Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Post Exam Prediction

After the exam, I wept.

I probably Am Jured the class.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I arrived in the pit of the library at 10am. It is now 10:45 and I am finally about to begin studying.

What have I been doing all this time? I invite you on a tour of inefficiency.

10:00 Get to the library. Note the general forlorn attitude. Unpack crap. Turn on computer, pull out books. Call Mr. Delictis to let him know I arrived okay. Go to locker.

10:05 Arrive at locker. Take out hideous Tax Code and Tax binder. Grimace at how I'm STILL "annotating" the Code. Wonder if I'll finish it today. Look at Evidence stuff in locker. Feel queasy. Slam door.

10:10 Go to Law Review office. Tidy up and make coffee.

10:15 Drop books off at library. Realize that I forgot my extension oord in the car. Wonder just how cold it will get in the library and if I REALLY need the extension cord for my mini heater. Remember how freaking cold I was yesterday. *Sigh* Back to the car.

10:20 Arrive at the car. Grab extension cord. Remember that I didn't get my composition book from my locker, so I have no paper. Bash head into the car.

10:25 Back at the locker. Retrieve comp book. Look in locker mirror. Quickly slam door because I don't recognize the wraith staring back at me.

10:30 Start another pot of coffee in the Law Review office as the pot I made a little bit ago is almost gone. Wonder who drank all the coffee. Assume one person filled up a really, really big cup.

10:35 Back at library. Sort through papers. Ponder whether I want to punch holes with my single hole punch or go upstairs to use a 3-hole punch.

10:40 Feel defeated before even starting.

10:45 Screw it. What's ten more minutes? Blog a little!

Friday, November 23, 2007



While proofing my last post I scrolled down to look at my playlist. What's on my playlist? Evidence - Impeachment.

No Posts Since JULY????

Has it really been THAT long?

I've thought about the blog. I've thought about you all.

The adage that in your second year they work you to death seems to be true. However, it's not law school that has really worked me to death, it's the "extracurricular" activities that have worked me to death.

I'm an Assistant for Law Review, so I get the opportunity to do more work before I run for the board. I also tutored a 1L class. That meant I had to relearn that class and teach for over an hour 5 times during the semester. In addition, I had to begin my Comment.

The semester has truly flown by. I'm interning over Christmas break so I can boost my resume and hopefully find a job for the summer.

I stopped by my job and someone asked me if I was enjoying time off from work and school. Why yes, I'm enjoying my time off from work and school. I'm enjoying it by spending 12-14 hours a day in the library. :P

I hope that some of y'all still left me on your feed lists! I miss everyone and I'll try to be better. I certainly had tons to complain about this semester, but there were some really rather cool things too. :)

How is everyone???

Monday, July 16, 2007

Write-On Complaining Part 1

Dear Readers,

The write-on competition started Friday. I printed the information this morning and decided to dedicate an hour to it this afternoon.

My hour sentence just passed.

I have a headache.

I had to open Lexis for chrissakes.

I haven't read ANYTHING all summer, which is a blog post in itself.

I'm not ready for school to start.

Lovely readers, please steel yourselves for about two weeks worth of whining.

I bet you wish I only had a weekend to write my note like some students do!!!!

All my love,

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New Little 1Ls

My one year blog-o-versary is coming up in about a week. Where was I a year ago? Nervous about law school, not knowing what to expect, worried as heck about how I was going to pay for everything...

Now the 3Ls whose blogs I read a year ago are feverishly preparing for the bar. The 2Ls will be starting their final year and the 1Ls, a little jaded and banged up will start our second year of law school.

I think the past two semesters passed extremely quickly - after the first torturous month. All my blog friends were soooo helpful. The 2 & 3Ls jumped in with tons of good advice.

Where are the little 0Ls? I'm curious. I want to read about those started on their journeys the way I did one year ago.

Let's face it, I'm ecstatic that I don't have to go through that again.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Pro Res Question

First of all, thank you everyone for your warm words of support. I need it. I'm still smarting. Ouch.

When did you take Pro Res and the MPRE? Is there a preferred time? Do I have to take a prep class? Is it best to take Pro Res in the spring, then take the MPRE in August? A friend of mine is thinking about taking it this fall and taking the MPRE in March.

Right now the thought of taking another test I won't do well on in the middle of the semester feels really painful.

What are your wise thoughts on this?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Honey, If It Didn't Suck, It Wouldn't Be Law School

That's what Mr. D said to me on the way home yesterday after receiving bad grade news. Todays news was even worse. After working harder, doing more practice tests, reading outlines countless times, I have consistently done worse this semester than last.

Now I know why 2L's quit caring. The work put in isn't sure to pay off. Why try? The class I skipped the most I've done the best in so far, except for LRW. I quit reading cases within the first month, did few practice tests and only read the E&E once.

