Obiter Dictum

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention --- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Sunday, April 30

In case you were wondering

what was happening with my friends over at Legalize the Irish they are taking a different approach to the May day rallies that are happening across the country. Well, perhaps "different approach" isn't the correct term. Supplemental approach is probably more appropriate. They suggest you "Let your fingers do the Marching" in support of a path to earned legalization.

I humbly second that emotion.

And check out the blog. The Tuesday, April 25th entry (which was the latest entry as of this post) is heartbreakingly sad.

Saturday, April 29

Time Out!

Its crunch time for finals. It was probably crunch time last week, but now its really crunch time. So, posting will be....less.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, April 26


My sister sent this to me, and it made me laugh so much. It reminded me of Kelly P. for some reasons. KP, is this one of your sayings?

Yesterday's CD

I'm probably one of the few people who haven't seen this movie yet. But, I do like the soundtrack.

2+2= Sit the fuck down, you're suspended

Okay, how big of a dumbass does Ricky Williams have to be to allow himself to test positive for ANYTHING?

Even if you think its on the banned substances list........

I have no idea what it was he tested positive for. ESPN says that "several sources" say (he said, he said...) that it wasn't marijuana.

Whatever. Just.......go away now. This is way beyond ridiculous. There are plenty of people who would kill to have the opportunities this guy has wasted. This is his fourth (!) violation of the league policy on substance abuse. At what point do you just say: we're done.

Tuesday, April 25


So, my dad went to his "neighborhood" reunion over the weekend in Chicago. Because so many of the people who grew up in his neighborhood went to different high schools (don't ask me why, I have no idea. Its Chicago. They're crazy) they decided to get together and have a neighborhood reunion. This isn't the first one they've had. There was one about two years ago. Anyway, he was grumbling about going so of course he had a great time. I think he said he hasn't lived in Chicago since 1955.

Jesus Mary and Joseph, that's a long time! Anyway, I got to hear all about it last night. One of the guys my dad went to school with is an artist who had sculptures up around the campus of my undergrad. Small world, huh?

Anyway, I also got to hear about my cousin who has been having kind of a rough week. One of her sons was in the hospital with a collapsed lung a few weeks ago. He's better now, out and about, but he seems to have developed another blood clot. He's on blood thinners, and will be for the next 6-8 months. Kind of sucks for him because, besides being sick, its finals time. He's a.....junior, I believe, at one of the colleges in Oshkosh, Wisc. I'm up on the family shit, huh? I believe its UW-Oshkosh, but don't quote me on that.

Her other son, on the other hand, is not in Oshkosh. He's in Iraq. And she jumps every time the phone rings, hoping it isn't bad news on that front. Watching the news is something she hates to do, but has to do on the off chance that she might get a glimpse of him. She hasn't yet.

Kind of makes my stupid Contracts final seem a little less significant......

Monday, April 24

Today's CD

All the Way -- Etta James

I love me some Etta James. But, I wasn't crazy about this CD. You know, its strange. If you listen to jazz, you get used to hearing different people singing the same songs. There are people who are known for certain songs, but other people sing them and they're good. Or not, sometimes. But if you grew up listening to 70s, 80s, etc., songs are very much associated with people. And remakes are, for the most part, just not up to snuff. Because you're used to a song sounding a certain way.....the way the original singer did it.

Anyway, that's all to say that this is a CD of "remakes" of the modern day variety and I'm not crazy about it. There are one or two songs on here that I appreciate, but the rest of them sound like Etta doing......well, I won't say karaoke, but......

Compare that to my all time favorite Etta CD where she did the songs of Billie Holiday. Again, remakes, but fabulous ones. The songs she picked on All The Way.....maybe, in AI terms, she just had the wrong song choices. I don't know. Definitely worth a listen, but it was just all right for me. (Dawg.)

A bit of catch up

Things I've listened to lately:

Tis by Frank McCourt.

