Saturday, May 28, 2005

Necessary Reproduction, STAT

Last night at dinner, a group of us (among them LawFairy) got onto the topic of hotness and who should feel a duty to reproduce in order to contribute positively to the overall aesthetics of the human race. We agreed upon Angelina Jolie (the epitome of hotttness, in my opinion) and Antonio Banderas (mmmmmmmmm...). TAB mentioned their movie "Original Sin" and its porn-like qualities. Intriguing.

Amazingly enough, "Original Sin" is on TV tonight. I am, of course, now watching it. And the world makes sense.

As an aside, other people who need to reproduce (and not adopt -- I mean actually share their genes with the world):
Charlize Theron
Brad Pitt
Taye Diggs
Lucy Liu
Natalie Portman
Halle Berry

Friday, May 27, 2005

Two-thirds of a lawyer!

I'm done!

On Thursday I took my last final of the year, and I am now officially a 3L. I still remember when I was entering as a 1L and the 3Ls seemed oh-so-wise and knowledgeable. Now I'm one of them. (While some might say that it's not nearly as exciting to finish 2L as it is to finish 1L or 3L, I say a pox on you people! This is rockstar awesome.)

On Tuesday, I found out that our Bankruptcy grades from last term had been posted. This was not good news. Literally scared out of my mind of that exam, I had spent a good week and a half trying to figure out the basics (let alone the ins-and-outs) of Bankruptcy Law. It was not pretty. Last term, right before the Bankruptcy exam, our Trademarks grades were posted from the term before. I did horribly in Trademarks, and it really dampened my spirits for the Bankruptcy showdown. Determined not to have that happen this time, I waited until after Con Law to check my Bankruptcy grade. Guess what???? I did okay!! Okay, not stellar, but definitely not shabby. I was flippin' ecstatic to see that precious median posted both so innocuously and so mercilessly on the website.

I leave for New York on Sunday (muy exciting). On Monday I head to San Francisco (again, muy exciting) to chill with my parental units until Wednesday, which is when my firm's orientation kickoff event in San Francisco begins.

Time is flying by so quickly. I've dropped off my car with a friend, who has awesomely agreed to car-sit. I've dropped off my plants with a friend's hubby, who has awesomely agreed to plant-sit. I have yet to pack or even clean my apartment, but that doesn't bother me. It's not like I'll be gone forever. At least for now, though, it feels pretty damn good to know that there's no longer anything to stop me from going.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Subservient Chicken

Oh my god. This job has got to be the worst. I'm both horrified and -- yes, I'm embarrassed to admit -- also vastly entertained (horrible of me, isn't it?). Horrified-entertained in a train wreck sort of way. Man alive, the finals distractions are endless.

Back to studying Con Law. "Why do we need freedom of speech?" I wonder what the Framers would have thought of blogs...

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Quotes Part 2

Reading quote of the moment:

Scalia (majority opinion) in R.A.V.: "But "fighting words" that do not themselves invoke race, color, creed, religion, or gender -- aspersions upon a person's mother, for example..."

Who else thinks he wanted to include a "yo mama" joke here?

Quotes Part 1

Notes quote of the moment:

Con Law Prof on obscenity: "Is it really like political discourse or is it really like a vibrator?"

*giggles to see "vibrator" in her notes*

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Finals? What finals?

LawFairy is dangerous. She finds lots of ways to procrastinate during finals. This time she found a rockstar picture making site auf Deutsch. Jetzt wundere ich mich, warum ich im letzten Jahr kein Deutsch gesprochen habe. Schade. It makes me a little nervous because, even though I majored in German, I feel it's a little rusty what with my not having spoken it in a while. What if my firm this summer wants me to use it? Yikes!

Look, ma, it's me! Posted by Hello

Friday, May 20, 2005

Seventh Circuit Explains Difference: Hoe v. Ho

Just because this is too good to keep under wraps, here's the link to the opinion where Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Terence T. Evans explains the difference between a ""hoe,"... [which] is a tool used for weeding and gardening" and a ""ho," a staple of rap music vernacular as, for example, when Ludacris raps "You doin' ho activities with ho tendencies.""

(Link updated...hope it works now!)
Ludacris cited as authority by Seventh Circuit in US v. Murphy

Wednesday, May 18, 2005


My first blogging day was May 16. Being the OCD person that I am, I'm slightly frustrated with myself for having begun LAB -- Life As Blogger -- on an odd, seemingly random day. Perhaps it's the same frustration that compels me to deposit money in my checking account so that the deposit amount is an exact number. Am I the only one who does this?

Cozying up to mind-numbing entertainment...

Last night, after reading dozens upon dozens of Con Law pages (about which I am seriously disgruntled. If you're reading this, Prof, it's not our fault you spent the first five weeks on one section only to steamroll through the next 200 pages! I shake my fist at you!) and finally leaving the library around 10PM, I came back to my apartment with the uncompromising decision to do something completely and utterly mind-numbing. Plopping down on the couch, I turned the TV on to "Murder by Numbers" and picked up my crocheting. A couple of things occur to me about my night:

Two weekends ago, I taught myself how to crochet. I am now a crochet addict. In eager anticipation of my fantabulous iPod mini, which I earned through Westlaw by religiously collecting loyalty points, I have been creating little iPod pouches that I lovingly call the iCozy (for those who have NO clue what a "cozy" is, think tea cozy, but for the iPod...and yes, you may need to stretch your imagination a bit.). Yes, this is likely a misappropriation of what should be the Apple trademark in the use of "i" to designate things that are associated with the iPod, but, as they do not have that trademark (at least, I don't think they do...yet), I'm assuming it's okay (for now). Perhaps the proliferation of my iCozy will permeate the marketplace, thus making the iCozy MY trademark, the "i" preceding the "Cozy" notwithstanding. There's probably long trademarks law analysis further to be made, but, given my not-so-stellar performance in that class, I think I should stop while I (delude myself into thinking that I) am still ahead.

"Murder by Numbers" was fairly good. At the very least, it was good for the purpose I wanted it to serve, specifically mind-numbing entertainment as compared to Con Law reading. POSSIBLE SPOILER: One thing that really caught my interest, though, was the killers' use of vinyl/plastic/some other similar material body suits and Saran wrap around their hair and eyebrows. This plastification was in addition to the gloves, duct tape around the victim's mouth, etc. found in the "usual" crime movies. I was so surprised and pleased (in a twisted "I-know-this-is-fiction" way) to see somebody make use of this whole body suit idea. Why? Well, after having watched episode upon episode of Law & Order (SVU is better than CI, by the way) and CSI, I'd always wondered why criminals didn't commit their crimes in Cameron Diaz-in-Charlie's Angels-inspired body suits, which would keep any stray hairs, skin flakes, toe fungus, other-DNA-extractable-body-things, etc. under control. in this unlikely 11PM movie finding did I find that I am not crazy, after all, and this really is a legitimate possibility.

Okay okay, go ahead and point it out: "I know this is fiction." Okay, so it's fiction...maybe it's not REALLY a legitimate possibility in the end. But it's fun to think that maybe, just maybe, I might have a future in impossible-crimes/only-in-the-movies screenwriting.

Monday, May 16, 2005

A Mighty Mango toast?

An inaugural post should be a cause for celebration, joy, and revelry (or at least an excuse for such silliness in the face of finals). Instead, I fear this may be a sign of worse things to come as I now fall victim to the philosophy that "blogging is cheaper than therapy." Stay tuned.