Sunday, December 31, 2006
"As for proposition (2), a strong showing on one prong should not overcome a deficiency in the other prong."
"As for proposition (2), a strong showing on one prong should not be considered to overcome a deficiency in the other prong. "
The Alaska Supreme Court totally copied the Washington Supreme Court! 706 P.2d 317 and 102 Wn.2d 432, in case you're interested (Eric, I'm looking at you!). I kind of want to put a footnote about it in my note, but maybe that would be bad, especially since I am supposed to meet the Alaska Court in March. Although I'm sure it's the clerks, not the judges themselves. Kind of bad to bite the hand that feeds you, I guess. But I had to spread the news! Honor code violation!
Friday, December 29, 2006
On the plus side, I finally started writing my Note today, and I'm on page 4! Progress is being made, finally! Only 26 pages to go.
Update: Page 6 now! Hooray! Total crap, but whatever, page 6! And I think the storm has mostly passed.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Why was she exhausted, you ask? Because she just decimated her new Christmas chew toy (a hamburger, once upon a time):Our poor dogs, their lives are so hard.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
On the plus side, I sort of finished my Christmas shopping yesterday, so at least I don't have to make my way out in the craziness tomorrow (and didn't have to today, either).
Friday, December 22, 2006
Oh, and I was so desperate for exercise yesterday that I actually ran on a treadmill...scary.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
I think this is pretty great--I don't know how much people who don't actually go to Duke have been following the case, but it's completely ludicrous what has happened, and I'm glad even SNL is making fun of this DA now. Good times!
Speaking of good times, if you want some SNL hilarity, here's something else from this week's show, a digital short as good (if not better!) than the Chronicles of Narnia one from last year...but it's "colorful humor," so be prepared (relatives of mine):
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Due to the number of incorrect login attempts, your [bank] Account has been locked for your security on 14/12/2006.
Either they can't figure out that we don't have 14 months in a year, or they're European and have forgotten that American banks (especially American banks with the name America in them) don't use that style of date. So, good work guys.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I think CNN is trying to help me study, they have this story about the "Playstation murder case" getting dismissed because of a paperwork error. My class doesn't cover the grand jury part, but it does the actual arrest. In this situation, they used a battering ram because police thought it would be dangerous when serving the arrest warrant, and they also shot and killed the suspect's dog--we have cases about both of those things! How convenient.
Ok, time to get ready.
Ha, I just noticed my title...I wrote that before I found the CNN story.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Tomorrow is my last one, and I've had a really hard time studying for it today! I'm tired. Too bad it's another morning exam, I could use that time to review my notes. But then I'll be done and free and happy =)
Hope everyone else's exams etc are going well...
Saturday, December 09, 2006
23. San Fran
My buddy Hopper says that I'm not allowed to call the 49ers "San Fran" anymore because it makes the locals angry. Whatever.
It's true, people. "Frisco" too, it's just wrong. Take a mental note.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
And here's Charlie making sure my printer cord is plugged in all the way (while Baxter moves over from one side to the other, trying to balance on the highlighters, so cute).
I'm so fortunate to have such good helpers. If only this would translate into good grades.
...at least I'll know that much for the exam on Thursday.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
But that's not the biggest problem, the going blind. The worst part about it is that Microsoft Word is possessed by a devil that refuses to format correctly for me when I'm doing my outlines! Seriously, I just want it to automatically do the I. or A. or 1. or whichever it is I'm doing at the moment, but it refuses. It changes my C. to a B. for no apparent reason, it moves my 2 to a 4, and spacing is all over the page! The worst is when I'm starting a new big topic, so I do roman numeral I, but it thinks I'm saying the letter I, and it refuses to listen to me and switch it back! Because for some reason when I write "I" it changes it to a "J," and if I toggle with the settings to make it understand it's a roman numeral, not a letter, then it makes it a II or a IV! Every time, a II or IV, I don't understand. Why would I write "I" if I wanted "IV??" The upshot is, I hate it and want it to drown.
