Monthly Archives: August 2008

Jersey Sucks: Reprise

Aside from my previous complaints, Jersey closes early. Where I had stayed, everything but the movie theatre closed at 9pm. Actually, the crappy diner and Ruby Tuesday may have been open until 10, but well, one is crappy, and the other is way over priced for a chain on par with Applebees. RT charges $10+ [...]

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Entry #9: Moving In

Yesterday I moved from the hotel the my new room. Woke up early to take the hotel shuttle to the airport and rent an SUV. I figured that since the SUV was better than a Uhaul because I only had a small haul, it maneuvers more like a car and, with mileage, the price was [...]

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Entry #8: Catching Up

I guess I’m a little behind, so here is the bulk of the last three days. Wednesday night was my first class. It seems like it will be cool, but a lot of the reading is from books on reserve at the library, which means I have to go get them and read them at [...]

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Entry #7: Getting things rolling

Today I picked up the key to my new place and measured the room so I could shop accordingly at Ikea. I reserved an SUV from Avis for moving purposes since Uhaul charges for the truck as well as mileage. I came to campus, and though my financial aid is taking forever, I was allowed [...]

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Entry #6A: Rice Pudding

I celebrated my interview with a stop by Rice to Riches. This place serves nothing but rice pudding, and it’s fabulous! I had Pecan Pie flavor for tonight and brought home Tirimisu for another time. When we visited in July, I had French Toast. It’s so yummy. They tell you up front it’s bad for [...]

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Entry #6: Job Interview Stage Two

So for those who didn’t know, I had a phone interview a couple weeks back for a tutoring company. The focus on SAT, ACT, and AP exam prep, as well as general subject tutoring. Today I had an “audition.” I was supposed to give a 3-5 minute lesson on anything. When I arrived, there were [...]

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Entry #5: Jersey Sucks!

Ok. I’m writing this one first so that my posts for the day can end on a better note. The little things were starting to whittle away at me and now a bigger thing has made me mad. Little things: When I put Caffeine Free Tea on my grocery list, they bought me chocolate ice [...]

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Entry #4: I’m So Bored!

I feel like I’m on the lamb, tucked away being anonymous in a hotel room. I spent most of the weekend hiding because there were groups of kids in all the rooms around the yelled (I’m not exaggerating) until I fell asleep at 3am until I woke up at 9am and everything in between. They [...]

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Entry #3: Lazy Day

Today I slept a lot. I searched a little for apartments but I wasn’t motivated since the one I saw yesterday was a pretty good option (the only notable drawbacks are the dogs in the downstairs apt) and the tiny stairs (one of which is broken but should be fixed soon). The Residence Inn is [...]

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Entry #2: Place to Live

The Residence Inn is a pretty sweet deal-studio apartment, gym, pool, laundry, grocery delivery, free breakfast, free dinner (though lame) 4 nights/week. However, I need a real place to live. I went to Astoria tonight and it’s not bad. It’s possibly the most diverse neighborhood in the country, if not the world. It’s up and [...]

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Entry #1: Timeline

Saturday 8am: get up so that I can run errands, which take most of the day. 6pm: try to do some last minute apartment packing…for 10 hours Sunday 2am: realize that I need to leave in 3 hours and I have not yet started laundry. 5am: call cab to airport 7am CST: airplane takes off [...]

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