Wednesday, September 01, 2004
A day in the life of me..
There I was, fresh from the ATM with 3 fresh greenbacks in my hand. That's right folks, I was walking down the street armed with a fresh 60 bucks. Where was I headed with all this bling? In due time ye shall learn all ye needs to know. So there I am, walking down the street, and I check my pockets and to my horror, I discover that my dinero is missing. I done lost 60 dollars in the blink of an eye. It sucked.
Funny thing about losing money is this: you never think about what you WOULD have bought with the lost money, but rather, you contemplate and formulate a list about what you COULD have bought with the money. I started thinking about how many cd's I could have bought, various outfits I might have purchased, how many meals I could have eaten out -- but blast! I couldn't even afford one CD now. I wouldn't even be able to afford a single button from an outfit at this rate!! Yes, a single button was out of my price range now that my 60 dollars was gone like a fart in the wind (see Shawshank at 2:54).
Oh what to do, what to do? I proceeded to trace my steps from the ATM machine. I had barely walked for 1 minute before I realized the money was missing, so it had to be close. I walked up and down the street twice. No luck. Gone forever I thought. More visions of what I could have done with 60 dollars rushed into my mind.
On the third go around, however, I saw it. The most beautiful thing I had ever seen. There were three of them, and my heart skipped a beat as my eyes began to focus on my amazing find. What luck! I ran into three of the hottest girls I had ever seen *. But it gets better, right behind them were my 20 dollar bills! Joy to the world! I was extremely lucky to have found my lost greenbacks lying in the middle of the street -- I quickly picked them up and proceeded to my original destination. And where exactly was I going with my 60 bucks? What was my original intention? CD's? Nah. Clothes? Not bloody likely. Food? Wasn't hungry. I went to walgreens and bought school supplies. Pens, notebooks etc. The remainder will be spent on lovely law textbooks. What better way to spend 60 dollars than on school related materials!
To all those who have lost money floating around, keep hope alive. After all, "hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies" (id. at 2:54) -- (Shout out to Bev on my lawyerly citation, woop woop!)
I'm out like chicken sprout
or like the fat kid in dodgeball.
* Note: Those 3 pretty girls were a figment of my imagination.
Back to School Pt. 2, with a Vengance!!
I remember in High School I used to smoke pot for weeks on end and often had trouble differentiating between what season it was. I remember, fondly, one field trip where our biology class went to the beach. I decided I would try and count how many grains of sand there were -- 4 hours later I realized "whoa, there is a lot of it" and gave up. The above stories are not true. What you will read below, however, is. Enjoy.
I remember in High School that before the first day of class, I would lay out the clothes I was going to wear on my floor. I remember being nervous the whole first week of classes -- not just my freshman year, but all FOUR years. For four years, I spent the first week of each high school year breathing heavily, and with butterflies in my stomache. Why? Who knows, but it's kind of odd now that I think about it.
I remember the first day of my senior year of High School. It went a little something like this: I wake up, get dressed, feed the butterflies in my stomache, and hop on the bus to school. Yes, thats right -- I rode the bus to school as a senior in high school, not to mention all 4 years (the stories from that could well be worthy of their own blog!!) Anywhoo, I hop on the bus and go to school. I walk in. A fellow classmate who I didn't know, but reckognized, approaches me. "Hi", he says. I think to myself "Wow, this school year is off to a great start, a new friend!" But then he continues "Welcome to our school, do you need a map to help you get around? If you have any questions about starting highschool just let me know". Blast!! I was mistaken for a lowly freshman!! I just didn't get it. After all, I was wearing my best summer outfit - a plain black t shirt and short grey sweat shorts (sweat shorts being sweatpant material in short form). Oh the humanity!!
Well another first day of class is approaching and I've left the sweatshorts at home, and I am pretty confident that I won't be mistaken for a 1L (that is lame lawyer speak for a law school freshman). Let the games begin.... with a Vengance!!
The one thing I like about George W Bush
I happened to see the majority of Rudy Guliani's speech and I really liked it. It was extremely entertaining, I thought, with great stories and jokes sprinkled on top for our viewing delight. I'm not one to label myself a republican or a democrat, but one thing I really like about George Bush is that he does what he thinks is right, regardless of public opinion, or world opinion for that matter.
