July 24, 2007

Best. Advice. EVAH!

Posted in Bar Exam, Friends, Life at 8:04 am by Faith

So… I’m not really in the business of handing out big hugs and sloppy kisses, but I could tell you who would be the FIRST recipient of such treatment if I ever started to do so.

Hands down: Thinking Fool.

A week or so ago, Fool put up a post to all Bar examinees with some information that he thought would be useful. One such slice of wisdom was to read every essay in the essay books that came with our Bar/Bri materials. I thought it was a bit much, but I was desperate, so I didn’t read ALL of the essays, but I may have happened to glance at a few from the last five years… just to get an idea. Yeah. It scared the hell out of me and I wanted to cry.

UNTIL… I was sitting in the Bar Exam. I opened up my exam packet to the first essay question… and it was practically THE SAME FACT PATTERN from a test that was offered about three years ago. Like I said, it wasn’t exactly the same, so I wasn’t able to just copy my memories of the answer down onto my paper. However, it was close enough that I was able to spot the underlying issues and go from there. It was an INSANE confidence builder. Until the second question. But that’s another story.

Anyway, THANK YOU from the bottom of my Bar Exam, Fool. I owe ya. 🙂

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July 23, 2007

Overheard at The Bar Exam…

Posted in Bar Exam, Embarrasing!, Friends at 6:56 pm by Faith

Faith (sitting down on a couch next to Kitrah dramatically) Okay, they need to give us the test so we can just get it over with! This is driving me crazy!
Kitrah: Why do you say that?
Faith: Because you know how I just excused myself to use the restroom a second ago? (Kitrah nods) Yeah, I walked into the freakin’ men’s room.

Yep. It’s true. This test is making me insane.

July 19, 2007

Faith on Federal Tax Law

Posted in Bar Exam at 5:51 pm by Faith

Under the Tax Code, a “windfall” is considered to be taxable income. While most of us know what constitutes a financial “windfall,” Google defines it as “a large amount of sudden money.” In order to remember it for Bar Exam purposes, I have reduced the definition to this: “money for nothing and chicks for free.”

Yes, that’s right. I’ve been reduced to song lyrics as memory devices. And yes, we’ve got to move those microwave ovens. Just make sure you have the owner’s consent or you will be hit with a larceny charge… or common-law burglary if you do it at night.

Yep. I am SUCH a geek.

Interesting!

Posted in Bar Exam at 3:58 pm by Faith

Since I started mentioning the Bar Exam and the fact that I’m taking it in less than 4 days… this blog has seen an OBSCENE growth in hits. Like, constitutionally-protected obscene.

Okay, I’m done with the puns. For now.

July 18, 2007

Oh Boy…

Posted in Bar Exam, Life at 5:29 pm by Faith

When your flash cards start to look like THIS….

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…it’s time to call it a day.

July 17, 2007

This Can’t Be a Good Sign…

Posted in Bar Exam, Life, Random at 7:01 pm by Faith

Crazy Classmate: Oh, my God! I’m going to fail the Bar! I just know it’s going to happen!
Faith: Hey, CC, calm down. We’re NOT going to fail, okay? We KNOW this information. We just need to find ways to stay calm when we’re asked to recall it. They’re not trying to fail us in (Home State.)
Crazy Classmate: You sure about that, Faith?
Faith: (without skipping a beat) No.

5 days and change, peeps. I’ve been studying my ass off, although I’m pretty sure Law-Rah is giving me a run for my money in that department.

*sigh* Five days. Where in the F**K did all my prep time go?

July 10, 2007

No Whammies, No Whammies….

Posted in Bar Exam, Life, Random, Rants, Work at 4:42 pm by Faith

You know, I was thinking about this the other day. And I got kinda fired up. The point of having an anonymous blog is to be able to share things ANONYMOUSLY. You’d think this would mean that I would be more honest about my life. Yet, I find that I censor quite a bit of detail about myself. I’m gonna clear up some of that right now.

In my last post, I apologized for the lack of posting. I haven’t just been busy. I’m not simply a “recent graduate school graduate.” As some of you already know, I’m a recent law school grad. *gasp* Shocking, I know. I’m not JUST going through “life changes…” I’m studying for the flippin’ Bar Exam!

Frankly, it’s been kicking my ass. I’m scared, and I need a place to vent. Normally, I would have turned to my online “journal,” so to speak… but I couldn’t say anything without revealing that little detail of myself, so I’ve been omitting it since this blog’s inception. But it’s out now. I feel… not that much better, but now at least I can freak out about taking online tests, only to find that I’ve been failing miserably… and that I secretly want to slash my cocky classmate’s tires because they’ve been talking so much smack about “acing” this exam when all I’m worried about is making sure I get a 60.0% overall. That’s right. A 60% is a passing score…. and I’m not shooting for much higher than that.

My head is a jumble of Constitutional Law, Torts, Property, Criminal Law, and all the other fun subjects my State requires. I have no clue how to organize it all and I’m afraid that when I’m sitting to take the test, I’m going to spaz out and forget everything. Anyone out there have any tips for a freaked out gal like myself?

So there you have it. Faith = really a recent law graduate. I’m not telling you where I live. Sorry. LisaB only just told us she was from Texas… and THAT took her two years, so don’t press your luck, please. You’ll end up fishing for whammys.

Oh, my GAWD, I miss that show! That is so going to be my Bar-cramming motto….

“Big bucks, big bucks, no whammies, no whammies….”

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