I sort of forgot about the whole idea of paying for grad school. Now I’m left with a very slim chance of actually going to grad school next year because my parents aren’t paying for it, and I totally forgot about the fact that out-of-state tuition costs more than twice as much as for Washington residents.

So grad school might have to wait a year. I might move to Seattle, get a really cheap place to live, and work there for a year, making money and establishing residency. That way, school will easily be affordable.

The only problems are, will they let me defer my enrollment for an entire year, and will I still be interested in grad school after (hopefully) a year of work?

edit: I talked with my parents and we put some other ideas on the table. We all think it’s a good idea for me to move to Seattle to establish residency, but we were thinking that I wouldn’t defer my enrollment – rather, I’d start as a part-time student.

The deal is, establishing residency requires that I don’t take more than 6 credits a quarter. But fortunately, I have some undergraduate classes that I need to get out of the way before I can start my graduate-division classes… so maybe I can do a few of those during the year that I’m just living in Seattle, working.

Things aren’t looking too down – but I think the shock from having to pay for this entire thing myself hasn’t really settled in yet.

Put a post on the UW community, too.

Fanime housing change

Hey dudes, just checking in with y’all –

The original reservation I made was for a single with one king bed at $90 a night. I’ve been offered to upgrade that to $120 a night for a room with two doubles, and I believe I’ll be taking it. That means that for 6 people staying in the room per night, the cost is $20 a night, or $80 for the whole con – compared to $14/night and $60 for the whole con.

Seeing as we plan to have some events in this room and are also wondering how the hell we’re going to fit everyone’s stuff in, I am going to go for the upgrade. Hope this is fine with everyone – it’s still a steal, I think.

Livejournal Community.

Sometimes I wish there was a Livejournal-sponsored Livejournal Livejournal community. That’s grammatical.

That is, I wish there was an official community, created by Six Apart, for people who consider themselves part of the LJ community to join.

It would all go to hell, of course – something scattered with ads, drama, and totally weird shit – but sometimes I feel as if people who span across loads of different communities bump into each other a whole lot. A few people I see a lot are coolstring, evilgrins, jassa, and livezila who all have their own quirks but share something in common – they’re on LJ a lot.

The closest I’ve ever seen is randompictures, where, as the name implies, people post random pictures.
If only livejournal allowed comments, or lj wasn’t a system account. It might be pretty interesting to see an official, general community.