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  • Saturday, March 03, 2007
    After the Weekend
    Well, Monday's it. The start of my last quarter of classes in law school. I am less excited than ever before, and hope I can get into the class material despite my lethargy.

    I decided not to take a 5th class. I'm doing things with the girls' school, and I would like to use free time to pick them up early and spend time with them in the afternoon. This is likely the last chance I have for that. This week was fun, and I should be able to repeat the fun on at least Tuesdays and Thursdays - perhaps Fridays as well.

    I also decided that I am going to use my free use of the University's gym this quarter, rather than continue my failed attempts to rise and shine at 5 a.m. in order to run outside. I've been losing some weight, albeit slowly, from the changes I've made in my diet, but I know if I add a serious exercise routine, I can be the skinny minny I want to be for Europe in August. I think if I took a 5th class, that would also be difficult.

    I am not sure what 2 classes I will take yet, out of 3 possibilities. Schedule-wise, it would work best to take International Law and Intellectual Property. It leaves my mornings general free for gym-time. I'm iffy, though, on my interest in the content for IP, and on the professor for International Law. The third option is 1st Amendment, which is interesting, but the scheduling sucks (Weds. and Fri. a.m.'s, cutting into gym time on Wednesday, and into a Friday that would otherwise be wide open, other than an optional bar review (no credit) that the school offers).

    The two definite classes are Security v. Liberty and Securities Regulation. One fun, one not-so-much. Although corporate stuff is often more interesting than I think it will be going in. So maybe they'll both be fun.

    I'm also decidedly not looking forward to laying down $500 for books. I'd rather be investing in spring clothes for the girls. They're growing like freaking weeds, and having changes in the styles they're interested in. They've actually done a complete flip-flop. J. is going more toward yoga-pants and long t-shirts, and E. is looking at more (for lack of a better word) "girly" styles. I think that's part of her whole "growing up" nonsense. I don't know why she's being so disobedient. I told her to stay 10 -- a young 10 -- forever. And yet she's starting to want to wear more current styles and is putting on earrings every day, and just taking better care about her appearance in general. Fortunately, that's all it is so far - taking more care. She isn't wanting low-cut shirts or clothes that are revealing in other ways.

    It would be much more fun to dress my kids than it will be to buy stupid books. I wish I wasn't so picky about books. I just love the new-book smell, and I hate having other people's underlines in my books. I therefore buy new books - every time.

    I should go list the old ones on -- it will make me feel better about spending if I get some $$$ in. Although this is another sucky part of the quarter system. I won't be selling any books (other than to classmates, who I'm prone to chop prices for) until July or August.

    Man, I don't even have highlighters. Or pens. Or anything. I am so not into this right now.

    I hope it's just because I don't feel good.

    I'm also unhappy because there's still ice and snow on the ground and in the forecast, which means I won't start riding the bike yet. I hate taking public transit to school. There are no direct routes, and it's a pain in the ass.

    I am just grumbly, I believe.

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    posted by Zuska @ 3:07 PM  
    • At Saturday, March 03, 2007 8:43:00 PM, Blogger LawSchoolMom said…

      IP is an interesting class. My class was heavy on trademarks and copyrights but I enjoyed it. Well, it wasn't too terrible.

      Check for buying (and listing) textbooks. I've gotten some good deals and I've sold new, non-returnable books on there, too, so new books can be had for less than bookstore prices. was always a bust for me.

      I hope your mood improves. My MIL gave us a great gift, a Cherry Pit Pac, which is perfect for cramps and other assorted aches. It's probably available at your local organic grocers or natural remedies store (e.g. Whole Foods). Feel better, soon!

    • At Sunday, March 04, 2007 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Harmless Error said…

      You probably think you should go to the bar review class, but really, you don't need to. It's no way to spend a Friday afternoon, it will stress you out before you need to get stressed out over the bar, and BarBri will teach you all you need to know.

    • At Sunday, March 04, 2007 1:14:00 PM, Blogger Zuska said…

      Well, Harmless, you are the second person to say that, and the other was a recent grad of our law school who attended the class before he started BarBri, and he even felt that he got conflicting information.

      I'm sure I can find a more enjoyable way to spend a Friday afternoon.

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