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Update

May 23, 2011

So I met a few more subletee candidates, all who were interested and not crazy. One of them even offered to pay more than my asking price. He was a summer associate at a NY law firm that pays him 3000 per week, my 1200 per month rent is less than what he makes in 3 days. More money would been nice, but I thought the best subletee would be the Yale Med student. Working on a fellowship at Sloan-Kettering, I imagine he won’t be in my room often. I gave him a chance to match the law student’s offer, and he did, so the apartment is his.

In other news, I started my online bar prep today. Today’s lectures were mainly about what to expect and general advice on how not to go crazy. I have 63 days til the most important exam of my life, so while I’m happy to be graduating, my relief is short lived. However, I look forward to moving back home to study for the bar. Home cooking, In N’ Out, and Mexican food.

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Subletting

May 18, 2011

Why am I subletting my room for the summer? I don’t have wealthy parents and I’m broke. It sounds bleak, but finding a subletter has been interesting. It’s like online/speed dating. I receive email inquires with a short description of themselves and what they’re looking for, and I email back those I’m interested in. I send photos of my room and a little about myself. Then I make appointments (dates) to show them around Stuytown and my apartment. I walk them out, and hope they’re interested. Some instantly want the apartment, others need to think about it, check out other options. I’ve been fun, a bit stressful, but a good stress. At least people are interested. With 5 more appointments on Friday, the following people seem interested:

  • Female NYU Business Major who doesn’t know what a personal reference is. Ditsy. You’re not getting the apartment.
  • Female BU 2L interested in public interest. Kind, one of the front runners.
  • Male Yale 2nd year Med student. Dorky, but looks responsible. Showed him the place via Skype. Also a front runner.
  • Female HBS graduate, Mckinsey, late move in. Volunteering with nonprofit. Currently in 1st place.
Up ahead are a few law students, finance people, and a start up founder. Hopefully no crazies.