I'm left shaking my head, defeated, and ashamed.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Best Day Ever!

Mr. D and I had the best day ever the other day. We took a friend home from work and on the way back, we saw a bird shop that was having a sale. Mr. D doubled back.
We stopped and ate at Ashland House, a wonderful little restaurant. We ate outside on the patio, surrounded by lush greenery and chirping birds. A mockingbird kept trying to steal the cheese cracker appetizers kept at the back of the patio!

The food was wonderful! Mr. D had fried chicken and mashed potatoes, a meal he'd been wanting for a while. His lunch came with fresh, yummy green beans that I kept stealing from his plate, they were so good! I had chicken with dried cranberries, which was quite yummy as well.

After our wonderful meal we went to the bird shop. A huge koi pond in the front yard immediately captured my attention. Dogs were running about, barking and saying hi. They had the fattest greyhound I think I've ever seen!

Then I saw the lemurs! They were so sweet. They came to the side of their huge cage and talked to me. With their long harms, striped tails and huge curious eyes, I imagined they would give the sweetest hugs.

All this before we even entered the store!

The birds were in the back. I've never seen so many large birds before. There was a pair of Lovebirds that I particularly wanted to take home, along with some very sweet canaries. The macaws were beautiful and colorful. Mr. D took great pictures the whole time.

Later we went to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the new Latin American exhibit. It was okay, not as good as the last one we saw. We went around to see some of the other exhibits that we liked. Some Anselm Kiefers are on exhibit right now that I particularly like, as well as a Philip Guston.

We came home tired, but very happy, murmuring multiple times about the best day ever. We had so much fun.

Our day truly was the best day ever!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

I Hate Eggs, But I Love This!

Oh my gosh, this is so cute! I won't eat eggs at all for the most part, but this is just so darn cute! I love cute, I can't help it!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Summer School Started Today!

But not for me! I'm at Byzantio having a watermelon martini while Mr. D is in a meeting.

I had to go to school today to do some research assistant work. This is the first time I've been on campus since my last exam. I didn't want to go up there. Mr. D didn't want to go there. However, I needed to get some things taken care of for my professor and didn't want to leave him hanging, since he kindly told me not to do any more work until after finals were over. My work didn't take me too long and I got to see some friends.

Friends that are taking summer classes!!!!

Yikes! I can't even imagine going back to school already. Today is the first work day that I've felt like a human being when I got to work. The TBI really acts up when I've been stressed and law school exams have to be the most stress I've been under since the TBI occurred. The only way I can explain it is the feeling of looking at everything through gauzy curtains or with glasses that aren't the right prescription.

Anyway, though, I feel like I've snapped out of it now. I think it was the four day weekend, just relaxing with Mr. D, getting lots of extra rest and generally just chilling.

While at school I found out that grades aren't due until the middle of June. WTF???? My last exam was already more than two weeks ago. Maybe more than three weeks. How long do they need to grade tests? This is ridiculous.

Now I know why the law review write on isn't until July, I guess, while all the normal schools have them in June. We'll just be getting grades at that point. In a perfect world I could possibly grade on to law review at this point, but in the real world, I'll most likely have to write on. In July. #()#$#@!

Anyway, I'm relaxing and finished with a watermelon martini and I'm now wondering what other kind of martini I should try before Mr. D gets back.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Two Recent Yucks

I know we're all glad that I've discovered the joys of including pictures in my blog posts. Two weeks ago, youngest had an away swim meet. After dropping youngest off, Mr. D and I went for provisions.

First we went to Starbucks. I was immediately curious about the diet version of the Orange Creme Frappacino. It was awful. The drink lures you in with a good first impression, but then the aftertaste hits like a bad cough drop. Yuck.

Then we headed over to Wal-mart and ran across an interesting bag of Doritos. Mmmmmm, marketing ploy, we mused. We felt purchasing the chips would be okay because we knew we were being suckered in by the packaging, not just buying it blindly. Again, thumbs down all around. Mr. D threw the chips away because we knew we would keep eating them just to try to identify the odd flavor.

Yes, 1L summer....relaxing and trying desperately not to think about grades or school. Unfortunately I've been plagued by more law school dreams now than since before law school started. :P

Monday, May 21, 2007


Saturday was my friend Jeffrey's birthday. He's an avid bird watcher, so I thought I would make a little flock of birdies for him. They came out really cute and worked up really, really quickly.
School's only been out for a week and I'm crafting! That's a nice feeling. I'm knitting a hat for Mr. D now. Actually, I started it over Christmas break, I think. Maybe it was spring break. Who knows - it's kind of a blur.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chill Time

I'm sitting here playing Heroes with my sweetie. What I'm NOT doing is fretting about school - thinking about the reading I should be doing, the cases I have or haven't read, which classes I've recited in and the odds of reciting again soon. School is starting to drift away in the haze of a very bad nightmare.

