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Big Bone Lick park, KY
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Eh .. they do look nice. Expensive though ($750/month +electricity, furnished and shared). I can find places for way cheaper, and the 11 month lease is retarded.

Yeah, that's pretty pricey, you could get something a lot nicer overlooking the river valley on sask drive for comparable coin.
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Yeah, that's pretty pricey, you could get something a lot nicer overlooking the river valley on sask drive for comparable coin.
I hit up the student union housing registry .. and found a few places for like $250-350/month, all utilities included + cable/internet. At that price I don't care if my roommate is Robert Pickton, I'll manage for a year.
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I hit up the student union housing registry .. and found a few places for like $250-350/month, all utilities included + cable/internet. At that price I don't care if my roommate is Robert Pickton, I'll manage for a year.

Yeah man, if you're just looking for the cheapest possible that's your best bet. I've lived in several places around campus and paid 350-500ish depending on the place, but that usually covered everything..and some of the houses I lived in were very manageable (one was a brand new duplex that was just built...quite nice).
post #65 of 74
Win lotto, then you can go into work everyday just for a laugh.
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Win lotto, then you can go into work everyday just for a laugh.

Oddly enough just contributed my $5 for the weekly lotto draw group at work...come on fitty mil...if I win I'll buy everyone in this threak something nice!
post #67 of 74
Geez, all this talk about Canada and it's not even hockey season!
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Oddly enough just contributed my $5 for the weekly lotto draw group at work...come on fitty mil...if I win I'll buy everyone in this threak something nice!

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Oddly enough just contributed my $5 for the weekly lotto draw group at work...come on fitty mil...if I win I'll buy everyone in this threak something nice!
I'll take a few RLPL suits? SkinnyGoomba will tell you where to get them.
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I'll take a few RLPL suits? SkinnyGoomba will tell you where to get them.

10 is the maximum
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I just want everyone who is not aware yet that Regina, Canada is pronounced in a way that rhymes with Vagina. Yes, really.

I was having a pretty shitty day at work until I read this.
post #72 of 74
I start my first job out of college soon and the prospect of living to work depresses me. I don't understand how so many Americans do it. I envy some of the European countries, where they have tons more vacation time and life doesn't revolve around work.
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I start my first job out of college soon and the prospect of living to work depresses me. I don't understand how so many Americans do it. I envy some of the European countries, where they have tons more vacation time and life doesn't revolve around work.

It's even worse in Korea, alas, and in East Asia generally. Life is one long grind.

My perspective as a somewhat older guy is that even when you like what you do, it can get old because it becomes repetitive. There is a reason why we are paid to work, after all. I simply don't buy the "do what you love and the money will follow" line; many things that people love to do pay little or nothing, or constitute a "winner take all" market in which only a few talented and well-situated people actually make a living.

So: Find a kind of work you can tolerate reasonably well; change positions and/or companies every few years; and very importantly, carve out a large space outside work for your interests, civic involvements, friends, family. Do not vanish into your job as many do. If that means you do not become a Master of the Universe, accept that trade-off.
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So: Find a kind of work you can tolerate reasonably well; change positions and/or companies every few years; and very importantly, carve out a large space outside work for your interests, civic involvements, friends, family. Do not vanish into your job as many do. If that means you do not become a Master of the Universe, accept that trade-off.

Now that's some pretty solid advice. It's usually harder to get fired in white collar companies than you would think. Just do your job but treat it like a "work to live" situation instead.

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