GULC c/o 2013

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Mon May 10, 2010 8:44 pm

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Georgetown is tied for #1. I'll probably single-handedly make our school alone at #1 next year :)

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Mon May 10, 2010 8:45 pm

Kim617 wrote:
volsi wrote:It's not like we can't take the metro to the bars...

true, but what's up with them not running 24/7? everything pales in comparison to the ny subway system...


Kim- you are totally right. I lived in NYC 6 years and then moved to DC for 3. Not the same at all! Not comparable in any way. BUT they are SUPER CLEAN! (but you can't have food or drink on them)...all I know is I ended up stranded on election night at a party because we forgot that the metro doesn't run all night... :) They also suck because every trip costs a different amount...so you never know how much you need on your card...and you have to find you card again when you leave the station. Something that I could NOT get used to.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Mon May 10, 2010 8:51 pm

Kim617 wrote:
volsi wrote:It's not like we can't take the metro to the bars...

true, but what's up with them not running 24/7? everything pales in comparison to the ny subway system...

Yeah, I don't know what I'm going to do with that. There's nothing like being able to take the subway home at 4 am. Haven't done that in a while, but it was hilarious when I did.

Is there anything like an unlimited card option? I live and die by my 30 day metrocard.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Mon May 10, 2010 9:02 pm

volsi wrote:
Kim617 wrote:
volsi wrote:It's not like we can't take the metro to the bars...

true, but what's up with them not running 24/7? everything pales in comparison to the ny subway system...

Yeah, I don't know what I'm going to do with that. There's nothing like being able to take the subway home at 4 am. Haven't done that in a while, but it was hilarious when I did.

Is there anything like an unlimited card option? I live and die by my 30 day metrocard.


They have a smart card. You don't get a discount but you can put a ton of money on it and just tap it on the sensor rather than putting the flimsy paper card through the card machine. Also you can pay for parking at metro parking facilities with it.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Mon May 10, 2010 9:05 pm

dk8 wrote:
volsi wrote:
Kim617 wrote:
volsi wrote:It's not like we can't take the metro to the bars...

true, but what's up with them not running 24/7? everything pales in comparison to the ny subway system...

Yeah, I don't know what I'm going to do with that. There's nothing like being able to take the subway home at 4 am. Haven't done that in a while, but it was hilarious when I did.

Is there anything like an unlimited card option? I live and die by my 30 day metrocard.


They have a smart card. You don't get a discount but you can put a ton of money on it and just tap it on the sensor rather than putting the flimsy paper card through the card machine. Also you can pay for parking at metro parking facilities with it.

i'm really going to need to get used to this system. it's easy enough as a tourist, but getting used to using it all the time might be a little weird. i will NOT, however, miss the MTA and all it's fucking bullshit. nor will i miss my metrocard never working when it has 30 bucks on it, yet it always is fine when my balance is like 3 dollars. shady shit.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Mon May 10, 2010 9:06 pm

nowinGA wrote:Admitted off of the SPWL today! :)

Question: How long did it take you to get an aid award, after you submitted the yellow form? I imagine it may be a little quicker now, but curious how this has worked thus far...

Also, is there a FB page for admitted students?


any answers?

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Postby Kim617 » Mon May 10, 2010 9:13 pm

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nowinGA wrote:Admitted off of the SPWL today! :)

Question: How long did it take you to get an aid award, after you submitted the yellow form? I imagine it may be a little quicker now, but curious how this has worked thus far...

Also, is there a FB page for admitted students?


any answers?

i don't remember, sorry! i sent mine in like march 1st, maybe a few weeks later?

and yes, there's a fb group:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= ... 077&ref=ts

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Mon May 10, 2010 9:23 pm

Kim617 wrote:
i'm really going to need to get used to this system. it's easy enough as a tourist, but getting used to using it all the time might be a little weird. i will NOT, however, miss the MTA and all it's fucking bullshit. nor will i miss my metrocard never working when it has 30 bucks on it, yet it always is fine when my balance is like 3 dollars. shady shit.


it's really easy to use.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Mon May 10, 2010 9:28 pm

dk8 wrote:
volsi wrote:
Kim617 wrote:
volsi wrote:It's not like we can't take the metro to the bars...

true, but what's up with them not running 24/7? everything pales in comparison to the ny subway system...

