Thursday, November 30, 2006

Everyone has plans tonight!

And those plans are, Scrubs premiere, 9pm on NBC. Be there!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Have a happy Holiday

Well, we're back at the Holiday Bowl this year. It's too bad that my parents moved from San Diego, because then I'd be able to go to the game otherwise--it's like 20 minutes from my house! Oh well, I guess tv it is for me. Last time I went, we were so pissed about Texas screwing us over that we completely blew the game. Let's hope that Tedford helps us keep our heads in the game better this time around. Good finish for the year, lay the groundwork for next year's season of awesomeness. Maybe it's for the best that we didn't make it to the Rose Bowl this year, since I wouldn't have been able to go, and I NEED to go when we finally make it back there. I guess we're just waiting for the perfect time.

Yay for being 23


Happy birthday Christine!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Man was not meant to live there!!

Ok, I exaggerate abotu weather a lot, but really, this is insane. I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I'm on the Alaska Law Review, and part of our deal is that we get to go to Alaska for spring break (which would be in March, of course). We go to different cities, and I'm pretty sure at least one person went to Barrow last year. I clicked on the weather chart and they have a cool "what to wear in what season" graphic. But look at this!! The only difference between spring, summer, fall, and winter is that in summer you're allowed walking shoes instead of insulated boots!!! And the average HIGH in March is -10 degrees!! Seriously, not meant for people to inhabit that land, I'm convinced. I'm going to Anchorage. That's crazy enough in March.

I now know where I'll be this summer!

Well, I officially have my job for the summer! Or jobs, I should say. I finally picked where I'm going to be, and I'm splitting between DC and Dallas so I don't have to make up my mind yet =) I'm working 8 weeks in DC and then 6 in Dallas, for a total of 14 weeks, also known as my entire summer vacation. I tried to work it out so I wouldn't be working literally the entire summer, but alas, it did not work. So that's not going to be ideal, but oh well. I'm happy it all worked out though, I had to get permission from the Dallas firm to come the second half, which they don't usually let you do. Apparently it'll just be me and one other person, with 20+ people coming the first half! So it will be interesting, but it might be kind of nice after spending what I'm sure will be a very busy 8 weeks in DC.

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

Bye bye vacation

Back in class...good times! Well, it's good because this is the last week, in any case =) I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, I had a good time up in West Virginia. The weather cooperated and was unusually warm. I was still cold, of course, but I'd much rather have the days be in the 50s than in the 30s! Isaac found a super good deal on a TV at Circuit City that was going on sale the day after Thanksgiving, but they only had 15 for sale, so we went crazy and got there at 3:30 am, for the store opening at 5 am, in order to get it. And by the time we arrived, there were already 100 people in front of us! It was insane. Luckily they handed out vouchers for the tv, and due to some lucky loitering, we got one of them, so the waiting was not for naught! By the time the store opened, there were a good 400-500 people waiting in line--not exaggerating. It took about an hour to make it through the line to check out, it was so crowded and they were so poorly organized. After that, we went to Target, and then crashed at 8am, dead tired. It was a fruitful shopping expedition, but I would not do it again, not unless there was another crazy good deal like on the tv. This is us freezing outside of Circuit City at about 4:15 am:





I spent the last half-hour of waiting dancing around in place, because I didn't wear socks over my stockings underneath my boots, so my toes were pretty much frozen. Eventually they warmed up, though!


My favorite picture from the trip, however, is from the small zoo we went to visit, where I made friends with a goat:


It took three tries to get that picture just right! He was a very friendly goat =)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I drove through Brad Paisley's hometown!

Greetings from West Virginia! Posting will be light because there is just dial-up internet here, but while I'm waiting for the Robin Sparkles video "Lets Go To The Mall" to load, I thought I'd check in. (PS--watch the video. Especially Liz, it's about Canadians. How I Met Your Mother is so wonderful.) It's exceedingly cold up here (and by exceedingly I mean high 30s/40s today, which is exceedingly to me), but very nice. And this part of WV is right next to Ohio and Pennsylvania, so it's funny how your local movie theater can be in another state. Things we don't experience in California that much! Anyway, just wanted to say hello and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope a nice holiday (and break from school/work) is had by all =)

Monday, November 20, 2006

Over the river and through the woods...

It's almost Thanksgiving! Thank goodness, I'm so tired of class. It was much easier getting up this morning knowing that I only have two days of class to make it through this week =) I'm actually not going home this year, for the first time ever! I'm going to WV with my bf instead, which is kind of sad because that means I won't get to see my family and help put up the Christmas tree, but I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun in WV too =) And it's going to be cold, but not snowstorm cold, so that's good, because even though snow is pretty, there's be a good chance I'd freeze to death.

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

I know you're all on pins and needles waiting to hear what happened

Ok, that was a long day. We won all of our games, made it to the finals, and for the finals, it didn't matter who won, we were both going to the big spring tournament. However, instead of just going home like sane people, we decided (and by we I mean other people on my team) to play a fifth game. The compromise was that it was one game instead of two, which we'd have had to do in order to actually win since it was a double elimination tournament and they hadn't lost yet. But we won that last game again, and after five nonstop hours of softball, I'm home! Too bad we didn't play all of these games last weekend, it was gorgeous weather, and today it was pretty cold in the morning and again when the sun started to go down. But it was a good time, we accomplished what we set out to. I even managed to catch a ball "right in the babymaker," as one of my teammates put it, that bounced up from the ground right as I was going to grab it. But I still made the out, so I was happy!

Ok, time for football and maybe work...oh, and food, definitely food!

I like softball...just slightly less when it runs straight from 11am-5pm, though

Our softball team is very good this year, and we've actually only lost one game. Sadly, that one game came at the worst time, in the opening round of our big tournament to get to the huge multi-school tournament that UVA holds every year in the spring. As such, we got sent to the losers' bracket, and have to play six straight games today. Six is a lot of games, let me tell you! And without a break. It was supposed to be seven, and we'd be starting at 9am, but luckily our competition forfeited (thank God!) so now we don't play til 11am (our one break in the day was the 10-11 slot). It's going to be a long day.

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

No Religion, No Problems?

Elton John has a brilliant idea for how to make society better. Luckily, South Park has already warned us what could happen if we try it...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Law in action!

Well we knew this was coming. Dumbasses.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Day After Election Day

Well the whole reason I registered here in Durham is for naught. The bad DA was reelected! It's a story we've heard before--a third candidate ran (here, a Republican running as a write-in candidate), and it split the vote, so more people DIDN'T vote for Nifong than did, but it was split between the two candidates and so the DA got reelected. Sigh.

At least Arnold got reelected!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Coincidences?

On Sunday (or whatever day), I was flipping through the stations and saw the last 10 minutes of an episode of Will & Grace which featured guest star Neil Patrick Harris, aka Barney from How I Met Your Mother, aka Doogie Howser. He was playing a formerly gay man who had been "fixed" by some organization, and Jack was trying to bring him back to the gay side. Good times.

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

Thanksgiving needs to get some decorations and songs so we don't skip straight to Christmas

Did you know that the Bible includes the term malice aforethought?

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

And to think I used to hate pink when I was little

My softball glove went missing a couple of weeks ago, I have no idea where it ran away too. I've had it since eighth grade, so it was pretty old and ratty, but I liked it. I borrowed gloves for a couple of weeks but when it stayed disappeared, I broke down and got a new one. I joked that I wanted a pink one...but I found one!



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.