Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Grrr

Taking care of all that annoying stuff that you have to do when you move has helped me discover a new pet peeve--people who talk to you on the phone, say that they aren't the ones who can help you, but they'll transfer you to someone who can, and all they do is send you back to the main menu that you option 4'd your way out of 20 minutes ago. That is NOT transferring you! And seeing as I'm currently on hold for the four hundredth time in the past three weeks, I'm tired of it.

Also, I'm quite annoyed with myself for not signing up for my cable and internet last week when I knew what my options were, because now the earliest installation time is a full week after I get to DC, which I am not happy about. And the little online receipt thingie says I should anticipate 6 hours installation time, which I just cannot fathom is correct. It's cable and internet, for pete's sake!

Random wedding photos

Remember, Andy still has the good pics. And the views you see are from Cat's house, where the wedding took place.








Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Winning a game infinity billion to nothing would be AWESOME

About Cal football, which kicks off this season on Saturday against MSU. With me in attendance, of course.

Let's never think of 2007 again. Ai! When we face Stanf[u]rd this year, I want Cal to win infinity billion to nothing. It's not about winning. It's about making amends. We have to crush them. Shock and awe. Destroy. Let no Stanford fans ever conceive that their team could come close to matching ours on the field. Last year was too much to bear.

Ah football season, I've missed you!

Also, apparently Stephen Colbert made fun of the Stanfurd Tree, and I missed it. I knew I loved that man.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Timing

Since January I've been looking up apartments on craigslist, to no avail. Now that I've finally settled on a building in Arlington, I of course find what seems to be almost exactly what I wanted. Oh well, such is life.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

So many changes

I've finally switched over my email address from my duke one to a gmail one (just firstname.lastname@gmail.com), which I've been meaning to do for a while but I hate change so I've been avoiding it. My Duke email is getting forwarded right now so you can still reach me at that address, but you might as well do the gmail one if you remember. And I'm tired of my IE freezing up when I use my google toolbar search thingie (it doesn't do it all the time, but enough that it's really annoying), so I also finally switched over to Firefox. All this change is disconcerting. Maybe I'll go bake cookies to soothe myself.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My weird subconscious

I think I jinxed myself, mentioning a law-related dream. Last night I dreamed I was taking the bar exam again, only I was doing all of the essays at home, and it was a disaster. I knew it was a dream, but I couldn't get out of it. I was doing all six essays in one day, and they were ridiculous (I can't remember now what the questions were), and my house was a mess, and people were coming and going, and I was running out of time, and it sucked.

And then my dreams got really weird. I was competing in the olympics doing tae kwon do or something similar, even though I haven't done TKD since I was in elementary school, and I told them so, but I refused to forfeit because then these girls who hadn't even bothered to stay for their matches would have been ahead of me in the standings (apparently). Then that morphed into some dream where I was with this guy and there was some sort of "bad guy" girl in this hotel we were at and all I remember doing is repeatedly tasering her to get her away from the guy I was with (like she was attacking him), and then stealing all of her luggage. And then that morphed into me being some sort of crime-fighting girl who rides a bike around. And then that morphed into meeting Scott Foley (who I don't think was actually Scott Foley) who worked at some sort of zoo-type exhibit in a park, and he was showing me this weird animal that likes to eat beads, and then I ended up with him for a while, and then four of us got ice cream (well, we'd been there before, and I was bored with their ice cream selections, so I got raspberry italian ice), and then the people we had left waiting in a van (?) were in some sort of car accident, and then I woke up.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Apartments

I finally got my move-in date set! September 8th, the movers come and I will be a resident of Arlington, VA. Which reminds me, I need to see about getting a VA license. And I'm trying to figure out whether I want to suffer through Comcast cable or check out this new Veriozon FIOS thing. And wow, I forgot about all the stuff you have to take care of when you move.