But hooray for good football this week! Cal won Big Game, and how about that 55-yard field goal! UCLA beat USC, which was beyond fantastic--we're at the Holiday bowl, so they can just go cry about not getting to be in the national championship! And today the Cowboys won again, with our new kicker and everything (would Vanderjagt have made that last kick? Sorry, but the way he's been playing...doubtful). Sadly I didn't get to watch the game because I was working of fed tax...never ending fed tax...so I had to settle for the recap.
Speaking of fed tax, I've actually learned some interesting things this semester. Maybe it's because I knew absolutely nothing about taxes before this class, but man, there's a lot of important rules out there. I may share some of them with you all at some point when I want procrastinate, but still call it studying time (it counts if I'm posting about class!).
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
You know what kind of sucks? When you're supposed to have an outline of a big paper-type thing due on December 1, and they tell you this on August 31, but literally make no more mention of it until three days before it's due, and that's only because someone finally asked the editor about it. And then adhering to the deadline as a hard and fast rule, claiming all of that advance notice. Well, be prepared for total crap, completely hypothetical editor, because that's all your hypothetical 2Ls will be giving you. So glad we have you to help us out. (And no, this is not for a class. This is extra bonus work. So please, no comments about how I have to keep track of my schedule better. None of us are anywhere near ready to write this thing.)
Monday, November 27, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
I've had to restrain myself from putting up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, too. I really wanted to, but it seems a little ridiculous...even though I won't actually be here all the way to Christmas (of course), and so the decorations get more limited time anyway... But no, I'm waiting patiently. Plus now it's too late to do it, since we're leaving midday tomorrow (driving up) for Thanksgiving. So next week, it's Christmas decoration time! I actually did a lot last year when I lived by myself, so I think now that I have a roommate (and a whole townhouse to work with), I'll have to do even more. Yay!!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Ok, time for football and maybe work...oh, and food, definitely food!
Also, does anyone else think it's retardedly overdramatic that Espn.com has a "Judgment Day Countdown" leading to the Ohio-Michigan game? I mean, sure, big important game, but countdown worthy? And countdown called Judgment Day, no less? And this isn't just me being bitter that no on cares about Cal-USC now because of the disastrous week of which we WILL NOT SPEAK. I just think it's a bit much.
Ok, softball time!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
At least Arnold got reelected!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Then later that day, again flipping through channels, and I watched a few minutes of E!'s "What Hollywood Taught Us About Sex" or something like that, and they were doing a segment on gays and lesbians in tv and movies, and when they talked about Will & Grace, they showed clips of that same episode! And only that episode, too, not a medley. Very odd...
And then that night, we find out that NPH is gay! What are the odds there?
Also, when my friends and I were at that knife class, we were talking about law school stuff (of course) and at one point we were saying how much constitutional law sucks in general, and the woman next to me said, oh no, don't say that, I'm a con law professor! Luckily not at Duke, but still, that's weird!
Monday, November 06, 2006
This is the rule concerning the man who kills another and flees there to save his life--one who kills his neighbor unintentionally, without malice aforethought...Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought.
I got confused, thought I was hearing the MPC there for a minute. Augh!!
Two of my friends and I went to a knife skills class yesterday. Just cooking knife skills, don't worry. It was kind of cool, we learned what a good knife is, how to do some fancy type cutting, and then tips for different kind of vegetables. It was a little simpler than we would have liked, but hey, if I ever have to Julienne potatoes, now I'm prepared! Of course, that is probably never going to happen, but still, I'm ready.
If I go to a sports bar to watch a Cal football game, I don't expect it to turn into a nightclub at 10:30pm. I don't care if you have "Club Varsity" every weekend, you don't own a bar with 20 televisions and the sound boxes, and then turn off peoples' football games before they're done! So Varsity Alehouse, you can suck it. Too bad the better place to watch games went out of business (the TVs were good, but the food was bad). Oh, and we're now officially ranked higher than our preseason ranking, lol. Finally moved up!