I don't like audio books. I know I keep saying this, and its true. But......I like this one. I read Angela's Ashes, and it was depressing as all hell. I was intrigued, though, and thought I would give this a try. It was excellent. Not nearly as depressing as Angela's Ashes, but I couldn't help but want to slap McCourt at times. Why do men do such STUPID things? He reads this book himself so you can hear the sheepish in his voice when he recounts some of the stupider things. Maybe that's why I liked it. Its written, and read, very honestly.

Carmen McRae -- The Great American Songbook

She looks like an opera singer, but she's not. Very much jazz. Kind of blues. Its like if Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington were to have a baby, it would be Carmen McRae. Wow. What a voice. I don't know where she's been all my life, but I've been missing out! Now I have to go back and see what else we have by her and listen to it all. So. Good.


So, I saw this book on KP's blog and I was intrigued. Like her, I was a member of a sorority as an undergrad. Also, like her, I deactivated during undergrad. I had some pretty interesting things happen both before I pledged and after initiation. I loved the underhanded way the author of this book went about getting her information. It wasn't exactly battlefield journalism, but it was close....or it would have been if they had discovered her little deception.

I did like hearing the secrets, I admit. I know people take that stuff seriously and its probably a hanging offense to some people in some places, but I never really did. I always thought our ritutal was a little.......lame. Maybe we just didn't have the good ones. Parts of it were cool, definitely, but I thought initiation was a little bit of a letdown.

I went to a small school. Tiny, perhaps, is more accurate, so I had quite a different Greek experience than the girls in this book. And, if we would have had black sororities on our campus, I probably would not have joined the sorority that I did. I'm not going to go so far as to say that black girls and white sororities do not mix, but.......the experience of Sabrina in this book was very close to my own experience.

We also didn't have sorority "houses" on our campus (did I mention how small it was?) so that was an entire element from the book that I have no experience with. We had did have "mixers" with fraternities, but mostly the sororities and fraternities paired off in a more informal way. Our sorority pretty much dated guys in one fraternity, or else we dated GDIs. It wasn't that we didn't like the guys in the other frats (I actually preferred ATOs to our "unofficial" official fraternity) but that's just how it worked out.

I guess I thought the book was pretty accurate, even while it didn't (or couldn't) tell the whole experience. There are reasons why sororities have survived, thrived even, over the years. These women must get something out of it, and, in the South at least, it seems to be a life long committment. That part of the story, the getting something out of it part, is missing from this book. I understand that it probably wasn't her main purpose or focus, but its conspicuous in its absence.

She talked a bit about the black Greek system (also not her focus) and I thought it was very telling how one black woman kept trying to rush the white Greek system (or NPC Greeks) at either U of Alabama or Arkansas (I don't have the book in front of me) and kept being rejected because of her race. (confirmed by one of the officials at the school.) Why would she keep trying is my question. Time to move on. She did end up starting her own sorority which seemed to be going well as was multi-racial. I don't know. Seems like a waste of time to me.

Anyway, I thought the book was informative and very one sided. There are all kinds of different subplots in this book that it would take me forever to analyze in depth. It made for good reading, though. In fact, I would say that this book reads a lot like fiction. Women can be mean, cruel individuals. More than a couple times, I wanted to slap a few of the chicks in this book, including the one who decided to sleep with one of her professors.

Saturday, April 22

Happy Earth Day

Friday, April 21

Movin' On Up

Kind of. I've gone from #39 to #31 on the Evidence waitlist.

But, you all know I'm not a patient person, right? I'm considering saying "forget it" and finding something else to take its place.

Its really irritating, not having your schedule set. But, you know, whatever. I'll let it ride for another few weeks, and then be angsty about it again later. That's the good thing about summer.

But, if I don't get in? Yeah, I'll be pissed.

Thursday, April 20

Bad News from the North Side

Derrek Lee is out for at least 6 weeks with a broken wrist. That sucks, because Lee was one of the few players I like on that team.

