Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mmmm, plasma

I got my new TV today - woo hoo! Plasma, 50 inches. It's un-fucking-believable. First we watched X-Men, then X-Men 2, then Serenity. Then my roommate gave up and went to play computer games, but I'm watching Fellowship of the Ring. It looks so fucking awesome. The Lord of the Rings movies are the best movies ever. Way better than Star Wars.

Also, I hooked it by myself - no help at all! I figured out all on my own where to plug in the wires.

Friday, December 23, 2005

According to the New York Times: Spy Agency Mined Vast Data Trove, Officials Report: "The volume of information harvested, without court warrants, is much larger than the White House has acknowledged.".

I think that it should be obvious how concerned Americans should respond to this: every single phone call I make from now on will end with the words "Al Queda praise Allah bomb white house emergency contraception evolution another 9/11 gay wedding." The NSA will be so overwhelmed with data to analyze, they'll have to give up. Right?

Bored now

All done with final exams!!! The first 5 hours were the best - I just sat around enjoying the fact that I didn't have to study. So, now I'm bored. I don't know what to do with myself. I'm going to have to go to Barnes & Noble tomorrow and buy some books to read. This is the first time in a year that I've had more than 2 days in a row where I was at home and didn't have to study or work or both. The law journal writing competition took up every single day between the end of Spring semester and the first day of Summer classes; then I worked overtime between summer and Fall classes. Now I'm unemployed and don't have any schoolwork to do and I just don't know what to do!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Things to do instead of studying, part x+1

I'm watching Law & Order. I've never actually seen a complete episode. I deliberately avoid watching it, so that when my relatives and non-law-school friends ask me about it, I can honestly say that I've never seen it, and so I avoid having to explain how it is nothing like real-life law. Of course, I've only heard that it's completely unrealistic. So since I'm desperately doing anything I can to avoid studying, this is the perfect time to check it out for myself.

Except I think I'm watching one of the spin-offs, because so far there's no sign of any lawyers or a courtroom. This one appears to be some detectives investigating a murder and looking for stuff in someone's bathtub drain. Well, there was a warrant. Fourth amendment!

. . .
Okay, here it is - the courtroom stuff. Hmm, okay, I guess I have no idea if this is realistic or not, since I've never seen an actual trial. I can state, with authority, that real-life lawyers are a lot less attractive than the ones on TV.

Now I'm watching The Daily Show. I have a crush on Jon Stewart. He's cute and funny, and unlike all the men I meet at school, he has a real job and a lot of money. And he owns more than one suit. My standards have plunged.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Things to do instead of studying, part x

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Things to do instead of studying, part 4

Eavesdrop on the crazy people in the public library:

"So a reptile is an armadillo!"

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Things to do instead of studying, part 3

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 2 thumbs up! Mr. Tumnus was the best. He wasn't like I imagined him when I read the book, but he was perfect anyway. Perfect personality, perfect emotions - it added up to be exactly what Mr. Tumnus should be.

The talking animals - not so great - but I don't think there's any way to make talking animals look right.

And the kids were pretty decent. Lucy especially, she was very cute.

And finally, the White Witch - excellent hair. Totally evil hair. And gorgeous evil dresses.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Things to do instead of studying, part 2

Vanilla martinis. Mmmmm.....

Things to do instead of studying, part 1

I just remembered that I never saw the 3rd part of the Matrix movies. I wonder how it turned out - did Keanu win the battle against the evil computer machines or whatever they were? I'd better check that out right now.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

I Hate Law School

It's that time of year again... when it becomes clear that this will be the semester it will all finally fall apart and I will fail all my exams and not get a job and die alone with 20 cats because no cute man will ever marry a girl who got a C in Business Organizations. If I'm lucky enough to get a C. I'll probably get a D. I should go over to the grocery store right now and get a shopping cart and start loading my stuff into it and practice talking to myself. I noticed this morning that all my plants are dead because I forgot to water them. It's a miracle my cat is still alive. Everyone else in law school is smarter than me. Aahhhh, this is just like having PMS and schizophrenia and a concussion all at the same time. Plus, my nose is stuffed up and stress makes me break out and I can't stop biting my nails.

Go Eagles!

I have a crush on Howie Long. I think I need to stop watching football and start studying again. It would a lot easier if casebooks included pictures of hot judges. But I don't think there are any hot judges.

Friday, December 09, 2005


I'm on season 3 of Alias. OMG, I love this show. I love the way that all Jennifer Garner's missions require her to put on a cool outfit, an awesome wig, and then kick some ass. I so want to be her.

Alias also has the best bad guys. They're so fun and evil and sneaky.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

It Could Be Worse

Barely Legal has a wonderful story about someone who is more stressed out than I am. That is my favorite kind of story. I thought that I was as miserable as a law student could be, worrying about finals and men and how stupid men are and finals and everything. But at least I never cried during class. At least not out loud. It makes me feel better to know that someone else's life is just a little bit worse than mine.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Stupid Foreigners

I hate stupid, whiny foreigners. They're so annoying: "The CIA kidnapped me and kept me in a foreign prison for years and I didn't even do anything wah wah wah!" Don't they know we're at war - a War on Terror? I think that keeping Saddam Hussein from attacking the US again like he did on Sept. 11 is a little more important than one poor foreign guy getting a free vacation somewhere in eastern Europe. Don't these people understand that the Constitution only applies to Americans? First they come over here and try to take our jobs, and now they're going to take all the Due Process for themselves and not leave any for hard-working Americans.