Monday, January 31, 2005

Random shit b/c I am feeling v. v. uncreative...

Tonight I thought I would try one of these very fun little bloggy-blog posts:

What I'm Doing:
Currently I am sitting in "Remedies" class listening to one of my all time fave professors go on about contract damages: general, specific, incidental, consequential.....there is a helluva lot of damages out there for those litigious souls. I read the stuff (about 60 pages), I took some notes, and I still have absolutely no idea what language the professor is speaking. I BELIEVE it is Yiddish. Or maybe Hungarian. Not really sure. How is it that I am currently a third year in law school and have no grasp on damages? That speaks volumes about the state of American legal education. A guy just called on and is struggling through a case about yachts and yacht rental and yacht use. He is not doing well...I would not do well, either...

What I'm Thinking:
I am praying I do not get called on by said favorite professor. I would hate to disappoint him. UGH. Such guilt. So silly, really. Again, you would think that by my third year, I would not feel the need to vomit at the thought of being called on to speak on a case.

What I'm Currently Watching:
Because I am taking 13 credit hours of class and working between 15 and 20 hours a week, I try to limit myself to certain TV shows. I ALWAYS watch (come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet) "The West Wing." I am currently sporting (as all my buds know) a bit of a crush on Toby Ziegler, President Bartlet's illustrious Communications Director. He's dry, grumpy, and cynical...I heart him. This is evinced by the quote I currently have posted below my blog title. I also make it a point to watch "Cold Case." Beyond that, it is whatever I see when I flip through the channels when I am not studying. I am partial to old reruns of Law & Order, CSI, and Simpsons, as well as all the A&E crime shows I can find: City Confidential, American Justice, Cold Case (are we seeing a pattern here?).

What I'm Reading:
I just finished a crime novel called "Dark Eye," by William Bernhardt. Excellent, excellent. There is an alcoholic criminal behaviorist, a freaky murderer obsessed with the stories of Edgar Allen Poe, and an autistic detective-wannabe. What more could you want? I am now reading "The Human Stain" by Philip Roth. I recently finished "The Plot Against America," also by Roth, and I truly loved it. So, I thought I would give the former a try. The topic is fascinating: 60-ish Jewish college professor accused of racism by two of his students for using the word "spooks," his affair with a 30 year old cleaning woman, and his successful attempt at "passing" in White America.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

I like just about all those shows, but as you know, I really only make it a point to watch the reality shows. Survivor debuts after the Super Bowl - I hope it's more interesting than last season - I didn't even watch the finale.

I like Cold Case, too, but find it a bit depressing. I watch it, along with many of the others you listed, occasionally with my folks.

Philo said...

I want to read "The Plot Against America" in the worst way but just have no time. It's one of those books that my friends are surprised I haven't read yet.

They: "I know you don't like non-fiction, but you'll LOVE this!"

Me: "...have tax to do... lalalalalalalalalala"