Thursday, December 29, 2005

You know...

...it's easy to forget that you're short, until you see the pictures. Then you're forced to admit the truth.



(My mother, brother, grandmother and me)

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Christmas is yay, even when it's been over for three days

Ok, I know it's after Christmas, but I'm going to post a picture of my tree anyways because it's pretty and I can.



Having these two weeks off so far, I don't dislike law school nearly as much as I did while I was there. It's been good, resting and forgetting how much it sucks. The problem is, I'm pretty sure the time it takes to get back to disliking it is going to be much shorter than it took the first time to get there. Like, when you go jogging, and you go as long as you can, and then you take a quick walking break to rest, and then you go back to jogging, but then it's not like you can jog as long as you did the first time around without a rest, because you're already tired, so you get back to that exhasted-need-a-walking-break point much faster. Yes, this is my law school analogy. Of course I don't go jogging, but I remember what it was like from that bad summer when Liz talked me into jogging semi-regularly.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas Eve!

According to the current schedule on their website, the FBI is going to EIGHT career fairs in South Carolina, and THREE in Alaska!! But how many in North Carolina? That would be none. Who votes that makes no sense? Oh look, it's unanimous.

Friday, December 23, 2005

What to do, what to do?

Oh, and look what I got from Amazon today. The answer to my never-ending question of what to do with myself!

Go Bears!!

Ah, a bowl victory for Cal, and all is right with the world =) I can't wait for next season!!

My phone broke today. I was closing it and the plastic on the hinge of the flip part broke off. So it looks like I'm gonna get that picture phone, just a couple months too late for Janet Reno. Oh well...I'll be prepared for next time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Plus side

Well, the good thing about the Ravens-Packers game is that I got to see not one but TWO Cal quarterbacks in action.

Monday, December 19, 2005

I love winter when it feels like summer!

So the temperature gauge in my car here said that it was 74 degrees today...meanwhile it's 37 in Durham. I'm so glad to be back in CA, I didn't realize how much I get used to the warm weather year-round til now. This is what I call Christmastime =)

In other news, both my parents got the stomach flu and now my brother has it...I'm hoping God loves me best and I'll avoid it. We'll see how that turns out.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Pacific time zone woo

Back home in San Diego. Not much to report thus far, other than that my dog is still super cute, just how I left her. =)

Friday, December 16, 2005

Frost? Is that like snow?

So at some point tonight it comes up about this friend of ours who is from CA and didn't know what to do when her windshield got frosted over, and well I suppose I don't actually know either, so my friends were horrified and started to explain to me how I need to get an ice scraper or whatever and if I don't have that I can use a credit card...then they asked me if I knew what an ice scraper was and I said I assume it's like a credit card if that was an adequate substitute, but apparently it's not. They were highly amused, I tried to explain it's not a situation I've had to deal with before...ever. I barely can make it through driving in the rain, truth be told. I hate it. But I haven't had to deal with that kind of frost before. It's weird what you don't have to deal with in CA. Potential earthquakes seem a small price to pay. PS Last final today, don't know how I did, find it hard to care right now cause at least it's done. I'll worry about that in January.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

This is almost worse than a teratoma

Ok, so I was supposed to be studying for my last final tomorrow, but instead I got entranced in this show called "Vanishing Twins," on Discovery Health. It was about the fetus-in-fetu phenomenon, where something goes wrong with one twin and it gets absorbed into the body of the other twin. The deformed twin becomes a parasite and lives off of the healthy baby, and keeps growing as long as it's left alone. Part of the show focused on this family living in rural Kazakhstan, where there was this little boy who looked like he was pregnant, but the parents just assumed he had rickets and figured it would go away. But it of course didn't, and when he was 7 he was rushed to the hospital where the surgeons took out what they thought was a cyst. They opened it up, though, and I swear it looked like a mashed-up gnome. There were at least 8 inches of hair, and it was really horrible. I looked for a picture (briefly) but didn't find one, though the drawing they have in the link I put up there looks kind of like it, if you add the 8 inches of hair. I'm totally screwed tomorrow, but it was really interesting. But Liz is right--you don't want to study this kind of stuff, it'll make you want to never have kids.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Procrastinating


Ok, look how cute this is. Yes, I wanted to distract myself so I put my bird in my little Christmas tree. He liked it too, for a couple of minutes at least, you can see him trying to eat the fake needles:


When I put music on he chirps along with it. Not like singing along exactly because he's not going with the tune, but definitely chirping when he hears music.

Oh dear

You know you've studied too much contracts when you start applying the uniform commercial code to your life. For example, an actual mental rambling I had while I was brushing my teeth: In relationships, when girls start getting all clingy and asking those "do you love me" questions, it's really just an application of UCC 2-609, requesting assurances if reasonable grounds for insecurity arise. This of course led to the who determines whether there are reasonable grounds for insecurity question. Point being, I'm a sick sick person. But I think it's not as bad as another classmate who said she stays up nights wondering where our fundamental rights come from.

Monday, December 12, 2005

An e-mail from Liz...

I think gmail knows you're Persian...the ads on the sidebar are "cheap
flights to Iran" and "terrorists profiled" and "don't blame me, I
voted for kerry". You can't make this stuff up.


So g-mail can guess my (half) ethnicity but not my voting record...interesting. Lol.

