What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

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What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:15 pm

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby Helio » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:17 pm

A beer actually... I have ton of research to do and papers to write


I do have some black and red label floating around my place

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:23 pm

I don't plan on downing the whole bottle, mind you. I have my own work to do here, as well.

But I might just take the night off when the news comes.

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Postby abeboparebop » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:45 pm

My victory liquor:

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I actually bought it Friday morning, roughly two hours before I got my acceptance from Wisconsin, and had to restrain from opening it all day. Fortunately an alcoholic grad student was around when I found out and he let me do a celebratory shot of the Grey Goose he (evidently) keeps on hand for such occasions -- then I got to teach a gen phys homework clinic!

Interestingly enough, the Doublewood was supposed to be the victory liquor, with the Jim Beam to hold me over until then, but while the scotch was very tasty, I discovered a heretofore unrealized affinity for rye whiskey over the course of about six drinks last night...

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:50 pm

abeboparebop wrote:I discovered a heretofore unrealized affinity for rye whiskey over the course of about six drinks last night...


Oh, it can be incredibly good.

Actually when I went to the liquor store yesterday I saw they had some Johnnie Walker Blue Label, which would be perfect for celebrating something like this...

...but I didn't have $240 for a bottle of alcohol. So I just bought a couple of bottles of Crown Royal (saving one as pictured) and some of the other stuff for Manhattans.

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby abeboparebop » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:00 pm

Never actually tried any Canadian whiskey either, but it's on the list. To this point it's just been scotch, Irish, and bourbon for me...

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby meowful » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:09 pm

I celebrated with....




















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Um, I know there's no possible justification for this :(


but...


I'd just come in from cross country skiing on campus and cold and hunger soon eclipsed the heart-warming news. I microwaved some soup in a mug, ate half, and phoned my mother.

Er, anyway, I'm glad that you have a more appropriate beverage on hand and am sure you'll soon have occasion to use it. :)

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby sterculus » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:24 pm

I got back to work in the lab :/. Later, though, there was some alcohol involved.

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby zxcv » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:45 pm

The night I got into Berkeley last year, I drunk booze at the Davis open house :lol:.

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby nonick » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:50 pm

I got the Wisconsin acceptance email at 3:30. At 4, I was already at one of the bars downtown for a happy hour... I think I spent like $80+ on buying drinks for my friends last night...

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Postby Helio » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:56 pm

I think i will try to combine the graduation party with the getting into grad school part.... More cost effective :P

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Postby quizivex » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:24 pm

Haha, this is the third straight year a drinking thread emerged:

2008 version

2007 version

As for the progresso soups, I like those instant ones you can throw in the microwave. But they piss me off like crazy... they're filled to the very top and the lid shoots soup everywhere no matter how careful you are trying to peel it off.

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby evilclaw2321 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:41 pm

i have a bottle of moderately priced champagne waiting for me wondering if it will get to be opened

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Postby abeboparebop » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:59 pm

The whiskey drinkers are beating the heck out of the last couple year's threads, and of course I love me a good beer too. But it looks like we need some girly drink representatives to balance things out...

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby PhysicsPdx » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:25 pm

abeboparebop wrote:My victory liquor:

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I actually bought it Friday morning, roughly two hours before I got my acceptance from Wisconsin, and had to restrain from opening it all day. Fortunately an alcoholic grad student was around when I found out and he let me do a celebratory shot of the Grey Goose he (evidently) keeps on hand for such occasions -- then I got to teach a gen phys homework clinic!

Interestingly enough, the Doublewood was supposed to be the victory liquor, with the Jim Beam to hold me over until then, but while the scotch was very tasty, I discovered a heretofore unrealized affinity for rye whiskey over the course of about six drinks last night...


That is The Balvenie Doublewood, my favorite scotch whiskey! Six years in a traditional oak cask, six years in a sherry oak cask... 12 years of pure loveliness!

For sure, that is the bottle I will dip into when the first acceptance (with funding) comes in.

Ahhhhhhhh....

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby Ren » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:41 pm

@evilclaw2321 >> hope it will!!

oh you people with your drinks :D
makes me want to go get one and celebrate too!

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:48 pm

quizivex wrote:Haha, this is the third straight year a drinking thread emerged:

2008 version

2007 version

As for the progresso soups, I like those instant ones you can throw in the microwave. But they piss me off like crazy... they're filled to the very top and the lid shoots soup everywhere no matter how careful you are trying to peel it off.


I'm pretty happy that it seems, for the most part, that prospective physics grad students at least have decent tastes in alcohol, or so it seems. I would have bought something better if I could've afforded it.

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby happymonkey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:59 pm

I'll go climb a mountain, most likely Mt Baldy- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._San_Antonio , and drink a bottle of red wine although it might instead be whisky, at the top.

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby naseermk » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:13 pm

I will rush to a mosque and offer gratitude to God.
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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:57 am

naseermk wrote:I will rush to a mosque and offer gratitude to God.
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Now I sort of feel bad.

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Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:03 am

coreycwgriffin wrote:
naseermk wrote:I will rush to a mosque and offer gratitude to God.
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Now I sort of feel bad.



I have been called the antichrist before and told i will go to hell... so this does not apply to me, but i find it respectable compared some of the other planned recreational activities

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby anerac » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:14 am

I'm gonna sit on the beach with a pitcher of caipirinhas!

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby karan » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:12 am

I'm gonna open a Johnnie Walker black label and down the whole bottle :wink:

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby tokamak » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:46 am

anyone for this??..

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Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:12 pm

tokamak wrote:anyone for this??..

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Uhh...you're kidding, right?

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby naseermk » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:38 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:Now I sort of feel bad.


All I have to say is let your conscience be the guide.

I have been called the antichrist before and told i will go to hell... so this does not apply to me, but i find it respectable compared some of the other planned recreational activities


I do not understand how a human being could judge who will go to heaven/hell. Such an attitude is the reason why many people are turning away from faith.

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Re: What is the first thing you will do when you're accepted?

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:49 pm

naseermk wrote:
coreycwgriffin wrote:Now I sort of feel bad.


All I have to say is let your conscience be the guide.


And if I have no conscience? :P

naseermk wrote:I do not understand how a human being could judge who will go to heaven/hell. Such an attitude is the reason why many people are turning away from faith.


Well i think we should move this discussion to the lounge at some point. It is the problem with religion to some extend... we are better than you and all that. If some people would be less ignorant about certain things (Abraham being the father or Islam, Christianity and Judaism, or sodomy being a sin [my personal favorite], etc.) the world would be a happier place. I have my interpretation of things and people won't accept that and tell me i am damned... what a cozy feeling.

A nice little anecdote to round this off. I was on the phone with a Sikh friend of mine and he was approach Campus Crusade for Christ (the name itself just spews ignorance), while talking on the phone. The only way he could get the guy off his back was to say "damnation is mine" after this guy told him that he will go to hell if he does not convert to christianity.




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