September 2, 2007

Guess Who’s Back… Back Online?

Posted in Life at 1:28 am by Faith

Hey all!

Sorry for the unexpected hiatus. Took the Bar Exam, went to Las Vegas to celebrate, saw a great concert, and then packed up everything and moved to another city. Throw a couple of “boy” adventures in there, and you’ve got an idea of what my life has been like, post-Bar Exam…

It’s been a crazy struggle, but I’ve got lots of new material to go up as soon as all the dust settles around me. I’ve finally got my Internet set up, though, so it’s all starting to come together! Will be posting more SOON. (Promise)

..and no, Bar Exam results have not been posted yet. Dammit.

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 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 11, 2007

Moment of Silence

Posted in Family, Life at 3:18 pm by Faith

Today would have been my father’s 77th birthday. He’s been gone almost two years, and you’d think this would be getting easier. It’s not. Actually, I feel like it’s gotten harder. Part of it is because I’m stressed over the Bar Exam, but I think the bigger chunk of it is just that I miss my father more than I could possibly put into words. I wish that you guys could have met him. He was a trip and a half.

I know that I shouldn’t be sad because that’s not what my father would have wanted, but it’s not easy to just “tell” myself that I’m going to be okay. I know that I have reminders of my father everywhere I look, not just in the physical things I inherited from him after he passed. I see my father in a lot of my mannerisms, from my stubborn independence and dry sense of humor to my desire to fight injustice and my passion for politics (even though my dad and I were on TOTALLY opposite ends of the spectrum: He was a card-carrying member of the NRA, where I tool around town with a bumper sticker that reads “1.20.09.” This sparked MANY a debate. My dad even went as far to say that he and I should have an AM radio show… kind of a point/counterpoint thing. It would have been interesting, to say the least. )

Sometimes it would just be nice to tell my dad how much I miss him in person. So I’m planning to take the rest of today to do that…

(Yes, I’ll have a belated Hump-Day Hottie…tomorrow. Today is Dad’s day.)

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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June 15, 2007

It’s Official!

Posted in Friends, Life, Slacking at 3:18 pm by Faith

Grades were just posted at my Graduate School. It IS official! Faith is a bona-fide grad school graduate! (No, not that I was worried or anything… it’s just nice to know that when I walked at graduation, it wasn’t just for show and that I WILL get a degree with my name and title on it.)

Hooray for me! (and Kitrah, although… really? Didn’t doubt hers for a moment.)

June 7, 2007

Karma Chameleon

Posted in Life, Random, Work at 4:08 pm by Faith

Those of you that have been following me around have heard all about my encounters with a catty classmate. For those of you just tuning in, Catty Classmate (original, right?) was a person I had classes with and was generally friendly towards. They seemed like a really nice person, so when I found out that CC and I both had summer jobs in the same town, I was pretty stoked.

Fast-forward a few months. Catty Classmate, for reasons I STILL haven’t figured out, did everything in their power to get me fired from my summer job. I have no reasons to think what they did was out of anything but pure maliciousness. Catty Classmate never found out that I knew for a fact that THEY were the one who started everything. (My former boss, cool dude that he was, spilled the beans and identified CC as the instigator.)

In any case, I was forced to work with CC over the course of the next year. This did not please me. AT ALL. Although I’m a crappy crappy poker player, I managed to keep my hand firmly to my chest when it came to CC. I was a good co-worker, always friendly and was even known to sit down and gab with CC at great length. CCNEVER knew that I secretly plotted their demise.

Anyway, I JUST found out that CC and I have both secured real-world jobs. Although we have similar work experience (and I’m sure CC had better grades,) is it wrong that I’m totally basking in the fact that I’m being paid about $5,000 more per year?

Hee hee hee hee…. you’ve gotta love karma sometimes.

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