Friday, February 29, 2008

Overheard at San Quentin

"Obama for president" ... from an inmate as I walked through one of the yards. I am not sure which way this cuts.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

This is becoming the blog about everything but law school

As I sat down to post about the Oscars, I realized that I post very little about law school these days. And that's because now that my competition is over and I am not working this semester I actually have time to forget I have homework. This weekend, my energies were focused on booking my post bar trip, deciding what type of pizza, sushi, and champagne (well, sparkling wine if you want to get technical) I want to have for my graduation party, working out and planning when I'm going to work out once I start my new job. Seriously. I love my life right now. I want that magical time stopping power that that chick on TV back in the 90s had because I know that soon I will have to study for the bar and this blog will get all negative and funny in a cynical sort of way again.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bar Break - booked!

After a lot of research and waiting for the good ole tax refund, we finally booked our flights to Thailand today. We also e-mailed all the hotels where we want to stay. 2 weeks, 4 hotels, lots of logistics to figure out. The plan as of now is 2 nights in Bangkok, 4 in Chiang Mai, 6 on Ko Samui, and 1 more in Bangkok. It's coming up quick, but there's the whole matter of the rest of this semester and the bar business...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

relief baking?

My competition went well. My partner and I had fun in the 2 preliminary rounds - something I usually can't do because I'm too nervous. We advanced to the semi finals which was great but not to the finals. While neither of us was happy to lose, we were happy to have time off and get our lives back. 3 back to back 3 hour rounds = exhaustion.

I "rewarded" myself by eating and drinking too much. I did a lot of laundry and cleaning the next day and baked some chocolate chip banana bread. I have to say that it turned out perfectly:

1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe banana, mashed
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c. semisweet chocolate mini-morsels
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at med. speed of elec. mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in bananas.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until blended. Stir in mini-morsels and nuts.

Spoon into greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loafpan (I used glass and baked for 1 hour). Bake at 350 for 1 hr. & 10 min. or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 1 hour. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove and cool completely on wire rack.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I know, I know, it will go straight to my thighs.

I have a competition this weekend which means that my anxiety level is operating at orange or red or whatever color the government has decided means REALLY HIGH. As I might have mentioned, I tend to stress bake. Not sure if it's the actual act of baking or the act of shoving sugar in my face that helps. While I was in the middle of trying to memorize a speech, I headed to the cupboard to eat a spoonful of brown sugar, also konwn as my version of crack, and realized that today called for some chocolate chip cookies. But then, another food related source of happiness arrived, our produce box. And I thought, maybe I should just eat an apple and that will do the trick. So I ate grabbed a delicious, crisp apple and took a bite. And it didn't do the trick but it sure tasted good in between bites of cookie dough.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


This week has been rough and things are going to be rough until next Sunday. Last night we went out for drinks with some friends which was fun but given my week and my mood, I had a three greyhound

Friday, February 01, 2008

Super exciting Friday night

I'm watching My Big Redneck Wedding, a show about, well, redneck weddings. I had a very outdoorsy, low key wedding. But man, right now they're shopping for wedding attire in the camoflauge aisle of a hunting store. Seriously. The last episode just showed a couple whose procession rode up on ATVs and then used the ATVs to drag guests on mattresses (for fun, I think)during the reception.

I am also doing laudry. My friend is having a party tonight and I'm not going because I'm to tired, which says something about how exciting my life is right now. In fairness, I am having a glass of wine, which is delicious after a long day - spent the morning running the very intense Lyon Street Stairs. And, on a tangent, that run was the finish to my 4th week of boot camp. Where is the year going !?! The good news is that I've lost 3% of my body fat. Suhweet. I'm definitely signing up for the next session.

I spent the rest of the day doing work for a competition I have in 2 weeks. Tomorrow we have a practice trial at 9 am. I love this stuff, but I have to say I am ready for the competition to be over so that I can be a really lazy 3L.
UPDATE: I was just reading the reviews posted on the above link to the Lyon Street Stairs. I saw this quote:

"...the steps have it all: views of the bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, lavish Pacific Heights mansions (including Dianne Feinstein's house), beautifully sculpted gardens, a somewhat under-utilized adjacency to the Presidio, and of course 50 copies of the same 27-year-old woman in extremely fashionable (and tight) sports outfits running up and down while listening to God knows what on their ipods." I wonder if I fit into that category now. For the record - I'm 26! And I'm listening to Ludacris, Move Bitch, and I don't wear lululemon. Because I can't afford it - yet.