Thursday, November 02, 2006
It's not all pink, of course, that would be overkill...just pink enough to be pretty =) And sure enough, when I played with it at our tournament on Sunday, I played well! I think it's the pink. I just need a pink bat now to complete my softball ensemble.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Of course, a more useful commercial would probably be one informing the general populace that Cal is the same thing as UC Berkeley, but whatever.
Silver: Last thing -- what was up with those horrendous neon-yellow jerseys you guys wore against Oregon, and will we be seeing them again?
Jordan: I'm pretty sure you will before the season is out. I like 'em.
Lynch: Me too. They're shinin'. It's something new. Maybe for the Big Game.
Now I'm worried about their judgment! This is not a good uniform:
Maybe one too many hits to the head...get those guys an MRI!
Also, who saw that Cowboys game last night? I know my friend Brandon did, becuase he was going to Charlotte for the game and I distinctly remember some smacktalking on his part. I wish he actually read my blog so he could hear me say HA! to him. And also ha to my friend who was making fun of Tony Romo--I said it before, I'm willing to give him a chance and let him settle into the role of quarterback. Nate Longshore used the Tennessee game to settle in and find his rhythm, and look at him now! Romo's made a lot of headway in just a game in a half, so I have faith he's going to be a much better choice for us than Bledsoe (sorry guy...time to retire and spend time with your kids).
Although Monday's announcement was unexpected, particularly for believers in the Hollywood happy ending, rumors of marital strife have dogged the twosome for years.
Well I'm sorry for being such a sucker, but I really thought they'd be fine. Sigh.
Oh, and my congressman might run for president. But whatever.
In case you can't see, it's a picture of an intersection, with the words "If you do not have a street number, or if you have no address, please show on the map where you live."
Maybe I'm the only one who finds this hilarious, but this cracks me up. We don't really have this on the California voter registration cards...
I'm the slutty pumpkin from How I Met Your Mother! I don't think most people got the reference, though. They probably thought I was an ORDINARY slutty pumpkin, but nope, I was a special one!
Just for fun, here's the picture of my softball team with our trophy:
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I just learned not to get your jury award allocated between future medical expenses and non-medical expenses, so you can deduct the entire award
This morning on Sports Center, they were talking about Tony Romo starting for the Cowboys against the Panthers. There was some sort of nationwide poll, and they had one of those election-style maps, with the states colored red or blue depending on who they wanted to start, Tony Romo or Drew Bledsoe. The ENTIRE COUNTRY (save for a couple of neutral states) said Drew Bledsoe...except for Texas and Oklahoma. I guess I really do belong in Texas, because I agree it's time to give Romo a chance. And I think it's good Parcells decided to go with him, too, since all of his fans think that is the right choice, lol.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I'm still working on my costume for Halloween...We have the big law school party on Saturday, and my friend is having one on Thursday, too (which I'm sort of helping host, in a manner of speaking, lol), so I'm running out of time! I was going to be a fairy because I already have the wings, but then I found the necessary items to make my dream costume come true (well, dream of the last year anyway), so now I'm working on that instead. I'll post pics probably from the parties, eventually.
Ok, I've posted something...now I'll be able to get back into regular posting.
Oh, and I didn't hear my alarm go off this morning (sometimes if the reception isn't quite right, nothing plays, so there's nothing to hear...damn clock). I woke up at 9:25, but I still made it on time to my 9:55 class! I'm impressive, I know.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Here's a couple of commercials to enjoy (not the best ones, but I had to work with youtube here):
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Also, Cal going down to 11 in the polls is complete bs. I'm VERY unhappy!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Fast forward in this clip to 7:52 to get to the pertinent part (and ignore the brief "Ted Moseby, Architect" part), and watch it til about 10:10. (If you're really really lazy, you can just go here and watch just the law school party part, but it's crappy quality and doesn't have the entire thing.)
