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.