Visiting Weekend Rendezvous

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hpharty
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Visiting Weekend Rendezvous

Postby hpharty » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:45 pm

After seeing that many of us will be attending the same visiting weekends, I felt a thread like this would be appropriate. This way we can meet up, high-five, and buy some beers for one another.

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Postby hpharty » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:46 pm

I'll get the ball rolling here....

Who will be at Johns Hopkins Feb 22-24? I know I will.

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jdhooghe
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Postby jdhooghe » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:41 am

Who will be visiting the University of Imaginary Land on the weekend of Ifeelsorryformyself 23?

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:48 am

Imaginationland is still under reconstruction from the terrorist attack last fall on South Park.

I'm visiting U. of Oregon on Feb 29 - Mar 2. Post here or PM me and I will buy you a drink when we are there. Or don't, it doesn't matter to me.

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zxcv
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Postby zxcv » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:15 am

I will be at Davis Feb 29 - Mar 1 unless I get enough sudden acceptances in the next two days that I have to prioritize visits (quite unlikely).

I will also definitely be at University of Washington the following weekend.

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Postby neoslovakia » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:24 am

Have you guys booked your flights to washington yet? They made me rsvp right away as if they were running out of room, but i havent submitted the forms to get reimbursed. think thats urgent too?

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Postby VT » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:46 am

flying to Wisconsin, Madison, March 6-9.

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Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:38 pm

I'll be UW visiting weekend as well. Thats 3/7 to 3/9, right?

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zxcv
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Postby zxcv » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:10 pm

Yeah grae313, that's the date.

neoslovakia - I bought one of the tickets but wasn't sure about my return flight so I didn't get that yet. I wouldn't worry about it except that plane tickets may get more expensive so you go over the $500 cap.

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Postby grae313 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:28 pm

Laaaaame! I'm presenting a poster at a conference on march 27th at 8 PM, and Cornell's visiting weekend starts early on march 28th. That means I have to catch a plane at like 10 PM from San francisco and fly to Ithaca, but the only flights I can find have like three hour layovers and don't get there until like 10 in the morning. This is going to be hectic...

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jdhooghe
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Postby jdhooghe » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:47 am

Suck it up, it's cornell! I would give my left tes.....nevermind. Congratulations anyway for the acceptance Grae :)

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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:51 am

No ***, grae313, I was I had your kind of problems. Congrats on Cornell.

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Postby grae313 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:58 am

you guys are right. sry for whining :oops:

being on a plane or in an airport from 10 PM to 10 AM is really going to suck though. I'm going to be so tired meeting with the faculty... I'll probably be delirious and say all sorts of dumb things. they will wonder who admitted this moron ... lol

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jdhooghe
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Postby jdhooghe » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:00 am

Nah, I was just pulling your leg...Despite your great fortune, you still have the right to complain :)

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Postby grae313 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:02 am

omg, I just like realized that like, in my like post about my like problem I like said "like" like 100 times like a *** valleygirl. UGH!! i swear I don't talk like that...

AAH THERE IT IS AGAIN

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jdhooghe
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Postby jdhooghe » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:06 am

Like oh my god! I so love your grad school! Like you are so lucky!

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fermiboy
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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:07 am

Yeah I was just kidding too. Everyone has an inalienable right to complain about airport layovers.

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Postby twistor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:27 am

ut the only flights I can find have like three hour layovers and don't get there until like 10 in the morning. This is going to be hectic...


Fly into a different airport and rent a car.

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Postby dlenmn » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:42 pm

I'll be at the second Wisc Madison weekend (3/27-30).




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