USS: Optimism

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:43 pm

I know... I know... And I knew I could count on Mrs. Trucker to bail me out! :)

I am just sitting here feeling a little sorry for myself this morning... (slowly cleaning rabbit ears... single tear trailing slowly down rabbit cheek).

I will be more optimistic soon, I just kind of feel like a fool for believin' the hype. It's the #'s, the #'s, the #'s... nothing else matters, apparently, and I should have listened to the TLSers more closely; they were right.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:45 pm

But, HEY! I'm tops again!

That counts for something, right?

The sun will come out, TO-morrow... Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun! (Best Annie impersonation). :P

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby TruckerD » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:52 pm

jackalope11 wrote:But, HEY! I'm tops again!

That counts for something, right?

The sun will come out, TO-morrow... Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun! (Best Annie impersonation). :P


MrsTrucker: (((HUGS))) Go get yourself something nummy to eat or drink. That will make you feel better! Like you said, there IS always tomorrow. :D

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:54 pm

TruckerD wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:But, HEY! I'm tops again!

That counts for something, right?

The sun will come out, TO-morrow... Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun! (Best Annie impersonation). :P


MrsTrucker: (((HUGS))) Go get yourself something nummy to eat or drink. That will make you feel better! Like you said, there IS always tomorrow. :D



Thanks, Mrs. Trucker... I knew I could count on you! I think I will sit back and gorge on pizza and football for the rest of the afternoon, and take a break... :wink:

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby TruckerD » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:58 pm

jackalope11 wrote:
TruckerD wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:But, HEY! I'm tops again!

That counts for something, right?

The sun will come out, TO-morrow... Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun! (Best Annie impersonation). :P


MrsTrucker: (((HUGS))) Go get yourself something nummy to eat or drink. That will make you feel better! Like you said, there IS always tomorrow. :D



Thanks, Mrs. Trucker... I knew I could count on you! I think I will sit back and gorge on pizza and football for the rest of the afternoon, and take a break... :wink:


MrsTrucker: Good idea! I think I might get me a pizza today too! I have been craving crazy bread from Little Caesars...yum :D

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:03 pm

Oooo... And maybe even some brownies!!!

Jackalopes like brownies! And crazy bread... Might need to track down a Little Caesar's of me own. :)

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jaskat » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:00 pm

*Hugs Jackalope for extra measure, and points at Mrs. Trucker's post* What she said x2!

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:43 pm

Thanks, jaskat!

I should have remembered that today is football day, which always makes me feel better. :lol:

I'm getting back to my old self!

I have a super optimistic quote from Teddy Roosevelt... (Please pardon the "men" references, I believe it applies to us all... I think Mr. Roosevelt "may" have lived in less enlightened times.)

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:44 pm

Someone can start the slow clap that turns into a thunderous ovation now. :lol:

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:08 pm

jackalope11 wrote:Someone can start the slow clap that turns into a thunderous ovation now. :lol:

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:40 pm

Burberry by Burberry wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:Someone can start the slow clap that turns into a thunderous ovation now. :lol:

clap... clap... clap... clap... clap.. clap.. clap.. clap.. clap. clap. clap. clap. clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap



Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!! :mrgreen:

Thanks, Burberry...

Check it out, we're both at 123 posts!

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:33 pm

Shit I have a final tomorrow, but it's my only final for my only class!!! I'm optimistic that I will ace you final!!!! It's on japanese and chinese poetry, (ewwwwy).

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:42 pm

Don't worry, Robin... You're gonna kick that test's a$$!!!

At least it's in a blowoff class... I mean... Chinese poetry, sheesh. :mrgreen:

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jaskat » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:16 pm

robin600 wrote:Shit I have a final tomorrow, but it's my only final for my only class!!! I'm optimistic that I will ace you final!!!! It's on japanese and chinese poetry, (ewwwwy).


I'm guessing you aced all those RC sections on the LSAT about Chinese/ Japanese art/poetry/ pottery/ etc.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby CardinalRules » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:21 pm

jackalope11 wrote:
robin600 wrote:I don't want to study for my final! I don't want to!



I'm with ya, Robin... I really am... I keep looking over the notes for my final tomorrow and then coming back to TLS and lurking.

So... dinged again this cycle. 0-2 right out of the gate... I figured that, with a top 5% LSAT score and almost 20 years between my first attempt at school, that my 4.0 would hold more water than the LSDAS grade calculation that refuses to accept the passage of time and/or the retaking of classes.

Or (arguing in the alternative) that if the schools still looked at my GPA: they would see for themselves that I came back and had perfect marks in all my classes since returning to school four years ago. OR, failing in that, I thought that maybe they actually weren't blowing smoke when they said that they took a holistic approach to reviewing applications and my decade of successful management experience would carry me through... Or, failing in even that, the fact that I will be entering with a post-grad degree from a highly respected insitution in my field, also with a 4.0 GPA, would hold some weight with Adcoms.

