Thursday, September 28, 2006

They Bore You To Death (?)

First, I apologize for the sparseness (sparsity? sparsuation? sparsocracy? whatever) of my posting. When I'm blogging regularly, I am constantly looking for things to post about... when I'm not, I just kind of wade through life not noticing when something awesome or supremely comical happens. Sorry 'bout that. My bad.

OK, now for my partial excuse for the delay. As all you law students have probably heard, there is an addage/cliche which has been used to describe the law school experience in a nutshell. Say it with me:
The first year, they scare you to death. The second year, they work you to death. The third year, they bore you to death.
While there is a certain amount of truth to this addage, it is mostly an oversimplified pile of B.S. What, I didn't work during my fist year? And I don't care if its first year or third year, for at least a few seconds after reading an exam question (you know, before your brain convinces you that you may have learned something about this) you have the fuck scared out of you.

But the biggest B.S. of all is that in the third year, you are bored to death... at least in my case. Sure, I'm incredibly bored in to classes. But, I've been bored in classes since day one, class one (Who's bright idea was it schedule Civ Pro at nine in the morning as my section's first law school class ever?). But with class, reading for class, work, journal editing, and pesky things like hygene, I ain't bored. I may not enjoy what I'm doing, but I have very little free time, so I certainly am not bored.

The phrase really should be: In first year, they scare you, work you, and bore you to death. In second year, they work you and bore you to death. And in third year, they work you and bore you to death, and it is completely pointless because you don't really learn anything anyway.

Oh well, back to some pointless reading that I will forget as soon as I close the book. *Sigh*

Monday, September 11, 2006

Proud to Be A Minnesotan

Once again, Lexis's "Fact or Fiction" has provided a more compelling incite into our legal system than my classes have. This time, it has taught me that the legislature of my great state... the only state to actually vote for Mondale for President... has an "Official State Muffin" and it is Blueberry.1

This led me to several observations/questions.
First, why did they waste the time to even consider a law declaring an official "State Muffin"?

Second, what else did they consider besides blueberry? Was there actual debate over which muffin will be the "official" one? ("Blueberry," "NO! Bran, we need more fiber in our diets!" "I prefer lemon poppy seed" "Shut up, opium boy!")

Third, what muffin, besides blueberry, would be able to establish enough of a consensus to be the official state muffin? Maybe chocolate-chocolate chip... but probably there would be some health freaks who couldn't imagine a chocolate muffin representing their state.

Finally, how can anyone deny that Minnesota is a great state? We have an official muffin. This week, muffins. Next week, official hot breakfast beverage (my vote: mochachino).

1See MINN. STAT. ยง 1.1496 (2005) ("The blueberry muffin is adopted as the official muffin of the state of Minnesota.")

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Reports of This Blog's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

"What's up with your blog?"

"Are you quitting like all the other bloggers?"

"Are you dead?"

These are questions I have received countless times since I stopped posting way back in July. No, I am not quitting. I just haven't had much to blog about for the past month and a half. But, now that I have several hours of class time per week, and little to fill it with (and paying attention to the Professor is probably out of the question, if past experience is any guide), I plan on posting a little more frequently.

Enjoy... or whatever it is y'all do when you read this.