Texas 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:20 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:


Interesting.


Very. How did I do that?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:22 pm

I think I did that once...I wasn't sure what happened either.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:24 pm

Out of curiosity...I'm a fan or non-apartment living, so I was wondering how you found those little bungalows....just driving around? I'm sure some of them could be cute to decorate.

soonergirl wrote:I also saw quite a few houses in Hyde Park that have over-garage apartments or little bungalows in back that the homeowners rent out at pretty good rates. Those would be perfect for a single.



...I actually meant to PM that to her, but what the hoo. I'll open it to the floor.

(I have obviously been stuck at my parents all weekend looking at housing).

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:19 pm

Pearalegal wrote:Out of curiosity...I'm a fan or non-apartment living, so I was wondering how you found those little bungalows....just driving around? I'm sure some of them could be cute to decorate.

...I actually meant to PM that to her, but what the hoo. I'll open it to the floor.


I sent you a PM, but to sum it up, I found out about the apts because my husband and I are looking (okay, trying/hoping) to buy, and a lot of the houses-for-sale listings in Hyde Park mention that the property includes a detached apartment or bungalow.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:46 am

would commuting from downtown be advisable? i kind of like the semi-urban atmosphere there, but if it meant dealing with significant traffic every morning and afternoon, i'll pass.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:20 am

f0bolous wrote:would commuting from downtown be advisable? i kind of like the semi-urban atmosphere there, but if it meant dealing with significant traffic every morning and afternoon, i'll pass.


Where downtown? You would be parking on campus? When I interned at the Capitol the traffic wasn't that bad.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:35 am

f0bolous wrote:would commuting from downtown be advisable? i kind of like the semi-urban atmosphere there, but if it meant dealing with significant traffic every morning and afternoon, i'll pass.


Going away from downtown in the mornings shouldn't be that bad heading North. If you didn't have a direct show and had to travel east or west you might run into some problems but nothing too bad. I recently had someone tell me the center of Austin business is no longer downtown, its more in the Far West/Allendale area. Not sure the truth of that statement though.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:38 am

f0bolous wrote:would commuting from downtown be advisable? i kind of like the semi-urban atmosphere there, but if it meant dealing with significant traffic every morning and afternoon, i'll pass.

Traffic in the morning won't be bad, although it depends on what time and where you are actually leaving from. Traffic in the afternoon from campus back to downtown won't be bad either if you take something like San Jacinto back. PM me about this if you need more info, I can give you some specifics if you need it.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:54 am

I love everyone in this thread so much. You folks already familiar with Austin are so willing to help the rest of us. I seriously can't wait to be in class with y'all.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:15 pm

adrib wrote:I love everyone in this thread so much. You folks already familiar with Austin are so willing to help the rest of us. I seriously can't wait to be in class with y'all.


absolutely. some of these other threads have some awfully, well, prick-ish elements to them, but you guys seem fun. I really wish I could head down for an ASD or an OMV to meet some people, but I can't really afford to miss anymore work. :cry:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:32 pm

soonergirl wrote:
adrib wrote:I love everyone in this thread so much. You folks already familiar with Austin are so willing to help the rest of us. I seriously can't wait to be in class with y'all.


absolutely. some of these other threads have some awfully, well, prick-ish elements to them, but you guys seem fun. I really wish I could head down for an ASD or an OMV to meet some people, but I can't really afford to miss anymore work. :cry:


Don't worry, the only prick-ish element here (me) probably won't be staying in Texas, lol :wink:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:00 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Don't worry, the only prick-ish element here (me) probably won't be staying in Texas, lol :wink:


whew. Well, that settles it, then!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:30 pm

thanks for all the responses, guys/gals. i'm still browsing craigslist for things downtown, but hell, i'm not even sure if that's all that conducive to the amount of studying 1L year

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:34 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
soonergirl wrote:
adrib wrote:I love everyone in this thread so much. You folks already familiar with Austin are so willing to help the rest of us. I seriously can't wait to be in class with y'all.


absolutely. some of these other threads have some awfully, well, prick-ish elements to them, but you guys seem fun. I really wish I could head down for an ASD or an OMV to meet some people, but I can't really afford to miss anymore work. :cry:


Don't worry, the only prick-ish element here (me) probably won't be staying in Texas, lol :wink:

Where are you going to school bro?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:36 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
soonergirl wrote:
adrib wrote:I love everyone in this thread so much. You folks already familiar with Austin are so willing to help the rest of us. I seriously can't wait to be in class with y'all.


absolutely. some of these other threads have some awfully, well, prick-ish elements to them, but you guys seem fun. I really wish I could head down for an ASD or an OMV to meet some people, but I can't really afford to miss anymore work. :cry:


Don't worry, the only prick-ish element here (me) probably won't be staying in Texas, lol :wink:

Where are you going to school bro?


Duke, 94% sure (I bought a shirt and looked like tool walking around campus with it on today). Still waiting for Cornell's scholarship offer to try to convince UT to give me more money.

You made any partial commitments yet?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:45 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Duke, 94% sure (I bought a shirt and looked like tool walking around campus with it on today). Still waiting for Cornell's scholarship offer to try to convince UT to give me more money.


so you're at UT for undergrad? How much would it take for them to get you to stay? I take it your residency is still out of state...

