It's been three years since Yano died. I'm such a downer. Maybe that's part of the reason I can't study today. My first exam of law school was on the one-year anniversary. I got a C+ in that class. But that's probably just because I didn't know how to do law school yet.
Soo... I wonder if anyone will read this. Since I haven't posted in almost four months. Yikes.
I have my first exam Tuesday. Paper due Monday. Second exam Wednesday. Then my last exam the following Tuesday. I'm not sure why I wrote that in that order. But I did. Studying is frying my brain. My first exam is Estates & Trusts. Good times. Let me tell you. Then Secured Transactions and Tax. Ugh. I cannot wait to be done with law school. Then I just have that little thing called the Bar Exam. And somewhere in the middle? I have to find a job. Hopefully I can do that before taking the Bar. So on the off chance I leave Ohio, I won't have to take two Bars. Because that? Would suck. Seriously.
I'm not entirely sure why I even decided to update this thing. Procrastination, probably. I can't study/think anymore...
I'm going to NYC January 2 to the 6th. (Laura, if you read this - we must hang out. I'll contact you in a more reliable/appropriate way soon. Just in case you don't read this.) Kelly and I are seeing The Little Mermaid and Young Frankenstein (and doing nothing else because I am broke as a joke). I can't wait to be back in NYC. It's my favorite place in the whole world. (Even if we are staying in - dun, dun dun - New Jersey. We're going to be pretend B&T people. Boo.)
I'm completely in love and obsessed with Tegan & Sara's CD that comes out next month, The Con... I can't get enough.
I wonder if anyone actually reads this thing anymore...
Anyway. Exams are over. One year left. Then the BAR EXAM. Yikes! I'm working full time again. Taking First Amendment at night with Gard. I'm writing a paper on freedom of expression for high school students, with a focus on freedom of expression that isn't student publications. My main case is the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case that the SC just granted cert to. I think it'll be interesting. I wanted to do freedom of the press for paparazzi, but there aren't really any cases or anything to use... Alas. What else? Watching the Cavs kick ass in the Eastern Conference playoffs has been awesome. Watching them get spanked in the finals hasn't been. I'm going to a wedding in Dayton this weekend. Last weekend I learned how to shoot a gun. I went to NYC last week with my parents for my birthday. It was amazing. My parents are awesome!
That's all for now. I miss my non-law school friends...
I'm really over seeing commercials for that show Scarred on MTV. I don't like watching people break things or fall down on railings on stairs and I don't want to be subjected to it during commercials. If I wanted to see it, I'd watch the show. But I don't. Seriously.
I don't know that I really have anything else to say... Exams are over and have been for a little while. I don't get grades back until after the 30th. Annoying. I turned 25 and I feel old. But despite the fact that my birthday was right in the middle of exams, we threw a sweet party and it was a really good time. Then after exams were over, we went out downtown and my car got broken into. Parked in the garage at school, where I left it because I figured it would be safer there. Not so much. They stole my sewing machine from the backseat and my purse from the backseat, which contained, among other things, my iPod. Definitely not fun. I'm back at work and it's the same. Things are overall pretty good though. So that's good.
So this is probably totally inappropriate to post today. But it's so hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing when I watched it. If it's not funny, watch the last scene of the season two finale of The O.C. and it will be hilarious. (You can watch that scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saEzQcayEPM.)
I've given up working for tonight. I haven't updated in a while (I think), so I figured I'd do that now.
I have to do an oral argument for my Brief Writing class on Thursday. For some reason I thought it would be good to go on the first day, a week from the day we all signed up. My weekend was consumed with family, friends, two trips to the Winking Lizard in Macedonia, lots of really good food, and way too much Easter candy. (That means I didn't do any oral argument work. Although I did get all caught up on Con Law. Go me! Haha.) But yeah, oral argument... Despite having done it once before for the Moot Court Competition last summer, I feel like I have no clue what I'm doing. Although I felt that way when I was writing my brief and I ended up with probably one of the best scores in the class. So I guess I might sort of know. We'll see. It's only 10 minutes... Yeah, we'll see...
