Saturday, January 12, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I feel bad complaining about it...but I'm gonna do it anyway. Cause thats partially what the blog is for.
First, I just don't want to do it naymore. We didn't get the competition we were promised...so now we are stuck with a CON LAW problem. DO you knwo how much I HATE con law?
Second, I am going to be gone for more than 48 hours (more like 72 hours) with someone I barely know (althought admittedly he seems very nice).
Third, I will be traveling on a BUS for nearly 2 hours. (I don't really like busses). With my luggage.
At least its for credit--otherwise I don't think I would go.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
I heard that on the way back down here today....and it is definitely in my top 5 Christmas songs. Its just so happy and funny and you can just imagine how excited the kid would be to get the hippo.2 exams left--Bis Org fun tomorrow. I didn't like that class all semester...so hopefully it works out. Then my last exam on SATURDAY! What is that??? Saturday? The last Saturday of exams? Oh well, at least its almost over.Next semester I managed to scedule all of my classes on one day. ONE day! How sweet is that? Good luck finishing up your exams!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I just started my 24 hour Family Law exam...and I'm already blogging. Probably not a good thing.
But in good news.................I PASSED the MPRE. I am utterly shocked. I thought the exam was so freaking hard. But I actually passed by more than 30 points....so at least I don't have to take it again!
3 exams to go....then its Christmas Break! Good luck on exams!
Monday, November 12, 2007
We had out final trial for trial ad tonight. It actually went surprisingly well. 2 not guilty verdicts and 1 hung jury. Yay!
Now its just time to finally start the finals studying. I'm planning to tackle the hell that is Bus Org over Thanksgiving break. Does anyone understand what is going on in that class??
I'm excited to go home for the week...lots of good food and good people.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Who are you people who are all "oh the MPRE is so easy"??? That test was horrifically terrible. I literally was not sure of the answer on almost every question. And I studied! I went through the entire Bar-Bri book and did all of the practice exams. Although, I will admit that I dont think more studying would have helped. I knew what rule they were getting at with the question...but I had no idea which answer was the right one. My only solace is that every other person I talked to seemed equally shocked....and hopefully the scale will save me. Sigh.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
If you havent tried one yet--go out and get the new Caramel Pretzel Klondike bars. SO SO good. A delicious combination of sweet and salty.
On another note, a nasty cold is traveling around the law school...and I am a lucky recipient. When I was growing up my Mom just gave me pills to make me feel better...I nver really thought about what they were. Now I just usually default to Dayquil and Nyquil with Advil to help the aching. However, last winter I had such a bad runny nose that B went and asked the pharmacist for something to help--claritin is very useful for runny noses, even when they arent caused by allergies. However, last winter I accidentally took too many dayquils/nyquils/advils/and claritins in a desperate attempt to make myself feel better during a 15 day cold and woke up in the middle of the night dizzy and dryheaving.
We are entering the home stretch now. Thanksgiving break is in 2 and a half weeks...then its the slide into exams. Good luck!!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
I like to consider myself a fairly intelligent individual....and I really like movies....but I frequently don't "get" movies. I will miss major point....and not even feel lost.
For example, at the end of "The Sixth Sense" I looked over at B and said "that was good." He replied, "Did you get it?" and I'm like "get what?"
I had NO CLUE that Bruce Willis' character had been dead for the entire movie.
Today "The Game" is on with Michael Douglas. I have seen this movie numerous times....and I still don't get it. I do get that pretty much everything in the movie is one big game. But is every single person he meets involved in the game? and is every event staged? and is he really hallucinating?
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I love the part in "The Replacements" where Madden does a play-by-play of Falco's (Keanu Reeve's) kiss of the female lead. "Falco's going for it."
Edit: "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever."
"You've been given what every althlete dreams of: a second chance."
"Well, Falco, what do you want to do?
I want the ball.
Winners always do."
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Please go to this site and help donate a free mammogram. Breast cancer has tragically affected me and my family personally and I just implore you to help in any way you can. This is one free way to help.
Friday, October 05, 2007
I cannot believe how warm it still is. I'm not complaining...not at all. I'd take this kinda weather all year long. But I cannot remember in my entire life it being in the upper 80's in the beginning of October. Wonder what this means the winter will be like.
I'm nervous for next week. Very important call back interview to attend.
I seriously have an exam on the last possible exam day before Christmas break. On a SATURDAY. When I only have 3 exams. Ugh.
I watched Perfect Stranger last night. It was actually quite good. VERY good twist at the end. I didn't see that coming at all.
I also watched John Tucker must die. I actually thought it was a cute chick flick--but I didn't love the ending.
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I thought I would be past this now. I am a 3L. 3L is supposed to "bore" you to death. Am I bored? Yes. Am I still having days where the stress reduces me to tears...not just tears but huge sobbing crying jags.
I got turned down for another job today. And I have to sit through a 5 hour presentation on Friday on a subject that I am not even taking. And I want to get married. I really really want to get married. And I don't want to move three hours away from my family. And especially B. And I am suddenly jealous of the girls with the engagement rings, and the boyfriends in LS, and the plans to get married and move somewhere together.
And I realize that I am complaining while I have more options than some of those around me. And I feel guilty for that. And I know I am not entitled to anything.
Ok...done with the pity party.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
I ended up getting the Blockbuster subscription plan. and I have to say I like it. I don't watch an overwhelimg amount of movie...but so far enough to make it worth it. I also like that you can reserve movies that are currently in theaters. I always see previews for movies that I want to go see....and then end up never seeing them.
So far, here are a few of the movies I've rented and my reviews:
1. Music and Lyrics--surprisingly not a fan. The ending was ok...but the rest was pretty boring and somewhat trite. and I usually like chick flicks.
2. Rumor Has It--good, but fairly unrealistic. and I would not have taken her back. But Benjamin Bratt is cute.
3. Because I told you so--I actually really liked this one. I am a Mandy Moore fan and this one tugged at the heartstrings a little.
4. I have Perfect Stranger here waiting to be watched.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Random thoughts and observations on band aids:
1. Fabric band aids are so much better than the plastic ones. They stick much better and won't fall off. Down side? they leave that white gummy stuff behind.
2. band aids in general gross me out. especially in the pool. but sometimes they are necessary.
3. i peel band aids off slooooooowly. none of this rip it off quick stuff.
4. is there any point in wearing a band aid without neosporin?
I apparently need more excitement in my life.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I interviewed as a 1L for 2 summer clerkships. I got an offer for the summer from 1 of them--and worked there both first and second summers. Consequently, I totally missed OCI as a 2L.
I obviously had no idea what this entailed. I assumed I would get an offer from the firm I clerked at--and I did--but not exactly what I was hoping for. Sooo...I've started the interview process again. And wow--I had no idea how crazy it could be. The interviews are generally pretty similar (with one exception explained below). Go in, exchange pleasantries, tell a little about yourself, spend most of the time listening to them sell the firm to you. Its this part that I don't really understand. They don't really need to sell the firm to me...if I wasn't interested I wouldn't have applied with them. But hey, keeps me from having to fill the space with info about me. In general these interviews seemed to last 20-30 mins.
I also didn;t realize that you would often have to go to the "headquarters" even if you were applying to work at a satellite office. This is resulting in much much traveling at crazy hours. I NOT complaining--really. In fact, I'm quite excited about the whole thing. I guess I just wasn't preapred for all that OCI entails.
I did have one other interview that did not fit the mold. I interviewed with a district court judge. TOTALLY different. Many many more questions about myself. But, what I didn't realize was how many questions I would be expected to have and to pose. I clearly didn't have enough questions prepared and ended up having to struggle for questitons on the spot. Unfortunately, I woould have really liked to get the clerkship...but hopefully other good opportunities will arise.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
So this semester pretty much sucks. I know I know--I brought it on myself. I thought 3rd year was supposed to be smooth sailing. Unfortunately, its more like "i sorta want to stick this pen in my eyeball" sailing most of the time. Even the classes I'm interested in can't really shake me out of this funk. What it boils down to is that I just can't really get myself to care enough. I'm tired of reading cases. I know law school isn't really preparing me for the real world. I just want to know all the options I have and then just make a decision.
Next semester better be the "smooth sailing" I was promised. Too bad the moot court competition is in March.....
