Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer of Transition

I opened a new checking account today. This makes me feel like I'm starting a new chapter of my life. I know, I know. Graduation from professional school? No sweat. Studying for the biggest exam of my life? Eh, whatev. Opening a new checking account? HOLY COW, Bagel! You're clearly up to big things these days!

In any case, now that I won't be in school anymore, I feel like this blog needs a new direction. Most blogs have a focus, and mine is sorely lacking. The obvious focus is, well, me. But yawn! "Me" in the spotlight is not so fun. Me + direction might actually keep some readers next year.

Here are examples of direction based on some of the blogs I read:

1. Adoption Blogs:
My Fav, of course, Party of 5

2. Cooking Blogs:
The Pioneer Woman

3. Being General Badass Blogs:
i hate so much, A Traveler's Notebook, Why Mom Drinks Rum

4. Boy Drama Blogs:
Hi Lynn!, The Pioneer Woman: From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels

5. Photography Blogs:
The Pioneer Woman (have I mentioned how I love her?), Stephanie Williams Photography, Inspired By This

Clearly, I'm lacking a theme. If anyone has suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them. Otherwise, stay tuned. I'll try and come up with one by the end of summer.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dear Bagel:

You save too many emails. It's a problem. Especially when you have to switch from a student account to an alumni account and you think it's a good idea to transfer ALL of your messages.

Don't do that again. It will freeze your computer, and it will deliver each and every sent and saved message of the last three years to your inbox. After downloading messages for hours, you will have over 3000 messages to sort through with less than half the messages downloaded.

Stupid, stupid Bagel. Please reform your ways.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Random Elements of My Life

Some of the more exciting parts of my life these days...

Pixar went and made a movie about my Uncle John:

My mother owns the creepiest looking candy jar you've ever seen in your life:

I've resisted the TLC pull for many years now, but this summer I'm failing! First, I watched the John & Kate + 8 season premiere to kick off life post-affair. Then, I picked up the show Cake Boss, all about an Italian family in New Jersey who makes really kick ass cakes. But last night I may have found my hook. This show is sure to keep me coming back to TLC for at least the rest of summer:

If nothing else, it's worth it to see more about the religious couples who won't hold hands till engaged or kiss until married. *LOVE* this show!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Why Studying for the Bar from Home Is Fun

Me: I don't want to write this essay.

Michelle: I'll write it for you!

Miss Kitty: It's on torts.

Michelle: Those taste good on ice cream.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

I’m listening to a bar review lecture on my iPod and the lecturer is making a reference to the Chinese proverb: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The lecturer set the end of the journey as becoming a licensed attorney and traces the journey back to the beginning of law school. He is lecturing about getting rid of “excess baggage” on this last leg of the trip. “Let law school go.”

Easy for him to say. I’m still finishing up my law journal (with the much appreciated help of Christina!) and even though the end is very, very close, the last two weeks have been unbelievably frustrating. Each step takes five times as long as I think it will, and I had to delay my flight back to Denver and delay the start of my bar review course (lucky for me it’s on a iPod so I can recover the lost time). Every delay causes more anxiety about what I should be working on and am delaying. But I digress…

The reason I’m writing this blog entry was that the constant references to journeying and quests is leading to some very vivid imagery. I’m picturing myself engaging in a 2-month battle against “the enemy” – the bar examiners. In this imagery, I have purple hair, I’m wearing a hot pink dress, I carry a sword, and when I smile, my eyes are slits that look like upside down Us.

Oh. Did I mention I’m listening to the lecture in the “Manga” section of Barnes & Noble???? I don’t know what “Manga” is, but it looks like the literary version of anime, and it is making this lecture MUCH more colorful.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

My Most Creative Graduation Gift

Below is my graduation gift from Peggy, my 12-year-old cousin... (in case you can't tell, that's me on the cover of the card ;>)

Dear, Megan [We need to work on punctuation]
Megan we are so happy for you. We were even looking for you on T.V., when Obama gave his speech, we could not find you. Selena [Peggy's 10-year-old sister] and I were wondering if you would like to go to Elitches [sic] with us like sort of like a craduation [sic] party with only us 3. We could go on all the rides you want to go on.

I wonder if she would have been so generous had she known that I don't like roller coasters?!?!