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auto-da-fey
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« Reply #50 on: Jun 21, 2009, 10:10:54 PM »

since I am constitutionally unable to begin apartment-hunting for August and remain more or less exclusively fixated on the downtrodden Adelphia House in Center City even though a conversation with a woman smoking outside it yesterday revealed that its current residents advise against living there, I had this epiphany this evening: fuck renting a place for August, I'll just put my stuff in storage and spend the month homeless! I was already planning a San Francisco-->Memphis road trip, and a visit to Ithaca, so I'll just stretch my grant money rather thin and spend the whole month living on the road!

That's about as far as I've thought it through, and probably as far as I will think it through, but I'd say its odds of happening are 70%, and I'll somehow have to find a place for September and move in during the first week of fall classes.


oh, and in further uncertainty, a solid but not top-notch university press is interested in my fairly tossed-off book proposal, with the one rather massive caveat that the proposal is for a community study but they think it should be national in focus, which as far as I can tell sort of defeats the purpose of what I'd like to do. my inner CV-whore--not a trivial force, really--says promise them the moon and get another book deal because that would be awesome, but my more reflective side says hold out.
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« Reply #51 on: Jun 22, 2009, 01:17:35 AM »

whit i think you should find a place to live first. nothing against your road trip idea, but picking something important like where you're going to live for a year in a rush right when school starts seems like it could put you in a situation you're unhappy with and stuck with for a year. 
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« Reply #52 on: Jun 24, 2009, 07:50:31 PM »

My dad's surgery and recovery-from-surgery won't be nearly as horrible as we had been led to believe. This is a relief. Also a relief: yesterday I was reminded why I hate him most of the time.
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« Reply #53 on: Jun 24, 2009, 08:38:41 PM »

Some of that is good news, anyhow, hh!  Heart
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auto-da-fey
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« Reply #54 on: Jun 29, 2009, 06:14:48 PM »

so apparently the cost of reprinting a photograph of naked hippies performing in Hair from a 1969 issue of Time costs . . . $1350? Fuck me, a)I should not have waited until the last minute to discover this, b)I don't think it's going to happen, and c)goddammit, I wanted those naked hippies. fuck.

I did call about looking at an apartment for the fall, but they seem to be ignoring me.
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« Reply #55 on: Jun 30, 2009, 12:48:19 AM »

Well, continuing on with the story I had going in the annoyed thread, we met with the VP of our apartment's company today.  Nice enough guy, very business-like.  We went up to the apartment together to check it out.  It looked as if the carpet had been steam cleaned and nothing else had been done.  We discussed our options and he gave us the out that if we decided we were done, that's fine, he'd release us from our lease, no problem.

So yeah, we're moving out of this fucking place.

He tore up the lease in front of us, said that if we needed to stay into July while we moved, they'd prorate our rent, so we're turning in a notice tomorrow telling 'em we'll be out by the 15th, here's half of July's rent.

While we were in the office, we reminded them that they should have gotten a fax from our new apartment complex and just to have that on hand for when we drop our notice by.  Veep went to ask about it (the two women working in the office--batshit manager and slightly bitchy underling--were keeping their distance and not making eye contact), and I gathered from the mumblings on the other side of the office that they'd "misplaced" it.

We got in touch with the place where we will be moving, asked them to kindly fax that over again and that's basically it until we go to turn in the keys.  We will have to have them over for a walk through and I'm not looking forward to that.  We've been living here for three years with a cat and it looks it and I don't want to catch a raft of shit from these bitches over it.

But anyway: victory!  We'll be moving FOR REAL on the 11th.  I'm stoked.
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« Reply #56 on: Jun 30, 2009, 01:01:10 AM »

Woo!
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« Reply #57 on: Jun 30, 2009, 01:26:24 AM »

Sweet.  Can't wait to see the new pad!
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« Reply #58 on: Jun 30, 2009, 01:28:59 AM »

yeah, glad it worked out.

meanwhile, I hope the fucking flophouse I want to move into calls me back tomorrow, otherwise uncertainty truly will prevail.
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« Reply #59 on: Jun 30, 2009, 02:54:24 AM »

Civil Procedure grade:   Sad
Jurisprudence grade:  Very Happy
Overall GPA for 1L: The exact same thing it's been all year.  Mindblowing.
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jebreject
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« Reply #60 on: Jun 30, 2009, 08:31:22 AM »

I can't believe they grade you with emoticons.
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« Reply #61 on: Jun 30, 2009, 09:03:14 AM »

The average mark I give my students is a Rolling Eyes

I always want to grade people with a  Kiwi with a cricket bat, but people tell me that's not compatible with the Bologna norms

(not trying to be cryptic here, so for you non-Europeans: the 'Bologna process' is the ongoing standardisation process of higher education in Europe. Most of what happens in its name is about the mutilation of academic freedom and democratic participation. Oh sorry, of course I mean it's all about setting standards and providing quality assurance and facilitating academic exchange. Yes, yes, that's what it's all about.)

