Sunday, May 31, 2009

Robert Wright says

"[President Obama] shifts between the professorial and the preacherly in a way that is reminiscent of the Apostle Paul, although Paul probably attended church more often and worked out less."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Le uh oh

I have a rule: whenever my gmail inbox breaks 3,000 emails, I have to spend a chunk of time cleaning it out. I always try to get it below 2,000 on those days. They follow each other too quickly.

Just now I checked my email, and I'm at 2,999.

Le uh oh indeed.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

. . . and one more

Maybe it's from being up ridiculously late (again) and drawing out the pain of this tax policy paper, but The Pioneer Woman's love story gave me a much-needed cry. Highly recommended when you've got an hour or three on your hands.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New link

Now that you're all done with finals, this won't count as procrastination, but as pure, clean, good fun. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Exam 2: Done.

Again, a day behind. I stared at a computer for 8 hours straight. So sue me.

Subject: Constitutional Litigation

Length: 8 freaking hours. And no talk of "oh, it's a 4-hour exam and you get 8 hours to do it!" No no no. No.

Last thought before beginning exam: "Hm, when can I take my first coffee break?"

First thought after finishing exam: "Wow, it would've been nice to have had time for a coffee break."

Comment of the day: "Constitutional litigation, huh? You wanna be a Supreme Court Justice or something?" Nooooo... but my professor does!

Next move: Got back in the gym, had a lovely dinner in San Francisco, and now on to this tax policy paper. By this time next week I should be an expert in all things congestion-pricing related. Yippee!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Exam 1: Done.

Totally forgot to post this yesterday, but the tradition MUST continue.

Subject: Evidence

Length: 3 hours (90 min each essay and MC) + 10 minutes break (to shit one's pants between parts)

Last thought before beginning exam: "Our Father, who art in heave---oh, damn, I don't believe in God, do I? Guess I'm f$&ked."

First thought after finishing exam: "That was the gentlest and most relevant test I've taken so far in law school, and it still kicked my ass halfway to Las Vegas."

Next move: Spent today at a CrossFit regional competition in Aromas, CA, cheering on a very blond, very disciplined, very bright, and very fit friend. Enjoyed the company. Got to watch dozens of shirtless wonderfully-built men pull themselves up the rings in a way that is just undeniably hot. Got motivated to get myself back into the gym. But not til after Monday noon, 'cause Exam 2 is right around the corner.

'Til then, ciao bellas.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Oh, the poignancy of T-Rex

"We'd all be a heck of a lot more productive if work was as entertaining as--you know, entertainment! In particular, I'd be a lot better off if learning [evidence] was as relentlessly entertaining as learning, I don't know . . .

. . . about the sexual histories of my friends and acquaintances, PERHAPS??"

The way this comic mirrors my life is stunning, and frightening.

Better than nothing?

The NY Times ran an article today about women in ultimate frisbee. Wonderful. But WHAT THE F$&K is it doing in the f$&king FASHION section.

NY Times, I am NOT impressed. Just because women play it you call it "fitness" and not "sport"? I'm calling foul.