Heal up soon, D. You make Cubs games interesting!

More Geekiness

If Professor Cooper still had his blog, he would probably mention something about how his beloved Mets are off to a fast start this season. Best record in the league as of right this minute. I'm listening to a little of the Mets - Padres game right now. MLB baseball is a magical thing. And, you know, isn't it interesting how I'm using modern technology to do something quintessentially old fashioned like listening to baseball via radio.

File this under geek

You know? Well, nevermind. This is hilarious. I laughed. I cried. I called myself a geek.

From Fark. It might take a minute or two to fully load.

Wednesday, April 19

Okay. Hilarious

A co-worker just tipped me off to this Scott McClellan pic on the web. In the interest of giving credit where its due, here is the website its from. Maybe it just hit me at the right time, but I laughed a good long time when I saw it.


Great Book

Every once in awhile I remember this book. Its a book of things left and the Vietnam War Memorial. I can't recommend this book highly enough. It is nearly all pics of things left, and if it had a story with it, that is included. (A letter or a note or whatever) No narrative or anything else to get in the way. Consider it my little Pre-Memorial Day gift to you.

Amazon indicates that it is out of print and the only copies available are from used vendors. But, never fear! Your local library has three copies!

Why the HECK?!

Why the heck is this song in my head? Kelly didn't even have it as her lyric of the day?!

So. Annoying.

I can only give you love that lasts forever

So, AI.

Rod Stewart was our guest freak host. I like Rod. I do. I admit it. I do not like Rod singing the standards. It just sounds wrong. I hated the first songbook. Now, admittedly, I haven't heard v.4 where he does some interesting duets. (I also haven't heard v. 2 or v.3.....)

But anyway.

Chris "What a Wonderful World" Daughtry. I don't like this song. Can I say that here? You won't hold it against me, will you? I liked Chris' version of it. I don't think it merited the rave reviews it received, but I thought it was good. It showed he could do something different (not that I don't like what he does.....because I do. Oh, I do!) Ahem. Anyway, it showed he could do something different and do it decently. But, on a night where almost everyone was on their game, he was in the weaker half, I thought.

Verdict: He's safe because he'll get the hot votes + the votes for doing a good job.

Paris "These Foolish Things" Bennett: My favorite of the night. She is a powerhouse, and she sang this song. She did. And not just the words, but the song. It was fantastic. I kept saying that over and over last night until my sister wanted to slap me. (ha ha, she's in Illinois and I'm out of reach.) Gripe: Did she need to be dressed like she'd just spent her day at the office? Women singing torch songs should not be dressed in suits. It looks odd.

Verdict: She went early, and there were so many other good performances after her that she might have been forgotten about once phone lines opened at the end of the show. But, if she survived that hurdle, she should be safe.

Taylor "You Send Me" Hicks: I love Sam Cooke. I thought this song would be perfect for Taylor, yet.....I started out being very disappointed. It sounded nice, but there was absolutely no personality in it. And that's fine for some people, but not for Taylor. Hey, blame him for making me expect more, it isn't my fault! Anyway, he livened up towards the end, and I felt like he was enjoying himself.

Verdict: Safe.

Kellie "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered" Pickler: Pickler should be banned from singing any song Ella sang, wanted to sing, thought about singing, sang in the shower, dreamed about singing or even whistled or hummed. If Ella's neighbor sang a song in the shower, Pickler should be banned from singing it. I'm not a singer, but I would imagine that this is a very difficult song to pull off, even under the best of circumstances. It is nuanced and understated. Its angsty, but in a quiet way. You don't scream this song, its a lament. Until the end, where its vindictive. "Burned a lot. But learned a lot. And now you are broke, so you earned a lot." I love this song. And, in all fairness, I gave Pickler a chance. Halfway through, though, she got the first mute button of the season. Egads, she was horrid. BUT, I will say that she looked good. She was the only one, of the chicks, who got it regarding wardrobe.

