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Friday, November 6, 2009

Well hello, you handsome Bunsnippers!

Pardon my recent reticence. Things have gotten real over here in Law School Land (just around the corner from Lah-Lah Land). The beginning of November marked the beginning of the nervous countdown to the end of my first semester. Only one month left to synthesize all the legal gobbledygook that's been flowing into my brain at the pace of 200 (rather dense) pages per week.

I've been feeling alternating bouts of "I can so make this thing my bitch!" and "Help me, Obiwan Kinobi, you're my only hope!" and "Oh my god, we're all gonna die!"

It's all gonna be fine, though. Really.

Honestly, I kind of expected that by this point in the semester I might be huddled in a corner rocking myself gently while singing incomprehensibly about jurisdiction, res ipsa loquitur, and the statute of frauds, but so far I've managed to keep the crazy to a moderate level.

Still, I can't help thinking about the refrain of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate: "I'm worried about my future!" It would be nice if I could just allow myself to enjoy the academicness of this experience for its own sake, but I've been in the real world, and I know that everything I do here is primarily for the purpose of getting a job offer - preferably before I even graduate. And so with that comes the pressure, of course, to do really well on the exams. But there is a mandatory curve set at 3.0, so most people will get Bs on the exams. That's ok, I'm willing to accept that. I will naturally strive to do the best I can. But, goddammit, I'm worried about my future!

I am really looking forward to the end of this semester, even while I try to slow the hands of time to allow me to adequately prepare for exams. I am getting tired of the sameness of a lot of things. Some classmates are starting to get to me, I feel a strong personality clash with a certain instructor of mine, and I am just looking forward to something new. I'm still enjoying the experience as a whole, though. Have met a handful of people whom I genuinely enjoy, and found a really good beer at my neighborhood pub that tasted like espresso. Ok, that last bit has nothing to do with law school. Except for maybe a remedy to my pain and suffering. Ha!





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5 comments:

sov said...

It's good to hear how you're doing. I know you have a presence on Facebook occasionally, but this is the first time you've really said anything specific about how school is going. I'm glad it's going well.

You are popping in sometime in December, right? Any chance of you stopping by?

Also, there hasn't been any sign of Ian at all since you left. Not a blog, or a text, or a Facebook post... nothing. I hope he wasn't accidentally killed by a giant stack of law books and you just wanted to keep it quiet or something.

Is it raining yet?

Sra said...

I will be in Salt Lake for 5 days. We shall certainly get together. Is the next Big Love season out?

Ian is not a big Facebooker, and I think he's given up on his blog. But he is still alive and well and not lost under all my law books. I think he's pretty bored a lot of the time, because he hasn't found a job yet, I'm at school a lot, and when I am home, I usually have to work. But he has been busy working on his music and experimenting with stop motion filming.

It is raining presently. Rainy season started in October, but so far there have been plenty of breaks in the weather. For two or three days this week it was sunny at least part of the day, and I remember this day a couple weeks ago where the sky was brilliant blue without a wisp in sight all day. And the temperature isn't bad. This was the warmest Halloween I've experienced in a long time. I have invested in some silk long underwear for those blustery days, though. So far, I don't mind the weather at all. More often than not it just mists instead of real downpour.

Ben Sloan said...

Law school sounds...interesting. But it seems you have a good grip on it. Just from the way you describe it, I think I can deduce that you will do fine.

Best of luck. :)

Ben Sloan said...

Law school sounds...interesting. But it seems you have a good grip on it. Just from the way you describe it, I think I can deduce that you will do fine.

Best of luck. :)

sov said...

It's good to hear how you're doing. I know you have a presence on Facebook occasionally, but this is the first time you've really said anything specific about how school is going. I'm glad it's going well.

You are popping in sometime in December, right? Any chance of you stopping by?

Also, there hasn't been any sign of Ian at all since you left. Not a blog, or a text, or a Facebook post... nothing. I hope he wasn't accidentally killed by a giant stack of law books and you just wanted to keep it quiet or something.

Is it raining yet?

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