Friday, March 18, 2005

Week round-up

Happily, my class-week is done. Of course, there are a million things that need to be looked into/get done over the weekend, but the silver lining is that i dont need to get changed into something respectable for the outside world to do these things. Neither do i have to shower. That would be funny, if it weren't true.

I'm glad to note that my contract was done by noon, and after drafting a few more versions of the same, it was sent out to a very happy and grateful client. From the looks of it, I can make that draft contract the original one and be doen with that client file. Which leaves me with just one more client to work on for the rest of the semester. Suffice it to say, I am very happy about that.

My clinical for Charitable Organisations also conducted a seminar on how to start your own non-profit org last evening. It was a smashing success. We had a great turnout and people were *actually* interested in listening to what we had to say. The seminar was conducted by us students, me and seven others, and it was very satisfying to be able to deploy and impart the knowledge we had squirrelled away the last 2-3 years in law school. Finally, I don't feel like law school has been a total waste of resources. I think more such opportunities should be provided to bridge the gap between academia and the real world. Of course, if law school were just two years instead of the money-sucking three, the disconnect wouldn't be that obvious. But since capitalism in America is rife, we get to enjoy three blissful years of borderline poverty and beyond-the-thershold misery.

Something funny happened during my Trial Ad class the other day. See, when I went to Wildwood, NJ in summer, I was strolling along the boardwalk, chomping down funnel cakes and other unhealthy eats. I came across this T-shirt store that manufactured personalised tees. Obviously, that demanded immediate attention and I went in to explore that world and emerged with a tee that had the Starbucks logo, but within the circle of that logo, it also had the words "consumer whore". Classy, no? So I wore it the day I had my Trial Ad class, mostly because I hadn't done laundry in a few weeks. So I stand up to cross the witness for impeachment purposes, and the witness seems to be err... distracted. By that time I had forgotten what I was wearing, so I was a bit fazed and ordered her to pay attention to my questions, when she bursts out and says "I'm trying to, but it's a bit hard not to read your tee when it says 'Consumer Whore'!!" Embarrassing.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Alcohol

I swear I didn't know my way around this quiz, but it's more or less accurate in its reading!








Bourbon
Congratulations! You're 109 proof, with specific scores in beer (40) , wine (83), and liquor (69).
Screw all that namby-pamby chick stuff, you're going straight for the bottle and a shot glass! It'll take more than a few shots of Wild Turkey or 99 Bananas before you start seeing pink elephants. You know how to handle your alcohol, and yourself at parties.







My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:



















You scored higher than 21% on proof





You scored higher than 84% on beer index





You scored higher than 88% on wine index





You scored higher than 87% on liquor index
Link: The Alcohol Knowledge Test written by hoppersplit on Ok Cupid


Via Screaming Bean

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Relief

I managed to draft the contract by noon. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Sweet relief. Prof thought I did a "great job overall", but of course, had some comments. I incorporated them and sent it back to her. Which means it's now time for me to put my feet up and relax. Oh sorry, I meant to say, "... time to prepare for Trial Ad". One down. A gazillion to go. Still a cause for celebration, 'innit?

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My Presssssuresssss

I have a draft contract to give birth to in the next 1.5 hours. I'm not even pregnant yet. In fact, I'm not even sure there's been the right chemical fluid interaction yet. Go me!

This whole process of law school sucks. I love the law. I love the intellectual stimulation I derive from it. I love learning about the myriad ways judges pull wool over an entire society, making them believe that their reasons supported their coonclusions and not the other way around (is it "around" or "round" here??). I love learning about the political process that in turn shapes the law. But what I don't love, is the drudgery of exams, the steadier-than-the-Olympic-flame flame in your belly burning bright for your quest to find jobs, and then pandering to all and sundry for both the exams and the jobs.

That's not hott.

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Friday, March 11, 2005

Help!!!

Any idea how I can move my sidebar to the side???

PS: It's all settled now. Obviously. I'm still re-constructing the site, but taking my time with it owing to abovesaid pressures.

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Mishap

Peeps, I tried to change the template without realising (stpid me) that I'd lose everybloodything on the page. I'm working on getting haloscan back on and the rest of the good stuff. Hang in there, yea??

In the meantime, how's the new template working for you all?

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Back with a Bang-quiz!

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border="0" alt="You are wikipedia.org You are a know-it-all. You are trustworthy, most of the time. You are versatile and useful. You like volunteering. You are free.">
Which Website are You?



Know-it-all....that's right! If only my grades reflected that.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Res Ipsa had left the building

Owing to a friend's injury, I've had to take a break from blogging. As some of you know, that does NOT mean I was not slacking off, watching Superbowl, or reading your blogs. It just meant that I had additional work on my hands and needed some more time to catch up on school work. Said friend is a close one and needs help from a school mate. Enter Res Ipsa.

I will try to blog at least thrice a week for the next couple of weeks, but I don't wish to make any false promises. Have a good one, folks!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Tower of Babble

I was conferring with my clinical partner this morning on when to meet, what materials to bring, et, when I made this mega-blunder - I said "I'm so stacked up Wednesdays and Thursdays, is it possible to do it early next week?". Stacked up?! What was I thinking?!?!

That morning blooper got me thinking about the many culturally inapprorpiate gaffes I've made in my time here. All at my expense.

Gaffe 1
So last winter, sometime around the end of February, I was telling 3L how sick and tired I was of being cooped up at home and how I miss the sunlight and the summer-all-year-round Singapore phenomenon. 3L, the good friend that 3L is, says spring is fast approaching and the days filled with the golden rays of the sunw ill be here soon enough.

Me: "That'll be awesome. I can't wait to walk the streets when that happens!!"

3L: "Walk the streets?!?!"

Me (wondering why walking is so alien to 3L): "Yea! I haven't done that in *so* long. I miss it!"

Of course, by "walking the streets" I meant literally walking on the streets. Enjoying the sun and the warmth. It would have been received perfectly well in other parts of the world. Trust me. I lead no such exciting life.

Gaffe 2
I was talking to some of my friends about vacationing abroad and saving money by staying with some friends while abroad. I was giving an example about how I'd done that in the past and saved a tidy sum.

Me: "Oh yeah, it's totally worth it. The minute you have a friendly chap someplace, take a vacation! I've shacked up like that before."

Friends: *lots of sputtering noises, together with incredulous expressions on faces*

Me: *looks totally innocent and thoroughly baffled*

Friends (after managing to find their tongues): You've shacked up just for vacationing??

Me: "Errr...sure...what are friends for??"

Friends: "We are never telling you where we live! Even though you may be smokin' hot!" (Ok, I may be making up that last bit....damn, I've never been good at lying!!)

Me: "Huh?? Why would you not want me staying with you?!"

And then it came out that by "shacking up", I meant "staying with"..."bunked with". A good laugh was had.

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