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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:58 pm

splbagel wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:I love that Johann tweets about the PS' he reads. I wonder if the person who used that line follows his twitter.


On the other hand, what a slap in the face if s/he is later rejected.

Oooh true. If the 'best line' is more of a 'LOL WTF' as opposed to a 'HILARIOUS, I want this guy around' comment, that could be really embarrassing/awkward.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby splbagel » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:00 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
splbagel wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:I love that Johann tweets about the PS' he reads. I wonder if the person who used that line follows his twitter.


On the other hand, what a slap in the face if s/he is later rejected.

Oooh true. If the 'best line' is more of a 'LOL WTF' as opposed to a 'HILARIOUS, I want this guy around' comment, that could be really embarrassing/awkward.


Or even "what a great PS... too bad it's ultimately not good enough to overcome your low numbers / disciplinary record / creeping out your interviewer."

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby elibrarian » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:02 pm

egirarde wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:What'd his tweet say? (Can't access Twitter....)


tweetsbyjohann wrote:best line today (so far)- "vortex of nuttiness"

:]


Wait.. I just realized what this was... :shock: He's reading personal statements...


I now feel like my PS should have been funnier or....funny.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:05 pm

elibrarian wrote:I now feel like my PS should have been funnier or....funny.

Me too ):!!
splbagel wrote:Or even "what a great PS... too bad it's ultimately not good enough to overcome your low numbers / disciplinary record / creeping out your interviewer."

Oh shit...that would REALLY suck. :shock:

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby JustE » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:15 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
elibrarian wrote:I now feel like my PS should have been funnier or....funny.

Me too ):!!
splbagel wrote:Or even "what a great PS... too bad it's ultimately not good enough to overcome your low numbers / disciplinary record / creeping out your interviewer."

Oh shit...that would REALLY suck. :shock:


:shock: :arrow: :| :arrow: :cry:

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:42 pm

[quote="foxylaxy"
Other than that, I guess your best bet is to make friends at ASW. You can definitely get an apt at Streeterville and pay under $1000/month if you get a 3 or more bedroom apt and split the rent.[/quote]


For perspective, I pay $725 a month for one bedroom in a big 2 BR. Will post pics if wanted. :D

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:57 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
foxylaxy wrote:Other than that, I guess your best bet is to make friends at ASW. You can definitely get an apt at Streeterville and pay under $1000/month if you get a 3 or more bedroom apt and split the rent.



For perspective, I pay $725 a month for one bedroom in a big 2 BR. Will post pics if wanted. :D
I'd love to see pix... it's so hard to get an idea from Rent.com and whatnot. What neighborhood are you in?

I don't think I'd make a very good roommate, though. I'm messy and I've lived alone for most of the last decade. Not sure 1L year is the best time to change that habit!

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:57 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:For perspective, I pay $725 a month for one bedroom in a big 2 BR. Will post pics if wanted. :D

Yes please! (:

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby JustE » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:10 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:
foxylaxy wrote:Other than that, I guess your best bet is to make friends at ASW. You can definitely get an apt at Streeterville and pay under $1000/month if you get a 3 or more bedroom apt and split the rent.



For perspective, I pay $725 a month for one bedroom in a big 2 BR. Will post pics if wanted. :D
I'd love to see pix... it's so hard to get an idea from Rent.com and whatnot. What neighborhood are you in?

I don't think I'd make a very good roommate, though. I'm messy and I've lived alone for most of the last decade. Not sure 1L year is the best time to change that habit!


Well, guess we can cross one potential roommate off the list. Thanks! :lol:

Pics, please!

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby foxylaxy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:17 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:
foxylaxy wrote:Other than that, I guess your best bet is to make friends at ASW. You can definitely get an apt at Streeterville and pay under $1000/month if you get a 3 or more bedroom apt and split the rent.



For perspective, I pay $725 a month for one bedroom in a big 2 BR. Will post pics if wanted. :D
I'd love to see pix... it's so hard to get an idea from Rent.com and whatnot. What neighborhood are you in?

I don't think I'd make a very good roommate, though. I'm messy and I've lived alone for most of the last decade. Not sure 1L year is the best time to change that habit!