Verdict: Should be cast off, but will probably survive thanks to that stupid vote for the worst website.

Elliott "It had to be you" Yamin: Love the song. Love the singer. Elliott was fabulous, as usual, but I wonder if he didn't take too long getting there. It was a gorgeous rendition, for jazz fans, but that isn't the majority of the voting AI audience. I don't know. He makes me nervous, flirting with the bottom three when he should be safe every week.

Verdict: So, I'm nervous. Have I mentioned that? I don't know what is going to happen here, but he should be safe.

Ace "That's All" Young: It was charming, I'll agree with Simon. I don't know. I liked the look he put together (the hair, the suit....) I wasn't crazy about this slightly up tempo version of the song. Its a more beautiful song when its slower and more of a ballad. I thought it was fine. I would put him in my bottom three, but its almost as a default this week since almost everyone was good.

Verdict: Probably safe. Again with the hot vote + did good votes.

Katharine "Someone to Watch Over Me" McPhee: FINALLY! Finally, she did a song with feeling. I've been wanting to like her, and finally, finally, finally I had something to like. I don't think she made everyone else look like amateurs (as per Simon) but I thought she was excellent. I was worried at first, because this is a song that has been sang by lots of people, women in particular, who have done it masterfully. I, personally, thought she should have done "I Only Have Eyes for You." But, she didn't ask me. And, once she started with her song, she was really, really good. More importantly, she put some personality and feeling into it. I was very impressed. Gripe: the clothes again. Didn't match the forum or the song.

Verdict: SUPER safe.

That's it, kids.

Tuesday, April 18

Can we talk?

There are some people in the world, especially in the law school world, who really have a high opinion of their own bullshit.

I know this is a real life problem, and not isolated to Inlow Hall, but it just seems like the percentage is higher here.

And its interesting that the more they infest the rest of the world (or class) with their bullshit, the shorter my temper gets.

An its not like I'm known for being long on patience. :o)

LARC III is over, though, and that's good enough for me.

I'm sure there is poetry IN nursing....

I just didn't know there was poetry ABOUT nursing. yeah, I ordered it. Because, you know, ya just never know.

Monday, April 17

What the heck else are you supposed to do

during a rain delay?! Buehrle was fined for this by Sox managment. They don't like their million dollar investments doing fun things that may cause unfunny injuries. Understandable, sure, but KW needs to lighten up a bit.

Holy $%#!

We only have one more week of classes!

Sunday, April 16

There really is a quiz for everything

You Are an Animal Print Bra!

Wild, zany, and even a little crazy.
You make every date an unpredictable adventure.
You want a guy who will constantly surprise you.
A relationship that's the most insane ride of your life.

Happy Easter Everybody!

Cheery my ass!

No, I don't suppose I can deny this.

Your Blog Should Be Yellow

You're a cheerful, upbeat blogger who tends to make everyone laugh.
You are a great storyteller, and the first to post the latest funny link.
You're also friendly and welcoming to everyone who comments on your blog.

Friday, April 14

I hate to be wrong

Good thing it doesn't happen very often! It did today, though, and I have no problems admitting that I found it disturbing.

I had lunch with the fabulous SJ and we were discussing many topics. One of them happened to involve a person we both have a passing acquaintance with. "Passing acquaintance" means, in this case, I could probably pick the person out of a lineup.....if the names were underneath.....maybe. Anyway, the conversation went something like this:

ME: I always thought ________ was ok. I mean, right wing, sure, but not like the rest of Wingnuttia. Ya know?

SJ: gives blank look as if to say "Are you crazy?!"

ME: what? No?

SJ: Let me tell you a thing or two, girlie.

