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Sunday, January 11, 2004 :::
Mood ~ Tired and attempting to repress my stress
Song ~ no music - just the snores from Bill's dad next door and the clicking of the keys on my keyboard

So faithful readers, though there probably isn't more than 1 person who actually looks at this site anymore, I have not disappeared.

I will write again later about my break.

I start school on Monday, for which I should be doing homework but aren't. I've gotten approved for a few more thousand dollars in loan money. Well okay, not quite. The school has upped my award amount, and then I get to beg for loans from several banks. Bill moves out in a week from now and his fam is up visiting.

Random things I've learned over break:
my biological dad's middle name is Edwin
i can exist fairly well when separated from schoolbooks for over a week
my friends from UCSB are still my friends and i miss them more than ever
i don't actually care about a bunch of the wedding details, like flowers
i can make really really really good walnut chocolate chip cookies
john can make really really really really good lots of cookies
my sister's exboyfriend may not know that they are actually broken up
the lakers suck without Shaq
they are no longer selling the breast cancer research stamp

Final Thought ~ Is it odd that I'm writing this mostly because Mat's been at a party for a few hours and I'm waiting up for him?

::: posted by CC at 12:16 AM

Wednesday, December 03, 2003 :::
Mood ~ Mostly Content
Song ~ "Let That Be Enough" ~ Switchfoot

So you can thank andrew's livejournal for these. muahahahahahaha. mmk, i'm done now.

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I scored 50/50 for extrovert and introvert, thus both.

Back to my world.
I'm now 1/88th finished with law school. Oh wait, 2/88th - 1/44th. Yay. Yes, that's right folks I took my Legal Research final today and boy do I like the bluebook. It's such a nice book. I'm expecting at least an A- in the class. Unless I managed to get something or 2 wrong on the final. But I doubt I missed more than that.

I just finished reading The Davinci Code by Dan Brown and it is an amazing book and discusses an interesting side of theology. Can't wait till women are priests. Sacramento area synod starts in Feb and I wonder if the Vatican is going to get a letter stating that the resolutions they can't introduce yet in this archdiocese should be examined again by the Mother Church. Cuz I mean, the LA synod had a bunch of laity and ministers saying women should be able to be priests. But oh wells, America is only one country the Catholic Church lives in.

Speaking about Catholic stuff, I am sick and tired of all the jokes about priests becoming pedophiles. It's not funny. I think Leno made a joke recently about Michael Jackson going to see his priest, but that it wasn't for confession. No it was a double date. Ugh.
Some people have done some very bad things. But that doesn't mean there aren't still wonderful priests and laity out there doing God's work in the community and protecting children from the dangers of a harsh world.

Final Thought ~ Should I start studying for my midterm on Tuesday?

::: posted by CC at 10:59 PM

Monday, December 01, 2003 :::
Mood ~ Centered and a bit coughy
Song ~ "The Trouble with Love Is" by Kelly Clarkson and "something to sleep to" by Michelle Branch

So I have gotten over my vertigo, my lightheadedness, my huge bunches of anxiety, and thanksgiving. Yay.
If you haven't talked to me in the past 2 weeks you are probably behind. I got vertigo as the after affects of a cold. Technically it'll be in my system for another 2 weeks so I'm forced to sleep more than 5 hours a night. Right now I aim for 7 except on days before my 830am Civ Pro class.
I've been having interesting relationshipy stuff. Mat may have been up here before June, then wasn't, then totally was and we were thinking about him moving here, and then thanksgiving happened and he had to hear from everyone except his bro and i that it's only 6 months and that he should stay down there and be miserable. Meanwhile I'd rather be married right now. But hey, we knew that already.

Law school has been ... odd. I'm trying to break my habit of criticizing people. And i'm trying to get one of my fellow students to be less critical because boy is he. Oh wait, I just cricized him for being critical. ::sigh:: I will get better. I've decided to forget that I have four midterms in the following 2 weeks, and a final on Dec 22nd. Instead I'm focusing on finishing the end of this week's homework. Last week of my first term of classes. :-) i feel like it was so long ago that i started, but it still feels like i was at UCSB a week ago. Interesting how that happens. So yes, I'm focusing on the hw and the final on weds. The final is worth 40% of our grade, and I got (without studying) 60% or more of the practice questions right.

