29 Bentley 3L
29 Bentley 3L
29 Bentley 3L
So 2020 has been trying. I have one term left in 3L and I understand the “3LOL” jokes a bit more now. Jumping back on to hopefully motivate myself through finals and the February bar exam. Here goes nothing :)
First day bloc 2: labour law strikes back
Dressed like grandma, am baby according to my friends
Maybe if I post a picture of my work station I’ll be more motivated to do my work, right?
Returning to law school after a year of being away has been wild, especially while COVID rages on…. and on…
(Yes, that’s a bottle of ink because I’m that person with my stationary.)
Gardening has had to take a major backseat since law school started but this year I managed to successfully grow my first brussel sprouts! Did it take way more effort than it should? Yes. Did only one plant bear any viable fruit? Yup! But I did it! I also had no idea how tall these motherfuckers can get!
The overwhelming month I knew would be October is closer to done and I am counting the days. New flooring install next week. MPRE next week. Both of this being finished will take a load off.
I am obsessed with the new volunteer gig and literally losing sleep over it. Like I stay up to send just one more, just one more, until it’s past midnight and whoops. But my role is basically to tell people they’ve been awarded rent or utilities payments, so who wouldn’t want to stay up late feeling like Oprah?
I do need to pump the brakes though because it’s a tough spot for me physically with seasonal allergies and sleep deprivation in my current state hits me hard and fast. Yesterday I was far too snappy with my kids because I was wrung out.
First virtual Fall parent teacher conference went swimmingly. She earnestly asked me how I was doing and I was like “depends on the day!” She offered to help, so many teachers have offered to help me since the pandemic hit and it means so damn much. Their world’s were turned upside down too and yet they’ve extended me their hands. So much appreciation.
This life is chaos, but I’m ever so grateful for all that I have and all that is yet to come my way.
You know its a great fucking day when youre studying for three different finals of subjects that you don’t like, when your MUN update comes in and you represent China next week in a MUN OVER THE FUCKING UIGHUR CRISIS. WHO IN THE EVER LOVING FUCK IS GOING TO LOBBY WITH CHINA, NOT ME OH WELL SHIT I AM CHINA.
AND ON TOP OF THAT THERE IS NO FORMULA ONE THIS WEEK. I FUCKING DIGRESS.
I have five hours to pull together a marketing plan and write a memo (which I still have to read up on the content). Feasible or not feasible, that is the question.
homework then guilty pleasure, homework then guilty pleasure.
this week for law, literature, & philosophy, we’re on Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince. It’s pretty messed up but I’m enjoying it in a detached, historical sense. I really did not enjoy reading Socrates and Plato, though I agreed with their ideas of government much more (Machiavelli is a “if people have to die for the good of the state, that’s really not my problem” kind of guy), but the Prince was written hundreds of years later than them so it’s much easier to read.
Mediocre pictures of my apartment abound. I cleaned out my fridge today for the first time since summer started. I have seen and touched some horrendous things tonight. Now I’m going to try to read and listen to the Packers game at the same time.
I had kind of a crummy summer. I’m adjusting, but playing catch-up on everything I missed in the realm of basic self care is taking a lot more time and effort than I thought. But I think I’m getting there!
02. Clair de Lune (Moonlight) (04:06)
Artist: Pizuya’s Cell
Arrangement: Pizuya’s Cell
Lyrics: 綾倉盟 (Mei Ayakura)
Vocals: 3L, 綾倉盟 (Mei Ayakura)
Guitar: 埼玉最終兵器, pizuya
Drum Manipulator: 通天 (Tsuuten)
Album: Clair de Lune (Moonlight)
Original: The Gensokyo that Floats in Outer Space (Track 10)
Source: 鳥船遺跡 ~ Trojan Green Asteroid
Genre: Metal, Vocal
Accidentally wore shoes to my one in-person class yesterday that made my feet Bleed. Everything is hazy and yellow outside even though we are far from the fires. I’m questioning my career trajectory when it comes to how I’d like to practice law, but at least I know I’m in the general vicinity of where I need to be. This is the life
1. Work from home station.
2. Listening to L7 in my nasty tub with PBR. As self care.
This pandemic is not treating me well! But I have a sweet cat now. ❤️ Had to do laundry in the tub (those are mostly just pajama shirts pictured) because there are no quarters due to the coin shortage. It’s physically difficult and I don’t recommend it. I may be driving to a friend’s house out in the suburbs to do the rest tomorrow.
Thank goodness I have a car! Someone stole the catalytic converter out of the Prius, just totally sawed it off. I got it replaced and my brother helped drive it back to Wisconsin to swap with my mom for her car (since Priuses are targeted because the parts sell for more and they know where I live now).
Working on updating our journal’s manual, also working at the clinic. I ran IT at a conference, and we got Zoom bombed. I will be back at the mass torts firm once a week in the fall, but otherwise all my courses are online. (International Environmental Law, Wills and Trusts, a course on labor law and the gig economy, Advanced Administrative Law, clinic and journal).
Had a bad day yesterday and forgot to go to a meeting I have every week because I thought I was done and I went for a walk outside and started making pasta instead. I had no excuse to give when I showed up over a half hour late, hangry.
Westlaw for Life
29 Bentley 3L
29 Bentley 3L
Part 2 ,
Perfect description of my mood towards my legal studies last night.