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Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Vespidae, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Thanks, all!

    It’s absolutely crazy to think that I joined y’all when I was still in college, scared and convinced I wouldn’t find anyone to be my friend in grad school and now I’m an actual adult with a husband and 6 weeks of clinicals between me and my MD.
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  2. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @shakespeer Would you be willing to share which cities? Totally understand if no.
  3. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete


    Minneapolis, Burlington, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Madison are our top 5 (not in that order). I also have 9 more programs I ranked and interviewed at, but those are what I’m most excited about.
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  4. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Bummer, none that I ever visit except Minneapolis.
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  5. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I also interviewed at places I will not rank so there’s that.
  6. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    A program director literally gave me a 4-minute speech about what my accent could be.

    I have a speech impediment. I work with kids, who are great at “you’re not the same as me,” so I have a little speech I give when people ask about my voice that lets them off the hook and doesn’t make anyone embarrassed.

    Still had to sit through 4 minutes of a dude being like “well, it could be Boston but maybe more New York?” when like, dude. Just told you it’s a speech impediment and my file, which you’re literally staring at, says I grew up in MN.

    Not ranking there.
  7. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I’m training myself to sleep on my back for neck and shoulder health (natural tummy sleeper) and it’s going horribly. I’ve bought two special pillows already and while I can stay on my back with decent results, I don’t sleep very soundly. I keeping waking up at the slightest noise or light, every 10-15 minutes or so.

    I’m handling it with my usual grace and aplomb. Last night I had a total meltdown because the eye mask I wanted was under the bed and I couldn’t reach it.
  8. deet

    deet Chicken

    @shakespeer sorry if this is a dumb question, I truly don't know what ranking means in this context?
  9. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    No worries.

    Basically, to decide where to be a resident you apply to a bunch of programs and interview there. You then make a list of where you want to go (your “rank list”). But that doesn’t mean you get your number one; each place you interviewed at is also ranking all their candidates. It all goes into a computer program and then they “match” you. Or don’t.
  10. deet

    deet Chicken

    Ah, I see, I missed where they're also ranking you. I hope you get one on your wish list!
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  11. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Omg it’s like sorority recruitment but with much higher stakes.
  12. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Thanks! Me too.
  13. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I'm a side sleeper and I had to do the same thing after my shoulder went funny during the summer. It's better now, but I still have to keep myself on my back to avoid recurrence. I basically sleep in a little fort with pillows and giant stuffed animals all strategically placed around to keep me in place.
  14. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    They'd be fools to not rank a cheese lover as their #1
  15. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Good luck Shakes! I hope you get your #1 choice.

    @HBC I’m a stomach sleeper also and have tried sleeping on my back and I just can’t. If I manage to fall asleep, I snore. Ryan is a back sleeper and I’m always like HOW??
  16. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

  17. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I don't know why I love this so much.

    Maybe because I yell it at drivers a few times a week.
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  18. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    It truly is delightful when toddlers are so excited about something we see as mundane.
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  19. deet

    deet Chicken

    So good news, because we were bitten by 2016 and 2017 taxes, I made every tax-advantaged move possible but still allowed us to keep the lights on at home and we both claimed Single & 0, we are getting a fuck ton of money back (I think I overcorrected.. but whatever.)

    This is more of a @Comet question. I thought I only made one contribution to my DFSA at my previous employer, but it was more. So I put like $5,200 in. I am reporting this via my returns, but is there something else I need to do?
  20. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    @deet were the contributions via payroll deductions or from after tax money? Either way the 2019 contribution limit was $5000 so you'll need to adjust if you went over that.
  21. deet

    deet Chicken

    Payroll deductions
  22. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Then all you need to do is adjust (increase) taxable income for any contributions over the $5k limit. Pretty sure most filing softwares will plug that in on line 8 of schedule 1. You shouldn't see anything entered on schedule 1, part II for your contributions because they were already taken into account on your W2.
  23. deet

    deet Chicken

    Okay, I will check. I was thinking so, since the deductions are reported on the W-2. I wake up in cold sweats thinking about being audited by the IRS for any little mistake. Thanks, friend :)
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  24. deet

    deet Chicken

    Okay, the saga continues. I am not a crazy person, and I know how benefits and tax limits work......... I only ever had $208.33 deposited in my DFSA at my last employer, I just looked. My W2 from that employer shows $416.66. If I deferred another $208.33, happy to pay the tax on it, but I would also like my fucking money, if that's the case.
  25. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Do you have or can you access your pay stubs to see what they show?

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