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Monday, May 31, 2004

Shopping Spree!

Actually, I'm not much of a shopper. I get tired pretty quickly after shopping but most importantly, it's not a pleasant experience for me because I get stressed out about spending money. I literally break into a sweat sometimes trying to figure out if I should buy something or not based on the price.

Nevertheless, I am excited about today's plans: I'm headed to Edinburgh's outlet mall. I got paid on Thursday from both my jobs. And despite the fact that the $ is needed for many other things (haven't paid for my summer class yet, need new eyeglasses, need to save for T's high school tuition), it feels good to have a little dough in the bank.

And I'm not spending it just 'cause it's there. This is the 1st job I've had where I have to dress professionally every day; at the hospital it was just scrubs. So I need to add to the 'business' wardrobe that my parents have generously helped me acquire.

So shopping it is. I hope I can convince T to get out of bed and come with me to give me fashion advice. (It's 9:20 and she's asleep - Around 8am I asked her if she had slept well and she replied "I'm not done sleeping.") Wish me luck :)

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Indy 500 Festival Parade

I went to yesterday's parade with my family, as I have almost every year for the past 30 or so. I look forward to it more because it is a tradition for our family than because the parade is particularly exciting. The weather was in the 70's and sunny, our seats were great (we always buy tickets to sit in the front row near the end of the parade), and the parade was overall very entertaining.

Random thoughts on the parade:

-Of all the 'stars' that participated in the parade, including Florence Henderson, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Joan Hart, Lee Ann Womack, Wolfgang Puck, Jane Pauley, and Judge Reinhold, Survivor's Rupert Boneham was by far the person who received the most enthusiastic response from the crowd.

-They intersperse the Indy 500 drivers throughout the parade, starting with the 3 drivers in Row 11 and ending with the Row 1 drivers. As driver Dario Franchitti passed by, there were shouts of "Where's Ashley?" His wife Ashley Judd rode along with him in the parade last year. I'll that question gets old after the first dozen times he hears it.

-The Purdue University marching band did a great job performing yesterday. I thought they were the best band the parade had to offer this year. Though it was obvious they were tired and hot, they played with energy and treated us to some fancy footwork as they passed by. I'm sure this comes as no surprise Brian, on of their biggest fans.

-My favorite addition to the parade this year was Patrick Dempsey. Should've run up to his car and asked if he had plans last night ;)

The Day After Tomorrow

The other day Tommy mentioned he was going to see that movie. T heard him and tactfully expressed a desire to go along (those without teenagers will believe that was really how T made it known she wanted to go). Tommy said I should go too 'cause I'd probably enjoy it.

So last night the 3 of us saw the movie. It's a strange feeling sitting down to see a first run movie in the theater and having no idea what it's about. I turned to Tommy before the previews started and asked what we were about to watch.

Essentially the movie is a suspense/natural disaster type of thing. It's about the arrival of a new ice age - one that arrives faster than anyone could predict.

It was actually pretty entertaining. The cast included Dennis Quaid, Sela Ward (I love her but her character wasn't well developed), and Jake Gyllenhaal (I've loved him since Donnie Darko). Some of the special effects were exceptional, especially those dealing with the weather systems. The movie was clearly for entertainment purposes, but it did carry a larger message about mankind's use and abuse of the environment.

Warning: I'm about to give away what I thought was the absolute best part of the movie - The rapid changes in climate brought with them severe storms. Quaid was the star and played a climatologist who recommends immediate evacuation of the United States into Mexico. A couple scenes later they show news clips announcing that Mexico has closed its borders to Americans. There's footage of Americans streaming across the Rio Grande into Mexico, trying to get as far away as possible from the deadly storms. The irony was rich and should make people think about how our relations with other countries could come back to bite us in the ass one day.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Good Question

Yesterday I traveled to Columbus, IN to observe a final pre-trial hearing. It's a personal injury case in which our client is one of the defendants. The plaintiff is pro se (representing himself). The man has a deep-rooted distrust of lawyers. He has hired and fired 3 attorneys in this particular case. He believes all lawyers are unethical and are in cahoots with each other (as evidenced by their cordiality to one another). Unfortunately for him, one of the 3 lawyers he involved in the current matter actually was engaged in unethical behavior. This has only fed his paranoia.