Yeah...that's law school.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
It's funny, the announcers on tv were talking about how Nate Longshore had been saying before the game that it would be all about defense today, and the announcers were laughing and saying, yeah, no offense, but I doubt it. And then on the first play of the game, interception!
I am disturbed that Nate Longshore leaves tickets for Jessica Simpson at every game...I mean, the leaving tickets part is fine, but he needs to pick somebody better to be obsessed with. How about Rachel McAdams? I love her.
The uniforms were truly terrible. I was worried that they'd make us lose, but even though they didn't, we still need to get rid of them right away. I tried to put up one of the pics here, but when I right click, a box pops up that says "copyright image"...and I'm reading IP right now! I can't escape it.
I like this last paragraph of the game article, not because I'm glad it's true, but just because that's who we are:
Tedford has turned Cal into a football power -- but it's still Cal. Cosmologist George F. Smoot, who won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday, was introduced before the game to the cheering student section, which chanted "Nobel Prize! Nobel Prize!"
Yeah...sad but true.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
It doesn't matter that the Bears since then have clubbed four consecutive opponents with an average margin of victory of nearly 27 points.
"I've never seen such a hangover from one game," normally unflappable coach Jeff Tedford said with no small degree of exasperation.
Seriously! Time to move on, people. One game doesn't make or break a season--and given the fact that we've won our games by an average margin of almost 27 points since then, I'd say it's safe to agree with the Arizona State coach who said "[t]he Tennessee game was an anomaly."
In other news, have I mentioned that I'm officially done with my interviews? Last Tuesday (also my brother's and grandpa's birthday--20 and 88, in case you were wondering) I did my last DC trip, and now I'm free! It's funny, I was thinking about what I had to do after bowling yesterday, and when I realized that I didn't actually have to go pack for another trip, I felt like I had the whole world open up for me! Oh, and speaking of what I did after bowling, did anyone watch Lost last night?? Good season opener, but man do I have more questions than ever. But yes, done with interviews, and now I have a couple of months (yay!) to decide where I want to go...including the big question of which city, DC or Dallas.
Fall break starts today at 5pm...this wonderful east coast invention of a week off for no reason in the fall. I love it! I'm not even planning on going anywhere this time (except a conference in Atlanta the second weekend), I'm just looking forward to staying home and catching up on everything I've been ignoring for the last month.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
My parents bought a house! Finally (I'm not being mean about it, but it did take a while...lots of very careful looking)...I've only seen the outside, but it looks pretty nice, and it's literally almost twice as big as our house in San Diego (which wasn't that small to start with). Ah, Texas real estate. No wonder I'm looking at firms there!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
At the airport today, I saw some people who had been on the flight back to Durham last Saturday when I flew home! That was pretty random, because Saturdays and Wednesdays aren't the most common days to fly, but there they were, same lesbian couple, same little girl who, sad to say, really wasn't that cute. And I think most kids are cute--that's why I remembered them in particular. The kid. Sad but true.
Oh, and I got my next citechecking assignment. Hooray. :-p
UPDATE: Ok, it just took three tries and over five minutes to get someone to pick up the damn phone so I could set a wake-up call. That's two strikes!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
I do have a new official pet peeve though: people who say they want your "autograph" when they ask you to sign a credit card slip. I'm sorry, that is retarded, and I've always thought so, but yesterday I decided it's become an official pet peeve. So I will not tolerate this anymore. I don't know how, but I'm going to work to stamp out this plague upon our society!
I'm going to miss the end of the Cal game because I'll be flying home (unfortunately...the missing part of the game part, not the flying home part, and by home I mean Durham). But I'm sure enjoying the first half! Mwhahaha.
UPDATE: I need to learn to shut my #$^*!&@ mouth. Now my plane is delayed.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I've decided that airline travel has gotten ridiculous. Out of four flights, only one was on time, and for two of those three delays, the delay was longer than the actual flight! And yes, that *does* make me cranky! You should not have to be surprised when your flight is on time--it should be expected! And don't tell me that it has to do with new security issues, I really don't think that taking perfume out of your carry-ons is the cause of the delays. I don't know what it is, but regardless, airlines are on my list! Which means they're on notice.
