Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year Day!

My new favorite thing ever is TheraFlu Warming Relief Severe Cold. I took it last night, and not only was I able to sleep, but I woke up without a fever and feeling a hundred times better than yesterday. I still have a hacking cough (super sexy, I know), but I don't feel like I'm moving underwater anymore.

Doesn't it seem like we should do something special for Leap Year Day? It only comes once every four years, after all. I don't have any suggestions in particular, my plans for today involve getting my car's oil changed. But we get a whole extra day of 2008! It's kind of cool.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Woe is me

Man, I am sick. I was kind of sick last week for about a day, but I got over it quickly and just had the vaguest hint of a sore throat left. And somehow on Tuesday night that sore throat turned into not breathing, a hacking cough, and fever (101.1 at last check...not super impressive, but respectable I think). I've spent most of today sleeping or lying in bed, except for a three hour break when I met with the step instructor who is teaching me how to teach (I'm missing the next two Thursdays for spring break so I really didn't want to skip today) and went to a used bookstore to get some spring break reading. And the sad thing was, I didn't even get to enjoy the bookstore, I was feeling so crappy! (Although I did find a biography about Alexander Hamilton I'm pretty excited about.) I came home and took a 2.5 hour nap, and of course now my sense of time is all off. It feels like the middle of the night to me right now. Tricky business

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Animal news for the day

So, let's think about this. You see a 16-foot, 110 pound python hanging out in your dog's bed, and you don't keep a close eye on the dog until the snake is caught? And you don't call the zoo guy who is going to come get the snake until after your dog is eaten? Not smart, people.

This is some good animal news, however. Hooray for hopefully not having to kill 15,000 dogs and cats a year.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Finally, your questions answered

I said I had exciting news, and I'm finally able to tell you all. Do you remember that I linked to an awesome video a few weeks ago? Well Leslie Hall, the Iowa gem sweater rapper who wears gold pants, came to Chapel Hill last week. Can you believe it? Well, it's true, and we saw her. Try to contain your jealousy. We were so excited when we got there:

And after waiting what felt like a lifetime, all of a sudden, there she was in all her golden spandex glory:



The show was pretty amazing...the first thing she did when she got on stage was yell at the sound guy to turn down the music because she couldn't hear herself lady rap. Then after every song she had to take a break to catch her breath. It was good, though, and at the end we hit the jackpot--we got pictures with the Lady Rapper herself! This first one involved her digging her fingers into our faces for some reason, and in the second one she's doing a fireball.




Pretty stellar, I know. See, if you people lived in North Carolina too, you could also be seeing cool people like Leslie Hall in concert!

Speaking of pictures, I'm 98% sure I'm never seeing my camera again. Sadness of my heart.

Monday, February 25, 2008

New television!!

Since Adam went with the opening sketch, I'll post the monologue:



I love me some Mr. Steve Martin! It's good to see an episode of SNL where I'm actually laughing again. It helps a lot that the host was Tina Fey, who happens to be super funny, and that they haven't done a show in months so they weren't desperately reaching for something new. But still, good times this week! Hooray for SNL. Don't worry, Lorne, I'll never abandon you. Speaking of hanging around a long time, they had Don Pardo on at the end, and apparently he just turned 90 and has been at NBC since 1944! Me, I'm hoping to retire at 32, but I guess some of us are more dedicated to their jobs (or future jobs) than others.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Lost spoilers below!

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Ok, this show just keeps blowing my mind, I'm sorry. First of all, they're the Oceanic Six because they're saying that they're the only survivors of the crash?? So are they just covering for everyone else, who decided to stay/got left on the island? I hope so, because I love so many of them! I don't want all but the six to die. Also, Locke is really starting to piss me off. I think I wouldn't mind so much if they killed him now. I mean, grenade in that guy's mouth? He's lost his mind! Ok, he already lost it, but still. And do you know how dumb I am? When we found out that Kate's "son" is Aaron, my first thought was, huh, did she name her kid after Claire's kid? What happened, did he die or something? Of course, I finally stopped being retarded and then started wondering, why does she have Aaron?? What happened to Claire, and why does Jack refuse to see him?? Man I love this show.

I guess it's only been nine years

I don't know if anyone else will find this amusing, but I'm preparing a trip binder for the journal people going to Alaska this year (just like we did last year) and I was looking around for Alaska fun facts to include. I found a website that claims to have such facts, and it says "This will be a list of fun facts that we will constantly add to." And then right below it says "Last Updated May 14, 1999."

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Because rain sucks!

