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Thursday, December 02, 2004

God Bless Finals

11:54 pm, Thursday, December 2, 2004.

Take note of this.

This is the exact moment when I officially switched from writing my own original Civ Pro outline to simply cutting and pasting from the handful of Civ Pro outlines I have acquired from various other sources. It is a beautiful thing.

So, it's midnight and I have spent the past eight hours in front of my computer, allegedly working on my Civ Pro outline. I am so sick of this outline that I am contemplating dropping out of school and using the rest of my student loans to buy a small plane that I can use to run drugs from Tijuana and make a comfortable living doing so. I think I need a distraction. So, it's time for a finals blog entry. Some distraction - I am taking a break from writing a bunch of crap on a computer by...writing a bunch of crap on a computer.

So, earlier today I was so hopped up on caffine that I thought my heart was going to explode. It was fun. It was fun, that is, until I started getting so jittery that I was getting on my own nerves. Seriously, I wanted to punch myself in the face, but my hands were shaking too badly. I'm guessing it might have had something to do with the 24 ounces of sweet, beautiful black coffee I had from Dunkin Donuts (and maybe a little bit with the two donuts worth of sugar). That has pretty much worn off, but I just chugged a Red Bull, so round two might be happening here real soon. I'll keep you updated. Because I know you give a shit.

I am having a hard time coming up with anything to write about right now because my whole world, and the worlds of all my friends are centered on 4 exams to take place over the next two weeks. Wow, writing that just now made me realize that in two weeks from today, this hell will be over. I wonder where I will be at this time in two weeks. I'm shooting for just being alive. Anything above and beyond that is just icing on the cake.

Is it a bad thing that I am using the fact that I don't want to work at a large firm (and thus don't really need to be at the top of my class) as justification for not studying as much as I could be? I mean, don't get me wrong, I want to do the best I possibly can, but I definitely think there is a point of diminishing returns regarding the amount of time put into studying. What is the point of getting straight A's if I spend the next 20 years in a padded cell. Furthermore, the grading system for these tests is about as arbitrary as a game of pin the tail on the donkey. Do you seriously mean to tell me that Grandpa Jack is going to read 73 essay tests in detail and then rate every one of them agianst each other? Especially since he is going to be grading them after having 10 beers at the Redskins game. Throw in the massive grade inflation that goes on at pretty much every top law school in the country, and fair to midland is looking pretty damn good to me right now.

I can't wait until next semester, when I can use all the secrets I learned this semester to make my life a whole lot easier. I have a feeling that, come January, I may be picking up a few High Court books. It was great this semester once I came to the realization that all that time I had been spending reading cases could instead be used for more important things like catching up on old Strongbad emails or watching Monday Night Football. Who knows - I may even try out for the Spider Solitaire World Championships.

How great is Instant Messenger. I mean seriously, where would I be without IM. Oh yeah, that's right - I would be paying attention in class and not getting distracted from my homework for hours at a time. I think it would be much more effective if our teachers would just teach via one big chatroom and a bunch of sharp one-liners, becasue I think all of us would be able to learn much better that way. Another great thing about IM is that is pretty much how I taught myself how to type. I never took one of those fancy "keyboarding" classes. The great thing about this is, since I am usually in a more relaxed setting when I am on IM, I can only type while slouched in my chair with my feet up. Most normal people learn proper typing posture - not me. I can't wait until my first day at my first legal job when my boss finds me sitting with my feet up on my desk and my keyboard balanced on my lap - that should make a good impression.

Well, I guess it's time to get back to "writing" my Civ Pro outline. I have a feeling it is going to come together a lot faster now for some reason.