I've Been Admitted to Law School. The Question is...Can I Survive?

Narkoleptomania

Friday, September 30, 2005

Bright Lights

It's about 2:45am, but I think I just got an epiphany about my legal memo. I really do believe I've seen the light so what do I do? Do I write the memo? Nope. I blog about it.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

It always amazes me when people come into the library - a relatively quiet area, I think - then proceed to make the loudest noises possible while they arrange themselves by dropping their casebooks from what appears to be a height of three or four feet unto their desks, then they boot their laptops which has its volume turned on high and then, just when you think the shuffling's died down, their cell-phone goes off once, they appear to turn the ringer off, then 3 minutes later it goes off again, this time on vibrate but it seems that they put their phone in a bag containing at least 200 marbles which causes it to make an endearing racket, then of course it takes them 4 rings to locate the phone, and this time they have to answer, only we're in the basement so reception sucks...so what do they do? They scream at the top of their voice telling the other person that they can't hear them and they're in the library and can the person hold on until they get outside and call them back.

Of course they could have just silenced the ringer and gone outside to call them back...but, of course, they don't.

Amazing.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Martha, Martha, Martha

I've gotta disagree w/ divine angst on this one.

I actually think Jim's what makes the show watching a fair amount of the time. He's so blatantly obnoxious and conniving [you have to admit he has a point, get rid of the competition early in the game so you have a better chance of winning] that it makes for good TV...or for TV that I'm willing to waste an hour watching when I've got Civ Pro reading to do anyway.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ugh! 2.0

Thanks to all for the well/good wishes. My cold seems to have morphed into a super-cold on steroids and is gaining strength from each additional hour of rainfall that we have here at Nark U., oh yeah, it's been falling since Saturday night...

I have this feeling that I'm going to get called on in Con Law soon, I don't know if it's this week, but I sense impending doom. We're actually doing the Equal Protection Clause so I figure I should be able to mutter something remotely coherent even if I don't know what's going on. If all else fails I can throw out a controversial comment which will prod the gunners into action and then slip into obscurity while they battle it out for the rest of the class having forgotten, or not caring, who started it.

On a completely unrelated note, what's up with the people who wear flip-flops in the rain? How is that not gross...?

OK, cough medicine time.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Ugh!

I've got it...yes IT! The damn cold that's been going around the law school all week. I saw it coming and I started taking my vitamins Iclearly too late) and washing my hands til they bled and still...STILL I've got the damn cold. This has to be one of the biggest downsides about being "in the law building" - it's all the same people breathing the same air. It's uncanny how many of people got sick this week. Nobody was impervious, the profs got it, the staff got it and of course I think every single person in my class at some point had the sniffles. And today, it was me. Dammit.

OK, I'm going to go cough my lungs out.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Not Good

My lawyering memo outline is due tomorrow and I just spent the last two hours watching The Apprentice and ER -- which by the way had a really bad premiere.

OK...I've gotta go write...

P.S. Donald Trump has a really bad fake tan going, I'm thinking, Dude, you live in NY, you're a business man, it's OK to be pale, the fake tan is not necessary. Of course the time I spend thinking about this could be spent on my memo...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Is it just me or if Blogger needs to be down for maintenance they could choose a completely better time...like not just about the time when I've done my Con Law reading and have a great and semi-intelligent idea for a post.

Oh forget it, brainstorm's passed.

Maybe next time....

P.S. it was going to be a really cool post too...I just feel it...

Thought for the day

Today I received an email from a school inviting me to join in on a web-chat and notifying me off a fee waiver if I should feel inclined to apply because based on my LSAT score they think I'd be a good candidate. Now I'm pretty sure LSAC has removed me or done whatever it is they do to their databases at the end of the applying season so I can only assume that this school's had me on their list for a year. Can't say I'm all that attracted to law schools who're trying to fill up their classes based on old mailing lists -- but that's because now I can afford to be choosy.

The schools inopportune email got me to thinking [I do that every other week or so] about just how far I've come in a year. Last year this time I was filling out law school apps and reading and re-reading my statements for typos and was all in all a nervous wreck, worried that my GPA was high enough and that my LSAT wasn't high enough or that I wasn't an interest ing enough person to be accepted to law school and I'd be stuck handing out lunch-special fliers on the corner of 54th and Lexington.

Flash foward one year: I'm in law school, a pretty good one, bitching about all the reading I've got to do, worrying about not making an ass of myself if I get called on, rolling my eyes at the gunners, and wondering if I'll ever find the time to know all I need to know and have a life at the same time. All this, in 365 days or less, I've just gotta say....ain't life grand?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Holla!

I got the shout-out today in Contracts..."Ms. Narkoleptik...could you explain..." All in all I don't think I did that badly, and at least I got it out of the way. Also while answering I was less nervous than I thought I would have been, it comes from seeing that everybody makes a fool of themselves at least once and it's no big deal, you just accept it and move on...I do love it when the gunners make fools of themselves though. Love. It.

That said, I rue the day when I get called on in Civ Pro, that class is just not cool, I'm thinking I may have to find a way to swallow [literally] the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure before I manage to keep up. Man I hate that book. Hate. It.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Anti-Cool

What’s up with assigning 20 pages of reading and spending 75 minutes discussing 1.5 of those 20 pages and telling us, most of the assigned reading was just fluff because the real reading for the class was too short? Not cool, not cool at all.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Clue me in

What's the big deal with Firefox?

For months I've been hearing people tout firefox and a few days ago after hearing yet another snort of derision when a person found out I didn't use firefox I decided to give in and see what the hype was all about.

I've yet to see it, first off to get the browser to work anywhere like my usual browser - Maxthon - I had to download a billion extensions, some of which clashed and required that I troubleshoot and disable and generally waste a lot of time getting everybody to play nice. After all that I'm just like...this is way too much work and still I don't like it as much as Maxthon.

So back to my original question...what's the big deal with Firefox again?

Saturday, September 10, 2005

My new thing is...

...MS One Note. For days I've been seeing folks in my classes with this spiffy program and been wondering about it, I finally found out that it's MS One Note, I downloaded it last night and other than the fact that it's cute, I think I dig it. I don't have a tablet pc but I think it'll work pretty great.

I've had a problem really conceptualizing my notes since I began school, they're in various word documents and I've been wondering how I'd manage to put them together so my slightly neurotic self would be satisfied later down in the semester. So far, I love it and...did I mention it was cute? I don't think I've figured out all the good stuff it can do yet though so if anybody has any tips, lemme have 'em!

OK, back to Contracts...fun stuff.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Financial Responsibility

No doubt one of my favorite things about law school so far is all the free food I've gotten.

Kinda reminds me of college. Then, I was just greedy.

Now I think...it's one way to make that loan money stretch a little farther...