Legal Quandary

Friday, July 28, 2006

Rite of Passage

The bar exam is over.

And just like after some other rites of passage, I feel bewildered, anxious, and a little violated.

Headed back east today to clean house and then drive to the new home.

Mr. Q had the moving experience from HELL yesterday. I almost feel like I got the better end of the deal by taking the bar.


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

It's All Over But The Waiting

Or maybe it's the crying.

Actually, we've got one more session tomorrow with 6 short PR question, but at least I can do a brain dump on the substantive stuff.

For those of you who are interested (I know that's approximately zero of you) here's my take on what the subjects tested on the WA Bar Exam were:

Day 1 - Crim, Sales, Property - Landlord/Tenant/Personal Property, Secured Transactions, Family Law/Community Property, Property (again, this time Easements and Zoning), Admin/ConLaw, Evidence, and Contracts.

Day 2 - Crim Pro, Civ Pro, Corporations, Partnership/Agency, and LLC, Contracts (again), Wills and Trusts, Civ Pro, and Intentional Torts/Defamation, and Negligence/Products Liability.

No Commercial Paper, and yes, they did save both Torts questions for last.

I could be totally wrong in my analysis, but most people I talked to seemed to agree. I think these might even be in order.

The last question was just freaking bizarre.

I hate not having any freaking clue about how I did. Just on the walk home, I discovered 3 issues I probably missed.

Now, who's up for a fun-filled evening of PR studying??? Not me.

Does Everyone Go Through This???

Last night's sleep was quite a bit better in that I got some.

But I woke up at 4AM convinced I had forgotten something pretty major in my Sales essay. But now that it's daylight, I'm not really even sure that said possible omission applied to the question. *sigh*

I guess I shouldn't worry because, really, what can I do about it now?

Personal history indicates that I'm likely to stress out until results come out though.

Day 1 - The Recap

There was much bitterness on my part today.

I went out with E.Spat & Friends last night. (That part was bitterness.) We ate at Red Robin and I had the heart attack special - a burger that was much too large with wayyy too many fries dipped in way too much dressing. And a chocolate shake. I felt so sick after leaving the restaurant, and the feeling didn't dissipate. That damned burger sat in my stomach like a rock all night long. That combined with general anxiety made for one sleepless LQ. Which is a shame, because my hotel room bed is super comfy.

We had to register from between 6:30 and 7:25. The lines were long. There's got to be a way where we could just register online the night before (like the airlines) and just show id or something. Or maybe they could throw us a reception the night before...but I forget, the bar exam is not supposed to be a warm & fuzzy experience.

This is also the first year they're allowing us to just laptops to type our exams. So while I appreciate the opportunity (really!), the process was a little, um, disorganized. I think "cluster fuck" were the words I actually used. We started much later than our "we will begin PROMPTLY at" time.

The first 6 questions were (I'm convinced) designed to lull us into a false sense of security, because they really weren't that bad.

They made up for (most) of the time lost in the morning by cutting our lunch down from 60 to 20 minutes. Surprise!

The next 3 questions were from hell.

The convention center has these chairs that make the loudest screeeeetching noise when all 500 people in the room move them across the cement floors during the test. Very grating, even with earplugs.

We're required to upload our test files at the end of every test day. Of course they don't provide you with a wireless connection, so I ended up paying $10 for a day's worth of wireless. (BTW, Sheraton - that's amazingly chintzy on your part.)

I yelled at my husband because he told me to try a particular restaurant and my friend and I couldn't find it. And all I'd had to eat all day were cherries, 2 kudos bars, and gum. Mr. Q is the one person on earth who does not deserve to be yelled at by a calorie deprived and totally irrational spouse.

That's the day in review. More fun to be had by all tomorrow.

And the next day.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Dear Seat 29B,

You seem like a nice enough guy. You're clean cut and you don't even smell bad.

But I don't know what about me says "please talk to me." Was it the iPod? The stacks of color coded notecards? The Rules of Professional Conduct I'm frantically flipping through? The spreadsheet listing all the felonies and the elements for each degree?

I'm busy. The lady on the other side of you is looking at the American Airlines magazine. That's usually a good indicator that someone has nothing better to do. Maybe she'll talk to you.



Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Home Stretch

I leave tomorrow morning to go take the Bar Exam.

I feel ok about most (but sadly not all...Sales, anyone?) the substantive subjects. I'm getting to the point where I feel like I've studied hard and put in the work, and so I should be ok.

