Sunday, November 25, 2007

Four Years At J Land

Hello There My Lovelies,

I have to admit that for most of the year, I was absent from this journal. I did, however, manage to crank out about one entry per month until this month, of course. I just don't want this journal to die, lol. I have a private journal, but I kinda gave up on that one. It was about my relationships, but I really don't feel like talking about that anymore. Who knows, maybe I'll start it back up again soon. I am sure the readers of that one have given up on that.

Next month will mark four years on this journal. I didn't think that I would keep it up. I started it around my senior year of college while I was waitressing, and kept it through my graduation, my trip in Spain, my return back to the US and my never ending job search and me going back to school for the second time.

I don't know who reads this journal. I am greatful for the few loyal readers that I do have. Otherwise it doesn't really matter. I have found that being able to read back 3-4 years and see my train of thought back then compared to now is reward enough for me and helps keep things in perspective.

I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to the new year ahead of me. I don't know if it will be better or worse, but at least I will have a stronger sense of direction and a guideline of how to accomplish the goals I will set out to accomplish in 2008.

More on the goals later.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

To Catch A Predator

Hello,

I hope you all are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday. I spent time at my grandma's house and I also got to see my aunts uncles and cousins. I absolutely love spending time with my grandma and grandpa and I hope that I will also make it up for Christmas.

In addition to eating good food, talking with family and sleeping in, I also watched a lot of TV. There was a Law and Order marathon, as well as a To Catch a Predator marathon.

I am so glad that there is a show like that to catch the sick pervs out in this world. I don't feel sorry for any of them, and feel that they should all go to prison and have criminal charges slapped on them for the rest of their lives. I was disgusted that rabbis, ministers, militarymen and counselors for the mentally disabled were among those that showed up. They all said that that was the first time they ever did anything like that ad nauseum. If I were the judge in that courtroom, I would set the maximum bail possible for the crime. Some men cried, others broke down and said that they were just so desparate. I don't feel sorry for any of them. I do feel sorry for their wives and children that are affected. One Indian guy said he was a "foreign national" and wanted an attorney. He then looked so shocked that he was being sent to jail to await his trial. LOL, Welcome to America, bitch !

I also feel that teenaged girls are becoming way too promiscuous. What the hell are young teen girls doing in chat rooms and having sexually charged conversations with older men ????? Or any person for that matter ? Most of the time, I believe that parents are to blame. They are either busy working just to make ends meet and can't be around. (Not entirely thier fault, it's hard to make ends meet,especially for single parents) Or they have relaxed rules. Some women out there act slutty, and it is no surprise that their daughters follow in their footsteps, wearing pants with "juicy" on the butt, or wearing no bra, or little mini skirts with no underwear.

 Sometimes, I also think that even though parents do make an effort to police their children, little Miss Suzy can still defy her parents when they aren't looking and turn into a little slut. It's called being rebellious. It happens. On occasion, the teenager is to blame.

And that's where the law steps in to protect minors whose parents are either absent, incompetent or just unable to police their child's every move. I am glad that we have laws like this. Even though some teen girls in my opinion have just gotten way to promiscous and are asking for trouble, they still deserve to be protected. Well, at least until they turn 18.

Too bad I don't have TV at home. I'll just have to stock up on more Law and Order DVDs.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Screwl

Hello there my lovelies,

Okay, so the quarter is almost over but my professor in American Law just keeps assigning us more work. He was easier in the beginning of the quarter, and then as you are a few weeks away from taking the final, BAM he justs pulls out new assignments out of his sleeve for us. I can't believe I have a take home midterm over the Thanksgiving break. So I take a midterm in class, and then we are assigned another midterm over the break. Luckily it won't be too hard, because I took a lot of notes. But I have learned a lot about the Constitution in his class.

I also have another research project due that I absolutely dread. I have to go to the law library again, but this time I am going to meet up with another guy in my class who will help me research and hopefully protect me from the crazy stalker that I attracted during my last visit.

