Thursday, August 31, 2006

Remember the Baha Men? That's Basically the Last Time There Was A Blog Interview.

Several of my readers have expressed sorrow and dispair over the fact that we haven't had a blog interview in months; I think the last one was during the transit strike of ought five. Since I, along with a healthy chunk of my comrades, are considered recent graduates of the world of education and new entrants into the world of adulthood, I felt it necessary to delve into the heady topic at hand and conduct a noble Q&A session of sorts. Since Drunk Erin is not allowed to converse with others on a messaging service at work (and frankly, it's very frightening to me that most of my friends ARE allowed that privilege), there are no Parker Posey jokes dotted throughout the transcript, and I apologize for that.

For better understanding:
MyDadIsAWeenie: E.E. Grimshaw
nystateofmind623: Morgan G.
sanock42: Mikey Sanocki
RumberoNYK: Anthony Salazar
HermesR211: Hermon Raju
You have just entered room "beingadultsbojangles."
nystateofmind623 has entered the room.
nystateofmind623: where's bobbie ragsdale?
MyDadIsAWeenie: according to aim, he's basically there, but you know the army
MyDadIsAWeenie: they want you to THINK they're there
sanock42 has entered the room.
MyDadIsAWeenie: we have with us two talented, intelligent individuals who have officially become adults and whatnot
MyDadIsAWeenie: morgan, we will start with you
MyDadIsAWeenie: what's going on
MyDadIsAWeenie: morgan!
MyDadIsAWeenie: you are not answering the question!
nystateofmind623: "What's going on" is considered an applicable interview question?
MyDadIsAWeenie: yes
nystateofmind623: Well right now, I'm in my workout clothes, watching Judge Alex (Boston's lame attempt at producing a male Judge Judy) and chatting with the lovely weenie Emma
MyDadIsAWeenie: NO NO NO
MyDadIsAWeenie: you're supposed to talk about law school
MyDadIsAWeenie: my head.
MyDadIsAWeenie: although this judge alex does sound interesting
nystateofmind623: He looks like a young Matt Lauer
MyDadIsAWeenie: christ.

nystateofmind623: Anyways... yes, I'm a first year student at New England School of Law and I'm just completing my first (hellish) week
MyDadIsAWeenie: explain to our readers why law school is an abomination to the world et cetera
nystateofmind623: Because it's inconsistent.. Monday night, I had 100 pages of reading.. Tuesday night, I had 15
nystateofmind623: Class is either sit and listen to the professor while chatting online with Emma, or sit uptight because the professor uses the Socratic Method to embarass you on a subject he teaches poorly and you don't understand
MyDadIsAWeenie: so, very much like legally blonde
nystateofmind623: Not at all.. but I do have a snotty guy in my class who reminds me of that brunette chick.. but in male form
MyDadIsAWeenie: the male selma blair. hmm
nystateofmind623: I swear, he would give every professor a rimjob for an A if he could..
MyDadIsAWeenie: what classes are you taking
nystateofmind623: Torts, Civil Procedure, Contract, Property.. and Legal Research and Writing
MyDadIsAWeenie: sick
MyDadIsAWeenie: mikey, what are you doing
sanock42: I'm currently working on getting a job at St Joe's Hospital in Syracuse, NY. However, my contact, who said she'd call me 3 days ago to give me details on the job I definitely have, cannot be reached.
MyDadIsAWeenie: your contact sounds like a douche
MyDadIsAWeenie: for both of you - why are you either in law school or attempting to go into med school
nystateofmind623: In 3 words.. I don't know.... I actually want to join the FBI's Cyber Crime division, but they don't accept people until they're 25.. and I have 3-4 years to kill until then..
sanock42: Because I want a challenging profession where I can be my own boss and not sit in front of a desk all day.
nystateofmind623: WOO! We're on the same page
sanock42: And cutting things open is fun.
MyDadIsAWeenie: morgan - are you going to be on svu
nystateofmind623: HAHA
nystateofmind623: I'm not sure about SVU, but I see myself kicking ass and annoying the American public alongside Chris Hanson and Dateline
MyDadIsAWeenie: i'm not seeing how going to law school allows you to participate in 'to catch a predator'
nystateofmind623: Because both med school and law school are concoctions of the DEVIL
MyDadIsAWeenie: but ann coulter only went to one of them
MyDadIsAWeenie: badum ts
nystateofmind623: It looks better having a law degree in Internet Law when you apply to the FBI... to help bring the predators "to justice", I guess
nystateofmind623: Plus, pretty much, anybody with a law degree can do almost anything they want
nystateofmind623: With a med degree, you're stuck within the med field.. but law encompasses so much of our society
sanock42: Yeah, I've heard that about law degrees too.
MyDadIsAWeenie: like what???
sanock42: Any political position.
sanock42: Actually, the commissioner of the community development department here in the city of syracuse is a dentist.
sanock42: So being a doctor isn't SO restrictive.
sanock42: (Granted, Syracuse has some fucked up political appointments)
MyDadIsAWeenie: mikey, explain why someone who was the valedictorian of our high school class can't just GO into med school
MyDadIsAWeenie: i think this is ridic
sanock42: Because everyone has the grades, but they can't waste money on someone they aren't sure is going to stick around for the whole time.
sanock42: Also: They're lame.
MyDadIsAWeenie: wait, why wouldn't someone stick around in med school
sanock42: Because if they don't have experience in the medical field, they may not be prepared for it. Like, seeing blood or whatever.