I got a haircut on Saturday. Wanda cut it more than I wanted. It's... a little below my shoulders now? I wore it straight yesterday and today. Quite the departure from me. I also put highlights/streaks/lightness in a little while ago. Last weekend? The weekend before? Who knows? I think it was last weekend because I remember talking to Katie about dying my hair (and her being like, as usual, "OMG! Your hair's going to fall out! Stop dying your hair so much!) and then seeing her. I don't know. In the scrapbook my mom made for my grandpa for his 80th birthday this weekend, there was a picture of her and my grandparents when she graduated from college. I look exactly like her. It's kind of scary. Except her hair was really long and I wish my hair would grow that long and look as pretty as hers did in the picture. My hair basically won't grow any longer than it was when I had my school pictures taken my junior year of high school. Because I'm killing time until I'm actually tired enough to sleep... Here are some pictures:
In other news: MTV is totally showing five hours of Undressed tonight from midnight to 5 am. I used to watch that show in the middle of the night after I'd get home from work at Sea World, actually. Definitely awesomely bad. I hope they start showing it. Oh, and we totally watched it freshman year of college in the middle of the night. Awesome. So many people who are famous now were on it. I'm sure they're showing episodes tonight with Adam Brody and whoever else is actually known now.
Okay, I'm pretty sure that's all I have to say for now.
I wish I could understand why I know that I need to wear my glasses when I'm reading books, and I know that I need to wear my glasses when I'm reading documents for research on my computer at work, but I can't seem to comprehend that I also need to wear them when I'm sitting in my bed reading Oh No They Didn't! and Television Without Pity on my computer. I guess the whole one contact thing will solve that after next week. So that's good, I guess.
So what's new with me? A whole lot of nothing. The end of the semester and exams are rapidly approaching and I am woefully unprepared. I'll be okay though. I still have time...
I went and saw The Peaceful Warrior with my mom last weekend. I wasn't really in the mood to go see it, but I'm glad I did. It was good. Although for the first couple minutes, I couldn't get Scotty Doesn't Know, from EuroTrip, out of my head. Scott Mechlowitz (or however his last name is spelled) will always be Scott from EuroTrip. But I moved past it and he did a really good job. Oh, and Donny (I think that was his character's name?) from a first season episode of The O.C. was in it. You know, Donny - the guy that worked at that restaurant with Ryan who shot Luke at the party at Holly's beach house? How sad is it that I remember all of that? Wow. Anyway, the previews reminded me how much I'm looking forward to seeing Knocked Up. I LOVE Seth Rogen. Seriously. If you think he's just that weird dude from The 40 Year-Old Virgin, watch Freaks and Geeks, particularly the episode called The Little Things. He's awesome. On a really tenuously related note: I'm also super excited for Fanboys. I am a huge dork. And I said tenuously related because Jay Baruchel is in it and he played Steven Karp on Undeclared. But then I just remembered that Seth Rogen has a cameo in the movie, so it's even more related. Haha.
So I just got back from the eye doctor. My eyes are dialated and I can't really see. Like what I'm typing right now? A complete blur. Which means that this entire entry is based solely on my ability to remember keyboarding perfectly and not have to look at the keyboard. I just can't type any numbers and I should be mostly fine. Since I've got mad skillz, yo. Haha. Okay, maybe not.
But yeah, my eyes have been not so great lately what with the headaches and eye strain. It turns out that my eyes haven't gotten any worse. My prescription is exactly the same as it was the last time I got my eyes checked. Five years ago. I guess that's good. But the way to deal with this, since obviously getting new glasses won't do it, is to start wearing contacts. Well. Contact. Period. My right eye is completely perfect. My left eye? Not so much with the perfectness. Yes, I have a lazy eye. But it doesn't look like a lazy eye when you picture what a lazy eye is. It all has to do with the muscles in my eye not working right or something. I don't really know. I'm in Law School, not Med School. But yeah, in order to rectify the headachey situation (since I can't stop reading so much) is to wear a contact on my left eye. That should make my eye start working better. Good times. The thought of sticking something in my eye still freaks me out, but I'll do what I have to do.
