Friday, November 19, 2004

State of My Life

It's been well over ten days since I posted. Somewhere along the way law school turned into law school. I am at the library countless hours every day and I fear that I will not have enough time to finish everything I want to get done before exams. In college I never had these worries. I always knew that I would have time to study and often I felt I had too much time. Those days are long since over. I now feel like I don't have enough hours in the day. I know look at 8 hours in the library as nothing. They are officially turning me into a drone in some ways. I can now pour over documents for hours and not even realize how much time is passed. In a way this is good because it will help me out in my professional career, but in a way it is bad because it makes it the line between your professional life and your personal life a bit more blurry. You tend to work more hours and spend more time on work and less and less time on your personal life. When I talk to friends on the phone they often say things like 'wow I haven't heard from you in forever' and 'where have you been'. I have a feeling that much of my life will end up being like this. I think I am in the early stages of becoming a work-a-holic. I am halfway dissinterested though because I do enjoy the work much more than other work I have done.
One quick observation, for I am at the library and must get back to work on my memo. In our study rooms they have up signs that say 'this room is for the use of (our students) only'. I am thinking that first off to even get into the building you have to have a school ID or be with someone who does and are they really running into the problem of people sneaking into our library and using the study rooms. It seems weird to me. Oh well I guess it is just kind of a perfunctory sign. Back to memo writing. I think i am going to write a very long post in December summing up my first semester. I am sure one thing I will say is that during your first semester late october through December really turns into law school time and personal time is a thing of the past. Oh well.

Monday, November 08, 2004


So I tried to make a post on friday, but decided to be dumb and not post it. I am mad about that because it was a long well articulated post. Oh well I guess that is life. I have now decided that I will try and write a paper this summer about my new theory of criminal law. I am not going to say much about it because I haven't thought it through all that well and I don't want anybody stealing it. It is basically a theory of how we justify the legal decisions we make in the area of criminal law. Not really a fun read for about 90% of the population. Oh well I am writing it for nerds anyways.
On a completely different note I am going to ask a girl out on a date for this weekend. Not the other girl I was pining over a while ago, that kind of died out. It was one of those things were there was just no momentum and so things just stopped. This new girl is idealistically opposite end of the spectrum from me, but we will see how that works out. She is very cute and I think it is really fun to talk to people that aren't stuck in a law school building 50 hours a week. So I am going to get her number from my friend tomorrow, her friend also, and call her. I'll update on how that goes. I am off to bed so that I can exercise in the morning. Knowing that you may have a date in a week really encourages you to not be lazy and go running. Until next time...

Monday, November 01, 2004

school intensive

I know my posting has become few and far between, but school has officially taken over. It has become a bit much, but the real reason is because I am trying to stay on top of things. You could easily slack off and have tons of time to do all kinds of stuff, but I really don't want to do that. I hope to do a good blog on the election this weekend and maybe a few words on how law school perceptions, for me, have changed from when I got here to now. Hopefully i'll have the time.