Yesterday during the hearing attorneys for the 2 defendants provided the plaintiff with copies of motions in limine and proposed jury instructions. He looked at the documents, held one up and queried, "Is this French or Latin?"

Thursday, May 27, 2004

That Says it All

There was some sort of family event held at the track (IMS) yesterday. As I prepared 8 lbs of strawberries after work for an event at my daughter's school, I watched a local news report on the event. The reporter 'interviewed' a little kid who was at the track enjoying the festivities. He had obtained several autographs from Indy 500 drivers. The reporter asked the kid who he had gotten autographs from.

The kid paused, looked down at his sheet of paper, and stammered something like "I haven't gotten a chance to sit down and read them yet."
In other words, the kid had no idea who the drivers were.

When I was younger, it was so much fun to root for the likes of the Unsers or the Andrettis. These days, folks have no idea who most if not all of the drivers in the 'greatest spectacle in racing' are. And many don't care.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Nice Pitch

Guy just came to the door a few minutes ago. He was selling magazine subscriptions. You know the pitch, "keeps me off the streets," etc...
My Dad politely told the guy that we don't need or want any magazine subscriptions.

Guy's response? He had a list of 'inner city' folks who would like to receive the magazine but apparently can't afford it. Dad picked Ladies Home Journal.

Sweet, Pops.

Monday, May 24, 2004

What a Waste

Those Pacers went and lost home court advantage tonight. What the hell happened there? Do you think the Pistons' Wallace psyched them out with his guarantee of a Pistons win? So disappointing.

I'm Just Sayin'

Did you IU-Indy peeps see the webmail from our resident animal activist about the pets being killed by Swiffer wetjets?

And the subsequent note that the story is on the myths and legends site?

I'm just sayin'.

Linked!

There's an IU-Indy blogger round-up over at Notes from the (Legal) Underground. I picked up this tidbit of info from Joe.

So Much Fun

It was so good to see and hang out with friends from school at Kyleen's on Saturday. I was super excited earlier in the week when I realized I had gotten my dates mixed up and was going to be able to attend after all.

We had a blast. I learned that Chuck really does love me because he let me be blue, my favorite color, in the game we played. What was the name of that game guys? I don't forget playing, I just forget the name.

Chuck's made up questions were over the top - as I'm sure surprises no one. Chuck, don't forget you owe me a night of freaky dancing!!!

We had an interesting conversation about blogging and anonymity. I hope to post my thoughts on that later this week.


Thursday, May 20, 2004

Swamped

This has been a busy week. I thought things would slow down once the semester was over, but I've been pretty busy. Full time summer associate, class 2 evenings a week, a little work @ the hospital (very little), taking T on that trip to Chi-town, and trying to catch up on the things that got put off during finals.

I'm feeling all 'left behind' in the blog world 'cause there hasn't been much time for blogging. It's been all I can do to throw in a quick post each day. I don't blog AT ALL at work. I have several projects I am working on and there's no question that using the internet for anything other than work is a no-no. Can you believe it? All day and no blog reading or posting. Aren't you proud of me? Only problem is I haven't gotten to read most of my favorite blogs all week.

Thanks to Kelly P. for recommending a blog she likes. I will check it out soon. And there are another couple blogs I need to add to my list when I get a chance. Like Grant's and Phil's, for example.

Thanks also to sweet M, for her comment yesterday. I promise I didn't pay her to say nice things.

Alanis Would Appreciate It

OK. This isn't funny by any means. I feel for the guy, I wouldn't want to be in his place, and I don't wish anything like this on anyone else.