Anywho, I am tired and have a long day ahead tomorrow.

 

Monday, November 19, 2007

Spice Girls Back On Tour

Okay, I admit it: I really like the Spice Girls. When they first came out I was in high school, and remembered having my whole future ahead of me. Their music makes me happy.

Ten years later they are back on tour. Now they have husbands, children and other careers. I prefer them ten years ago, but I am still really happy that they are reuniting for one last tour.

I remember when I lived in Austria in the summer of 1998 and my little cousins were listening to them.

I have their CDs and I work out to them. I don't really like the new song Headlines, too much, but I am sure it will grow on me.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Aloha My Lovelies,

Okay, so I just finished polishing up my resume. Okay, scratch that. I revamped it completely. I looked at different formats and suggestions and decided that my resume needed some changes. It never occured to me that I should post the scholarships that I won. Why didn't I think of that ? I also added my objective. So, now my resume looks a lot better.

However, no matter what I do to it and how much I fluff it up, hiring law firms will always see that I have never worked in a legal environment before. Every firm I have applied to wants experience whether it is answering the phones or filing. Oh, I have tons of that type of experience. But because I never did any of that in a law firm, it doesn't count. So I am working on that too. I would like to start volunteering for pro bono cases. I have a couple of interviews next week, and I hope that they go well. I have always wanted to volunteer and give back to the community anyway, so this would be great. I would like to work on immigration cases, but I am open to anything that they throw at me. It would be ideal for me to work with refugees.

 

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Law Libary

Hello There My Lovelies,

Okay, so the quarter is almost over, and I have projects, tests and assignments coming up. So I visited the law libary here in town.I am trying to complete my research project, and I suck at that. I thought I covered the right points and turns out I was wrong. Luckily the teacher told me that the only way I would fail is if I didn't turn in the project. Yay for me ! I will take a stab at it and turn it in.

Anyway luckily no screaming children were running around. Who would want to bring their kids there anyway ? The place is boring, and although I wanted to enjoy the intellectual atmosphere, I simply couldn't. I looked out of place there, like a dog walking on its hind legs. The librarian asked me if I was okay, and I finally confessed that I was new and trying to figure everything out. He then gave me a map. I was locating the books my professor talked about in class and identified them. That was a start for me.

So I was sitting at a table and minding my own business when some random guy who was sitting for a while at the table on the other side of the library comes to my table and sits down. For the record, the whole place is almost empty. There are many tables he could choose, but he walks all the way over to mine, plops down and starts reading. Reads a legal book like it's a novel and enjoying it. I don't even see attorneys who do that. My teacher told me he doesn't favor reading legal documents. That was my first suspicion.

I was kinda irritated because he wore some horrible cologne, had a leather jacket and kinda said something to himself every so often. I didn't want him to sit there, but I brushed it off. I gave him a look like "why my table", and he looked at me but I couldn't say anything. It's a public table, and if he wanted to sit there, he had a right to.

So I keep reading my stuff and wondered why he kept looking at me. He then mumbled something, and I thought he was finally voicing up about the irritated looks I gave him. So I felt bad and asked him what was wrong, and he started asking me questions about myself: What are you studying ? Is it hard ? Where is your boyfriend ? How old are you ? I was being polite and making small conversation while looking at my books so he would get the hint I was stressed and busy, but to no avail.

He then asked me if I had a resume, lol. He told me he worked as an attorney for an appellate court.Whatever, I suppose it's possible. But at that point I was a little creeped out by him and didn't care if he worked at the Supreme Court. I wasn't giving him any info. So I get up to walk around and get away from him, and also to do a little research. As I made my way to different stations of books, he kept looking at me and nodding his head. When he realized that I was going to be busy for a while he went somewhere else. But when I returned to my desk he came back and sat down.

I finally told the librarian, and luckily the guy disappeared shortly before I left. His stuff was still at his table, but whatever. At least he wasn't at my table.

::Shudders::

This never fails to make me laugh :)