Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Landlord, cont.

So, we (my roommate and I) moved out of our apartment on Saturday. None of the back up plans came through. We just loaded our things into her uncle's moving truck and there they will remain until this Saturday when we move into our new apartment with a NEW landlord.

Speaking of the old landlord my roommate did a walk through our old apartment with him yesterday. She said that he could have been described as rude at best. He didn't comment on the plant growing up through the carpet in the living room, rather he obsessed and tried to blame us for the bright orange carpet stains. Stains that were there when we moved in, that we complained about, wrote about on the comment sheet when we moved in, and that my roommate took pictures of the day she moved in. So obviously not stains we made while living in the apartment... I don't know if we're going to get our deposit back but I'm getting to the point where I don't care. I just don't want to deal with him anymore, but then again... the whole situation just pisses me off. I feel powerless, frustrated and like I'm being taken advantage of because of my age or something like that. It's ridiculous. And they are going to do this to other college age tenants as well because they can obviously get away with ripping people off.

Also, those with Mac's, do you know how to make it so the font stops changing sizes when you move the mouse? Cause, ummm, I'm having a problem with that.

To the new apartment, I'm thinking of putting this for my new bedroom. My bed spread is a black damask pattern with some gold in it, so I figure the Klimt art pattern on the wall would be a nice complement. Then again, I want to get a cream and light blue rug for the room... Eh. It'll all work together, some way.

Good luck to bar takers!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Chances are, if you see someone blogging about their landlord then you probably know that it isn't going to be a happy post.

This is not a happy post.

The lease for my current apartment ends on July 27th. However, my roommate and I can't move into our new apartment until August 1st. So, she signed a lease with the current landlord for us to extend our lease until August 1st. That way we could move out of the old and in to the new apartment on the same day. However, a few days ago we got a letter from the current landlord saying that our move out day is July 27th. My roommate and I thought this must have just been some fluke, but no. She called them and the lady working said no such lease existed and called my roommate a liar. This didn't go over well. At this point, I'm in my room. I only actually know what is going on because I hear her on the phone. Then at some point I hear her crying. So I stay in my room. I did venture out to see if she needed a hug or something or to see if there was anything to be done. I called the current landlord myself, but of course that didn't make a difference. Since she didn't get a copy of this lease and we didn't pay anything to stay the extra days yet, we have no standing. Which sucks. This landlord has been pretty sketchy the whole year and the apartment is a piece of crap.

Yeah, that's growing into the apartment.

It's just a frustrating situation. The nice thing is we have plenty of friends here who are willing to house us and our stuff for that week. Also, when my roommate finally did get a hold of our landlord, he seemed willing to believe that she didn't make the whole thing up, didn't call her a liar, and said that he'd call the tenants that are supposed to move in after us and see if they would move in a few days later (their lease starts July 30th).

Hopefully things will be worked out soon. It's been a stressful day.

Monday, July 13, 2009

And so on

I may regret saying this later but I feel like the summer is just dragging on. Listen - I want it to speed up. It would be nice if there was a way for it to speed up for me, but keep at the same pace or hell, even slow down for others. Alas, that is not possible...yet.

I feel like the above paragraph is gibberish. I don't know what I mean. I'm tired. Last night I couldn't get to sleep. I had all the lights off and the tv off in my room, but couldn't sleep. At one point I looked at my phone to see what time it was - 3:33 AM. I actually thought of Sonia Sotomayor, wondering how she was sleeping. Given this comment one could say things went well, regardless of how well she slept last night. It didn't matter much at work how well I slept either. I showed up, did my part, and left the same time as everyone else. Woo! One big cheer for monotony!

The boredom. It's driving me crazy and I don't know how to make it go away. I finished a book today. I liked it. It was crazy and interesting and almost bittersweet. I'm not sure what I'm going to read next. I have some books lying around, so that's not a problem.

Nothing new on the law school front. Orientation in a month. I haven't got my laptop yet, but I will hopefully soon. The bookstore on campus said they were ordering more of the one I like. It's just a matter of time now until it comes in.

The day is almost over and I'm beginning to nod off.

Goodbye, Blue Monday.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I've decided to make my facebook page uninteresting, so I'm getting rid of all the information on my info page except my school information.

I like my quotes though. So here they are -

"We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Cheshire Cat: If I were looking for a white rabbit, I'd ask the Mad Hatter.
Alice: The Mad Hatter? Oh, no no no...
Cheshire Cat: Or, you could ask the March Hare, in that direction.
Alice: Oh, thank you. I think I'll see him...
Cheshire Cat: Of course, he's mad, too.
Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here.
[Laughs maniacally; starts to disappear]
Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself.
- Alice in Wonderland

"Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous. " - Anais Nin

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." - Judy Garland

"She wonders, while she pushes a cart through the supermarket or has her hair done, if the other women aren't all thinking, to some degree or other, the same thing: here is the brilliant spirit, the woman of sorrows, the woman of transcendent joys, who would rather be elsewhere, who has consented to perform simple and essentially foolish tasks, to examine tomatoes, to sit under a hair dryer, because it is her art and her duty." - The Hours

"Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Monday, July 6, 2009


I'm feeling more anxious about law school. Which is quite natural, since it is a huge endeavor I'll be taking on in about a month and large energy, time, and financial investment. Thank you those that tried to ease my nerves in the last post's comments! It was much appreciated.

Like I said, I know it's ridiculous to be worrying over the bar before starting law school, but it's just a concern I have. I mean, the three years of law school basically come down to that test. If you don't pass the bar, then what good is your legal degree if you want to practice law?

Additionally, I have NO desire to work in BIGlaw. None whatsoever. What am I interested in? I'm interested in dispute resolution-type jobs, public interest work like public defender, prosecution, government legal jobs, and environmental work. Though I am making a conscious effort to not rule anything out. Best to keep an open mind.

In other news, I went home for the weekend. Joy! I love home. It makes me happy. Also, I named two of the kittens (the friendly ones, not the wild ones).



They are very sweet. They purr as soon as you touch them, which I love. Some of the other cats and kittens are wild...which is no good. Can't get within a foot of them. Oh well, there is always Hercules.