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
According to my schedule, I should have 2 classes tomorrow. In reality I have 2 classes cancelled tomorrow. And no class on Friday. Long weekend right???
Before I knew class was cancelled I scheduled an interview for the morning. Since I'm excited for the interview I'm still ok with that.
BUT--I have trial team practice at 5. 5 o'clock. On Thursday evening. Sigh--who makes these schedules?? At my school very few 2 and 3Ls have Friday classes this year. Who in the world wants to practice on Thursday evening??
Monday, September 10, 2007
Every once in a while I find a quote that speaks to me in some way. Today I found this quote:
"Death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship, which struggles on in the survivor’s mind towards some final resolution, some clear meaning, which it perhaps never finds.”
To the blogger who quoted it--it spoke to her about 9/11. To me--it is the essence of what I think I will always feel.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
So i decided to contact the career services yesterday. I'm not quite sure what I was thinking. I had been there exactly 2 times previously. This was to follow up on an email I sent to them last week that was never answered. at all. not even with a courtesy "hey i'm busy but i'll get back to ya.
So I'm standing there waiting and this kid walks up asking me where 2 specific career services ladies are. and I look at him and say "i don't know the differece between the ladies." He looks at me a little strangely, so i say--obviously I don't come here much.
He laughs and asks "So are you a 1L?". LOL--and I laugh--heartily. And I tell him, "No, I'm a 3L." and he looks kinda shocked.
So I guess after ignoring career services for nearly 3 years--they are now ignoring me.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Despite the fact that I have been reguraly complaining about the ridiciclous amount of work I have this semester--including the 4 credit course that is actually 6 hours a week (GRRR!) that doesn't seem to be enough.
Something in my crazy little mind thinks it might be a good idea to take one of these part time jobs that are offered regurarly throughout the school year by career services.
The job would allow me to do all of the work from home--with the exception of having to drive a half hour out of the way twice per week to pick up the assignments.
Now I have no interest in this position as a potential springboard into a permanant position. In fact, I have little interest in this area of law.
However--it does pay ten dollars per hour. Which is $10 more per hour than I am making now.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
When I was younger everyone in my state was a fan of the major state school. Ninety percent of my high school class went to the major state school. I on the other hand rebelled and went to the tiny private university. I always said I would never be a fan of the major state school. I thought they were loud and annoying and even a little obnoxious.
And then it came time to go to law school. and somehow I chose major state school. and apparently somewhere along the way I drank the Kool Aid. I think it was somewhere between the football and the basketball games that I was converted.
And now I have a football jersey. and too many t-shirts to count. and 5 baseball hats. But I knew I was a convert when yesterday I had stripes in our colors painted on my fingers and little decals put on my big toes.
I blame the Kool Aid.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I have 17 credit hours crammed into 4 day weeks this semester. By the end of last Thursday I was completely an totally beat--and thinking that this was a really bad idea.
BUT--having Fridays off is SWEET. It really kinda makes it all worth it.
Plus--this coming week is really nice. Off monday--and B is coming down for FIVE days!! Its like a vacation. I'm extremely excited.
I've been trying to find some things other than school to do this year--just to try to enjoy this year a little more. So far I have gone to 1 law school party (im not sure that will be repeated), bought and started a puzzle, and purchased and played Trivial Pursuit DVD edition and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. I highly reccommed Trivial Pursuit--and not Are You Smarter.
Additionally--while were talking about reccommendations--under no circumstances should you purchase a wireless router from Belkin. They repeatedly break down--and their customer service is quite simply terrible. Like "I cannot understand you at all" terrible. But if anyone knows of a good brand--I would appreciate a reccommendation!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
So I just had a quite delicious dinner. Homemade pepperoni loaf (homemade by B--not me--of course). A salad with lettuce, carrots, celery, cauliflower, strawberries, strawberry vinagrette, and salad seasonings. And a vanilla creme soda--my FAVORITE--(I only permit myself one per day).
All I can say is yum. We'll see if I can keep from eating a Nutty Buddy later.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
So its back to the grind. I was concerned that 17 credits may be too many--and now unfortunately at least 1 of my classes is proving to be an absolute bear. But we'll see how it goes.
In other news...I got an offer :) Although I thought I wouldn't even question accepting--I didn't exactly get what I wanted so now I'm not sure.
Fracture and Because I Told You So are on their way from Blockbuster.com--we'll see how I like the service.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
So I've decided that I want to sign up for one of these mail a movie services this year. The pricing plans seem similar--but you pay about a dollar extra to be able to exchange them at the Blockbuster stores. Is this extra dollar worth it? And which plans do you guys have? I'm leaning towards the 2 at a time/unlimited per month plan. I'm not sure how long it takes to get another movie when you return a movie though.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
So I saw "I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry" with Adam Sandler and Kevin James last night. And it was freaking HILARIOUS!!! Like pee your pants funny. There are just so many funny parts that I'm not sure I could even name them all. But I won't ruin it for those of you who haven't seen it yet- But--my reccommendation: GO SEE IT!!
Super fun vacation coming up this weekend--and I can't wait!! I'm talking sun, sand, sea, and tiny little bikinis with my man and my girls (and a few others).
Shopping trip and an overnight today!!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
So a couple weeks ago my brother calls me and tells me that he somehow has $800 extra dollars in his bank account that he has no idea where it came from. I warned him not to spend it because he would have to pay it back--and didn't think too much more about it.
Until....I got the letter from the bank telling me i overdrew my account. Turns out they deposited my money into my brother's account. To make matters worse...after they deposited the money into the wrong account...they then bounced a check I wrote for "insufficient funds". The account only had insufficient funds because they deposited the money into the wrong account.
Now--I've had my credit card declined twice and the credit card company has now informed me that I will be charged a returned check fee on my next statement.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I'm hanging out with the fam watching the All Star game. So far my Yanks are sucking it up and Bonds hit a pop fly in the first.
"Say Hey" Willie Mays was soooo cute! I just wanted to give him a hug :)
I'm excited to see the new show "Singing Bee" tonight--and "Don't Forget The Lyrics" tomorrow and Thursday.
Exciting weekend coming up :)
I'm trying out a new philosophy: not worrying so much. We'll see how that goes.
On a side note--reading all of the former 3L's blogs makes me feel a little ill about this time next year. (So much for the worrying thing ;)
Good luck to those about to take the Bar!
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
I actually woke up thinking about one of my assignments at 5 til 6 this morning. Sigh.
Fourth of July on Wednesday??? YUCK.
I may grow an ulcer over the next month as I wait to find out if I'm going to have a job next year.
I hope to have a downpayment on a house by this time next year--and be looking for a house to buy.
I'm such a fan of Hell's Kitchen--love it. Although I could never be on the show.
Summer is halfway over--wow!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
In response to Nick's last comment...I'm actually not much of a drinker at all. Once in a long while I will have a drink...mostly if its a social situation where it would just be appropriate to have a drink or two.
I don't even really like bars...although I occassionally go to hang out with my girlfreinds. When I do drink....its usually a Bud Light in a bottle or some fruity concoction ordered by a friend that I don't know the name of. :)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Its hard to choose the best part of summer. I love the warm weather, the clothes you can wear, the pool, etc.
In fact, there is very little that I dont like about summer...except maybe the bugs. I dont like the bugs. and maybe being inside when I KNOW its gorgeous outside.
but the best part of summer may be that I can go home at night and not be plagued with the thoughts of what i have to get done that night for tomorrow. no homework, no meetings. i can just shut down in the evening and take a walk or exercise or do anything i want.
Here't to summer
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I know everyone always says things have been crazy when they have been neglectful in updating but.....things have been crazy. Crazy...but good.
I've been traveling ALOT...I've been averaging about 2 nights a week, but I was actually gone this whole week. There is just nothing like sleeping in your own bed. Work is busy but good...I've learned a few new things this year that I'm actually kind of excited about.
I have a crazy weekend coming up....helping a friend move Friday and then working my part time job Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully we can squeeze in an Olive Garden trip...Im craving the new shrimp and crab dish.
In other news....a good friend just dumped a load of news on my plate that I have no idea how to process. What do you do when someone tells you something that, if true, makes you realize you may not know one of your good friends at all?
