Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Noah's Irk

One thing that gets me SO HARDCORE BAD is when I am reading a case 4 times and not understanding it at all.  And then, I will catch something I had been missing the whole entire time and it will all make sense!  WHY!  I have some sort of selective dyslexia perhaps.

On a sad note, a student I met last semester was dismissed.  This guy was always studying hard.  He was from China and so his english was not the best.  He would be in the library just reading and taking notes all the time.  He would be there before I got there and still be there when I left.  He sat a few tables away from me.  You know how it is, you sit in a seat so often that it becomes 'yours'.  Eventually we talked and he was a really nice person.  He reminded me of my little brother so, in my own self, I adopted him as such.  Every time I would see him, I would say a little prayer for him, that he may increase in knowledge and that this may be easy for him.  Whenever we talked, he was such a friendly, well-meaning person.  Of course, law school is not for everybody, but he was trying so hard.  

When I saw him this semester, I was excited to see him back!  I found it odd that he had his jacket on in the middle of the day.  He walked with me and stammered out that he had been dismissed.  I stopped in my tracks.  "What?" I asked.  He repeated it, tears in his eyes.  A brick wall fell on me.  The first casualty of law school who I knew.  I wished him the best in life and I sincerely meant it.  I went into the bathroom and splashed my face with cold water.  "Don't let that happen to you." I said to myself as I looked in the mirror.

 I know he will work hard and do well in whatever endeavor he reaches, God willing.  

I just hope I do well in wherever I reach as well

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Addictions and Subtractions

When you get caught up in the mistress that is law school, you need to have some sort of release. With the removal of much of your social network, your family/significant other disliking your lack of interest in them, and dead pets due to incredible neglect, you need to have some relaxation. As a result, some people become addicted to drugs as they try to find that release. Some become addicted to alcohol. Others become addicted to the thing they probably should not get addicted to, studying. In a recent issue of Student Lawyer, the editor essentially said to maintain your oxygen levels as you are submerged underwater. You will meet some people that will seem like a gleam of light when they are actually finding out all about you so they can chew you up and spit you out. Like this fish:

Others will not be as nasty. They will look different, but, once you get to know them, you will see that these people have great personalities. Unlike this blob fish:

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the blob fish is a terrific and fascinating creature. And you should do whatever you can to network with all sorts of people. The blob fish, for example, is from off the deep coast of Australia and lives with other interesting fish. These fish could probably be what you want!

I am not addicted to fish. I have decided to become addicted to Spider-Man comics. I have been a fan of Spider-Man since I figured out that Superman was not even human, so being his fan was not the patriotic thing to do. Batman was just a guy with a belt and pointy ears, no superpowers. Because he had no "super"powers, how could he be a "super"hero? I rest my case. Spider-man, however, was just like me. Teenager, average problems, nerd, and all that. I am taking my love for Spider-Man (in essence, love for myself) by investing in the comics. I am starting with Marvel Civil War. This idea, this comic book event, is completely amazing. Superhero against superhero, battle after battle, trying to battle with reason but the stubborn nature leads to battles of epic proportions.

I yelled a long, terrible yell when *spoiler alert* Spider-man unmasked himself in front of a live television audience. I felt so betrayed. He had joined the wrong side. But *spoiler alert* he got his act together and joined the good side. *Phew*. There are a wide variety of artists involved in this, so there is always a different version of drawings. The storyline has a habit of being pretty fantastic. It is so awesome.

But then I remember that I have contracts homework. Crap.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Barack Leonidas?

Throughout President Obama's inaugural address, especially when he repeatedly said the word 'this', I wanted him to say "This is where we fight...This is where they die!"

And then the whole crowd went HOO! HOO! HOO!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Holy Hannah Montana

So by some stroke of a sheer miracle, I passed my first semester at law school. This means more hell as I look to the desert ahead of me.

I was home for the winter break. I didn't get to hang out with my friends from long ago because I don't think I have any friends at the moment. Law school has sucked out my chi. Speaking of chi, I have started doing Tai Chi. I figure I should be in harmony with myself. It sounds nice. Plus, I need some sort of activity to do while at school, otherwise I am sitting on my rump.

One thing I know is that to learn, you don't just need a healthy brain, you need a healthy body as well. So if I am just sitting around and gaining weight, I am hurting my body! I must get active for at least a half hour a day. I think, with proper time management (and if I only had a car), I will be able to make the most of this semester, intrinsically and extrinsically.