That said, I ran across a case yesterday at work and the first line of the overview struck me as incredibly ironic:

The injured party was rendered a quadriplegic after he tripped on a ramp installed to permit handicapped access to the sidewalk.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Odd Woman Out

Literally every partner, associate, and summer associate I've met at my summer job is either married or engaged. I'm not here looking for a spouse, mind you - this includes the women. It's just an observation I made that makes me feel a little self conscious.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Oh Goodie

Yesterday was basically a day of orientation at my clerkship. We met with the associates and partners in charge of the summer program, we filled out payroll paperwork, we were shown to our offices for the summer. (2 of us to 1 office).

In the morning we were sitting around with the summer program attorneys and they were trying to describe what the experience would be like for us. Someone said, "It's like a summer long rush." Thrilling endorsement.

Monday, May 17, 2004

Newbie

Today was my first day as summer associate at my new job. I am too tired to post about it and am still sifting through some things in my head. (The weekend was fun but exhausting). I will post impressions of my new clerkship later this week.

Nice Guys Finish First?

Indianapolis-based Finish Line is offering a 10% discount to military personnel and their families. To get the discount, the military employee must be present and have a valid military ID.

If Finish Line really wanted to help military families, they would give them a discount that would truly make a difference. 10% off that already high-priced merchandise isn't much. How about 25% or 40%? Now that's a discount. In addition, they should find a way to allow families of military personnel that are stationed overseas to qualify for the discount even though the soldier isn't present at the store.

Seems like a nearly empty gesture to me.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Spam City

What the hell is up with the school webmail system? I used to get very little if any spam to that e-mail address but starting about 2 months ago it began and I now get daily spam. Almost all the subject lines have my name or some variation, most commonly 'kscanlan'.

Today I had 27 new messages and only 4 of them were legit. What can I do about this?

Friday, May 14, 2004

Ta-ta for now

We're off in about an hour or so. I actually like this weather for driving to Chi-town - warm and overcast. Perfect, as long as we don't encounter heavy rain or storms. (When it's too sunny I get sleepy for some reason).

We plan for an Italian dinner tonight, some fun and maybe relaxation tomorrow, and concert tomorrow evening.

Blogging will resume Sunday after T's track meet. Go T!!!

PackRat

I am a PackRat. One of the most difficult things about moving back in with my folks to go to school is the amount of stuff that I have. I come by this trait quite honestly, as my Mom is a PackRat extraordinaire. We suffer from that disease that makes us think the moment we get rid of something we haven't used for 3 years we will find the perfect use for it. (This does happen, albeit not very often.)

I wish I could live with less stuff. Almost none of it has any monetary value - I just become emotionally attached to all sorts of items. I have a ridiculous amount of pictures and I have tons of old cards and books. I wish I could force myself to purge like JCA and Chuck seem good at doing.

If I didn't associate memories with objects from my past it would be easier for me to part with some of my material things. Maybe then I could get rid of that damn storage unit I pay for every month.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

My Salsa

My salsa salsa salsa salsa.

Full Disclosure: The above post is not evidence that I have lost my mind, despite Chuck's worries. Actually, I was going dancing last night so I posted that little line in anticipation. And 'salsa' isn't entirely accurate. We actually went to the Latin Dance Party at The Jazz Kitchen. The food was great; the dancing was fun. (The dancing would have been great if I knew how to do it. I think they have free lessons before dancing begins on Thurs nights - I'll have to check that out next time.)

Summer Class

I have a 2 credit hour summer class. Accounting for law students. 1st class was Tuesday; it wasn't too bad. My Prof has a good sense of humor. It's a bit understated and is reminiscent of Prof Admin's awesome sense of humor, but not quite as dry.

I was able to stay engaged for the entire class - which is saying something considering that the subject matter is a tad dull. Of course, I hadn't just come from 8 hours of work and starting next week that will be the case.

I may have mentioned that a couple people teased me about taking this 'easy' class. But these principles are foreign to me. Everything we learned on Tuesday was new to me. And I think it will be useful both in my practice, whatever form that takes, and in other aspects of my life.

