Friday, January 27, 2006

Wait, where am I?

What is it about being called on in class that causes the brain to just shut down? I thought we were all supposed to get over this by second year, but not all of us have. What's really excruciating is when a professor sticks with someone even though they are clearly not "playing along" with the hypothetical. I'm looking at you, Professor Estates and hapless classmate.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

I love statutory construction! And quizzes!

You are "Noscitur a socii"! You look to
neighboring words to shed light on the meaning
of ambiguous words. You're a sociable canon,
and always look at everything in context.
However, you're useless by yourself.

Which Canon of Statutory Construction are You?
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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Need help with tort class?

Well, for those of you keeping track, I did turn in my draft of my Note. It might be the worst thing I've ever written, but at least it met the page requirement. Now I have a week or so before I get it back covered in red ink, to start again.

Anyway, today I get to go to my nephew's 1st birthday party, so today should be fun. My three-year-old nephew will be there too, so there should be lots of silliness. The best thing about three-year-olds is if they like a joke, they want to hear it over and over and over again - never gets bored with it. Hilarious.

I was looking at my sitemeter stats, and found that someone found my site by searching "Need help with tort class." I hope they found it elsewhere, because torts was not my best subject, and I can't think of anything helpful I might have written on this site.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Another Quiz

The Sonnet
Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer (DGLDf)

Romantic, hopeful, and composed. You are the Sonnet. Get it? Composed?

Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They're conscientious people, caring & careful. You yourself have deep convictions, and you devote a lot of thought to romance and what it should be. This will frighten away most potential mates, but that's okay, because you're very choosy with your affections anyway. You'd absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you, for instance.

Your exact opposite:
Genghis Khunt

Random Brutal Sex Master
Lovers who share your idealized perspective, or who are at least willing to totally throw themselves into a relationship, will be very, very happy with you. And you with them. You're already selfless and compassionate, and with the right partner, there's no doubt you can be sensual, even adventurously so.

You probably have lots of female friends, and they have a special soft spot for you. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls.

ALWAYS AVOID: The 5-Night Stand, The False Messiah, The Hornivore, The Last Man on Earth

CONSIDER: The Loverboy

Link: The 32-Type Dating Test by OkCupid - Free Online Dating.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Procrastination II

You might recall my last post on this topic. Right now I'm procrastinating working on the next draft of my note. It's supposed to be turned in Tuesday, but I've already asked for an extension until Thursday because Tuesday?? Not happening. Fortunately, we are allowed a one-week extension on any deadline, no questions asked, and we can take it in pieces, so I'm only using 2 days, reserving some for later procrastination, of course. Someday I'll stop procrastinating - maybe tomorrow.

Anyway, here's a new timewaster for you, thanks to Heidi. An adventurer is me!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


I just love these confirmation hearings - I'm getting a hundred hits a day of people searching for Stare Decisis. A side effect I hadn't anticipated when I named this blog.

In other news, grades are in. And they are further proof that you just never know. The exam I thought I aced? Turned into a B. The one I had know idea if I even passed? An A. Go figure. So I did okay despite slacking a bit at the end of the semester. Not a good reward system for me.

Good luck to all the 1Ls getting their first grades. Remember - grades don't define you!

UPDATE: I'm actually #3 on the search results on Yahoo for "stare decisis" - cool!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Who quits without giving notice?

Some of you might remember that last year I was filling in at my old job at the church. Well, guess who called again on Sunday - the secretary who's been there nearly a year quit over the weekend - no notice at all. I think partly it is because they finally found a new pastor, who starts tomorrow, but still. I've had jobs I hated and I still gave 2 weeks notice. Anyway, they want me to fill in for this week, and I reluctantly agreed. Sure, the money will be nice (aren't I always worried about money?) but really, I thought for sure I was done last time. So if it's interesting, I'll let you know how it goes...

Plus, can you believe I've caught another cold??? What is up with that?