Jim's Polka

The life of a former software engineer, now a law student

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Fame and Fortune

Well, fame anyway. And not really for me. My torts professor (and, by extension, my torts class) was featured on the front page of one of the local newspapers today. I'm not the sort that sits in the front of the class, so I didn't make either of the pictures in the paper. ProfTorts is a really interesting guy. The article itself is not so much. It seems like a pretty standard day-before-Thanksgiving human interest kind of thing. I think they have a template for this type of story and he didn't deviate much. The article's right about one thing, though. We were in tears from laughter when he showed us the law student's version of the ending of "The Sun Also Rises".

I'm off to the other side of the state tomorrow morning to have Thanksgiving with the in-laws. They don't have much in the way of internet access, so posting will be exactly as infrequent as it's been. We're going to be flying there, probably in a 12-seater. It'll be fun and exciting.

Monday, November 15, 2004

IM Conversation of the Week

Involving Jim, M and several others: (BLS = Basic Legal Skills)

M says: By the way...BLS is a whore....
M says: ...Or maybe its a pimp.
D says: matt, BLS is the whore, and you its pimp
Jim says: I think it's more likely that BLS is the pimp and we're all its bitches.
D says: i ain't nobody's bitch, bitch
M says: I agree with Jim, but I must say, vis a vis BLS, don't hate the player, hate the game.

The last line was the high point of my day. (Yes, my day was that pathetic.)

Thursday, November 04, 2004

School Update

Well, happily, I got exactly the result I was hoping for from the mediation competition. We won on the second night and failed to make the semi-finals. A strange result to root for, I'll admit, but I'm happy with it.
I've started introducing myself to IP professors. I remember that it was nice to have a professor or two to talk to in the engineering department during undergrad, so I'm trying to get something like that here, too. It's been pretty interesting, so far. The one I talked to today used to be a high-up in-house counsel at what Energy Spatula might call Barely Veiled Enormous Software Company (BVESC). I'm supposed to send him my resume next week. I guess I'd better put that thing together, huh?
I'm starting to think I should have a daily post with a funny quote from ProfTorts. There's at least one funny line every class. The high point of the week was the story he told about himself that ends with, "I'm sorry, I think you're looking for the other dwarf."

Great Moments in Science

I Don't Cry Over Bitches In Boats

... or something like that.

I'm just happy that The OC is back on*. Now, I just need to get the DVDs, although they are currently on my list of things that will make me fail out of school**.

* It's pretty much the only good thing I can say about this week. I'm currently blocking out all memories of Tuesday.
** Also on the list is Halo 2, for obvious reasons. My resolve is weakening...