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« Reply #62 on: Jun 30, 2009, 09:51:23 AM »

YES THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT'S ABOUT COMRADE YOU ARE CORRECT
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« Reply #63 on: Jun 30, 2009, 10:52:24 PM »

 Cool
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Antero
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« Reply #64 on: Jul 01, 2009, 05:18:47 AM »

I can't believe they grade you with emoticons.
It's about as cryptic as our regular grading system.  Somehow they managed to combine the confusing uncertainty of a pass/fail system with the pressure of numbers.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #65 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:27:14 PM »

I can't decide if this is cool or frightening:

Ant mega-colony takes over the world

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A single mega-colony of ants has colonised much of the world, scientists have discovered.

Argentine ants living in vast numbers across Europe, the US and Japan belong to the same interrelated colony, and will refuse to fight one another.

The colony may be the largest of its type ever known for any insect species, and could rival humans in the scale of its world domination.

What's more, people are unwittingly helping the mega-colony stick together.

Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) were once native to South America. But people have unintentionally introduced the ants to all continents except Antarctica.

These introduced Argentine ants are renowned for forming large colonies, and for becoming a significant pest, attacking native animals and crops.

In Europe, one vast colony of Argentine ants is thought to stretch for 6,000km (3,700 miles) along the Mediterranean coast, while another in the US, known as the 'Californian large', extends over 900km (560 miles) along the coast of California. A third huge colony exists on the west coast of Japan.

While ants are usually highly territorial, those living within each super-colony are tolerant of one another, even if they live tens or hundreds of kilometres apart. Each super-colony, however, was thought to be quite distinct.

But it now appears that billions of Argentine ants around the world all actually belong to one single global mega-colony.
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Maaik
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« Reply #66 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:31:24 PM »

It's both
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« Reply #67 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:33:50 PM »

Andrew if you imagine the ants as hardcore kids and the mega-colony as the global hardcore scene with the individual colonies as individual scenes you'll think it's more awesome than scary. Just trying to help!
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Maaik
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« Reply #68 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:35:49 PM »

Nah, that's still scary
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Nick
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« Reply #69 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:37:46 PM »

Yeah it kind if is, isn't it
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« Reply #70 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:45:20 PM »

So what you're telling me is that it's actually an Argentinian ant colony that's to blame for Earth Crisis? That would explain so much.
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« Reply #71 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:52:23 PM »

Not literally, but the parallels are terrifying
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« Reply #72 on: Jul 01, 2009, 03:55:44 PM »

unrelated to ants, but I'm rushing off to look at an apartment, then leaving for a month in NYC. I'm sure I'll forget something, but I can't tell what it'll be. I had my mail held, canceled Netflix, did my laundry, have my checkbook and toothbrush and license set aside, recharged my MP3 player, even changed my OKCupid profile to Brooklyn (Andrew, my suggestion for you, from another thread: lose the "I'm not cool" part which, even though later qualified, is maybe something to save for like the second date [not that I am some Lothario here or anything, obviously]) . . . okay, what am I forgetting?
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« Reply #73 on: Jul 01, 2009, 04:08:44 PM »

You missed the decision we've made, which is to do a full re-write of TSKS's profile.  Now let's get back to talking about insectoid hardcore kids with giant rending mandibles!
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« Reply #74 on: Jul 01, 2009, 04:48:49 PM »

unrelated to ants, but I'm rushing off to look at an apartment, then leaving for a month in NYC. I'm sure I'll forget something, but I can't tell what it'll be. I had my mail held, canceled Netflix, did my laundry, have my checkbook and toothbrush and license set aside, recharged my MP3 player, even changed my OKCupid profile to Brooklyn (Andrew, my suggestion for you, from another thread: lose the "I'm not cool" part which, even though later qualified, is maybe something to save for like the second date [not that I am some Lothario here or anything, obviously]) . . . okay, what am I forgetting?

Can you work a mention of pornography into this post somehow
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