Obiter Dictum

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

Saturday, December 30

One thing I like about Directv....

I can turn channels on and off whenever I want. Okay, I can turn PREMIUM channels on and off whenever I like. It's a start. I wish I could get rid of things like OLN (what the hell kind of channel is that, anyway?!) whenever I wanted, but I'll settle for being able to connect and disconnect HBO whenever I need it. I simply go online, check a box, save, and presto! It can't get any easier than that!

Rome starts in 15 days. I can't wait.

Actually, January is going to be pretty good. Battlestar Galactica is back from break. Dresden Files starts. 24 starts. AI starts. Rome.

Stargate fans -- the second half of the season won't be back until April.

I might have to take a hiatus from classes to get all this tv watched!

Wednesday, December 27

Guess What?

I was sick over Christmas. Oh yes, I was sick. Sick, Sick, Sick.

In fact, I was SICK over Christmas.

Not deathly ill, but I think I did ask my dad to kill me a couple times. He didn't. He might have wanted to, but he didn't.

Early Sunday morning, I discovered I had stomach flu/food poisoning. I'm still not sure which, but it doesn't really matter. Christmas Eve was not a fun time. I felt a little better on Christmas, and a little mo betta yesterday. Today, better.

Christmas was still nice, and, as always, I'm glad I made the trek to the motherland.

Hope everyone else had a germ free Christmas!

Friday, December 22

I was mostly naughty this year

But I still got a present.

One more relaxing evening at home, catching up on TV, before I head on over to Illinois. It's a short Christmas break for me this year, as I'm trying to save up vacation time to go on a cruise for Spring Break! I'm excited about it already. BUT, that means that I'm back to work when the biblioteca opens up Wednesday, Dec. 27th. Hard to complain when we get Monday AND Tuesday off, though.

So, I won't.

Merry Christmas everyone. Travel safely, if you're traveling. Be safe anyway, if you're not traveling. See you next week!

Wednesday, December 20

It does take some getting used to

having no classes. I like it, don't get me wrong, but it does take some getting used to.

I have already gotten back into the Days of our Lives habit, though. It started over Thanksgiving. I try to leave but they keep pulling me back! (sorry Michael Corleone)

And now, I'm sitting at home waiting for Mr. Fed Ex. (hurry up, please.....)

Tuesday, December 19

You know you've been in law school too long when....


on a license plate makes you laugh.

Good News/Bad News

Good News: I made the playoffs for Fantasy Football! It was completely a fluke, I promise you.

Bad News: I got KILLED (45-104) in my playoff game. Mostly thanks to Brett giving me NO points on Sunday and my beloved Bears defense, which had done me so proud over the season, getting only 6 pts.

But, it was fun. I'd do it again.

Monday, December 18

The End of an Era

RIP, Joseph Barbera

I wonder how many of his cartoons I watched over my lifetime......

Way too many, I'm sure.

Hello, Miss Moppet

I'm done!!! Yay!!! Nothing but a month of sitting in front of an electronic viewing device for me!

Except for work.

And my apartment really needs to be cleaned.

Oh yeah, and work....

But at least I'm home from work at a reasonable time for a month!

And, that means more posting to the blog. Ha, aren't YOU gonna be sorry!

Good luck to everyone who still has a final (or two) left.

Saturday, December 16

The Good Shepherd

I'm glad all these movies are coming out when I don't have classes....
Letters from IWO Jima

I need to see Flags of our Fathers. I had no idea there was a "companion" movie from the Japanese perspective. Love Ken Watanabe.
Dreamgirls trailer

Jennifer Hudson kicks ass.
Night at The Museum

There was nothing I wanted to see all year, and NOW everything comes out?
We Are Marshall Trailer

I cry every time I see this stupid trailer.

Thursday, December 14

Matt Damon Does Matthew McConaughey


Wednesday, December 13

2 down, 1 to go.......

I don't think I failed. But, I certainly drew a huge BLANK during the exam. I could practically see the words on my outline, but......kinda not. Ya know? I could see the layout of the words, what page they were on, but not what they were. So not helpful.

But, when I got home and actually looked at said outline.......I think I did okay. I'm sure I missed some things, but I got some things right that I was SURE were wrong when I drove home.