For soon-to-be 1Ls, I highly recommend taking at least 1 summer class. Most allow ample time for recuperation before fall classes begin. For example, my accounting final is on June 18th - plenty of summer left for other endeavors. I took Professional Responsibility the summer between 1L and 2L. I'm glad I got that required course taken care of early on. Taking summer class allows you to have a little extra breathing room when scheduling fall and spring classes. Off to read for class!

Nightmare

I had a nightmare last night. I dreamed I was fighting with an extremely large bald man. He was overweight and had several neck roles. He was in my house to rape and maybe kill me. The entire dream was like a cartoon or a bizarre Quentin Tarantino movie, filled with scenes of me beating this disgusting guy to a pulp with various household items. I succeeded, which was good. But waking up and realizing what I had been dreaming about was quite disconcerting.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Super huge thanks to my blog guardian angel for getting my archives back up and running!!!

A recent post over at 3D brought back some memories.

I was 17 when I had my daughter, 16 when I discovered I was pregnant. I tried to prepare myself for how shocked and upset my family would be when I gave them the news. What I forgot to take into account were the reactions of acquaintances and strangers.

Without fail reactions of friends of the family, parish members, teachers, people for whom I babysat, etc... were full of dismay for the predicament into which I had gotten myself. Most recovered pretty quickly and wished me the best.

There was one exception. It was a woman I didn't know very well. She lived not far from our house and I babysat occasionally for her grandkids. I had to tell her one day why I wasn't going to be doing anymore babysitting. If she had already suspected I was pregnant she never voiced her suspicions to me. When I told her the news she smiled, wrapped me in a great big hug and exclaimed "Congratulations!" It was awesome. I hadn't received that reaction from anyone else. I can't fault them, really. I realize people were worried and concerned about my family and my future. But it was so nice to get a genuinely positive reaction. The type that women who are married and who planned their pregnancies usually get.

If you know someone who is in a less-than-ideal situation that he/she didn't plan to be in but who is trying to make the best of it, do your best to be positive for them. Don't underestimate the emotional impact of the attitude you adopt and the support you can provide.

Reservations

I finally made reservations yesterday for my weekend trip. I am taking my daughter to Chicago for a Jason Mraz concert. It was one of my presents to her on her recent 13th birthday.

Should I take ear plugs to the concert? (To block out the screaming teenage girls, not the music!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Progress

I made some progress around here today. I was able to make changes to my template without screwing things up. Actually, I went through the exact same steps as last time. I think the problem was either with my computer or perhaps with Blogger itself as it was the day before they came out with their new look.

Anyway, I made this request earlier but then things fell to shit around here: if you have a favorite blog that I haven't listed on my blogroll, send me the link so I can check it out. Or if you were already listed but I left you off this time, let me know. My apologies.

Off to summer class today! Only one class - Accounting for law students. Everyone says it is 'easy' but as others have pointed out, that doesn't mean it's an easy 'A' because the curve applies here as it does in every other class. I am taking the class because I don't know the first thing about accounting and think I should learn some basics.

Too Comfortable

Is there such thing as being too comfortable with your surroundings? I currently live with my parents. My daughter and I did live on our own for many years but when I decided to go to law school it became clear that moving back here was the smart thing to do. Our home is a short walking distance from T's school, my parents are often around to keep an eye on her if I have to stay late at school studying, and I am saving tons of money.

We live in the beautiful Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. My parents recently re-did the patio and it has become the place to hang out when the weather is nice. We had a cooler of beer on the patio, left over from Cinco de Mayo and post-Mini celebrations. Last night more than once, barefoot and in my pajamas, I opened the back door and ventured out onto the patio to retrieve a beer. It was dark and I began to wonder if what I was doing was dangerous.