I find it hilarious that my dog hates the cold and the rain as much as I do. You can tell we were destined to find each other! Just now I went to let him outside, and he stuck his head out, saw that it was raining, and just turned right around. I had to make him go outside, and then he made it quick and ran right back inside. Over Christmas when we were in Texas and it was freezing outside, he also hated it...the girls were happy to play outside and romp, but not Jamie, he wanted to get back inside ASAP. He'll love California!!

Also, I was talking to my best friend from high school, one of the few people I'm still in contact with from then, and it turns out she was in Vegas this weekend, too!! We haven't seen each other in years, and we totally missed our chance =( We've never even had a (legal) drink together, it's so sad. Someday, though, someday!

Attorney/step instructor? I like it!

So somehow on Tuesday night I got hit with a cold or something, and it's the exact same thing that at least two of my friends had/have--sore throat, swollen neck glands, and a sore back. Weird, right? And I slept terribly last night, kept waking up all night long, and felt like crap this morning. But then I was walking outside for a bit (and it's super cold) to get to a meeting and somehow I felt better! I don't know if it made the swelling go down in my neck or what, but all of a sudden my throat felt much more normal. I even went to the gym tonight! I wasn't at 100%, but I figure 85% wasn't bad for thinking I wasn't even going to make it today (and man, I would have hated to miss it since I love this step class!).

Speaking of step, I've decided to use some of this last-semester-of-law-school free time that I have to get certified to teach group fitness classes! That includes step, kickboxing, body tone, whatever. I figure if I might as well get certified now in case I ever decide I want to teach. And the woman who is in charge of the classes at the Duke gym, she's super nice and is teaching me how to teach. She even said she'd give me a class this summer! Which is horribly scary, but I won't worry about it now.

Probably a better way to do this...

See, this is why people hire lawyers!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Seriously, I *will* hurt you

Is Reva going to have to cut a bitch???

No luck on the camera front yet...I've been calling/emailing every person who might possibly be able to help me, but to no avail. I haven't given up hope yet, though! We'll see if my faith in humanity is rewarded. =(

Also, I have some super exciting news for you all, but I can't tell you yet because I don't have the pics to post because I didn't have my camera to take them with!! So I have to wait until I get the pictures from someone else. And then I can blow your mind.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Motherf*cker!!

I think I lost my camera!! I was just looking for it so I could upload my many awesome pictures from this weekend, and I can't find it. It's not in the purse I carried on the plane, and I don't see it on my desk, where I would have put it after taking it out of my purse, and I don't know where else it could be. I'm so upset, both because I lost my camera, of course, and also for all the pictures on it! I mean, I'm not happy about buying a new camera but at least it's replaceable...I can't get those pictures back. I've been trying to do the Atlanta airport's online lost and found system but the website is down (of course!) and everyone's gone for the day already so I can't call. I am so so unhappy right now. And I have a ton of work to do tonight but all I can think about is my camera!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

As I mentioned before, I'm going to Vegas this weekend for my friend Cat's bachelorette party. I'm pretty excited, because (a) I've only been to Vegas once, and I was sixteen and with my family so it's not quite the same, and (b) it's my first bachelorette party, since I missed Christine's last May =( For some reason, all of our friends here think we're going to get into some sort of terrible trouble...Lord knows why! Don't we look all sweet and innocent?



Actually, I think it would be kind of awesome to get arrested (and then have the charges dropped, of course, because it was all a big misunderstanding!) because how great a story would that be?? Apparently even if the charges get dropped I still have to report it to the Bar, which would be a pain, but it might be worth it. That would be even better than my story about how men kept thinking I was a hooker and trying to pick me up one night in Italy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

We're also a nuclear-free zone, in case you didn't know

Man, I really hate the Berkeley City Council. They just can't leave anything alone, can they? Although I hope the federal government doesn't take away money from Cal in addition to the city, it's not our fault we have nutjobs on the city council. I also love the quote from leftie Kriss Worthington, who says that the measure passed is offensive "not just to right-wing people, but [also] to mainstream liberal people." I just find it amusing that those are the two descriptions available. For the record, I don't think that this measure is treasonous as some of the people against it said, I just think it's ridiculous in general.

So, when are my shows coming back?

Finally, the news I've been waiting for! Now that this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad strike is over, we can finally get some new tv shows! I was worried that we'd have to wait until fall to get anything new, since it's already February, but apparently they can go back to work ASAP and we can get some new episodes in the next month or so. And in fantastic news, the executive producer of Lost says that he "[doesn't] see why we couldn't deliver all eight remaining episodes." Hooray!! Because, seriously, if I had to start watching My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, I was going to shoot myself.

