Where did we all decide to go?

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Where did we all decide to go?

Postby cancelled20080417 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:43 pm

:roll:

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby will » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:44 pm

The pub.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby cancelled20080417 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:10 pm

Yeah, I am going to the strip club. :lol:

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiboy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:46 pm

I have to decide between Arizona and Oregon. Maybe I should just flip a coin?

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby will » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:14 pm

I have a friend who plans on going to Oregon, and he's pretty smart.

Arizona is dry and hot and gross and McCainy.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby gatr1126 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:47 pm

I've got to decide between UMass and UF. They're playing each other in the semi-finals of the NIT, so I think I'm gonna leave this one up to the gods. Better than flipping a coin, my future could be determined by a buzzer beater.

In all seriousness, Florida's the place for me.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby quizivex » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:54 am

I'm going to Princeton's plasma physics program. I gotta stop sleeping 10 hours per day and get my ass in gear and catch up on some physics...

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby VT » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:39 pm

Finally, I made my mind: I crossed Brown off my list. I am going to W-Madison.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby will » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:57 pm

Anyway... Go Buckeyes!

Maybe I'll see you at a game, VT.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby VT » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:16 pm

lets hope so.

yeah go Buckeyes!!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiboy » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:02 pm

Screw the Big 10. PAC-10 all the way baby!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby twistor » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:56 pm

Big Ray's HVAC Technical School (Earn your license in 7 months or it's free!)

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby twistor » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:58 pm

Anyway... Go Buckeyes!


I once knew a girl from ohio. What a b-i-t-c-h. Plus they cost us the '04 election. *** ohio.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby cancelled20080417 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:03 am

haahaha, twistor I like the way you wrote b-i-t-c-h. computer wont catch that word.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiboy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:20 am

VT, I dare you to shout out "Go Buckeyes" all over campus your first day at Wisconsin.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby VT » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:43 am

Well, at Wisconsin, I'd shout GO badger.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby nvanmeter » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:08 am

*** the buckeyes. go tigers!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby will » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:18 am

*** the tigers!

... but very carefully.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby gatr1126 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:34 am

*** the buckeyes AND *** the tigers.

Go Gators! SEC is where it's at.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby will » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:39 am

Man, SEC is over-rated (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:18 pm

haahaha, twistor I like the way you wrote b-i-t-c-h. computer wont catch that word.


If we band together we can defeat Skynet. Viva la resistance!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiboy » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:43 pm

will wrote: Arizona is dry and hot and gross and McCainy.


Very true, but they also have a lot of cool physics. I just got done with visiting weekend and I was very impressed by the U. of Arizona. In addition to the physics department, they also have an astronomy department, a planetary sciences department, and an entire college of optics. You are free to work with anyone in any of these departments, as well as chemistry, math, bio, etc. I was blown away by the breadth of their research programs.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby garden » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:34 pm

I keep three offers, and I will not turn any offer down untill the enrollment day! To be fair, they shopped students, and it is my turn, I am shopping a school. :D

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby cancelled20080417 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:10 pm

^^ LMAO
are you feeling good about 'shopping' shcools?

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby grae313 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:25 pm

RG wrote:^^ LMAO
are you feeling good about 'shopping' shcools?


:o :o RG?!!!! How dare you address garden directly!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby dazed » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:06 pm

cmu or caltech? material sci

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiguy » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:53 pm

Just sent in my acceptance to Yale... then off to the Pub.....

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiboy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:34 am

Oregon...now off to my coursework I've been neglecting all semester.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby will » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:47 am

I don't know if they really expected us to get anything done anyway. All of my professors have actually been really understanding about my senioritis.

Students applying to grad school should just take a full-time credit load of "stressing about grad school" for their last semester.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby grae313 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:19 am

will wrote:All of my professors have actually been really understanding about my senioritis.


Ditto. I mentioned the places I'm flying to and they said, "well... I don't want you turning in all of the assignments the last week of class, but if you need a little more time, that's OK."

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby doom » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:25 am

Not me. I have a quantum take-home exam to do this weekend while I'm jet-setting from the Midwest to Maryland to Washington (Seattle). Oh boy, good times.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby excel » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:33 am

Just to make you all jealous, I completed my degree in 3.5 years and have no assignments to turn in this semester. :mrgreen:

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby VT » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:07 pm

I am having a *** hard time finding an apt near Madison. Every time I call a place they say that it is already been booked.
Is there anybody on this forum looking for an apt near Madison area? Can we be in touch? I am planning on moving there this summer(June 1)

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby jdhooghe » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:11 pm

VT wrote:I am having a *** hard time finding an apt near Madison. Every time I call a place they say that it is already been booked.
Is there anybody on this forum looking for an apt near Madison area? Can we be in touch? I am planning on moving there this summer.



