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Randomness from a 2005 graduate of The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University

 

Saturday, January 31, 2004

In the ongoing battle between law and life, law is definitely winning. When I think about my reason for getting up in the morning it is: to go to work, to work on my brief, to do a journal assignment, to read some cases, law, law, law... When someone asks me what I do for fun, I answer, "I read about the law." And I mean it. For fun, rather than reading assignments for school, I read law related books or law related magazines. That is just sad. At least I recognize it, but that doesn't change it.

I need more non-law school friends. Last year I never felt consumed by law school because I spent all my time with my boyfriend. Fortunately he's out of the picture, but that means I'm much more dependent on the law school social scene. I have two friends in Columbus who I've known most of my life. One of them recently moved in with her boyfriend and his eight year old son, so her life has changed dramatically and she doesn't have a whole lot of time to hang out. The other is the girl who hasn't spoken to me since New Year's. I'm disappointed about that situation, but it just isn't that great of a loss when I think about it. I just miss having someone who was always ready to go out. Fortunately I have made some close friends at school, and they keep me sane and happy. But they are busy with law school too. I am not a loner, and I am tired of spending so much time alone. In my ideal world I would always be with other people. I guess that's just not realistic.

And in law related news... I think my moot court brief is almost done. It isn't as long as I would like it to be, but I feel I've said everything I have to say. My paper for my independent study is in decent shape to turn in the first draft Monday. It still has a long way to go, but I still have the rest of the semester. And happily, my journal assignment is almost entirely done, a week early. |
 

Thursday, January 29, 2004

I’m so excited. I’m going to be a big sister! As in Big Brothers Big Sisters. I don’t want another real little sister. I applied over two months ago, and following reference checks, a background check, and finding the right little girl, I finally got a call today saying they have a little sister for me. They told me all kinds of information about her, and she sounds great. Also, she has had a big sister through the program previously, so this won’t be new to her. She is eight years old, shy but friendly, likes arts, reading, going to the park, movies, and all sorts of other things that sound like things I could do with her. The only slightly strange thing is that her mother is four years younger than I am. Obviously that’s not a problem, but it could create an interesting dynamic. I should get to meet my little sister in the next couple of weeks, and I can’t wait!

I also had my callback today. It went well, but I’m not sure it went well enough. It was kind of one of those situations where it is almost too comfortable and conversational. However, probably as a result of that, I really think I would like working there. Every single person I have met has been friendly and personable and had a sense of humor. Since I already have a job, there is no real pressure, but I would really like to get this one. It’s the sort of place that makes the “right fit” cliché make sense.

Tomorrow, in the ongoing effort to make journal more social, we are having a journal breakfast time. Okay, that sounds dumb, but I don’t know what to call it. Basically, I’m picking up coffee at Caribou in the morning, and bringing donuts and bagels, and maybe fruit, and then people can stop by and eat and drink and mingle. We’ll see if anyone actually shows up since it’s a Friday. I figure a lot of people probably don’t have class or at least not early, and the promise of free coffee isn’t exactly going to get them to come to school in the snow when they don’t have to. I guess I’ll just have to drink a lot of coffee if no one else does.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Has anyone heard of privacy? Today in employment law (and last week too) we were discussing drug testing. Apparently the majority of the class thinks that random drug testing of employees in general, or mandatory drug testing of teachers or professional athletes in particular are good ideas, good public policy. I don't buy any of the arguments, but I can at least see that there is a rational government interest in testing teachers (that whole safety of the children idea). But fundamentally, shouldn't people have control over their own bodies? Shouldn't the government and private industry be prohibited from intruding on people's lives in such a substantial way absent some real danger? I'm a bit of a privacy freak, but I was a little surprised that the entire class today seemed to be in favor of statutory endorsement of invasions of privacy. For anyone interested/obsessed with privacy issues, check out the Electronic Privacy Informatic Center, the Health Privacy Project, or Ohio State's own Privacy Hero.