You know who else is on notice? Hotels that charge and arm and a leg for a room, but still don't give you internet or even a newspaper! What kind of cheaopos do that? Seriously, I can carry my bag up to my room on my own, it's small and has wheels. I'd much rather have the internet and a Washington Post then a bellhop.
Other than that, the trips were good though. I got to see Mike [who, off-topic, I just saw as I went to get the link to his blog that he's moving to frickin' VERMONT! Good thing I saw him this week!], which was of course very yay. I also saw like 50 Duke people, on my flights or at the firms themselves. DC is a big market for us.
Also, remember how some guy marked me as "not a prospect" on his on-campus interview evaluation form? Well at one of my callbacks this week I saw the on-campus interview form that the woman had filled out on me, and I got the highest mark on that one! So take that, Mr. DC Fancy Lawyer Man! Ha!
Not much else to report...leaving again tomorrow, but this time for Dallas, which is good since then I get to see my parents (and my puppy!).
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Speaking of, I just got back last night from my first foray to DC, which went very well, yay. Today I had a bunch of citechecking to do for my journal (hence the aforementioned begging to get back into the library), so that pretty much killed the daytime, but at least I have all of tonight, and then part of tomorrow (until I get back on a plane and return to DC). Oh, and I made it out of the library in time for the Cal game, which unfortunately I have to monitor on GameTracker, but I suppose it's better than nothing. But speaking of flying, how come these planes are all delayed?? It's really annoying when your delay is twice as long as the flight itself!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
And, of course, victory was ours in the Cal game too! I said I wanted to win by at least four touchdowns, and we came close to that, so I'm happy. Now THAT was the Cal football I was expecting to see this season. And it's always so nice to see a home game...we can hear the mike men on tv, so I of course have to do the cheers along with them from the comfort of my living room. My Cal spirit can be felt even over there, of that I'm sure!
Three weeks of class already over...and now that on-campus interviews are over, callbacks begin. My life will become a series of flights as I go back and forth between here and DC, with a bit of Dallas thrown in there too. It's gonna be interesting. I think it'll be fun like the first time, and after that just a drag...but we'll see.
Oh, and apparently the birds like meatloaf.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Also, my criminal procedure yesterday was talking about cops that go undercover to bust people for drugs, for example. He's from North Carolina, has a pretty thick accent, and speaks very slowly and evenly (think Darryl Hammond's Al Gore, but with a thicker accent and less retarded sounding). So he was giving examples of what a cop would say to someone he was trying to buy drugs from, and I don't know if anyone else thought this was hilarious, but imagine someone with the aforementioned accent saying this:
The undercover police officer could say, "I'd like some dope," or "I'd like to help you sell some dope," or “I’d like to get to know you, and later work on the dope.”
It's probably less funny if you can't hear it in the accent. Just try hard to imagine.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
This picture is from the summer, when the birds decided that standing on cords plugged into the wall would be super fun:
Hmm, that looks like a fun place to be.
I was right! Charlie, come up here, it's fun!
Yup, we're cool.
Monday, September 04, 2006
The Perils of Upside-Down Reading From two tables away, a job applicant was told she was "not a prospect." [Welcome to Margarevaville]
Someone found my story and randomly linked to me! And then I randomly found it. How weird is that? I feel kinda special, and kind of worried. This is why I don't post about things I don't want the whole world to know (not that I'm thrilled that the world knows I'm "not a prospect" for some law firm, but other people post much wose stuff about themselves).
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
5:36 pm Tennessee kicked off, Marshawn had a decent return, and we're getting ready for the first snap of the game. All of a sudden, the video goes out! No video! I have audio, and I hear the snap, and then I can hear shouting and the announcer saying "what a way to open up the ballgame," but no video! I almost had a heart attack, it was like a tv show where the tv channel gets changed and when you get back you hear, "Well I have never seen anything like that before in my life!" So ironic. I got back to video when the play was over and luckily caught the replay, but I was very upset for like 30 seconds of blackout.