Speaking of politics, I was at dinner with friends, and one of them was saying how she was offended because she (a Christian) was talking to a gay classmate and he said to her that he'd "never met a cool Christian before," (ie that didn't hate homosexuals). Then she proceeded to tell us all that that was an unfair characterization, because it's not like she's one of those crazy Bush supporters or something. Good to know that it's ok to stereotype at least one of the groups.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Who loves collateral estoppel?? Oh, not me.

I've never blogged during a final exam before, so I couldn't resist taking advantage of the opportunity. I'm in the middle of my civ pro final exam (well, more towards then end than the middle, thank goodness), which is an 8 hour take home, so I can do this at my leisure. More or less. I've decided this is the way to go--sprawled out on my bed, music playing, piles of papers all around me, it's more like studying than taking an exam. I still hate it, of course, but I think it's the best exam scenario I've tried yet. I've got just over three hours left of test time, which is good cause I don't want to rush. It's amazing how an exam that was designed for three hours can take so much longer when you feel free to just slowly plod through the material instead of rush rush rush through it all. Positives and negatives to that.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Hmm...

Ok, just last night I was looking at those websites with dogs to adopt, and there were quite a few who were Hurricane Katrina dogs who'd been rescued. Then this morning, I get an e-mail from the law school because they're looking for someone to adopt two more Katrina dogs. Coincidence? I think not.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Also...

...I should not be allowed to look at dog adoption sites.

It runs in the family

In lighter news, my bird was a super cute klutz again. He was jumping from one perch to another, but he had a little too much momentum and he fell forward...he would have fallen off the perch, but he hit his head on the cage and that bounced him back up. I didn't even know it was possible for birds to be klutzy. What are the odds I'd end up with the one, lol?

this sucks

I'm having real motivation problems now, I don't want to study for my remaining two exams at all. And I've figured out why--I have no end goal. You know how when something sucks, you say, well at least once I get this done, then I'll be set because... Yeah, it doesn't work here. Getting through exams is the means, but to what end? I know several of my friends feel the same way--we don't know what we want to do with these law degrees, so what are we killing ourselves for?

I've been applying for summer jobs, and one night I was thinking to myself, wow I hate the thought of having to interview with these people. But at least once I have a job I won't have to worry about it. And then I realized...having a job sounds like it sucks too! It's not like I'm going to drop out or anything dramatic like that, but I really wish I had a plan, a goal. I feel like I've been looking for one since high school, and I've yet to find it. And I'm running out of ways to put off real life.

Monday, December 05, 2005

1/3 done!

Well, I made it through my first law school exam. And you have no idea how happy I am to be able to forget about con law until probably the bar exam. I don't know how it went, won't know til almost February, and that's fine with me. It was really funny, the exam started at 8:30, and we were literally one minute into it, still reading the question (because question one was two pages), when the fire alarm went off. So we had to go outside and stand for ten minutes [side note--it's been pouring all day and it's 40 degrees outside according to my car's temperature gauge]. I thought it was pretty funny, you can just imagine the panicking student pulling the fire alarm. Anyways, it's done, now I'm going to be bad and do nothing the rest of the day and start studying for exam #2 tomorrow. Good times.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

It's Christmastime!




I had to go get a binder for all my notes for my exam on Monday (it's open-book), and while I was shopping I got a little...distracted and ended up buying a ton of Christmas decorations. This is my cute little tree, I love it and it makes me happy, because even though I'm going to do embarassingly poorly on my exams, my apartment looks pretty. =) And now I have to go put garland up on the staircase.

lol

I have the klutziest bird ever I think. He likes to rub his beak on his perch because it's got sandpaper, and this of course involves him bending all the way over to get his head to the perch. Today he was rubbing his beak and he fell off the perch. He actually caught himself and landed on his other one, but it was pretty darn funny.

Friday, December 02, 2005

It's the schist

I was watching a repeat of Friends tonight, and at one point Ross is complaining how no girls will want to date him once he becomes Three Divorces Guy. Then he says, the only people lower than him will be Four Divorces Guy, Murderer Guy, and geologists. Don't worry John, I think he's just jealous. =)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Give it up

The commercial advertising one of the malls here just talked about how they have "Raleigh's largest holiday tree." Holiday tree? If you've already got the big tree up, then I think it's too late to pretend you've got nothing to do with Christmas.

Technical difficulties

I used my computer at school today at a review session for contracts, and when I got home for some reason my enter key wasn't working right. I'd have to push it really hard to get it to actually work. And I had no idea what was wrong, I mean, it worked right like an hour before that. There's not too much you can do to fiddle with an enter key to get it to work, you know. So I just closed my laptop, and then shook it for like five seconds, and then opened it back up. Lo and behold, back to normal! How weird is that. My computer is like an etch-a-sketch--I just shake it to reset it I guess.

1Ls are divided into six different section. I'm section 4, and we have one class by ourselves, and two classes combined with another section (section 3). We also have legal writing, but that's a special case. I think it's somewhat well-known by the other sections that we are the most slacker one. We're not dumber, but we're definitely not (as a whole) the people who stay in to do work. We're more made up of the people you see at the bars Thursday night. And I'm glad, because I really can't do work late at night anyways. And those people who work all the time just worry me, stress me out.