This is excellent advice, just remember it'll all be over soon.
This is excellent advice, just remember it'll all be over soon.
Will do. Lets just hope I get that 45.
A man can dream though, right? No? No. Dammit.
I think the highest you can get is a 39. I thought that the distribution was so narrow at the right-end of the curve that they just lump you into a score of 13-15.
Then again, I'm old, so I don't know what they subject you poor predmeds too nowadays.
It's definitely possible to get a 45, you just have to be absolutely perfect. It's for all intents and purposes impossible. However, you can still get about 2 questions wrong on a section and still get a 14 on a section, and 3-5 wrong and still be in the running for a 13. However, it's really hard to put it all together and get a 39+ especially under the intense conditions of the actual test, although I've met one guy who has got a 42 on his MCAT (he was teaching a review course, which makes sense). As for getting a 45, I'm fairly certain it's theoretically possible but practically impossible.
Hi, I'm here for the posbang.
"Please describe the manner in which the sasquatch on Defendant's property allegedly assaulted you."
Please have a Double Trouble for me!
oops, meant for the guy below who is going to Founders
...need posbangs too! Although when I first read that I thought it said spacebitches. I think I'm still worked up over that Shutdown Fullback episode.
Brutal. The first time I ever responded to interrogatories is a funny story:
There were three related cases pending and the plaintiff issued a set of interrogatories in each of them. Unbeknownst to me (because I didn't read each closely), each had different questions in different orders. So I did one and then reproduced the same thing for each of the others. In other words, I properly responded to one but not the other two. I had no idea I messed up until the a--hole lawyer on the other side brought it up at the hearing trying to blast me in front of the judge. Funny thing is, the judge acted like she didn't even hear him and proceeded to rule in my favor. Hahaha.
I have yet (in my admittedly short career) to see a judge respond favorably to a would-be "gotcha" moment like that...I think that non-lawyers might be surprised by how far you can get by being professional, straightforward, and even friendly in our profession.
Amen. I'm always amazed by those who reflexively buy into the sterotypical "pitbull" approach. Rarely successful, in my experience.
You were atleast able to triple bill for completing three set of interrogatory answers
Just got done with lunch with a client and then heading to Founders at 3:00pm. Seafood boil tonight. Today is a good day.
Off day for me. The offseaon is a drag so I'm currently watching some of the football games I've got on the dvr. Hopefully I'll do something productive today, but if not oh well.
I finished med school about 10 min ago, now just relaxing, it's fantastic!
Well done sir. Did you specialize or going for family practice?
Thanks! I'm going to children's hospital of Michigan for pediatrics starting in July. Hoping to get to Motts for fellowship eventually.
Congrats from a fellow UM Hospitals grad (PMR).
From a fellow UM Hospitals grad, catch up on your sleep this summer. Even PMR residents were sleep deprived there. The poor peds inpatient residents were always beat.
Thanks, I plan on sleeping a lot the next few weeks. Also spending a lot of time with my fiancé because I won't see her much the next 5 years (she matched gen surg).
Thanks! It feels great to finally be finished and moving on.
congrats and good luck in your residency.
Thanks, I'm looking forward to it (despite all the warnings)
Trying to find someplace to hide my cats, management is coming at 5 to do an inspection and we kinda forget to mention we have them
I hear cats love to hide in garbage disposals.
Just put them in a box in a closet. They're cats, they'll love it. It's an adventure.
UPDATE: the roommate put the cats in the car and was just going to drive around until I texted him that they were done. I just got a text that his cat shit all over the front seat and rolled around in it.
Sounds like some of the "hijinks" I engaged in during highschool.
Not necessarily in that order and not nessarily mutually exclusive. I love Friday!
Just chugging along on my intern project. Sorting through a spreadsheet that contains purchase orders apparently all the way back to the cranks for the Model T and filtering useless data for the individual people that I need stuff from. It's like a real-world posbang. I do something to make it easier to do what I asked you to do and in return I get something I can use.
I should also add that I truly enjoy these posbang threads now. It's like, "hey, you're working on a spreadsheet in the middle of a giant cube farm? Awesome! 5: Normal!!"
Since you were already maxed out on the spreadsheet post, I posbanged you on this post. Way to double down on the posbang, Wahoo!
I love posbang threads for that reason. Someone posts a picture or video (of anything) . . . posbang. Someone tries to hijack the thread . . . posbang. Someone starts an argument . . . posbang. Someone posts something NSFMrs.K . . . Bolivian!