For some reason, I often hear the argument that George Bush should have listened to other countries before going into Iraq, and that we should have taken into consideration the thoughts and opinions of our allied friends and confidants, and to a certain extent, our allied lovers.
On one hand, this makes sense. But at the same time, I think that many people fail to realize that each country has its own interests and will act accordingly.Many countries who opposed the Iraq war opposed it not out of humanitarian concern, but out of monetary concerns. Damn, I got caught up with IM'ing and I lost my train of thought. Oh yes, I was talking about railroad tracks. (shout out to T for that lame joke!!)
Basically, what I'm saying is this: I like the fact that George Bush will act according to what he perceives as the right course of action, and is not a puppet of what everyone else thinks. I hope this all makes sense. It makes more sense in my head than when I try and type it out. And, again, I'm not a republican or a George Bush fan -- but his ability to stick to his guns is the one thing I like about him.
If I had a readership bigger than 3, maybe this post would generate some cool debates in the comment section. Pamela Anderson. Jessica Alba. No, those aren't girls I know, I'm just trying to increase the readership. My sneakyness knows no bounds!! Wha ha ha!
My first, and possibly last, political post (and thats a stretch!).
Back to school
So school starts up again soon. Another fun filled year of learning. I've beeen in school for about 20 years of my life -- pretty wild, eh? I would think that with all that schooling I would know a lot more. Alas, all I really know is that I am not a great blogger! Lame jokes aside, I will now proceed to juggle.
The first day of school is always interesting. One can only wonder in amazement at the number of conversations that go a little something like this"
Person 1: Hey! Whats going on? How was your summer?
Person 2: Oh hey! I didn't even recognize you! My summer was great, how about yorus?
Person 1: It was good, it was a lot of fun.
Person 2: Good good. I can't belive school is starting again.
Person 1: I know. It sucks. This summer went by so fast!
Person 2: I know!
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Guess who's back
from his trip to Israel. I just returned a day ago. Would be nice if I manage to post about my trip, which was amazing, but only time will tell. I have a bad habit of promising to post blog entries and not coming through. With that in mind, it is remarkable that I have been able to keep my religously loyal readership, which numbers around 2 on a good day, still coming back for more thirst-quenching information.
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Welcome to the Jungle
1. The ending to "Thelma and Louise" is quite powerful, I think. It is definatley an amazing movie and I highly reccomend it.
2. I went to one of the biggest music festivals in the world this weekend. It was great. At one point I had to decide between seeing 1 of the following 4 bands as all were playing at the same time; Fuel, Jet, Five for Fighting, Indigo Girls -- and that was just from one day of the festival!! Some of the other, lesser known bands, who comprised the majority of the days playing were very impressive. I even attended a hard rock concert, with a mass of devoted fans bobbing their heads wildly while flashing the devil horns, was definately a cool experience. Some of the bands that performed during the 2 week music festival included Blink 182, Outkast, Ludacris, 3 Doors Down, Kid Rock, Tim Mcgraw, Prince, Jason Mraz, Ludacris, Nickelback, The Roots, John Mayer, Gin Blossoms. There are many more, but the point has been made :-) I will def. try to check out the festival for more than one day when it comes around next summer.
3. The Behind the Music on Guns -n- Fuckin Roses was okay. Entertaining, yes. Enthralling, no. Somehow I was expecting an amazng 60 minutes, but it was still fun to watch. Turns out the killer intro guitar riff on "Sweet Child of Mine" was made up by Slash as sort of a fun circus type of tune. It was meant to bea joke, but axl liked it and a hit was born.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
1) Let me say this before tip off -- The Pistons will win the NBA finals in 6 games. The Lakers cannot match up with the Pistons. Chauncey Billups is a beast, and Gary Payton/Derrick Fisher have no hope.
Ben Wallace and 'Sheed v. Malone? Forget about it. To anyone attempting to guard Rip Hamilton, all I can say is R.I.P. Games about to start, so I'll stop here. But you heard it here first, PISTONS IN SIX BABY!!
