Friday, February 29, 2008

More on Girl Crushes

If any of you remember my old blog, I once mentioned that I had a girl-crush on Rihanna (I still do). I got some interesting responses. My uncle assumed that I must be a lesbian, but that's something that you have to deal with when you're a single gal that doesn't really date, so I didn't let his ignorance bother me too much. But a lot of my female friends responded by confessing their own celebrity girl-crushes!

I think it's safe to say that the phenomenon exists (at least among women who aren't homophobic) and this excerpt from cmt.com confirms it. But take a look at the response from those readers! I find that very interesting, first of all because the blog is about girl-crushes, not lesbians. And second, all the author was doing was pointing out that a male version had been done two years ago so maybe there should be a female version. I tell you, I like country music but I don't think very highly of country music fans. They just seem intent on living up to every unflattering stereotype... but they're too ignorant to know that they're unflattering!

Happy Leap Day!

This time next week I will be on my way to the Big Apple! Whoo hoo!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sign the Petition!

BRING PRINCE HARRY HOME NOW!

Litigious Mind says:
my boyfriend is in afghanistan.  i'm scared for him

Queen of Consumption says:
who is your boyfriend?

Litigious Mind says:
prince harry is in afghanistan!

Queen of Consumption says:
make a prayer quilt to ensure his safe return, or light a candle and keep it in your window, so he will know you were up waiting for him

Litigious Mind says:
aww, i should

Litigious Mind says:
he's been there for two months and they are just now telling the world!

Queen of Consumption says:
do you feel betrayed?

Litigious Mind says:
absolutely

Queen of Consumption says:
every relationship has issues, my man is prone to being grumpy, your man laft for war w/o telling u

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Times

I was all prepared to write a blog that was full of nothing but complaints, but then I decided I would be happy! Not sad and glum!

-I have discovered THE BEST DIET AND APPETITE SUPPRESSANT OF ALL TIME! It's a little thing called influenza! Try it some time!

-My off-brief moot court oral argument was hailed as better than my on-brief argument! That's a good sign... kind of!

-I ordered a new suit yesterday and I sure hope it fits! Sunday will hopefully bring new shoes!

-I am going to New York in two weeks!

-I have a job interview in three weeks!

-I get to go home and see my sweet little puppy brother in two and a half weeks!

-I got complimented on my jeans that I've had for over a year today because I've been on the best diet ever since Thursday!

-Turns out, I do not have TSS as I was worried about yesterday! (In my defense, when you have the freakin' flu and the symptoms are described as "flu like" how the heck are you supposed to know the difference? Huh?)

-Tift Merritt has a new album out! And I just bought it for $7.99 on iTunes because I heart her! Tambourine is one of my all-time faves!

-I mailed my bar application today!

Oscars

The Oscars this year were kind of boring, were they not? It's always kind of boring when there aren't many surprises. And everyone said that Daniel Day Lewis would win Best Actor, Javier Bardem would win Best Supporting Actor, No Country for Old Men would win Best Picture, blah blah blah. I don't even think that Marion Cotillard winning Best Actress was all that surprising since she won the Golden Globe and was kind of predicted to upset Julie Christie. Besides, the Oscar seems to always go to someone who played a real person. Forrest Whitaker, Helen Mirren, Reese Witherspoon, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, etc. At least the Best Supporting Actress award this year kind of came out of nowhere. That was fun.

But since the acting awards always seem to be pretty unsurprising, my new favorite category has become Best Original Song. You have to admit that when Three 6 Mafia beat out Dolly Parton two years ago with "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp," that was pretty damn funny. And last year was fantastic when those huge, huge egos (Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson) were up there trying to one-up each other with their over-the-top Dreamgirls production and then IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEY FINISHED they gave the Oscar to Melissa Etheridge. Classic.

And this year was so sweet when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won for Once. That was a nice little movie and I thought the song was really pretty. Their winning was the best moment of the night.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

PO'd

You know, there is nothing quite like a Saturday morning class. Especially the day after I was so sick I could barely get off the couch and had to put an ice pack on my forehead because it was the only thing that helped my throbbing head.

What could make this even worse?

Oh, I don't know. Maybe if the Saturday class was a three-hour class that didn't begin until half-way through the semester. Maybe if the registration menu AND the law school administration told students it was a three credit class. Maybe if I signed up for the class because I needed three more credits to exactly hit the required credits for graduation. Maybe if the professor suddenly tells us that this is a two-credit class.

Seriously, law school administration, what the hell were you thinking? You tell the professor it's a two credit class, but you tell the students and the on-line registration system it's a three credit class? All I know is that you'd damn well better give me that third credit. Because I am not beyond threatening a lawsuit if you keep me from graduating because I relied on your assertions.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Silver Lining

When one spends one's entire three-day weekend pouring over a law review article on informed consent, sometimes one needs something funny and lighthearted to pick up one's spirits.

Thanks, Onion. I needed that.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I'm Old

So, this weekend I decided that I would download a song that I had heard on the radio and kind of liked. But I didn't know the name of the song or the band, so I had to google some of the lyrics.

