Sunday, September 24, 2006

Big Firm Attraction

I admit it: there is something sexy about working in a gorgeous downtown skyscraper. There is.

And there is also something really sexy about making some serious cash in the summer, and for the rest of my life.

I admit it, and I won't apologize for feeling that way.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Doggy paddling

Yup, that's about all I can do at the moment. Being sick really set me back this last week. And while I am digging the oci love I have received, it sure makes getting my law review note and regular course work done in time. I'm living for fall break. Or for next Monday when the note is due. Just to have something off of my plate even for just a few days, would be astronomically helpful.


Oh and a quick follow up to my sickie interview... about 15 minutes into it, the interviewer busts into French. Cwap. Yes, I speak French. Yes, I lived in France for a few years. And yes, I am reasonably comfortable with it. However, I was having a difficult enough time with English that day. Le sigh. I held my own, but seriously. It's not like his firm had an office in Paris.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I'b sick. Dabbit

Well it had to happen sooner or later the juicy, gooey, ooey crud that my daughter and husband have been passing back and forth finally attacked me. And won. I don't have time to be sick right now. Damn.

3 pages of law review note finished... just 42 pages shy of the minimum. woot.

On another note. I have an interview in 10 minutes. It's 30 minutes long. I have no idea what I am going to talk to this guy about. The usual only takes 15-20 minutes. Maybe I'll just take a nap under the interviewing table, think he'd mind?

Goal for interview: try not to sound as snotalucious as I actually am.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I am entertained

I just took the city that matches you quiz linked from Think like a Man. Act like a woman and had to snigger a wee bit when the #1 city it had for me was the one that I moved from before law school. Nice to know that I have no where to go but down. Generally, I hate quizes like that. They're usually so wrong, so I was surprised. Of course, it had Miami down as a close second. Um. No. Just no.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I have succumbed

to the temptation of watching my shiny new Grey's Anatomy Season 2 set. 3 pages of my note down... and 24 more episodes.

I'm so weak.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Must concentrate, but I so can't.

I'm tired. I'm borderlined cranky. I'm stressed and in some cloud of "did I nail it? was i an idiot, I don't know." I'm painfully aware of the fact that my note is due in 2 weeks folks... and I've read a tiny little bit that I might be able to squeeze 5 pages out of... that leaves me, uh, rather short of the minimum page count. I can't concentrate. I haven't done my law review copywork yet; I haven't started on my assignments yet. In short, I'm not doing. I'm floating, smiling, researching, obsessing, but I am most assuredly not doing.

To put the icing on the cake: yesterday was the 4-year anniversary of my stepfather's tragic death. I feel very Scarlett O'Hara about it... I won't think about it today; I'll think about it tomorrow, after all tomorrow is another day. Unfortunately my mom needs me to think about it yesterday and today, and as long as she needs to get refills on her lovely medications. God I miss him. You'd think after 4 years that it wouldn't feel like a punch to the gut anymore. But I am transported to that week and then that day and then that horrible phone call that I hope Inever get again. I miss you Wayne. God bless.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Interviewing starts and other fun

I had my first few interviews today. I was much more relaxed this year than last year, so that in itself is a great thing, but now the trick is figuring out if that made me seem more personable. And I just have no idea. The bottom line for me is that I did not apply anywhere that I think that I would hate to work, but I did, out of desparation, apply to a couple of places that I think would not be as much fun or suited to what kind of practice and lifestyle that I want to pursue. So, as long as I get one offer which means then, at least one callback, I'm fine. But of course I have preferences. A top 5 if you will. i had firsts with 2 of my top five this morning. Now I guess there is nothing to do but wait.

On another somewhat related note: on occasion, I read a work/life blog for attorneys called Up to Par. They've pointed to another related blog (JD Bliss) with an fun billable hours calculator. It's always comforting to me to see that it isn't really that hard to hit targets for firms that I've applied to. Good thought.

Monday, September 11, 2006

May God bless them all

I will never forget where I was or how I felt on that day. I will never forget frantically trying to get through to my dearest college friend who's spouse worked in the twin towers. I will never forget how vulnerable I felt that day nor the horrific images burned into my mind.

I will never forget.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The new law school back pack

I finally broke down and bought a new backpack for school. My old one was almost 10 years old, lacking in padding and the zippers were becoming tempermental. So I got this one from LLBean. And I'm in love. The padded straps mean no more backaches for Joey. And there are so many useful pockets. Sigh. It's great. The best part is that I can fit most of my books in it without squishing my laptop. Happy happy joy joy.

I'm loving the new blogger beta!

Yeah! Love the template features. I am totally a drag and drop kind of gal. Thanks to Zuska for the heads up or I would never have noticed the tiny little blogger beta announcement.

Also, I think you can still make comments on other people's blogs with the beta. Just log out of blogger and log back in under your old account. Annoying. but at least it is possible.

Edited to add: no, it's not. thanks for pointing that out to me Z.

Hooray, yet another way to push off the hell that is writing a law review note

Friday, September 08, 2006

job update

I thought about posting just the title and letting the blank space speak for itself. But then I realized that while there are no fruits of my labors, I have been laboring. I've started hearing the usual vicious rumors that many of the local firms ocming to OCI are not actually hiring, and instead, they are resume perusing. So on the tail of that, I went into a three day panic and applied far and wide. I'm not really in the mood to move... ever again, but I am not in the mood to not have a job either.

Here's a kick in the pants: I actually already got a response back from an out of town firm, but the line was something like "Next time you are in x city, let us know. We would like for you to come in and have a series of interviews." Now, maybe it was different in tech, and maybe I was spoiled, but um, don't firms fly you out? tech jobs certainly did. So is this code from the firm for "sure, you aren't a bad candidate, but meh. We'll interview you if it doesn't cost us anything." Because that is what is smacks of to me.

Other than attend class (where I surfed and looked for jobs), I have done nothing law related this week except job stuff. It sucks. So here's looking forward to a weekend filled with catching up on homework, and oh yeah, that law review note that I am supposedly writing.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I pass legal ethics muster

It's a wonder isn't it? But I passed the MPRE. The test where I walked out of it knowing that I answered only 3 questions with a certainty correctly. I guess I didn't do too bad of a job guessing on all the rest. None the less, I am one step closer to being a lawyer. Frightening, isn't it?

Friday, September 01, 2006

So, so, so tired

This was the week that never ends, and next week there is extraneous non-law school class poo filling up my entire week. But while I am exhausted tonight, it's a happy exhaust. My daughter's school was out today, so since I didn't have class, I took her to school for the OCI drop, then the zoo, then nice lunch (followed by a well deserved nap), then to see a movie. Oy! What a day! It's been a long time since I had a mommy/daughter day though, and it felt really great.