And then I get worried about PR, so I guess that's where I'll be focusing most of my energy during my longish plane rides across the country.

By the time I get back, all our stuff will be packed up. We'll spend a day cleaning the house and then the kids and I will head out to our new home. Where we'll hopefully get our stuff delivered before we jump on a plane to Germany.

So, I guess what I'm saying is...don't be surprised if you don't hear much from me until the end of August.

I'd appreciate any good vibes you have to send - just send them in the general direction of the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Happy Birthday, Dear EC...

As of today, I am the mother of a 12 year old.

That makes me sound so...old. *sigh*

All of Elder Child's midwest relatives must have been CC'd on the memo to call because she got 3 phone calls from them within an hour. Including one from Roundboy at around 10:30 where he asked if "E" was awake. Well...yeah!

Again, what's with the shortening of names, people?

Ok...back to a fun-filled afternoon of PR studies. Woo-woo.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Pet Peeve O' The Day

Why is it that when people I don't know call me, they want to pretend they do know me by shortening my name? Usually to something that I don't go by. Ever.

Would you assume, for example, that someone named Elizabeth necessarily wants to be called Beth? Why not Betty? Or Liza? Or Bitsy. Or any other variation?

Then why do you assume that just because my name is "Legal," it's acceptable to call me "Leg?"

At Least I'm Consistent

I'd totally forgotten I'd taken this quiz already until I got the results. Nice to know that some things never change.

You May Be a Bit Obsessive Compulsive...

Meticulous and detailed oriented, you have some irrational obsessions.
Maybe it's your super neat closet or washing your hands a gazillion times.
You probably know it's weird, but you just can't stop thinking about it.
In fact, the more you think about your quirks, the more you have to do them.
What Personality Disorder Are You?

On the plus side - Evidence today = MUCH better than Property yesterday! Whew!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Crunch Time

By this time next week, I'll be recovering from my first day of the Bar Exam.

Must. Control. The. Panic.

I reviewed Property and ConLaw today. It was not a good day. Where I once felt pretty solid on Property, I now can't seem to remember any of the rules. It got better as I went along, but it was a dicey couple of hours. I'll do a quick hit on a couple of things tomorrow and then move on to Civ Pro and Evidence. More fun to be had by all, since I'm reasonably sure I don't remember either of those subjects either.

The other thing that will be going on this time next week - the rest of the Quandary's will be recovering from the first day of the movers packing up the house. Amount of preparation we've done for this? I'd estimate less than 1%. The dining room (where I study) looks like a cyclone hit. Granted, I'll be taking most of that mess with me, but it's pretty darned awful. The rest of the house doesn't really look much better, so I guess it's just going to be a really unorganized unpack. Kind of like this one was. At least I never got around to putting any pictures up - that's one less thing to do.

One of these days I'll figure out not to schedule more than one major life event at a time.

No, really, I mean it this time.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Riddle Me This

Why, on a floor with only 2 carpeted surfaces, will the cat insist on going onto one of them in order to yak up a hairball?


Because Some of You Asked

EC is home safe. The hand-off went well. We were supposed to meet at the Memorial, so that's where Mr. Q, Lil Q, and I waited. Until they called from the parking lot, and could we just meet them there? I guess it's just as well, since they were running pretty late and at least there was shade at the Memorial.

It was fine. Everyone was pleasant. The Stepmother seems very nice and we chatted while Mr. Q and Roundboy filled my ENTIRE trunk with stuff. EC left here last month with one suitcase and a backpack. I drive a Jetta (which looks like a small car, but has an enormous trunk), so filling the trunk was no small feat. It's always been one of my pet peeves that somehow my house gets filled with a lot of crap I would never buy. But whatever.

It wasn't until later that I found myself upset. Several weeks ago, Mr. Q and I were talking about college for EC. (Because she's going to turn 12 this week, so it's very important that we plan this out *now.*) He said she had expressed interest in a particular school. It's a good school, and not one of the ones either Roundboy or I have lobbied for in the past. (Yes, we really do this. Yes, I know we shouldn't.) Said school is in a state that the Quandary's visit often, so I started thinking about taking her to visit the campus in the fall. Just for fun, and maybe to buy a sweatshirt.

But they took her on their way out here.

