Law school – Day One

September 14, 2009 § 1 Comment

Well, I survived my first day of law school. Rather, I should say that I am surviving my first day of law school, as I still have reading left for tomorrow. I’m pretty sure I worked more on school work today than any day ever in undergrad. (Which speaks volumes, both about my effort in undergrad and the effort required for law school.)

It had been 11 years since my last “first day of school,” and I admit, not much has changed. When I walked into the student commons to eat lunch, I was immediately struck with the “Oh crap, who do I know? Who do I know? Who do I know?” panic of being potentially forced to sit by myself. Luckily, I found friendly faces, and escaped.

Another thing that hasn’t changed is the types of people — fratties are still fratty. Know it alls are still know it alls.

Some things have changed though. Sorority girls (or at least, the ones I imagined are sorority girls) weren’t like they were in college. Also, when I got dressed this morning, I was purely concerned with comfort and function (as the building is pretty cold) instead of making sure I looked good for the ladies. (If you knew me in college, are you surprised to know it took effort to look that good?)

Anyways, I’ll keep you posted on how things go.

P.S. If you are reading this, and are on Twitter, and we aren’t following each other, please look me up at @lee_taft. Tweets are a little more rare right now, but once I get back in the swing of things, I expect them to pick up.

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What good books have you read?

September 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

I stumbled upon Time magazine’s list of the 100 greatest novels of all time recently (http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/the_complete_list.html). As I’ve been reading a bit more this year, I was curious what, if anything, I had read made the list.

Out of Time’s best, I have read the following (listed, as they have it, in alphabetical order).

  1. All the King’s Men
  2. Animal Farm
  3. Beloved
  4. The Great Gatsby
  5. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  6. Lord of the Flies
  7. Lord of the Rings
  8. 1984
  9. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
  10. To Kill A Mockingbird

So, I’ve read 10% of the greatest 100 novels ever (at least in Time’s opinion.) More than I would’ve thought at first.

What have you read that’s on the list that I should check out?

Just my luck, sick for school

September 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

Well, the beginning of Law School is finally here, with me needing to be at the new Campbell Law School first thing (8 am!) tomorrow morning. And as my luck would have it, I started coming down with a cold Friday night.

Depending on how well you know me, you may not realize that I am the world’s biggest baby when I get sick. I’m pathetic, and I fully know it. I’m whiny, I want sympathy… I’m a four year old.

Any ways, barring any medical miracles overnight, I will be going through orientation, class pictures (what is this, fifth grade?) and the school’s honor code while doped up on Sudafed (the real stuff that you can make meth with, not that fake Sudafed crap.) Let’s hope I don’t say anything stupid, or worse, fall asleep.

I’ll fill you in on orientation throughout the week.

More music updates (it’s been a while)

September 3, 2009 § Leave a comment

I haven’t done any music posts in a while, so here’s the ten songs Crete and I are listening to as we get ready this morning. (For the record, he just told me “I’m pooping in the rocking chair.” Yup, this is parenthood.)

1.  A Day In the Life, by The Beatles

2. F-Stop Blues, by Jack Johnson

3. Just Don’t Happen Twice, by Kenny Chesney

4. Like a Song, by U2

5. Crossfire, by Stevie Ray Vaughan

6. Revolution, by The Beatles (2 Beatles songs in one morning? Cool.)

7. Too Much, by Dave Matthews Band

8. American Woman, by Lenny Kravitz

9. Georgia on my Mind, by Willie Nelson

10. Alive, by Pearl Jam

Kind of a random morning, but Crete didn’t seem to mind. (I guess any music is good for pooping in the rocking chair.)

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