MyDadIsAWeenie: okay, i want to get into location
MyDadIsAWeenie: morgan is in boston right now
MyDadIsAWeenie: and mikey is in syracuse
MyDadIsAWeenie: why are you at each location and are you planning on staying for the long term
sanock42: I'm here in syracuse because it has a very low cost of living. I own a house and pay 1000 dollars for my mortgage. Plus, I have the best chance of getting into SUNY Upstate for med school, and I like the smaller city atmosphere.
MyDadIsAWeenie: i get that syracuse is affordable, but it's in the middle of nowhere, basically
sanock42: It's actually in the center of the state, so it's equal distance from NYC, Boston, Toronto, and close to Buffalo and Rochester.
sanock42: So it's got good positioning.
MyDadIsAWeenie: yeah, but it's equally about 8 hours from each
sanock42: 4.
nystateofmind623: Boston gave me the best offer.. I have a couple of friends up here, I get my own place away from my family for a while, although I would prefer to be in New York.. and I haven't decided if I want to complete my degree here, or stay here beyond this year
MyDadIsAWeenie: morgan, what i don't get about you being in boston
MyDadIsAWeenie: is that you are a HARDCORE legit yankees fan
MyDadIsAWeenie: how can you stand it
nystateofmind623: Are you kidding? I love it.. the Boston fans are so irritated by me. I have more power than them after the 5-game sweep, and after they just lost the biggest key players of their team.. they're about 8/8.5 games behind, and with almost NO chance of getting even the wildcard... this isn't the 2004 postseason anymore. I rule these people.
MyDadIsAWeenie: i'm not sure i buy that
MyDadIsAWeenie: the red sox hadn't won for decades and their fans were still cunty
nystateofmind623: Are you kidding? I wear my Yankees hat a lot.. and they just stare and growl at me, but no one has the guts to actually say something
nystateofmind623: And when they do, I retort right back.. I actually shut up 3 guys in a bar the other night..
sanock42: That's probably because they think you're mentally unstable and homicidal.
sanock42: That's what Bostonians think about all New Yorkers.
nystateofmind623: I wish they thought that.. but I don't think they do
MyDadIsAWeenie: i actually agree with mikey
MyDadIsAWeenie: i'm sure the hatred and feelings of insanity run pretty equally on both sides
nystateofmind623: So how do you explain me forcing my way into a 3-guy conversation in a bar, which consisted of them talking about how the only reason the Yankees won't make the playoffs is because they have "older players"..
MyDadIsAWeenie: i cant explain that
MyDadIsAWeenie: i think it's an insane thing to do
nystateofmind623: And I held up my own, they listened.. tried to argue back, fumbled their words, hung their heads down and sauntered away from me when they didn't think I was looking
nystateofmind623: But, this isn't about my hostility towards Boston fans
MyDadIsAWeenie: one day, you're going to go up against a red sox fan who has also been in law school
nystateofmind623: Emma.. I go to law school in Boston.. I sit in a 140-person room for 15 hours a week.. I see them, they see me.. we can't avoid each other, I'm with law student Boston fans every day