8:30ish Well at least the nachos I made were delicious. In other news, a) I want to go bury myself in a corner somewhere and never come out, and b) people, please stop texting me to tell me how bad my team did! I NOTICED!!
Man #1: So the question is, can Cal challenge USC for the Pac-10 championship?
Man #2: I think the real question is, can USC challenge Cal for the championship!
Awesomeness. Although Kirk Whatshisname just picked Tennessee to win, but whatever, they're going DOWN!
Also, yesterday the temperature managed to drop like 25 degrees overnight. It's the tropical storm/depression, but come on! It was downright cold. I had been hoping the temperature would drop down to like 80 or something, but 66 was a lot much. It better warm back up soon!
Only two more on-campus interviews to go...thank god! Of course, I still have interviews at the firms to do, but at least then I already know they like me!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Oh, and I also just looked it up and found out that the Cal-Tennessee game is going to be on ESPN this Saturday at 5:30 (EST). So there's no excuse for not watching, you only need basic cable! Of course, anyone who went to Cal(or if your girlfriend went there, ahem) will be watching, but EVERYONE should! =)
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Speaking of unrelated, I didn't see the Emmy's yet, but I recorded it. I hear Conan was hilarious. And my friend Cat got to go! How cool is that? I'm just bummed Scrubs didn't win...oh well, at least a nomination is a step in the right direction.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Today I had three of my four classes (the only one I didn't have is a seminar that only meets once a week). Fed Tax, IP, and Criminal Procedure. It's still kind of early to tell, but so far nothing seems disastrous. Of course, I looked at the first fed tax problem and had absolutely no idea how to do it, but I figure that he'll explain it tomorrow and then I'll understand better. Hopefully.
Our IP professor told us today that he doesn't like the socratic method, and doesn't use it, because he already knows the answer, so why on earth would he try to get us to figure it out and tell him, when he can just cut to the chase? I couldn't agree more. It wastes sooo much time, and is really annoying, I think.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
So, to tide you over, here's some great news to enjoy (courtesy of Isaac).
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Finally back in Durham. Time to make the place look presentable! But that'll happen tomorrow =)
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Headed out from Dallas tomorrow to drive back to Durham. I'm just glad I end up being a passenger more than a driver! All I have to say is, all the people who told me Dallas really is humid, you were wrong! Ha. It's *much* better here than in DC.
And tonight is the first preseason game for the Cowboys. Woo! Yay for football season =)
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Today is packing and getting ready to leave day! Have to gather all my stuff, which shouldn't be too hard seeing as I only brought a fraction with me up here, but of course I did accumulate some more stuff this summer, so it always takes longer than it seems like it should.
Then Sunday it's drive to Durham time, then Monday it's drive to Dallas (which will take two days, whee), where I'll kick back and relax for four days, then back to Durham, and interviews start on Thursday! So lots of transit in the next week+, lol.
I just can't believe summer's pretty much over already! I worked with some good people this summer, it was fun. I mean, what are the odds that the guy I share my "office" with and I would BOTH be able to sing along with songs from The Muppets Take Manhattan?? Quite slim, I assure you. But I'm happy to get back to Durham and my real place, with all my stuff! It's hard to cook in a sad little kitchen like I had here. Oh well.
And now, to pack!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Cal football--it's looking good this year! If we can just get Longshore to be a relatively decent QB, we'll be sitting pretty, because we have so much talent just waiting to have a chance to shine.
Can you guess what websites I've been visiting with my extra time here?
