UConn Class of 2014

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby chateauneuf » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:21 pm

mebo28 wrote:So what are some good apartment complexes other than park place? I know there are others not as nice but closer to the school.

I don't want to have to deal with living above/below a landlord...I have had bad experiences with that.


hrm.... It's not my specialty, what with me having a house in the area... but I remember hearing reletively good things about L.C. Apartments (near W. Hartford Center), and Clarendon Apartments, which is near Quaker Lane and Farmington Ave. Maybe start searching there?

snapdragon wrote:Hi Chat! Good to hear from another local :)

We should put together a restaurant list!! I was a broke college student when I was last in Hartford, so my restaurant skills are small. Also yay Corner Pug! Love that place.


Hey Snapdragon! That is a great idea - thankfully I am what they call a "serious foodie" and amateur cook, so I've got a pretty good list of places off the top of my head.

Let's see...

$
Elaine's - great little egg joint
Mo's Midtown - classic diner for anyone working in hartford.
Wood and Tap - Great burger joint close to the school.
Corner Pug - my personal favorite for chips and beer.
Reuben's Deli - Deli... Good pastrami sandwiches.
Pho Boston - Vietnamese, great Pho
Restaurant Siam - Thai, good takeout
Harry's Pizza - EXCELLENT Pizza.
Arch Street Tavern - Good food, Great Jazz every monday.
Lox Stock and Bagels - Best bagels in town.

$$
Ginza's Japanese Cuisine - My personal sushi-ya of choice, and I/we WILL be going there at some point. Awesome sushi, good pricing, and the owners are great.
Black Eyed Sally's - Great barbecue, good blues artists and jazz nightly. Very popular.
Max-a-Mia - one of the many restaurants owned by the Max restaurant group (you'll learn about them when you get here), good italian food.
Max's Burger - another one of Max's... good, but a little more expensive.
Chengdu Asian Bistro - probably best Chinese in Hartford area... but I haven't really looked around.
Plan B Burgers - Great bar and burger joint.
AC Peterson Farms - For that 12AM, "Really want pancakes moment".
Tapas Mediterranean Cafe - Good Gyros, tapas, and so such
The Elbow Room - used to be a good grill place, but has gone downhill recently.
Ichiro Sushi - Another good sushi joint, though a little more expensive.
The Firebox - A nice upscale bar in hartford, good for lunches and happy hour.

$$$
Max Downtown - Soo Expensive, and so worth it.
Trumbull Kitchen - supposed to be excellent, but I've heard uneven things over the last year.
The Pond House Cafe - excellent food, somewhat expensive, but great for romance.
Feng Asian Bistro - Probably the best sushi in the area, but I wouldn't go there except for very, very special occasions. Otherwise you'll go broke in a matter of hours.
Bestito - Fantastic and authentic mexican food, but pretty expensive. Worth the price, but not very affordable on the "law school" budget.
Bin228 - An expensive but high-class wine-tasting restaurant. (another passion of mine)
Cuvee - another expensive wine-tasting bar


Hrm... that's all I can think of... if people think of others, or want to know about something specific, I can probably expand on it. :D

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:52 am

Hm I will review this more closely while I am at work, but Kashmir on Franklin Ave (I think) is an AMAZING Indian restaurant. Dubious neighborhood, but awesome, cheap food.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:12 am

Hey so,

as an undergrad I put on a few pounds. I know this is kinda an oxymoron, but are there any healthier type restaurants?

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby chateauneuf » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:29 am

mebo28 wrote:Hey so,

as an undergrad I put on a few pounds. I know this is kinda an oxymoron, but are there any healthier type restaurants?


hm... I know both Tapas and the Pond House are supposed to be pretty healthy (as restaurants go).

Oh, and forgot another favorite, Restaurant Arugula. Excellent french food and surprising healthy for you.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:13 pm

chateauneuf wrote:
mebo28 wrote:Hey so,

as an undergrad I put on a few pounds. I know this is kinda an oxymoron, but are there any healthier type restaurants?


hm... I know both Tapas and the Pond House are supposed to be pretty healthy (as restaurants go).

Oh, and forgot another favorite, Restaurant Arugula. Excellent french food and surprising healthy for you.


I always wanted to go there in college!

And Mebo, no worries... we can re-balance the restaurant talk with more gym talk ;)

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:52 pm

snapdragon wrote:
chateauneuf wrote:
mebo28 wrote:Hey so,

as an undergrad I put on a few pounds. I know this is kinda an oxymoron, but are there any healthier type restaurants?


hm... I know both Tapas and the Pond House are supposed to be pretty healthy (as restaurants go).