In other matters... Are there any interesting guys out there? I need a new crush. If I can't have Brandon - although I haven't given up entirely - I need someone to amuse me. I'm kind of averse to actually dating, but I want someone to be infatuated with at least. And there are no prospects. There's no one at work. There's no one at school. There's just no one. Lately, no one is interesting or cute or funny or intriguing in any way. What fun is that? |
 

Monday, January 26, 2004

I just got a callback (via email) for the job I interviewed for last Friday. It seems like a good sign that I heard from them already. They told me they would be interviewing other people and I would hear from them in 7-10 days about a callback. That was Friday at 4:30pm, and I've already heard from them. I'm excited because this firm feels like the kind of place I could belong and be happy. The whole situation is just making me a little anxious since I'm already employed. Like I said before, it would be an ideal situation if I could keep my job for the rest of the school year, go work at this firm for the summer, and then go back to my current job next fall. But that's a big if. And even if it is a semi-reasonable request, it could be an uncomfortable conversation with my boss. Plus I'm bored to death at my current job (since I don't have my intern certificate yet), so decent money could be really tempting if I were forced to make a choice. Regardless of the somewhat complicated situation, I'm excited for my callback.

I am not so excited about my progress on my independent study paper. I managed to write another page and a half today. In addition to the one page I already had. That's not much towards an ultimate goal of 40 pages. I have lots to say, but it's almost overwhelming. I was told (and had pretty much figured out) that most journal notes follow the format of (1) present the issue, (2) tell what the problem is, (3) offer a solution/opinion. I am pretty solid on the background/analysis portion, and I know what I want my conclusion to be, but I feel like I still don't know quite enough to put it down on paper. Can anyone suggest a really simple book that explains criminal procedure, in particular indictment and sentencing?

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Sunday, January 25, 2004

I've gotten a lot done on my moot court brief, but not nearly enough. I have nine more days. I'm sure it will be fine, but I'm not sure that it will be really good. And I want it to be really good. This is what I came to school for. I don't want to let myself down.

Now, my independent study is not coming along quite as quickly, but at least I have more time for that. I have an excellent executive summary written, but not much more.

I feel so lazy and unproductive. I work on this stuff every day, but there is only so much I can do. I am not capable of working for too long at a time. Some people can work all night long. I just don't have that in me. I wish I was one of those Super Law Students. But I'm also glad I don't kill myself. It's just not worth it in the long run.

I wonder if the courts close for snow. Obviously they do if it's a snow emergency, but I wonder what it takes. I don't want to be out scraping snow off my car at 7:30am just to get to work and find the doors locked. Okay, let's all wish together for a SNOW DAY! |
 

Friday, January 23, 2004

Happy Weekend! Actually, not so much. I wanted to go to the talent show tonight, but I am not feeling enough motivation to venture back out into the snow. Especially since I was considering walking, since I only live like 5 blocks away. Unless I get a call in the next half hour from one of my friends who is going, I will take it as a sign to stay home. After last night, I probably should stay home anyway. The journal happy hour was a success, but that means I could use some rest.

I just had a great interview. I felt kind of weird even being there though. This is because I already have a job. I like my current job, and I have no real desire to leave, but this is way more money and it's civil. I would really like to be able to try out civil before I commit to a life of crime. If I happen to get an offer, I think I will go to my current boss and be completely honest and ask if I can leave for the summer and come back in the fall.

I also just got the last of my grades. I was waiting to say anything until I had them all. My analysis is that choosing your classes has a positive impact on grades. I have done at least reasonably well in every class that I have liked, and correspondingly poorly in the ones that I have hated. So the moral is, don't take a class because you think you should. And don't lose hope during the first year when you have no choice. Take the classes that look interesting with the professors you like or hear are good and will mesh with your learning style. And of course, the best advice of all, don't worry about grades and don't let them define you. Law school is about learning and about getting a degree, don't make it more than it is. |
 

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I emailed the Blogger people 40 minutes ago and they have already fixed the remaining problems and emailed me back. I'm impressed. |
 
Blogger has gone a little psycho on me the last couple of days. On my end it appeared that I could post just fine, but it didn't turn out that way. So I emailed the Blogger people and they got back to me really quickly and told me everything was fixed. That is mostly accurate. My site meter has disappeared and other little things have changed slightly. But, hey I'll take what I can get. And I emailed them again, so maybe soon things will be back to normal.

It is driving me crazy that we aren't allowed to talk about our moot court topic. I don't want help or ideas or anything. I just want to be able to talk about it. Good topics get me excited and it hurts not to be able to discuss it. Oh well. I guess in another month or so we can talk about it.

