The adventures (and non-adventures) of a marginally seasoned attorney.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

My Favorite Mistakes

I have qualities that will make me an excellent employee at any law firm: punctuality, ability to be superpolite to people who piss me off, and low stress levels (and I don't even have to take pills for that!). However, there are some flaws that will probably get me in a lot of trouble when I'm interviewing for jobs. Mark my words, I will work on these over Christmas break, and I will be a new woman next semester:

Laughing at really inappropriate times - I happen to think life is pretty amusing. Unfortunately, my amusement manifests itself at really, really unfortunate times, including but not limited to the following: church sermons, Property lectures, hook-ups, break-ups, while I'm brushing my teeth.... you name it. Imagine the horror my future employer will experience when I bust up laughing hearing that her son got hit by a truck - or something like that. Yeah, not cool.
(NOTE: This isn't really related, but a kid in my Oral Comm class started out a speech one time by saying "Have you ever had a part of your body run over by a truck?" Greatest intro EVER.)

A tendency to begin every sentence with the word "so" - So if you've read my posts, you know what I'm talking about. This isn't a fire-worthy quality, but it's probably annoying enough for me not to be invited to any business lunches.

Poor taste in clothing - Believe it or not, I do know how to dress appropriately... I just kind of prefer to not to. It'll probably get me in trouble if I'm not careful. It's gotten me in trouble before. One of the judges in negotiations competition told me I dressed like a hooker. True story.

Well, seeing that I apparently giggle too much, don't speak all that eloquently, and dress too skimpily, I think I've found my perfect job: Hooter's waitress.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Finals Preparation by the Numbers

Okay, so not only has law school has made me dull and uninspired, but you throw in finals prep, and now I'm lazy, as well. So today, you will not get a real post, just a brief glimpse of what my week has been like.
  • Days until finals: 9
  • Pages of text read: 500-ish
  • Number of commercial study aids used in studying: 4
  • Cans of Red Bull consumed: 18
  • Episodes of "To Catch a Predator" watched while I should have been studying: 3
  • YouTube videos of my favorite bands watched while I should have been studying: Too many to count
  • Dead mice found in my apartment: 0
  • Actual number of dead mice in my apartment: Probably 2
  • Humiliating moments: 1
  • Attempts at figuring out supplemental jurisdiction: Not enough, apparently
  • Pieces of good advice I gave: 7
  • Pieces of good advice my friends will actually take: 0
  • Text messages sent: 45
  • Minutes I spent typing this instead of reviewing future interests: 20 (would have been less, but I had to find another can of Red Bull and edit out the inappropriate stuff...)
So that's pretty much it. Love, nice comments, and shots of tequila are always appreciated.