Friday, September 5, 2008

A quick update

I have a minute here at work and know that this is about the only minute I'll have for awhile! Things are going fabulously. I was not called to recite all week (YAH!) and my profs are nice. A classmate likened them all the camp counselors--could this possibly be too good to be true?

I have been taking notes on my laptop and I love it--I haven't gone to school in years so that wasn't typical when I went, I didn't think I would like it but I do. The guy next to me in my classes never takes notes during class--that bugs me--maybe he thinks he got all the information out of the reading or maybe he is going to flunk out. I can't imagine that he is going to depend on retention or that he remembers it all well enough to type out notes later--that sounds insane to me!

I don't know if this is typical but my section stays in the same room for every class and many of us end up sitting in the same area. My seatmate on the right changes every class so I don't know their names but on my left is E and she is very nice and just as stressed as I am. She doesn't work or have kids so she is spending a lot of time over preparing and over analyzing things. Seeing her freaking out over very tiny definitions that she didn't understand makes me slightly thankful that I AM still working and DO have kids because I don't have all day to think about law. I can take a break here and there and think about glasses! I have, however, been dreaming about cases. That isn't so much fun with Crim law cases since there were a few that were downright gross!

Today, as I was walking to my car, a very cute student approached me and introduced himself and we walked to the parking area together (I am cheap so I don't park in the ramp next to the school, but in a lot that's under the highway--it saves me $4 a day & it's worth it!) we chatted and he told me that it was 'too bad' that I had to go to work, he would have bought me a beer at the bar everyone was headed to!?!? Now, I am not an ugly duckling but I am not the prettiest girl in the room either, I think of myself as pretty average AND I am not the skinny chick either so the fact that he zeroed in on me (and not the group of younger, chipper chicks in front of us) was flattering...I agree, too bad I had to come to work. I almost asked if they were planning to go to a bar this evening (we got out of class at 12) but didn't...


PT-LawMom said...

We stayed pretty much in the same room all of first year. Could also be because first-year classes are so much larger.

lawschoolwidowblog said...

my guy said the same things too. his classes are really small and they all sit in the same places each time. the girl next to him isn't very friendly so you lucked out. He's been frustrated at his classmates who ask a billion questions that aren't relevant or that will be discussed later in the semester.