Note: school will come crashing back in another couple of weeks when I start obsessively grade checking.

On another game note, I've recently discovered Katamari Damacy. Mr. D bought it for me and it's so bright and fun and colorful!!!

The object of the game is to roll stuff up on to the ball that your little prince is pushing around. I won't go farther, because it sounds ridiculous. Let me just say that it is the perfect remedy for law school brain.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fitness of Character

I just finished the bulk of my Character and Fitness evaluation. It wasn't as bad as I'd feared. I've worked at the same place for ten years, lived in or around the same city for ten years and haven't done anything really bad.

If I'd done this back in September, I could have saved myself $190.

Why didn't I do that?

Oh yeah. First six weeks of law school or something like that.

I'd shelled out almost $1000 in books and spending another $150 on law school didn't seem like anything I wanted to mess with.

I also have to get a copy of my birth certificate, which may prove to be the glitch in my plans. I was born on an Army base in (then, West) Germany. I'm worried that getting a copy of my birth certificate may be quite a challenge because of that.

Has anyone else been in this situation?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Let's Be Friends!!

Do you have a Flickr account? Are you on delicious? Magnolia? Twitter? Virb? Last fm? Jaiku? Cork'd?

Let's be friends! Email me your contact stuff if you don't want to leave it on here. Social web stuff is fun, but it's more fun if you have lots of friends. Most of my friends are not as computer nerdy as my darling and I are, so most of my friends are on-line friends.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sigh of Relief

Thank God. It's over. I survived.

Now I can start posting again!

I don't know why I quit posting. I just couldn't get back into the habit of it once school started back up in the Spring. I'm a creature of habit. If I would have gotten into the habit of doing posting right when I got to the library, or something like that, it would have happened.

I also tried to quit turning the computer on when I got to the library. I am so easily distracted. Maybe not. Maybe I'm only easily distracted when there's three to four hours of Con Law reading sitting in front of me.

In addition, I got more than a little weirded out about people in my section reading my blog. Now I guess that I don't have to worry about that so much. No one every said anything to me about it, but nevertheless, especially after that anonymous comment, I was hesitant about posting. Those days of seeing the same faces five hours a day five days a week and three hours a day on Saturdays are GONE!

Exams went better than last semester, I think. I hope. I guess we'll know in about a month. I certainly felt better before them. I wrote tons more practice tests this semester than I did last semester. Actually, doing two practice tests would be twice as many as I did last semester! I just really, really dreaded doing them. That changed when I challenged a friend to do a negligence analysis for products liability in fifteen minutes. I can handle fifteen minutes. Then I increased it and once finals rolled around, doing a 45 minute practice test wasn't so painful.

Thank you, thank Prof. Torts. She really encouraged me and pushed me to do more, better, faster with my exams this semester. Hearing her say that she had faith I could do well gave me a little more confidence in myself.

1L is over!!!! We did it! We survived!!!!! :)

Friday, May 11, 2007

At Wit's End

I know - it's been forever.

Since coming back from spring break everything's been a blur. The brief, studying for finals, etc., etc.

I've hit the wall.

In the last seven days I've taken three exams. I have the last one tomorrow. It's the one I've studied the least for because I understood it and kept up with it the whole semester. And, to be honest, it's the last exam.

I'm still reeling from the third exam. I can't concentrate. I can't sit still long enough to focus on future interests.

Future interests requires focus.

I haven't even gotten to the Rule Against Perpetuities stuff.

Almost in tears.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Spring Break is Almost Over

School starts back on Monday. :(

I take a long time to wind down and do nothing. It's Saturday and this is the first day of Spring Break that I haven't studied for at least two hours. Most days I worked at least six hours.

However, I didn't really do much towards my brief. We just got the assignment right before break, so we haven't really talked yet about what to do. I started researching and getting elements written down, but I haven't really sunk my teeth into it.

Now malaise has set in and I don't want to do anything school related. I'll probably take another week to get back into things. I'm depressed that school is starting back. I feel far more productive not going to class. ha ha!

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Monday, March 12, 2007

My Brain on Law School

I went to dinner with a lawyer friend before I took the LSAT. She told me that law school would completely alter the way I think.

At first I didn't see any difference. I didn't argue with everyone over everything. I didn't throw around Latin phrases.

However, negligence abounds! I see torts everywhere. I don't see them and think - oh great, law suits for me to file, money for me to make.

I think, the wrong person, the wrong place, the wrong time, and because of a lack of due care, someone gets hurt. And that someone sues. That someone sues a person who could have easily avoided it and who may not be able to avoid a law suit.

The old Learned Hand test comes to mind along with the saying, "An ounce of wisdom is worth a pound of cure."