Monday, February 11, 2008

What a difference a day makes

I think the weather is out to get me. I'm going to Las Vegas for my friend Cat's bachelorette party (more on that later, I'm sure) and we're arriving on Thursday. On Wednesday, the high is 70. On Thursday? 55!! That is neither right nor fair. I reject it.

There's just no way

I was watching American Gladiators tonight and I couldn't help but ask myself the same question that I've been wondering about for a while. If the grand prize is, in part, getting to be an American Gladiator, how on EARTH does that work?? For example (caution: spoilers! Although they're just about American Gladiators, so it hardly counts), looking at both of the men in the finals, neither one can be more than 5'10", 160. Meanwhile, the gladiator Justice is 6'8", 300 pounds. Seriously, how does one of those tiny little guys become a Gladiator? That will look ridiculous! I don't see how this can possibly stand next to each other in any competition as the gladiator team and have anyone take them seriously.

I finally looked up the dates for the bar exam and I realized it's less than six months away now!! That sounds scary. I have so much to do before then, and that's not even considering the whole "I have to learn the law somehow" part.

Uh oh!

Lawyers everywhere must be having panic attacks.

Also, I'd love to know how we dropped 20 degrees overnight. I am so tired of winter. I know that it's not real winter compared to a lot of places, but then again, Siberia would make fun of a lot of places, too, for being wimps, so it's all about standards. And as far as I'm concerned, it should be warm now! I'm sick of pants. Yup, sick of pants. I want to go pants-less.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Well this is unexpected

Does everyone remember how I posted videos from our trip to Aruba last fall? Well, I just went on YouTube to see how many views they've had, and somehow the itchy donkey video has been seen...470 times!! How do people find this video, and why do they watch it?? Boggles the mind, I tell you.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Shenanigans

I re-registered to vote in North Carolina last year so I could vote against Mike Nifong (you may recall that he actually got reelected District Attorney, and then was disbarred. So voters of Durham, not so smart). I just checked when the North Carolina primary is, and it turns out it's not until May 6th! I guess my vote's never really been relevant before, why start now.

Manners

I got an email from a 1L in December asking me a question about somewhere I worked one of these past summers, and I wrote him back a quite extensive answer, telling him all about my experience. And I got no answer until today, almost a full two months later! And his response was nothing more than, thanks, that was really helpful, I appreciate it. A perfectly nice response in and of itself...had it been sent in DECEMBER! Seriously, like it's hard to hit reply? I guess it's better than the stupid 1L who emailed me this summer and never responded to my very helpful reply. He asked about my Texas firm I was working at...and ha to him, he didn't get a callback from them! I told them about him being so rude, too. Not that that was the reason he didn't get a callback, but I like to imagine I wield such influence.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

We're going to need a montage (montage!)

Best commercial of the Super Bowl:



UPDATE: Ok, I started looking through the other commercials and realized that, while the above one still is the best commercial, a couple of others deserved to be posted:



This one, I love for Andy Samberg and Tony Romo, even if the commercial itself isn't super awesome:



This, I post for my love of SNL. Plus it depicts how I frequently feel in class (before they drink the Pepsi).



Ok, that's enough for now.

Super Bowl Reflections

It's a pretty disappointing Super Bowl Sunday, as I'm sure it is for most people who aren't Pats or Giants fans. I find myself rooting for the Patriots, because I hate the Giants...and I really hate Eli Manning. Whereas I never really minded the Patriots the way so many people do, and I still want to have Tom Brady's babies, despite the whole baby drama with Bridget Moynihan and the fact that he's now dating Gisele (Yes, I view that as a negative...nobody should date supermodels! It's not fair!). And I was thinking, a lot of people are rooting against the Patriots just because they've been so successful. I can't really hold that against them, seeing as I enjoyed three NBA championships in a row as a Lakers fan. If they're just that good, well, then good for them! So go ahead Patriots, I give you my support for a Super Bowl victory today. Which I'm sure you were waiting for. And as my brother would say, at least it might shut up the 1972 Dolphins.

Friday, February 01, 2008

People don't know their fictional paper companies like I'd expected

So I'm flipping through the stations and land on the show 1 vs. 100 for a few minutes (it's sad, but I can get sucked in to almost any game show for at least as long as it takes to get to the next commercial break) and the question is, what is the name of the fictional paper company that is the setting for The Office? And I was really surprised, 44 out of 97 people got it wrong! I don't know why, but I expected it to be a much lower number. Took me by surprise. Maybe if they'd used the Michael Scott commercial, more people would know the name of the company.



I was proud of the contestant, she seemed ready to go on the pop culture questions (no hesitation for, who isn't a son of Martin Sheen?). Of course, she had no idea what animal mutton comes from, but oh well, you can't have everything. Oh, and she's a lawyer, too.