i hate dc in the summer

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby socraticmethodman » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:59 am

This thread made me lol

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:03 am

Yeah...DC in the summer is just blah

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby TTH » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:05 am

I'm normally deadset against living in the suburbs and commuting in, but I think I would make an exception for DC and live far out in VA/MD/WV and take the train in if I ever worked there.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:08 am

I don't know if this would be helpful, but I do this currently. I wear an undershirt and the pant, and put on the shirt and the jacket after I get to my office.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby Aston2412 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:11 am

tea_drinker wrote:I don't know if this would be helpful, but I do this currently. I wear an undershirt and the pant, and put on the shirt and the jacket after I get to my office.


I've thought about it but always feel weird walking into work in a T-shirt, even if I am changing in 5 minutes.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby puppylaw » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:14 am

I was on the way home from work one July day a few years ago, and the air conditioning in the subway car wasn't working. And there were no windows, of course. It was a special, slow kind of awful. The 90 degree heat felt so good when I got out.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby ajmax8 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:15 am

This is the first thread I've started on TLS, I'm so proud of myself! Someone give me a cookie!

On the metro last week, one young-faced man was talking to his female cohort (likely both interns, college-aged) in a high-and-mighty voice about reviewing some other person's work and how he critiqued the shit out of it and the quality was far less than his and everything, and I was just thinking, "bitch, please, who are you?" At least the ac was working that day in the metro.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby ajmax8 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:16 am

Aston2412 wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:I don't know if this would be helpful, but I do this currently. I wear an undershirt and the pant, and put on the shirt and the jacket after I get to my office.


I've thought about it but always feel weird walking into work in a T-shirt, even if I am changing in 5 minutes.


yea i did that once and felt a little weird, but I might start doing that again. Even with the jacket off and sleeves rolled up I sweat like crazy.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby rayiner » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:22 am

ebo wrote:I'm always surprised at the number of people on TLS who want jobs in DC after law school. It is truly the cesspool of humanity.


At least its relatively clean, unlike NYC, and the outer semi-urbs (Alexandria, Arlington) are relatively affordable and nice.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby seriouslyinformative » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:23 am

Compared to NYC, even Georgetown is affordable.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:23 am

ajmax8 wrote:
Aston2412 wrote:
I've thought about it but always feel weird walking into work in a T-shirt, even if I am changing in 5 minutes.


yea i did that once and felt a little weird, but I might start doing that again. Even with the jacket off and sleeves rolled up I sweat like crazy.


I felt weird too, but people knew how hot and humid it was. Plus, I got to know the security person after he stopped me, and that's proven to be helpful at times.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:24 am

rayiner wrote:
ebo wrote:I'm always surprised at the number of people on TLS who want jobs in DC after law school. It is truly the cesspool of humanity.


At least its relatively clean, unlike NYC, and the outer semi-urbs (Alexandria, Arlington) are relatively affordable and nice.

It is definitely clean! And New York can be stifling too

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby Lady Croft » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:25 am

Worst part of DC: the people who work with/know someone influential and think that this somehow makes them important too.
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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby swc65 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:35 am

I love DC. How the hell do I get a job there? The firms at my school have four to five times more interviews for NY than DC!

Skadden doesn't even have any interviews scheduled for the DC office. :(
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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby Djemba Djemba » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:44 am

rayiner wrote:
ebo wrote:I'm always surprised at the number of people on TLS who want jobs in DC after law school. It is truly the cesspool of humanity.

Alexandria, Arlington) are relatively affordable and nice.


they're like east berlin with faux brick instead of cinder blocks

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby Aston2412 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:11 pm

Djemba Djemba wrote:
rayiner wrote:
ebo wrote:I'm always surprised at the number of people on TLS who want jobs in DC after law school. It is truly the cesspool of humanity.

Alexandria, Arlington) are relatively affordable and nice.


they're like east berlin with faux brick instead of cinder blocks


What parts are you looking in? The area around Pentagon City Mall is really nice if you can get over all the tourists.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby Borhas » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:14 pm

NoVa sucks in general

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby Sounder89 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:37 pm

DC is just sucky in general, not just during the summer. Pretty sure it has more assholes per capita than any other city in the US, including NY.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby billbrasky » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:01 pm

NOVA is kinda meh--I prefer the Maryland 'burbs--Annapolis is really nice (but the commute to DC sucks)

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby swinger » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:08 pm

MoCo or bust

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:38 pm

swinger wrote:MoCo or bust


+1

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby HWS08 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:48 pm

Sounder89 wrote:DC is just sucky in general, not just during the summer. Pretty sure it has more assholes per capita than any other city in the US, including NY.


I actually like it here when I don't have to deal with summer weather, but yeah, there are a lot of jerks. Lots of cool people too though, you just have to work harder to find them.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby ebo » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:58 pm

seriouslyinformative wrote:Compared to NYC, even Georgetown is affordable.

Yes, but you can have fun in NYC.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby Army2Law » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:43 pm

puppylaw wrote:I was on the way home from work one July day a few years ago, and the air conditioning in the subway car wasn't working. And there were no windows, of course. It was a special, slow kind of awful. The 90 degree heat felt so good when I got out.

I was on a metro car with the heat on the other day. That was swell.

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Re: i hate dc in the summer

Postby fatduck » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:47 pm

i will never cease to laugh at people who complain about hot summers in D.C.




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