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


Sunday, October 31, 2004

Common sense and drinking opportunities prevailed and I did not drive to Warren, Ohio last night to see Kerry with Bon Jovi. I completed my training for Tuesday, but I still need to go pick up my forms and find out which precinct I am assigned to. I intend to go to bed very early Monday (oh, but then I'll have to miss 7th Heaven...).

Dylan is no longer a secret, by choice, and the response so far seems fine. The only thing that annoyed me a little is that my friend really wants Dylan to meet someone nice who he can have a real, healthy relationship with, but she thinks I am a perfect, safe person for him to be with in the meantime. I doubt I would ever want a real relationship with him, but that's just rude.

Friday, October 29, 2004

I stood for 7 hours, but it was so worth it. Sure, they made me switch lines after an hour and the power went out with no explanation right at that point where I thought I was going to die of dehydration, but it was AWESOME! I could have done without Mary Jo Kilroy's pathetic self-promotion and truly awful jokes, but other than her, I thought all the local politicians' speeches were decent, with Fingerhut definitely being the standout (other that Michael Coleman, who is not up for reelection). I really appreciated how they kept repeating the candidates for judge since so many people ignore those races. But in the end, the night was about Kerry and hope for the future of America! I believe! And I am completely in love with Bruce Springsteen after tonight! How could I have never even really listened to his music? He is a true patriot and an amazing musician. And Kerry was great. Kind of funny, hit on virtually every issue, totally inspiring. I think he has the potential to be the best president yet in my lifetime...although that's not such a huge challenge. I seriously left almost in tears. Between the Boss and the future president of the United States, it was just too much. I am so glad I went.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Should I skip class tomorrow to see Kerry and Springsteen?? It feels like something not to miss, but I feel guilty even considering it. What should I do?

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Red Sox, SVU, Gilmore Girls...how do I decide??? And I got my crim pro reading done, had a margarita, and hung out with my best friend. This is definitely a good night. Not much else to say.

Monday, October 25, 2004

If I didn't really like law school I would go crazy. Journal in particular has been extraordinarily demanding for the last couple of weeks. Especially due to a certain professor... But that is substantially more under control at the moment so I'm feeling better. My externship has also become really frustrating in the last few weeks. The two silly annoyances are one of the other externs (who is frighteningly clueless about law) and the guy who "helps out." The only real issue is that I have been working on a project that I really need more guidance on, but no one has the time (or maybe the desire) to guide me. And my job has become somewhat frustrating too, because I am only there part time. I either have way too much to do, or absolutely nothing. For example, tomorrow morning I will get there at 8am but I will literally have nothing to do. And there won't even be any attorneys there that early to give me work. I don't want them to overwork me when I have so many other responsibilities, but I want to stay busy. At least I still totally like working there. As I have had absolutely no luck with clerkships (yet?), I have been thinking about how I feel about going directly to work and I am genuinely excited about it, so that's good.

As some of the previous posts have hinted, my personal life has been a bit hectic lately too. After the fabulous evening watching the debate with Brandon, we have continued to email, although we haven't seen each other again. We may go to training together for election day though... As for the secret guy, let's call him Dylan. There may actually be some sort of warped potential with Dylan, but I'm not sure and I'm not sure I want there to be, so I'm just going to see what happens.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Important Announcement
Time is running out to be a poll watcher/rights protector. There is the very real possibility that voters in Ohio will be disenfranchised through the concerted effort of Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell. Although Blackwell may be backing down in response to an order by District Judge Carr (has anyone seen the newest directive?), there is still plenty of reason to be concerned. Various organizations are providing certified observers to help ensure that every person in Ohio who wants to vote gets to, and that it counts. Please, please volunteer to help. It requires a full day commitment, but what is one day compared to four years? Lawyers and law students are especially needed as volunteers, but anyone can help. Email me if you want to volunteer.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

There is another boy...

Saturday, October 16, 2004

I am about to go spend the the entire day at school doing journal work. Yuck. Although in a way the silence of the journal office on the weekends is kind of relaxing. At least it is an away game today, so I will be able to park.

My life is becoming remarkably more entertaining since I started rethinking my anti-dating policy. I'm still nowhere near wanting to be in a serious relationship, but I am more open minded to that someday being a possibility. My more sober assessment of Wednesday night is that it was a lot of fun to see Brandon again, the dynamics between us were almost the same which was cool, and I am optimistic that I will see him again soon. It was definitely not an accident that he invited me to meet him either. Other than the drama of my patience plan seeing results, the other drama is that I may have a Secret Man. Well, actually I do, but I'm not sure what's going to happen. He is a Secret (as am I) because of our mutual friendship with another person who probably couldn't handle knowing-although she conciously pushed us together. Obviously, secrecy can only last so long and is bound to make the other person even more upset, so depending on how things progress, I don't intend to keep it secret too long.

At last I am going to link to Buckeye Law Guy. Especially now that I know who he is and that he is a fellow OSJCLer. However, if he doesn't add a link to OSJCL (since he has one to Law Journal!), I'm going to be mad, and give him bad assignments. I should also link to Banners of My Own Choosing. I'm so lazy about linking.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

guess....who...i...watched...the...debate...with...tonight...????!!! I am ecstatic. Non-functional. A little bit drunk. HAPPY. It wasn't exciting like it was a date, but considering I haven't seen him in 10 months, it was pretty exciting nonethless. He emailed me and said other people were getting together to watch the debate and said "you're welcome to come." What does that mean??? So I went. And it was so worth it. And he is SO much hotter than he used to be... I can't handle it, and I need to go to sleep. Oh my god!

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Are you a law student (or lawyer) in Ohio who wants to help prevent Blackwell from disenfranchising voters? Volunteers are needed to observe at all polling locations throughout the state. If you can commit to volunteer all day on November 2nd, please contact me ASAP and I will get you signed up. Don't worry, you will be given a chance to leave during a slow time to vote at your own precint. All volunteers must be certified and provided with certain information prior to election day, so I must forward all information to the coordinators no later than October 21st. Please seriously consider volunteering so that this election doesn't get hijacked in Ohio.

Monday, October 11, 2004

I'm back from New York, and feeling somewhat revitalized, but also overwhelmed by all of the currently looming obligations.

After my seminar presentation is out of the way tomorrow I will get back to actually writing. I have lots of random things to say too.

Monday, October 04, 2004

The pretrial for my second case is this afternoon. I hate not knowing what is going to happen. For a trial at least, there would be a procedure I could expect. But for pretrial, everything is completely unknown. What will the defense attorney be like? Are they determined to go to trial? Will something unexpected happen? Will it all just get resolved almost too easily? I just hope if we do get a plea, which I expect, that I get to stand up and speak rather than my co-counsel. Is that bad that my favorite part of "lawyering" is literally speaking in court?

My paper is not coming along nearly as quickly as it needs to, in part because I spent more time this morning preparing for the pretrial than I expected to. I am leaving tomorrow morning though, so there is no choice but to finish the paper. I think if I actually cite all the legal standards that I randomly refer to that will make it substantially longer.