I think in general it's not dangerous to leave our house late at night. But crime certainly does occur here, as it does everywhere, so what makes me think I'm safe when I venture out? When I hear about homes that have had a break-in or families that have been burglarized I begin to wonder under what circumstances it occurred. Was the door locked? Did they let a stranger in? I seek to reassure myself that I'll be safe if only I am a little more cautious.

But the truth is that we make ourselves vulnerable every day. Sometimes we leave the door unlocked because a family member has lost their key. Or we will watch TV late at night with the front doors open in order to enjoy the cool breeze. I know we're not the only people who take these 'risks.' And I worry that something bad might happen which would make us wish we had been a little more careful. But it seems that to truly enjoy what the world has to offer we often must open ourselves to a bit of risk.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Survivor Finale

Had fun hanging out with the family last night watchin' 3 hours of Survivor.

I thought it was pretty good. I'm a Rupert fan (he's from Indy) but wasn't necessarily sad to see him go. He was surprisingly ineffective this time around compared to how he dominated much of the competition on his original series. He was probably physically and emotionally spent from doing back-to-back Survivors.

I'd have done the same thing Jenna did. I would prefer having some 'control' over my fate as opposed to leaving it to drawing colored rocks out of a bag. Too bad for her she didn't have much of a chance in the immunity challenge.

So Amber was the big winner. I wasn't sure it how it would turn out and I'm not surprised it was a close vote. I was proud of Shii-Ann at final tribal council. She was smart enough to realize it's just a game and pointed out that those who were whining about being double-crossed weren't exactly angels themselves.

I feel a little bad for Jerri (who I love to 'hate') because she got her feelings hurt. But she shouldn't have been surprised. She chose that forum for her 'message' that the show provided entertainment at the expense of people's friendships. It should have come as no surprise to her when that particular audience wasn't receptive to her message. It's more than a bit hypocritical for her to have participated in 2 Survivors (and profited from it) and now be complaining about the show's effects.

Did anyone else get the feeling Amber was less then happy last night? She accepted a marriage proposal from the man she says she loves. Then she won a million dollars. She should have been beaming. But every time the camera caught her face, she looked unhappy to me. Like maybe she has some reservations. My family thinks it was because she hated how everyone was being hard on Rob. That's possible. But something tells me there's more to it.

Are you going to vote to award a million bucks to another Survivor? Who you gonna vote for? I'd like to vote but am yet undecided about who to vote for. I think it should go to someone who plays the game well but hasn't won (like Boston Rob or Rob C.).

Wow

Blogger has a new look! 1st impression: I like. Blogger users, what do you think? I am at work (the hospital) for a 12 hour shift today so won't have much time to look around. It looks user friendly, but I get pretty set in my ways so it will take me a while adjust.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Totally Pissed Now

Just so you know: I hate this template and am not at all happy I have had to resort to this.

Here's the problem: I make changes to my template. (To update links, add info, etc...) Then when I hit the 'save changes' button, it basically wipes out the last several lines of HTML code. I have tried everything: previewing first, making sure the cursor is at the end of all the text before hitting save changes, etc... but I can't seem to get it to stop eliminating those last few lines of code. While I can always continue to copy and re-paste the skin into my template, I am basically unable to make any adjustments 'cause every time I do I lose part of the code.

Super frustrated right now. I wonder if the problem is a function of the computer I am working from. This is our home computer. I will try to change things again from my laptop on Tuesday.

I don't know much about HTML but I was able to figure out enough to set up this blog in the 1st place. I can't figure out why things aren't working the way they should this time around.

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Here's hoping all moms enjoy at least part of today. And my prayers go out to those moms who have experienced the death of a child and to those people who have lost their mothers. This will be the first Mother's Day since the death of my Grandma last year. I miss her. Actually, for quite some time Mother's Day wasn't a joyous occasion for me when it came to Grandma. She suffered from Alzheimer's for many years. I pray my grandfather and all their kids get through this day without too much sadness and are able to take comfort in the fact that she is in a better place.

We are going to Sullivan's today to celebrate as a family. Should be delicious.

