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Babies - Well Sorta

Thanks to Holly, I discovered a new website that I had to share with everyone. Its http://www.morphthing.com/. It allows you to morph images of two people to see what their babies would look like. I didn't think it would work, but it's actually super awesome!! Plus I got a sneak peak at what my babies with Brad Pitt will look like ;-). More seriously (well slightly more serious), I morphed Morgan and myself, and here were the results:

I think they are really darn cute, especially the last one. The middle one actually looks a lot like Morgan did as a kid. Well we will all have to wait a few years to see if these pictures are accurate but it was a fun way to avoid my homework.

OK one more. Brad Pitt + Me:

Move over Shiloh! Haha! ;-)

New Car!

A little car history for me: When I was 16 years old, I bought my first car with cash, a 1989 Toyota Camry LE, red, for $1,500. It had over 160,000 miles on it, but everything worked great on it. I bought it from a nice old lady who owned it from new. She took great care of it and it worked perfect for me. I sold that car a year and a half later for...$1,500. It was a great little car.

I upgraded to a 1995 Toyota Camry XLE with 68,000 miles. I bought it from a nice old lady who had owned it since new, for $7,900. That car worked perfect, no major problems. I sold it to my dad before college and its still going strong.

A year after being without a car, I purchased a 1995 Toyota Avalon XLS, with 160,000 miles on it from...you guessed it, a nice old lady who owned it since new. At the time, the car was actually worth $4,900, but she needed to get rid of it and sold it to me for $3,600. That car lasted me 5+ years with no major problems. It took me to Chicago and back so many times I lost …

And They're Done!

"Christ, you know it ain't easy, you know how hard it can be; The way things are going — they're gonna crucify me." – The Ballad of John and Yoko, The Beatles

My I-Pod randomly played the Ballad of John and Yoko this morning and this line perfectly summed up finals for me. Ok, they didn’t quite crucify me, but it sure felt like they were going to at times.

This semester I had 5 exams in 13 days for a total of 13.5 hours of taking exams. I cant really explain how much work these exams take. I miss college when I could spend two hours looking over my notes and book and walk away with an A in the class. Law school is a completely different game. I spend an average of 30 hours of studying per class just to feel like I can walk into the exam and not embarrass myself. For 5 classes that’s a total of 150 hours of studying in the last 2.5 weeks, plus study groups, and the actual exams. It also doesn’t help that I can barely sleep during finals, although I’m in bed for 8-9 hour…

Survived

Well, I survived another year of law school. Overall I feel pretty good about how the year went. I am really looking forward to working at the law firm, without having to worry about school. I think I will learn a lot this summer.

Today I feel like I've been hit by a truck. I'm surprised by how sore I get during finals time, sitting for 14+ hours per day, hunched over a computer, really starts to takes it toll. I don't remember being this sore at Boot Camp! OK, that's probably not true, but I really need a few days to recover. When I didn't shave for a week before my Corporations exam, and the bags under my eyes grew larger, I was shocked in the morning at how crappy I looked! I'm also sick of eating fast food. It's hard not to eat fast food during finals because there is so little time.

I have a PT test in June (PT Test: the Army requires me to remain in shape. Every six months I am tested in push ups, sit ups and a 2-mile run. I have to reach a minimum in e…

Things are looking up

I feel scammed. I was told that the second year of law school is way easier than the first year. False. There is so much more work to do second year. It has been a long year and I am glad I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. My (and Nicole's) last final is on May 14th at 6pm. I cannot wait for this weekend! I plan on sleeping as much as possible and playing video games. I am not a fan of Grey's Anatomy (Nicole is), however, I did enjoy the first season, (before it turned into a soap opera and was actually a medical show); anyway, Meredith says something in the first season like, "Why do I continue to hit myself in the face with a hammer? Because it feels so good when you stop." That's kind of how law school is, and how great this weekend will be. It is very rewarding to finish a semester and I am glad to be almost done with another year. I am looking forward to having a more "normal" summer of "just" working 40 hours per week.…

Typical Finals Time Day Schedule

8:00: Wake Up; First serving of caffeine
10:30: Arrive at WMCL; Aggressively search out study space
10:45: Study; Second serving of caffeine
1:30: Eat lunch while studying; Third serving of caffeine
3:30: Fourth serving of caffeine
6:00: Study group
8:00: Leave school for dinner
9:00: Another hour of studying
10:00: TV
10:30: Bed

This is just a typical day. Some days are worse, some are better. Sleep is the most important part about doing well on finals, I would never ever skimp on sleep to try to get ahead. Caffeine is also important - although I'm already not looking forward to the week after finals when I have to force myself off that caffeine and suffer through the withdrawal.

9 days to go - focused on my goal: