Thursday, May 04, 2006


I just finished my last final (95 Multiple Guess, three hour exam, finished in 130 min., though the last 30 was checking my answers, and I even changed a couple right answers to the wrong one, probably). Assuming I passed all my exams, I am no longer a 1L. My soul is one third gone. I am never getting it back. This is so exciting. Or at least it would be if I could think. My brain has been through a blender. Its been pureed, on low, resulting in a nice mush. On the plus side, It will go well with some ice, tequila, and margarita mix.

Now, I do not know what to do. Well, I am going to get drunk of course, but after that, what am I supposed to do? I have no job, no prospects, no motivation, no money, no gas, no fucking clue. In a way, its nice. I cannot remember the last summer where I had no responsibilities. Actually, I do, summer after junior high. It was all baseball and jacks. The next year, I entered the workforce, and soon came to the realization that having money was awesome. Now that an endless stream of money is (hopefully) a couple years away, it is not so important.

Maybe I should volunteer at an animal shelter? Of course, that would fuck up my head due to the allergies.
Maybe I should volunteer for the state governor campaign? No, then I would have to pick a side, and I really do not want to weigh the issues and then extoll the virtues of a guy who I only agree with 51% of the things he stands for.
Maybe I should volunteer at a soup kitchen? No, I do not like homeless people, they smell.

Maybe I should suck it, do something to better myself, the world, and maybe learn a thing or two in the process. Yup, that is what I am going to do.

On a completely unrelated note, I think I going to see United 93 this weekend. All the reviews I have read have been sterling, and it has an Oscar worthy Rotten Tomatoes rating. Some may say it is too soon, and it could be for some, but from what I have read, the story is told in the non-traditional Hollywood method. [Read, no tacked on love story, no fabricated back stories.] It is told based on what they knew, and when they knew it. So I think I am going to drop ten bucks on this (unfortunately, the production company was only donating 10% of the net to charity for opening weekend, but that will not preclude me from donating to some cause on my own (see already bettering myself)).

In actuality, if I go see this movie, it will be a monumental occasion. Why you ask? It has nothing to do with 9/11 or anything along those lines. No, it will be the first time that I have been to a movie theater since the opening night of the first Lord Of The Rings. I did not go because I am some huge Tolkien fan, rather my friend invited me, and bought me a ticket. I couldn't lose. However, at that time I realized I hated everything about seeing a movie in a theater, other than the large screen. The large screen could not overcome the failings though. The annoying people in the theater, $10 for a ticket, $4 for a pack of M&M's, sticky floors, the unbelievably loud speakers, and the worst part, movies these days suck.

These are all part of personal idiosyncrasies, and as such, I have refused to see a movie for 4.5 years, but as part of bettering myself, it is time to get over it, at least for one night.

So that is it. If you have read this far, you may be thinking, why the hell is this post so unbelievably long (then you haven't read some of my other posts), and centered around two topics? Tomorrow morning I am going to shut off my computer, and not turn it on again for another week. No e-mail, not flash games, not even porn. I need a break. My forearms are killing me, my eyes are getting strained (I will never wear glasses, so I have to be careful not to wear them out), but really, I just need a break. I have probably typed a million words in the last two weeks.

But fear not, I will be back in a week. I will have nothing law school related to talk about (for the most part), but there are plenty of interesting things for me to add my one cent to. If you have any ideas, feel free to e-mail me (the link is on the right), but be patient, I am taking a week off.

Thanks to everyone who has read my ramblings over the last two months or last week, the best is yet to come.


Kimberly said...

Big congrats on finishing the exam and my deepest symphathies on the 1/3 soul loss.

An entire week away from the computer...interesting idea. Of course, unless space aliens swoop down into my living room and snatch my laptop away through a bright blue beam, I won't be following suit. I wish you the best of luck in your technology free week. :)


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