Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mother's Day....

Is it wrong that I feel we should celebrate me for mother's day? I think I would like to celebrate NOT being a mother this mother's day.

But what to do.... something "anti-motherly". Any ideas? I had original thought a strip club and an encounter with a bottle of vodkah, but I don't know how doable that is for a Sunday.

And yes, in case you were wondering, finals are in fact over for me!!!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Studying at School Sucks

So, I am sitting here studying in the library for my exam tonight. I thought I would come to school because I thought I could concentrate better in a place of study then I could in my office in my house....right? No, definetly not right! Some people clearly don't know the proper behavior for studying near/with/around a whole other mass of people, even though they somehow managed to make it to law school.

1. The original place I picked to sit down was right near the computers and a sort of supervised spot. A big sign hung in various places letting people know that some were taking an exam and that every effort to keep noise down would be appreciated. I took this to mean, typing, flipping pages, shifting, all OK.....answering your cell phone and having a long and loud and quite private conversation? I would think you could avoid that.

2. Talking about cell phones.....why is your ringing on? You're in the library. You know what I do? I put my phone on vibrate and if I get a call I want to take, I grab the phone, whisper, "Hold on while I get out of the library", then I actually get out of the library and continue my call. There is nothing quite as charming as foul languaged ring tones resinating through the entire room at full blast while you search for the offending device. So...turn it off, put in on vibrate, silent....anything.

3. No one expects you to be silent in the library (well except in the silent study room but I have no idea what happens in there, those people scare me). However, if you are sitting next to someone who is clearly in deep concentration maybe you and your BFF should take your chat about how you are "totally over this semester like last week" somewhere else. Everyone talks once in awhile, but most of us use this hushes tone, mostly reserved for quiet places....try it. Its even quieter then an inside voice. Didn't your mother teach it to you?

4. On the flip side, please don't glare at me when I make the slightest noise, if you want to study in silence either go home or go to the creepy silent study room. The sound of me typing is going to make some noise, and once in awhile I have to reach into my bag for something. Don't glare at me each time. Thanks-

Anyone else have any favorite library behaviors?

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Fox News.... I Hate You!

I study with the TV on in the background, and I usually leave it on Fox so that I can see all the trashy courtroom shows (or at least listen to them). Anyhow, the consequence of this is that I catch Fox news about 3 times, for a total of 3-4 hours (depending on when I drag myself out of bed). I really do have a few suggestions to make to the local Fox news anchors and whoever is responsible for them.

1. American Idol is NOT News!!!

I know a lot of people watch this show, and while I personall chose not to....whatever floats your boat. But, what on earth makes you think that people who are watching the morning/noon (well maybe noon)/evening/late night news are interested in a 15 minute update on American Idol once, and sometimes even twice in a broadcast. The people who want to watch it watch it, do they need a recap the next morning/noon/evening/night? Also, while I think your little "Idol at the Metro" thing is an interesting idea, it is not in fact news. Its not entertaining, it just makes me wonder if there is reaaaaally nothing else going on in the world.

2. "Breaking News" Should Not be Old!!!

Listen, I think you might not really be grasping the concept of "breaking news". News that can be considered "breaking" is new, fresh, happening right this instant, well you get the idea. To use a recent example of lack of understanding of what actually constitutes breaking news....the baby panda. I know we ALL love the panda, he is super cute. Well.... breaking news.... The panda stays here for two more years!!! Yay!!!! I thought it was pretty cool too, I like the zoo. But the only time this news qualified as breaking was at most the day of, and maybe a morning recap. After 3 full days of you showing file images/videos of the panda from when the news was in fact breaking and excitedly telling us the NEWS that the baby panda stays for two more years. Stop using this story as a teaser, we all knew. So please, ever day or two change your "breaking stories" so that the news is actually new.

3. Read the News Please

This is a quickie.....Can you not waste 50% of the news cast making worthless banter with each other? If you're going to insist on switching your newscast into some sort of news/entertainment pony show please make that clear.

In the meantime I need to find another challenge with good daytime TV. To study to of course :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Sorry Guys :(

I am a crappy blogger right now. I haven't really had a great streak and now its time for finals and I am freaking out as usual (Business Organizations or Property outlines anyone care to share? :) ). Anyhow, the short hand update

1. I got to have some root canals at two different appointments (thanks to a nice infection that made it impossible to do it all at once, go me). I also discovered I am allergic to certain antiboitics. So I have been a sicky over the last little while.

2. Its finals and I just hate property law, I hate studying, I suck at making my outline. I get all different, fee this, deafisable that mixed up. So I am stressed.

3. Wedding update for someone who asked: All is going well, I finally picked out my dress so I am relieved about that ;) The menu is in the works and all else is basically on hold until this time next week when finals will be over (hope I don't fail).

Anyhow... I promise I will use this as my stress relief. My rants and rave to come tomorrow.

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