Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rules of Bar-ville

1. At least one bout of exercise/physical activity every week.
2. No TV unless (a) it's Wimbledon or other sporting events, (b) on a meal break, or (c) after work is done for the day.
3. Cook meals. Eating out is for fun only, not for convenience.
4. If sweets are desired, they must be made at home and cannot be purchased.
5. No pajamas are to be worn outside the house.
6. Hourly lecture breaks must be taken away from the computer screen.
7. Must step outside--even if just on the balcony--every day.
8. Baking is encouraged.
9. Prizes may be awarded for good performance.
10. Limited to one episode of The Wire each day.
11. Read fiction before sleep each night.

[Added 6/30] 12. Do push-ups to guard against wrist pain. (I swear, it works.)

Do any of you have self-imposed rules you want to share? Things that make your life better? I'm firmly convinced the misery of bar studying can be mitigated with good life practices. Do you disagree?

Bizarro Wimbledon

Just because I haven't been blogging doesn't mean I haven't been watching! Honestly, it's like you don't even know me at all.

What on earth is happening this year? R-Fed going down two sets and facing match point in the first round... Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters losing in the quarters to a couple randos... The longest match in tennis history three times over... Roddick, last year's finalist, out in the round of 16 by a guy ranked in the 80s... And the Queen making an appearance for the first time in 33 years.

[UPDATE 6/30: Federer is OUT! Not even in the semis! Dude!]

I guess anything can happen this year. Can you say ANDY MURRAY.

At least I owe ESPN2 an unending well of gratitude for replacing the awful Chris "I Know Nothing About Tennis And Have No Personality" McKendry with a substantially better woman--Suzy Kolber? I keep missing her name--who actually says intelligent things and does a good job wrangling Brad Gilbert and Pam Shriver instead of making me want to throw my bar books through the television. Thanks ESPN2! You did good!

[Although it must be said: no one will ever replace Mary Carillo in my heart. She's smart, funny and so cute. (I love you Mary.)]

Friday, June 25, 2010

6.8 billion... and one.

Congrats to Adam & Andrea, proud parents of a new baby boy. Welcome to the world, little one.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My life

I've been camped out in my house this week catching up (slowly) on bar studying. My life has become, shall we say, streamlined. Welcome.

1. Work.

Lecture, notes, lucky stones, earphones, sweater, raspberries.

2. Play.

Remote, flowers, home-cooked meal, postbar trip planning.

3. Sleep.

Comfy comfy comfy bed.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A quick breath

So I graduated. I can has J.D.? Indeed, it's on my desk, holding up the 2010 class photo and sitting on the 40 forms I need to mail in, like, yesterday.

Family was in town, things were predictably insane, and one lovely residual from the weekend--my best friend of 16 years (or is it 17?)--is still in town until late Sunday night. I'm trying to cram in as much bar studying as I can in between trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Muir Woods, the Russian River, and In & Out Burger. It's not much. I am so behind. Next week is going to, like. blow.

Gossip Girlsai

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mindless Rant Edition: Alejandro

Lady Gaga can put whatever she wants on her crotch, if you ask me. Is her licking a rosary offensive? Are her nun's habit and pope outfit blasphemous? Hey Katy Perry, what's blasphemous is priests fucking children and the pope--the real one, the one with ridiculous amounts of power--knowing about it and doing nothing hiding it. Until the church gets its house in order, how about all the tsk-tskers just STbloodyFU.


Way behind in bar prep
Graduation arrangements
Expired passport
Messy house
Grumpypants Saisai.

At least I have a schweeeeeet outfit for Saturday. Like wise women say: when you look better, you feel better.

Monday, June 7, 2010

My life is Persian

"My parents think playing basketball will make you taller."

"I don't have a middle name."

"Whenever an attendance is read and there is a long pause, I know my name is coming up. And I know they'll butcher it."

"I always have to explain to my non-Iranian friends why there is a watering can in my bathroom."

"Today I shaved... and now I have to shave again."

My people have arrived. MLIP.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


18 exams.

6 briefs.

8 response papers.

1 clinic.

3 short papers.

1 long paper.

3 years.

1 J.D.

And: DONE.