Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Challenge day two.

Day 2  A photo of something you ate today.

This is delicious butternut squash soup. I made it from scratch, from this recipe and it was so wonderful. It looks like weird, off-color baby food in this picture, but I promise it was amazing.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Challenge 1.

Day 1  A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Here's me, chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool in my desk chair.  

My day? Boring. It was the last day of Monday day classes, so I had Civ Pro II, Labor Law and Immigration Law. Came home, and made a truly delicious chicken and veggie stir fry to put over rice. I daresay it was my day's best accomplishment. After that I got going on outlining, which I am still doing (okay, I'm just taking a short break. jeez, cut me some slack, non-existent blog readers!). Time to get back to work. I've had four cups of tea in the last hour, womp womp. 

A challenger appears

Yup, gonna do this. Cool.

Day 1  A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2  A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3  Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4  Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5  A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6  A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7  Your dream wedding.
Day 8  A song to match your mood.
Day 9  A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10  A photo of our favorite place to eat.
Day 11  What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of youself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving, and related items.

Despite the fact that finals are looming and outlines are...yet to be outlined, Zach and I traveled home to Western/Central New York for this Thanksgiving weekend. We left Baltimore at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, got to Buffalo at about 1:00 a.m., and promptly went to Mighty Taco for delightful fast food. I drove the entire way from Baltimore to Buffalo, and it was truly awful. The traffic was horrendous around York, PA and Harrisburg, and it was generally just a long, boring trip. It was all worth it, though. Zach's family was so happy to see him (and, I guess, me) and Thanksgiving was a wonderful time. We weren't done with our travels yet, so we left Friday around noon to head to Utica. Zach drove, which was wonderful. My mom, who is the best (in my humble opinion) cook in the world, actually made us our own personal Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, squash, two kinds of pie, and other delicious fixings. Needless to say, she sent us home with lots of leftovers.

A holiday at my parent's house is not complete without Trivial Pursuit, which Zach and I played against my mom. We just barely beat her, which should tell you how good she is at it. It took two law students to juuuuust take her down. We slept there that night and left Utica for Baltimore yesterday at around 2:30 in the afternoon.

We've cleaned the entire apartment today from top to bottom, and it's glorious. There are few things better than a nice clean apartment. I'm in the process of doing our laundry and also trying to study evidence, so that's not so fun. The evidence part, I mean. I actually enjoy doing laundry quite a bit.

After this little visit, we came home to an extremely affectionate cat. He literally has not left our side since we arrived home over 24 hours ago. He also is enamoured with Zach's icy hot wrap that he has on his carpal tunnel syndrome stricken-wrist. The internet has told me that cats love menthol, which should explain why Winston was licking Zach's wrist brace an hour ago. Crazy cat.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Undergrad, why do you want more money?

Today, Zach and I both received letters from our undergraduate college, that were basically veiled (not really) attempts at getting the both of us to give them some money. Now, I know that all colleges do this and I know we weren't singled out or anything, but ugh. I'm currently drowning in student loan debt from both undergrad and law school, I (well, the government, my parents and some scholarships- yup, go ahead and hate me) paid a lot of money to go to my college of choice, so I feel like they should wait more than one year before asking me for a donation. Maybe five years? I don't know, but I don't like it.

Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE my undergrad college. I met Zach there, I had some of the best professors I've ever met there, I had a generally amazing time there from the academics to the student life to the fun times outside of school. I miss it a lot, and I genuinely feel as if I got an amazing education there from (some) truly gifted people.

I would not mind giving back to my college if I had money. I know that there is no way for them to know that I have no money, but I feel like they should wait perhaps five years before hitting up their alums for donations. That gives people more time to finish whatever graduate school they decided to attend, or to get a job in this economy, and perhaps they will be more receptive to giving their money to the college. Like I said, if I had a great job and not a ton of student loan debt, I would definitely donate. My undergrad college was amazing, and I'd go back if I could.

On to happier things. I just made a pan of delightful brownies from scratch, and I think I will go enjoy.

Blogging in class, so scandalous

Ugh, so we have a guest speaker in this class today and she is seriously boring me to death. I should be interested, because she's talking about a semi-interesting topic, but blah. Although she did just laugh at the girl who sits three seats down from me. I don't like that girl. She doesn't know how to move her seat in when people are walking by. She's got a grumpy face.

