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    another newbie

    Hello all! I thought I'd introduce myself because I've been browsing the forums since June and just registered...

    My name is Elisabeth and I graduated from Catholic University in Washington, DC in May with a BA in Media Studies and a Philosophy minor. I'm back home in Albany, New York (glad to see some ALB representation already) and in the process of applying to grad school for next fall. The student lounge has been a lot of help in determing where I want to apply, so many thanks to those who post there.

    As far as planning experience goes, I have little to none. But in an effort to offset two years of not horrible, but not great grades (contrary to popular collegiate belief, an almost full academic scholarship with no minimum GPA to maintain is NOT awesome), I interned at the Preservation League of New York State this summer. And, since I want to go into preservation planning, I'm hoping this experience will be useful when trying to be accepted (by the grace of god) to grad school.

    Well, that's it from here--It's back to work/trying to stay awake after a weekend on Bourbon Street in New Orleans...

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    Cyburbian Jeff's avatar
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    Welcome....

    Stick around. Do you shave your legs in the winter? I know an upstate NYer that doesn't.

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    Welcome! Historic preservation is a great field. Let us know where you are applying and we'll fill you in on what you can find there.

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    Welcome!

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    Re: another newbie

    Originally posted by Elisabeth
    after a weekend on Bourbon Street in New Orleans...
    Welcome...how many sets of beads did you collect?
    I don't do anything right.

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    Yehaw! You're not from the midwest!

    Better yet, from (almost) upstate NY!

    Greetings from the Southern Tier!
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    welcome!

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    Indeed, I do shave my legs in the winter--unshaven legs at the gym is a major faux pas! For schools, I'm applying to Cornell, Columbia, University at Buffalo, Pratt, and maybe one or two more, but those are my top choices. Hopefully one of them will accept me! And as far as the mardi gras beads go, I did collect some, but did not "earn" them in the traditional Bourbon Street sense of the word. And I bought Yankee beads to sport Saturday night...sorry to disappoint.

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    You seemed like a very nice girl, right up until you mentioned buying Yankees beads to show your support. I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask Dan and the Mods to reconsider your Cyburbia membership. I just don't know if we can allow Yankees fans on thses boards.

    J.K. Welcome, and good luck with finding a grad school.

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    Welcome to the forums

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    Hello
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    Welcome!


    Now, your first job in historic preservation will be to facilitate the preservation of this:


    It is a perfectly preserved example of post-WWII, arterial roadway hyper-signage, and there is a blindedly rabid group demanding this be saved, FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!!

    Last edited by mendelman; 20 Oct 2003 at 6:37 PM.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Howdy.
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    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    Bienvenue!

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    Welcome fellow NYer.... and neighbor on the Hudson! Good luck on grad school....

    Cornell is a great place,,, but I am biased,,, being an Ithaca "townie"
    "Yeehaw!" is not a foreign policy

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    hello from a member of the Midwesterner's Clube / Clique.

    Have you been to Tupper Lake?
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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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    Welcome!

    Good luck with grad school!

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    Welcome

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    Re: another newbie

    Originally posted by Elisabeth
    Well, that's it from here--It's back to work/trying to stay awake after a weekend on Bourbon Street in New Orleans...
    Catholic girls and the French Quarter are a combination not to be messed with.

    Welcome, and enjoy!

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    Welcome, even if you are a Yankee fan.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Welcome!
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Welcome! I look forward to seeing your preservationist perspective.

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    Welcome to Cyburbia!

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    "You cut me deep right there, Shrek! Real deep!" Ouch, no love for the Yanks! Hey, it's not my fault that Grady Little's an idiot and left Pedro in so the Yankees could light him up! And I don't think Brian Cashman, Yanks GM and fellow Catholic alum, had the grounds crew painting the outfield with the World Series emblem before winning the game (ahem, Theo Epstein)!! Haughty Boston fans got what they deserved with this game! It was an awesome series though, and game 7 was one of the best and worst of my life. The Marlins are boring, their fans are lame, and I wish it were the Cubbies. And, no, I haven't been to Tupper Lake, but it's weird that you mention it because my Dad was there two days out of the week for the entire summer on business and, as you may know, it's not one of the most exciting/thriving spots in the ADKS, however, a beautiful natural/woodsy place to visit, I'm sure.

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    Glad you could join us!

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