In other news: I kind of really like Relient K's song that's on MTV right now. I have no idea what it's called, but I like it. I just have a question - is it about Jesus? Because Relient K is a Christian (I think I just accidentally typed Christina. Oops. I think I fixed it though.) band right? I think that's what I remember. I mean, I guess the lyrics could be about Jesus. "If anyone could make me a better person, you could." "You came along one day and you rearranged my life." I don't know. They've probably moved past being a Christian band. But it's possible. I like the first line of the song talking about getting jerseys because they make a good team and whoever (Jesus or a girl) being out of the dude's league. It made me laugh. But yeah, this made me think of Michelle Branch's song Everywhere. I remember hearing when that song first came out that it was about Jesus. Who knows? It's either Jesus or the dude in the video. And the Relient K song is about the girl with the soccer ball or Jesus. I don't know.
Okay, I think I'm going to wrap this up to go take a nap. The sun and straining made me head hurt. This sucks because I have the first draft (worth a quarter of my grade) of my appellate brief due tomorrow at noon. Awesome. I'm just editing now, but my eyes won't be workign for a couple hours. Boo that.
I'm vaguely paying attention to Law & Order: Criminal Intent right now. It just came on after SVU. But yeah, John Krasinski? Totally a high school student on this episode. It made me laugh. And I totally realized it was him before I even saw him on-screen. Weird.
Back to my Brief...
Dude, the guy from Studio 60. I can't remember his name. He was in that Stomp the Yard movie too. He's in this episode too. I think he might be the murderer...
So today's weather is pretty much my favorite weather ever. So that's pretty sweet. Less than sweet? I have a "midterm" in Family Law today that I haven't actually gotten a chance to study for. It's okay, I guess, because as midterm is shown in quotes, it doesn't really count. I'm basically only taking it to see what his questions will be like on the final. But I don't like not doing well on stuff. I guess it'll be fine; I do have 6 days with absolutely nothing to do before I take the final for this class, so I'll have plenty of time to study then. I also have a first draft worth 25% of my grade due on Thursday for my Advanced Brief Writing class. I'm almost done with it, but it still sucks. Things will be much better once this week is over.
So I really think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's always this time of year that I just get really down and unmotivated and it's just not good. The draft version of my appellate brief is due next Thursday and I've barely done any work on it and I'm starting to freak out about it a lot. I have a plan to get a lot done this week, but I'm still freaking out. I'm just not in the mood for school and I'm not really feeling my friends or anything else lately. I don't know. How do you treat SAD? I think maybe now that it's supposed to start getting nicer, I'll be okay. I really hope so.
I had a really great time in Chicago for St. Patrick's Day. I'm totally jealous of Katie's apartment and the fact that she gets to live somewhere cool. I like Cleveland, but I really wish I could live in Chicago. Maybe I'll get a job there after law school. We'll see.
Okay, class is going to start, so I need to pay attention. I meant to write more and not be quite so depressing. Oops.
So I haven't really updated in almost three weeks. And then today a bunch of randomness.
Here's another bit of randomness: I just saw a commercial for Chris Rock on Oprah. That reminded me of his movie coming out sometime soon. I saw the preview before the last movie I saw. It's called (I think?) I Think I Love My Wife. The wife in the movie? Gina Torres. From Firefly and Serenity. And she's (currently? is the show even on anymore?) on that show with Ron Livingston about hostage negotiators. It's a one-word title. I don't know. But seriously? Gina Torres is hot. And tough. She could kick Chris Rock's ass in a second. I'm sure she does an awesome job in the movie, but she just doesn't seem like the kind of wife whose husband goes chasing after Kerry Washington. Who knows?
Anyway... What have I been up to recently? Having a slight nervous breakdown this weekend. I have a brief to write for my Advanced Brief Writing class and another brief to write for the 2L Moot Court Competition. I though until today that they were both due on March 19. Turns out the one for class wasn't actually due until the 22, but it's now been pushed back a week thanks to a snow day on Valentine's Day and class being cancelled last Thursday.
