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Nov. 10th, 2009 | 05:58 pm
mood: restlessIroning my briefcase
music: Actually, I don't have a briefcase. But if I did, I would definitely iron it.

Assuming I spread democracy to my blog and actually listen to you all, that is.

Okay, LJ, let's talk. My department has a career mentoring program associated with Spring Break (which is in late February and not at all spring-like here). Basically it allows students to do a one-week job shadow in the city of our choice. The procedure is to submit your resume, qualifications, and two preferred cities, then we are matched with alumni in one of those cities if we're deemed good enough. I'd like to do it because I know that otherwise I'm going to spend Break sitting around and drinking, so this would at least be productive and give me a chance to see new stuff.

That said ...

Poll #1483637 Where should Jonathan go for Spring "Break"?

What should I list as my first choice?

Atlanta
1(9.1%)
Detroit
1(9.1%)
Los Angeles
0(0.0%)
Miami
0(0.0%)
New York
1(9.1%)
Raleigh/Durham
2(18.2%)
San Francisco
5(45.5%)
Washington, DC
1(9.1%)
Other; see comments
0(0.0%)

What should I list as my second choice? (must be different from the first)

Atlanta
1(9.1%)
Detroit
0(0.0%)
Los Angeles
1(9.1%)
Miami
3(27.3%)
New York
1(9.1%)
Raleigh/Durham
0(0.0%)
San Francisco
1(9.1%)
Washington, DC
2(18.2%)
Other; see comments
2(18.2%)

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from: kishenehn
date: Nov. 11th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
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Gee ... you make sitting around and drinking sound like such a bad thing. :(

But that was actually a pretty easy poll ... and if you're going to work over spring break, it's at least nice to see that there are options that include both an interesting city, and a coastline!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 11th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
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I quite enjoy sitting around and drinking, but it's a common element of my weekends so I'd like to mix it up a little. :]

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from: deco_lounge
date: Nov. 11th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
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If you have an opportunity to go to Madison, I really think you'd like it. And I don't just say that as a former Madisonian, its a fantastic city with lots going on and a really diverse offering of things to see and do. :-)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 11th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
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I have heard tons of great things about Madison! And an old college friend on my friends list was considering a postdoc there, I believe, not sure if that is still in the works. Regrettably we have to choose large cities to maximize the chance of finding planning alums that can host us, but I will definitely get there some time!

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la mer

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from: shadedlight
date: Nov. 13th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
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choice 1: raleigh/durham
choice 2: there isn't another option, so "other" was as close as i could get.

how was your birthday??

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 13th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
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I like your answer! The birthday got better as the day went on: it started with mad rushes to finish homework, then I went out for pizza and beer, and our waitress literally brought the entire Men's Glee Club to our table to sing to me.

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