Misc

I am unable to view this blog today, even through Blogger. I'm getting tired of the probs with Blogger - though I do have to admit they usually fix them pretty quickly. Not to mention I am using their service for free. I am getting more than I pay for so I should quit complaining.

Finished the Mini yesterday. Yay! 13.1 miles. And hadn't walked more than 3 miles in probably a month. A little sore today, but not as bad as I thought it would be. All of us finished, as a matter of fact. (Dad, Mom, sis M, and me). My daughter T says she would like to do it next year. I would love for her to but don't want to be arguing with her all year about training. She'll have to do some walking - either with me or by herself - to prepare or else I won't let her walk. Hopefully she's serious about it.

Unfortunately, they 'red-flagged' the race yesterday. Which means it got too hot so they quit recording the times as people came in. I'm a bit pissed about that. I can see that they wouldn't want to sanction anyone getting sick. But they didn't even leave the clock running and I don't wear a watch so while I was busting my ass from mile 10 1/2 to the end to try to beat past scores, it was useless 'cause I have no idea of my time. Ugh. Can bet your ass they wouldn't have stopped scoring those Kenyans as they came in, no matter how hot!

Update: I learned this morning that someone died during the race yesterday. Obviously my gripe about not knowing my time pales in comparison to this tragedy. I pray for that person and his family.


Friday, May 07, 2004

The Robfather

I don't have anything in particular to say about Rob, I just love how they call him that. It's so funny.

Last night's show was a good one, I thought. I can't get over how all the players are so righteous and are so hung up about being lied to and getting their feelings hurt. Come on folks, you were all there to win $1 million not to make a bunch of friends.

That damn jury is the most expressive bunch I have ever seen of a Survivor jury. They roll their eyes, blow out their breath, whisper and just generally carry on. Maybe the producers told them it was OK to do that. In the past, I have felt like jury members were trying to remain stoic - definitely not this year. And that Shii-Ann is as annoying on the jury as she was before getting voted off.

I know Rob is cocky. Too cocky. This would normally leave me wanting to see a player get taken down a peg or 2 but I find myself rooting for him - and Amber. What can I say? But the 2 of them are stupid to think that if only one of them makes it to the final round they can win. The whole damn jury hates them and no way will either one of them win if they both make it to final round. (Unless the jury stops focusing on their feelings and starts focusing on who played the game well.)

Amber would be smart to tell Rob now that if she makes it to the final 2 she'll tell the jury she was playing Rob the whole time. Whether true or not, it might allow her to win some of them back and not lose Rob's vote in the bargain. Sunday should be good. But the whiners are sure to annoy me to pieces.

Training

Wednesday, in the midst of Cinco de Mayo meaty bean dip (good carbs) and margaritas, Tommy said, "you really need to start training for the Mini."

Ha! The 500 Mini-Marathon, which is tomorrow, is 13.1 miles. I will be walking it tomorrow for the 3rd year in a row. It will be my Dad's 2nd Mini and my sister M's 1st. But it will be my Mom's 13th - and she runs it!!! After years of going out to cheer her on, I finally decided I should be participating.

General goal has been to beat the time from the previous year. But seeing as how I didn't train this year, I fully expect to be picked up by the 'sweepers' - the buses that pick people up who can't keep the designated minimum speed. There's always next year!

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Weeds, Schmeeds

Dandelions are pretty.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

This Bites

I think I have comments successfully re-installed. Trackback is there also, but I don't know how. I never had it before and don't think I did anything different this time to get it. I'm gonna test comments. Things look a little funny and this is totally giving me a headache. I'll clean things up a bit more tomorrow.
(If anyone has any helpful tips, etc... feel free to leave in comments or e-mail me).

Cinco de Mayo

My sister, who moved to Arizona in October, is coming into town today for a visit. We are celebrating with meaty bean dip, fajitas, pico de gallo, rice, beans, and buckets of margaritas!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!

