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Monday, August 29, 2011

"Poppin'....3L Swag, Hurricane Irene 2011"

So as if an earthquake wasn’t enough, Hurricane Irene stopped by to say hello. I really didn’t take the hurricane seriously at first until I finally sat down and watched the news. I was still skeptical since the media LOVES to employ fear to get everyone acting crazy (let’s not forget Y2K). Anyways, Pikachu Sims got me the most scared when she suggested that we both evacuate. She proposed that we should drive 8 hours to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Knee-Cole got me even more scared because she didn’t say that driving to Michigan to escape Irene was a ridiculous idea.

Anyways, the video above was taken on Friday (the day after we chose not to evacuate). We we’re nervous but we decided to take our chances with Irene. TT, the PLB, and my cousin all camped out in our apartment. We stocked up on some wine and snacks and we had flashlights & candles handy. We felt the brunt of the storm on Saturday. All in all, we went without power twice, but we survived. Ironically, Sunday was the most beautiful day that I’ve witnessed in a while. In the end, we are very thankful that it wasn’t worse for us and we feel for the families of those who lost their lives in this hurricane.

Til Next Time,


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquakes & The 3L Shuffle.

We’re on the stage for one last encore. We’re back and this is it! Time has flown by my goodness…just direct your eyes to the right-hand side of this blog. Those blog-posts with summaries of events (and then some) feel like they happened yesterday. I’ve been struck quite hard by reality and she is telling me that I will be thrown into the real world come May 2012. For now, I wish I could just sit back and enjoy the ride, but alas, I cannot. Don’t get me wrong, I will be taking 3L year by storm. I have plans to make it the most memorable year thus far. 1L year was CLASSIC, hands down. Looking back, 2L year was sort of a snooze. And 3L year is a mystery thus far, but I’m gonna make it a great one folks!

So this year will be the typical hybrid of work and play. For now, the bulk of my work is coming from job hunting. It’s about time I face the inevitable truth that I will be required to work for the rest of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve held several jobs before, and I have a resume that’s been fussed over and pruned to semi perfection to prove it. It’s just that these jobs have been TEMPORARY, i.e: summer judicial intern, summer law clerk, 2007-2008 school year etc.) I’ve spent the majority of my life as a student, and as this phase is finally coming to an end, I’m realizing that the working world is ready to take another victim. And it doesn’t help that the job market STILL sucks. So as if working forever isn’t bad enough, I have to bust my ass to land the job that will kick-off working forever. So much for 3L year boring one to death. Le Sigh.

In other news, the District was shook (literally) as the earth got to do a little dance [see above pic for my own signs of the quake devastation]. The residents were not enthused. Pikachu Sims and I were driving to our apartment from the gym when I logged onto twitter and saw that #dcquake was trending. I was surprised to learn that it measured a 5.8 on the Richter scale. Although I did not feel the earth quake, I’m pretty sure I would’ve been alright. I’m a true Californian and I have earthquake drills imprinted on my brain. So yea, I’m not gonna lie, it was interesting to see people’s reactions. I apologize if I offended anyone by my insensitivity to the DC quake, but it was funny. The quake was quite a way to start off the school year, and a bit symbolic of life as a 3L. It’s going to take us by surprise and some of us may end up quite shook, but in the end, we’re gonna survive. So here’s to 3L year.