Anyway I should really start my gear downsizing.
- 9,862 Posts. Joined 3/2011
- Location: Selected Ambient Hype 85 - 92
- Select All Posts By This User
Anyway I should really start my gear downsizing.
... is allergic to a LOT of sea food q.q
also good luck on the job hunt!
I'm also finishing up my Vali review atm so it should be live soon
Sounds good to me man! My step father did the same with me, he found a way to manage to get the toys he wanted and support me as well... he found a happy middle ground.
But non the less, it's always assumed family before headphones... or that's how it should be! Hence is why I'm buying all I can now xD in a few years I'll have more important things to spend my time and money on hopefully!
Or she can get a scholarship
I did it.
I finally did it.
I hit the "Order" button on the website for the Sony XB-910 for whatever it amounts to in USD. Pretty cheap, I think.
I think I'll receive them today and I think I'm going to let them be my work-headphones. Depending on how comfy they are. Since I listen mostly to hiphop nowadays, with a pinch of EDM, I think they'll suit me and my needs just fine. The Philips Fidelios (suggested by Mupps) were too expensive to just order without consulting my wife. These were cheap enough to just order without overthinking it.
Why I was overthinking it though, wasn't the price, but the question: "Really? Another set of headphones? Do I really need..?". I guess the answer was hidden within my curiousity.
so if she gets a schollarship you can siphon off her college fund and get a stax rig?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
She does seem to have decent grades; those sites are a good place to start --- I was actually able to net a surplus in tuition money for my first two years of college from scholarships I received, as some of them allowed for discretionary spending (basically, books, supplies, etc.) instead of specifying only for tuition. These scholarship programs are only for undergrad, however.
Medical schools usually require loans (at low interest --- banks know physicians can at least make payments back on student loans). The only time medical school tuition is fully subsidized is through MSTP (medical scientist training program), and those slots are very limited for dual-degree MD/Ph.D students that desire to go into clinical research, post-graduate training.
But those scholarships will help for undergrad at least, and will lessen your and her financial burden during those years.
Medical school is become more competitive these days, and on top of GPA and MCAT scores, she should probably show initiative in extracurricular activities; many pre-med students perform undergraduate research in a topic of their interest. For example, if she's interested in research on DM, then she should find a campus lab that does work related to DM. Most professors are receptive to undergraduates doing some kind of work, unless they're a super-intense lab that only trains grad students (rare, but they exist). There are also summer fellowships that students can apply for, where they write up a research proposal (that fits in with the theme of a certain lab) and for a summer they work on that specific project and give a poster presentation at the end. Sometimes, if the results are encouraging, some students might even get published. The fact of the matter is that medicine is very research-oriented these days (many give students options to take a research gap year, while some programs, such as Duke's, require students to take a research year) and merely organizing blood drives really isn't going to cut it for very competitive programs. Prospective students should have a good understanding of the institution of academic research prior to going into medical school.
On top of that, I'd recommend looking for shadow observerships/preceptorships, that allow students to enter the hospital and follow residents and attending physicians for a few weeks at a time. It gives students a preview of whether they'd be able to stomach the workload of medical practice.
That's why I mentioned that a lot can happen between now and med school. Priorities change, and interests change. After all, that's what college is for, to get all that sorted out. Medical school requires steady commitment and dedication that will extend lifelong.
To continue the tradition of posts that only Tom and I will pay attention to... I was looking over some business cards this morning, and came across one for the president of a planar magnetic headphone manufacturer. Not Audeze, the other one. Since I don't know the exact characters used in the founder's name, I just started randomly pronouncing combinations. Came up with some interesting meanings - like convenient, the opposite side, etc. - of which I'm sure none are correct. One involves the relaxation of certain muscles, but I won't repeat it here, and there's no way that could be correct. Anyway, happy non-sensical post everyone!
Everything's going to be ok.
Sometimes that's all that's needed...
And to jgray, if you are willing to carry that burden for as long as you want, then well, do it. But, but, wouldn't it be better to just face whatever consequences and let "both of your shoulders" be golden? (i.e. away with the burdens). Sometimes it's better to express yourself with "strangers". If you have access to psych services, please make use of them. Who knows? You're either drowning in a water cup, or if the problems are real and too much, a professional might be able to guide you! Either way, he/she'll tell you.