November 17, 2010
The countdown is on. Nothing but finalizing a research paper, an appellate brief, a memo re-write, an oral argument, a trusts and estates exam and tying up some loose ends on a project standing between me and J.D. Just a few things, ha, but only a few weeks to do them. They will get done.
Speaking of that, I should be working. But I stopped writing early to spend a few quiet minutes sitting in my apartment, writing a blog entry that next to no one will read, before I go get G from the babysitter. Silly or smart? I do not know.
I have tried not to get too stressed during law school. The pressure and the panic usually does not help anyone anyway, but it is there. Hanging in the library, weighing on the job seekers, hiding behind the student loan balances. I swear it is all about discipline. I am arguably a better student now, with a small child and unquestionably less free time, than I was two years ago, when I really had nothing to do but school. I wish I had dedicated myself to school with the hours I had back then. Why wasn’t I in the library at 10:00 pm spring of my 1L year, learning administrative and constitutional law? Today I am forced to make the most of my hours. It’s not 100 percent. I don’t believe in that either. Everyone needs a break. But sleep, activity, friends and dedication, that’s what you need to get through law school in tact.
Time to enjoy the mini-man for a few hours before it’s back to the books this evening.
February 6, 2009
We have had a long stretch of frigid hell since the start of the semester. No days above freezing for weeks. I’ve been wearing tights (thanks Mom!) under my jeans for extra warmth, walking to school cursing my birth in this godforsaken state, wanting desperately to win a free trip to Mexico, or Kentucky, or anywhere warm (even 50 degrees!), stat! Icy sidewalks, slippery one-mile walks to and from school, frozen faces, staticky hair from wearing hats — ahh Midwestern winter on campus.
I only opine about it with some fondness right now because today is sunny and melty. Walking home just now, a runner passed me with a short-sleeve shirt on and no hat. I saw another wearing shorts, a long-sleeve t-shirt and no winter gear. This is what happens to people in the north! This is why we scoff, along with our new President, at schools closing for half an inch of snow or a little ice. This is because today, when weather.com tells me it’s 38 degrees, but feels like 30, is a heat wave!
November 12, 2008
I thought I would post, but I have a problem. That chocolate raspberry torte up there is starting to grate on me. I like to change things up once in a while – you know – change the scenery so I don’t get bored.
However, I don’t have any good photos that I can use here. So… if anyone has a digital image of a torte (or a tort – oh! that might be even more fun!) please leave a comment and I’ll email you so that you can in turn e-mail me the image. Of course, by offering me your tort(e) image, you must agree to the terms and conditions of it being at the top of my blog for a few months.
Okay, I know most of you probably have waaaay better things to do in November than dig through your photos for pictures of dessert or freak accidents, so I won’t be offended if no one helps me.
Back to my brief.
November 5, 2008
… and I’ve never been so excited about one of our nation’s decisions.
November 4, 2008
It’s an unseasonably warm election day in my neighborhood. Get out and vote!