Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hell hath no fury...

You know it's bad when you have such a supremely awful day that even your happy song, on repeat, doesn't help. My current happy song is "I'm Yours," although most of Mraz's music usually helps. But yesterday, it didn't.

It was only coincidence that yesterday was Monday. I, like Ginger, don't let the fact that it's Monday mean that I'm going to have a bad day. But, regardless, I did have a bad day. A really bad day.

I thought it was pretty lame when I waited 20 minutes for a train. I was especially frustrated because chose not to walk the 7 minutes to a different train like I usually do because I left just late enough that I figured I should go to the closer one so I'd get to work at my normal time - not "on time" since on time is relative here, we set our own schedules, no one cares as long as we're here for our full 37.5 hours each week - but anyway, I don't like to be "late" because I like to leave at my normal time at the end of the day. So it was pretty irritating when I waited for 20 minutes and realized I would have made it to the other train and probably still gotten to work earlier than I did. I ended up being 15 minutes "late."

It was even lamer that when I walked into the library (the intern area) at 9:15, Mr. Obnoxious Intern looked at the clock and mouthed "wow." Like it mattered. Like I was actually late. Like he never comes in at 9:30 to 9:45, takes long lunch breaks, yet leaves at the same time as the rest of us. Our supervisor doesn't watch us like a hawk so the hours are kind of the honor system, and boy does he manipulate that. I fear he's going to be rather unethical as a lawyer. I mean, sure, I poke around online a bit, all of us do. But it's only when I have nothing to do because I finished my most recent project and I haven't gotten another one. Like now.

Anyway, so the being late outside my control and then the obnoxious intern's reaction set my teeth on edge already. But I was going to get over it. Until this boy, that I'd been...not dating yet but it certainly seemed things were on their way, suddenly was "in a relationship" on Facebook. And not with me. Now, mind you, enough had "happened" that this was, to me, a completely inappropriate thing to do. At least in the situation where that stuff "happened" because I actually liked this guy and thought I'd like to lead somewhere. Big step for me. But, as he was Amanda's friend, I decided okay, I need to just let this blow over, it's not like I was head over heels. I thought I could probably still at least be civil to him in mixed company. I'm pretty realistic with myself about what stage I'm at with a guy.

Then I talked to Amanda. Now, think back to my mentioning that things had "happened." Then think what it would mean that he told Amanda and then gave me a rating. Yes. A rating. A stupid, piggish, chauvinistic, mother f-ing douchebaggy thing to do. As we all know, it doesn't even matter if it was a good rating (Amanda didn't tell me and I didn't want to know), it's stupid and immature. Also stupid that he seemed to forget that GIRLS TALK. You don't tell a girl's close female friend anything like that. Ever.

He's now de-friended on Facebook by me and the only three people that are connected to me that he was friends with. Those three people being Amanda, Megan, and Vanessa. I knew Megan and Vanessa would since they really only knew him because we'd all hung out a couple times. And Amanda said that because of all this, he's dead to her. She didn't know he'd do a thing like that and once she learned that she decided that he's not worthy of her friendship.

So, in the end, I greatly appreciate my friends. I mean, I certainly hope that any normal woman wouldn't stand for that and wouldn't continue to be his friend. But that doesn't take away from the fact that I really appreciate them.

Today will be a better day.

Oh, and by the way, Mom, I'm so, so glad I can be open with you because there was no way I wasn't posting about this.

Edit: 7-29-08 11:32 pm, changed the title.
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Anyone want to read some law stuff?

Go here:


Click on Michael Franco v. Board of Assessors of the City of Holyoke.  It's a couple cases down.

I wrote that!

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And it's back!

My computer is back! I'm so happy!

****happy dance****

Now I can charge my MP3 player too. I've been in major Mraz withdrawal mode since the battery died on Monday...

Okay, have to work now.
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Monday, July 21, 2008

Ack! Tea!

So. I spilled tea on my laptop. I'm writing on my wii right now so pardon the brevity, pointing a remote at a keyboard on the screen is rather difficult.

Try not to be too concerned, I did get the "accidental damage" warranty, so all shipping and repair charges are covered by Dell. And really I think I only killed the keyboard. But I am still sans computer except when I borrow one. Arrangements have been made at work.