My union is striking. I'm not (cuz i don't have any students right now anyway) but it also means my tutors are. And until today, I didn't realize how helpful they can be because John totally cleared up something I didn't know that I didn't understand. So woo for the Property tutor. And Kira my Civ Pro tutor is really cool too. But yah, I'm still not much for the going in and getting help thing. I'm much better at e-mailing.

Oh, while I remember, in case things get busy, HAPPY ALMOST BDAY Chica. And Happy Bday to Carlos who is now older than me. I don't want to forget as the week gets more hectic.

::takes deep breath::

Mmk, I should go back to my contracts reading/skimming.

I went to the kings game yesterday and got to go to the VIP club downstairs in Arco Arena and get nummy free food like ham, and potatoes, and pie and cake and cookies and brownies. And honeydew. And the Kings won their 10th home game keeping them #2 in the Pacific division.
I got kind of scared when the Clippers had a better ranking then us, but we're back on the ball now. And Law School Jamie and I decided that if the Playoffs were between the Golden State Warriors and the LA Clippers that it would be one of the signs of the apocalypse. So watch and see if they get a good season in years to come, and then go pray.

Final Thought ~ Would you let your son or daughter leave a masters program if they hated it?

::: posted by CC at 11:07 PM

Wednesday, November 12, 2003 :::
Mood ~ Perturbed, but poingy
Song ~ "let that be enough" ~ Switchfoot

So I have an ugh, a grr, and the reason why I'm out of it today.
I spent hours upon hours yesterday reading for crim law. A whole 60 pages of it. I get to class today at 930 all set to go, and he starts going over the power point from last week. And then he says, now let's go through some hypos. And because it's crim law and i haven't been called on in 2 weeks and i know he likes to call on me I kept debating between looking busy or making eye contact. Then he calls on me. Ugh. And i don't know the answer to the hypo. Hell, I don't even remember the case or the materials we're sposed to be basing it on. So i'm like, uhh, one sec while I remember the case. And he's like "oh yes, it has been awhile" and then doesn't tell me what the case is about, even though he always tells us. It was about the high couple, where the guy spills gasoline on her and then she walks near the stove and catches on fire. He helps put her out. is he guilty of attempted murder? well yes and no depending on what you look at. and then i totally don't get the Model Penal Code sections we're looking at. I forget the difference between a conduct crime and one of result. And i keep referring to the wrong statute. ::sigh::
Then my ugh is I had class from 930-1050, then changed rooms, attempted to pay attention to the annoying debaters for the drug policy debate i should have been taking notes on, then got a bathroom break, tried to listen again but instead made mean comments about the debate and their stupid reductio ad absurdem banters, then changed classrooms again for torts, then changed classrooms again for legal research. By the time classes were over it was 3 and my body had no concept of time. Part of it still thought it was 11 or 1. So that's my ugh, my grr, and the reason I'm out of it.
Also, I tried using a new recipe for steak. That didn't work too well.
And now I'm attempting to read more about the Erie case which is this big important federal vs. state thing, and I just realized that Dean Perschbacher gave us an extra chunk of info to read that's prolly around 15 xeroxed pages but 30 real pages. :-/
And I need to be in bed by 12 so I can actually get up for Civ Pro tomorrow.
Oh wells, I have around 3 weeks of class till finals/midterms. And then woo breaky time.

Final Thought ~ I'm not allowed to give legal advice from now until i've passed the bar unless it's in a specific setting authorized by the ABA, but what to do when family members ask about stuff?

::: posted by CC at 10:50 PM

Sunday, November 09, 2003 :::
Mood ~ Sleepyish, Nervous, Hopeful, and Selfish
Song ~ "Heya" ~ Outkast ... cuz it's on right now and it's good to groove to.

So apparently this is going to be a monthly thing from now on. I'm sorry to all of you who use this to keep current with me. You should check out my daily away messages; they are updated much more frequently.

Mat may be moving up North sooner than we originally thought. This brings with it many many many questions, not the least of which is why are we waiting to get married? I don't have a good answer to that question.

