December 16th, 2006

Sweet kitty

E-Collar

When I picked up Lucia from the vet last week, they told me she would have to wear her E-collar (aka "the cone") for 2 weeks.

I just found tonight that "E-collar" is short for "Elizabethan collar"...

I think Lucia looks very Elizabethan. Don't you?
Messages from God

Law School Purgatory

So I was talking to my mom the other day about the hell that is law school finals.

And, just as back story, you should know that my mom was raised Catholic (went to an all girls Catholic school with nuns, went to church every day, understands a Latin mass, etc etc etc)...

Ok. So.

My mom (who recently graduated with a second degree herself) said something to the effect of - "I don't think Law School Hell is the right term. You're in Law School Purgatory. And there is always a way out of Purgatory."

I like the sound of that.

But, being as I was not raised Catholic, I had to research this "always a way out of Purgatory" thing... 

It seems that under Catholic doctrine, people who die and go to Hell, will always be in Hell.  This happens if a person chooses to not go to Church and confess and repent sins.  However, if a person is unable to confess & repent (i.e. you get killed by a bus on your way to church) then you go to Purgatory.  You remain in Purgatory (where the "fire" purifies the sins unforgiven in life) as long as at it takes for you to be purified.  Sometimes this purification process is quick and sometimes it is slow.  But everyone who enters Purgatory is pure at heart, and will therefore eventually reach Heaven.

I agree with my mom - that's what I'm in.  Law School Purgatory.  And everyone who enters Purgatory eventually reaches Heaven.  :)

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Law dork

Bud Light Presents... Mr. Stressed Out Law School Finals Taker

Narrator: Bud Light presents...Real American Heroes
Singer: Real American Herooooees!

Narrator: Today we salute you, Mr. Stressed Out Law School Finals Taker
Singer: Mr. Stressed Out Law School Finals Taker!

Narrator: You stay up all night trying to learn statutes that Congress doesn't even understand.
Singer: Why did Congress pass this crap?

Narrator: You inject your body with so much caffeine that your own blood is now considered an illegal stimulant.
Singer: I'll throw this casebook through a wall!

Narrator: But you know it will all be worth it when you pass the bar and are working 70 hour weeks and sleeping 2 hours a night- at the firm.
Singer: Pass me the brandy and pep pills!

Narrator: So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, oh future lord of litigation, and remember, alcohol is a lawyer's best friend.
Singer: Mr. Stressed Out Law School Finals Taker!