Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sweet Summertime

It's a smile, It's a kiss, It's a sip of wine, It's summer time.....
Kenny Chesney has a way with words
Summer is passing too quickly as it always does! Work is crazy busy and I have reached the 1/2 way point of my first year of law school. It's all I thought it would be and more! HARD... Lots of studying, even when you feel you can study NO more, you haven't studyied enough. It is interesting though - Most of the time! There are some topics that put me to sleep. The current snoozer award goes to Constitutional Criminal Procedure. Criminal Law is interesting but Miranda warnings, search and seizure, right to counsel, all the stupid little mistakes that can be made by the police that get a horrible criminal set free. blah blah blah - I definitely believe everyone deserves a FAIR trial but the theories of how can we hide/ suppress evidence that clearly proves your guilty (aka OJ Simpson trial) doesn't seem like such a good idea! I believe the justice system has taken it a little too far. "oops, the police didn't tell you that you have the right to remain silent" ok... Your confession to hacking your wife and kids with a chainsaw doesn't count... I mean seriously!
so yea... that's been my summer - Lots and lots of studying!
My boyfriend Rich left for Alaska yesterday, which is not all snow and ice- year round, contrary to popular belief. The weather is supposed to be 60-70 degrees while he's there. He'll be there a month. I'm so jealous. He gets to work at a resort with his best friend. He assures me that there are NO women in Alaska and if there are, then they are burly. While it's nice to get a break, one month is way too long and I will miss him a LOT! But, it leaves me with more free time to study, so I guess I will survive.
Things to look forward to this month - August 9th - me & a few co-workers are going to a Nashville Sounds game (minor league baseball)

Then August 16th is my niece's first birthday party and Aug. 30th is my cousin's little girl's first b-day. I cannot believe those girls will be one. This time last year their mothers were dying - Temperature in TN stayed over 100 degrees for most of August and Nicki & Kristie were 9 months pregnant... Not happy campers! Isabelle is on the left and Ava is on the right for both pictures.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Knowing more about me

What is in the back of your car?
a tupperware container of my dad's stuff that I found in my mom's garage last weekend

Some really cool black dishesOk these aren't black - but you can pretend!

What color is your toothbrush?
White and yellow

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Night, and I really wish I was a morning person. But, I truly despise getting up early, I abuse my snooze button, have to set several alarms and I am not usually pleasant if forced to wake up before I want to. Solution: See below this is how I should be woken up.

What is your favorite color(s)?

all shades of blue, particularly teals & turquoises, saphire, etc...

When do you go to sleep?

11pm, but 10 or 10:30 and I would be less cranky in the morning!

What were you doing at 8:00 a.m.?

walking into my office, or sitting at my desk drinking coffee

What were you doing 45 minutes ago?

sending subpoenas via certified mail, then filing them, very exciting morning so far!

What is your favorite candy?

Chocolate - I love Snickers, Twix, Reece's Cups, and Whatchamacallits

Sweet - Sour Patch Fruits, I will settle for Sour Patch kids, but the fruits are way better, I also love skittles

What is the best ice cream flavor?

I have lots of favorites - I really like World Class Chocolate from Baskin Robbins, Rocky Road, just plain good ol' Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip

What is the last thing you had to drink?
Unsweet Tea at Big River

What are you wearing right now?
Gray - Ann Taylor pants, Blue Limited shirt with cream colored laci cami under it

What is the last thing you ate?
Grilled Chicken & Shrimp from Big River

Do you take vitamins daily?
I just started my Mom gave me the One-A-Days with Energy

What are you doing tomorrow?
Sleeping in then going downtown to watch the fireworks

What color is your car?


How many states have you lived in?

2 I was born in North Carolina but have lived in TN since I was 2

Are you better at math or art?

Neither, but I would have to pick Art, because I've always made b's & c's in Math and made an A in the one or two art classes that I have taken

Where did you go to pre-school, if you went at all?

Mckenzie - School of Discovery
of which I have very strong memories of our Christmas program & learning the song "I'm gettin nuthin for Christmas, Mommy & Daddy are mad, I'm gettin nuthin for Christmas... Cuz I ain't been nuthin but bad." I thought that was the funniest song ever!

Something you hate more than anything?

inconsiderate people, I don't really HATE anything but have plenty of pet peeves or dislikes!!

For example: mustard, oatmeal, olives - I don't hate them and I could eat them if I HAD to but I really really dislike them!
Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?

contacts during the day and glasses at night

I got glasses in 5th grade and graduated to contacts the summer before my 7th grade year

Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

Absolutely. It's all part of God's plan!

Do you like your job?


LOVE my job.