Hope you all are having a good summer!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wedding Bells are ringing...and the invitations are pouring in. Apparently the thing to do this summer is to get married on 7/7/07. B is trying to manipulate our arrival times so that we can make it to both dinners. lol. In fact, he didn't want to go at all until he read the dinner options for the first wedding of the night.
I had just gotten used to the idea of people my age getting married.....and one or two has even started having BABIES (I cannot even imagine). But now people YOUNGER than me are starting to get married in mass numbers. It seems like every weekend I see couples in the paper with high school graduation years later and later than 2001. I still feel shocked every time I see a couple who graduated in 2005 getting married. Thats FOUR years after I graduated high school!
But best wishes to all of you out there getting married. (especially Nick ;)
Monday, May 28, 2007
Wow! Nick is right...I haven't updated forever. I didn't have internet for a week--we finally switched to Comcast internet at my Dad's. Did ya'll know about these things called wireless routers? Where have I been and WHY didn't I have one of these before now? I'm now free to roam about the house without connection to any wires. YAY!! The Comcast man actually laughed at me when I told him I didn't know what they were. I eve bought one for the apartment. However--it was really hard to hook up at home--so im hoping for less difficulty come August.
Work is good--busy with a LOT of traveling. (Boo to traveling). But its good--and I will never complain about having a job--I feel VERY lucky. and of course I can't wait for the first payday!! :)
Hope all is well with my bloggy friends--and I will update more now that I am officially wireless!!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Summer has officially started...and I'm loving it.
That said...I didn't do much of what I had planned for the one week I had before I start work. I wanted to got to the zoo, a baseball game, shopping, and to a movie.
I went shopping. (however this did produce 2 cute pairs of shoes, 2 great bags, and a few work outfits :))
One major snafu that I didn't forsee was getting sick. As in stomach flu, 24 hours of just shoot me sick. Lovely.
But I'm not complaining cause....I LOVE SUMMER!!!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Yesterday I went to the law school for the first time ever without a stitch of makeup on. I'm not super prissy--I just don't really feel comfortable without some makeup. I think this extends from a childhood filled with unbelieveably bad acne. I did hide under a baseball hat though:)
My mad dash to school was provoked when I read the online practice exam...and realized I couldn't answer...couldn't think of the way to even START...two of the four essay questions. My drive proved to be fruitless because no additional exams were available. Besides...it turns out I think I was just psyching myself out and not reading the questions properly.
I took the exam today...and somhow failed to mention INJUNCTION or CHANCELLOR"S DISCRETION on my REMEDIES exam. sigh. Hopefully it still goes ok.
Today was my first experience with the online exam software. I like the fact that I seemed to have somewhat more time and that my hand wasn't killing me. However, it did seem to add some stress as I was worried about the exam. Minus some post exam stress about the fact that I couldn't get the exam to upload...all in all it was ok.
Last night I realized my night vision is TERRIBLE--I almost wrecked three times! Is there some remedy for this??
Finally, best line of Grey's tonight..."the VIPenis".
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
So I've always been tempted by the reality shows. I watched Survivor for a couple seasons, The Apprentice for a Season, and I still watch America's Next Top Model.
But...Bravo has me hooked. It started with Project Runway...then Top Chef...then Top Design. Now I actually find myself watching Shear Genius!! (I'm rooting for Tabitha)
"See you later decorator" "Make It Work"
Thursday, April 12, 2007
I eat some things in strange ways.
1. I like Frosted Mini Wheats in the evening--especially with hot chocolate. BUT--I like them up and eat them in order from least frosting to most.
2. I take apart Kit-Kats and eat them piece be piece---as in each of the 5 sections divided into 5 sections.
3. When we were kids, whn my brother and i would have meat, mashed potatoes, and another vegetable for dinner, we would mix them into one big slop on the plate and then eat it. (Fortunately for my social skills i qiut doing this ;)
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
So, once again we are enjoying the thrill that is scheduling for next semester.
I have determined that there are 9 classes left that i need/want to take:
1. Family Law
2. Trial Advocacy
3. Pre-Trial Litigation
4. Employment Law
5. Sales & Secured Transactions
6. Crim Pro.
7. 1 Seminar
8. 1 Perspective
now theres nothing I can do about the seminar, the perspective, or trial ad.
Of the classes left, i really want to take employment, and pre trial litigation.
that leaves family law, crim pro, and sales & secured transactions.
I feel like I need to take all three of these for the bar. Of the 3, I am most interested in family law (although Im really not that interested in any of them).
Problem: if i take all of these classes, I will have 3 credits over the amount required for graduation. So....do I take all of them? Can i forget about one of the 3 im not really interested in?
Monday, April 09, 2007
So do I kill myself next semester with 17 credits (including Trial Advocacy and a Seminar) plus Moot Court in order to have a SWEET 2nd semester as a 3L...or just save the seminar for 2nd semester (if I take it fist semester I will only need 9 credits to graduate...otherwise I will need 12)?
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
I linked to this post because it reminded me of being a lifeguard the summers I was in high school. I cannot tell you how many times I cleaned up feces...both in and out of the bathroom....those summers. Poop in the pool...poop on the ground...it was all gross. And somehow none of the parents thought to do it themselves. Furthermore, my boss did not consider asking them to do it. Now Im not saying that the waitstaff should have had to clean up the puke....Im just glad that there are some employers out there who stand up for thier employees' health.
The worst incident was when a handicapped man couldn't make it....lets just say i needed a hose....
So Spring Break is officially over...and we have begun the slide into exams...and SUMMER!!
Break was wonderful...although I may have preferred to just have class and get out a week earlier. I slept a lot...did almost none of the work I planned to do...and had a good time.
I went on a shopping spree...4 new pairs of shoes!!
I did like 3 days of yard work....which may be more than i usually do in a YEAR.
We had a fire...and made SMORES!!!
I want B to do an Easter Egg hunt for me this weekend. Think he will come through?? :)
We still don't have the class schedule for next semester...could we get on this??
My last exam is on SATURDAY!! Can u say SHITTY???
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The forecast for yesterday was "abundant sunshine." and to be honest...that just put me in a good mood allll day. B and I even went for a walk last night. I'm currently sitting here with the door open just letting in all the beautiful weather. I love summer....and I can feel it just arond the corner. If you can't tell...I have a SEVERE case of SPRING FEVER!!
Also, I'm beginning to appreciate the value of having one of the latest Spring Breaks. In undergrad, we once had spring break in February....and it SNOWED. Looks like this spring break should be beautiful....even though I'm not spending it relaxing on the beach in the Caribbean like some of my classmates.
Enjoy the beautiful weather!!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Thanks to all of you for the advice. I think I have a fairly valid excuse...the wedding is in the middle of exams. However, your advice has really made me think maybe I better at least take some time to reconsider. The person getting married is my cousin...and we aren't close at all...but I will admit it could lead to some family problems (even though I'm not close to any of them anymore). But I really do appreciate the advice and I will let you know what happens.
In other news...
I saw The Departed on DVD...and I just couldn't get into it. I thought the actors were great. But it was SO VIOLENT!! and the ending just killed it for me. BUT Matt Damon is HOTT!!! wow...maybe even cuter than in The Bourne Identity/Supremacy.
I also saw The Guardian---and it was SO GOOD!! Really--see it. Both Kevin Costner and Ashton looked hot in that movie. and I really liked the storyline.
Finally, I saw Employee of the Month with Jessica Simpson. Only watch this if u are looking for absolutely mindless entertainment!!
Monday, March 05, 2007
What do you guys think about turning down a relative's request to be in his or her wedding? Can you politely refuse...or does etiquette require you to agree?
What if this is his or her second wedding and you were in the first wedding?
What if you know the relative has bad mouthed your boyfriend behind your back...repeatedly?
What do you think? Thanks!
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
So despite being a brat over the fact that we had to celebrate Valentine's Day a week late...it was wonderful. We went to dinner...and this man sitting next to us talked SO LOUD for the entire meal....and B of course could not help making me laugh about it....so I was nearly in tears by the time we left.
We exchanged gifts....and mine was TERIFFIC :) :)
But best of all...when he left...he left me the sweetest note ever. and I have to tell you...I may have liked the note best of all.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
So I get Sports Illustrated. Not for B, not for my Dad, and not for my brother. For me. Cause I like it. (I also happen to like SportsCenter.) BUT...I don't love getting the swimsuit issue. Cause I need the self esteem boost that looking at perfectly airbrushed women in bikinis...(or less)....in the middle of winter gives me. But I digress.