Yeah, I don't know what I'm going to do with that. There's nothing like being able to take the subway home at 4 am. Haven't done that in a while, but it was hilarious when I did.

Is there anything like an unlimited card option? I live and die by my 30 day metrocard.


They have a smart card. You don't get a discount but you can put a ton of money on it and just tap it on the sensor rather than putting the flimsy paper card through the card machine. Also you can pay for parking at metro parking facilities with it.


My first trip to DC was visiting an ex when I was 17. I got fairly proficient at the Metro then, but forgot it in the following 9 years. This is a similar system to LA, though. Except in LA they don't have turnstiles so no one pays. The DC metro is so clear, though. I've never had trouble getting anywhere in DC on any of my visits.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby nowinGA » Mon May 10, 2010 9:34 pm

dk8 wrote:
Kim617 wrote:
i'm really going to need to get used to this system. it's easy enough as a tourist, but getting used to using it all the time might be a little weird. i will NOT, however, miss the MTA and all it's fucking bullshit. nor will i miss my metrocard never working when it has 30 bucks on it, yet it always is fine when my balance is like 3 dollars. shady shit.


it's really easy to use.


It is easy. I was being dramatic. It was hard to adjust (from NYC) but it is nice that you can use it on the many different bus systems as well...the smartcard is, indeed, smart.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon May 10, 2010 9:45 pm

Kim617 wrote:Future Twelve Steppers (Most Alcohol Consumption)

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Georgetown is tied for #1. I'll probably single-handedly make our school alone at #1 next year :)


Let's be friends.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Mon May 10, 2010 9:57 pm

Shall we start looking at bars that can host the TLS GULC orientation booze-athon?

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby beef wellington » Mon May 10, 2010 10:02 pm

volsi wrote:Shall we start looking at bars that can host the TLS GULC orientation booze-athon?

Outstanding thinking there volsi. Hopefully some locals will start throwing out some nominations.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby dk8 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:14 pm

beef wellington wrote:
volsi wrote:Shall we start looking at bars that can host the TLS GULC orientation booze-athon?

Outstanding thinking there volsi. Hopefully some locals will start throwing out some nominations.


I'm from the sticks aka the outer suburbs, but I went to one bar that is supposedly a GULC hangout last summer. Standard Irish bar with a frat house type basement. Saw a few kids wearing their gulc gear on the porch.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Tue May 11, 2010 5:58 am

volsi wrote:Shall we start looking at bars that can host the TLS GULC orientation booze-athon?

PLEASE GIRL. I save money and pre-game in my room. We do shots, then we go out. I guess maybe that's more a sign of my age, but I've never had enough money to buy my drinks out, mostly because I think $10 a drink is highway robbery and I won't pay it. It costs $25 bucks for a bottle of alcohol, and it'll do much better. Plus it takes me way too much alcohol to actually get drunk, and will end up costing a fortune. I don't drink beer, though. I hate it. Hard liquor all the way.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Tue May 11, 2010 5:59 am

nowinGA wrote:
dk8 wrote:
Kim617 wrote:
i'm really going to need to get used to this system. it's easy enough as a tourist, but getting used to using it all the time might be a little weird. i will NOT, however, miss the MTA and all it's fucking bullshit. nor will i miss my metrocard never working when it has 30 bucks on it, yet it always is fine when my balance is like 3 dollars. shady shit.


it's really easy to use.


It is easy. I was being dramatic. It was hard to adjust (from NYC) but it is nice that you can use it on the many different bus systems as well...the smartcard is, indeed, smart.