And this just threw me into a snit. Because if she does end up there, she'll always associate her first visit to campus with them. With the father who was so far behind on child support that I had to take him to court to get him to pay. Whose sole contribution to EC's college fund to date has been paying his current child support, plus less than $100/month more toward the arrears - once the judge told him he'd go to jail if he didn't. Who just recently asked me to "forgive" the past due amount because he couldn't get a passport if I didn't. She'd associate the school with the people who have never done a single THING to make sure she excels in school, and who, in fact, have dismissed any subpar performance as "OK, because Spanish isn't all that important anyway."

So I decided she can't go to that school. After all, if I'm paying for it, I have final say.

Isn't that mature of me? Don't answer that...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sleepless in...

Well, not Seattle. Check back in a little under 2 weeks and that's what I might be.

I hate when I can't sleep.

Part of me feels like I should seize the opportunity and really put some good work in on Wills & Trusts. The other part of me says, "'s 12:15. Do you really want to start that? The only thing that will accomplish is to make you sleepy and stressed out about how much you don't know." *sigh* I can't win here.

Aside from the general bar exam stress, I think there are 2 things keeping me awake.

First, I had guacamole and chips for dinner tonight. And that's all I had for dinner. At about 8:30 PM. I make a damned fine guacamole, but a dish which is basically a fatty fruit mixed with onions, garlic and cilanto atop deep-fried tortillas is not conducive to restful sleep a scant couple of hours later. Blech.

Second, EC is coming home tomorrow. More precisely, we are going to meet up with Roundboy and The Stepmother to collect EC tomorrow. Roundboy has never met Mr. Q. I've never The Stepmother. Sounds like fun, right? Anyone interested in watching this little train wreck unravel in slow motion is welcome to show up at the Jefferson Memorial tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

That LQ, She's No Einstein...

Or maybe she is?

What Famous Leader Are You?
personality tests by

Swiped from Zuska's place.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Dear Grader #9,

So, let's just agree that, despite a passing grade from you, the last Torts essay I submitted was not my finest work. But was this comment truly necessary? Or in any way helpful?


I understand that you must grade hundreds upon hundreds of these essays for probably not a ton of compensation. And yeah, sometimes we essay writers may suck just a wee bit at expressing what we're trying to say. And that must get old. Really, really old.

And yet...this is why we go through this little exercise called "Bar Review." To get better at identifying the issues and stating the rules. Not to be told what dumbasses we are for getting a little sidetracked. Certainly not to endure your snide little comments.

In conclusion, I'd just like to say Fuck You Very Much!

Hugs and Kisses,


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Study Break

If you're not reading Legal Underground (and you should be), you missed out on a link to an entertaining article by Jeremy Blachman about taking the bar exam. I think it'll go behind a subscription wall after today, so if you're at all interested, you should read it now.

A related anecdote from one the Bar/Bri sales pitches during law school.... Apparently during one of big state (CA? NY? IL? I don't recall) bar exams in recent history, a female test taker got up in the middle of the exam and ran out of the room shouting, "I'm a covenant and I'm running with the land!"

Bar Exam stress will make you do some crazy shit.

I'm 84% Happy With the Results Of This Quiz

Your Chances of Being a Multimillionaire: 84%

It's almost certain you'll be a multimillionaire. Just keep doing what you're doing.
You are good with money, a creative thinker, and an ethical person. You might be the next Donald Trump!
Will You Be a Multimillionaire?

The 16% of unhappiness comes from being compared to Donald Trump. So far I've been compared to Britney Spears, Hitler, and Martha Stewart. Can't they find better role models than that?

How about Warren Buffett? I could be the "Oracle of Omaha II."

Except that sounds too much like a boat.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Study Break

I'd never seen this before, so I'm going to assume you haven't either. Even if you have seen it, it's still damned funny. Update: Try this link for easier reading.

Read the whole thing, but here's a short sample:

Despite the continued shortcomings of Plaintiff's supplemental submission, the Court commends Plaintiff for his vastly improved choice of crayon — Brick Red is much easier on the eyes than Goldenrod, and stands out much better amidst the mustard splotched about Plaintiff's briefing. But at the end of the day, even if you put a calico dress on it and call it Florence, a pig is still a pig.


Everything I Know* About The Law...

...Fits into this shoebox.

And for those of you who were wondering and/or wanting to make snide comments - yes, as a matter of fact, my notecards *are* color coded. What of it?

*Knowledge obviously being contrued as both actual and constructive. For you non-lawyer types, that means everything I actually do know or should know.

A Word To The Wise

There are some subjects where it's better not to plan to "pick it up in bar review."