So, I still really don't have eyebrows. I forgot to draw them in today and I hope people don't think I've got alopecia. I look like a white, young Whoopi Goldberg. 

I have so much goddamn work to do over the next week and a half if I even want to attempt going home for Thanksgiving. But that bed is so inviting. The end of the semester is terrible because all I want to do is sit at home and snuggle under a blanket and watch a movie, and all school wants me to do is outline and study and read cases. 

There's a lot of controversy in the news lately about the new TSA body-scan thing and the enhanced pat-down. I'm flying to California over winter break and I'm interested to see how it is all playing out. I really don't want my bits and pieces to be patted by a TSA agent, nor do I want my naked self to be visible to god knows who, so my personal opinion is that it's bull, and all about making a false sense of security. But I don't feel like getting into that right now, because frankly, I'm tired today. I will say this, though, to anyone who believes that "if you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about". That's not what it is about. How about a full strip-search to get on a plane? In front of everyone, or, just a TSA agent? You haven't done anything wrong, what do you care? The Fourth Amendment states : The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." I'm sure I will be back in January with a full report about how it is in practice, so we'll see. I just don't buy the security argument at all. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Eyebrows, absent.

At some point or another, I have got to start realizing that I am unable to perfectly shape my eyebrows without the help of a professional. Recently, I bought some Veet Wax Strips at the drugstore because I don't know where to go to get them waxed around here and I really don't have the time. Well, I managed to take off almost all of both of my eyebrows. The strips were too big, and I accidentally placed them too high up on my brow bone because I was trying to avoid ripping out my eyelashes as well. I look absolutely ridiculous. I will be drawing on my brows with eyebrow pencil and perhaps wearing bright lipstick as a distraction for the next several weeks.

I have done this before. I need to step away from the at-home wax kits. Don't even get me started on the time I tried to give myself an at-home bikini wax. God, the flashbacks.

I am currently listening to Cee Lo Green's brand new album, The Lady Killer. You might remember him from that big hit song "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley from a few years ago. He has a very entertaining and fun to listen to voice and sound. I'm thoroughly enjoying the entire thing, including, of course, the viral internet hit (language NSFW, but somehow not vulgar at all. Catchy, if anything):

Warning, it may stick in your head for days.

That's all for now.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A brief haiku.

Hipster on St. Paul,
Neon and plaid - not so great.
Head back to MICA.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

In which I drink too much tea but don't feel like doing homework.

So, I've been browsing my statistics on this thing a bit, just to see if anyone actually reads it, and I am thinking that not many do, and if they do, they got here by mistake. I mean, according to the stats thing, I have page views from Croatia and Turkey. No one in Croatia or Turkey (or the U.S., for that matter) could possibly be interested in anything I have to say on this blog. But I digress. I mean, I have two followers: my sister and my friend Dave who hasn't updated his blog in well over a year. 

I am very, very excited because I actually got my ideal schedule for next semester. I've either had the professor before and loved them, or heard stellar reviews about them. I'm taking Administrative Law with Rochvarg, Professional Responsibility with Rubinson, Constitutional Criminal Procedure with Grossman, Commercial Law with Smalkin and Collective Bargaining Seminar with Hayes. I've had Rubinson and Hayes before, and they are both fabulous. Zach raves about Rochvarg, so I trust his judgment, and Grossman and Smalkin both have outstanding reviews on rate my professor dot com, which is a site that I've used to make my schedules since I was a wee freshman girl at Canisius College.

So, lessee. What can I ramble about while avoiding homework and house chores at the same time? Thursday night was absolutely fantastic. Hung out with great friends, got very drunk, ate a pizza, and proceeded to fall asleep on my futon. Friday was not so fantastic due to being slightly hungover, but it was not so bad. I've had worse hangovers in my life. Today, I've been kind of moseying around at a leisurely pace and not really doing much save a few loads of laundry and some dishes. Zach has been downloading music and rebuilding his Itunes library all day, and he is as happy as a clam. I feel like I really should make some more tea and make the bed, but Winston is sitting on top of the disheveled covers and is looking at me like he will be very angry if I dare to disturb him.

Old Navy is having a 50% off all coats sale and I really want to go. I love outerwear. Speaking of which, I could really use a new pair of boots.