So I'm flipping through the issue....and I come to the Burt Reynolds ad from Direct TV. and he's NAKED...in his hairy gloriness....with his hand between his legs. Now I'm not one to judge body hair....but whoa. I could have used a little warning. and somehow I'm sure the guys "reading" this issue loved it too.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Isn't one of the advantages of having a long term steady boyfriend that you never have to spend Valentine's Day alone?? Now I know that I could go out with my friends....but thats just somehow not the point. He's supposed to be here...and take me to dinner...and bring a gift. Or at the very least just be here so I don't have to sleep alone on Valentine's Day.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
So after a brief, but intense, illness during whihc I accidentally overmedicated myself and was forced to endure a night of chills, shaking, sweating, and dryheaving I am left with a very annoying and sometimes painful cough.
So my question is...and there probably is some good answer to this that I don't know...but why can't manufacturers make a cough drop that WORKS and doesn't taste like A$$????
In my experience, Halls cough drops seem to be the most effective at suppressing coughing...but they taste AWFUL.
The best tasting cough drops seem to be Ludens...but they are completely ineffective at stopping the cough.
Does anyone know of a happy medium that will stop my cough and not offend my tongue so much?
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
If you haven't noticed...I've been missing in action for a brief period. This is mostly due to the fact that B came to visit me for 2 weeks, I have 2 weeks to finish my brief, and I seem to have contracted the Ebola virus.
Normal posting will resume soon.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
So I'm joining the bandwagon and doing the "5 Things You Don't Know about Me Post"
4 of these are true...and 1 is not...do you know which is the lie?
1. I don't like steak, pop, chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, or Asian food.
2. I broke my nose and dislocated my jaw in high school.
3. I have eaten Play-Doh.
4. I tried out for American Idol.
5. I attended 17 years of Catholic School.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
1. American Legal History--the Prof babbles incoherently about copious random facts that he knows about history along with historical books and movies he likes...without ever coming anywhere near the 200 pages of reading assigned in the 4 classes we have had so far. Additionally, he is the type of Prof that wants to see the crap he babbles about on the exams. This should be fun.
2. Torts II--a fav this semester. The Prof tells it like it is--straight up in your face. He pulls no punches and doesn't even pretend to hide the ball. My kinda class--although the exams can be difficult and misleading.
3. Alternative Dipute Resolution--a real touchy-feely kinda class. We talk for days and days about what we "think" about the ADR process. It would be really helpful if we could talk more about procedure and less about random people's opinions. However...the Prof is SUPER nice.
4. Remedies--LOVE the style of the class. The Prof assigns cases...and then helps pull out the the important points from the cases. The Prof is super enthusiastic and passionate about law and is extrmely organized. However--the class has a TON of 3Ls in it and I sit between 2 3L guys that I don't know. Additionally, one of the guys next to me fidgets CONSTANTLY.
5. Labor Law--a last minute transfer...and looking like a good decision. I'm interested in the subject matter, the Prof is SUPER excited and anxious to help us any way she can, and the class is small.
Moot Court--driving me CRAZY. I just don't have enough time to get everything finished.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
because they get right to the heart of things and find ways to verbally express things I've felt for years...but could never find just the right words. When George's Dad died, he told Christina "I don't know how to live in a world without my Dad." and she responded "that never really changes."
I have felt that way for years...and I realize its never really going to go away.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
We finally got our grades today...and I didnt fail the class I thought I failed. and my Dad and B got to tell me "I told you so" after I drove them crazy obsessing over it all during break. Good thing they love me!!
In other good news....I made the Moot Court team :) I'm pretty excited...although it reminds me of that quote that its like winning a cake eating contest...and the reward is more cake!! But Im still kinda happy/excited.
And on an entirely different note...have you seen the Volvo commercial with the little girl in the back seat talking nonstop to her Dad? That was so me when I was little (and perhaps even now....although I no longer ride in a safety seat;) That commercial makes me smile everytime I see it.
Friday, January 12, 2007
1. Who are these people who are all like "i want snow. where's the snow?" Are you happy now? These people must have garages...because somehow when I'm outside freezing my butt off while i scrape my car windows at 8 in the morning Im not loving the snow.
2. Perhaps this is childish and petty....and I think it probably is....but I am somehow a little hurt that the person i consider to be my "best" friend at school chose not to sit next to me in the only class we have together. :(
3. We have ZERO grades out. Based on reading others' blogs we must be one of the last ones. Not that I really want to see my grades...but thats beside the point.
4. Thanks to all of those who offered advice on my schedule....I decided to drop Admin and take Labor Law...and so far i think it was the right decision.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
After a month of flip flopping back and forth and being completely unable to decide which classes to take this semester I have finally settled on:
American Legal History
Alternative Dispute Resolution
The problem is the Administrative Law class. I thought I might like this class...and it has the added advantage of having 2 friends in it. However, I went to the class today and it was soooo boing. I could live with boring, but then I got on the class website and it also looks HARD. It is a closed book in class exam on which we are responsible for the book, a shit load of supplemental material, statutes, in class discussion material, and CALI lessons.
I am considering dropping Admin and taking Labor Law instead. However, the problem with that class is that it is taught by a just hired new teacher. That would make us her guniea pigs. Additionally, there are only 8 people in the class (including me). Finally, I can't find the class website so I can't even check it out on there. However, on the bright side, that class didnt meet today so I havent really missed anything.
Any thoughts or advice?
Friday, January 05, 2007
Everyone told me over and over that law school gets fo much easier after first year. While I admit that last semester seemed less stressful while it was going on....I not seem to be more stressed out than ever. I am absolutely petrified to get my grades, I'm stressed out over my schedule, and I'm worried about summer jobs again. AND....I REALLY don't want to go back to class on Monday.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
So I had my 24th birthday last week. Although it tends to be a down day for me...this one was ok. I worked for a couple hours and then went to Olive Garden for dinner. (try the stuffed mushroom appetizer--its delicious!!)
I also got a couple gifts...sweatpants, t-shirt, PJs, a puzzle, car charger, 2 stuffed pigs, gift card, dominoes, pink playing cards, money, and a new striped Coach bag. So all in all not too shabby ;)
Hope u all are having a good break!! :)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I'm finfished with finals...thankfully. This was an EXTREMELY stressful finals period. I have to wonder...exactly what is the usefulness of law profs giving multiple choice exams? Isn't a very inportant future lawyer skill to be able to analyze issues and write about them in a cohesive, thorough, and undrestandable manner?
But hey...what do I know. In other thoughts....I really need to get on the move with my Christmas shopping. However, I tend not to get in the Christmas mood until after this weekend.
Have a wonderful break
Thursday, December 07, 2006
So my multiple choice exam on Tuesday from the Prof that everyone claims is SOOOO easy?
I may have failed. and yes...I am the type to spaz out...but really...i may have failed.
Do I quit law school if I fail this class? No one is going to hire me even if I stay and graduate if I have an F on my transcript.
Not a happy camper right now.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
I know people are split on the helpfulness of the Law in a Flash flashcards...but I happen to like them. They keep my attention and I like the little fact patterns.
To that end....I will share some of the more amusing ones with you...for your amusement and Evidence learning :)
P.S.--i will continue to update these as i come across the funny ones :)
1. In Pothead's drug smuggling trial, the prosecution seeks to introduce the expert testimony of Dr. Mary Juana, who will testify that marijuana causes psychosis in labratory mice. What should be the basis of Pothead's objection to Juana's testimony?
Saturday, December 02, 2006
So another old friend is officially engaged. While I am happy for her...I can't help but be a bit jealous. Its not because she is marrying a future doctor....and I'm guessing probably will not work when they are settled....its because deep down I know I want to get married.
Although I tell everyone who asks that we are not ready yet...we really are. Its just the timing and the circumstances that are off. I don't really see a point in getting married when we cannot lie in the same city for over a year and I obviously am not anywhere near financially stable right now.
But if the circumstances were different...from an emotional standpoint...we are ready to get married. We've been together for 7 years...I know the things about him that annoy me...and the things about me that annoy him....and we're fine with both.
But since we are looking at at least 2.5 more years...I guess we should enjoy the land of limbo while it lasts.
