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!).