Tuesday, December 28, 2004

iPod Therefore I Am

Well Christmas has come and gone, and one of my gifts was my beloved iPod. I have now joined the white-headphoned gentry. I was so happy, it was a great surprise after the "fun" of finals. Now I have a bouncing baby iPod with over 2000 songs (with 35 Gigs of free space left to fill). I got other gifts (a nice robe from my wife, an iTunes gift card, poker chips), but of course this made my year. The only two things that would make me happier any time soon would be getting a paying legal job for this summer or getting straight A's for this past semester.

Yeah iPod!

Friday, December 24, 2004

Soundtrack for Finals

Following in the footsteps of FalconRed, here are the most played songs while studying and psyching up for final exams:

1. Overture from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
2. Beautiful Day - U2
3. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
4. No Such Thing - John Mayer
5. Lose Yourself - Eminem
6. Stomp - George Clinton
7. Standing Outside the Fire - Garth Brooks
8. Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
9. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
10. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
11. I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
12. Two Step - Dave Matthews Band
13. My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
14. Astounded - Tantric
15. Let's Go Crazy - Prince

There were many more, but these were in heavy rotation.

Things I Learned

Here is a list of things I learned during my first semester of law school that I Should Not Have Learned (or at least shouldn't have had to learn). Kind of like the blog version of a clips show.
1. I'm really awesome at Spider Solitaire... but only during class when I should be paying attention, or when I am studying and don't have time to waste on Spider Solitaire.
2. Professors don't like it when cell phones ring during class.
3. If a professor says something in class that is funny (even if only mildly so), I must laugh. If it's really funny, I might have to go into the hall to control myself.
4. Law School is a great way to lose weight
5. How did I ever survive before highlighters?
6. It is actually possible for me to miss crosswords?
7. Don't raise your hand in class... just don't.

That's all I can really think of right now. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

I'm Back Baby!

So I finished my first semester of law school and I didn't kill myself, my wife didn't kill me, and in general I made it. I don't really know what to say right now, because I'm still kind of in shell shock from my two week final extravaganza, but I will say that finals are a lot like being kicked in the nuts without all the benefit of it being over quickly.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Holy Crap!

I hate to break my self imposed silence... but news from the real world1 says that a building I used to work in CAUGHT ON FIRE. Not only that, but one of the people I worked with (not directly... he actually worked for another firm on the same floor) is quoted in the article. Freaky! I guess I got out of that death trap just in time.

1I was shocked to hear the real world still existed

Monday, December 06, 2004


I apologize for not posting for so long. The crazy endgame of finals are upon me, and I've been going a little nuts. I don't expect to post much until finals are done... so here is a quick recap of the past couple weeks.

- Before Thanksgiving - I had my final Legal Writing Memo and a Constitutional Law Paper Due (yes my Con Law professor is cruel and requires us to write papers during the semester). It sucked.
- Thanksgiving weekend. I had five days off, but most of it was either spent eating or outlining. It sucked, but at least I got some sleep.
- After Thanksgiving - back into the fray. Most of my classes are winding down... but I was having trouble caring. I was starting to feel apprehension about finals. I got my Con Law paper back and got a really good grade (which didn't suck... a beacon of light in the darkness), AND I had another Con Law paper due, and it sucked.
- Now - I'm having my obligatory "What the F**k am I doing in law school?! I'm not smart enough for this, I'm going to fail, and my life will be ruined!" Breathing helps (a little) and I think once 1 or 2 exams are out of the way I'll feel better, but I am officially *FREAKING OUT!!* It sucks big time.

That's basically my life right now. I can't wait until Christmas. One whole month of sleep and spending time with my wife that is unfettered by thoughts of the law. That will be awesome, and most assuredly will not suck. Later peeps.