In other news, this is my second to last day of work. Problem is, I've finished everything I can do right now on my own, and the attorneys I'm waiting to hear back from have yet to respond, for various reasons. So now I'm just sort of twiddling my thumbs...which makes the day pass reaaallllyyy slowly. Sigh.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Today at the gym, I went to this class that was all conditioning, no cardio, and at one point it was like twelve of us standing in a circle, doing arm exercises. Most of the women there are regulars, so they all know each other, and they were talking about one of the women there, and apparently she's going to go work on the Lieberman campaign and so they were going through the whole story of how this happened. Anyway, so they're talking about politics and democrats etc etc, and then someone says, hey, did you notice like two weeks ago there was a girl here with a republican shirt on? She hasn't been back since--I wonder if we said anything to offend her? Of course I had been silent throughout all this conversation because I didn't know any of the people and they were having their own thing going. But the instructor woman says, hey, is anyone here a Republican? And I raised my hand (the only one too...so sad), and she was like, did we say anything to offend you? At which point I turned around and showed them the "Berkeley" written across the back of my shorts, and said, hey, I went to Cal, the political discussions I'm used to are Kucinich vs. Dean, no Lieberman allowed!
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
But still, there was another show I wanted. Another show that was not available. And I waited and waited. And then just now, I saw an ad on tv that told me what I've been waiting to hear all these years. Yes, Pinky and the Brain is finally out on dvd!!
It's a happy day.
Monday, July 24, 2006
I watched the pilot episode of this new USA show Psych on my ipod on the train (I don't like to read a lot on moving vehicles, so watching tv is perfect). You can dowload the pilot for free on itunes, which is why I was watching it. Anyway, I think it has promise. Fridays at 10 isn't such a great timeslot, but there was some definite comedy there. And Charlie from West Wing is on it, which I know a lot of you people will like. ("you people" referring to my friends who watch WW, of course)
I was proud of myself, though, I won a puppy at one of the games:
Of course, it was one of those games where you shoot water at a target, and the first one to finish the race wins. And I played against a kid and like his grandma. But hey, I'm good! lol
And Isaac won a puppy for me too:
Yeah...as you may guess, his victory involved more skill than mine did.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
And I forgot to mention, when I was in Philadelphia, guess what I did all by myself? That's right, I PARALLEL PARKED! Yeah I did! I'm so proud of myself. Sure, it was a really big spot, but hey, I still did it! With minimal trouble, too. Just one redo. Small victories, but victories nonetheless.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
I wish we had cool historical sites in my city! I don't exactly know which city is "my" city anymore, but unless I'm moving to like Philadelphia or Boston (which I'm not), there's not much there, wherever it is. And I think it would be really cool to work at a place like that, getting to be a history expert telling tourists things. Lording it over them that I get to go to the special behind-the-scenes places, and they have to stay on the other side of the rope. Oh yeah, I'd enjoy that. It's the simple pleasures in life.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Hush up, JACKHOLES! Charlotte's da shit. I HATE Y'ALL MOFOS! I drunk. I drunky all the time. BLACKBERRIES!!!! BLACKBERRIES!!!! I BE DRUNKEN. I DRUNK NOW. I GOLF TOO!!!!! DRUUUUUUUUUUUUNK ************************************************************
i have a blackberry i am cool too yayayayayayayay
all this talk of blackberries makes me wanna get a beer
i AM like the USSR my primme ws years gao but i still have an alluring drunk-been-around -the bloock-with0-a-handle-of-vodka feel to me.