After which she launches into a story where she did, indeed, tell me a thing or two I didn't know. Turns out that Wingnuttia is exactly where said person resides. And not in the suburbs either, but right in the middle of town. If not mayor, certainly a council person. I always think I'm a good judge of character, but my radar was way off the mark on this one.

Which leads me to ask: Why are people so shitty? You know, I really don't understand.

I wasn't wrong about my scratch off lottery ticket, though. I paid $5 and won $40! Yippee! $20 of that went into the gas tank (since I redeemed at a gas station it seemed to make sense) and the other $20 was all mine! MINE!!

Wartime Exemptions?

Thursday, April 13

Why is it that we don't hear about the Irish?

Hmmmmm, I wonder.

Legalize the

Tuesday, April 11

We're supposed to be working on a sample contract right now in LARC, and, technically, I am working on it. The problem is that its horrible. That really is the point, mind you. Take shitty contract language and make it reasonable. Its just that today, my mind is blank. I never really grasped how differently the brain works when you're reading something like shitty contract language and something like, oh I don't know, Shakespeare. Shitty contract language is more like Dickens.

I probably should be paying attention.

In other news, there was an interesting discussion/forum on immigration before class today. There were people for, and people against, and people who had direct experience. For the most part, everyone voiced their opinions in a respective manner. The "speakers" were all on the side of legalizing undocumented immigrants, so I was glad that those who had a different point of view, or concerns about that, were able to speak their opinions as well. There were two gentlemen there for whom this issue had a very immediate and direct impact, and I know I felt humbled to be discussing the issue when I, very literally, have no experience in it whatsover.

It was also interesting how some people could be completely rude, whispering to their neighbors when other people were speaking, and then trying to countermand their points. Or making comments on someone else's point when they don't have a full grasp of the facts. Its just a highly volatile issue, and the difference between me and others is that I would never presume to give an offhand comment about anything (in a public forum at least) that impacts people in such a huge way. It comes off as smarmy and disrespectful. There is a place for that, and its not in a room with a man whose 16 & 17 year old sons were taken from their homes and being held in Marion County lockup for no other reason except being here without papers. No matter what side of the issue you're on, surely there should be some empathy for that what this man was going through.

But, that's just me. I could be wrong.

I was glad I went. I was torn between that and sitting in my car listening to the Cubs taking a whoopin. I'm sure this was the more responsible option.

Your 1920's Name is:

Lelia Robbie

Beau Brummell Baby

For anyone who has spent years and years wondering just what Billy Joel meant (or even what he was saying) when he said "You could really be a Beau Brummell baby if you just give it half a chance"

Have I got a book for you!

Monday, April 10

Check me out

The Little Bit Naughty Book of Sex Positions. You know, sometimes people can just get a little too pleased with themselves. This was 96 pages positions. About 85 of them were redundant or kind of.....impossible. Okay, not impossible. Improbable? I say, stick to the positions you find in porn and you can't go wrong! Ha. Check it out if you like, but this is definitely what the library is for. No way should anyone actually BUY this book! (and 4 out of 5 copies are currently checked out!)

Speaking of porn.......

The Other Hollywood: the uncensored oral history of the porn film industry. Yawn. No, seriously. This is one of those books that looks good in theory, but is lame is reality. I didn't read it all. It didn't hold my interest. Its bascially snippets of conversations with people in the porn film industry. There are more copies checked out than not checked out, and its not like its a new book. Maybe they're getting the point of this book, because I thought it was a waste.

It was a bad book weekend, basically, and I wasted time I should have spent reading Property.

Moon called by Patricia Briggs. This was the best of the weekend lot, but.....that isn't really saying much. It had the potential to be good. It did. Parts of it were good. They were. It seemed like she was trying too hard to have "cool" characters, though, and there were too many. Some people can juggle the huge casts and give everyone equal time and keep you interested. Laurell K. Hamilton started off doing that very well, although even she has fallen off the mark quite a bit lately. Briggs doesn't pull it off. I liked some of the characters, though, so I might be curious to read the sequel (of course there is going to be a sequel) but it wasn't the best use of my time.