I have approximately 3 and a half weeks left of school this term before finals weeks. I should have outlines done already, the point of which is to keep you from studying as much at the end of the term. Do I? No, no I don't. I'll have to remedy that next term.

My presentation on same-sex marriage legislation went really well so yay self for organizing it and yay helpers and presenters for all the good collaberationy stuff. Yes, I know I'm talking a bit like Buffy, sorry.

Speaking of which did you know that Attias's dad directed at least 1 episode of Buffy. Weird no?

Oh, and I think the Buffy writer I met is now working for Gilmore Girls. Woo for the Gilmore Girls.

I started dancing lessons with the English Country Dancers, an old english dance troupe. But dude, the eye contact when you are siding is really spooky. It makes me feel naked. I guess I can blame that on Sr. Retreat.

I got my diploma in the mail.

It's raining and my radio just went off signifying that I now have to go to bed in order to wake up at a decent time to go to church.

Final Thought ~ yknow the part in the song "Masquerade" in Phantom when Christine is singing and her beau responds "It's an engament not a crime. Christine what are you afrad of?" Well that's what I'm trying to figure out.

::: posted by CC at 1:05 AM

Wednesday, October 08, 2003 :::
Mood ~ Calm, content, and chill
Song ~ "Put your Arms Around Me" ~ Texas

I just finished watching Ever After. If I haven't told you this I saw the sneak preview of it, along with some film critics. It was while I was working for a nonprofit and they gave us free tickets. Or rather they gave my supervisor tickets and she gave them to the two 16 year old interns. :-)
I like that movie. And why am I chill? Aren't I in law school and required to be stressed all the time? Apparently not. I have found my zone. I need to do all my homework before I come home for the night. If I leave homework-land in Davis, then I'm a much calmer and laid back person. I'm also a lot paler because that usually means I don't leave the building till after the sun goes down. No really. IM me sometime around 6 or 7. I'm probably doing homework in my carrell in the library.

It's National Coming Out Week. My article on coming out as an ally made it into the law school newspaper in the Lambda Law section, so that's cool. I love being published. I've spent every noon in the Moot Courtroom doing stuff, watching movies, etc this week. Tomorrow is the second half of But I'm a Cheerleader and I highly recommend it. It's better to watch in an ally/lgbt friendly environment though.

I'm going to TGIFridays with Toni on Saturday. What makes this really amusing? Let me share.
1st - the only time i've ever been there was on my last date with my high school boyfriend.
2nd - i'm going there with mat's high school girlfriend
Get why it's amusing?

And before you get bad thoughts, no I'm not cheating on him with his exgirlfriend.

mmk, I'm off to talk to peoples. Maybe even you.

Final Thought ~ I can't believe this actually happened.

A guy tries to commit suicide by jumping off a 10 story building. As he's falling by the 9th floor he gets shot in the head and dies instantly. His body falls into a net just below the 8th floor, put there in case the window washers fell, so he wouldn't have died if he wasn't shot.
They traced the gunshot to the apartment of an older couple. The husband had been threatening his wife with a shotgun when it went off. Apparently whenever they fought seriously, it was his habit to threaten her with the unloaded rifle. At the time both he and his wife thought it was unloaded.
A neighbor saw the son of the couple loading the gun 6 weeks earlier. Apparently his mom had taken away financial support and his plan was to get his dad to accidentally kill his mom. After weeks of waiting, he grew despondent, and threw himself off the 10th floor of a building.
The medical examiner closed the case as suicide.
(Happened in 1994, btw)

::: posted by CC at 10:33 PM

Thursday, September 25, 2003 :::
Mood ~ Happy Hyper Giddiness
Song ~ bear in the big blue house's rendition of "happy birthday" but just for the repetition of happy

Dragon called my friend. She's fine. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