And, since others have yet to take the test, that's all I'll say about that. Not as bad as I feared, and not as good as I wanted.

isn't that the way of all exams, though?

Now, let's talk a little about fair use........

Repeat After Me

I will not fail evidence.....

I will not fail evidence.....

I will not fail evidence.....

Monday, December 11

I don't know why this particular story makes me cry every time I see it on tv, but it does. Sure, there are lots of other sad, tragic stories out there (Darfur.....Iraq.....) but this one seems just....... I don't know. Sad.

CNet (one of my favorite websites for checking up on things I wanna buy) does a nice tribute to him.

I wonder if the library would be so kind to me under the same circumstances....
24 Day 6 Official Prequel

Is it 2007 yet?

Saturday, December 9

Do Over

I had said (to myself) at the beginning of the day if I get done outlining for Evidence I'll go to see Blood Diamond on Sunday.

HA! Well, that obviously didn't happen. I kept getting sidetracked. So, no movie for me tomorrow.

BUT, I did get to watch the 6th and final episode of the series The State Within. Wow. It was well worth the wait for six weeks. It comes out on DVD here in the states in Feb. and I can't suggest highly enough that you get ahold of it and check it out. It is fantastic.

Which made me decide to take a second look at Brotherhood. I may have mentioned this show earlier this summer when it premiered on Showtime. I wasn't crazy about the first episode. It was too much of a Sopranos rip off for me. But, I liked Jason Isaacs so much on The State Within, (and let's not even talk about him as Lucius Malfoy....) that I'm going to give Brotherhood another try. He was the only character on the show that I liked in the first episode, so at least I'm consistent. And his character on Brotherhood is soooo completely different than on The State Within, that it'll be like watching a different person. We'll see if it makes me like the show any better.

And I will finish my outline tomorrow. And make it to Half Price Books to buy a Christmas present. And make it to Kroger to buy sour cream......sigh.

Tuesday, December 5

So, I was talking with a visiting student and she was explaining a few of the exam procedures at her other school. Two were especially shocking:

paying for bluebooks. They were only .10/book but still! It's like......paying for pain. I know some people like to do that, but come on!

paying for laptop exam software. What?! Seriously. It was $10!

Thank you for not charging me to take my exams, IU-Indy. I appreciate it.

Sunday, December 3


I went to this concert today and she was fantastic. I'm a cello fanatic, so of course I would like it, but she was really excellent. It's a shame that more people weren't there, but not really a surprise. I think she said the cello she plays is from 1820, and was a gift from the New Orleans music society, or orchestra, or something like that. She plays it very, very well.

Afterwards, a group of us, (not the cellist) went to Bazbeaux. Now I need a nap.

Holiday Classical: A Festive Concert

Joyce Richard

Families and adults are invited to a free musical program, "Holiday Classical: A Festive Concert," Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at the Interim Central Library.

A recipient of the Performer Diploma in Cello Performance from Indiana University, along with numerous competition awards and honors, Joyce Richard, will perform Bach's Suite No. 1 in G major, S.1007, and Suite No. 3 in C major, S.1009.

Through his Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, J. S. Bach singlehandedly propelled the cello from a cumbersome continuo role into a virtuoso medium. This composition likely was inspired by cellist Christian Bernhard Linigke or cellist Christian Ferdinand Abel. It was produced at a time in the 1720s when Bach wrote the beautiful Brandenburg Concertos, dedicated to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg, as an illicit and unsuccessful job application after Bach lost his employment as Kapellmeister (bandmaster) for 23-year-old nobleman Prince Leopold.

Saturday, December 2


I had fairly nasty Chicken Noodle Soup for dinner tonight. How can you mess up CNS? It was from Trader Joe's so I just assumed it would be delicious! Not so much. It did have big, yummy, carrots in it, though. I ate all of those. The noodles were bland. The soup was bland.....there was barely any chicken in it.......Most of it went, regretfully, down the garbage disposal. It seems wasteful, but I just wasn't feeling it.

I WAS, however, feeling the chicken enchiladas I bought from TJ's. Delicious. Win some, lose some, I guess.

Employment Discrimination on Thursday. I'll need lots of enchiladas between now and then!