Budgeting for Law School

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:32 am

admisionquestion wrote:
I was DEFINITELY not criticizing anyone for choosing to spend their money any particular way. I was criticizing people for saying they NEED to buy certain expensive things.


I'm not that young i "CANT" blah blah blah.

No, You DONT WANT to. Which is perfectly reasonable and fine.


Dude, relax. You seem awfully defensive about how other people furnish their apartments. If you want to live on a mattress on the floor that's great. I'm not judging you. But not everyone's back can take it. Some people actually need to sleep in a real bed.

ETA: It's not that expensive. I buy cheap furniture at Ikea too, but everything adds up. You act as though people don't need to cook and have somewhere to eat or have somewhere to study or put their books and clothes, or do anything else other than sleep on a mattress on the floor. Just trying to be realistic and gave a very low estimate for setting up an apartment.
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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:44 am

cinephile wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:
I was DEFINITELY not criticizing anyone for choosing to spend their money any particular way. I was criticizing people for saying they NEED to buy certain expensive things.


I'm not that young i "CANT" blah blah blah.

No, You DONT WANT to. Which is perfectly reasonable and fine.


Dude, relax. You seem awfully defensive about how other people furnish their apartments. If you want to live on a mattress on the floor that's great. I'm not judging you. But not everyone's back can take it. Some people actually need to sleep in a real bed.

Good luck.


For what possible reason would someone "Need" to sleep on a "real bed." What does it mean that their back can't take not sleeping on a real bed. I promise that there is no extra back support from having a bed frame. I dont even believe there is any added support from a box.

Stop acting like i'm wrong. It is rude to use the language of "needing" something that one doesnt need. It is, as I have said, PERFECTLY fine to say one wants or even expects to have a "real bed."

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:51 am

I just dropped about $2500 at Ikea to furnish a studio. I'm 32, well past the age where holding the TV up with cinderblocks is cool.

I could have gone cheaper in basically every single item, but I didn't want to spend 3 years miserable living with plastic furniture, so I went with 'fairly cheap while still looking like real furniture' instead of 'cheapest possible.' I could have probably gotten the same number of items for half what I paid, if I were willing to get Ikea's cheapest.
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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:52 am

admisionquestion wrote:
cinephile wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:
I was DEFINITELY not criticizing anyone for choosing to spend their money any particular way. I was criticizing people for saying they NEED to buy certain expensive things.


I'm not that young i "CANT" blah blah blah.

No, You DONT WANT to. Which is perfectly reasonable and fine.


Dude, relax. You seem awfully defensive about how other people furnish their apartments. If you want to live on a mattress on the floor that's great. I'm not judging you. But not everyone's back can take it. Some people actually need to sleep in a real bed.

Good luck.


For what possible reason would someone "Need" to sleep on a "real bed." What does it mean that their back can't take not sleeping on a real bed. I promise that there is no extra back support from having a bed frame. I dont even believe there is any added support from a box.

Stop acting like i'm wrong. It is rude to use the language of "needing" something that one doesnt need. It is, as I have said, PERFECTLY fine to say one wants or even expects to have a "real bed."
Well, let's just go ahead and slide all the way down that slippery slope and say that no one really "needs" a mattress at all. Or even an apartment. It's perfectly possible to survive living under bridges, after all. :roll:

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:57 am

admisionquestion wrote:
Stop acting like i'm wrong. It is rude to use the language of "needing" something that one doesnt need. It is, as I have said, PERFECTLY fine to say one wants or even expects to have a "real bed."


Nope, I actually need it, doctor's orders. And calling out random people on the internet isn't rude? I'm done with this.

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby togepi » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:01 pm

The main reason I would want the frame is due to the wider array of sexual positions the height allots.

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:02 pm

cinephile wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:
Stop acting like i'm wrong. It is rude to use the language of "needing" something that one doesnt need. It is, as I have said, PERFECTLY fine to say one wants or even expects to have a "real bed."


Nope, I actually need it, doctor's orders. And calling out random people on the internet isn't rude? I'm done with this.


You can be done. I'm done ranting. Now I'm genuinely curious. It was your doctors orders that you sleep on a bed placed on a bedframe? Or just that you get proper back support?

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby cc.celina » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:59 pm

togepi wrote:The main reason I would want the frame is due to the wider array of sexual positions the height allots.

Credited. Never knew how much it mattered till I spent a year with a bed at a weird height

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby crossarmant » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:59 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Well, let's just go ahead and slide all the way down that slippery slope and say that no one really "needs" a mattress at all. Or even an apartment. It's perfectly possible to survive living under bridges, after all. :roll:

Pshh, living under a bridge is the way to go. You get fresh air and some nice handouts from locals too.

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby cinephile » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:46 am

crossarmant wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Well, let's just go ahead and slide all the way down that slippery slope and say that no one really "needs" a mattress at all. Or even an apartment. It's perfectly possible to survive living under bridges, after all. :roll:

Pshh, living under a bridge is the way to go. You get fresh air and some nice handouts from locals too.


:D There was a thread awhile back about a law student at Cardozo who chose voluntarily to sleep on the streets. So, yes, a totally valid choice.

But in all seriousness, I had a sleep disorder caused by sleeping on a futon. I was told to get a proper bed and I've slept much better since.

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Re: Budgeting for Law School

Postby Map Cat » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:19 pm

togepi wrote:The main reason I would want the frame is due to the wider array of sexual positions the height allots.


This is the truth. My and my SO's bed is not on a frame and height when I'm standing is about at the top of my knee. Makes certain activities... tricky.




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