I'm having a tough time trying to find one in San Francisco...this is going to suck.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby garden » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:39 pm

RG wrote:^^ LMAO
are you feeling good about 'shopping' shcools?


^^LMAO

So far so f*king good, RG! Visited schools, having lunches w/ working groups, hanging out w/ graduate students at the bars .... ha ha ha, and turning down some f*cking damn Profs!

Thanks grae313!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby twistor » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:04 pm

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby jdhooghe » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:57 pm

So sayeth garden. Where is the scribe? We need to write a holy book!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiguy » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:45 pm

garden wrote:
RG wrote:^^ LMAO
are you feeling good about 'shopping' shcools?


^^LMAO

So far so f*king good, RG! Visited schools, having lunches w/ working groups, hanging out w/ graduate students at the bars .... ha ha ha, and turning down some f*cking damn Profs!

Thanks grae313!


Garden....

Can I have your baby??!?!?!?!?!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby al-Haytham » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:56 pm

so shouldnt fermiguy be fermigal then...

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby twistor » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:02 pm

"Have" could mean "take".

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby fermiguy » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:50 pm

al-Haytham wrote:so shouldnt fermiguy be fermigal then...



Garden has magical powers.... I'm sure he can pregnant me... or any man!!!!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby garden » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:56 pm

:D

I am a normal student as any other students. I read this article and I did what I think I had better do, so I got it.

http://www.physlink.com/Education/grad_how2.cfm

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/mit.research.how.to.html

Now I must complete the old project and prepare for Prelims exam. I will be back in August.

Cheers. :D

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby doom » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:05 pm

It seems as if garden is leaving us with one final cryptic message. At least he gave us links to help us mere mortals decipher his thoughts this time.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby will » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:38 pm

I like how we all make fun of garden's English when it's probably better than more than a few regular posters', including RG's.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby twistor » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:49 pm

There is no time to argue about English for we must prepare for the Leader's second coming (in August)!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby cancelled20080417 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:23 am

Well, I do think I have ever made quiz shrug his shoulder and wave white flag after reading my posts 8)

I do not mind people making fun of my English! It is all cool. It is NOt my native language and I cannot be better than you guys!

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby jdhooghe » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:12 pm

RG wrote:Well, I do think I have ever made quiz shrug his shoulder and wave white flag after reading my posts 8)

I do not mind people making fun of my English! It is all cool. It is NOt my native language and I cannot be better than you guys!


We are all equal in His eyes.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby grae313 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:29 pm

garden wrote:Thanks grae313!


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby quizivex » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:49 pm

doom wrote:It seems as if garden is leaving us with one final cryptic message. At least he gave us links to help us mere mortals decipher his thoughts this time.


I thank "Him" for the good webpage links and the priceless posts he's blessed us with. I wish garden the best of luck in graduate school. I'll eagerly await his return in August, and I'll be right back here to watch it unfold.

will wrote:I like how we all make fun of garden's English when it's probably better than more than a few regular posters', including RG's.


Nah we're not making fun of him. We're just getting a harmless laugh out of some awkwardly worded posts. I do get the impression that he realizes we consider him a god. I think he likes it. Kindof like that "bedroom experiment" SOP admissionprof told us about.

The difference between garden and RG is that garden's grammar errors are his deliberate attempts to hide several different meanings simultaneously behind one set of words, while RG's are full of unrestrained humor and fun. :D

twistor wrote:There is no time to argue about English for we must prepare for the Leader's second coming (in August)!


Yeah I can't wait to see him back. That will be a spectacular event. All of this year's graduating class, most of which would otherwise leave the forum permanently, will return in August to witness garden's resurrection. While next year's class is experiencing hypertension and preparing for the October GRE, one day, somehow, we'll find a garden post within a discussion of the 0177 practice test.

I wish garden at least would stick around until April 15th to fight multigoal.

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Re: Where did we all decide to go?

Postby kangen558 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:10 pm

Hi. I'm headed to the University of Maryland (finally said yes today). Oh, and my name is Mark, was anyone else at their open house?




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