Tomorrow we're having a journal happy hour. My goal is to make our journal more collegial and help everyone get to know each other better. I think that is one of the biggest benefits of being part of a small journal. I just hope some of the 2Ls go. I know that at least some people are going, so it will be fun regardless.
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Monday, January 19, 2004

I'm watching American Idol and I'm having to mute it occasionally because I am embarrassed to even listen to these people. But I'm still watching. I've read several articles in the last few days about Simon and how he controls these people's lives. He produces the show, manages the talent, is able to require the singers to tour, do promotional work, pretty much does whatever he wants. He argues that he is basically one stop shopping. Fundamentally I think the singers are being exploited and the majority probably sign the contracts without fully understanding what they are agreeing to. But I also think that it is a choice that would make if they were fully informed. Does a contract cease to be unconscionable if the weaker party is okay with that fact? I don't think we covered that last year. |
 

Sunday, January 18, 2004

I am a horrible procrastinator. Sure, I spend my weekends studying and I never get behind in my reading, but when it comes right down to it, I have absolutely no willpower to get anything accomplished. This is why I have to go to a coffee shop to study. And thank God my coffee shop doesn't have wireless, or I would seriously be in trouble. Right now I should be working on about a million things, but what am I doing? Looking for online quizzes to take. It's harder to feel motivated since tomorrow is a holiday. My goal is that tomorrow I will begin actually writing my brief for moot court. But tonight, I will do nothing of any value. Unless watching Sex and the City counts. I wish that show was an hour long, and I wish it wasn't going off the air in a few more weeks. And I'm losing Friends too. What a sad season it is.

I did something cool today. Okay, only cool to me. I went into the courthouse when it was closed. All I had to do was show my ID and sign in, but I still felt very special. Yeah, that was the highlight of my day. |
 

Friday, January 16, 2004

This morning I was walking down high street sipping my decaf grande nonfat mocha with whipped cream and I realized I was smiling for no apparent reason. I thought to myself, "Why am I smiling?" And then it occurred to me. I'm happy; that's why I'm smiling. I'm happy. What a bizarre and wonderful feeling. I'm not sure how or when it happened, but it's pretty cool.

Factors Contributing to My Happiness
1. Fascinating, intellectually stimulating research topics that matter in the world
2. Several good friends who I can count on
3. Slightly fewer "friends" who I cannot count on
4. Singleness - what I always thought was incompatible with happiness, may just be the greatest factor allowing me to be happy
5. Knowing, and finally believing, that things always work out for the best |
 

Thursday, January 15, 2004

So I knew the school was having a blogging workshop. I didn't know they were linking to me. I guess all links are good links. |
 
Apparently many professors are blog readers. In addition to Brudney's comment in employment law earlier this week, Berman specifically mentioned Jeremy Blachman's blog a few days ago as well. I find it amazing that professors actually read this stuff. Maybe I should try to sound smarter. |
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

I got an email from Brandon today! He didn't write that he realized how perfect I am for him, or anything equally thrilling, but I was still happy to hear from him. It was quite a long email too. So, I will stick with my plan of emailing him occasionally, but not too often.

I had a pretty interesting conversation with Steve tonight as well. He just broke up with his girlfriend, who I had no idea he even had - which is never good. The way he broke up with her was about the worst break up story I have ever heard. He seems to have some interesting views on relationships and women. And interesting is not a good thing. But he's still fun to flirt with. I was telling him about the law school prom (which I didn't go to last year, and don't intend to go to this year), and he informed me that if there is an open bar, he's my date. That might just convince me to go. But probably not.

Finally I had to come home, because 4 hours of reading about sexual predators is about all I can take. |
 
We got our topic for moot court yesterday. I am so excited to start working on it. It is wonderfully freeing to be able to do my best without having to worry about a grade. I love that I am working on writing so many things this semester that I am genuinely interested in. This is what makes law school great.

Right now I am sitting at home, missing an extraordinarily important meeting, to wait to have my bed delivered. My mom bought me this bed almost 2 months ago for my birthday, and at last, it's getting delivered. And two bedside tables, too. I'm so excited.

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Saturday, January 10, 2004

I'm not afraid of Steve because I'm afraid he might "out" me. I assume that he would respect my choice not to put my name online. Lots of people at school already know who I am, and that's fine with me. I just don't want my name actually online, because I have previously worked for employers who search people's names, and I don't want to be a victim of that. I suppose afraid was probably the wrong word to use. I am intimidated by Steve. That's more accurate. Not for any concrete reason; I just am. I feel apprehensive too about how much he knows about me. Of course, that is the natural result of feeling the need to write about my life online. However, Steve falls at some strange place between my friends who read this and the complete strangers who do, so I feel oddly uncomfortable in his presence. Maybe I just need to have a conversation with him. Someday. He does seem perfectly nice. And funny, too. |
 

Friday, January 09, 2004

I am venturing out tonight amidst the law school crowd. I haven't done so in quite a while. I go out with individual law school friends, or even groups, but not the masses. Halloween was probably the last time. It's always entertaining though.