Monday, November 27, 2006
So I am totally intrigued by this show. I only caught a few episodes of the 1st season when it was on...but over Thanksgiving break they reran the season...and I am hooked. My favorite couple from last season was Richard and Mindi...but they lost in the finals to Chuck and Caitilin. I just saw the previews for the next season (no...not procrastinating...I WAS outlining while I watched ;) and I am excited. However, I think they should do a season where the guy is the "beauty" and the girl is the geek.
Additionally, in the casting call they asked one girl what the square root of 100 is. She answered 5.....I'm guessing this isn't right....but what the hell is the answer? 10?
I generally don't cook much...mostly because I don't like the taste of most of my cooking. However, because I really don't want to study...I feel compelled to make a full dinner for myself. Consequently, I am having leftover ravioli, homemade mashed potatoes, diced tomatoes, and rice for dinner tonight. (Did I mention I also like strange combinations of food?)
Good luck to all of you with your finals...and your procrastination techniques!!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
I am part of a group in which of about 100 persons, 3 are women. One of those women is not really involved...she is pretty much taking a leave of absence for a while. The other female is decidedly quite masculine. So that leaves me. I wear makeup, i fix my hair, i wear cute outfits, and I like high heels. I am also one of the youngest members of the group.
So...the question is....do I try to fit in? or do I keep my girly ways and continue to be the "different" one?
Monday, November 13, 2006
So its 11:10....and I am sitting here watching Laguna Beach reruns waiting for midnight to get here so I can register for classes. Why exactly do we need to register at 12? I have absolutely no idea. What would be wrong with registering at 11? or even 10? Do all schools do this?
While I'm on a registration rant...at this point...49 minutes before the 2Ls register....5 classes are officially closed....and 2 of the other classes I wanted have 25 and 5 seats left respectively. Shouldn't that suggest to the administration that more sections/more seats per class are needed? Are 2Ls just supposed to take random shit classes and fill in requirements 3rd year? And why didn't the 3Ls take these classes last year?
Sigh. Back to waiting.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
So I used to like spider solitaire alot in undergrad (not in class...we werent allowed to have laptops in class then :)
Additionally, because I had so many terrible headaches last year, I decided to try using paper notes this year...and it worked because the headaches are gone. So anyway, I've been seeing a lot of people playing in class lately...and I wanted to play again...but I havent had time because of the oral argument.
Well....since I finished my argument today...I decided to start up a game. Of course...I got sucked into its lure and spent pretty much the whole day playing. But finally....I won a game (hey I never claimed to be GOOD at it ;)
Whats your favorite time wasting game?
Sigh of relief. The App Ad Oral argument is over!!! I walked out feeling like it had gone terribly...but when we went back in for comments it seems it did not go so bad at all.
So I'm enjoying a day of relief...at least until I need to start on those pesky outlines.....
Monday, November 06, 2006
For years since my Mom died I have searched for ways to feel connected to her. Sometimes its wearing her old clothes, sometimes its finding new ways to support breast cancer awareness, sometimes its hearing an old song......the list goes on and on.
But every once in a while....a moment sneaks up on you and takes you to another place in time....
I have searched in vain for any of my Mom's perfumes. That lovely scent that takes me back to a little girl sitting in the bathroom watching her Mom getting ready to go out with her Dad....and being amazed at how pretty she looked and how I hoped I could one day be so grown up and pretty. And then she would spray on the perfume.....that scent of beauty and love....and just HER.......
Today I found the perfume.....and it took me back............
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Its nice to live in an area where I rarely feel the need for locked doors. I almost never lock my apartment door during the day...and I have little hesitation about leaving it unlocked at night when necessary. For example, when my brother came to visit last weekend and stayed out til 4 with his girlfriend...I simply left the door open and went to bed. I even leave my car unlocked in front of the apartment once in a while. Its just nice to feel safe, ya know?
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
So does anyone else feel an overwhelming need to scream "WHORE" when Miss Lila Garrity appears onscreen?
and in the final moments of the game when the player was forced out of bounds....the announcer said "the clock will stop while they move the chains". Um....the clock stops anyway when you get out of bounds......
Saturday, October 28, 2006
So I've seen all of you blogging about how haloween is just an excuse for girls to dress slutty. While I didn't disagree that that seems to be the current trend...I thought it could be easily avoided.
J and I went to numerous stores selling haloween costumes...and I couldn't find a single non-slutty female costume. I really wanted to be a cartoon character....such as Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet...etc. No such luck. I'm disappointed....and boycotting the law school haloween party tonight.
I think I'm getting old.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
You said the way my blue eyes shined,Put those Georgia stars to shame that night.I said: "That's a lie."Just a boy in a Chevy truck,That had a tendency of gettin' stuck,On backroads at night.An' I was right there beside him all summer long.An' then the time we woke up to find that summer'd gone.
But when you think: Tim McGraw,I hope you think my favorite song.The one we danced to all night long: The moon like a spotlight on the lake.When you think happiness,I hope you think: "That little black dress."Think of my head on your chest,An' my old faded blue jeans.When you think Tim McGraw, I hope you think of me.
Above are the lyrics from the new Taylor Swift country song "Tim McGraw." I am a big fan of this song....I like the way it sounds...and the memories it evokes for me.
I posted before about songs that take me back....and even though this song is new...it too takes me back to another place in time.
"Just a boy in a Chevy truck, that had a tendency of getting stuck, on backroads at night. And I was right there beside him all summer long." This lyrick takes me to the summer between junior and senior years of high school when I would ride around with B being totally young and in love.
When you think happiness, I hope you think: That little black dress. Think of my head on your chest." This takes me back to sophmore homecoming with my first love. My little black dress....and the excitement of your first experience with love.
Even if you don't like country....it really is a great song.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Suddenly, I feel end of the semester stress setting in. My App Ad brief is due this week, I have not yet started outlining, and I just found out that I have two sets of back to back exams. Fun.
There is still 7 weeks remaining in the semester (including 2 exam weeks) and I am not ready yet.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I've read quite a few blog posts by 2 and 3Ls complaining about 1Ls who push to get into the room before all of the students are out. While I agree with this for the most part, at least while there are still a lot of students left in the room....I have a complaint from a different perspective.
My evidence class meets at 10....which is 15 minutes after the 9:45 1L class ends. Despite waiting for most of those 15 minutes for the 1Ls to clear out of the room...invariably I still have to wait at the end of the row while the stragglers who feel they must leave their stuff in their seats while they pester the Professor with another super important question that HAS to be answered RIGHT NOW. I mean...come on. If you really need to ask...follow the poor man to his office and hound him there. Just get your crap out of the row...K? Thanks.
Monday, October 16, 2006
I am an absolute tv junkie. I almost always have it on when I am home...and I get cranky when I miss my favorite shows.
So I thought I would share my current favs:
Law & Order
Criminal Intent (more when Mr. Big is on)
America's Next Top Model
Deal or No Deal
Yes...my name is PrettyLawChick...and I am a tv addict.
1. I forgot Friday Night Lights!!
2. Thanks to my addiction I now have the words "Pretty Lady Number...." BURNED into my brain for the night
Sunday, October 15, 2006
So I added a new link to my blogroll...please welcome Really Legally Blonde. I find this blog interesting because its author is in law school in the UK. I actually haven't read too many blogs from outside the US...and its interesting to see a different perspective and a different system. (Its also interesting to see their thoughts on US students as well ;)
So check her out sometime :)
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
I have arrived as a blogger....I have officially been linked by Barely Legal. ;)
(Its that damn sarcasm that gets me in trouble every time....:)
If you scroll back to my very first post...you will see that I happen to mention that blog in that post. Barely Legal was the first blog that I started reading regularly...which eventually led to the birth of this blog. :)
So thanks Mike! :)
Monday, October 09, 2006
So the draft for available classes for next semester....and of course there are too many classes I want to take at different times.
So its looking like I may have 5 hours of class on Monday, 4 on Tues & Thurs, 5 on Wed, and 2 on Friday. Hmmmm...now that I write that out...it looks even worse than I originally thought.
Plus, that would mean excluding such classes as Business Torts, Torts II, Criminal Procedure, and Worker's Comp., and Business Orgs.
However, I will be taking Sales & secured Transactions, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Remedies, Trial Advocacy, and Pre-Trial Litigation.
