Wednesday, November 30, 2005

(sort of) free!!

Well, today was the last day of classes for the semester. I can't believe we've really finished them. Finals start on Monday, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, and I'm only marginally reassured when my friends tell me they feel the same way. I'm trying to just go with the flow and mentally accustom myself to the lower gpa ahead of time. But I'm very excited that at least we'll move on to some new material soon, I'm pretty tired of the stuff we've been doing. I'm just hoping I can get a summer job before grades come out. =)

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Back in the...well, Durham

The good thing about travelling with your brother? He can be your valet and take your suitcase up and down for you from the overhead bins on the plane. Seriously, it is so much easier having someone (a foot taller than you)do it instead of having to reach up and try not to drop the heavy things on someone's head. And how weird is this, the guy who's the brother of the guy I know who was on my flight over? He was on my plane again! Oh, I just realized I forgot to mention that. Yeah, I discovered that a guy on my plane to SD is the brother of a guy I knew from Berkeley, and there he was again, on the way back to Durham.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Hmmm

Today my mom and I went shopping (of course) and we went to Nordstroms because I wanted to look at suits. I figure I should own one if I'm going to try to get a job this summer. Anyways, the very nice saleslady was helping me pick out something (well actually, my mom asked where the suits were, and she took it upon herself to pick out my clothes), and she asked me what size I was. I said I didn't know, because I never buy stuff from the misses department. So she looks at me, says, I think a 10, and hands me clothes. I dutifully try them on, and am just swimming in them. She says, oh my gosh, you're so tiny! And proceeds to keep giving me one size down until she hits like a 4. I'm trying not to be insulted that I look three sizes bigger than I actually am. I guess Mike is right, I'm deceptively small.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Ahh, home

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! You know, it's a little weird being home when your room is completely devoid of your belongings. I packed everything up when I left for Durham, since our house is up for sale, so it's kind of odd. And I have to say, twin beds suck. You really can't go back after you've upgraded to a real bed. Also, I'm quitting school and never going back so I don't ever have to take finals.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Back finally

I'm going home tomorrow for Thanksgiving, and thank goodness, because I've reached that point where I have just no desire to do anything at all. Which is really bad when finals start in two weeks (that sound you just heard was me having a heart attack when I looked at the calendar). Good Lord.

In better news, my softball team won the North Carolina Regional Tournament! I'm very proud of us, we have a trophy and everything. But, we don't know what to do with it, since there's nowhere to put it. I have more bruises now, but at least I'm colorful for the holiday season. Although blue and purple aren't really holiday colors. Details.

Yay for us winning Big Game! I have to admit, I was just slightly worried, but I'm glad to see good once again prevailed over evil =) If we play Rutgers in the Insight Bowl, we're gonna destroy them (yup, Adam, you don't have a chance). Is anyone (reading this) going to go to our bowl game?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

lol...except not really

Today during lunch, I heard a lawyer/professor guy talk about his new book, which is all about lawyer jokes. While my hope was that it would be kinda funny, I knew better, and really only went for the free pizza anyways. It was good I was prepared. The guy was really old, and was telling jokes and analyzing them like they were something to really take seriously. For example, he told a joke that compared rats to lawyers, and then went through all the things you could interpret from that comparison. Talk about way overthinking things. What he did say that I thought was interesting was that a lot of the modern lawyer jokes are just revisitations of old jokes that were anti-union, anti-communist, and racist. So basically...lawyers are the new most-hated group out there. Good to know.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Sigh

I frequently am not paying attention when I do the combination on my locker. Today I passed straight over "6" and realized at "9" that I'd missed it, and my thought process was "I overshot it. Actually, I Ayoob-ed it."

It's all about Big Game now.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Oh please

I find the whole Terrell Owens drama as interesting as the next football fan (especially when they start talking about his contract...gotta see if the stuff I've been trying to learn all semester is applicable in the real world at all). But I think that this headline is a real overstatement. I mean, is this thing really "gripping" the US? I find that highly doubtful. Gripping the US seems like it should be reserved for a war or huge dramatic trial or election or something that is actually important in the scheme of things. Whether TO goes back to the Eagles, or gets cut, kind of interesting. Especially if you're an Eagles fan, fine. But come on, perspective people.

PS I don't care how good a wide receiver he is, the guy is a jackass and I wouldn't want him on my team either.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hmm

Today the high is 83, which is tying/breaking a record. Tomorrow we're in the 60s. Weirdness

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I'm dumb

It's fairly common knowledge that I have absolutely no sense of direction. I can read a map, thankyouverymuch, but I still get lost all the time. The one piece of advice everyone tried to give me was to remember that the ocean is west, but that never did me any good, cause it's not like I could always see the ocean, even in San Diego! So it wasn't super helpful to me, but was drilled into my mind.

So last night I was driving in Raleigh and I was of course lost. I frequently try to get a mental picture of where the heck I'm going by picturing the state and then visualizing the general direction I'm heading. So as I was finally on my way from Raleigh heading back to Durham, I was looking at my mental map of North Carolina and trying to figure out where the road I was on would be taking me. But it wouldn't work, I knew I was going west but it seemed wrong in my head, cause Durham is up and left of Raleigh, but I was going to the right. And then I realized, that west was no longer towards the ocean, and now the rule drilled into me is no longer valid. Oops =)

Monday, November 07, 2005

Halloween Part Two



Yes, the law school had a halloween party the Friday after Halloween. Yes, I am again a slutty nun, though with a slightly different costume. Yes, that is my friend Adam with the best costume of the whole night, Janet Reno. See, we have good times here in Durham, too.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Now I can quit law school

So I've discovered my new career--secretary. Yes, that's right, I'm quitting law school to become a secretary. I took an online typing test and got 81 WPM. I figure between that and my love of office supplies (seriously, Staples is just the best), I'll be perfect. And it doesn't require those extra three years of school, which is a big plus right now. I'm not seeing much of a downside.

Update: I just took it again and got 90 WPM. I'm so set!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

hmm

I could see my breath in my car this morning. But the high today is 72, and it's supposed to be 78 on Saturday. Weird.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Hooray for dogs

Wow, this story is incredible. No wonder everyone loves dogs...and they're so much better than cats. =)(via IMAO)

Boo!




I'm the slutty nun in the middle. Though you can't really tell I'm slutty in the picture. That's some of us from Halloween, obviously. We went to Chapel Hill, which was fun although not nearly as crazy as people had said. I guess it's hard to compare to the insanity at Castro. But it was good times. =)