Iowa 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
rainmaker614
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Sun May 17, 2009 12:34 am

I'm going with my Macbook Pro :)

Using Bootcamp to load vista for the exam software isn't a problem at all. It works identically to a windows laptop when windows is booted. Installing it is very easy and most schools sell the ultimate version through their software store for $15-20. I also don't get why everyone has problems with Vista, especially now after the updates. It is nowhere near as bad as people make it seem (unless you have a machine with subpar equipment, like low ram) but is still a far way from competing with OSX. As for the transition into a Mac from Windows, it's seamless. Part of what makes Macs so great is how intuitive it is to know how to use and master the operating system.

Crystal, good choice with the Lenovo though. IBM (Lenovo) and Alienware make the best windows laptops, IMO.

And the reputation/financial consequences are what made Iowa appealing to me.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby webster021 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:13 am

Thanks for the feedback, all! I'm leaning Mac at this point...I've owned macs my whole life and have used pcs for work. Frankly I hate all the quirks and problems that plague PCs, and I'm glad it seems like it's not a huge deal to have to run bootcamp for the exam software. I've never had to work with bootcamp before; hopefully it's not too difficult to learn.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Tue May 19, 2009 3:02 pm

When is everyone moving? I know Whitty is moving very soon. I will be in Iowa City on August 1st.

We should have a sit down when everyone's arrives.

webster021
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby webster021 » Wed May 20, 2009 1:29 pm

Technically I'm moving at the end of June, but really I'm just putting all my stuff in my new place. I'm then going to spend July with family and friends, then I'll be back in Iowa in August. I'd be in favor of a sit down!

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby IpunchedCharlieRose » Thu May 21, 2009 1:44 am

Though I've yet to sign a lease, I expect to move in August 1st. As long as this "sit down" happens where food and/or beverages are served, I'm down. Also, I'm bringing my Macbook; we Macs will be fine.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu May 21, 2009 3:20 pm

IpunchedCharlieRose wrote:Though I've yet to sign a lease, I expect to move in August 1st. As long as this "sit down" happens where food and/or beverages are served, I'm down. Also, I'm bringing my Macbook; we Macs will be fine.

Historically, a sit down should happen over Sicilian pastries and esspresso. We probably won't find the pastries. I guess we'll have to make due with beer and bar food. :|

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun May 24, 2009 11:36 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
IpunchedCharlieRose wrote:Though I've yet to sign a lease, I expect to move in August 1st. As long as this "sit down" happens where food and/or beverages are served, I'm down. Also, I'm bringing my Macbook; we Macs will be fine.

Historically, a sit down should happen over Sicilian pastries and esspresso. We probably won't find the pastries. I guess we'll have to make due with beer and bar food. :|

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun May 24, 2009 11:51 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
IpunchedCharlieRose wrote:Though I've yet to sign a lease, I expect to move in August 1st. As long as this "sit down" happens where food and/or beverages are served, I'm down. Also, I'm bringing my Macbook; we Macs will be fine.

Historically, a sit down should happen over Sicilian pastries and esspresso. We probably won't find the pastries. I guess we'll have to make due with beer and bar food. :|

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun May 24, 2009 11:54 pm

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IpunchedCharlieRose
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby IpunchedCharlieRose » Mon May 25, 2009 10:45 am

What? I don't get it.

rainmaker614
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Mon May 25, 2009 1:42 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:When is everyone moving? I know Whitty is moving very soon. I will be in Iowa City on August 1st.

We should have a sit down when everyone's arrives.


Also will be there August 1st.

And those pastries look like Middle Eastern sweets, am I right Mikey?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 25, 2009 5:18 pm

rainmaker614 wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:When is everyone moving? I know Whitty is moving very soon. I will be in Iowa City on August 1st.

We should have a sit down when everyone's arrives.


Also will be there August 1st.

And those pastries look like Middle Eastern sweets, am I right Mikey?

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lkw713
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby lkw713 » Mon May 25, 2009 8:46 pm

Can't believe I haven't actually posted this yet, but it was brought to my attention by a kind poster that I should probably add myself to the enthusiastic U of I throng. Yay for Iowa 2012--see you all there!

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon May 25, 2009 9:50 pm

lkw713 wrote:Can't believe I haven't actually posted this yet, but it was brought to my attention by a kind poster that I should probably add myself to the enthusiastic U of I throng. Yay for Iowa 2012--see you all there!

I wonder who that was...