You can check places out here:
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Comes with pictures (for some) and broken down into neighborhoods.

I had a better site, but that's on my browser at home (and I can't find it on google for some reason).

About Chicago Neighborhoods for reference (includes map):
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Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:21 pm

Sure. Will post pics when I get home tonight :-)

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:23 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
elibrarian wrote:I now feel like my PS should have been funnier or....funny.

Me too ):!!

I wouldn't if I were you guys. Based on Johann's history, he usually tweets the unintentionally hilarious things. If that phrase was in my PS, I'd be asking to submit an updated one.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:28 pm

Samara wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
elibrarian wrote:I now feel like my PS should have been funnier or....funny.

Me too ):!!

I wouldn't if I were you guys. Based on Johann's history, he usually tweets the unintentionally hilarious things. If that phrase was in my PS, I'd be asking to submit an updated one.
I think it takes a much better writer to be funny successfully, but most halfway competent writers can pull off serious. Humor is risky!

I think mine had one line that was perhaps somewhat smile-worthy (about the reading material my parents left in the bathroom when I was growing up), but I wasn't about to risk a flopped joke in my PS.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:39 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:I think it takes a much better writer to be funny successfully, but most halfway competent writers can pull off serious. Humor is risky!

I think mine had one line that was perhaps somewhat smile-worthy (about the reading material my parents left in the bathroom when I was growing up), but I wasn't about to risk a flopped joke in my PS.

So much this. It's really easy to be funny to your friends, but it's really hard to be funny to strangers, especially in an ostensibly serious/professional situation.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:44 pm

elibrarian wrote:
egirarde wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:What'd his tweet say? (Can't access Twitter....)


tweetsbyjohann wrote:best line today (so far)- "vortex of nuttiness"

:]


Wait.. I just realized what this was... :shock: He's reading personal statements...


I now feel like my PS should have been funnier or....funny.

no, people with your numbers should write relatively safe, blase PSs.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:46 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:no, people with your numbers should write relatively safe, blase PSs.

Hahah, fwiw Jam I think elib was just kidding

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby elibrarian » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:47 pm

I actually really like my PS, though it is definitley not funny. It also mentions Chicago specific things so that can only be a plus, I hope.

And, yes, I was kidding. I do that sometimes. :)

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:49 pm

elibrarian wrote:I actually really like my PS, though it is definitley not funny. It also mentions Chicago specific things so that can only be a plus, I hope.

And, yes, I was kidding. I do that sometimes. :)

but your name is LIBRARIAN.

I was skimming the thread really quickly, in my defense 8)

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:49 pm

elibrarian wrote:I actually really like my PS, though it is definitley not funny. It also mentions Chicago specific things so that can only be a plus, I hope.

And, yes, I was kidding. I do that sometimes. :)

Do you do it before or after your zoning meetings?

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:50 pm

btw elib, this is awkward but...are you a guy or a girl? I was going to type "he" instead of "elib" in my last post before I realized I don't know if you're actually male :oops:

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby elibrarian » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:50 pm

Samara wrote:
elibrarian wrote:I actually really like my PS, though it is definitley not funny. It also mentions Chicago specific things so that can only be a plus, I hope.

And, yes, I was kidding. I do that sometimes. :)

Do you do it before or after your zoning meetings?


Generally after. Though sometimes I like to mix it up and do it DURING.

I am a girl, am 99% sure on this one.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:51 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:btw elib, this is awkward but...are you a guy or a girl? I was going to type "he" instead of "elib" in my last post before I realized I don't know if you're actually male :oops:

Check the profile. elib is a lady.

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Postby elibrarian » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:51 pm

I would also like to point out I am a failed librarian so ignore the name.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:53 pm

Samara wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:btw elib, this is awkward but...are you a guy or a girl? I was going to type "he" instead of "elib" in my last post before I realized I don't know if you're actually male :oops:

Check the profile. elib is a lady.

Oh, oops :oops: I'm lazy, sorry.

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Re: Northwestern Applicants '11-'12 (NOW WITH AWESOME POLL)

Postby Samara » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:54 pm

elibrarian wrote:I would also like to point out I am a failed librarian so ignore the name.

Once a librarian, always a librarian.

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