Friday, April 23, 2010


I still haven't learned not to procrastinate.

I suppose I never will, either, until I'm severely punished for it. I mean, yes, the late hours and all the stress are quite punishing, but I always pull it off in the end. I would need to get a resounding "F" on a paper or test for me to consider changing my ways.

That said, I was really very proud of myself when I wrote most of my paper that was due today (Thursday) on Tuesday night. I just had to write the last half of a page on the night before it was due. I'd call that progress.

Then again, I waited until about midnight tonight to start the paper that's due tomorrow. Still - it's a decent paper. But it's not very well-sourced and thus doesn't follow the prompt very well...we'll see how far my eloquence gets me this time.

Anyway. Two papers down, one moot court proceeding to go. Lucky for me, I have another class right before that, so I'll get a whole 10 minutes to sit down and prepare with my partner attorney....yeah, uh-huh...

Sleepytime now ok bai.

Love always,

Monday, April 19, 2010

ho-hum deedly dum ka-boom.

Things to do this week:

--Research Supreme Court justices to predict what questions our fake-justices will ask in Moot Court.
--Read 60-page Morse brief for Moot Court.
--Learn to be a lawyer.
--Prepare petitioner's side for Morse v. Fredrick case for Moot Court (for Friday).
--Read all of Supreme Conflict (by Friday).
--Write a 5-page paper about how the Dominican Republic views itself (due Friday).
--Write a 5-page paper about one of the amendments in the Bill of Rights and why it was included (due Thursday).
--Write story proposal for Global Health Reporting; talk to Harborview and SeaMar sources to figure out what the story is.

This may be the quarter where I finally get screwed by my procrastination and have to grow out of it...I can keep my head straight on 3 classes at a time, but that 4th one just gets dropped from the radar. Global Health, Com&Canada, Mass Media Law and Poli-Sci. Demasiado.

If I ask before the night before they're due, one or both of those papers could get extended. But I think I can do it, once I sit down and figure out my sources.

It's the moot court thing that has me freaked out. I may seem like I enjoy arguing, but not in this setting. KL, I can't even punch anyone! Jeez louise. But really - while we're giving our prepared statements, the "justices" can interrupt at any time and pick apart your argument. I'm thoroughly nerve-wracked.

I know I'm awesome, but couldn't they have picked someone else to be the attorney? Sheesh.

Love always,

Thursday, April 1, 2010

all those people, going somewhere.

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see.

I've been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving, pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you've seen the people all along.

--Brandon Heath

Love always,