Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's a bonanza today!

There's so much stuff going on! I just discovered (and maybe everyone else already knows about this, but I doubt it, because I think Adam would have mentioned this) that Scrubs is coming to Comedy Central in syndication!! And of course, don't forget that season 4 is coming out on dvd on October 10th. All I know is, this is fabulous news. Syndication is the key to getting people to know and love this show! Look at the good work it's done for Saved by the Bell--generations still know and love the show! (Of course, I still remember when an eight year old I was working with like two summers ago started telling me about this "old show" that she likes to watch called Full House...that hurt.)

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! =)

Perhaps something more interesting than punctuation

Ok, here's a funny story. I was in an on-campus interview yesterday and the interviewer was filling out the evaluation form in front of me. He was actually two tables apart from me, but I'm a good upside-down reader, so I was still able to see what he was writing. It was a little disheartening when I realized that halfway through, he checked the "not a prospect" box on his form. I was kind of annoyed, especially at the end when he told me that if I don't hear from them for a few weeks, it's because they're checking references, so don't get discouraged. Liar! Oh well, I knew I wasn't interested anyway, but we're not allowed to cancel fewer than two days prior.

My life is just full of disasters

Remember how I was taking it upon myself to learn how to put two spaces after every sentence instead of just one, which I've done for my whole life? Well apparently I've done too good a job, because now I not only put two spaces after each sentence, but I also do it every time I do a colon! So ":" somehow in my head is equivalent to the end of a sentence. I'm just getting all messed up here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm still here, but barely

Ok, these have not been a fun couple of weeks. I'm still interviewing, doing class, fitting in receptions and reading and journal things and all this stuff. There's no time! I feel like Jessie Spano on caffeine pills right now. Not that I'm on caffeine pills, just that there's "No time! Never any time!" Hence the insane lack of posting. And the fact that Christine and I have been playing phone tag for like two weeks now! Which I hate. I had lots of 2Ls tell me that once you make it through fall semester, you're fine. I now see why they hated fall semester so much. And it's only the second week of class! And in a couple of weeks I'm going to start flying to DC and Dallas on the weekends for interviews--even more fun. At least I'll get to go home and see my parents when I'm interviewing there, and see Mike etc when I'm in DC. Ugh. Thinking about this makes me tired, so I'm going to just go back to trying to make it one day at a time. And maybe I'll find something to post about not related to what I'm doing right now.

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

Oh no you didn't!

Ok, I refuse to accept this. Pluto can't be demoted from a planet! It doesn't work like that! All of a sudden, all of those solar system projects from my childhood are wrong, wrong! Which cannot be. And perhaps even worse, this will date Saved by the Bell! Am I the only one who remembers Screech's patented mnemonic device to remember all the planets, MVEMJSUNP? And then Zack used the mnemonic to help win the Quiz Bowl, which he had to do when Screech got sick? See, now when people watch Saved by the Bell, they'll think, hey, that's an old show! It's not modern! Now sure, maybe Zack's cell phone, or their clothes, did the same thing. But this really goes too far. Since Adam refuses to blog about this now that I did, I'll say it for him: Inernational Astronomical Union, you're on notice!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This sucks

Waiting for firms to call you for callback interviews is worse than waiting for a boy to call you. With a boy, it's probably just the one guy, and if he doesn't call, then oh well, he's just dumb. You can tell yourself. But with firms, if you've interviewed with like 15 of them, it's hard to write them all off as retarded or looking for something else. At some point, you have to admit it's just you. Thankfully, I'm not there yet (it's only Tuesday). But this waiting is terrible. Especially when some people ARE getting the phone calls. In my case, it's mostly with different markets, so I'm not panicking. But this is not the funnest thing ever.

Monday, August 21, 2006

I even packed a lunch for today

Today was the first day of school! Very exciting. I feel like I've been here so long, they should have already started. It's funny how last year I remember all the 2Ls and 3Ls saying that classes become like the bottom of the priority list, and now I see that it's so true.

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


I've been meaning to update, but these last few days have been crazy busy. 15 interviews, plus meeting with the firms after hours, plus other law school stuff. I just want to sleep and relax! And classes haven't even started yet! Sigh. And tomorrow morning I have orientation at 9am for my journal, too. (And why a three-hour orientation had to start at 9am, I'll never know).

So, to tide you over, here's some great news to enjoy (courtesy of Isaac).

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


So today I went and made my room look presentable. Lots of unpacking!!! But now it looks like a real room again and I'm happy. But as I finished putting all my summer stuff away, I realized I was missing two key items--my pillows!! I don't know how I could have forgotten them, but they don't seem to be here anywhere, so the only thing I can think of is that I somehow didn't notice leaving them behind in DC (which is weird because I remember stacking them with my things, so I don't know how they'd get stacked with my stuff and then not brought to Durham). But I don't have that big a place, they'd have to be here somewhere!! I'm confused. And perturbed. Hmph.


Mom and brother made it home safe, yay. Apparently on American Airlines (which they flew), you can buy books in the airport and bring them on the plane with you. But British Airways doesn't even allow that! So seriously, what do those people do for ten hours??

Finally back in Durham. Time to make the place look presentable! But that'll happen tomorrow =)

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bad time to be visiting London

So this whole crazy plane thing is making life difficuly for US-UK travellers right now. And that's bad because my mom and brother are actually in London right now, of course. Bad timing for them! So hopefully they'll get back ok. Mostly I'm wondering what they're going to do for an 8(?) hour flight, because the list of carry-on items is so restricted, American Airlines doesn't even say that they can bring on a book! So what do you do for all those hours, talk to the people sitting in your row? Fun.

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

Well, I'm done!

Well yesterday was my last day of work! I was very sad to have to turn in my Pentagon badge, I really wanted to keep it! And while it would have been easy enough to "forget" to turn it in, it seems like you really don't want to piss of DoD. So I restrained myself.

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

And also...

...did you guys see that Devean George just signed with the Mavericks? I didn't know he was going to leave the Lakers! Interesting.

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?

Don't mess with Officer Midge

Here's a much happier story about dogs than the last one I posted! Now I'm not a huge chihuahua fan, but this dog is pretty cool. I wouldn't mind having a drug-sniffing chihuahua-rat terrier mix! As long as I got the big german shepherd too of course. I have to have standards, after all.

That's outrageous!

I forgot to post this story yesterday. Apparently the Chinese have decided that if there's an outbreak of rabies (and by outbreak I mean three deaths), the best way to cure the problem is to beat 50,000 dogs to death. Yes, I'm talking about doggie genocide. Now you'd think maybe instead of taking dogs from their owners while they're being walked, and bludgeoning them to death, perhaps they could think outside the box. Like, say, rabies vaccinations, which only 3% of the dog population is getting. Now I know, it's probably cheaper to just kill all the dogs, but hey, the point is to do what's right, not what's cheap!

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.