2Little 2Late

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

How successful have you been at forcing yourself to care about grades?

lol
3
7%
... I mean I still need to graduate... I guess...
11
27%
I want to maintain some semblance of dignity
18
44%
I am a clerkship gunner and/or incorrigible perfectionist
9
22%
 
Total votes: 41

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BasilHallward
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby BasilHallward » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:18 pm

I'll take my 2.34 X NYC buying power and hang in Dallas. NYC objectively sucks. Anyone who claims otherwise is glutton for sadness. Lawl

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Hikikomorist
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:50 pm

BasilHallward wrote:I'll take my 2.34 X NYC buying power and hang in Dallas. NYC objectively sucks. Anyone who claims otherwise is glutton for sadness. Lawl

Congrats on getting something in Dallas!

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Dr. Nefario
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Dr. Nefario » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:53 pm

Minnietron wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
Gray wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:Poll for what city everybody is going to next summer? NYC, LA, SF/Palo Alto, and "other" for the cities that don't matter.

Lol egregious anti-DC trolling

Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Research Triangle, Seattle, Philadelphia...If not mattering means lower COL with comparable amenities, mark me down for other!


They're low CoL because they don't matter. Cities are like clothes. You know your designer bag is better because it costs more. This is how the world works.

DC COL > LA COL. So that means it is better and your original list is incorrect?


fuck your don't fact check me

So I shouldn't point out designer bags are generally considered accessories rather than clothes...?

Edit: bad at quoting...


Dat Boston COL doe. Easily should be on there.

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buckiguy_sucks
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:26 pm

Making 200k and having to have roommates is definitely objectively terrible, but calling NYC shitty is just a bad opinion. The limited time I spent there was a good time though fuck working there for sure

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buckiguy_sucks
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:27 pm

Plus I'm a pretty big fan of trees so staying in a city that has those is definitely the move

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PeanutsNJam
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby PeanutsNJam » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:09 pm

BasilHallward wrote:I'll take my 2.34 X NYC buying power and hang in Dallas. NYC objectively sucks. Anyone who claims otherwise is glutton for sadness. Lawl


This isn't a city thread, but people need to stop saying this. You have 2.34x NYC buying power if you spend everything on rent and groceries. Yes, you pay about 9% more of your total income in tax in NYC than you would in Texas, and yes, you will spend an extra 30k each year for a smaller apartment (if you don't want roommates and want to minimize commute). Other than that, you can get a big ass plate of Halal guys for $7, do Costco runs with your friends on long island, and save money in tons of other ways.

Your biglaw money will undoubtedly go further in any other market (especially Texas), but it's not 2.34x. Student loans cost the same, Amazon charges the same, and you should be saving most of your money that's not going to loans anyway.

And NYC is awesome. It's not everybody's cup of tea, which is totally fair, and you'd be retarded to say that any city is the "greatest city in the world," but NYC is pretty damn awesome.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby DCfilterDC » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:14 pm

"Do Costco runs on Long Island"

lol

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PeanutsNJam
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby PeanutsNJam » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:19 pm

It was suggested by a buddy of mine who lives on Long Island that I should get groceries with him, since he has a car. And just like buy most of my shit for the month. Idk sounded like a good idea.

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IsThisForReal
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby IsThisForReal » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:31 pm

leslieknope wrote:Not near a real1 beach=doesn't matter. Sorry not sorry, any city that isn't LA or SF.

1 East coast beaches are not real beaches and Miami is otherwise terrible.

What? Lol. No. Idk where you have been going, but it's the wrong place. East coast beaches are beautiful and the water isn't freezing

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Hikikomorist
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:48 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:
BasilHallward wrote:I'll take my 2.34 X NYC buying power and hang in Dallas. NYC objectively sucks. Anyone who claims otherwise is glutton for sadness. Lawl


This isn't a city thread, but people need to stop saying this. You have 2.34x NYC buying power if you spend everything on rent and groceries. Yes, you pay about 9% more of your total income in tax in NYC than you would in Texas, and yes, you will spend an extra 30k each year for a smaller apartment (if you don't want roommates and want to minimize commute). Other than that, you can get a big ass plate of Halal guys for $7, do Costco runs with your friends on long island, and save money in tons of other ways.

Your biglaw money will undoubtedly go further in any other market (especially Texas), but it's not 2.34x. Student loans cost the same, Amazon charges the same, and you should be saving most of your money that's not going to loans anyway.

And NYC is awesome. It's not everybody's cup of tea, which is totally fair, and you'd be retarded to say that any city is the "greatest city in the world," but NYC is pretty damn awesome.