on yeah and if tghis north lorea guy fires one more missle at the usa and accidentially sjoots it my way, i'll blow his ass off the face of the earth. yesy yes i take seconds yaya
Monday, July 10, 2006
Tomorrow we have another field trip, to Andrews Air Force Base. It's going to be like the whole day, we get to look at planes and helicopters, yay. That's actually the base where the president flies out on Air Force One, and all the dignitaries fly into DC there. So it's kind of cool. Or at least it's better than just a regular base, lol.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
In other weird news, last night Eric (my roommate and Duke compatriot) and I were at a bar with some of his friends, and we notice that there's a really weird asian guy who just keeps meandering around all by himself. That would be a little odd in and of itself, but he's also wearing a long coat and eskimo hat, the kind with ear flaps that keep your head warm. Keep in mind it's 1am and still like 80 degrees outside. So he just keeps wandering around, and staring at our table, looking at Eric like he's his long lost brother or something. He meanders closer and closer to our table, til he's right next to us, then turns to Eric and shouts, "Dis!!!!" Getting no response other than stunned silence and people trying not to laugh, he says it again. Finally, not getting the answer he wanted, he finishes the freak mating call himself--"Co!!!!!!" Apparently he thought he and Eric had some sort of disco connection or something. So Eric just says, yeah ok, and the eskimo wanders away. Then a half hour later, he does the exact same thing! And one of the guys at are table just says to him, yeah we're fine here, thanks. And disco eskimo spent the rest of the night wandering around and staring at Eric, and we just kept trying to keep him away and hide Eric.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
*What differentiates and enchilada from a burrito: the sauce/way it's cooked, or the tortilla?
*The possibility of creating "metric time"
*Convincing Kim Jong-Il to show off his power as dictator by creating a new time standard (ie instead of 24 hours in a day, make it 26, and be a month younger than the rest of the world after a year)
*Whether "heat peanuts" were a subset of "party peanuts," and if you were having a party, which kind of peanuts should you get.
There was one other one but now I can't remember it, drat. Oh, and I took a pic of our stapler, but it'll have to wait til later for me to post, because I haven't uploaded it yet. Try to contain yourself.
And obsessive hitting "refresh" worked, because I got the super awesome parking permit today--yay! As did four of my friends! What are the odds? Especially when they said there were only nine of these spots. So...we're obsessive, but successful!
Oh, I went to a Cal alum happy hour today, and we sang the drinking song! I love our drinking song =)
Thursday, July 06, 2006
You may use the lemon law if you wish (and if you know what TV show it is from).
Now, as we all know, the Lemon Law is perhaps the best invention from Barney, aka Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother. Within five minutes of beginning a date, you can say adios to someone, no harm, no foul. And this guy who invoked it on Craig's list just got way cooler. The dream becomes real! Now we just have to see if the Get Psyched playlist catches on too...
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
*At a restaurant on Saturday, this girl (who is 26 and looks and sounds almost exactly like Andrea I., and only BCR people know who she is but there you go) and I were getting a pool table while her husband and my bf were putting money in the meter. So we go to the bar upstairs, and are just waiting for them because the pool tables are rented by the hour. Anyways, after he comes back, Isaac goes to get a table, and apparently the girl behind the bar asked if we were underage! I was outraged. It's one thing to be younger, it's another to be 20!
*Does anyone watch Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo? So the poker expert there is someone different this season, Phil Hellmuth Jr. I thought he was like 30 maybe, but then on the championship episode (currently on) Dave Foley said something about him winning the World Series of Poker in 1989. 1989?? So I looked him up and he's 41!! I guess all the casino time helped him keep his skin away from sun damage.
*Superman--a disappointment. Thin storyline, I think. The Devil Wears Prada--funny. Go see it instead (sorry Adam).
*So for the Fourth of July, Mike decided to go all out and go to the Capital to save a really good spot, right on the steps! And so he got there super early, got rained on by a huge storm and had to flee, then came back and got almost the exact same super great spot. So he held down the fort for hours, and then Isaac and I met him (and the girls he was with) like right before the fireworks started. So it was pretty neat, just like on tv, seeing them up against the Washington Monument. But Stevie Wonder is not fireworks music, I'll tell you that much.
*I'm so important that I get to give press conferences at the Pentagon.
*I was at Safeway last week and the guy in front of me didn't have a Safeway card, so I offered him the use of my Vons club card, which works at both stores. I hand it to him, and the cashier just looked at me as if I was insane, like I had just handed him my Blockbuster card or something. I tried to explain to her that Safeway owns Vons, so it'll work, but I don't think she believed me til it actually ran through.
Ok, more blogging to come (if I don't fall asleep first...today was a rough morning).