Friday, March 02, 2007

Anonymous Posting

I'm turning off anonymous posting. :)

Anonymous said...

W didn't effing lie. He didn't want to see *only* data dump. So it was okay to data dump on the exam, but with the addition of analysis. - da stcl troll.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Warning! Whining Post!

I do homework all the time. I read on the way to school in the dark. I read on the way home. My pleasure reading consists of the Contracts and/or Torts E&E's. When I'm not doing homework, I'm working at one of two jobs.

Usually I bear my burden with (little to) no complaining.

Today I don't want to study. I want a break. I go to school six days a week. Yes, six days. We have optional tutoring for three hours on Saturdays, and you know that all the "good" law students are there.

However, I have a motion for summary judgment due on Thursday. It's about 2/3s of the way done, I think. If I skip some classes between now and Thursday it should be suitable for turning in by then. I promised Mr. D that I would complete one section today. That just leaves me with subsections A & B, Conclusion and explanation of summary judgment sections.

Whine, whine, whine = I want some wine before noon.

Mr. D offered a compromise. He'll play Heroes of Might and Magic with me and I can make flash cards instead of reading.

I imagine that after a little bit I'll perk up and finish Con Law for Monday, even though I'm definitely skipping that class. We voted to have Con Law for two hours MW rather than 1.5 hours on MWF. During those two hours on Monday I should be able to wrap up the motion.

Enough whining. I know I'm not the only law student bummed about law school consuming her life.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Crim Law Meeting

I met with my Crim Law prof about my finals - two weeks ago, I think. Crim Law was my lowest grade by a significant amount, so I wanted to see what happened. What happened was that I listened to him when he said that he didn't want to see a lot of "data dumping." When he went over my test, he kept telling me I didn't do this or didn't do that. Finally I said that I got a lower grade on this test than on all my others because of his data dump comment. I knew all the stupid definitions, I just used them judiciously because of what he had said. Next time I'll remember to ignore that.

Sorry about my lack of posting. Two jobs and trying to fit in two jobs with writing a summary judgment - stress of trying not to make the "mistakes" I felt like I made last semester....

Stressed, worn down...not even reading blogs right now. I miss you all, a lot.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Trying to get going....

I just read Butterflyfish's post about being less organized this semester. Note that we're into February and I'm just now reading that post.

I'm having a hard time being motivated or organized.

The first two weeks of school, more than half the time I hadn't read for class. Since I recited twice during that time, the odds were pretty high that I hadn't read when I was called on. Fortunately one of those times Mr. D filled me in on the subject on the way to school. Con Law and we have to stand up for that one. Yuck. I survived, though.

Is it just me, or does it seem like the reading assignments are lighter? I'm getting most all of my reading done before Mr. D picks me up. When I get home, I don't have class preparation to do. That's nice, because I just want to hang out with him when I get home.

The past two weeks of school have been better as far as getting things done. I'm almost caught up with E&E's. I worked on flashcards for Property. Those are all done up through the material we'll cover this week. I haven't started flashcards for any of the other classes, but I'll try to get that going in the next few days.

I poked around on Lexis for some law review articles for my prof. I started research for my summary judgment thingy.

I've been a lousy poster, too. I'm still settling back into routines, I think. I hope everyone is doing well. I was able to post on Butterflyfish's blog, so maybe the blogger posting issues have been resolved.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

RA, at your service!

Well, I am now official a research assistant. I think that's really cool. It didn't hurt that I focused on modern American history for one of my degrees and the prof is writing about legal reactions to incidents occurring during this period.

However, I have a client letter due Tuesday for LRW. I'm already feeling the time pressure!

I know it's not impossible, though. It doesn't sound worse than when everyone was worried about getting their Law Review stuff done. (If I had more time and wherewithall, I would have linked each word to a fretting blog post!)

I feel like I need lots more to blog about - this semester's classes, people not showing up after the break, that kind of thing.

I also wanted to say that I have been absent from commenting on lots of blogs that I love to read. This is because for some reason, I'm having a lot of problems commenting on some of your blogs. I can't post on Ana's AT ALL. Butterflyfish, you too, sometimes. So, please know that I'm reading and thinking and WANTING to comment, but some Blogger crapulence is preventing me.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

and...we're back!

Hello, everyone! Sorry about the recent hiatus, and thank you,Butterflyfish for the nudge to update.

I survived getting my grades back. I actually made an A in LRW and was invited to interview for a research assistant position for that prof. I also made the highest grade on the graded memo in my class. I know I'm bragging. I can't help it. It just feels nice to have gotten something right this semester.

I'm waiting for LRW to start, so I'll post more later. I just wanted to get back into the old blogging habit again.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Licking My Wounds

Grades have been coming in over the past few days.

I didn't expect to make all A's. I didn't expect to make any A's....



What a humbling, miserable experience.

How did y'all deal with this????