Commercial Paper is probably one of those subjects.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Check the Blogroll

I've done a little updating, because updating your blogroll TOTALLY falls under the category of "Study-Torts-For-The-Most-Important-Test-You'll-Ever-Take." It's right step above "Make-Homemade-Spaghetti-Sauce-For-Dinner."

Seriously though, I added some new folks during my last study break. If you haven't already, please go visit Law School Virgin and Statute of Frogs.

A couple of people are back, due to a little phenomenon I like to call "Bloglines Sucks." I *swear* I don't have time to be deleting people, let alone re-adding them, but NDC, Beanie, and Kristine all fell victim - it could happen to you too. If you're a regular reader, have linked to me in the past, and want to be linked again (or if you're new and want a link), let me know and I'll hook you up.

Now, about that spaghetti sauce....

Happy Birthday!

To my brother in law, G!

Mr. Q and I even tried to wish you Happy Birthday via conference call earlier today, but in true Quandary fashion, you weren't answering your cellphone. Luckily, we left voice mail, and I'm sure you'll save it so you can enjoy it over and over again.

If only we'd said something clever.

Monday, July 10, 2006

LQ's Weekend

I kept meaning to post but somehow never got around to it. I guess I'm starting to get pretty antsy about the bar exam starting 2 weeks from today. If the exam were based solely on, say, Family Law, Contracts, Torts, and Property, I think I might have a fair chance of passing. You throw Civ Pro, Sales, Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper in there, and the odds go WAY down. So yeah, lots of work to do.

On the plus side, I got a packet of graded essays back on Friday. I scored my very first 10/10 on my Family Law/Community Property essay. (Yes, it's totally hanging on my fridge.)

Mr. Q went to a work-related party on Friday evening. He was supposed to be home by 6 PM. He wasn't. Nor was he home by 7. Or 8. Instead, I got a phone call from him at about 8:30. He'd met up with one of my friends and was at her house along with a couple of other people. And, by the way, could I pick him up, since the prospects of him safely navigating his way home from the Metro on his bicycle were pretty slim. Then he handed the phone over to my friend, who convinced me to put the books aside for the evening and come hang out. I did, and had a great time. The whole thing is only amusing to me because it doesn't happen often. I've probably seen Mr. Q inebrieted a grand total of 3 times. The same friend was involved on at least one other occasion, so I strongly suspect it may be all her fault.

Other than that, I gave myself nightmares the other night by studying Commercial Paper all evening and then topping it off by reading Jeremy Blachman's Anonymous Lawyer as my bedtime reading. I've been enjoying the book and will probably post more about it later, but that, combined with my utter lack of knowledge of negotiable instruments DESPITE taking a class in Commercial Transactions, made me dream about evil people berating me all night long.

*sigh* Back to Torts review.

Friday, July 07, 2006

What’s in Your Wallet iPod?

Beanie revived this by correctly answering 3 more. I think at this point I'm going to call it quits and just reveal the rest, so if you're interested, just scroll down for the answers (in bold). Thanks to everyone who played along!

I've moved this back up top to remind people to play along - there's still plenty of songs left! I won't be around this weekend, so this is the only thing you'll have from me to amuse you. It's not much, but hey - it's all I've got to offer. If none of my songs strike a chord with you (ba-dum-bum) - Stare Decisis has one up over at her place. You might also visit LawMommy's or E.Spat's.

Inspired by the dreaded movie meme and the fact that it seemed to be inexplicably popular, I thought I’d try it again, but with a twist. Instead of favorite movies, let’s give it a shot with song lyrics. Since my iPod automatically tells me what songs I listen to most, it should be pretty easy (read: not time consuming) to come up with my Top 25 and pick out lyrics. And since it’s right there for me, I haven't just cherry picked songs other people might think are “cool.” Here’s your opportunity to see exactly what LQ listens to. It’s eclectic. It’s outdated. It’s dorky.

Just like me.

My Instructions:
A. If you’ve got an iPod or similar technology, copy your Top 25 Most Played.
B. Then pick a lyric from each.
C. Post the lyrics on your blog.
D. Have commenters guess what the song is.
E. Either strike out the lyric once it has been correctly identified or place the guesser’s user name directly after the lyric.
F. Extra points for knowing the artist. Let’s not go overboard and try to figure out albums. I’m not even sure I could figure some of them out. Heck, some of the lyrics would stump me and I'm the one posting them.

Song 1
Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people.
Otis knows that this is Banditos by the Refreshments. And I know that even though I didn't tag him for this last night, I fully expect him to do his own version. Did you hear that Otis??? You're on the hook now too.

