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    Eric from Santa Barbara, CA

    Hello all!

    I am Eric from Santa Barbara, California. I just graduated UCSB with a BA in Political Science and currently work at the UCSB library as the manager to its off-campus facility as well as its copy services department. This is all well and good as I enjoy the work to a point. However, I am planning on getting an MUP and my MArch in 2010. It's going to take a lot of time, effort, and money, but I am very excited about it. I am going to be taking an architecture drafting class and a GIS class next semester at the local community college, SBCC. I look forward to getting exposure and insight into the world of Urban Planning! Any tips on how to get more experience would be greatly appreciated.

    Prost,
    Eric

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    Welcome from the northshore of the Ohio River in the Central Daylight Savings Time Zone, east of the Wabash River.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Are you making fun of me?

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    Greetings from a nor Cal native, transplanted to the Florida panhandle, but typing on my tiny lap top in a hotel bar in Berkeley CA. I get around, man.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by Spoonsticky View post
    Are you making fun of me?
    Not at all, just having fun with descriptive geography.
    I have used those elements before in welcomes.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    thanks for the welcomes! nice to meet you all.

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    Howdy....

    From Western Arizona......

    I wouldn't blame you for never wanting to leave that City....and I still haven't visited, that's how good a rep. I've heard it has

    A compliment for your town, just in case you couldn't tell.....
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    Haha...yeah, if I could find a decent-paying job here, I would stay forever. It's paradise!

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    Fellow Gaucho!

    Quote Originally posted by Spoonsticky View post
    Hello all!

    I am Eric from Santa Barbara, California. I just graduated UCSB with a BA in Political Science and currently work at the UCSB library as the manager to its off-campus facility as well as its copy services department. This is all well and good as I enjoy the work to a point. However, I am planning on getting an MUP and my MArch in 2010. It's going to take a lot of time, effort, and money, but I am very excited about it. I am going to be taking an architecture drafting class and a GIS class next semester at the local community college, SBCC. I look forward to getting exposure and insight into the world of Urban Planning! Any tips on how to get more experience would be greatly appreciated.

    Prost,
    Eric
    Hey Eric,

    I graduated UCSB in 2005 with a BA in Poli Sci as well and am back in the midwest, Cincinnati. I currently work in sales and had a quick stint as a real estate agent but now I am really considering an MUP from either the University of Cincinnati or University of Louisville. I want to learn more about the profession by either shadowing or just picking the brains of Urban planners now. Anyhoo, I just wanted to say whats up because I just registered for this site and you were the first post I read. Small world.

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    I graduated UCSB in 1999 and worked as a planner for the County there for a while. Welcome!

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    Yup....

    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I graduated UCSB in 1999 and worked as a planner for the County there for a while. Welcome!
    Partly explains the desire to return to Cali Maybe Zman could get your job if you leave?
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
    John Kenneth Galbraith

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