The problem is.....I'm not totally sure what I would like to do at this point. I think I would like litigation...but really....I think I would be happy doing almost any kind of legal work. So that creates a dilemma....what classes should I take? What do I really need to take? and how do I answer the perpetual question: "What kind of law do you want to practice?"
Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated
Update: Trial Ad. is 9 hours per week for 4 credits....worth it???? Need it????
So after a rash of recent weddings of people I went to school with....and news of other couples moving in together....and people moving out of our hometown beginning new lives in new cities....I officially feel stuck.
While I hope this will be worth it in the end...and its only 1 and 3/4 more years (maybe a little less now....) I sometimes feel like things are on hold. And they are.
I want to wear the pretty white dress and marry the person I love. I want to get my own little place and decorate it. I want a new car (not a NEW car...just another car.... that doesnt have 100K miles on it). I dont want children....yet. I want a regular paycheck and no more debt.
I want to wake up with B....go to sleep with him....and eat his home cooking.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
I have heard conflicting opinions about used books/writing in books. Me personally? I would choose the book with notes in the margins everytime. Although I will admit that sometimes its embarassing to get the used book from the person who was apparently still highlighter obsessed...even as a 2 or 3L.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Remember those descriptions people used to put on thier away messages about "Compulsive Away Message Checkers"? Those people who would check the away message of every person on thier buddy list at least 15 times a day?
I think this applies quite well to blog checking. Some people become obsessed with blog checking...they must be one of the first to know what every person on thier Looooooooooooong blog list has noted. This is facilitated much more easily when they have equipped their lists with the "updated" note next to the blog name...so that they will know immediately when someone has made an update.
Do I fall into this category? Well let me just ask....does any one want to share with me how to add the little "updated" note next to my blog names?
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
So I was watching Cash Cab today on TV...(I'm a fan of the show). The answer to one of the questions was liderhosen....the german pants.
This reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite corny movies..."I think she got caught in his liderhosen!"
Any idea what the movie is?
So I am fed up with doctors. Here's a hint...most patients did not go to med school. If we did, we probably wouldn't be coming to see you or calling you. Why must you act like I am an idiot for not understanding the technical terms you are throwing at me? and why must you act like you are much too busy to answer the questions that I do have?
And is it really that hard to believe that I might be a little concerned (well ok completely SPASTIC) when you start throwing around the CANCER word?!?
So I am fed up with doctors. Here's a hint...most patients did not go to med school. If we did, we probably wouldn't be coming to see you or calling you. Why must you act like I am an idiot for not understanding the technical terms you are throwing at me? and why must you act like you are much too busy to answer the questions that I do have?
And is it really that hard to believe that I might be a little concerned (well ok completely SPASTIC) when you start throwing around the CANCER word?!?
Monday, September 11, 2006
Why exactly would a gynecologist who knows her patient's mother died of cancer have her staff call to tell her something was wrong with her test results...and then when the patient calls in to find out the results the staff tells her she needs to call back later when someone is available to relay the results?!?
Sunday, September 10, 2006
I was driving in the car with B as we stopped in traffic on a hill next to a beauty/well body shop. He is absorbed in reading the long list of services offered at the shop when he looks at me and says, "What is PILOTS"? i was confused until I looked at the sign and realized he meant "PILATES".
I nearly peed my pants laughing. :)
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I have found it difficult lately as I have watched many of my friends get married and get "real" jobs and start their lives as independent adults. While I hope this will be all worth it in 2 years...at the moment I feel a little left behind.
I'm happy for them...but I guess I'm a little jealous too. I don't want to see B once a week....I want to come home with him every night. I want to count on a consistent paycheck....instead of counting the financial aid pennies that are quickly accumulating dollars in interest.
I guess thats my rant for the day.
Monday, September 04, 2006
So I thought I would be past the breakdowns this year...but apparently not. I called home crying earlier this week....somehow I just felt overwhelmed at the idea of being stuck here doing this for 16 (now 15) more weeks. But my terrific family and bf clamed me down and made me feel better.
So for the past 2 days I've been super motivated. I've completed most of the reasearch for my AppAd paper and a huge chunk of the reading for the week. Although I know this won't last...Im willing to ride the wave til it crashes.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
I saw a commercial recently for a show entitled something like "The Dr. Keith Adler Show."
The premise of the show is that he gives unique advice....he's a psychologist...or psychiatrist or something.
Anyway, the interesting part of the preview was when he gave advice on sex. He said, "you wouldn't tell your daughter to marry the guy she has the best sex with, would you?"
I think that is so interesting. I had never thought about it that way before....and it kinda made me think.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Thats about how I felt last year at this time. After the first week of law school I felt completely overwhelmed, lost, and sure I was going to flunk out.
However, I don't seem to be getting that vibe from any of the 1Ls I've encountered this year...both in person and in blawgs.
I'm not sure if maybe I was just much more naieve and nervous than this year's class..or they are just much smarter and more prepared than I was.
I have repeatedly heard the words..."this seems easy" which I guess quite honestly I find kinda shocking.
But hey....good for you guys...and congrats on finishing your first week. :)
Monday, August 28, 2006
For the females out there reading this...or I suppose this could apply to some guys...but not likely:
Has anyone tried the website "bagborrowsteal.com"? Its a site where you pay a monthly fee to borrow designer bags. Has anyone tried this? Liked it? Hated it?
Let me know...I wouldn't mind finding a cheaper way to feed my bag obsession. Thanks!
Thursday, August 24, 2006
So I started thinking about all of the crushes and boyfriends along the way that have helped me get to where I am now.
A was my first crush....the little boy down the street whose brother was best friends with my brother. We used to sit under the tree and play "20 Questions" about who we liked.
L was the older boy further down the street. His brother was also friends with my brother. He was super tall....and super cute. And looked at me as a little tomboy.
D was the absolutely super hot athelete whose games I followed obsessively. He too saw me as the tomboy who could play ball. He ended up in New York and has become...well...very New York.
MJ still lives in my area and is a very nice guy. He too was an athelete whose games I followed...and was on the same team as D. I heard rumors that he was very domineering and possessive...but have no knowledge whether this is true or not. He pretty much didn't know I existed until quite later.
MD was my first love...young puppy love that showed me many areas of love I didn't know existed. He taught me that sometimes you have to stand up for what you want...even if some people disagree with what's best for you.
These different guys (and others) have brought me to B....and to appreciate the true love that I have for him...and that he has for me.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
So I head into class today knowing from past experience that if the Prof calls on you in the first week he sticks on you throughout the semester like a bulldog on a big juicy steak. So I naturally slide into the last row at the last minute. I am feeling pretty safe since the class is decent sized and PLENTY of people are blocking me from the Prof. Additionally, we were in one of the large classrooms so there is a LOT of space between me and the Prof.
So who gets called on in the FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF CLASS? Me, of course. Now I have a full semester of fun ahead of me.
Monday, August 21, 2006
So it turns out that I kind of know 2 of the new 1Ls. I told both of them to call or email me if they have any questions or need any help...or outlines. And I really mean it. I hope they do contact me if they need ANYTHING...or just want to complain. I would have LOVED for someone to have done that for me last year.
Good Luck 1Ls. :)
Friday, August 18, 2006
After such an amazing summer...it is such a letdown to be back in law school. Although I keep telling myself that this year is supposed to be so much better....and I really am glad to reuinte with all of my friends...I can't help feeling like a mental patient trapped in the straight jacket again.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Since my second year of law school is aboout to start...and I heard the words "Next year will be SO much better" about 1,000 times last year....Im wondering whether I should really expect this year to be better.
My be is better because we aren't so nervous....or green. Or maybe because we have a better idea of what to expect. Or maybe people just tell you that to make you feel better during the hell that is first year.
Im hoping its better. :)
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
After being out of commission for awhile...I have a few new things to report.
2. Work ended up being terrific.....AND I got asked back next year so I am SUPER excited!!!
(Plus this means no oncampus interviews this year!!! :)
3. I think B is getting me a dog this year...I'm not sure when but I cannot wait!!!
4. School starts in less than one week...sigh. :)
Thursday, July 20, 2006
For those of you who have curly hair like me....you know how difficult it is to find good hair products that work with our hair type.
Consequently, I want to let you know that the Samy products for curly hair is GREAT!!