None of these, apparently, are true stories. They look at two numbers, and decide whether or not you can hack it from these figures. Running a multi-million dollar company with a perfect graduating GPA and top LSAT score means nothing, if you made a mistake 20 years ago. For traditional applicants, it would be analgous to rejecting someone because they failed handwriting in the fourth grade.

Sigh... I came here hoping that someone could right the Optimism ship for me. It's listing to the side where I am standing and threatening to capsize. :|


This. Is. Fabulous. Wait, if you're that rich, why do you care about law school? I would never have guessed that you had such a wonderful job from your previous PMs.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby CardinalRules » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:26 pm

Had an unexpectedly lovely evening last night; didn't get to bed until 5 am but had a great time. :D

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:33 pm

managamy wrote:Had an unexpectedly lovely evening last night; didn't get to bed until 5 am but had a great time. :D


You're dirty! dirty dirty dirty!!! Go take a shower......lol

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby KansasSplitter » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:34 pm

BIG week of decisions ahead for a lot of folks...just wanted to check in and wish everyone luck.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:36 pm

Thanks, managamy... I appreciate it. Really.

But, I've never PM'd you, so I'm not sure where that comes from.

Also, I never said I was rich anywhere in the post that I saw, nor meant to convey that message; but I do apologize for the connotation. However you're right, I should surely clarify...

I have previous management experience for a large company. Certainly, I wish I was higher up on the food chain than I was!

As I said in my reply, I had just hoped that the "holistic" approach took into consideration WE and upward grade trends. And maybe they do... It's not like I have any more knowledge about the process than most of the people around here. So please allow me to apologize for bringing the room down with those comments...

As I also said, I was basically just a little down starting out so poorly in the cycle, but I certainly shouldn't come on here to grouse.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:37 pm

KansasSplitter wrote:BIG week of decisions ahead for a lot of folks...just wanted to check in and wish everyone luck.


Does the amount of decisions received correlate with the amount of drinks consumed?

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:39 pm

jackalope11 wrote:Thanks, managamy... I appreciate it. Really.

But, I've never PM'd you, so I'm not sure where that comes from.

Also, I never said I was rich anywhere in the post that I saw, nor meant to convey that message; but I do apologize for the connotation. However you're right, I should surely clarify...

I have previous management experience for a large company. Certainly, I wish I was higher up on the food chain than I was!

As I said in my reply, I had just hoped that the "holistic" approach took into consideration WE and upward grade trends. And maybe they do... It's not like I have any more knowledge about the process than most of the people around here. So please allow me to apologize for bringing the room down with those comments...

As I also said, I was basically just a little down starting out so poorly in the cycle, but I certainly shouldn't come on here to grouse.

Jackalope,
So far we are cycle buddies because our records are the same! That should not get you down because frankly I'm cool as hell!!!! lol. No really though, we will get in somewhere, even if we have to ride out every waitlist till the end of July. We can do it together! If all else fails we can pull a Watergate!

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby CardinalRules » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:44 pm

jackalope11 wrote:Thanks, managamy... I appreciate it. Really.

But, I've never PM'd you, so I'm not sure where that comes from.

Also, I never said I was rich anywhere in the post that I saw, nor meant to convey that message; but I do apologize for the connotation. However you're right, I should surely clarify...

I have previous management experience for a large company. Certainly, I wish I was higher up on the food chain than I was!

As I said in my reply, I had just hoped that the "holistic" approach took into consideration WE and upward grade trends. And maybe they do... It's not like I have any more knowledge about the process than most of the people around here. So please allow me to apologize for bringing the room down with those comments...

As I also said, I was basically just a little down starting out so poorly in the cycle, but I certainly shouldn't come on here to grouse.


No worries. You can bring your grousing over here and we can try our best to cheer you up! :D Which is what I was attempting to do by reminding you what a wonderful job you had. I was on the verge of asking you to hire me! :wink: And a lot of great schools DO take considerable work experience into account, so don't worry! If they don't take you, it means that you're a better fit for somewhere else.

Finally got the makeup smudges washed off, Robin, but I still smell like her perfume. Oh well, could be worse. :lol:

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:50 pm

managamy wrote:
Finally got the makeup smudges washed off, Robin, but I still smell like her perfume. Oh well, could be worse. :lol:


Does your tar know about this? She's gonna be jealus mr.monogamous

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby TruckerD » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:55 pm

robin600 wrote:
managamy wrote:
Finally got the makeup smudges washed off, Robin, but I still smell like her perfume. Oh well, could be worse. :lol:


Does your tar know about this? She's gonna be jealus mr.monogamous


MrsTrucker: Oh my gosh! I leave for half a day, and naughtiness ensues!! :shock:

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:56 pm

robin600 wrote:
KansasSplitter wrote:BIG week of decisions ahead for a lot of folks...just wanted to check in and wish everyone luck.


Does the amount of decisions received correlate with the amount of drinks consumed?


I still want an answer. I need to be socially acceptable you know!




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