL TV. The cable is really for Spike (who I'm rooming with) and random brain-dead channel surfing. But their Cable+Internet bundle is the same price as just Internet (although with the taxes added in...), otherwise we would have just played the bunny ears game (meaning I would have installed a window antenna).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:39 pm

missv463 wrote:the only way i will get cable is if i buy a tv 8) ... how much is it looking like per month?


Or a TV tuner for your computer ;)

Other25? Are you there? Any chance you could update the list on page one? There are people missing, I think (if you're not on the list could you raise your hand?)




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