"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

But I Haven't Even Been To Orientation Yet!

I'm currently a front page Google result for "bad law school grades"

This can't be a good sign.

Oh, That's SO Boulder!

There are many reasons why I'm excited to move to Portland, not the least of which is not having to hear, "Oh, that's so Boulder!" or the even more cringe-worthy: "Well, you have to think that - you are from Boulder after all!"

I realize that this may be quickly replaced with "Oh, that's so Portland!" but at least it will be something new. And besides, maybe some of these will actually be true. Half the time with the Boulder remarks I'm wondering if the quipper has ever even been to Boulder. It's not all flowers-in-your-hair, peace-man, people. Sometimes you even get hit in the head with rocks for no reason.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Happy Summer Day!

According to Blogline's weather service the high here today is 96 and in Portland the high is 78.

I hope everyone has a good long day!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

I Know I Look Young, But Come On...

This afternoon I went to see Madagascar with my mother-in-law. While purchasing tickets the ticket seller asks, referring to me: "How old is she?" She asked because she was wondering whether or not to charge me the child price. Yes, she thought I might be 12 or under.

I replied: "28."

It was awkward.

I Heart Huckabees

Have you seen i heart huckabees? We watched it last night and I did, indeed, heart it. I plan on mentioning this movie in the future whenever I'm required to explain why I never want to be involved in a "grassroots" organization ever again.

So I've joined the ranks of official apartment hunters. A big THANK YOU goes out to the always charming Shelley for her help in this process.

I think maybe I've started a little early as some of the places are likely to go before we're ready, but I have a few good leads. We've decided on some things that we must have - namely 3 bedrooms and a washer/dryer in unit. And obviously it needs to be in a location with a reasonable bus scenario to get to and from school.

We found a really, really great place a few days ago but it would require 3 buses and I think that may be a bit overwhelming for an everyday commute. I've since found some one or two bus locations that would work a little better.

Man, talking about apartment hunting is bo-ring! I'm sure reading about it is even more so. I promise: no more apartment posts until a lease is signed...

UPDATE: I put an "unofficial hold" on an apartment which is perfect. I just had to share.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

I Think You Meant 2005

This morning I sent an email to Lewis & Clark to take care of some administrative errands - requesting confirmation of my final tuition deposit, informing them of my new name, etc. and in return I received an auto-reply letting me know that they received the email, that they would get back to me in a timely manner, and if I was writing to be placed on their mailing list they would be sending out 2006 admissions information soon.

No, no, that must be a typo or other such mistake...I'm writing about 2005 admissions information. I'm still a law school applicant. "Law School" is an abstract concept that will be encountered sometime in the distant future. And surely I will feel confident, prepared and sufficiently lawschoolified once my application cycle is over and you begin sending out information for those applying for admission in 2006.


Thursday, June 09, 2005

Cheer Up, It's Over!

Not a few visitors have arrived here via the search term "I hate the LSAT." Or, more often than not: "I HATE THE LSAT!!!"

While it is unfortunate that perky Why Law (the blog, not the me) is the resulting destination of such a negative google, it makes me laugh every time - especially since that particular post is about how I didn't, in fact, hate the LSAT.

Smile, June LSATers, and remember: You are not your LSAT score!

Just Some Pictures I Thought You Might Like...

Monday, June 06, 2005

Final Count: Why Law 4, Coma 0

Okay, so I know I said this particular topic was over and done with, but I just got the news: I not only got an A on my Dante final (the last from the coma semester) - but I got an A in the course! Yeah, baby, you know what that means - Coma semester final GPA: 4.0!

I'm giddy with joy!

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Summit Push, Indeed

Oh, man! Why didn't we think of this first?

It would be a pricey location, but the pictures would be fabulous!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005