Texas Class of 2017

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:11 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:Hey has anybody lived or is going to live at the Volume Apartments on Manor? They're maybe not as close to the law school as Hyde Park, but it doesn't seem like too bad of a walk or bike ride. Their floor plans are attracting me.


I'm living in the general area now, and love it!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby WokeUpInACar » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:10 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:Hey has anybody lived or is going to live at the Volume Apartments on Manor? They're maybe not as close to the law school as Hyde Park, but it doesn't seem like too bad of a walk or bike ride. Their floor plans are attracting me.

That's a pretty sweet area actually with several good bars and restaurants, and just as close to the law school as much of Hyde Park.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby eaper » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:32 am

WokeUpInACar wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:Hey has anybody lived or is going to live at the Volume Apartments on Manor? They're maybe not as close to the law school as Hyde Park, but it doesn't seem like too bad of a walk or bike ride. Their floor plans are attracting me.

That's a pretty sweet area actually with several good bars and restaurants, and just as close to the law school as much of Hyde Park.


I have some friends that live in that area and seem to like it. There are a few nice coffee shops in that area as well, and you aren't too far from the HEB, which is always a plus.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby ponyboy7 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:08 pm

Cool. Thanks. I think I'm going to get on their waiting list. I want to live alone for my 1L year and their studios are pretty nice.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:29 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:Cool. Thanks. I think I'm going to get on their waiting list. I want to live alone for my 1L year and their studios are pretty nice.

There was a review though where someone said they got a roach once. Kind of a deal breaker.

I'm looking for a pristine/new 1BR that allows cats, is within a few blocks of Congress (ideally the second street area), is under $1100/month, and does not have any reviews that say anything about roaches or scorpions. I'm going to be looking for a really, really long time :lol:

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:14 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:Cool. Thanks. I think I'm going to get on their waiting list. I want to live alone for my 1L year and their studios are pretty nice.

There was a review though where someone said they got a roach once. Kind of a deal breaker.

I'm looking for a pristine/new 1BR that allows cats, is within a few blocks of Congress (ideally the second street area), is under $1100/month, and does not have any reviews that say anything about roaches or scorpions. I'm going to be looking for a really, really long time :lol:


If you don't want to see gross bugs, don't move to Texas.

HTH

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:58 pm

BigZuck wrote:If you don't want to see gross bugs, don't move to Texas.

HTH

Not cool Zuck. You've gotta start adding this to your standard "Choosing a Law School" out-of-state responses for UT. I'm cool with being passed over for less qualified in-staters, to a degree, but bugs... How gross are we talking?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:23 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
BigZuck wrote:If you don't want to see gross bugs, don't move to Texas.

HTH

Not cool Zuck. You've gotta start adding this to your standard "Choosing a Law School" out-of-state responses for UT. I'm cool with being passed over for less qualified in-staters, to a degree, but bugs... How gross are we talking?


You're definitely going to see big roaches when walking around outside, and they might travel in to your apartment. Wasps also exist here, which are new bugs I have never really had to deal with. And the crickets. Oh, the crickets.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:32 pm

Well as long as they're outside I can deal. That's small price to pay for abundant texmex and no snow.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:43 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Well as long as they're outside I can deal. That's small price to pay for abundant texmex and no snow.


I want to tell you that the Mexican food in Texas is weak sauce and texmex being good is an elaborate flame but I'm afraid of what might happen if I do, so I won't.

Eta: although by and large the food in Austin is incredible and much respect for Texas BBQ.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:21 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Well as long as they're outside I can deal. That's small price to pay for abundant texmex and no snow.


I want to tell you that the Mexican food in Texas is weak sauce and texmex being good is an elaborate flame but I'm afraid of what might happen if I do, so I won't.

Eta: although by and large the food in Austin is incredible and much respect for Texas BBQ.

Lol. If you think Austin's Mexican food is weak sauce, you really need to visit my homeland.

And, on BBQ, if anyone wants to do Franklin once we get close to orientation, shoot me a PM. I don't think I'll be able to convince my SO to wait in line that long for it... It can't live up to the hype, but I've still gotta do it.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:35 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Well as long as they're outside I can deal. That's small price to pay for abundant texmex and no snow.


I want to tell you that the Mexican food in Texas is weak sauce and texmex being good is an elaborate flame but I'm afraid of what might happen if I do, so I won't.

Eta: although by and large the food in Austin is incredible and much respect for Texas BBQ.

Lol. If you think Austin's Mexican food is weak sauce, you really need to visit my homeland.

And, on BBQ, if anyone wants to do Franklin once we get close to orientation, shoot me a PM. I don't think I'll be able to convince my SO to wait in line that long for it... It can't live up to the hype,


I've never had Franklin so I'd be down.

Alsp, he on the lookout for swag if you deposited. Flash drive, water bottle, and luggage tag came today.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:36 pm

Attax wrote:Alsp, he on the lookout for swag if you deposited. Flash drive, water bottle, and luggage tag came today.


This better not be a Texas resident only thing. I want some UT swag.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:43 pm

cannibal ox wrote:
Attax wrote:Alsp, he on the lookout for swag if you deposited. Flash drive, water bottle, and luggage tag came today.


This better not be a Texas resident only thing. I want some UT swag.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:46 pm

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4gb flash drive with nothing on it, luggage tag, and water bottle. Also included a car decal (but I already bought one).

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:53 pm

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:55 pm

I wish I was ballsy enough to make that my work water bottle, before giving notice.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:57 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:I wish I was ballsy enough to make that my work water bottle, before giving notice.


Go for it!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Cactus » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:52 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:I wish I was ballsy enough to make that my work water bottle, before giving notice.


Texas A&M graduate here, brought a UT-branded coffee traveler into work. Raised a few eyebrows.. I still don't intend on giving notice until June.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:43 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:I wish I was ballsy enough to make that my work water bottle, before giving notice.

Haha I doubt people would be so perceptive. Also, yeah pretty much get used to giant bugs everywhere in Texas. It's really not that bad though.

Do any of you actually bike downtown? It seems incredibly dangerous, but I'd love to hear thoughts. Is biking year round feasible?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:03 pm

n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:I wish I was ballsy enough to make that my work water bottle, before giving notice.

Haha I doubt people would be so perceptive. Also, yeah pretty much get used to giant bugs everywhere in Texas. It's really not that bad though.

Do any of you actually bike downtown? It seems incredibly dangerous, but I'd love to hear thoughts. Is biking year round feasible?


I don't do it but I have friends who bike around town, they say it's not that bad

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:29 pm

I have some friends who get around exclusively by bike and public transportation. Doesn't seem too bad if you can be patient.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:04 pm

Got my UT Law swag package today.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:08 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Got my UT Law swag package today.


Glad to see I'm not the only one. I was going to worry it was a consolation prize for at least trying to be matched.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:11 pm

It still might be; I haven't submitted my matching request yet (waiting on negotiations with another school).




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