Sunday, May 31, 2009

Right now

I am deeply saddened over the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

I can still smell the blueberry muffins I baked this morning.

I am missing the below little guy.

I am anxious for law school! Should I buy 1000 Days to the Bar and Getting to Maybe?

Currently I'm reading The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D., but I haven't gotten to far.

Yuck, work tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer of Sacrifice

On Sunday, my baby brother graduated from high school!

He, his girlfriend, and I had our graduation reception altogether. It was really great to see the family. My great Aunt and Uncle from Florida even came up. That really meant a lot to me.

Then today was my first day of work. I mainly just scan documents all day, but it isn't too bad, once you get into the rhythm. Plus I can come and go as I please and I can listen to my ipod and drink diet cokes. I also put in a couple of job applications for the evenings and the weekends. Mostly because... well two of my good friends are home for the summer, I don't really talk to Clementine much anymore, and Amelia spends her free time with her boyfriend or her other friends, because in her words "we see each other all the time anyway" which translates to be maybe one or two lunch dates a week, but oh well. I already brought this up with her and that did not go well at all.

I think this will just be a summer of all work and no play. Which is fine as long as I make enough money to buy a new laptop, my books, and have money left over for the school year by the end of summer.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Graduation Day Extravaganza!

Today I graduated from college. Well, provided I passed all my classes... I walked in two of the ceremonies - the Honors one (at 9:00 am) and the Arts and Sciences ceremony (at 1:00 pm). Both ceremonies lasted about two hours, though one would have expected the Arts and Sciences ceremony to last two to three times as long. Though there was probably only 1/3 of the seniors there. I know I was the only Honors graduate in my major. All the other graduates who received honors in my major (about four of them...) skipped the Arts and Sciences ceremony. My parents wanted me to go though. So, I did. After all, without them, who knows if I would have made it this far? If I would have been as successful as I am so far? The graduation ceremony is as much as a celebration for them as it is for me. So, if they want an all day affair, then so be it. I'll happily oblige.

Next week is my baby brother's graduation! I have a feeling that my parents, or my mom at least, will be more emotional at this one. I think my college graduation got downplayed a bit as a big symbolic step into the "real" world since I'll be going to law school in August, but my brother is the baby. Once he moves into his dorm in August, my parents will be...childless. I mean, of course they'll still have us, but I guess, well, we're gone.

Anyway, I'm excited to go to my brother's graduation next week. It feels a bit unreal, that everything is happening so fast, yet so slow too. I like it all though. No complaints, yet.

Monday, May 11, 2009

List of 10

Mostly because I wanted to, here is a list of 10 random things about me.

1.) I love to make lists. It is the easiest way I have found to organize my mind and everything that needs to get done. I'm constantly making to-do lists and if you ever see me in person, you'll see these lists on my left hand.

2.) I used to watch the news (MSNBC and CNN) almost every day. I craved the information, I like to know what's going on in the world. But, anymore, I have found that the biases in the talking heads has began to bug me. I just want to know what is going on, not everyone's opinion about it!

3.) I don't kill insects. Even when I see one walking in my house, I'll just let it go. A few years ago, I stepped on a bug in front of my Dad and he asked me why I stepped on it. I didn't really have a response, truthfully, I just killed it because it was a bug. It wasn't even a spider, I just assumed that is what you do to bugs. Now, I just let them go. If they're not attacking me, I'm not going to attack them.

4.) I could eat cheese and peanut butter (not together) every single day. Happily I would do this too.

5.) I have never seen The 40 Year Old Virgin . Sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who hasn't.

6.) I love love love animals. I want a puppy more than anything else in the world.

7.) I have never met anyone famous, but my parents once rode an elevator with Tom Brokaw and saw the Reverend Al Sharpton when they got off the elevator, all in the same day. That is the closest brush with celebrity that my family has experienced.

8.) I am an economics major. Many of my friends are business majors, but almost all of them wish they were engineering majors now. I like my major, my only wish is that I would have double majored with sociology. Either way, I'd still be going to law school now. I just really liked my sociology classes.

9.) My friends say that the best quality of mine is my loyalty. I'm intensely loyal to my friends. You can say whatever you want to me to hurt my feelings and I'll be fine, but insult my friends? Bad, bad idea. That's all I'm going to say.

10.) I hate mushrooms, onions, and eggs. Though I will eat eggs smothered in cheese and salsa. I wish I liked mushrooms and onions though. I feel like a pain in restaurants when I'm always asking the waiter/waitress for 'no onions and no mushrooms' on my food.

Oh, and final count: 3 rejections, 2 waitlists, and 9 acceptances. The highest ranked school I got into is at 55 on the US News and World Report list (if you want to take that as your guide). So I'm pretty pleased. I have no desire to practice in New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago. I'd like to stay in the region I'm in (I'd like to stay close to my family) and I do not dream of BIGlaw. The school I will be attending in the fall won't cost me much. I'll graduate without any loans in my name and I'll be graduating from a respected low tier 1/high tier 2 school in the region I want to practice in.

And, in even better news, I graduate in 5 days!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Future

Yesterday I went to an end of the year celebration/food thing for an organization I'm in. One of the members asked me if I'm ready or excited for law school. It's a question I've been asked before by friends and friends of parents and so on and so forth. As for my answer, I don't know. I'm ready to graduate, that's most definitely for sure. I can't wait for May 16th to get here. I think after that, it'll hit me more that in the fall I won't be an undergrad anymore, but a law school student instead. It'll be weird too. All my friends will still be undergrads, because I'm the one that is graduating in three years, but it'll be nice for them to still be around. Hopefully, it'll be comforting and supportive too. Also, my brother starts Undergrad school in the fall and his dorm is maybe one minute from my apartment and since my apartment doesn't have a washer and dryer, I'll so be using his dorm and that's exciting. I'm really looking forward to living so close to him. Also, he and his girlfriend won prom queen and king last night! I'm happy for them. It feels so...American or something. I feel like I should be eating some apple pie and watching baseball.

I don't know what the future holds, but I'm looking forward to it.