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I finally gave up and bought a large bag at the H&M in Brussels. Darn camera is still out of whack, but it looks like this or this with beige canvas and dark brown fake croc trim. It fits everything including, on Monday, my lunch, a large glass vase, a large file folder, a hardcover book, and my usual purse stuff. Sure, I look like I'm going somewhere more exotic than the office - but hopefully in style. The only things that didn't fit is a small potted plant (a snapdragon) and several wooden dowels. (Don't ask.)


Applying to grad school sure has changed since I went almost ten years ago. MB does everything on-line and then he gets an email confirmation. I don't know if that's easier but it's definitely faster. He's not applying to my alma mater which is just as well since I have mixed feelings about my time there. Even now when I walk past I get the heebie-jeebies.
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On November 28th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC), pearlbeachlady commented:
You caved!

But I'm glad to hear it's working out for you.
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On November 28th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks! I just couldn't bear the thought of parting with all my accouterments.
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On November 28th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC), mokey4 commented:
Where is he applying? What kinds of programs?

My only regret about SAIS is the $500 or so I pay per month to my money lenders. It will be nice when I'm paying $1500 per month, mostly to Citibank!
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On November 28th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Public Policy programs at AU, UMD, GMU, and another school I don't remember. Boy, translating those transcripts are expensive! I can't wait til he has to fill out the FAFSA. Then we'll both have student loans. :/

(sorry about your cell phone. that was weird.)
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On November 29th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC), mokey4 replied:
Yes, very weird.

I've thought about doing the PhD program in public policy at UMD, because you can go part-time and it would count my credits from SAIS. And I could focus on an international-economic issue of my choice. But eh, I don't really want a PhD. If I go back to school it will be for an MBA or a JD. But I don't think so.
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On November 29th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Yeah, I don't think I could afford (time or money wise) to go back to school. LSE has a PhD program in gender and economics in three years but they won't count the SAIS degree.
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