MyDadIsAWeenie: in the next year, what are you planning on doing
sanock42: I plan to work for the year, gaining experience in the lab and using that to supplement my application. With that, I should easily be able to get in. I'm also considering volunteering at a hospital to boost my application.
nystateofmind623: I honestly am just trying to get through this week, and trying to get through one day at a time before I think about the next year..
MyDadIsAWeenie: this is so mature
MyDadIsAWeenie: last year, i could have asked you people questions about poop
MyDadIsAWeenie: and gotten legitimate answers

MyDadIsAWeenie: how well does college prepare someone for what you guys are doing? you both went to badass accredited universities, and i suspect not all of it was chugging the booze
sanock42: Actually, I wasn't prepared. I learned biology, but no professional practices or real-world living was taught or required.
sanock42: So I had to learn mortgages and resumes and all that crap on my own.
sanock42: So yeah, I know the development of the circular system throughout each type of animal, so I can be a doctor... but I never learned how to be an adult.
nystateofmind623: Hmm.. I'm not sure how much influence SCPS has in my law school education.. but I think where NYU was located and how they ran things prepared me for the real world
RumberoNYK has entered the room.
MyDadIsAWeenie: you recently graduated from the stern school of business at nyu
MyDadIsAWeenie: what are you now doing as an official adult and whatnot
RumberoNYK: i'm doing consulting for an audit firm
MyDadIsAWeenie: WHOA
MyDadIsAWeenie: an audit firm?
MyDadIsAWeenie: what the hell is that
RumberoNYK: they review and sign off on other companies' financial statements and make sure they are accurate
RumberoNYK: but i'm more in the consulting side of it
RumberoNYK: holla
HermesR211 has entered the room.
MyDadIsAWeenie: hermon, what are you doing as an adult now
HermesR211: i am the senior accounts coordinator of the Northeast for Clinique, a brand of the estee lauder companies
MyDadIsAWeenie: why does everyone have insane badass jobs
MyDadIsAWeenie: god, i really wish we could get jocelyn in here
MyDadIsAWeenie: she has this sleezy unreal job

MyDadIsAWeenie: okay, and anthony/hermon, what are you planning on doing longer term
RumberoNYK: go to grad school, get my mba, and maybe start my own business
MyDadIsAWeenie: would you like to go into business with me? i'm starting a bookstore called the smitten mitten
HermesR211: either staying with lauder working my way up to something badass but for sure getting my mba and jd
MyDadIsAWeenie: so is everyone in this room going for something more than a bachelor's degree
nystateofmind623: Unfortunately, yes
RumberoNYK: yes
RumberoNYK: and i can go into the book business with you if you want, we will have to talk about that later
MyDadIsAWeenie: anthony slash hermon, do you feel that nyu prepared you for your adult shizzle
HermesR211: yes im better prepared than others 4 the world
MyDadIsAWeenie: just because you went to nyu? or just in college in general
HermesR211: of work and living in nyc on my own
HermesR211: i dont feel like i would be as savvy though if i went to say suny binghamton
RumberoNYK: umm, yea i guess it did the best job it could, but it's really what you make of it
RumberoNYK: college in general
MyDadIsAWeenie: this staggers me
MyDadIsAWeenie: if you people are any indication
MyDadIsAWeenie: it makes no sense to just go to college for four years
MyDadIsAWeenie: if you want to be on par with everyone else, you need to get an mba or a jd or something
RumberoNYK: yea you do, but before you pursue that degree you need some work experience
RumberoNYK: it's not just something you get into right after undergrad
MyDadIsAWeenie: then how come morgan is already in law school
RumberoNYK: law school is different
nystateofmind623: Because Morgan is an idiot
MyDadIsAWeenie: but hermon is doing what you're saying - she's getting the work experience first
RumberoNYK: law and med schools are continuous programs after undergrad
MyDadIsAWeenie: but for business, it's different
MyDadIsAWeenie: why
RumberoNYK: because in order for you to learn something useful out of grad school in business it's better if you have some work experience
MyDadIsAWeenie: what would you specifically be doing in business school that you would need work experience for
RumberoNYK: case studies
RumberoNYK: group projects
RumberoNYK: presentations
MyDadIsAWeenie: weren't you doing that at stern
RumberoNYK: yes, but in grad school it is alot more involved
MyDadIsAWeenie: frown
nystateofmind623: Grad School is just a glimpse into what eternal damnation looks like
nystateofmind623: law school so far has been really pushy about the whole "professional" thing.. even though girls come to class in mini-skirts and everyone wears jeans and sweatshirts
RumberoNYK: we are expected to use our own experience as a professional
MyDadIsAWeenie: you sound like a business school pamphlet
MyDadIsAWeenie: okay, but if you're going into business for yourself
MyDadIsAWeenie: what does doing these group presentations do
MyDadIsAWeenie: i'm still picturing things like my woodrow wilson speech in ap history
MyDadIsAWeenie: which probably is not like what you're talking about

