Saturday, December 25, 2004

Holiday Break

More musings and pictures comin' soon.

Friday, December 17, 2004


I can't wait for Christmas dinner! This guy is a real treat. Goes to church every sunday without fail, then comes home to yell and scream at whoever is dumb enough to still be around (sadly, It's only my mom - stupid woman).

Thursday, December 16, 2004

First semester reflections – Grades: Let me say this, I think I can go head to head with everyone in all my classes and hold my own. Will this be reflected in the grades I receive? I’ll tell you in a month or so. My guess is no. Does this mean grades are arbitrary? No. Does it mean that grades are a strong indicator of who are the strongest student? No. It means that the student who gets the good grade did very well on the particular professor’s exam. One torts class might have a four hour essay while the other might have 150 multiple choices, does one contend that the student with an A in the essay exam class will do the same on the multiple choice test? Maybe, but possibly no. I wish at least one of my tests had been take home too (probably the best way to really test what students can do – like a real lawyer would). I’d love to see a battery of profs. 1 K prof, 1 torts prof, 1 elements prof, and 1 civ pro prof. They just grill you for an hour. That would be great. They wouldn’t even have to be your profs. I’d like that. Classes: Too many students in one class. This makes it easy to drift off. Also, classes don’t really matter too much come exam time. Read the E&E’s and show up. For all the policy and doctrinal crap, it doesn’t do too much good come exam time. It may serve to make you a better lawyer, understanding why thinks are the way things are (I guess), but strictly speaking tests, toss it. The class I was most prepared for was Civ. Pro. The class I liked the best was Contracts. The class I least liked while in class was Elements, but I liked the stuff I read on my own. Torts was a good glass, but not as fun as I had hoped. Life: I did most of the work I needed to do during the day, so I was not strapped for time at night. I had dinner with JD every night. Watched TV on and off. Studying did take over my life the first few weeks and the last couple before exams, but I felt like I was balanced well. Change of Life: I found myself questioning my choice to go to law school not because I didn’t like it, but because I questioned the futility of it all. Will I really end up doing something better with myself, or will it be back to making money and planning my next vacation? I hope it is worth it. I don’t love law school, but I don’t hate it. I don’t see this as the best time of my life, and I doubt I will when I am away. When I was an undergrad I was conscious that it was a great time in my life. I knew I was living in a time that I would never repeat. I appreciated it. I don’t feel the same about law school at all.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


The end is near!

Cafe Living

I don't know if anyone likes my little drawings, but it is all I can muster these days. I see lots of great people at the cafe. Leach Guy was actually a woman today. She had some smelly food she was eating and she kept making these smacking noises. I wanted to kill her! I have to buy a coffee, at least. I don't want to be there with nothing on the table. Especially when I am all by myself. These Starbucks Barnes & Nobles places have a good product. Clean, well-lit, sturdy tables... all they ask is that you pay 5 times the price for a cup of coffee, but, hey, it is still a good deal for the 6 hours you'll be there. I just wish I could hack into their wireless network...

Leach guy never seems to buy anything from cafe or bookstore. Just takes up space and makes slurp noises.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Drawing

I drew a picture. It is too small on the blog, but you can click it to see the whole thing. I was miffed at this lady today.

Scenes from a cafe

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Depression

Man. You go to class everyday. You read all the cases, you really do know your stuff, and then you fudge it all up in the 3 hours you have to prove it. Weak. Torts = I did shit! I was incoherent. I rambled. I didn't argue well. I think it was a disaster. Depression meter = don't talk to me, I am a loser. Elements = Your guess is as good as mine. I did a fair job, but I'm sure so did everyone else. I didn't set the test on fire, but it wasn't DOA either. I don't know. Depression meter = I'm still thinking about torts. Elements didn't help. Still, don't talk to me. K = I feel better. I did pretty well, I think. I hit some points others didn't, I left out stuff others wrote about. I know why they say don't talk about the test afterwards. I wrote for the entire 4 hours. I had lots to say. Depression meter = Slightly better, but still bummed about torts. Next? Civ. Pro. Study, study, study.

Friday, December 10, 2004

No Posts?

What gives? Where are the darn posts? Well, I just haven't been feeling posty. I have been reading and outlining and coffee drinking. I will have soem crap to see in a bit. Cheers.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

My Funny Joke

Q: How do you know you masturbate too much? A; Your hand doesn't cramp up at all during your 4 hour exam. It is hot in Miami, people. Since JD's little car crash I have been walking to campus - about 3 miles. Man, oh man, it is freakin' hot! I am wearing dark colored shirts to hide my sweat.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Countdown...

Okay. In a few hours I take exam number two. I am still a bit miffed about my torts exam, but a couple of well-wishers told me they felt like the bombed every exam they took and did pretty good in the end. That is nice of them to say, but I know I blew. As for today's exam, well... most will tell you it is a crap shoot in this class. The prof. wrote the book - so there is no room for bullshit. He has over 200 exams to read. It must be excruciatingly boring. I plan on drawing little pictures (maybe even a few risque ones!). I figure this will separate me from the rest of the dopes taking the exam. And I am using purple ink. I also have a glue stick with glitter in it. I am going to make a glue-glitter heart on the cover of each bluebook. The prof. is a Haitian rights dude - so, I will also stay clear of any Papa Doc references (which I normally use tons of in most aspects of my life, including exam writing - not too sure if Baby Doc references are okay). We read a Plato book called Gorgias for the class (trying to show us that a virtupus life is the best life). I don't think you can teach someone how to be noble. And the book is premised on one having a concern for their soul - what if you don't buy this soul mumbo jumbo? ANYWAY, this is for another post - the point is, if he has an question on this book, instead of some long-winded answer, I'm just going to write: "Stotzky, I think you are Gorgias, darling!" Get it? Gorgeous, like Gorgias! Hilarious!

Monday, December 06, 2004

Bustas

For all you bustas in law fool to rock it hardcore, this is for you.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Flamed!!!!

Thoughts after first exam: Holy shit! Let me say this, I suck. I wasted too much time on the 40% question and ran out of time on the 60% question. My paper probably reads like a chimp wrote it or, worse than that, a CSI script. No Harvard for me. I have 3 more exams to go. I can still salvage this semester. On the plus side, many had the same outlook as I. Only regret was being a slave to the order of questions. I am too much of a moron to realize I should have started with the 60% first. I never looked at my outline once. I blow.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Vocab

Words no longer figuring prominently in my vocabulary: Laid-off Req. Load DDTS Bug Defect Deadbeat-loser-developers Deadbeat-loser-coworkers Server Unix Reboot Chipotle Deadbeat-loser-Sri Lankan Fiber Millie RIF Meeting Weekly Reviews Raise Words now figuring prominently in my vocabulary: Outline Study Tort Elements Contracts Civil Procedure The Rat Sleepy Read Library No comprende Espanol Broke Horseshit Finals