Thursday, April 13, 2006


Status: Delivered

Your item was delivered at 9:51 am on April 13, 2006 in AUSTIN, TX 78713 to STUDENT ACCOUNTS REC. The item was signed for by S LIVING.

What was delivered, you ask? My enrollment deposit. If it wasn't official before, it certainly is now.


Monday, April 10, 2006

This was meant to be

So, one of the things I am most upset to leave is my kickball league, in the World Adult Kickball Association.

(Oh yes, I can do way more than answer absurd logic games, I can kick a red rubber ball with reckless abandon and catch a pop fly in foul territory like my life depends on it. It shall be these abilities that set me apart from my fellow students, for I, I am a kickballer.)

But fate has smiled down on my decision to move to Austin. The Austin-Capital division of WAKA plays on fields that are walking distance from my new apartment. So I signed up as an individual, since I don't know any of the teams there and will be assigned to a team at random. Here's hoping I get one that kicks ass and takes names.


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Home, sweet, home

So, after admitted students day was over, and I was all happy and content to send in my deposit check to UT, the next hurdle on the road to law school had arisen:

Finding a suitable apartment in Austin.

My qualifications weren't too difficult. I needed a 2/1 or 2/2 that allowed cats, had a dishwasher, in an area of town that was primarily grad students and young professionals, that would be available for move in between now and June, for a reasonable rent. I also preferred an area near hike and bike trails, with a pool and fitness center, parking, and with a washer/dryer or at least hookups. If we could get all of that, I also wanted to be on the top floor of the building and near a campus shuttle.

Turns out that's what everyone else in Austin is looking for too.

Every single apartment complex I had found online had long waiting lists, exorbitant rents, or both. Things were not looking up. So I called a really great Austin apartment locator, who on her first try, showed me an amazing apartment that met every single one of the above preferences. I signed the lease then and there.

I'll be living in the Barton Springs area, right on the greenbelt and hike and bike trails, a few block from Zilker park, a few blocks from Town lake, and maybe a mile from downtown. There is a city bus that picks up right in front of the campus, I've got a third floor place, and it is available for me to move in on May 20. (I move out of my other place May 15.)

So, I don't know how or why the Austin apartment gods shined down on me, but thank you, my new place kicks ass.

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UT-Austin Admitted Students Weekend, in three's:

Top three things overheard at Admitted Students Day:
1. Katie from Plano: "I'd sell my soul for a photographic memory. My aunt has one."
Me: "What? A soul or a photographic memory?"
Katie: "Oh, just the memory. She's already an attorney."

2. Justin from Boston, on the Duck bus driver: "I hate to sound negative, but does anyone else realize that this blue collar comedy tour is scheduled to go on for another hour?!"

3. Anonymous current law student: "This is my favorite time of year. Get to check out all the new puss--" (notices that Professor Solokow is standind right next to him, tries desperately to change word to something else) "--pursuant to the constitution. Right. Um, gotta go."

Top three ridiculous moments of Admitted Students Day:
1. Two words: Duck bus.
2. Getting drunk at Trudy's BEFORE the bar review.
3. Gunner bingo in the mock classes

Top three messages they shoved down our throats at Admitted Students Day:
1. We're a bargain!, we are if you're a resident, anyways.
2. Hey, did anyone hear that we won the Rose Bowl? Cause we're gonna feel the need to tell you about every 8 seconds, if you haven't.
3. We're a national school! No, really. No, seriously, we are. We're not fucking joking. WE ARE, DAMNIT! (Thou dost protesteth too much?)

Top three realizations about Admitted Students Day:
1. Witty and entertaining conversations are much easier when all parties involved are qualified to be members of Mensa.
2. Hot, single male law students are not hard to come by, whereas hot, single female law students are harder to come by. Score!
3. I'm officially attending UT.