I dreamed a few nights ago that I was looking at an apartment, and the landlord was saying that he already had someone interested in the apartment, and I was trying to convince him that since this was not a sale of goods between merchants, there was no option contract unless the other person had given him some consideration, and so I could get the apartment instead of her. Yeah, the bar detox is a continuing process.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Shameful

Ok, I got to Texas on Wednesday, and I've been too lazy to post. I'm a bad person, I know it. But in my defense...I've also been too lazy to upload pictures, which means I don't have much to show you. So it's not so much a defense as another reason why I'm bad. But in my actual defense, Andy has most of the good wedding pictures, so I won't be able to post them until I see him in DC probably.

Quick recap of the last few weeks:
Drove to DC from Durham--put a hold on an apartment--flew to LA--took the bar exam--drove to Oakland--flew to Montana--drove to Yellowstone--flew to Texas.

That's been my schedule! And that's why I'm being lazy now. I think I'll just ignore the last few weeks and start fresh with posting, because it's probably not that interesting anyway (again, except for a few pictures of us from the wedding).

I just picked out a new credit card, because I'm going to be able to pay my rent by credit card and I want to get some sort of cash rewards for that obscene amount I'm going to be paying.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, my puppy did in fact NOT forget me! Hoorays. He's been following me around, just like he used to. Warms the heart.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yo

Still in Montana...will update later!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

About time

I just bought plane tickets to come back to the bay area for our home opener against Michigan State! I'm excited. Yays. My first home game since fall 2004.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Murphy's law

I put some of my crappiest law books for sale on half.com a few months ago, and of course nothing sold (I have a bad habit of thinking, oh I should save these books because of course I'll want them later, when of course I don't). And now that all of my books are in storage with the rest of my stuff? Of course I finally sell something! Here's hoping people still need books after the first week of September, when I actually have my stuff.

Well yesterday I went back to Berkeley for the first time since Fall 2005, and it was more or less the same as I left it, which makes me happy. I got a bunch of new Cal gear too, which makes me especially happy! I'm sure Jamie will love his new Cal doggie toy. I refrained from buying him a Cal collar and leash, although I totally would have gotten him the food bowls if I could have fit them in my suitcase. I guess I'll just order them once I've moved in.

Tomorrow's the last day in the bay area, and then on Thursday it's off to Montana! So many good times.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Ok, ready to tell you about it now

Well, the bar exam is of course over, and I'm beginning the long process of slowly unwinding all the law I've had crammed into my head over the last two and a half months from my brain. The morning after the bar ended (Friday), I woke up and I'm not sure if I was actually thinking about this or just dreaming about thinking about this (if that distinction makes sense), but I was going through the elements of negligent infliction of emotional distress and thinking, idiot, I should have included that in the essay, it fit in perfectly! Of course, there were no torts essays and nowhere I actually should have put it in, but this is what I woke up thinking. As I said, this is going to be a long process.

So Friday morning I rented a car and drove up to the bay area and went to the Women's Huddle, hence the super awesome picture of Liz and me with Tedford. Christine and Liz had been before and told me how it was the best thing ever and I HAD to come, and they were so right. It was fantastical. They split us up into groups and moved us from station to station, some of them learning about things (like how they do game video and what they look for to prepare for each game), and some of them active drills (like we got to try to kick field goals!). I got some props from some of the players because I did not hold back in the drills, like the tackling one. It was awesome. We also got a bunch of pictures (see below for some), and unfortunately I didn't realize until it was too late that I look like an insane retard in my picture with Kevin Riley so I'm going to post it but please don't leave any mocking comments because I already know I look like the Joker.

And now...I do nothing. I leave on Thursday for Montana for Cat and Nate's wedding, but I seriously have nothing to do until then. I went to the gym just now with Liz and it was so fantastic. I hadn't worked out in a week and a half, and so not only did that feel good, but just the concept of waking up this morning and having nothing to do but check my email and go to the gym...amazing.



Tedford talking to us at the start of the event.

The locker room!

I loved this countdown clock.



This is the view from the weight room at the stadium...yes, those are tents you see in the trees. That's where people are living. And not hurting those trees at all, either.
The aforementioned retarded-looking picture with Kevin Riley.


Us and Tosh Lupoi. My favorite center, Alex Mack (look how big he is!). Not to be confused with the other Alex Mack.

Best post-bar exam celebration ever


I will tell you all about it later when I'm not so tired. But, totally worth driving to the bay area this morning.