RumberoNYK: well i'm not sure if i'm going into it for myself
nystateofmind623: ....I just looked at the back of that "Who's Your Daddy" shirt that I wore to breakfast.. and it says "Boston Sucks"... oh boy..
MyDadIsAWeenie: mikey
MyDadIsAWeenie: you went to syracuse
MyDadIsAWeenie: do you feel you would have been better prepared if you had gone to school in a city
sanock42: Possibly, but it would have worn on my mental health, and I feel I would have gone crazy if I would have lived in NYU.
sanock42: Or just would have become a male escort or something.
MyDadIsAWeenie: that reminds me of an episode of svu...
HermesR211: emma im heading out, ive got some work to do, bye bye guys!
MyDadIsAWeenie: thank you very much, hermon
MyDadIsAWeenie: greatly appreciated
HermesR211: your welcome, laters!
HermesR211 has left the room.
MyDadIsAWeenie: next question - how is hermon going to get into law school using the wrong "your"
nystateofmind623: oh that was mean lol
MyDadIsAWeenie: morgan, have you ever seen an actual bar exam
MyDadIsAWeenie: doesn't it worry you that jfk jr failed his 35 times

RumberoNYK: haha
RumberoNYK: really?
MyDadIsAWeenie: i think it was more like 10, but it was a hefty number
nystateofmind623: 35 times? I wonder how many times he failed his pilot's exam
MyDadIsAWeenie: hahahaha that's so mean
MyDadIsAWeenie: and you said my hermon slam was mean
nystateofmind623: so was the comment about jocelyn, but we're all about being politically incorrect here
MyDadIsAWeenie: jocelyn works for star magazine, that was a completely accurate statement
nystateofmind623: HAHA
nystateofmind623: accurate if she admits it herself
nystateofmind623: AHH law school mentality.. go away
MyDadIsAWeenie: does anyone have any closing comments
nystateofmind623: My Contracts professor says "Goobly goo" every 2-3 minutes
sanock42: Sanding down joint compound in preparation for priming.
MyDadIsAWeenie: that's not a comment
MyDadIsAWeenie: that's a random fragment that you stole from 'this old house'
nystateofmind623: HAHA
MyDadIsAWeenie: i fear for our generation
nystateofmind623: Closing comments.. don't go to grad school. Marry a really old rich person and just inherit a lot of money.
MyDadIsAWeenie: so morgan's conclusion
MyDadIsAWeenie: is that we should all be anna nicole smith
nystateofmind623: YES.. she's a genius.. she marries an old guy, gets his money because she stresses out his son to the point of death, gets her own TV show, gains weight so she can represent TrimSpa.. she's a genius. Albeit a slut, but a genius

I'm not sure that accomplished anything, but at least I won't have people bugging me about interviews for a few weeks.


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