Monday, September 28, 2009

A New Week Begins!

Last week I wrote about being in the negotiation competition. My team got 2nd. We're pretty excited about it. I think we get to go on to Regionals, but I'm not sure. It's also exciting because we were the only 1L team in the finals. There is a weird thing at the law school where the 2L's seem to be angry at the 1L's just in general, for whatever reason, so it was pretty exciting, as a 1L, to beat some of the 2Ls. Plus I like winning anyway, haha. I'm way too competitive for my own good, but oh well.

As for the boy, I think that's over before it began, thank goodness. He's nice, but I don't know. I don't know him, that's the problem. I like to know people, to be comfortable with them before I can even consider anything else. It's a slow process with me. Plus, I'm really independent. I like being on my own.

Classes are alright. The day after I found out that my team (it's just me and another 1L) got 2nd, I of course, got called on by Prof. Civ Pro and Prof. Torts. I wish I could say that I knew all the right answers in those classes, but I didn't. I got Prof. Civ Pro's last question, but mucked up the first two and I was fine in Prof. Torts because he just wanted the facts of the case and so on. Oh well though. It's not the end of world, like you think, when you get the answer wrong in class. No one points at you and laughs and the professor doesn't yell that you don't belong there. The sky doesn't fall. Prof. Civ Pro just lectured a bit, asked again until I gave her answer that was close to what she wanted. At least on the last question I got it right, of course it was the easiest question too, but hey, I'll take it.

Hopefully this week will be less crazy than last. I need to be studying torts this week... my first law midterm (torts) is next week!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I just competed in my first law school competition ever and it was a lot of fun. I was terrified when I first walked in, but as it went on, it got better and I really enjoyed it. I lucked out and got a terrific partner too, but still it was definitely a worthwhile experience, I feel.

So, do competitions, they are fun. Of course I'm a highly competitive individual. When I was 1-2 years old, I was in daycare and another little girl, who was a year or so older than me, was being potty trained, so of course I had to be potty trained too and I beat her. I was potty trained first! So... yeah, competition, I like it.

Which is probably why I still like law school...thus far.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Into week 5

Week 5 is here! Tomorrow, I'm participating in my first law school competition - it's not a mock trial, but negotiation. I'm looking forward to it. Very nervous, of course, but I'm just hoping I won't make an ass of myself and that it'll be a good experience. I like my partner for it and I think we'll work well together so that kind of makes me less apprehensive over the whole thing.

Classes are okay. Currently, I like civ pro and torts the best. It's kind of ironic because I used to like contracts because it's ambiguous and left up to the circumstances, but now I dislike it because it's ambiguous and left up to the circumstances of the case. It's like a penduluum. Next week, it'll probably swing back into favor.

Also, I may or may not be entering into a gray area where I would be committing a cardinal sin of law school: getting involved with a classmate. But I don't want to, I don't. I can't be involved with anyone right now, it's distracting and stresses me out. He keeps texting me, which is nice and all, but it just is just... somewhat distracting. Maybe at a later date, maybe when we're good friends or something along those lines, I'll contemplate something more, but not now. Then again, it's also very likely that I'm blowing this whole thing out of proportion and that there is nothing to even be bothered with and he's just being a nice guy. Maybe it's been so long since I've had contact with a nice guy that I don't know what they are anymore, so I'm just suspicious of every male who even says hi. Who knows really.

Off to study civ pro!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On the up and up

Things are improving. That's all that matters. Admittedly, one of the parties involved offered to let me punch him, and oddly enough, that made me feel better (I didn't punch him) but I appreciated the offer.

Law school is destroying my sleep schedule. It's getting all caddywhompus on me. I took an accidental four hour nap today when I got home. I just laid on my bed, just to close my eyes, listen to some tv and next thing I know, it's 9 o'clock. And now it's 2 am and I'm just heading back to bed. Oh well.

Law school work is starting to pile up, but I like that. I like feeling busy, having things to do, feeling pressure of having to get things done, of having to be productive. It's my ideal state.

Additionally, pandora makes case reading so much better.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I don't want to talk about it.

Oh Rod Stewart, you're speaking to my heart.

This was an awful, bad, terrible, no good weekend. Really bad, bad, bad. "Friends" made me feel like trash and worse.

And I don't want to talk about it, how you broke me heart.

It was such a bad weekend, that going to the law school library to work on a group project assignment was actually a comfort than an annoyance. Hell, I'd be lying if I sad I hadn't been looking forward, just to do something routine and not be around my roomie (who I do love, but who was a main instigator in this awful, bad, terrible, no good weekend.)

And now I'm going to work on a Memo for my Legal R & W class and outline for Torts. Joy, for real.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Santa does exist!

I have class this morning at 8:30 am. I don't naturally wake up early. I wake up gradually. I set multiple alarms, so that I am awake by whenever I need to wake up.

Apparently, last night I forgot to set any of my alarms. And yet, I woke up at 8:10 am. Not a lot of time, but still plenty of time for me to get to class on time.

All I can conclude is that there is a Santa Claus. Awesome. I'm still amazed that I woke up in time for the 8:30 am class all on my own. Given that I didn't get to sleep last night until 2:30 am as well. Sometimes, I do love my body, my mind. Like on mornings like this one that could have made for a really terrible day, but instead, the day was saved.

I also took a two hour nap when I got out of class at 4 and now I'm trying to talk my brother into walking to Starbucks with me. And later, of course, there will be homework.

And this is the song of the moment.

But all is good in the world because there is a Santa Claus, he does exist!

Monday, September 7, 2009

On to Week Three...

Law school is tiring. It wears me out. I wish I had more to say, but that basically sums up the experience thus far.

I should be starting my outlines. We've finished a section in Torts, gone through two chapters in Contracts, and two sections of civil procedure. Granted one of those sections and one of those chapters was just introductory stuff, but still. I don't like not feeling as if I am on top of things as much as I can be. I want to be queen of the mountain, damn it.

Saturday was a fantastic football day. I love this season. I love fall. Just need tv shows to start back up again.

Bah, I had so many things to say when I first sat down to write, but now my head is empty. Story of my life.