Ford intern I presume? Me too.
Yup. What do they have you doing?
Going to see The Avengers tonight with the wife. Taking my daughter hiking tomorrow morning and hanging out with friends in Athens (no, not that Athens) in the afternoon. Should be a beautiful weekend. Everybody have a great one.
Tons of action and lots of humor built in.
Hmm, I was thinking of doing the same with my wife. And you live in the Cleveland area, right? I'll be the guy dressed up as Thor in case you see us.
I'm actually SE of cbus in the Hocking Hills. Now I wish I lived in Cleveland! Pictures or it didn't happen.
Haha well it's definitely not happening, that was a joke. Speaking of Hocking Hills though, my wife and I are thinking about getting a cabin there for a weekend sometime late summer/early fall. I hear it's beautiful there.
I think so, but I live here so I'm partial. There are several different state parks, some good b&b's, Logan (where I live) isn't much to write home about but Athens is half an hour away. If you are a motorcyclist, the area is one of the best anywhere to enjoy some backroad touring. I would not recommend a canoe trip or anything else on the Hocking River unless you enjoy pushing a canoe over sand bars with your paddle. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours is a really well run zip line adventure. I'm pretty sure the risk of flesh eating bacteria is minimal. Nelsonville has a somewhat revitalized downtown with local art galleries, plus the movie Mischief was filmed there. (I know, you're thinking wtf is Mischief? Movie, really bad. Kelly Preston, really nice. My high school was also used in the film). Anyway, I'd say overall it's worth the trip. My friends stay here every couple of years to celebrate their anniversary.
Heading to visit the GF tonight, so that should make for a good weekend. As is typical, I'm doing paperwork in the office today.
Re: Car buying - Do your research. If you're thinking about the Pilot definitely drive the GM twins, the GMC Acadia and the Chevy Traverse. Made in Lansing, MI.
In general, this site has the best reviews I've seen and is a crucial tool when car shopping: http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/ I have no affiliation with C&D, but they're the best site IMO for car info.
First of all let me go on record as saying buying a new car is the bigeest mistake people can make. When you drive that car off the lot it depreciates in value that very instant and depending on the price you paid that 1 Km you just drove to get out of the lot could cost you over $10,000.00.
The way to go IMHE is to buy a very new used car (1 year old), that way someone else took the hit and you can still get much of what you paid out of it if you decide to trade up in a couple of years time.
As for the Pilot, my brother bought one a couple of years ago that had about every bell and whistle they offer and paid 59,000.00 Canadian. He sold it last year to buy a Toyota Sequoia and got 38,000.00. He lost 21,000.00 in a little over a year, and it was in good shape.
I have never owned a pilot, but have driven one and a few of the toyota SUV's but for my money the best vehicle I have owned is a Chevrolet Suburban. It costs more than a pilot but is much more vehicle as well. You can get a very nice almost new one for a decent price all over the US for between 25000.00 and 35000.00 (I bought my most recent one in Houston). That is what I would suggest, especially if you have a growing family, you can't beat the space it provides and it was as good on gas as my brothers Pilot when he had it.
As for what I am doing, getting ready to hit the golf course and then heading to the cottage for a week of vacation with the wife and kids. Getting the boat in the water and doing some fishing will be a welcome break from the daily grind.
It depends on the car. Yes, you lose lots the second it becomes "used" but depending on how long you want to keep the car, getting it new with warranty, new components, etc. might be worth it. Plus, my car was worth more than I owed on it 1 year into a 5 year loan.
Thanks for the advice! I almost purchased a used 2011 one with 17k miles on it but some a--hole beat me to it. I can't find any others in the nearby area with the stuff we want. I hear you about the Suburban. Unfortunately that beast will not fit in our garage (or not well enough that I trust my wife to park it there!). We've always driven Hondas (I know, we suck) and they've always treated us well so we're partial to that brand but I'm always to look at other brands. The wife, however, is not as open to it.
Unless the only reason you're still there is brand loyalty. Is it still the best car/brand for your needs? Why have you been honda buyers? Do those reasons still apply? You never want to buy a car without comparisons, and who knows, the Pilot might be best for you. But definitely test drive/look at something else as well. If you never know what else is out there, you'll never know if there's a better car out there for you.
Did you tell her that this is Michigan fergodsakes?
Actually the Honda Pilots are made in the USA so you are actually supporting Americans when you buy the Honda Pilot.