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October 29, 2006

OMG drunk!

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I’m posting right now because we went to Tokyo Delves for dinner and drinks to celebrate my birthday. The fun thing about that place is they manage to get you inCREADIBLY drunk in under two hours. Cindy, Matt, Anna, Chris, and Jacques, are all here, and we’re all drunk. It’s great. This is the first time I’ve done a drunk post, so this should be interesting to look at tomorrow. Quote of the night goes to Anna’s Matt: “I’m drunker then God!”

October 27, 2006

Just breathe

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People are freaking out at school. Seriously. All the mid-term grades are back now, and some 1Ls did great when they thought they’d do really poorly, and some 1Ls did poorly when thought they were going to be at the head of the class, and now everyone is running around and comparing notes, and scores, and study guides, and teachers, and “I won’t ever be in the top ten for the class!” and “Your job after law school depends on your first year!” and we have a ten page memo due on TUESDAY, we have to do all the research OURSELVES and the teachers won’t give us an unlimited supply of HELP and OMG THE SKY IS FALLING! People. Are Freaking. Out.

Frankly, they’re starting to bug me.

To be fair, I did my freaking out before the test. It motivated me to study. But what’s the point of freaking out now? I got my grades, and I know where I need to improve. Being in the top ten was never important to me. I don’t want to work for a law firm that’s going to judge me based on my first semester mid-term results. As for the paper, I’ve been working hard this week to get everything else done. I want the whole weekend to write the thing. Me? My current goal is a simple one: to NOT stay up until 4am on Monday doing homework. If I can do that, then I’ll be giving myself the best birthday gift I possibly can – an evening relaxing in front of the TV with my husband, followed by a full night of sleep. So here’s to deep breathing. To perspective. To realzing that its ONLY a mid-term, and that everything will be okay. To not freaking out.

October 26, 2006

Lessons from the ancient Greeks

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Hubris is a great concept relating to Greek tragedies. Basically, it’s when the overwhelming pride, or arrogance, or self-confidence of character leads to his (it was usually a guy) downfall.

A modern application of this concept can be found in a law student that does not prepare with appropriate diligence for test in a subject that she thinks she knows cold. Translation: I didn’t do all that great on my Torts midterm. I got a perfectly average C, if I was to change points to a letter grade. At least I didn’t bomb the test, but I really thought I’d done better. This is frustrating. I know Torts law (unlike Contracts which can be wing and a prayer territory) but I misapplied it.

Lessons learned:
Start preparing sooner
See all the issues, not just the obvious ones
Tossing a pizza in a guy’s face is not likely to cause death or serious bodily harm
Do better next time.

October 25, 2006

Thing #127 that I do not recommend…

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Staying up until 2:00am reading cases and waking up at 5:00am to get to school to work on an outline due at 9:00am.

Got my Contracts mid-term back – I did completely average, which was what I hoped for. Yay! I should get my Torts grade back tomorrow.

And now for something cute to help us all get through the day…

October 20, 2006

Making the grade

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WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I got my Professional Skills paper back today and it turns out that I did very well. I was a point short of the high grade in the class, which means good things for me on the curve. I was hoping this whole English-major-undergrad-who-had-to-write-many-papers thing would pay off eventually.

Sorry if I seem to be wigging out excessivly here, but this is the first important law school grade I’ve gotten back, and it’s a good one. For all I know, I might have completely bombed both my mid-terms; for right now, though, I’m going to be high as a kite all weekend long.

October 14, 2006

BLOODY LA TRAFFIC!!!

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It just took me three hours to get home from Fullerton. Half of that was crawling at about 5mph to the LA County line. At which point I noticed that I was just about to the red zone for gas. I get off the freeway into the most industrial, deserted section of LA you could ever hope to find. After 15 minutes of driving around, I finally located a gas station, and purchased half a tank of glorious petrol (only half a tank, because my pay check didn’t auto deposit for some reason). I tried to double back to the five but got turned around and ended up in downtown LA. I saw some buildings I recognized, and then ended up on the 110 South, instead of the North. Another 10 minutes until I could find an off ramp, and then I was on the UCS campus. I finally found a place to turn around and got back on the road. Another half an hour in traffic, and then things finally lightened up after the 110N/101N interchange. And here I am, home at 10:00 on the dot. I have just lived the most persuasive argument possible for Light Rail in LA.

Words cannot express how glad I am that this week is over.

October 13, 2006

I can see clearly now.

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The storm of midterms has finally passed from the land, and the bright sun of potential free time has started to peek from behind the clouds. Not that I’ll be taking it entirely easy – I’ve still got a stack of cases to brief, and a new (larger, more detailed) memo to research for – but it will be nice to not have to cram studying for tests on top of it.

From the sound of things, the gang is getting together for a pot-luck at Anna & Matt’s place this weekend. It will be nice to see this fabled outside world I have heard so much of.

I also have to say, I’m quite pleased with the first two episodes of LOST this season. I like the way the cast has been broken into smaller groups, and the way that they are gradually introducing the Others to show. There is much speculation over at The Fuselage about what may REALLY be going on. If the rest of the season keeps up this level of intensity, and answers a few questions, then I probably won’t abandon the show after all.

October 11, 2006

Looking for more Fifefly?

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Then look here: Serenity Tales: Big Damn Fan Comics. Talented internet artists formed a site to draw more adventures for Mal and the crew. The stories may not be cannon, but they’ve got just as much heart as the original.

October 10, 2006

Mid-terms

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Midterms are upon me this week. This morning, I had my first ever law school test. Subject: Contracts. I was nervous all of last week, and made flash cards*, and worried, and couldn’t focus for a while, and worried some more, and flipped through the flash cards again, and finally hit a Zen like state of acceptance about ten minutes before the test. I was as prepared as I was going to get, and I just wanted to take the thing. I addressed as many points as I could find, and applied the law as best I could. I’m fighting the urge to curl up on one of the couches here in the library and have a nap from post-stress let down. The upside is I think I did well. From talking to other members of my class, it appears we spotted the same issues, even though we came down on different sides of the argument. And in law school, my friends, the argument is all. I’ll post when I get my grade back.

Tonight, I have to brief three cases for a group research project that the Professional Skills professors decided would be a fun thing to give us in the middle of mid-terms.

Tomorrow, I brief five cases for Contracts and flip through different flash cards to prep for my Torts mid-term. Torts is my favorite class, and I’m much less worried about the test, but I still need to remember a lot of details. I’m looking forward to a more normal schedule next week.

Well, back to the briefs!

*Okay, I typed the flash cards, Chris actually made them. Ha, after reformatting everything so the printer would actually print to 4×6 card stock, he ended up doing more work on them then I did. Said husband also pulled double duty in the “keeping me sane” department. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I would be a quivering puddle of stressed out goo were you not in my life.

October 6, 2006

Relief is…

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…watching your teacher walk away and letting go of the breath you hadn’t realized you were holding when she told you that, not only had she sat behind you in class and watchd you play solitaire on your laptop for an hour and a half instead of paying attention to an informational – if very dull – guest lecture, she didn’t blame you for it, and she wished she’d been able to play solitaire during the speech as well.