2.34x is a slight exaggeration, but you can save close to twice as much in Texas compared to NY.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:49 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:Making 200k and having to have roommates is definitely objectively terrible, but calling NYC shitty is just a bad opinion. The limited time I spent there was a good time though fuck working there for sure

It's shitty if you're the one financing your time there.

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Kinky John
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Kinky John » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:21 pm

DCfilterDC wrote:"Do Costco runs on Long Island"

lol

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Kinky John
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Kinky John » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:28 pm

costco run and chill?

dabigchina
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby dabigchina » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:46 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:
BasilHallward wrote: you can get a big ass plate of Halal guys for $7,

platters are 9. the bowls are 8.

also eating halal guys everyday objectively sucks. it's good maybe once a week. anymore than that and it's boring as shit.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby PeanutsNJam » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:09 am

Lol I was there 2 weeks ago and paid $7, and Google says it's $7 http://midtownlunch.com/2015/01/05/famo ... ir-prices/

Not that this is relevant, I was just giving an example of ways to eat in NYC without having to drop $15/meal. Not to mention firms comp dinner after 7 or 8 or something. My point is that you don't have to spend 2x on food/month in NYC.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby zhenders » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:11 am

Gals, guys, why are we even arguing? Everyone knows New York sucks -- what a silly thing to fight over.

Come to Chicago. We've got beaches, an ocean that doesn't sting your eyes, and more Asian carp than you could catch in a lifetime.

Also we don't smell.

Incidentally, the Asian carp is the only fish god designed completely shit-canned; he just put the eyes whereverthefuck.

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Hikikomorist
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:13 am

zhenders wrote:Gals, guys, why are we even arguing? Everyone knows New York sucks -- what a silly thing to fight over.

Come to Chicago. We've got beaches, an ocean that doesn't sting your eyes, and more Asian carp than you could catch in a lifetime.

Also we don't smell.

But snow and ice. And isn't it basically a warzone? Houston and Dallas are incredibly cheap (NO STATE INCOME TAX), ice-free, and perfectly pleasant places to live.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby zhenders » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:18 am

Yeah, fair enough -- H and D are alright spots =) the "warzones" in Chicago are actually pretty isolated; most of the city is fine. Thing about Texas, though -- and I seriously thought about going back -- Texans. Lots of Texans. You ready for that? I mean, I am one and all, but... Damn. Texans.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby haus » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:19 am

zhenders wrote:Yeah, fair enough -- H and D are alright spots =) the "warzones" in Chicago are actually pretty isolated; most of the city is fine. Thing about Texas, though -- and I seriously thought about going back -- Texans. Lots of Texans. You ready for that? I mean, I am one and all, but... Damn. Texans.

:D

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Joscellin » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:51 am

Hikikomorist wrote:
zhenders wrote:Gals, guys, why are we even arguing? Everyone knows New York sucks -- what a silly thing to fight over.

Come to Chicago. We've got beaches, an ocean that doesn't sting your eyes, and more Asian carp than you could catch in a lifetime.

Also we don't smell.

But snow and ice. And isn't it basically a warzone? Houston and Dallas are incredibly cheap (NO STATE INCOME TAX), ice-free, and perfectly pleasant places to live.


There is nothing remotely pleasant about Houston in the summer.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby IsThisForReal » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:38 am

Joscellin wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
zhenders wrote:Gals, guys, why are we even arguing? Everyone knows New York sucks -- what a silly thing to fight over.

Come to Chicago. We've got beaches, an ocean that doesn't sting your eyes, and more Asian carp than you could catch in a lifetime.

Also we don't smell.

But snow and ice. And isn't it basically a warzone? Houston and Dallas are incredibly cheap (NO STATE INCOME TAX), ice-free, and perfectly pleasant places to live.


There is nothing remotely pleasant about Houston in the summer.

Tunnels

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Minnietron
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Minnietron » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:51 am

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Minnietron » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:52 am

Minnietron wrote:
Kinky John wrote:costco run and chill?

Brilliant derivative. Costco sells beds, couches, and carpets; you can start chilling at any point in the run.


Joscellin wrote:
There is nothing remotely pleasant about Houston in the summer.


Mostly applies to D.C. too.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:01 am

Minnietron wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
Kinky John wrote:costco run and chill?

Brilliant derivative. Costco sells beds, couches, and carpets; you can start chilling at any point in the run.


Joscellin wrote:
There is nothing remotely pleasant about Houston in the summer.


Mostly applies to D.C. too.

Houston and DC seem very similar in the summer, except you pay twice as much for DC prestige.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Minnietron » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:06 am

Hikikomorist wrote:Houston and DC seem very similar in the summer, except you pay twice as much for DC prestige.

Fact. No discernible differences aside from cost. I often forget I am not in Houston until I pay my rent.




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