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Is there anything out of the ordinary that you could not live without during grad school? This question is just out of curiosity.:)
 
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That's not very "out of the ordinary" but I will take it.:)
 
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Reality TV, deep-fried bananas, my cat, and my on-the-side escort business that I run with Paramour

(I'm kidding about one of those).
 

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Reality TV, deep-fried bananas, my cat, and my on-the-side escort business that I run with Paramour

(I'm kidding about one of those).
I hope it's the deep-fried bananas. :barf: :p
 

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Reality TV, deep-fried bananas, my cat, and my on-the-side escort business that I run with Paramour

(I'm kidding about one of those).
That didn't take long to go down hill!

It's not all that out of the ordinary, but I would have to say my Suzuki SV1000S.

 

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pretty bike.
 

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My nintendo 64. Yes, it is about 4 generations behind, but it was cheap and in my experience, it helps to have some "zone-out" or "zombie" time that involves minimal brain function. It helps my brain "reset" itself.
 

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I LOVE Goldeneye. I kick some serious butt at that game. Plus it's awesome for when you need to let out some aggression, haha. I wish they'd make it for wii so I could play it here.
 

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I hope it's the deep-fried bananas. :barf: :p
Oh you totally have to try one. My friends and I are going out tonight to have them, haha.
 

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I LOVE Goldeneye. I kick some serious butt at that game. Plus it's awesome for when you need to let out some aggression, haha. I wish they'd make it for wii so I could play it here.
It would be SO MUCH FUN! I don't play the Wii much (my housemate owns every system under the sun), but I'd buy that game in a second.
 
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Kraft macaroni & cheese. Preferably spirals. They just hold that cheese sauce better.
 

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I really enjoy iTunes which contains all of my music as well as internet radio stations. I don't think I would make it through graduate school without my music collection.
 

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Two things: my iPod since it's the only reason I exercise, and the daily jigsaw puzzle on addictinggames.com. It takes me 15-30 minutes a day and is the best reward for checking stuff of my "to do" list.
 

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are they really bananas or plantains? I love the fried plantains but never tried the bananas.
They're bananas wrapped in some kind of tortilla-esque shell and then deep-fried. Sometimes, cheesecake is mixed with the banana inside. It's delightful.
 

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My TiVo! I can watch all of my favorite TV shows whenever I want and without commercials (gives me more time to study haha). I love watching TV on my own schedule.
 

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Coffeemaker! Or Dunkin Donuts!
Oh man... I have the most AWFUL Starbucks habit (I blame over-exposure... I live on 96th street and there is a Starbucks on 98th, 95th, & 93rd!). I had to make sure there was one nearby campus when I applied (luckily they serve Sbucks on campus). Something tells me twice daily Starbucks will not be possible on a grad student budget. This adjustment seems almost as difficult as that of moving cross-country.

:scared: <--- Can't decide if that is me off coffee or on too much
 

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Oh man... I have the most AWFUL Starbucks habit (I blame over-exposure... I live on 96th street and there is a Starbucks on 98th, 95th, & 93rd!). I had to make sure there was one nearby campus when I applied (luckily they serve Sbucks on campus). Something tells me twice daily Starbucks will not be possible on a grad student budget. This adjustment seems almost as difficult as that of moving cross-country.

:scared: <--- Can't decide if that is me off coffee or on too much
I have a coffee addiction too, it's a good one to have in my opinion. I'll probably bring a coffee maker into my new lab, or at least a french press and a water boiler or something. I need my coffee and don't want to spend $3 for it every time.
 
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hm...well, I'm definitely not like most grad students in that I still party like an undergrad on Fridays and saturday nights (not every weekend, but maybe bi-monthly) :D I enjoy it so much because it gets me out of my environment and lets me let loose.

I keep getting invited to grad mixers and stuff, but I have yet to go.
 

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I am definitely bringing my collection of cross-stitch kits to grad school. It's great stress relief!
yay for having a cross-stitch fan :) although i don't i'd get much done in school.

My item will be my PSP.
 

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my IKEA Jerker desk...hands down, the best desk ever made! easy to assemble/disassemble, attractive, and strong enough to hold up a V-8.
 

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Can I come over?
SDN'ers are always welcome over Casa de T4C!

I'm currently enjoying "Cloverfield" on it.....as earlier today I handed in my last assignment for my last class. :D I haven't calibrated it yet, but it looks gorgeous out of the box. 15,000:1 contrast ratio rocks my world at the moment. It was my present to me for working a ton of extra shift over the past 4+ months....and I got a great deal on it!
 

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Can I come over?
LOL, If T4C won't let you come over, you can stay on my bug free couch. 32" 1080 HD setup. It's nice... My apt is really to small to put my 42" plasma, so it's still in Austin.
 

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SDN'ers are always welcome over Casa de T4C!

I'm currently enjoying "Cloverfield" on it.....as earlier today I handed in my last assignment for my last class. :D I haven't calibrated it yet, but it looks gorgeous out of the box. 15,000:1 contrast ratio rocks my world at the moment. It was my present to me for working a ton of extra shift over the past 4+ months....and I got a great deal on it!
LOL, If T4C won't let you come over, you can stay on my bug free couch. 32" 1080 HD setup. It's nice... My apt is really to small to put my 42" plasma, so it's still in Austin.
I feel so out of the big TV loop!

I currently have a HUGE crush on my cable guy so when I get back to school in the Fall I'm going to be buying a big TV to put in my other room just so I have a reason to get him in my apartment (and then drug him and convince him to marry me, obviously).

Oh and I'm proud to announce that I moved into an awesome apartment about 3 weeks ago with no bugs. I left it today for the summer but am so excited to get back to it in the fall. I'm sure grad school is tons of fun when you're not killing bugs as a part-time job.

Oh wait, that's an out-of-the-box thing I couldn't have lived without! Flyswatters, bugspray, and exterminators.
 

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Hooray for bug and critter free apartments!!

This is actually my first TV in 10 years, so I had a bit of research to figure out what the heck was out there! It is kind of big for my bedroom, but I'll be moving soon enough and it will have a more appropriate place then.
 

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yay for having a cross-stitch fan :) although i don't i'd get much done in school.
Me too!!! Working one right now...though I've been "working" on it since January. The whole application/wait/interview/wait process kinda blew that progress to smitherenes (sp?) so now I'm back at it....it was supposed to be a present given in February :laugh: Thankfully the person is understanding!

One other item I couldn't live without - my kitten!!! Really most any animal would do (cat, dog, horse, sheep, goat, cow, etc, I love em all :)) but I happen to have a kitten as my complex isn't horse/sheep/goat/cow friendly and I'm not home regularly enough to appropriately care for a dog. Anyway...give me my cross stitch and my kitten and I'm happy :)
 

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I feel so out of the big TV loop!

I currently have a HUGE crush on my cable guy so when I get back to school in the Fall I'm going to be buying a big TV to put in my other room just so I have a reason to get him in my apartment (and then drug him and convince him to marry me, obviously).
...but who has time to watch TV anyway? :(

Oh and I'm proud to announce that I moved into an awesome apartment about 3 weeks ago with no bugs. I left it today for the summer but am so excited to get back to it in the fall. I'm sure grad school is tons of fun when you're not killing bugs as a part-time job.
Congrats on finally getting to move!
 
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