Random musings to close the weekend…

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Apr 18, 2010 in Randomness | Subscribe

This week is going to be all sorts of ridiculous, so rather than try to put together a cogent entry today I’ve opted for the bullet-point approach:

  • I hate being around NCCU Law this time of year. I’m convinced the only people that study at a law school are the super-Type A personalities about to have brain aneurysms over the possibility they’ll get an A- instead of an A. The stress in the air is palpable… and for reasons unknown it cripples my ability to focus and get things done.
  • It’s even more odd considering I have colleagues who head over to UNCCH Law or Duke Law for “a more relaxing study environment”… but also know several students at both of those institutions who come to NCCU for the same thing :crack: Bizarre…
  • Unfortunately my apartment isn’t much better for the whole exam-week study marathon — it’s structured to be a laid-back reading atmosphere, not one for outlining, reviewing outlining, memo drafting, and handling the other non-law-related business coming up this week.
  • Added apartment distraction? Wii Sports Resort. I’m a much better golfer on it than I am in real life :beatup:
  • And I literally just found out the legal research memo I thought was due at 8am Wednesday is actually due at 8am Tuesday… #fml
  • In blog-related news, I’ve finally started using tags (only took me 9 months!) so at some point in the weeks ahead I’ll go back through the old entries and tag them appropriately.
  • Possible Gravatar pic?

    I’m also contemplating a change to my Gravatar pic, from the current “colonial eagle” to the one at the right. Is that not one of the most badass eagle pics you’ve ever seen? :lovestruck: I’m kinda partial to the current one though, so still debating…
  • I also added a number of bloggers to the blogroll, discovered through the ClearAdmit B.o.B. nominations I mentioned yesterday along with a handful of others linked off those sites. Make sure you check them out! :D
  • Speaking of new bloggers, Madame Prosecutor decided to join the law student blogging craze yesterday — I’ve got no clue what she’s going to end up writing about, but you can follow along here.
  • And with Madame Prosecutor now entering the arena, that makes 3 Legal Eagles I’m aware of in the blogosphere (the other has his blog here)… and we’re all 1Ls in the same section :surprised: So the self-proclaimed “honors kids” are in §102. The class’s political leaders have been in §101. But only §103 is running the law school to the point where we’re willing to open the window for y’all to see what goes down ;)
  • Speaking of §103, I liked CivPro a lot more last semester…
  • I’m going sufficiently insane that for the life of me I couldn’t find the printed version of QuietStorm’s beef tips recipe anywhere in the kitchen… so I logged on to the blog from my phone :beatup:
  • No matter how things turn out and no matter how stressed I get, I know 2 weeks from now it will all be over. It’s a great feeling :)

I hope all of you had an amazing weekend, enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and have a terrific week ahead! :D

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Apr 18, 2010 at 9:20 PM

I’m so bad about tags, I’ve just given up. As for studying, I do my best at my parents’ place this time of year. The stress levels are way too high at school and my cats always jump on me at my place. Good luck with exams.

Apr 18, 2010 at 9:46 PM

thanks for the link! I linked back.

Apr 19, 2010 at 11:16 AM

My 1L year, I went to the beach to study and came back for exams. It made me nervous just to be around the nervous people. And every time you see someone holding flash cards or reading crunchtime books or some treatise you don’t have, it’s hard not to wonder if you should also be doing flashcards or whatever. Luckily, you’ll find that people chill out 2L & 3L year.

Apr 19, 2010 at 5:50 PM

@3L: EXACTLY! We’ve already been through 1 final and 2 midterms this year, I figured folks would chill out a bit by now… :crack:

@jdklon: My pleasure, and I hope you enjoy the rat race you’re joining! :)

@Brandon: Priority #1 for next year is finding a place away from here to study — let me know if y’all have space in Florida ;) And good luck on exams to you also!


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