2) Ashlee Simpson, Jessica's younger sister, has a new reality show coming soon to MTV. I for one think it will be a bust, along with her career. For all I know, Ashley is very talented, but there is just some sort of curse hovering over the siblings of established stars. Also, from what I've seen of her, Ashley seems very annoying (hey, I have a great idea, I'll dye my hair black so i can differentiate myself from my older blonder sister! Yay!! ) Puke.
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
No sleeep till Brooklyn
I saw an article about a donkey trapped in an elephants body. I clicked on the link expecting to read about some wierd and freaky science experimen gone horribly wrong. Sadly, the article was referring to politics and republicans.
Conversation I had today by the vending machines:
Me: This chocolate milk is sooo good, by far the best I've ever had.
Friend: Nah, I don't like it. It tastes like chalk.
Me: lit milk, I know..
Friend: huh? What?
Me: What do you think it tastes like?
Me: lit milk, yeah I know,
Friend walking by: Wow, what an intellectual conversation you guys are having.
Another conversation, the participants of which shall remain nameless
Person #1: What dou think of that girl over there?
Person #2: I don't know, she's okay. She kind of looks like she could be a mom
Person #1: Well then just call me a motherfucker
Coming soon... my thoughts about lawschool, television, humor
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Take a look at this
In lighter news, I love the 90's will be coming to VH1 in June and I can't wait.
Top 3 personalities on I love the ( __ ) 's are 1) Michael Ian Black 2) Hal Sparks and 3) Donald Logue.
What if you had a kid named Waldo? I wonder how long it would take before you got sick of hearing "where's Waldo"?
Classic Simpsons quote:
Ms. Lovejoy: What about s-e-x in front of the c-h-i-l-d-r-e-n?
Krusty: Sex Cauldron!? I thought they shut that place down!
I'm thinking I should have some law related posts up here since I do mention that I am a 'random law student' -- anyone out there have any requests regarding certain law topics they'd like to see me write about?? Leave a comment below bro.
This post is weak!
Friday, March 19, 2004
Thoughts on a Friday afternoon...
Just saw "School of Rock" yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jack Black is hillarious and his interaction with the kids is great. Interesting note, all of the kids in the movie could play their own instruments, and many of them are musical prodigies, having been cast and recruited from musical summer camps for exceptionally gifted kids. Watching a 10 year old play guitar better than I can was pretty cool. I dare anyone to watch this movie and not spend 20 mins thinking about how cool it would be to be in a rock band.
Sometimes I wonder where I'd be if I had started playing guitar when I was 8 instead of the piano. I am pretty sure I would not be where I am today. If i had a guitar in highschool, I reckon that I would have found myself among the masses of students who try and 'make it', albeit unsuccessfully, in a rock band. But I have a guitar now, and no worries -- who needs groupies when you have the law?
"Roses" off of the new Outkast cd is a great song, and should win a grammy for "best use of the word poo poo in a chorus". Y'all should check it out.
Speaking of music, check out the musical stylings of Amy Studt. She is an up and coming (who isn't these days) musician and has some great rockin tunes. "great rockin tunes" -- I can't believe I just typed that, it's like im 40! Let me rephrase, her songs are fuckin dope ;-)
Have the first season of the Ben Stiller Show on DVD -- unbelievably creative and hillarious. Check it out.
DVD's I plan on getting soon
1) Bourne Identity
2) Simpsons 3rd Season ( a classic season! )
3) Simspons 4th Season -- coming out this summer
4) The Critic 1st and only season - underrated and under appreciated show
5) School of Rock may move up on the list -- give it time my friend
Great line from the simpsons when Homer is talking to Bart
Homer: Do you want to change your name to Homer Junior?? The kids could call you HoJu.
Guess who's back??
A hearty "howdy!" to all -- I have returned. I have not posted nearly as much as I would have wanted, but it always seems that when something bloggable occurs, the last place I happen to be is near a computer -- funny how that works. So I've decided that maybe I'll transform this blog into a resevoir for my thoughts, and any detailed posts regarding my daily adventures can be considered to be bonus material. So without further adieu (sp?), something new is about to hit something old. Enjoy!