Song 2
Can't sing but I've got soul.

Beanie got this one. Frankly, I'm surprised that no one picked up on the fact that this was Elevation from U2 sooner. But mostly, it tells me that G, my brother-in-law, has not been reading lately.

Song 3
Well I guess you left me with some feathers in my hand.

Stare Decisis weighs in with the correct answer of Angels of the Silence - Counting Crows.

Song 4
It never seems to matter, what we fight about.
I'm the one who winds up down for the count.

Ok, I'm not totally surprised that no one got this. It's Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) off the album Ledbetter Heights by Kenny Wayne Shepherd. If you like Stevie Ray Vaughan, you'd like this. It's an older album (1995), so you could probably pick it up cheap.

Song 5
A boy tries hard to be a man.
His mother takes him by his hand.

Beanie also knew that this was U2 - I Will Follow. Didn't I tell you all that this list had a bunch of pairs?

Song 6*
You snooze, you lose.
Well I have snost and lost.

I would have been pretty surprised if someone *did* get this one. From the Veronica Mars soundtrack, it's I Hear the Bells - Mike Doughty. BUT I would like it even without the totally made up word (which always makes me smile.)

*In the interest of full disclosure. I substituted one here. The song that is usually in its place doesn’t have lyrics – at least none that I’ve ever heard. Mr. Q has a CD of Marching Band tunes from the only university we both attended. It’s sort of a little celebratory thing – like when I got accepted to law school or he got promoted, we blasted it. But trust me, the song on the list gets listened to plenty, so I'm sure it's about to break into the Top 25.

Song 7
When I was driving once I saw this painted on a bridge:
“I don't want the world, I just want your half.”

Correctly ID'd by E.Spat, this is Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants.

Song 8*
If you change your mind, I’m the first in line.
*Note – this is not the original artist’s version. Not that it really matters since I'll lose cool points either way. Hint - the artist is on here two other times.

Jim's right! It *is* Take a Chance on Me - the Erasure version. C'mon Jim - admit it - you knew some of the other Erasure songs too, but just didn't want to be greedy...

Song 9
To run where the devil would fear to tread
Got to put your money where your heart is.

Beanie also got Part 3 of the Erasure trilogy. It is, indeed, Yahoo! It's probably all my fault no one got this sooner. I'm not even sure I would have recognized it by the lyric I picked. Sorry :S
Song 10
I'll take you where you
Really need to be.

Jim again. What You Need - INXS.

Song 11
I'm driving home on empty streets.
I think I put my shirt on backwards.

A hearty welcome to Froggie, who correctly identified this as Are You Out There by Dar Williams. If you're not familiar with Dar Williams, get yourself out your local purveyor of CD's (or whatever download service you like) and pick something of hers up. "Out There Live" is a good starter (though I can't stand that Yoko Ono song.) Those of you already familiar with Dar Williams should recognize the lyrics from one other song here as well. I've noticed that I tend to work in pairs.

Song 12
There’s something about you girl
That makes me sweat.

E.Spat's right again! Need You Tonight - INXS.

Song 13
But I don’t like to compete, or talk street, street, street.
I can pick up the best from the party animal.

This is Left to My Own Devices by the Pet Shop Boys.
Told you I wasn't cool. I blame Mr. Q - it was his cd.

Song 14
You see the girl in the pretty white picture.
Well it's never what it really seems.

I'm not entirely sure how this one even made it into my Top 25. It's not that I don't like it, but I just wasn't aware that I was listening to it that often. This is Four Leaf Clover by Abra Moore off of one of the Lilith Fair compilations.

Song 15
He's not vicious or malicious.
Just de-lovely and delicious.

Otis again with a correct answer of Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite.

Song 16
I bought a pack of Camels, a burrito and a Barq's.

Correctly identified by Jim - I Feel Lucky - Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Song 17
And this girl listens to the band play
She says "where have you been?
I've been lyin right here on the floor"

CM comes through with the correct answer of Hangin' Around by one of my all time favorite bands - the Counting Crows. Even if are occasionally on the whiny side.

Song 18
Baby’s got my heart and my baby's got my mind.
But tonight the sweet devil’s got my soul.

Yes, Otis is mostly correct - it is indeed, Melissa Etheridge with Bring Me Some Water. However, this is the super-cool live version with Joan Osborne, but there's no way anyone could have known that from just the lyrics.