Wipeout

I totally screwed things up today. I was updating links in my template and somehow completely erased my template. Ugh. I found the skin I was using again and re-pasted it into the template. But now I have to make my personal changes and add comments, sitemeter, and all the links to the blogs I read. Blech. Bear with me.

Housekeeping

I updated my blogroll today. (Sorry it took me so long, Lawren!)
A couple blogs have new homes.
And I added some new blogs. 'three years of law' is a student who has been accepted to IU-Indy and will be moving to our fair city very soon.

Do you have a favorite blog that isn't listed on my blogroll? Let me know what it is so I can check it out!

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Guest Blogging

I have a guest post up over at Josh's blog. He should be emerging from underneath a pile of books very soon to resume blogging.

A Little Context (by request)

My daughter's godparents (also my aunt and uncle) live in Seattle. They will soon be moving to Washington DC due to an unanticipated restructuring of positions in the federal government. They enjoy traveling with my parents (my mom and aunt are sisters) and would like to attend a Sting show in Las Vegas in September. Their 2 girls are of college age and will likely be away at college at that time. Their son is 13, my T's age and the 2 get along very well as they have attended a Christian camp near Seattle together for the past several years.

The plan suggested to me was to let T go along on the trip - as a companion for her cousin who will have to go on the trip due to lack of supervision options in DC. I was all for it until I realized the plan included leaving the kids their hotel room while the adults enjoyed the concert.

My sister, J, thinks I'm being silly and prudish. Perhaps. I'm not what one would consider a strict parent but I just thought leaving them alone in a strange (and arguably dangerous in my mind) city, with no practical way to get in touch with the adults for several hours, was a little too risky. I trust the kids. I just don't trust anyone else.

Alas, my Dad saved the day by insisting he wasn't that interested in the concert in the first place and so he will take the kids to a show during the concert. The trip is on. I hope they all have a great (and safe!) time.

Monday, May 03, 2004

An Informal Poll . . . for J

1. Are hotel rooms dangerous places?
2. Would you leave your responsible 13-year-old child and her same age cousin alone in one for a few hours?
3. Same as #2, in Las Vegas?

Slow on the Draw

I watched Gothika yesterday. So it's not a new movie, but I watch almost no movies when school is in full swing - who has time? I didn't know what it was about and certainly hadn't discerned any type of plot line from the trailers. It was actually pretty good.

Explain to me one thing: (Spoiler alert for those who still haven't seen it!) At the end of the movie, Halle Berry is not in jail. But it was clear from the film that she killed her husband, supernatural connections aside. So how did she get out of jail or mental institution time? Do we think she was acquitted? Charges dropped? Just wondering if I missed something.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

No Sense of Accomplishment

I completed my last 2L exam today. I outright flunked the exam. (It was mult choice; I know what I knew and what I didn't. Trust me, I flunked.) This is a feeling I am not accustomed to, I admit. I wasn't even relieved to have finished my 2nd year when the exam was over. I hope the end of my 3rd year is more fulfilling.


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Blawgs I Read

(Fresh Pepper)
In the Agora
Audacity
Do Not Overmix
From Engineer to Lawyer
Failure to Comprehend
Favorable Dicta
A Girl Walks Into a Bar(exam)
the imbroglio
Indiana Barrister
The Indiana Law Blog
IndyLaw Net
Legal Underground
The Menagerie
Mother in Law
The Neutral Zone Trap
Obiter Dictum
Screaming Bean
SC Trial Law Blog
Taking Down Words
teahouseblossom


Blogs I Read

About a Nurse
advanced maternal age
Approaching...
Be The Boy
code blog: tales of a nurse
Deb, hatched
Go Fug Yourself
Going Bananas
The Great Spirit
Hopedaddy
Jelly Beans...
Martinis, Persistence...
Overheard in New York
The Perils of Being in 3D
Post Secret
preaching to the perverted
Rebirth
Ruth's Blog
...the slack daily
Stay
Texas T-bone
30 Something Baby Doc
Unnamed Source
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