I had my seminar for the first time today. I think it is going to be awesome. I am so excited to get to write about a second exciting criminal law topic this semester. I'm sure I will be slightly less excited when I discover it is the end of the semester and I still have to write two long papers, but at the moment I am energized and filled with passion. I know, I'm a loser. Turns out Steve is in the seminar too. Note to Steve: The reason I don't talk to you is not because I'm rude or stuck up; I'm slightly afraid of you. Note to everyone else: Steve is not someone most people would find scary. |
 

Thursday, January 08, 2004

David cancelled on me. It sounded like a reasonably good excuse, and he did call early, but still. In a way I'm actually grateful because I have been dangerously tired and I was able to come home and sleep for 2 1/2 hours before Friends, and I will now be going to bed extremely early as well. It's so nice not to care. I was looking forward to going out with David, but I am not invested at all yet, so it's no big deal. Of course I am still hoping to hear from him soon.

If only the liberal propanganda coming from Moritz bloggers was representative. (And I'm pretty sure Mike does not join us anyway.) Sure, the professors are fairly liberal, like you always hear about, but even that is far from universal. But the students... I think I feel comfortable talking about politics less at law school than in any other environment I have ever encounteed. And that is because, for the most part, the "liberals" consist of people who think that the Democrats are liberal, and everyone else sits somewhere to the right of them. Sure, in employment law today, the majority (but I don't think everyone) seemed to oppose child labor. But that's about the most liberal it tends to get. Last semester in BA (with our wonderful professor who endeared himself to Ohio Senate leadership through his testimony), most people were quickly convinced that minority voices on boards only hurt profitability and are therefore bad. And get someone started talking about sexual predators or terrorism, and suddenly you see where they really stand. Is the idea of people having rights really so novel? And how in the world is efficiency a justification for anything involving individual rights? Where are all the liberals??? |
 

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

I think I'm going to like being in employment law with Steve. I suspect that he and I agree on about 90% of issues, and he can speak up when I don't want to. And there are definitely people in that class who are going to need someone speaking up in opposition to them. Definitely. I think I'm really going to like that class in general.

So far I also really like evidence. The professor seems very cool, except for our weekly online quizzes, and our writing assignments. However, in the end it will probably be nice to have gotten feedback during the semester. Plus, for a professor he's kind of attractive.

I also am liking my job better already, except for the fact that tomorrow I have to be there at 7am. And I found out that I am officially the only Ohio State student there. I feel like an outcast, although at least a slightly more elite outcast.

Also, I'm getting more and more excited about my date with David tomorrow! And my "friend" who got so mad at me over him now wants to be friends again. Whatever. |
 

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Oh yeah, I got an email today saying that two spots had opened up in criminal procedure. A couple weeks ago I would have been so excited, but now I'm actually looking forward to employment law. I'm going to stick with Brudney, as I have been encouraged to do, and I can always learn crim pro on the job or in the future. |
 
Okay, I'm much happier now that I'm not getting an error message telling me it's November 12th.

Today was my first day at my new job, and I am exhausted! I didn't even do anything, but it was still tiring. Or maybe I'm just a wuss. Or a whiner. It was just training today, and will be for the next two weeks, but that's okay. It's better than the alternative. I think a lot of the work will be incredibly boring, but I think I will still have the opportunity to learn a lot and meet a lot of people. And once I get my legal intern certificate, it could get substantially more interesting. Just 5 more months. An odd thing I found, is that nearly all the other law clerks go to another law school, that I shall not name out of courtesy. Actually, everyone I met today goes there, but I'm sure there must be at least a couple of fellow Ohio Staters lurking somewhere. One of the girls who started today must have wandered into the wrong office or something. Her attitude towards the clients was somewhere between barely hidden disdain and outright contempt. She seemed nice enough, but I don't think she'll last. I'm looking forward to meeting more people there in the next few weeks.

David called me this afternoon, just like he said he would. I called him back and we talked for a while, and it was totally fun and comfortable. It actually got me pretty excited for going out with him Thursday. We're going to a restaurant I've wanted to try for a long time, too, so I'm looking forward to it a lot. Now I just have to figure out what to wear.