And then I come across this blog posting which goes to show why book reviews are such complete bullshit. Both of us could be right, or neither of us.

Sunday, April 9

More about Books

So, I figured something out the other day when I was doing my monthly report for work: My blog remembers things I've read! Its wonderful having a backup brain since my regular one doesn't always work so well. So, you'll probably be seeing a lot more book posts on here so that I'll be able to go back, at the beginning of the month, and see everything I've read (or looked at. Or touched. Or flipped the pages of......) This makes my life so much easier when I'm doing my monthly report in a hurry because I've forgotten (again.)

So, just so ya know. More books. Skip those posts if you like. Nothing to see here......

Pretty Pictures

Soccer 365 Days This book is hella heavy, but has great pictures. All the great World Cup action that is wonderful for new fans of the me.

Oddly enough, now that the 2006 World Cup is only two months away, its funny think back on just how much I've learned about the game since the last WC in 2002. Then, I knew nothing. I do mean nothing. I had no idea who any of those soccer superstars were. I had no idea there was such as the Premiership.....let alone the Budesliga! Juventus? No idea. I knew Pele but not Beckham. No idea about Thierry Henry, Arsenal, Liverpool, Michael Owen, Peter "the Great Dane" Schmeichel, Roy Keane or any other player or league for that matter. I've learned quite a bit in four years but still haven't touched the tip of the iceberg. If you would have told me, four years ago, that I would grow to love watching this game, I would have laughed at you. Now, I'm watching matches (or 'fixtures' but never 'games'!) I'm following sides (but never "teams") I'm into standings, and tables. I can't wait to see who is being bumped up to the Premiership and who is being relegated.

I'll be cheering on the National team, of course, but I'll know players on the other side of the ball too and that is just cool.

Of course, if you haven't figured it out by now, I like to learn, no matter the subject.

Friday, April 7

Class is Cancelled!

Can you get a better present on a Friday?

Sports is a Superstitious Game

Players often have their supersitions, as do the fans.

I'm not a superstitious person.....normally......but I realized I hadn't posted any pics since the season started.

I'm just sayin......

And I always have room for a Zambrano pic. Its too bad he's wearing that ugly uniform, though. He needs to come South for a change of scenery

Love him.

Thursday, April 6

More Love

For Henry Rollins. Love him, greying hair and all. I could live without the Black Flag stuff, not exactly my kind of music (although its not awful and I have been known to listen) but I absolutely love his spoken word. I've seen him every time he's been here (since 2000 when I moved here) and I would go again tomorrow......and the day after that.

Plus, he's got stuff on his mind.

Wednesday, April 5

I love

the fact that when I check my checking or savings account online now, there hasn't been the mysterious "fee" deducted for no damn reason. I haven't hit the ATM and I haven't written any checks this week. My account has the SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY as the last time I did either of those things.

When I was with National City, that was never guaranteed to happen.

This is delicious!

I also love the new expression I stole from Unnamed Source: The pot calling the kettle cocksucker.

I'm sorry, that is the best expression since KP's "poop the crate." It might even be BETTER (because you know how I love the word cocksucker!) Hilarious. If he wasn't dating the lovely Heather, I'd ask him to marry me.


I love Chuck. I do. He cracks me up. Chuck and Chocolate. Not necessarily in that order. Thanks for emailing me. I'll never look at chocolate the same way again.

I love seeing everyone's face light up when I bring treats in the morning. Today is was scones from Illinois St. Food Emporium. It was great. There have been a lot of bad library vibes lately, so it was nice to see everyone standing around their cubes, eating scones, and enjoying the morning.