Yeah, it is easy. I've taken it quite a few times, it's just something to get used to when you come from new york, and you know all the transfer points and all the lines. The DC metro is much more simple, besides the fare details.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Tue May 11, 2010 6:37 am

MSPeast wrote:
Kim617 wrote:It costs $25 bucks for a bottle of alcohol

:shock:
That feels like a lot more than I'm used to, although I don't buy liquor much. Maybe I'm thinking of wine, which goes for ~$10. Are big handles of liquor really that much?

At any rate, pre-gaming is where it's at. Although I'm sure there will be nights where my one goal is to not black out, in which case the expensive bar drinks may be to my advantage.

I'm going to be the sober person who posts pics of all y'alls drunk selves on facebook. :mrgreen:

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby volsi » Tue May 11, 2010 7:24 am

Kim617 wrote:
volsi wrote:Shall we start looking at bars that can host the TLS GULC orientation booze-athon?

PLEASE GIRL. I save money and pre-game in my room. We do shots, then we go out. I guess maybe that's more a sign of my age, but I've never had enough money to buy my drinks out, mostly because I think $10 a drink is highway robbery and I won't pay it. It costs $25 bucks for a bottle of alcohol, and it'll do much better. Plus it takes me way too much alcohol to actually get drunk, and will end up costing a fortune. I don't drink beer, though. I hate it. Hard liquor all the way.


You just went all south shore on me. Girl. :P My typical drinking adventure: Meet with friend after work (~6). Hit a Happy Hour with 3 dollar mixed drinks (one bar has them in pint glasses), drain 2 or 3 in that hour or two, then I'm fine for the rest of the night. Maybe have one more after happy hour. Get home at 9ish, watch some trashy TV, get in bed and still wake up like a normal person the next day. Or you can change the happy hour for a wine bar. I am hugely into wine.

You don't have to pay 10 bucks unless you're out at some grungy meatpacking club, and that's not my scene anyway.

I'm going to be the sober person who posts pics of all y'alls drunk selves on facebook.


Nuh-uh. I de-tag myself from any even mildly embarrassing photo. My facebook has been scrubbed clean.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue May 11, 2010 10:10 am

volsi wrote:. Get home at 9ish, watch some trashy TV, get in bed and still wake up like a normal person the next day. Or you can change the happy hour for a wine bar. I am hugely into wine.


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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby hugtrees » Tue May 11, 2010 12:19 pm

nowinGA wrote:Admitted off of the SPWL today! :)


yay!! congrats! i knew they would come to their senses.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby gobears09 » Tue May 11, 2010 12:27 pm

Kim617 wrote:
volsi wrote:Shall we start looking at bars that can host the TLS GULC orientation booze-athon?

PLEASE GIRL. I save money and pre-game in my room. We do shots, then we go out. I guess maybe that's more a sign of my age, but I've never had enough money to buy my drinks out, mostly because I think $10 a drink is highway robbery and I won't pay it. It costs $25 bucks for a bottle of alcohol, and it'll do much better. Plus it takes me way too much alcohol to actually get drunk, and will end up costing a fortune. I don't drink beer, though. I hate it. Hard liquor all the way.


Hahahaa! Oooh, I miss college.

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Re: GULC c/o 2013

Postby Kim617 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:40 pm

MSPeast wrote:
Kim617 wrote:It costs $25 bucks for a bottle of alcohol

:shock:
That feels like a lot more than I'm used to, although I don't buy liquor much. Maybe I'm thinking of wine, which goes for ~$10. Are big handles of liquor really that much?

At any rate, pre-gaming is where it's at. Although I'm sure there will be nights where my one goal is to not black out, in which case the expensive bar drinks may be to my advantage.

Wine makes me too tired. In Italy, we used to buy bottles of wine for 1 euro because we had no money and needed to pregame with something. I'd say a bottle of smirnoff vodka is about 22 bucks (in NYC or sometimes I go to Jersey, maybe it'll be $20). I just happen to prefer shots because they're quick, so it's unlikely that I'll go to a bar with the strict idea of getting drunk without pre-gaming, unless it's open bar of course.




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