And, there's a chance that I'm going to go meet an ex for dinner in Cincinnati on Monday. He was more a fling than a real ex, so there are no bad feelings between us at all. I dated him when I was in Fort Lauderdale a couple years ago. He's Cuban, and very sexy. We had so much fun together, so it would be great to see him again. If he lived here, didn't smoke, and was younger... |
 

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Apparently my good new year's eve has backfired. My female friend who I was out with just sent me the meanest email I have ever gotten. Apparently she was interested in David, and feels that I consciously chose to "steal" him away from her. This is not true at all. I admit she was flirting with him, but no differently than she flirts with everyone. Plus, she was there with a guy. And she is dating two other guys. Had she come out and told me she was interested and asked me to back off, I definitely would have, but she didn't. I would never have risked upsetting her for some guy I didn't even know, but I can't read her mind. The weird thing is that on new year's day, I talked to her on the phone for half an hour and she was totally normal. I don't know what I can do. I responding to her email by just apologizing, and not responding to the mean comments at all. I guess I'll just give her space for now.

In other news...I read all afternoon for fun, since I still have the chance. Tomorrow is my last day of freedom, since I start my new job on Tuesday and school on Wednesday. So, I'm going to try to make the most of it. |
 

Saturday, January 03, 2004

By the way, I have a date for dinner with David on Thursday. |
 
I wasn't too excited about taking employment law this semester, although the professor is supposed to be excellent. However, the first 11 pages of the textbook may have changed my mind. The first sentence of the textbook is, "When asked once to name the most important things in life, Sigmund Freud answered, 'Love and work.'" The authors then proceed to illustrate just why the study of employment law is so important. I’m still persuaded that criminal law deals the most fundamentally with human life and emotion, but employment law may follow close behind.

The issues brought up in the introduction to the casebook are actually something I have given a lot of thought to in the past. What is the function of work? Is an individual defined by the work he does? Can one be happy if she does not enjoy/learn from/earn enough at/take pride in/etc. the work she does?

I was raised by multiple working parents. In a variety of capacities, I witnessed all of them working very hard and taking pride in what they did. They emphasized that one contributes to society and to the family by working. I started babysitting at age eleven in order to have spending money beyond the five dollar allowance that my parents gave me (and docked for rolling my eyes, forgetting to lock the front door, or any other minor infraction they could think of). I started working at "real" jobs the summer I was sixteen, but I did not work during the school year until my senior year of college. When I graduated from college I worked as an AmeriCorps member for a year. And people constantly asked, "When are you going to get a real job?" So I finished my term of service and got a real job. It paid more, but was excruciatingly boring. After a variety of jobs with increasing responsibility and a little more mental stimulation, I started law school four years after getting my bachelor's degree. I fully believe that working as a lawyer is a job I will love. Obviously I won’t love it every day, but the law excites me, challenges me, and allows me to contribute to society in a way I cannot imagine with any other profession. I am so grateful that I have found "my calling." But my personal satisfaction with the career path I have chosen does not answer the questions posed above.

What is the function of work? According to the excerpt in my textbook from Pope John Paul II, "Through work man must earn his daily bread and contribute to the continual advance of science and technology and, above all, to elevating unceasingly the cultural and moral level of the society within which he lives…" This vision of "work" is so broad that it probably encompasses just about every answer, and yet somehow it seems remarkably precise. In another excerpt from a report to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, the function of work is described as "the means by which we provide the goods and services needed and desired by ourselves and our society." In addition to this sterile and impersonal view, the report discusses the function of work as contributing to self-esteem and as "a powerful force in shaping a person’s sense of identity." I don’t know that I mean to argue with or defend any of these statements. Really, I just want to think about them - to think about the meaning of work in my life and in the lives of others.

I used to argue with one of my ex-boyfriends all the time about the importance of one’s profession. He thought it was much more important than I did. He had wanted to be a doctor since he was ten years old, but through a variety of circumstances had never even finished his bachelor’s degree. Because of his love of medicine, he decided in his late twenties to become a nurse. He was an excellent nurse, he was incredibly smart, and he was also very unhappy. He was ashamed to tell people he knew from high school that he was a nurse rather than a doctor. He was frustrated with nursing because it didn’t challenge him intellectually. And when he contemplated going back to school for an unrelated degree, he was also embarrassed to admit that he had any interest other than medicine, because it threatened his perception of himself.