Last weekend, I was in Dayton. Lauryn and I watched every episode of The Office up until the episode from two weeks ago, directed by Joss Whedon. LOVE Joss Whedon. I'm sad he's no longer attached to the Wonder Woman movie. He would've rocked it. I cannot wait for the Buffy comics in March. Yes, I really am that big a dork. I got to see Adrienne while I was down there, but unfortunately, not Pyles. My car got stuck in the snow on the side of the road in front of Lauryn's apartment and I thought I'd never get home. It all worked out though. I had way too much fun for Lauryn and Jamal's birthday and enjoyed getting stranded at Carmel's.
I can't wait for St.Patrick's Day. I'll be in Chicago, finally visiting Katie in her new living situation. Meaning no longer in the convent. Hahaha.
In other news: My hair is getting really long. It's at that point where I'm usually itching to chop it, but I think I'm going to keep letting it grow. I really want to dye it, but dark brown is good for winter. I think I'll lighten it up (significantly) once it gets nice out. Probably not until after exams. Like a late birthday present or something.
Okay, time to be productive until Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars. I can't wait to find out who killed the Dean!
I somehow managed to fall asleep somewhere between the opening sketch of SNL last weekend and Rainn Wilson's monologue. Too bad I missed it. But thanks to the joys of YouTube I got to see the monologue. HILARIOUS! They did an amazing job spoofing The Office. Love it.
So I just read on Pollstar that on the same night that Stephen Lynch is performing in Lakewood, Christina Aguilera is playing in Cleveland. This isn't really a big deal, but I thought it was interesting that her two opening acts are Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls. Aren't they like the same people? Is that even possible?
I feel like my life is sucking my will to live. Interesting. At least it's the weekend and I'm almost done with work. I kind of think I might have S.A.D. (Not Singles Awareness Day, Dawn. But rather Seasonal Affective Disorder.) I guess I'll have the other S.A.D. on Wednesday, but it won't be the same without the 32 Woodland girls. At least I'll get to see Adrienne that next weekend. That counts for something.
Laura's posting about sewing makes me really want to work on the various projects I've started. The one most close to being done is a shirt based on a shirt worn by someone in the last (and by last, I mean final episode ever, rather than most recent and most recent doesn't work because that episode wasn't aired) episode of Undeclared. It's a baseball t-shirt with the sleeves ruched. LOVE it. I have the shirt and it's all taken apart appropriately. And I have the elastic to ruche it. I just need to sew it. and I need something to put on the front though. It's just a blank white shirt with navy sleeves. Suggestions?? I also need to call JoAnn's to schedule my sewing class so I can actually use my new sewing machine. And I already took my mom's machine back. So I have no machine currently. Sadness.
So my mom forwarded me an e-mail from The Learned Owl (the stereotypical quaint small town bookstore in Hudson) about the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. They're donating 10% of the pre-sales to an Akron charity that gives books to poor children. And that really makes me want to get my copy from the Learned Owl. Unfortunately, the Learned Owl and all of downtown Hudson is freaking insane when Harry Potter books are released. The funny thing? I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Yes, I'm a huge dork, but I do love HP. But even I look at that event as INSANE. I want my book at midnight, yes, but I don't really want to have to brave the crazies. I did have to brave the crazies in Cincinnati for the last book, but that was just one Borders and I was able to sit on the floor reading magazines until my number was called to get my book (at like 1:30 - long night). Maybe I should just order it on Amazon. But then it won't get there until like mail time on July 21. And that's just not acceptable.
Okay and seriously? July 21? They couldn't have pushed it back 10 days to July 31? Harry's birthday. Wouldn't that have made more sense? I mean, it's the last book. I'm just saying. I'm sure it's so they can release it on a Friday night at midnight. Helps for all the parents who have to take their kids out to get it right when it comes out. That wouldn't work so well on a Monday night, what with work on Tuesday morning.
I really can't wait for this book. I'm pretty sure it will be like the last book, where I sit in a chair reading all day until I finish it. And then immediately start it again.
The overhead light in my bedroom is burned out. Totally annoying. But I'm also kind of liking not having that light on and just my torch lamp. It's much more homey. But not so conducive to reading. So I'll do that tomorrow...