It controls frizz, defines curl, and is not sticky.
Just wanted to put that out there for you guys. Back to your regularly scheduled program. :)
Monday, July 17, 2006
So after 7 years of faithful payments on 2 cell phones...I have officially been dumped by Cingular as a customer.
Since I moved an hour away to law school it is apparently too expensive for Cingular to continue my service so they are cancelling my and my brother's service...even though my brother only makes calls from here.
So now I need to choose a new carrier. The choices I'm considering include Alltell, Nextel, Tmobile, and Sprint.
However...I have no idea which of these might be a good choice.
But...this does mean "new cell phone time". :)
Friday, July 07, 2006
So basically despite being in the same city this summer....B and I have not been able to see very much of each other because of conflicting work schedules.
Consequently, I am trying to plan a fun "us" day before the summer is over.
We love sports....so some sporting event will probably be involved.
We also love eating....so lots of restaurants too.
However....I am looking for some other fun, unique, and/or interesting suggestions. :)
(I know some of you won't be able to resist the "kinky" suggestions.....but other suggestions will be appreciated as well) :)
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
So I've been thinking about wedding songs lately. I know (and have known since my Mom died) that my song for the father-daughter dance will be "There's Holes In the Floor of Heaven"
However, I really can't decide on a first dance song. B and I don't really have a song...but lots of songs make me think of us.
We also aren't very traditional...so we don't have to have a "traditional" wedding song.
For example, some possible options include "Hundred Years To Live" (is that the name? its the song from the chase card commercial) or "Patience" by Guns and Roses.
However...I'm very open to suggestions :)
So its looking like this may be the first week of the summer that I have to spend the entire week in the office doing research without getting to go on any "field trips". :(
Don't get me wrong...I love our office. But its about 63 degrees in there....and I'm in a room with no windows.
However....bright side.....4 day weekend.....so only 3 work days next week!!! :)
Monday, June 26, 2006
I know people who have roommates in law school....and love it. I, however, do not....and do not want one. I cannot imagine anyone (other than B or my dad or brother) living with me last year. I was an emotional roller coaster who cried, freaked out, ate at weird times, and spent most of my time stressing.
One of my friends was looking for a new apartment for second semester and wanted to move in with me. Fortunately I had the forsight to convince her that this was a bad idea...that probably would have been the end of our friendship.
What about you guys? Roomates? :)
Monday, June 19, 2006
So a little over a month ago I got the invitation for my 5 year high school reunion. And my first thought was...absolutely no way in hell!! The thought of getting together with a bunch of people I didn't like the first time around makes me a little nauseous.
I was a nerd...and a jock. I was not part of the popular crowd. I went to a high school that graduated 104 kids.
How about you guys? Reunions anyone? :)
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I want to send a big congrats to Moonlighting in Misery who is soon to be a new Dad!!
B and I are so far away from being ready for children that it is not even funny. When we go to restaurants, we almost always are seated next to the family with the screaming kids. And it drives us CRAZY!! I personally would be dragging them out the door...but thats just me :)
Monday, June 12, 2006
I found out that we have an end of the year party at our firm in another city about 3 hours away (the firm headquarters is there.) So I told my boyfriend that we would go the night before...the room and our meals and mileage are paid for by the firm.
He was fine with going until I told him he needed to wear dress pants...the one pair of dress pants that he owns (and we fondly refer to as the "Dinner Dance Pants)...that I bought for him...and now he is saying he doesn't want to go. He is just kidding...but this should be quite interesting anyway :)
Sunday, June 11, 2006
In response to the post by Masters at the Art of Time Suckage, I am definately part of the Carmen Sandiego generation.
I am also part of the generation that watched Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, and Inspector Gadget as a child. I had cabbage patch kids, pound puppies, and matchbox cars.
I had a big wheel and a my little pony.
In the summer I rode my bike, went to the pool, and played kick the can until it got dark.
What generation are you from? :)
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I think my favorite kind of assignment at work is the kind when they tell you to look for something (research) that the really think isn't there. Although I understand that this is helpful...its hard to know when you are finished looking for something that you probably weren't supposed to find in the first place.
Its kinda like being told to search through an apartment building to look for a key that probably isn't there. :)
Friday, June 02, 2006
Been CRAZY busy lately (hence the lack of posting).
I have been to 2 depositions, client interviews, and a small hearing.
Additionally, I am still working at my part time job (this is a continuing job that is on and off throughout the year). Why do I work a part time job? Because its sort of an addiction...something I really like a lot.
I highly reccommend finding something not law related to do while in law school...it helps break up the craziness and provides an outlet for the stress.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
I found this post to be a very interesting comment on the effect law school can have on realtionships.
I'm not sure why this has not happened to my relationship with B. Maybe its because he lives an hour away. Maybe its because he is extremely laid back. Maybe its because he loves me.
or....maybe its because I was always a pain in the ass so this isn't too much of a change. :)
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Finally we have BEAUTIFUL weather here! I washed my car, soaked up some sun, and sat outside until it got dark (while getting numerous bug bites).
I love summer!!
In other thoughts, B told his grandma today that I am one of those people who are book smart but common sense stupid. I tried to argue...but then I had to tell him that I accidentally used rubbing compound instead of car wax on the ENTIRE car today :)
Thursday, May 25, 2006
First, I would like to say thanks to the guys who offered advice after my first day of work...although I think I knew not to sleep with anyone ;) (hopefully anyway)
This turned out to be SUCH a crazy and interesting week. In my first week of work I have now flown round trip on the firm plane, stayed 2 nights in a hotel, made it through orientation, and turned in my first memo!!
So far it seems good....everyone really is SUPER nice so far. Even the partner in our office is really nice and accessible. In fact, I made the trip on the plane with him :)
I hope everyone is having a good summer so far....and have a great long weekend! :)
Monday, May 22, 2006
So today was the first day of the summer law firm job. I was SUPER nervous last night and this morning...I barely slept at all.
Everyone...and I really mean everyone...in the office was extremely nice. We are allowed to dress business casual unless going to court...and this includes open toed shoes and really pretty casual clothes.
The only scary part: I was assigend a memo that is due tomorrow or the next day...and is the same kind of thing we spent 6 weeks on in LRRW!
Welcome to the real world :)
Friday, May 19, 2006
This conversation occured a couple of months ago while we were waiting for LRRW to start.
I was talking to my fried E about my boyfriend B. Even though I consider her a very good friend, E has never met B because E has a child and a husband and rarely hangs out with us outside of school.
Anyway, she asked me what B is like and I told her he is EXTREMELY laid back. She looked at me and said she knew he had to be that way.
When I asked what she meant she looked me in the eye and said "Two people like you could never date each other."
When I looked at her with a confused look on my face, she went on to explain that "Two people as uptight as you in a relationship would kill each other."
Good to know that my friends know the real me :)
Thursday, May 18, 2006
So far I have been on summer break for 14 days. It has rained for 8 of those days. I have thoroughly cleaned the kitchen, the garage, and completed numerous loads of laundry.
On the other hand, I have accomplished a few of the items on the "Things to do this Summer" list.
I made it to the zoo...and got to see a baby kangaroo!! It was very exciting:) (easily amused...I know).
But by far today was the best day of break so far. B finally had a day off...so he took me out for a "Me" day. One of my favorite activites is shopping...so he took me to a mall 45 minute away and hung out while I thorougly enjoyed myself for 4 hours. Then he took me to dinner at my FAVORITE restaurant...and then surprised me with a gift when we got home. (I bought him a pair of sandals at the mall:)
Now its time to finish my law review application and start (continue) worrying about starting the new job on Monday.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Since the advice "Don't Do It!!" will not work for those seriously intent on going to law school...I thought of a few practical pieces of advice:
1. Buy you books online at a site such as Amazon.com. You can usually get a list of the books you will need from the university bookstore site online. It is MUCH MUCH cheaper to get your books this way (unless you have some thing about havin new books that no one has used before). I happen to find used books helpful because much of the outlining is already done and I sometimes find the notes in the margins to be helpful.
Also, whem you are finished with the books....sell them on Amazon. You will get much more than you will from the bookstore.
2. Get as many commercial outlines as you can.
The Profs will tell you not to--but this really is a big fat lie. I found commercial outlines to be EXTREMELY helpful.
You can also get these used on Amazon.