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:59 pm

soonergirl wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Duke, 94% sure (I bought a shirt and looked like tool walking around campus with it on today). Still waiting for Cornell's scholarship offer to try to convince UT to give me more money.


so you're at UT for undergrad? How much would it take for them to get you to stay? I take it your residency is still out of state...


No, I have in state. Texan all my life; for the rest of my life. I have been asking that question a lot of what will it take to stay at Texas and I don't really know the answer. All I know is that they probably won't give me enough, so the point is moot. They don't seem to give any preference for UT undergrads or state residents when considering scholarships, and while deep down I would love to be a Longhorn 'double-dipper' I just don't think I could put a price on going to Duke and then coming back to Texas. The UT@UT event was quite boring in my opinion, but it is definitely a result of a self-fullfiling prophecy on my part. I have been excited about Duke since getting PT invite, and UT hasn't done anything above and beyond for me to win me over. Maybe they take for granted that I will want to stay here, but without a serious scholarship offer they are not the best deal for me.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:40 pm

Jericwithers wrote:No, I have in state. Texan all my life; for the rest of my life. I have been asking that question a lot of what will it take to stay at Texas and I don't really know the answer. All I know is that they probably won't give me enough, so the point is moot. They don't seem to give any preference for UT undergrads or state residents when considering scholarships, and while deep down I would love to be a Longhorn 'double-dipper' I just don't think I could put a price on going to Duke and then coming back to Texas. The UT@UT event was quite boring in my opinion, but it is definitely a result of a self-fullfiling prophecy on my part. I have been excited about Duke since getting PT invite, and UT hasn't done anything above and beyond for me to win me over. Maybe they take for granted that I will want to stay here, but without a serious scholarship offer they are not the best deal for me.


As somebody who already has two degrees from the same school (and really, who wouldn't want two degrees from such a venerable institution as my alma?), I'd encourage you to go somewhere else for grad school. You can always come back to Austin if your heart and soul are there.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:47 pm

soonergirl wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:No, I have in state. Texan all my life; for the rest of my life. I have been asking that question a lot of what will it take to stay at Texas and I don't really know the answer. All I know is that they probably won't give me enough, so the point is moot. They don't seem to give any preference for UT undergrads or state residents when considering scholarships, and while deep down I would love to be a Longhorn 'double-dipper' I just don't think I could put a price on going to Duke and then coming back to Texas. The UT@UT event was quite boring in my opinion, but it is definitely a result of a self-fullfiling prophecy on my part. I have been excited about Duke since getting PT invite, and UT hasn't done anything above and beyond for me to win me over. Maybe they take for granted that I will want to stay here, but without a serious scholarship offer they are not the best deal for me.


As somebody who already has two degrees from the same school (and really, who wouldn't want two degrees from such a venerable institution as my alma?), I'd encourage you to go somewhere else for grad school. You can always come back to Austin if your heart and soul are there.


Thanks. I would settle for Houston if not Austin. Tough luck having to compete with me for employment once when you realize that Texas is the Bestas :twisted:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:00 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Thanks. I would settle for Houston if not Austin. Tough luck having to compete with me for employment once when you realize that Texas is the Bestas :twisted:

as if! Besides, with my winning combination of unrivaled charm and unsurpassed good looks, you'd be toast.

Duke schmuke. Oh, well...at least they've still got basketball.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:04 pm

soonergirl wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Thanks. I would settle for Houston if not Austin. Tough luck having to compete with me for employment once when you realize that Texas is the Bestas :twisted:

as if! Besides, with my winning combination of unrivaled charm and unsurpassed good looks, you'd be toast.

Duke schmuke. Oh, well...at least they've still got basketball.


Hah. While you only combine charm and good looks, I add my refined intelligence and wit to the combination to score the perfect trifecta. I also will be a member of the Texas Exes, so that gives me a leg up come networking and recruiting.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:06 pm

Jericwithers wrote: I also will be a member of the Texas Exes, so that gives me a leg up come networking and recruiting.


well ALL my exes live in Texas. So there!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMNw_-yUm_0

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:52 pm

I finally deposited today! I'd been waiting till April 15th, to celebrate the last day of my last tax season, but I got antsy and did it today. I'm as giddy as I was the day I was accepted. yaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby entrechatsix » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:00 pm

adrib wrote:I finally deposited today! I'd been waiting till April 15th, to celebrate the last day of my last tax season, but I got antsy and did it today. I'm as giddy as I was the day I was accepted. yaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!


YAYYYY! congrats adrib... and good luck with the rest of tax season lol

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:44 pm

soonergirl wrote:
Jericwithers wrote: I also will be a member of the Texas Exes, so that gives me a leg up come networking and recruiting.


well ALL my exes live in Texas.


that was a joke, btw. I don't have any exes in Texas. Although to be fair, the guy that took me to my first prom lives in San Antonio, but I don't think he really counts as an ex. I remember he called me up and said, "soonergirl, I've already asked four girls and they all turned me down, and I know we're just friends and all, but do you think you would go to prom with me?" wow. A real charmer, that one.




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