Oh, and forgot another favorite, Restaurant Arugula. Excellent french food and surprising healthy for you.


I always wanted to go there in college!

And Mebo, no worries... we can re-balance the restaurant talk with more gym talk ;)


Haha ya, less gym + more restaurant = more weight = not so healthy. And then the, when I'm not busy Ill hit the gym...coming from a guy who at one point lived in the gym.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby ElvisAaron » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:01 pm

Friggin Harvard. Every time I get settled in and start to get excited about UConn they look in my direction and I get all disoriented.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:30 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:Friggin Harvard. Every time I get settled in and start to get excited about UConn they look in my direction and I get all disoriented.


I'd say don't leave us.... but it's HARVARD. Ride that waitlist like a cowboy.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:02 am

ElvisAaron wrote:Friggin Harvard. Every time I get settled in and start to get excited about UConn they look in my direction and I get all disoriented.


Dude, honestly, with your stats...I am surprised you are not going elsewhere. Ride Harvard to the end, unless you love UConn and love Connecticut. I mean if you got a basically free ride and love ct and happy with ct and good with not making top money until years later if your that good...then i can say stay UConn....but with your stats man....you should be going elsewhere.

If you get an opportunity, take it. You only get one chance at life. And even if it does not work out, you took calculated side of probability and statistics - and once you have that paper, there is no one who can take that away from you. I realize money is a huge factor, but man you only live once....and if you got the opportunity to be big, why not go for it...no regrets man.

I guarantee you this, if you go to UConn and are not 100% satisfied, you will always wonder about elsewhere - Harvard. If you go to Harvard, you will never fully regret it, and you most likely will never think about UConn.

I guess my point is other than opportunities, the right choice will be the one where you can tell yourself "I never have to look back and wonder what it would be like at x school."

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby downing » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:07 am

so what about ou computer ids? -> --LinkRemoved--
I don't have anything yet.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby ElvisAaron » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:17 pm

mebo28 wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:Friggin Harvard. Every time I get settled in and start to get excited about UConn they look in my direction and I get all disoriented.


Dude, honestly, with your stats...I am surprised you are not going elsewhere. Ride Harvard to the end, unless you love UConn and love Connecticut. I mean if you got a basically free ride and love ct and happy with ct and good with not making top money until years later if your that good...then i can say stay UConn....but with your stats man....you should be going elsewhere.

If you get an opportunity, take it. You only get one chance at life. And even if it does not work out, you took calculated side of probability and statistics - and once you have that paper, there is no one who can take that away from you. I realize money is a huge factor, but man you only live once....and if you got the opportunity to be big, why not go for it...no regrets man.

I guarantee you this, if you go to UConn and are not 100% satisfied, you will always wonder about elsewhere - Harvard. If you go to Harvard, you will never fully regret it, and you most likely will never think about UConn.

I guess my point is other than opportunities, the right choice will be the one where you can tell yourself "I never have to look back and wonder what it would be like at x school."


Trust me, if I get pulled off the waitlist I'm going. I'm just bitching because I would really like to settle in and get excited about where I'm going and plan for the future.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:46 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:
mebo28 wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:Friggin Harvard. Every time I get settled in and start to get excited about UConn they look in my direction and I get all disoriented.


Dude, honestly, with your stats...I am surprised you are not going elsewhere. Ride Harvard to the end, unless you love UConn and love Connecticut. I mean if you got a basically free ride and love ct and happy with ct and good with not making top money until years later if your that good...then i can say stay UConn....but with your stats man....you should be going elsewhere.

If you get an opportunity, take it. You only get one chance at life. And even if it does not work out, you took calculated side of probability and statistics - and once you have that paper, there is no one who can take that away from you. I realize money is a huge factor, but man you only live once....and if you got the opportunity to be big, why not go for it...no regrets man.

I guarantee you this, if you go to UConn and are not 100% satisfied, you will always wonder about elsewhere - Harvard. If you go to Harvard, you will never fully regret it, and you most likely will never think about UConn.

I guess my point is other than opportunities, the right choice will be the one where you can tell yourself "I never have to look back and wonder what it would be like at x school."


Trust me, if I get pulled off the waitlist I'm going. I'm just bitching because I would really like to settle in and get excited about where I'm going and plan for the future.