I can't tell you how disappointed I was to learn that there is not one member of the band who was born before 1988.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Suggestion to the CIA

Forget waterboarding—all the U.S. government needs to do to torture terrorist suspects (or law review managing editors, for that matter) is subject them to federal and state Medicaid law.

That should do the trick. After five hours of it today I pretty much want to kill myself to end the misery.

Can I Still Wear My Hoosier Basketball Hat With Pride?

Oh no!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why My Friends Are The Funniest

This landed in my email inbox this morning:

Hey Litigious Mind! Any chance you'd be up for a blood drive donation on Valentine's Day? We can go right after Remedies, and give the blood of our lonely hearts to save lives...instead of wasting the blood in our hearts by pumping it erratically through our wasteful cardio-pulmonary systems over some stupid flowers and candy that stupid people will be getting from their boyfriends.

Oh Lord

Don't worry, Mitt. I am not Godless. In fact, I very firmly believe in the existence of a loving God. Clearly someone was looking out for America and ensuring that we didn't get your bat-shit craziness in the White House.

Friday, February 8, 2008

We'll Eat Your Soul

So ComicBookLover and I watched one of her Netflix movies last night, a lovely little "psychological horror thriller" (the director's words, not mine) called http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491145/. And I shit you not, the shadow creature/monster that went around killing people was the soul of a lawyer.

This is a new depth for lawyer jokes.

I Got Ninety-Nine Problems and a B#*$h Ain't One

Okay, so I don't really have ninety-nine problems. Only three. Would you care to know what they are? Great!

First, I don't know how in the heck I'm going to be able to argue off-brief in this moot court competition. After all that time I spent convinced that my side was right, it's not easy to all of a sudden ignore all the awesome arguments I made in my brief. I was reading briefs from the other side last night and all I could think was, "No, you're totally wrong." I've got to get over this mental block somehow.

Second, I am more than slightly concerned that my next door neighbor is consumptive, i.e., has TB. I say this because she has had a cough for about three, four months now. Thin walls. (Sometimes too thin. Although now I know that she enjoys the occasional afternoon delight.)

And third, that one's a doozy, but I'm going to keep it zipped.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mini-Bitchfest 2008

When there are snow piles taller than me outside, when driving home from school feels like an off-road experience because of the ice bumps on the road, when I can't walk into a building without my glasses fogging up, when I base my decisions to leave my apartment on my chances of making it out of the parking lot alive, then the last thing I want to hear on the radio is a song that talks about summer.

So take note, DJs. Don't play any of the following:
Summer Love by Justin Timberlake
Sunshine and Summertime by Faith Hill
Summertime by Kenny Chesney

Are we cool on that? Good.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Election Etiquette

So, I may have just made a bit of an etiquette goof. I skipped class last night to go caucus (with my professor's knowledge). A classmate saw me today and asked me who I voted for. I hestitated at first to tell him (because voting seems somewhat personal) but then I figured, what the heck, and I said Obama. Trouble was, I made a scoffing noise when I hesitated, which made my eventual answer sound like, "Phsaw. Obama."

The classmate said, "You make it sound like that was a foregone conclusion." Trying to thinking of something to say in response, I replied, "If you had been there, you would know that it practically was."

I said that because my county's caucus went 4:1 in favor of Obama. It was quite overwhemling.

Unfortunately, another colleague was in the room while this happened, and she promptly spoke up and said, "Uh, no. I was there and I voted for Clinton." And she seemed a little upset that I would assume that everyone there voted for Obama.

I felt kind of bad for unintentionally degregating her vote, so I apologized, but she still seemed a little miffed.

So what is the proper voted etiquette in this primary season? I'm a little confused. I certainly didn't mean to insult, and hey, we all voted democratic so theoretically we're on the same team.

All I know is that this prolonged primary is probably just going to provide me with more opportunities to stick my foot in my mouth, as I often, often do.

Thoughts and Musings

-I am set to be the shortest, fattest member of my friend's entire bridal party in August, save one groomsman. Awesome. I'm hitting the gym now. (5'7" 155 lbs ain't what it used to be, I guess.)

-The Giants' Super Bowl win lulled me into a false sense of security that my supporters can always have unexpected victories. Damn Super Tuesday brought me back to reality.

-Really, American democrats? Hillary? I'm twenty-five years old and in my lifetime there has always been a Bush or a Clinton in the White House. I don't want to be saying the same thing with I'm thirty. Come on, people, let's shake things up. I seriously don't know if I will vote for her if she get the nomination. But I'm thinking I probably won't because I'm that desperate for some new blood.

-I broke the cardinal rule of brief-writing and reread my moot court brief after it was submitted. And I promptly found three glaring typos. Pretty much ruined my day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What's Wrong With This Picture?

The first commenter to spot what this map is depicting that has likely never before been seen in my lifetime wins my accolades.


(Graphic courtesy of cnn.com)