Song 19
I shake my little tushy on the catwalk

To my eternal shame...yes, it's I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Though E.Spat knew it, so I guess she's just as bad as I am. Of course, it's probably not in her Top 25....

Song 20
“Forgive me if I seem out of line”
Then she whipped out a gun
Tried to blow me away

Otis demonstrates that his musical taste is at least as varied as my own by correctly identifying this as Dude (Looks Like a Lady) by Aerosmith.

Song 21
And he knew what they needed- they needed donuts

This is another Dar Williams tune - Party Generation.

Song 22
I try to discover
A little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a tie! I didn't believe it at first, but Stare Decisis and Kristine actually posted the same correct answer at exactly the same time: A Little Respect - Erasure. There's one more (albeit somewhat obscure) Erasure song left on the list.

Song 23
Third verse same as the first
Only this time the sugar hits you in reverse

I admit I would have been surprised if anyone had gotten this one. It's Sugarcane from the Space Monkeys. I violated one of my cardinal rules and bought the cd for just this song - thus reinforcing the reason I had for establishing that rule in the first place. Absent one other song, the rest of the cd really wasn't my style at all.

Song 24
If ever again, a greeting I send to you,
Short and sweet to the soul is all I intend.

Welcome to Lily Graypure! Please go check out her list over at Law School Virgin. She correctly identified this as We Used to Be Friends from the Dandy Warhols. I was really surprised Brian didn't get this one, given his love of Veronica Mars. You can find this song (and one of the others on this list - hint, hint) on the Veronica Mars soundtrack. I bought it for Mr. Q's birthday, though I don't know if he's been enjoying it as much as I have!

Song 25
He came to town like a midwinter storm
He rode through the fields so hansome and strong

Yeah....I think this one is on the list because of EC. She got really excited when she discovered it on the iPod, and listened to it over and over. (She's at that age.) It's Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex.

Who’s next? E.McPan has blogged her tunes before, so that makes her fair game. At the risk of getting all Jimmy Buffet songs, I’ll tag E.Spat, because I know she’s got a new iPod. Also, Shell is recently back from her world travels, so I’m counting on her wanting to join in all our reindeer internet games again. If anyone else wants to play along - feel free.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

"I'm Sorry To Hear That."

"I really wanted to see him go to prison."

Says my mother, a former Enron employee, of Ken Lay's death.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Do you remember what you were doing 20 years ago today?

I do.

I had just come home from summer camp where, in my teen-aged estimation, I'd met the most fabulous guy. Our group spent 1 week in Minnesota, and then some of us stayed for another week as "Junior Counselors" or "Free Labor" or some other meaningless title. I stayed. He didn't - but he wrote me at least one letter during that week. And knowing me, I probably wrote him a lengthy missive in return.

I remember giddily calling him as soon as I got home. Since neither of us could drive and we lived on opposite sides of the city, we didn't get to see each other for a couple of weeks - but in retrospect we decided that July 5th was our "anniversary." That guy was B - and we ended up dating for most of high school and well into college.

Since B and I still keep in touch, I sent him an email asking him the question posed in the title of this post. I was genuinely surprised to find that he didn't remember.

I guess I shouldn't expect someone to remember the details of their failed relationships, but the thing is that I do.

Sadly for my bar studies, this memory for detail doesn't typically relate to the law, but I tend to remember lots of minute details about people who have been important in my life. And if you ask me when I first met most of my friends, I can usually pinpoint an event and in some cases give you the date. If there was food involved, I can probably tell you what it was. And it really throws me if I forget things I feel like I should remember.

Does anyone else do this or am I some kind of freak of nature?

Wuv. True Wuv.

Today's Lecture: Wills. Tomorrow's Lecture: Twusts…I mean, trusts.

Except that's not how the lecturer pronounces it.

Oh God. 7 Hours and all I can think of is the pwiest from Pwincess Bwide.

Other examples from today…

Memory Wapses
Ewosion of the Priwwity Bawwier
The Myrwiad of Pwoperty

In honor of Bar/Bri…here's a quiz.


Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Mr. Q and Lil Q have headed down to the mall to partake of the patriotic events planned there for later in the day. I always find there's nothing like being surrounding by throngs of my countrymen in blazing heat to fuel my feelings of violence toward my fellow man love of my country.

I'll join them later, but for now am stuck at home trying to write out all of the notecards and some of the essays I'm behind on. *sigh*

If you live in a place where fireworks are legal, please be careful today when blowing things up.