Yes I understand exactly how you feel. I got thrown a loop a few days after I dropped my deposit off. But decided I was still going to law school at UConn.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby _confunded_ » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:37 pm

Hey guys! I'm a bit late to this thread, but I'll also be attending UConn in the fall. :)

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:14 pm

_confunded_ wrote:Hey guys! I'm a bit late to this thread, but I'll also be attending UConn in the fall. :)


Hurrah! welcome to our small but delicious thread.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby downing » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:26 am

I'm happy because the registrar's office just got back to me and answered my question about PeopleSoft id credentials. Yay. I guess we get them in mid-June, if anyone else wants to know.
Suppose I'll see you all there in August.
Just throwing this out there: I'm taking the LSAT for a third time in June, however, because I already paid for it and I'm crazy. It probably won't make a difference unless I score a 180, or 179, or something impossibly higher than my IQ permits. So, despite my reinvigorated foray into the world of standardized logic tests, I shall see you in CT.
It'll be a hard transition for me though, since I live in Hong Kong and I love eating authentic fried noodles and drinking hot lai-cha everyday. Sigh.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:34 am

downing wrote:I'm happy because the registrar's office just got back to me and answered my question about PeopleSoft id credentials. Yay. I guess we get them in mid-June, if anyone else wants to know.
Suppose I'll see you all there in August.
Just throwing this out there: I'm taking the LSAT for a third time in June, however, because I already paid for it and I'm crazy. It probably won't make a difference unless I score a 180, or 179, or something impossibly higher than my IQ permits. So, despite my reinvigorated foray into the world of standardized logic tests, I shall see you in CT.
It'll be a hard transition for me though, since I live in Hong Kong and I love eating authentic fried noodles and drinking hot lai-cha everyday. Sigh.


Welcome!

We seem to have similar numbers - my LSN profile is the same as my screename. I agree with you, unless I scored crazy high on a retake, not much would change.

We still can find green tea ice cream in CT... my dad always said that was one of his favs when he'd spend time in Hong Kong.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby lic06003 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:52 pm

downing wrote:I'm happy because the registrar's office just got back to me and answered my question about PeopleSoft id credentials. Yay. I guess we get them in mid-June, if anyone else wants to know.
Suppose I'll see you all there in August.
Just throwing this out there: I'm taking the LSAT for a third time in June, however, because I already paid for it and I'm crazy. It probably won't make a difference unless I score a 180, or 179, or something impossibly higher than my IQ permits. So, despite my reinvigorated foray into the world of standardized logic tests, I shall see you in CT.
It'll be a hard transition for me though, since I live in Hong Kong and I love eating authentic fried noodles and drinking hot lai-cha everyday. Sigh.


lol you can make lai cha yourself silly. its just tea, sugar and milk. Plus you can always make stops to nyc if you really want asian food :)

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby chateauneuf » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:33 pm

lic06003 wrote:
downing wrote:I'm happy because the registrar's office just got back to me and answered my question about PeopleSoft id credentials. Yay. I guess we get them in mid-June, if anyone else wants to know.
Suppose I'll see you all there in August.
Just throwing this out there: I'm taking the LSAT for a third time in June, however, because I already paid for it and I'm crazy. It probably won't make a difference unless I score a 180, or 179, or something impossibly higher than my IQ permits. So, despite my reinvigorated foray into the world of standardized logic tests, I shall see you in CT.
It'll be a hard transition for me though, since I live in Hong Kong and I love eating authentic fried noodles and drinking hot lai-cha everyday. Sigh.


lol you can make lai cha yourself silly. its just tea, sugar and milk. Plus you can always make stops to nyc if you really want asian food :)


Well, good luck on the LSAT! And there is good "asian" food in the area... you just need to know where to look for it. I know of at least one grocery that sells tea leaves for lai cha around here - though I prefer Darjeeling myself.

So very cool that you're coming all the way here from Hong Kong - where are the rest of you all from? Being a local boy I am curious to see who's coming to the neighborhood. :)

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:39 pm

chateauneuf wrote:
Well, good luck on the LSAT! And there is good "asian" food in the area... you just need to know where to look for it. I know of at least one grocery that sells tea leaves for lai cha around here - though I prefer Darjeeling myself.

So very cool that you're coming all the way here from Hong Kong - where are the rest of you all from? Being a local boy I am curious to see who's coming to the neighborhood. :)


Venturing ALL the way up from lower Fairfield county...

