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By gzt (Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 01:40:36 PM EST) gzt, work, stuff, things, apartments, leases, moving, snow white (all tags)
a two bedroom in a three-unit building, very modest price, it has a basement, it's 2.2 miles from the stats building and is right on a bus route (that goes directly to the stats building). so that's taken care of. The only downside is that, while it has washer and dryer hookups, it does not have a washer and dryer. I suppose we could buy at least a washer, but that's inconvenient to do either way. We're hoping to move only one more time while we're settled here, hopefully we won't move out of this place, but there's always the chance that things won't work out or we want something else, you know?

I'll probably get a bike and ride it around. The wifing unit already has a bike, so we'll both be riding around bikes. It will be cute.

Work is workful at the moment. Blah blah blah. So workful. Still haven't told them, probably won't until the beginning of July. Hey, that's still 6 weeks, man.

I'm excited to be moving on. Hope the wifing unit gets a jorb quick once we land. We can survive for a bit otherwise, but it's obviously much better not to have to survive like that.

Class (machine learning) is going well. I'm pretty decent at getting Matlab to do what I want it to do numerically by now. Some people in the class seem to need hand-holding. I haven't gotten grades on my homework yet. Not sure what to think. I should also participate more on the discussion board.

I'm curious about the energy utilization for our apartment, but the roommate is the one who physically has the electric and gas bills. I might ask to look at them. I mean, I know how much they are, but there are connection fees and prices fluctuate, so I can't get a good estimate just based on the amount of the bill.

We watched Snow White and the Huntsman. It was okay. One oddity - just an oversight on their part - was that, while Snow White said the "Our Father" at one point and the wedding scene had a pile of bishops and priests, the coronation was utterly secular. No churchy folks around, no mention of God or divine right or whatever. Or maybe I missed it. But it just strikes me as odd that they go out of their way to make Snow White religious and then forget it at the coronation.

This is essentially how it works:

Okay, I allegedly have to do some work.

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my brother by garlic (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 02:09:46 PM EST
has managed to get a surprising amount of free if you come get it large appliances that actually work. If you have a friend with a truck, or can rent one easy, you may find the same thing.

true by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 03:18:40 PM EST
though it's a relatively small town. i suppose i could do it here in $WINDY_CITY, but then i'd have to cope with the hassle of moving it to a new state.

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garlic is correct. by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 12:20:28 AM EST
it's amazing how many practically free appliances are around if you look around craigslist, etc. craigslist + rented truck from local hardware store = major household appliances. 

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what garlic and The Mariner said by lm (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 08:18:25 AM EST
Especially at a university. You might only have to float the suggestion that you need a washer and dryer at the school of statistics to get all sorts of leads about this person moving or that person moving who just can't take it with them.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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my brother's success by garlic (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 10:29:50 AM EST
has all been in the suburbs of milwaukee.

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that's still... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 10:33:52 AM EST
...20 times the population of the area I'll be in.

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contrariwise... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 02:10:12 PM EST
...a review mentions religious figures in the background of the coronation, so perhaps I just missed it:

but, overall, the review is right... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 03:33:29 PM EST
...and makes the point I was hinting at but was too lazy to think about, that the movie kind of lacked follow-through on that and a few other things, which is why I felt it was okay but not really good.

I disagree with the review about the ending with the two potential suitors being left off in the distance. I think that was the best way to do it - she likes the huntsman, but he's only going to be true to his dead wife and she has to run a kingdom. the prince is nice, but she doesn't like him (note the lack of magic in his kiss). so we all have to make sacrifices.

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Thanks for funding K-Stews single vapid expression by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 09:14:47 PM EST
You realize they're going to keep giving her work now, right? Thanks, farker!

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