My baby should be back hopefully by the end of the week. Le sigh...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm an LF! *does the happy dance*

So remember how last week I mentioned that I got an "alternate" offer for the LF position (described here)?  Well, alternate basically meant I was on a waiting list in case the people who got full offers couldn't do it.  They have to have a full "staff" for this position right at the beginning of the school year so I knew at any point the alternate offer could become a full one.  Well, I got an email today, and I'm no longer an alternate.  I got the full offer!  Hooray!

Amusingly, with the way the schedule works out with the other two classes I'll be taking alongside this class, my only morning class will be Monday and Wednesday at 10:15.  Tuesday and Thursday I won't have to be there until 1:30.  Friday I may not have to be there at all, depending on which time slot I get for the weekly meeting with my "class" of 1Ls.  Even if I do get the Friday time slot, I still wouldn't have to be there until 1:30 again.  That's a lot of sleeping in!

Alright, back to work.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008


Turns out there are a couple things I hadn't mentioned since the last time I posted.

First, I went to a Sox game for the first time a few weeks ago, one of the ones they played against the Diamondbacks.  I had fun being at the ballpark, although the game could have been more exciting.  They won, but it clearly wasn't that hard for them to win.  The fun part was just being there.  And then after Megan and I thought we'd just walk in the direction of home since we both live right along the green line, which goes above ground in the area we're in.  Anyway, she ended up just walking all the way home and I caught the T well after the usual ginormous crowd had dissipated.  So I have yet to try to catch the T from Kenmore station right after a game.

Around the same time, I finally got my evals back.  I got about the same as last semester, which is why there was no immediate post as I was not bursting with excitement this time, it was more like, okay, I've found my groove, and it's working.  But that's good.  =)

And I filled out the application for the apartment I'll be living in with Vanessa next year, which is very exciting.  I like living alone but at the same time I am starting to miss having a roommate.  I was always able to separate myself and get my alone time even when I had roommates (kind of an only child thing) so that was less the issue than things like people eating my food or never participating in keeping the common areas clean.  But Vanessa is very clean and we've discussed the food thing.  She agrees that if it's not something we've already said is "shared," then ask before eating.  Also, since I'm such a homebody, I think having a roommate is good for me.  Gives me someone to talk to.  The conversation can only go so far when the other "person" only speaks in meows.  =)

And now that I've fully updated all of you...it's off to bed.
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Friday, July 11, 2008

Woo! Here's a fun reason today is better!

Ha!  I just found a mistake!  There was no jurisdiction to hear the appeal, which basically meant the ATB had no authority to hear the case.  But, they heard the case anyway, and issued a decision.  The mistake was because one of the parties missed a deadline by one day.  Anywho, when I caught it I went, um, wait, that means this decision is null and void.  So I took it to my supervisor, who double checked the file, said I was right, told me it was a good catch, and said we have to revise our decision and dismiss the entire appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

I'm such a law nerd...
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Thursday, July 10, 2008


I got accidentally punched in the head this morning on the T (For non-Bostonians or those who have never visited, the T is the subway).  This guy decided he didn't need to hold on to anything and then when he (inevitably) started to fall, he flailed his arms around and punched me in the head.  Oh, and did I mention that he happened to be holding a book in that same hand?  At least it was a paperback.

Anyway, the whole event left me cranky for the rest of the day.  I have made every effort to feel better and not be cranky, but for some reason it just set me in a bad mood and I have found it utterly impossible to get out of it.  Maybe it's because just a couple days ago I had another lovely experience on the T where some guy shifted his foot in such a way that he kicked the top of my toenail, which bent back in a place where no toenail is meant to bend and hurt like hell.  I think the T is against me this week.  It's one of those times where I wish I had a car here just for a TINY break from the world of public transportation.  It doesn't help that although I've been watching for something that could improve my day, it's just been one of those average days so there's really been nothing around to cheer me up.

I'll be going to "bar review" (law school joke, it's a bunch of law students gathering at a different bar every other Thursday) this evening after work, so that should be fun.  Hopefully the fun will improve my mood since nothing else today has.

Other than getting punched in the head, nothing much going on, just going in to work and going home.  I still enjoy my internship, so that's good.  Oh, and I finished my re-read of all the Harry Potter books and am now devouring all the fiction I can get my hands on before the summer is over and I have to go back to reading for class.

Oh, and I'm an alternate LF (the teacher/mentor thing I discussed previously) which is alright, at least it's not an outright rejection. And I've heard that it's pretty common for an alternate to get a full offer because people's situation changes or they transfer schools or they realize they don't have time for it or whatever so...we'll see.

Off to continue trying to drag myself out of the funk.  Until next time.
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