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:07 pm

chateauneuf wrote:
lic06003 wrote:
downing wrote:I'm happy because the registrar's office just got back to me and answered my question about PeopleSoft id credentials. Yay. I guess we get them in mid-June, if anyone else wants to know.
Suppose I'll see you all there in August.
Just throwing this out there: I'm taking the LSAT for a third time in June, however, because I already paid for it and I'm crazy. It probably won't make a difference unless I score a 180, or 179, or something impossibly higher than my IQ permits. So, despite my reinvigorated foray into the world of standardized logic tests, I shall see you in CT.
It'll be a hard transition for me though, since I live in Hong Kong and I love eating authentic fried noodles and drinking hot lai-cha everyday. Sigh.


lol you can make lai cha yourself silly. its just tea, sugar and milk. Plus you can always make stops to nyc if you really want asian food :)


Well, good luck on the LSAT! And there is good "asian" food in the area... you just need to know where to look for it. I know of at least one grocery that sells tea leaves for lai cha around here - though I prefer Darjeeling myself.

So very cool that you're coming all the way here from Hong Kong - where are the rest of you all from? Being a local boy I am curious to see who's coming to the neighborhood. :)


Currently from MA, both the central & western part...originally from Southern NH...and use to live in West Palm Beach, FL for a little.....off to CT now.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby _confunded_ » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:26 am

mebo28 wrote:
Currently from MA, both the central & western part...originally from Southern NH...and use to live in West Palm Beach, FL for a little.....off to CT now.


Where in Southern NH? I'm from Merrimack. :)

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby downing » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:51 am

snapdragon wrote:
downing wrote:I'm happy because the registrar's office just got back to me and answered my question about PeopleSoft id credentials. Yay. I guess we get them in mid-June, if anyone else wants to know.
Suppose I'll see you all there in August.
Just throwing this out there: I'm taking the LSAT for a third time in June, however, because I already paid for it and I'm crazy. It probably won't make a difference unless I score a 180, or 179, or something impossibly higher than my IQ permits. So, despite my reinvigorated foray into the world of standardized logic tests, I shall see you in CT.
It'll be a hard transition for me though, since I live in Hong Kong and I love eating authentic fried noodles and drinking hot lai-cha everyday. Sigh.


Welcome!

We seem to have similar numbers - my LSN profile is the same as my screename. I agree with you, unless I scored crazy high on a retake, not much would change.

We still can find green tea ice cream in CT... my dad always said that was one of his favs when he'd spend time in Hong Kong.


So your dad spent time in HK... Is/was he a banker? :-p
I don't mean to be misleading, so I'd better admit that I've only been living here since December, and before that I was in Korea for two years. And before Korea, I was hanging out in California, wondering what to do next.

Likewise. My SN on LSN is the same as on here. I wouldn't visit my page though; you might catch nightmares from it.

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby snapdragon » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:32 pm

downing wrote:
snapdragon wrote:
downing wrote:I'm happy because the registrar's office just got back to me and answered my question about PeopleSoft id credentials. Yay. I guess we get them in mid-June, if anyone else wants to know.
Suppose I'll see you all there in August.
Just throwing this out there: I'm taking the LSAT for a third time in June, however, because I already paid for it and I'm crazy. It probably won't make a difference unless I score a 180, or 179, or something impossibly higher than my IQ permits. So, despite my reinvigorated foray into the world of standardized logic tests, I shall see you in CT.
It'll be a hard transition for me though, since I live in Hong Kong and I love eating authentic fried noodles and drinking hot lai-cha everyday. Sigh.


Welcome!

We seem to have similar numbers - my LSN profile is the same as my screename. I agree with you, unless I scored crazy high on a retake, not much would change.

We still can find green tea ice cream in CT... my dad always said that was one of his favs when he'd spend time in Hong Kong.




So your dad spent time in HK... Is/was he a banker? :-p
I don't mean to be misleading, so I'd better admit that I've only been living here since December, and before that I was in Korea for two years. And before Korea, I was hanging out in California, wondering what to do next.

Likewise. My SN on LSN is the same as on here. I wouldn't visit my page though; you might catch nightmares from it.


Nope, not a banker! I will PM you more info later.. I'm on my way out soon. but HK was just one of his favorite places to go on business. He spent a lot more time in other parts of China, but HK has a special place in his heart (which sounds terribly sappy, but there you have it).

Sorry about the rough cycle. My UW and BC dings made me particularly sad. However, I'm really excited about UConn, and have less of the dark cloud of debt looming over me than I would had I ended up paying sticker at either UW or BC. And the good thing is, it's pretty easy to get CT residency, so even anyone who is OOS essentially can get a 50% "scholarship" for 2L and 3L (unless you don't move to CT).

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Re: UConn Class of 2014

Postby mebo28 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:03 pm

_confunded_ wrote:
mebo28 wrote:
Currently from MA, both the central & western part...originally from Southern NH...and use to live in West Palm Beach, FL for a little.....off to CT now.


Where in Southern NH? I'm from Merrimack. :)


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