SMU 2010!

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wellington
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:22 pm

HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.


Mine will be done next week. I'm getting ready, too.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:41 pm

HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Where are you living?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:55 pm

chrisokc wrote:
HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Where are you living?


Stalker Alert!!!

:mrgreen:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby HBK » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:00 pm

chrisokc wrote:
HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Where are you living?


I rented a house one block north of Knox-Henderson. 7 minutes from SMU, and 7 minutes from where my fiancee will be working. It's pretty much perfect, a yard for the dogs, walking distance to a bunch of bars and restaurants, no shared walls.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:29 pm

HBK wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Where are you living?


I rented a house one block north of Knox-Henderson. 7 minutes from SMU, and 7 minutes from where my fiancee will be working. It's pretty much perfect, a yard for the dogs, walking distance to a bunch of bars and restaurants, no shared walls.

Congratulations - that's a nice area.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:01 pm

Damn you people and your easy drives.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:15 pm

kalvano wrote:Damn you people and your easy drives.


If it will make you feel any better... my daily commute is going to be 45 miles from North Ft Worth to Richardson each day for work, and 10 miles then From Richardson to SMU for school. Then I get a nice refreshing 40 mile trip back home after class.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:28 pm

Iconoclast wrote:
kalvano wrote:Damn you people and your easy drives.


If it will make you feel any better... my daily commute is going to be 45 miles from North Ft Worth to Richardson each day for work, and 10 miles then From Richardson to SMU for school. Then I get a nice refreshing 40 mile trip back home after class.



Yeah, 45 miles is my commute, give or take a bit depending on Tollway or 35.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby HBK » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:31 pm

chrisokc wrote:
HBK wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Where are you living?


I rented a house one block north of Knox-Henderson. 7 minutes from SMU, and 7 minutes from where my fiancee will be working. It's pretty much perfect, a yard for the dogs, walking distance to a bunch of bars and restaurants, no shared walls.

Congratulations - that's a nice area.


Thanks, I'm really looking forward to moving! It'll be nice to not live in an apartment.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:35 pm

HBK wrote:Thanks, I'm really looking forward to moving! It'll be nice to not live in an apartment.



I highly recommend Manny's in Uptown.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:48 pm

Iconoclast wrote:
kalvano wrote:Damn you people and your easy drives.


If it will make you feel any better... my daily commute is going to be 45 miles from North Ft Worth to Richardson each day for work, and 10 miles then From Richardson to SMU for school. Then I get a nice refreshing 40 mile trip back home after class.

I'm looking at a two to three-minute drive to the parking garage. I may walk if the weather is nice. However, I am concerned that I could be mugged by an unruly Snider Plaza boutique patron.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:55 pm

chrisokc wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:
kalvano wrote:Damn you people and your easy drives.


If it will make you feel any better... my daily commute is going to be 45 miles from North Ft Worth to Richardson each day for work, and 10 miles then From Richardson to SMU for school. Then I get a nice refreshing 40 mile trip back home after class.

I'm looking at a two to three-minute drive to the parking garage. I may walk if the weather is nice. However, I am concerned that I could be mugged by an unruly Snider Plaza boutique patron.



Keep Botox coupons in your pocket and throw them as necessary to distract.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:03 pm

kalvano wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:
kalvano wrote:Damn you people and your easy drives.


If it will make you feel any better... my daily commute is going to be 45 miles from North Ft Worth to Richardson each day for work, and 10 miles then From Richardson to SMU for school. Then I get a nice refreshing 40 mile trip back home after class.

I'm looking at a two to three-minute drive to the parking garage. I may walk if the weather is nice. However, I am concerned that I could be mugged by an unruly Snider Plaza boutique patron.



Keep Botox coupons in your pocket and throw them as necessary to distract.

Good thinking.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:16 pm

How long between doing the MPN / accepting loans and SMU certification of the loans?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:42 pm

kalvano wrote:How long between doing the MPN / accepting loans and SMU certification of the loans?


If I remember right, it took about 4 days for mine to show up as certified/approved. I'm old and forgetful though... so I might be off by a day or two.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ClemTiger » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:51 pm

Iconoclast wrote:
kalvano wrote:How long between doing the MPN / accepting loans and SMU certification of the loans?


If I remember right, it took about 4 days for mine to show up as certified/approved. I'm old and forgetful though... so I might be off by a day or two.


Probably a dumb question, but I didn't see it anywhere...is there a certain date we have to accept/decline the loans by?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:30 am

HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Signed my lease a couple days ago and I'm three weeks away from my last day of work. I guess this is happening.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby HBK » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:40 am

fathergoose wrote:
HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Signed my lease a couple days ago and I'm three weeks away from my last day of work. I guess this is happening.


I guess so. My last day is less than a month away. It's surreal.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby callingsarah » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:35 am

fathergoose wrote:
HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

Signed my lease a couple days ago and I'm three weeks away from my last day of work. I guess this is happening.

+1. Last day is three weeks from today.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:15 pm

Has anyone ordered their parking permit online? I just went to the website but didn't see the "L" law parking garage designation in any of the permit options. It said something about having to be registered for classes before you can order a permit so I don't know if that has something to do with it...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby HBK » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:21 pm

peeves4026 wrote:Has anyone ordered their parking permit online? I just went to the website but didn't see the "L" law parking garage designation in any of the permit options. It said something about having to be registered for classes before you can order a permit so I don't know if that has something to do with it...


And to add to this: Does anyone know when we can start using the gym?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Integrity » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:09 pm

HBK wrote:
peeves4026 wrote:Has anyone ordered their parking permit online? I just went to the website but didn't see the "L" law parking garage designation in any of the permit options. It said something about having to be registered for classes before you can order a permit so I don't know if that has something to do with it...


And to add to this: Does anyone know when we can start using the gym?


August 15th is when the Rec. Center activates and deactivates student accounts. I am sure if you speak with someone in management that he or she will grant you access a few weeks early. The gym has been dead lately.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:16 pm

peeves4026 wrote:Has anyone ordered their parking permit online? I just went to the website but didn't see the "L" law parking garage designation in any of the permit options. It said something about having to be registered for classes before you can order a permit so I don't know if that has something to do with it...



I have not. I have to go buy a car first. I assume they want to know what you're driving.

But it won't let me log in to the parking thing at all. It says I need to wait 24 hours after registering for classes.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby callingsarah » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:28 am

Integrity wrote:
HBK wrote:
peeves4026 wrote:Has anyone ordered their parking permit online? I just went to the website but didn't see the "L" law parking garage designation in any of the permit options. It said something about having to be registered for classes before you can order a permit so I don't know if that has something to do with it...


And to add to this: Does anyone know when we can start using the gym?


August 15th is when the Rec. Center activates and deactivates student accounts. I am sure if you speak with someone in management that he or she will grant you access a few weeks early. The gym has been dead lately.


I have to call them today anyhow-- I'm teaching classes there in the fall and I really need to get in early also! I'll see what they advise.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby YEM » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:08 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:What's everyone doing for prep (if anything)? When do we think we'll get our schedules? Will anyone be ordering books online soon-ish rather than buying in the bookstore?


bit of a late response here, but between moving, starting the new job and getting ready for baby #2, I've been mostly ignoring what comes in August - which is ironic for how all-consuming the process was for me until receiving SMU's acceptance... anyway...

For prep, it was recommended to me by a well-ranked rising SMU 2L that nothing more than "Getting to Maybe" (http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Maybe-Exc ... 0890897603) is worth pursuing prior to the start of classes. Just do something mentally stimulative and enjoyable and try to relax prior to that third week of August.




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