Friday, February 27, 2009

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

I just heard her speak at my Undergrad's law school. She was funny, gracious, and eloquent. Needless to say, I enjoyed her speech a lot. She was here to speak about my state's judicial selection plan. I guess it's not just my state's plan, since approximately 30 other states have adopted it or have made their own judicial selection plans that are very similar to it. I'm writing my capstone paper on this judicial selection plan, so I thought it would be good to listen to her speak.

She spoke mostly in praise of the plan. Used many quote from various people, like Roscoe Pound and Aristotle and some judges from my state. Obviously, she is very well informed on judicial selection and was able to articulate her position well. She spoke of highly of her own state, Arizona's judicial selection process. And to end, she thanked my state - the show-me state, for 'showing us' (the rest of the states) a proper and improved method for selecting judges.

In other news, I am now 9 in, 2 out, 1 deferred, and 2 still out in the wild as far as law schools go. I'm still 90% sure I'm staying at Undergrad school and I am more excited about the prospect each day. I think it will be a good thing.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Yes, I has it.

I suspected as much since I can't seem to peel off my pea coat without freezing, am always sleepy, and oh yeah, don't seem to have a functioning metabolism.

So my doctor did some blood work and TA-DA! turns out I have amounts of TSH because my thyroid is all like, 'i'm just chilling, gonna watch some Dexter' instead of working and processing the TSH like it should be. Figures.

At least on the brightside I know what's up with my body. I mean, seriously, you can't eat bananas and spinach salads, walk/run/jog five miles each day and be GAINING weight.


Monday, February 16, 2009


Being deferred sucks. It's basically the school saying that they at the bare minimum like you. Like you just enough to keep you around for more months, but not enough to actually put you on a waiting list. Oh no, they're keeping your file around just to maybe, eventually, put you on a waiting list, or hell, maybe reject you. Yeah, they can just keep you waiting and then reject you.

Deferrals are frustrating. Thankfully, I've only been deferred from one school so far. The count is 8 acceptances, 2 rejections, 1 deferral, 1 withdrawal and 3 still out in the wild.

I'm glad to have a good idea of where I'm going to be in August, but I wish it was a done deal. I have zero patience. Argh.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons list to going to Undergrad law school.


I know current 1 and 2 L's, which will help I expect, adjusting to the demands of law school.
I already have an apartment a little more than a block from the law school building.
It's a well respected law school in the region - ranked 59th.
It has nationally ranked dispute resolution program.
Has an environmental law journal.
My friends are here.
My family is about 90 minutes away.
My brother is attending here for his Undergrad.
I've met some of the faculty and they seem really nice.
My roommate is fantastic - she feeds me, gives me chocolate when I need it, cuts me slack on the dishes, brings me 7Up when I'm sick... she's really fantastic.
Tuition for me is way cheap, since it's a public school and I'm in-state residency.


Ideally, I don't want to practice law in this state...but I can get over it. I guess.
Don't seem to offer much in way of environmental law classes, which is my primary interest.
I'll be here for 3 more years. I'd like a change, a new environment, I think it'd be good for me, help me to grow as a person.

Well I guess that's all I have thus far on way of pros and cons. Obviously more pros, which has a lot to do with why I'm 90% sure I'll be attending Undergrad for Law school.

Still have that 10% unaccounted for though... Just saying.

Friday, February 6, 2009


I just started a twitter account. I still don't completely understand it, but I'm sure I'll figure it out, sooner or later.

My username is redonrust.

I kind of thought I would check it out after I read this article:

I mean if guys that are my Dad's age and older (or a bit younger) are using this, then I guess it's about time I started...

Monday, February 2, 2009


I hate being sick. I'm an awful sick person too. I whine, cry, sulk, pout...whine some more. I hate it. I think it mostly has to do with the fact that my mind is well, but my body isn't cooperating. Like today, I've been up since 6 am, when I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. I'm vomiting (lovely, I know) and sleepy, but not tired, right? Like my body is tired, but my mind is awake. I'm at least going to make sure I do homework today, so I'll feel somewhat productive.

I'd better be feeling better tomorrow... :(