I always told him, truthfully, that I respected him for his compassion and intelligence and motivation, independently of whatever job he actually held. I also told him that for me to entirely respect him, he had to be content with what he was doing. He didn’t have to love it, he didn’t have to find it challenging or interesting even, but he couldn’t be miserable with the choices he had made. Because if he was, I could only respect him if he was taking steps to make himself happier. It was not about what work he did, it was about who he was as a person. To me the two things were completely separate, but to him they were inseparable. He thought I pressured him to go back to school because I thought being a nurse was somehow inferior or because I thought having a degree was a measure of his worth, but really I was only pressuring him to take control of his happiness and his future.

Another guy and I got into a debate about if I, or other female law students, would truly be happy dating a guy who made less money or had a "non-professional" job. I contended that I would, and I stand behind that. Personally, I just want to meet someone who is happy with what he does, in whatever way he defines happiness. There are obviously qualities I look for which may often be reflected in what kind of work a person does, but someone can be intelligent and work in construction, or can want to change society and work as a taxi driver, or be ambitious and work as a waiter. It is not the work in itself that would influence my view of someone, and definitely not the income. However, I have to admit that there are a lot of women I know who do not share my view. I think there are honestly women in law school looking for husbands, more than getting an education. And most of the women I know would get even more excited if they started dating a med student than a law student. I would think in law school, that people would have enough confidence in themselves not to have to define everyone by the amount of money they make or the prestige associated with a particular title, but I[‘m wrong. And I’m not even going to get into the negative attitude towards public interest work or government work, since you don’t start at over a hundred grand.

For me to be happy at work, I need to be challenged. I need to at least not feel that the work I do is hurting society, and I would strongly prefer that I be contributing to a better society in some way. For some people, being happy at work means knowing they are financially secure. For some people being happy at work means having a job that is not stressful. For some people being happy at work means being respected. Everyone’s definitions of happiness are valid, but it is time for people to stop judging themselves and others based upon arbitrary definitions. Personally, I would take Freud’s answer to the mot important things in life and recognize the role of work, but define oneself by the amount of love in one’s heart.

I think when people stop defining themselves by the work they do, others will begin to stop as well. I don't want to ever define myself solely as a lawyer. I am a Christian. I am a good friend. I am a loving person. I am a hard worker. Soon, I will be working as a lawyer, but that will not be who I am
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Friday, January 02, 2004

I am spending all day today doing research. Finally. I have been so eager to get started, but just so busy that I haven't gotten around to it. Fortunately I am only doing really preliminary research right now. I still have a 14 week semester to write my note, so there's no reason to go overboard now anyway. I'm just going to print all kinds of random stuff and take it to the coffee shop tonight to sift through it. Then I can flirt with Steve as well.

I just sent Brandon a friendly happy new year email. I wonder if he will write back. If not, I will send him another friendly email in a week or so.

And later tonight I will call David about having lunch sometime before school starts. Fun, fun, fun. |
 

Thursday, January 01, 2004

David just called me. I thought that was very polite of him. It was awkward talking to him, but not bad awkward. He said we should get lunch soon and that I should call him when I want to get together. So I guess I should do that sometime in the near future. I wonder if I will see him again before I have to start back to school. We shall see. |
 
Happy New Year! How is it 2004 already? I feel like it should be more like 1997. I think it's going to be a good year... :)

I am so, so happy to be back in Columbus. It was fun to see my family in Kansas, but it is also fun not to see my family.

I hope everyone else had a fun and safe New Year's Eve. Mine was quite an event. Three parties, some high drama, and a new guy. I think he'll call... And if he does, it will be nice to have some distraction while I patiently await the work guy. And then there's coffee shop guy too... Last night he invited me to meet him at a bar, but when we got there it was closed, so he must have ended up going somewhere else. But if he hadn't, nothing would have happened with the other guy. Suddenly there are so many men... ;) I shall give them fake names to make things simpler. These are completely fake names with no basis in reality.

Work Guy - Brandon
Coffee Shop Guy - Steve
New Year's Guy - David

Now, if only I could be Kelly.

I need to do some serious law school related work in the next five days. I need to finish up all the research I have for the professor I work for, so that I can start the semester completely caught up. I also need to finish my preliminary research for my independent study. And then of course there is that pesky homework that they are considerate enough to post for us online. But I think I need some sleep first. |