Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm Not Bad...I'm Just Drawn That Way

Last weekend was Fall Break, and while it was super nice to go home, I am paying the price for it now. It isn't that I am behind. I've still gotten a full draft of my memo (Due Monday) completed and my reading done for every class. The problem is that I am no longer ahead and reading and such. I'm not used to reading for a class the night before, and with this memo sucking up every spare moment of my life, it has been difficult to find time to catch up to that place I want to be.

Mental note - some work is still required when you go home for break! But, it was still nice to relax.

The only other thing to talk about is the fact that Halloween is next weekend, and I am actually really excited this year. I'll be attending the Delts Halloween Party, and I actually bought a costume. Yes, I know I shouldn't have spent the money, but I figure it is more of an investment since I can promise I'll be wearing it for years to come. After all, what Halloween Part is complete without a Jessica Rabbit? And, I just really wanted to be Jessica Rabbit for Halloween. What self-respecting ginger would I be if I didn't pay homage to one of the most iconic redheads in cinema?

It should be a lot of fun!

Things at law school have been hard to far, but great. Now that we are getting things like midterms back with shadow grades, I feel a little better about the work I have been doing, as it seems I'm understanding the material enough to do fairly well on practice exams. Let's hope that trend continues as things heat up for the end of the semester!

Speaking of heating up, I should get to work on these research problems.

Til next time!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Late Update

I apologize for not posting as frequently as I promised. Know that every week I have had the intention of posting, but I want to make sure that it is things people will actually care about. To that end, my life has been pretty boring lately, and I figured no one would care about the daily life of a 6-foot tell, redheaded law student. Considering the pestering of some friends, I was wrong.

The most significant thing that's happened to me over the last few weeks is that I successfully turned in my first memo, got it back, and did rather well on it. Percentage-wise, it was a 90%, though we don't know what the curve is going to be yet. Hopefully I did well enough to keep my A! Lord knows I worked hard enough, cried long enough and sweated profusely enough to warrant such a mark. That was a tad over-exaggerated, but you know what I mean.

Now that we are working on our second memos, which are significantly more challenging than the first, it is time for the agony to start all over again. I spent the weekend wading through three different cases in my attempt to synthesize a rule, and just got out of my conference with my professor to discuss it. She always seems helpful when I go in to talk to her, but then I sit down later and realize she didn't really tell me anything. Hopefully that works out for me this time as well as it did last time.

This Thursday I get to go home for the first time since law school has started, and I have to say that I am quite excited about it. I am going to have a lot of work to take with me between getting a functioning draft of my memo out by the following Tuesday and working through our LexisNexis training assignment (which keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list), but seeing my family and that man of mine will be worth it. The 6-hour drive on the other hand, might not. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel I suppose!

It's weird to think that we're half-way done with the semester already. People are starting to talk about finals, I have a midterm to do tonight, and just the thought of law school finals puts a knot in my stomach. It doesn't help when you're surrounded by intelligent people that seem to have it all figured out. You have to tell yourself that they don't - that they are just as confused and freaked out about it all as you are, but at the end of the day, your perceptions are that they go home and breeze through their reading while you're drowning in a sea of Torts with no foreseeable means of escape. It's not true - I got into law school because I am intelligent, and everything is going to be fine. We'll see how long that mantra lasts. haha.

The last thing I have to say is that I celebrated my 5-year anniversary with my boyfriend back on the 5th. It sucked that we couldn't physically be together for it, but we got to video chat for awhile, and that was really nice. Lord knows it hasn't all been a walk in the park, but for the most part I have more good feelings than bad, and I couldn't imagine my life without Larry at the moment. Seeing him this weekend is going to make it all worthwhile. :)

Signing off!