Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Happy 2006, everybody!

In true homebody fashion, I stayed home and watched the fireworks from my building's roof deck.

At the risk of sounding like a five-year-old, I just have to say that something inside of me gets all happy when I see fireworks. I <3 them.

A Return (to the Dark Side)

A short post, but let's just say I am back.

I hope everyone had a relaxing and ab-fab holiday.

New Year's Resolution?
Work out more and lose some of this winter insulation. (I blame it on shocking the California metabolism with the Chicago winter!)

Bridesmaid dress this summer. (yiiiiiikes)

Who's with me???? :)

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Home Sweet Home

I know I'm back in San Francisco when I...
1) hear "Jingle Bells" in Chinese on the sound system at the supermarket
2) walk outside in less than full down coat, gloves, scarves, and hat gear
3) eat fresh seafood three times a week
4) am colder inside the house than outside the house (don't ask me to explain this, but I have a feeling it has something to do with a mental association with the outdoors-as-zero-degree-weather territory)
5) can look forward to the following eclectic mix of Christmas buffet offerings: Korean beef, turkey with gravy, baby bok choy, and cheesecake
6) pay $5 in toll money to cross the bridge
7) have to cope with my parents' dial-up :)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Season of Miracles!

In addition to my first miracle of the academic season (Insurance Law paper is complete at 15.7 pages and turned in two days early), today brings another unexpected joy to my life: I passed the MPRE very very comfortably! (Yes, miracle of miracles!)

So, in celebration, here's another haiku:
You really thought you'd stump me,
But I whooped your ass!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

No more pencils...

No more books, no more teachers' dirty looks!


(And I'm fairly confident I passed!)


Thursday, December 08, 2005

Law School Snowglobe

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the [logistics of three-party transactions and substance versus form in tax matters] are so delightful,
And since I've [no desire to fail and] no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Pink & Blue

My hair is now pink and blue.

And, yes, I should be studying.

Quick Note, Part Deux

The fruits of my disgruntled state have paid off. Last night I was on a roll and wrote an angry letter to Bulgari (and, considering how salty I was what with my not lotterying into anything, the letter was pretty long and extensive -- I used the phrase "market mediocrity" when comparing their policy to the policies of Tiffany and Coach). In response to my angry letter (which I dropped off this morning), the manager of the store called me about 30 minutes later and left a deeply apologetic voicemail that said "Of course, we will replace the item. They should have offered to from the start." etc etc. She said she was sorry that I had to write the letter in the first place, and she understands why I am so dissatisfied with the experience. Also, apparently the guy with whom I spoke wasn't even a sales representative and shouldn't have been on the sales floor in the first place.

It's a little comforting to know that letter-writing has not gone out of style/lost its efficacy, and it feels good that they responded so promptly once I made my dissatisfaction known.

Monday, December 05, 2005

What kind of lottery is this?

So the lottery results are in for our seminar classes for next quarter. For the second quarter in a row, I have not lotteried into ANYTHING. How screwed up is that?

And I see that some people who lotteried into the ultra competitive Posner, J.'s class actually won a second seminar, too.


That means they got both their first and second choices.

Is it just me or does this system make ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE AT ALL??????????

Needless to say, I am pretty starring disgruntled.

(And a tiny part of me is screaming "Bring back E.Pitt! At least with his system I was able to get into a damn class!")

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Quick Note

Update: I have 15.2 pages of my paper (miracle) and I finally know what a carryover basis is (baby steps, people!).

Does anybody have a Wills, Trusts, and Estates book by Dukeminier, et al. (red-colored book publisher) for me to buy?

Saturday, December 03, 2005


As I sit here with only 4.6 pages of my 15 page (according to the prof, but 10-15 according to me) paper, I wonder "Can I teach myself Tax in six days?"

Furthermore, as Daddy Pose writes in his away message, "Has anyone ever had a law firm take back an offer because they got all C's their third year?"

Your thoughts.

Edit: By popular demand, the second half of Daddy Pose's away message: ...All D's? (Sub-question: Is it even possible to get all D's in law school these days? Seriously, even if you were to write "Prof. X rapes baby seals with aborted fetuses and I slept with his wife" in purple crayon on every exam, do you think you could get straight D's?)"