Monday, October 20, 2014

Outlining or Procrastination

Theoretically I should be outlining for Torts.  I have kind of been doing this.  I've been more freaking out than outlining so not particularly helpful but in other news I found a great new way to study if my  space bar doesn't give out on me first.  Wonderful Apple product.

So please view the following videos and enjoy.  Also if you're one of my non-law school friends who ends up watching these videos, I apologize.  I recognize the fact that you will probably end up just sitting there staring at your screen thinking that I've lost it and to be honest, I don't think that you're too far off base.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Oh Library

Once again I'm back in school.  Law School this time and I find myself once again spending more time than would seem human possible in the library.  And once again, we find ourselves with some very interesting people.  In particular, the people who have no sense of respect for those around them.  Aka, the people who just can't be quiet and somehow think that the library is a social space.  At this point, there is a group of girls sitting at the table next to me, 3Ls.  They just appeared about 2 minutes ago and so far they have not shut up.  All, and I mean all, the other people in the room have turned to glare at them and they have not gotten the picture.  Actually, I believe that they find it to be a badge of honor.  Why?  I have no idea.  3Ls confuse me, but let me tell you something 3Ls, its not nice.  Don't you remember being a 1L and freaking out about every little thing?  This is a library.  Take out a book or your laptop and for goodness sake at least pretend to be working on something.  Just pretend.  It'll at least make some of us feel a little less hostile towards you.  And when I mean pretend that you're working on something, I didn't mean take out crayons.  No for real though, why do you have crayons in law school?  Ridiculous.  Arts and crafts is in the undergrad area.  Please go bother them.  K thanx.

1L Who Wants to Commit A Tortious Battery By Throwing Something At You.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Book Review: Beautiful Ruins

Alright I haven't written on this in forever but I figured that I'd start up again.  We'll see how long this lasts but I'm hoping my new laptop will give me some sort of incentive to do this.  And hopefully I'll actually have something interesting to write about.  Either way, I'm going to write this very basic book review.  Cheers if you care to read.

I started reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter about a week ago.  I had read some great reviews about the book in the Washington Post and in the New York Times so I guess I had some pretty high expectations going into it which probably isn't helping.  I'm about 2/3 of the way through the book and its a smooth, easy read so props Mr Walter for that, but overall I would only give it 2 1/2 stars out of 5 so far.  Like I said, the writing is good, easy to follow, and the plot is fine but I can't help but feel like I'mr easing the start of a movie script.  *SPOILER* Also, I really don't enjoy the addition of Pat Bender and his storyline.  I feel like it takes away from the two story lines that Mr Walter was already developing, so instead of really thoroughly and deeply developing the original two story lines, now there are three story lines that are all coexisting and none of them is really that compelling.  I plan on finishing because it is a well-written book and I am enjoying it, but I honestly believe that the praise for the book might have been a little over exaggerated.  I definitely enjoyed Dan Brown's Inferno far more than I enjoyed this book and Inferno did not receive the same kind of praise.  Granted, they are of two different genres, but Inferno was far more gripping and compelling than this book.  I was really hoping to get lost in this story but I feel like I'm merely watching as a slightly interested observer.  I would definitely recommend this book as a summer read on the beach but definitely not for something more than that.

Thanks world for reading.  Until next time!