3. Find what works for you.
People will tell you how to make your outlines, that you must study in study groups, and a myriad of other pieces of advice.
You just have to figure out wha works best for you.
I personally did not find study groups helpful.
Law school will stress outlines...and they truly are helpful. However...you must figure out what kind of outline works best for you. Legally Blonde seems to like to use tabbing in her outlines. Some people make HUGE outlines. I needed short to the point outlines that told me just what I needed to know.
Its interesting the things one is willing to do to avoid doing work.
I was supposed to be working on my law review application yesterday. Instead I cleaned out the cabinets in the kitchen and cleaned the garage. I started at 10am and finished at 4pm. And...I actually enjoyed it!!
Hopefully I get all of this procrastination out of my system very very soon. :)
Friday, May 12, 2006
I have one week remaining before I start my summer job. I would like to go to a major league baseball game, a minor league game, go to the zoo, take a boat out on the river, go on a major shopping trip, and get a manicure and pedicure.
I also have to write my law review submission.
I love summer :)
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I recently added the new link The Law Student's Tale to my links. This guy is a thirty-something male who is going to law school in Texas after time out in the real world.
Now this guy obviously has different experiences than me coming into law school because he has experience in the real world, while I had very very limited experience before coming to law school.
However, I still find it interesting to follow the experiences of a new 1L. This is the first blawg by a new law student that I have come across...and I feel compelled to follow his expereinces because they remind me of my own experiences.
I cannot believe how fast this year went...and I'm interested to see how his year goes.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Maybe this is because I grew up in the suburbs...but when I say I am going to "wash my car" I mean that I am going to break out the hose and a bucket and wash the car by hand in my driveway. I will use dish soap and warm water and ajax on my tires. I will use Windex and paper towels on the windows and the vaccum cleaner on the floors.
When I say I am going to wash my car...that does not mean I am going to pay 9 bucks for a half assed rinse at some overpriced drivethrough "car wash".
Friday, May 05, 2006
I saw the movie Stick It last night...and I have to say I LOVED it.
I think all law students should have to see this movie at some point...it drives home the message about not taking yourself too seriously...which I think we all need a healthy dose of in law school.
Also, B says this movie is great for guys who like to see girls in leotards :)
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
I only have a minute to post....but I wanted to put this thought out there.
A kid in my class said today that there is only on day left until the end of the worst year of his life.
Now i agree that life as a 1L was tough...and I wouldn't want to have to do it over again. And if he feels that this was the worst year of his life then I am not one to disagree.
However, for me, this does not even come close to the worst year of my life. Sure, there were plenty of times I called my Dad or B sobbing and begging to quit. There were the times when I thought for sure this was some level of hell. But this was FAR from being the worst year of my life.
I guess its all about perspective....
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
This post made me think of my relationship (or lack thereof) with my future in laws. They are very nice people...but very different from my family. Consequently, B rarely takes me to see them. In fact, in 6 years I have probably been there less than 10 times (and DEFINATELY less than 20). On the other hand, B has been to my house more times than I could possibly ever count.
1. My family has almost no divorce in it. My Dad is a widower...but I think this is definately different than divorce. On the other hand B's family has tons of divorce in it.
2. Different socioeconomic strata.
3. My family does not see fighting as the answer to anything.
4. Lots of other little differences.
None of these bother me...but I do wonder if they will lead to some problems in the future. I know B and I see eye to eye on the major issues...but I'm aware that his family and I could butt heads in the future.
Monday, May 01, 2006
If I had to choose my favorite tv cop of all time I would have to go with the late great Lenny Briscoe from the original Law and Order.
Lenny was a stright shooter who always told it how it was...and he was FUNNY too. His constant sarcasm drove the cops portion of the show and allowed him to work well with any partner.
A close tie for second would be Benson and Stabler from Law and Order SVU. Their constant sexuality and dedication to the job makes them fun to watch.
As a side not...my favorite tv lawyer would have to be Jack McCoy from Law and Order.
Any thoughts? :)
Melissa from Opinionistas wrote a post about the horrors of pregnancy. This post spurred a few thoughts in my head.
First, I had heard that they will give you an enema a the hospital if there is time...and if there is not time you may lose your bowels as you give birth.
One question I find amusing is considering this fact in light of the show "A Baby Story" on TLC. Never on those episodes do they even allude to the fact that the woman just lost her lunch...and the husband never looks horrified.
This naturally makes me think of what B will be like if we ever have children.
First, he swears he will not be able to be in the room. I kinda believe this becuase he has quite a weak stomach and will probably end up puking or passed out on the floor.
However, he says he might be able to do it if he stays near my head. So I warned him...he CANNOT say things like "Good job honey. Push sweetie. I know it hurts sweetie." I would freak out if I had to listen to that crap. :) and he knows it.
Because of the large number of transfers and second year students in my Con Law class, we have the option to take the take home exam either Wednesday or Thursday.
Most of my class is thinking we should take it on Thursday in order to have the extra time on Wednesday to "study".
I however am thinking that I disagree with this idea. Basically, I highly doubt that anything I do on Wednesday to prepare is going to outweigh the benefit of being finished with exams an entire day early.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
I would like to send a big thank you out to Moonlighting in Misery who recently added me to his blogroll and even included a post about my blog :)
I really appreciate the shout out...and it has greatly increased both the amount of readers visitng my site and the amount of people willing to trade links with me.
So if anyone else would like to trade links...just let me know....and thanks again MiM! :)
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Another thing I don't understand about law school (and law students)......why in the world would you want to make a THREE HUNDRED PAGE outline?
I understand there is a ton of material (believe me i understand)....but how does it help to make a small treatise for yourself? I mean seriously...there HAS to be a way to shorten these outlines.
Thursday night I reached that point in exams when I can no longer take the stress and I freak out and call my Dad to ask what he would think if I decided to drop out.
Now this is not the first time (or the last) but every time I say something like "I AM SERIOUS!!! I HATE THIS!!!).
Fortunately my Dad knows me....and he is always able to listen through the storm and just be there for me.
Then last night he drove down to see me and took me to dinner...Thanks Dad! I lvoe you.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Is it wrong to want to keep your own last name when you get married? This desire has nothing to do with not liking his last name, loving the sound of my last name, or ideas about feminism.
Pretty much I just feel like it is my name. It just sounds right to me. However, the BF is totally opposed to this. I can understand the practical problems it would cause and respect his opinion.
However, changing my name will not change me. We will have been together for 10 years by the time we get married...so people already know that we are a couple despite the different names.
What do you think?
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
How many times do you need to leave the room during a 3 to 4 hour law school exam? In my Property final the EXTREMELY loud doors must have opened and closed 50 times...not counting when people were exiting after the exam.
Is this the inevitable result of too many redbulls and starbucks?
And if you are going to levae...maybe consider closing the door quietly instead of letting it slam shut. K? Thanks:)
Monday, April 24, 2006
In going through the law in a flash cards for property...there is a card that says in 2010 "Leonardo buys himself a rocket-powered jet mobile...[and] gets to work in 15 seconds."
Im not sure when these cards were created...but somehow I'm doubting we are going to have rocket powered jet mobiles to drive to work in in four years :)
Why am I supposed to not shower, not wear makeup, and not dress somewhat decently during exam time?
First...it takes me no longer to put on something halfway cute than it does to put on sweats and the oldest tshirt i can find. In fact...it may take me longer just to find that old ratty tshirt.
Second...I am not spending every single waking moment studying (obviously). I think i can take a few minutes to hop in the shower...and maybe even dry my hair and throw on some makeup!
Somehow the general vibe seems to be if you arent dressed like a slob and looking like you haven't slept in days....you are neglecting your duties.
Uh huh...cause I think I will do quite well in a caffeine crazed, sleep deprived, smelly state. :)
Monday, April 17, 2006
1. Does anyone else find it strange to take your significant other (in this case wife) to class with you? I was shocked to see the guy who sits in front of me bring his wife to class. The only think I could think was that I PAY to come to class...and I do not want to be there. I cannot imagine coming for fun. Also, when I mentioned this to my Dad, he said he could see me taking B there....he would fit right in as he played his video games and could not answer the questions;)
2. A girl in front of me in the hallway today had a button on her bag that said "Vagina Friendly". What?
3. 3 MORE WEEKS!