Final Thought ~ ::poings:: time to celebrate with ice creamy numminess

::: posted by CC at 11:58 PM

Mood ~ Optimistic but anxious
Song ~ "the remedy" ~ Abandoned Pools

It's kind of late, but not really late, so I'm excited that I'm actually able to blog.
Important and/or interesting info
There was a major earthquake in Japan today and I have a really nice most niftiest poingy friend over there and I hope she's okay. :-/
I get my washer, dryer, couches, and microwave this weekend. YAY.
I just finished watching my sister for my mom while she and bob and uncle doug were in Chicago for a business trip. eh. it was okay. i do like being around the house with someone friendly though. bill just doesn't talk.
I'm feeling better.
I'm probably going to play tennis again sometime this weekend.
Arianna Huffington was so not nice to Arnold Schwarzenegger during the debate.
The season premieres of CSI and ER were very good, okay were interesting and nice, and good. Maybe not very good. Very good is reserved for the totally kick ass premiere of Gilmore Girls. For those of you who didn't watch, yes Luke got married, but he's getting a divorce. Lorelai realizes she digs him so yay.
Oh, and Rory hasn't started school or moved in yet, that's next episode. SUCH a good show.
Unfortunately it's time for me to head to bed. Classes and stuff, yknow. Stuff. Yah.

Final Thought ~ I can't believe I finished Dan Brown's book so quickly. If you want a good author, pick up Angels&Demons or Deception Point, both very good.

::: posted by CC at 11:50 PM

Sunday, September 21, 2003 :::
Mood ~ A lil nervous, a lil disappointed, and mostly sleepy. And a blanket of comfiness.

Song ~ "Anywhere Is" - Enya

Okay ... so I suck at the blogging. Why? Because this whole law school thing keeps me up late and I think, gee, I don't want to write to you when I'm mostly asleep. So now, it's Saturday, well Sunday now, a quarter past midnight and I'm mostly sleepy, but not yet asleep, so that works.

I bought my wedding dress last Saturday and I will have pictures up when I find my camera and take pictures with it. I'm not sure where it went to after we moved in, but I know Ihad it before I moved.

I once again pored through invitations last week, and I woke up one morning knowing which ones I want. Stunning Sliver or something like that from Carlson Craft. Feel free to look it up. I tried including a link to the picture before and it didn't really work, but I'll give it another shot. Worst case scenario if you can't see it, I still think you'll like it cuz both Mat and Amy do too.

School is still going well, though I was late (by about 3 minutes, maybe 5) to crim law on Tuesday. Or was it Weds. Weds i think. Yah, I have it on Wednesday. And then he asked me a question right after I'd gotten my laptop set up. Only prob was, when I looked in my notes for the answer because we were going over stuff we hadn't covered in the last class period and I didn't quite remember it, my notes said "I either totally got this or totally didn't, so there was no need to take notes." I almost hurt myself. So yes, more notes nowadays I think.

Oh, and an interesting fact, my backpack weighs about 30-40lbs with 2 class' books in it.

Let's see here ... other stuff in my life.
I played tennis with my sister on Friday night and beat her most of the time. I can still serve, which is totally rockin, and I did this cool bulletproof monk / matrix / action movie move-out-of-the-way-of-the-ball-and-watch-it-go-by thing.

It's supposed to be over 100 today. Yay norcal weather. And yet, you'll still see me bringing around a sweatshirt. Why? because the law library is far too cold for me. brrrrrr.

I know there's other stuff I could mention, like how the niners should have won their game last week but didn't, or how I really want to find a new church cuz I don't like the one in woodland, but I've gotten more sleepy.

May the morn' find thee well

~ CC

Final Thought ~ Will all the frosh and undergrads moving back to Davis make campus better or worse?

::: posted by CC at 12:26 AM

Monday, September 08, 2003 :::
Mood ~ Chill

Song ~ "There's gotta be more (to life)" ~ Stacie Orrico (and that video totally rocks)

Hello all and dreadfully sorry for not replying sooner. I have, however, gotten my study system better worked out, so now I should be able to have a bit more time for that thing they call a life.

I have 1 housemate moving in on Saturday. He is the fiance of one of the other 1L's. They get married at the end of July, so there could be some crossover as far as him living there after Mat and I get married, but we shall have to wait and see.

Mat worked on the router and now my computer at home is functioning much better. Oops, looks like my alotted time for blogging is over.

Final Thought ~ Would you pay $1.00 for a really good chocolate cupcake (regular size)?

::: posted by CC at 4:08 PM


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