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mikella
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikella » Tue May 26, 2009 12:06 pm

I have just decided that I will be attending Iowa in the Fall. I am going to look for an apartment this weekend, and I hope the decent ones aren't all taken. It took me far too long to pick a school. I look forward to seeing everyone in August!

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Tue May 26, 2009 4:45 pm

mikella wrote:I have just decided that I will be attending Iowa in the Fall. I am going to look for an apartment this weekend, and I hope the decent ones aren't all taken. It took me far too long to pick a school. I look forward to seeing everyone in August!

Worst case scenario: you might have to live in Coralville (5 minute drive from the law school - parking not included).

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby IpunchedCharlieRose » Tue May 26, 2009 5:48 pm

mikella wrote:I am going to look for an apartment this weekend, and I hope the decent ones aren't all taken.

Me too!

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Whitty
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Sun May 31, 2009 5:39 pm

So, after my first week or so living in Iowa I've noticed a few things and I thought I would share them.

There is in fact a plethora of antiques, both living and stationary.
The thunderstorms are wicked awesome.
The bugs are HUGE.
There are smells out here like you would not believe, both sweet and sour.
Soft water and humidity make my hair poofy.
Squirrel!
I apparently have an accent and need to "eat a cheeseburger."
People don't lock their homes, cars, bikes etc..
When people know each other out here they wave, when they don't know someone..they wave.

Veeerrrrryyy interesting. :mrgreen:

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Brick Tamland
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Brick Tamland » Sun May 31, 2009 10:54 pm

Whitty wrote:So, after my first week or so living in Iowa I've noticed a few things and I thought I would share them.

There is in fact a plethora of antiques, both living and stationary.
The thunderstorms are wicked awesome.
The bugs are HUGE.
There are smells out here like you would not believe, both sweet and sour.
Soft water and humidity make my hair poofy.
Squirrel!
I apparently have an accent and need to "eat a cheeseburger."
People don't lock their homes, cars, bikes etc..
When people know each other out here they wave, when they don't know someone..they wave.

Veeerrrrryyy interesting. :mrgreen:



Welcome to Iowa little lady. Although I do recommend locking your bike up in IC. Stealing bikes seems to be a game for drunkies coming home from the bars.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby coolkatz321 » Sun May 31, 2009 10:55 pm

Whitty wrote:So, after my first week or so living in Iowa I've noticed a few things and I thought I would share them.

There is in fact a plethora of antiques, both living and stationary.
The thunderstorms are wicked awesome.
The bugs are HUGE.
There are smells out here like you would not believe, both sweet and sour.
Soft water and humidity make my hair poofy.
Squirrel!
I apparently have an accent and need to "eat a cheeseburger."
People don't lock their homes, cars, bikes etc..
When people know each other out here they wave, when they don't know someone..they wave.

Veeerrrrryyy interesting. :mrgreen:


This is adorable.

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IpunchedCharlieRose
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby IpunchedCharlieRose » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:25 am

I may or may not have an apartment for the fall now. Unrelatedly, I saw the giant sloth. It's my new favorite thing. I picked up some Hawkeye gear, too.

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mikeytwoshoes
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:02 pm

Whitty wrote:So, after my first week or so living in Iowa I've noticed a few things and I thought I would share them.

There is in fact a plethora of antiques, both living and stationary.
The thunderstorms are wicked awesome.
The bugs are HUGE.
There are smells out here like you would not believe, both sweet and sour.
Soft water and humidity make my hair poofy.
Squirrel!
I apparently have an accent and need to "eat a cheeseburger."
People don't lock their homes, cars, bikes etc..
When people know each other out here they wave, when they don't know someone..they wave.

Veeerrrrryyy interesting. :mrgreen:

Did someone actually specify that it should be a cheeseburger? In Minnesota, people would tell you to eat a sandwich and allow you to decide what type.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby belligerentfuture » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:29 pm

Well, Hawkeyes and would-be-Hawkeyes, I just turned down my full scholarship to go to B.C. ($$). It's the right choice for me, but I do feel slightly guilty like I've let down Big Byrd (I'm sure he won't even notice!). So, if you want re-negotiate for more $$, or are on the waitlist with hopes of getting a bit of $ with your acceptance, there is hope. Sad I won't be joining you next year, but it seems like there will be a great class of 2012. Now hopefully it will be a bit cheaper for a few other people :)

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IpunchedCharlieRose
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby IpunchedCharlieRose » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:00 pm

Happy trails. Good luck in Beantown.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby pomona » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:02 pm

Withdrawing and giving up a full ride today, so there may be even more money made available! Good luck!




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