I love George Pelecanos. No, seriously. I know I've mentioned him before, but seriously. Love him. Go read King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, or the heartbreaking Shame the Devil. Or, the Derek Strange/Terry Quinn Trilogy which are my favorites. Yes, he really is that good. Or, listen to an interview with Pelecanos here (March 25. Works best if you download the whole podcast. The interview starts about halfway through.) Plus, added bonus, he's got a very sexy voice. I really can't say enough about him. He's great.

I love Mexican food. And, thanks to reading Brian's blog, I have to go hunt some up for lunch today. Thanks for that, Brian.

I love that I missed most of country night on AI last night, but caught all of The Unit. There is some justice there.

Carry on!

Tuesday, April 4

Its National Library Week!

Go check something out, for crying out loud!

I'm sure I shouldn't be the only person that has this book on hold.

Yes, the title is great, but I think there needs to be a grass roots effort to read this! Its the American way!


Has the library been in the news recently or what?!

Cubs won 16-7?! What the FUCK?! I mean.....Go Cubs! Whoo HOO!!! (Let it be said that I lasted at least one day!) It was fun to hear Ron Santo on the air again, though. Its really baseball season!

Three new shows that I keep meaning to watch and haven't yet.

Thief Frank Pembleton.....but not. Got the Tivo working on this one so I should be ok.

The Evidence I'm just curious. I was a big Rob Estes fan when he was on Silk Stalkings. Was I the only one who watched this show?

Conviction. I'm kind of lukewarm on this one, but I wanted to at least give it a chance. The more times I miss it, though, the less interested I am in watching. That's never a good sign.

And, as much as I hate to admit it, I really do love to watch Nashville Star. No, I really don't like country music. Much. I just like talent shows. Always have. Even country ones. And, sometimes, the guys are hot.

I admit it. That helps.

Monday, April 3

I knew them when!

Nah, I don't expect they'll be getting famous off this book. But, Shawn Parry-Giles was my speech prof in undergrad. I believe her husband (that would be Trevor Parry-Giles) was also in the Speech dept but I never took one of his classes.

And now they're writing books about The West Wing! That rocks. Naturally, your local library has a copy. But only one. I wonder if its interesting......sounds like it could go either way.

Sunday, April 2

Let's see:

Game 1 of the season......currently in a rain delay.

Sirens have gone off twice. Channel 13 cut off the previews of next week's West Wing for storm coverage.

Free lunch today at Boston Market. Because of the time change, they said. That was cool.

My new Shape magazine came today. Eva Longoria is on the cover. Bitch.

Chicometrics is NO JOKE.

I'm actually ahead in my property reading for this week. how that happened is anyone's guess.

Speaking of law school.....I forgot to register for classes on Friday. Well, I take that back. I did register on Friday, I just forgot to register at the appointed time. I'm pretty sure 9pm was not the appointed time.

I didn't do too badly, though. I got two of the the classes that I had intended to take anyway: Employment Discrimination & Copyright.

But I wanted to take Evidence. It was full, and I'm #39 on the waiting list. Doesn't look good. And, I won't say I REFUSE to take it with anyone than this this professor but......basically......I refuse to take it.......well, you get the picture. So, if I don't get in for the fall, I'll be taking it during the day, I suppose. Or I'll wait until he teaches it at night again. I know I'm being silly about this, but that's life. I want what I want.

The bigger problem is finding a replacement class. Right now, it looks like it might be Secured Transactions? Sales? I don't know.

Still in a rain delay. Its good, though, because Cleveland was on a little bit of a roll heading into it. They needed a little cooling off! Damn, now Ozzie Guillen even controls the weather! Its good to be king, eh?

Late night tv

So, you probably shouldn't watch 5 episodes of Criminal Minds back to back if you want to sleep at night without thinking about being horribly murdered. I love the show, and I was trying to catch up....and I did catch up.....but man! I was jumping at shadows when I went to bed!

I also watched an episode of Big Love. I didn't hate it. I'm not sure I'll watch it again. Its hard to take an episode out of context like that and decide. Maybe if I had seen the first episode......oh well.