Just my thoughts on the small piece of the large universe that I inhabit.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Made Law Review

Well since last post:
Got all my grades in last semester, made the deans list again!!
I made law review
Spent too much money on my car making it faster.
Had spring break
Decided to load up on classes this summer and graduate a semester early.
Started looking at office space with my future partner.
This law school thing is going by fast!
I should be writing a brief right now for the intramural moot court competition. The brief is due on Wed. But I have a good handle on the material and just have to write it sooo hopefully that won't take too long.
I am doing law review, but not really sure why. I guess it's one of those things that is hard to refuse. It is a lot of work (especially for someone who is a bad writer). Thank god one day I can hire a secretary to edit my writing and make everything grammatically correct.
Not much else going on, just trying to keep steaming forward in school and stay focused (very difficult)

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Happy New Year 2006, And another late Merry Christmas


Well another year has passed into the history books! I finished My first year of law school! Now I am an official 2L. I have not received all my grades but I have 2 in. They started off pretty shady with a B- in Legal Writing (my worst grade yet in law school, see I told you I wrote like a high school sophomore!) But things are looking up! I got an A- in Federal Income Tax which I thought would be my worst grade! So I guess if anyone needs taxes done I am you man!. I received a comment from a guy who is a Forest Ranger with a link to his blog, that would be a cool job. His site is http://juicyfruiter.blogspot.com/ if you want to check it out, it has some funny stories.
The biggest news is that I got a new car!! woo hoo. Its a Yellow Mustang GT a 2001 model 5 speed, and damn it is fast. It was kind of a Christmas present from my wife (yes as a full time student my wife is my sugar momma!) It has to be the coolest car ever, but my friends laugh because 1. I am a truck guy and have always had big trucks and 2. They ask are you in high school again? Ok Ok it is kind of a juvenile/midlife crisis car, but since I am neither then who knows, all I know is that I like it. Some kid pulled up beside me in a primer grey civic hatchback, that had a loud muffler, and pimped rims, he reved it up, and even though I had my wife and son with me I still had to show him that his civic could not try and disrespect my Ford like that, by the time we hit the next stoplight (and after hitting 135 MPH!) he was about 1/8 of a mile behind be. OK OK maybe I don't act my age (what's my age again?) BUT at least I know better, I just do it anyway! And besides I am in lawschool, if I get a ticket it's just job training to go to the Harris county courthouse and fight it!
See ya soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

My Next 30 Years

In my next 30 years I am going to spend more time with my family, make more money, complain less, appreciate more, love more, laugh more, Be less self consumed, Appreciate the things my wife does for me more, appreciate the little things the world has to offer more.
Ahh yes that is what I am going to do of course as soon as I am done with the next 2 years of law school.
I turn 30 tomorrow
A good friend and mentor passed away
I have not slept more than 4 hours at a time the last month.
We dodged the wrath of hurricane Rita.
This Semester is Hard.
(Oh got an A in that contracts II class over the summer!)
That just adds more pressure to keep it up I guess though.
My favorite class this semester is Constitutional law. I love the subject, but my professor is, well, how should I say this. Let's just leave it at tough.
Federal Income Tax is tough, but rewarding, I have a tough but fair professor.
Property is interesting, not too hard
Torts is interesting as always, My professor (although not learning much about torts) is extremely entertaining.
Working on Appellate brief.
I wish I had more time to spend with my son, even though I saw him everyday this week, I feel like I did not get to spend any time with him. I keep telling myself I am doing this so in the future I will have more time to spend with him.
I just realized reading this that I write like a high school sophomore and not a law student. I wish I was a better writer. Maybe I can get that for my birthday, the gift of stylistic writing.
See Ya soon

Thursday, July 21, 2005


My Boy Philip, will be 3 Aug 9th

Deans List

Well another update. I made the Deans list last semester at South Texas College of Law! Who would have thought? Not me that is for sure! I guess I am not so stupid afterall. Well at least I fooled my professors on one test anyway. I am studying for finals now for summer ( contracts II) I hope I can keep it up! With success only comes more fear of failure as the expectations are higher. Philip turns 3 in a couple of weeks. Where does the time go?

Monday, May 02, 2005

Hope

The problem with the idea of hope today.
When most people mention hope it is their desire for a better future. The problem with this is that you are living in the future and not the present. Hoping for a better tomorrow. Well I think you should realize what a great time the present is. Hope should be limited in use and only hoping that tomorrow is as beatiful as today. Every day and every minute of every day should be looked at with gratitude and appreciation for what it brings. Find the things that are truly beatiful in the moment you are in and focus on them. I think this is more important than wishing for tomorrow. Today is what counts, If you love the present the future can only be as or more blissful and then you have no need for hope as it is known today.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Prison Cell?

Ok I am in some mood tonight. Here is another funny though I had though. I have been in the library 15 hours a day for the last 2 months. This is really not much of an exaggeration. So I usually sit in a study cubicle, alone. These little cubicles are 10x12 rooms with a table and chairs. But the funny thing is as I sat here looking at the door I noticed that it REALLY looked like the door to a prison cell. I have never seen a prison cell door in real life but on TV they are grey and have a small vertical rectangle window for the prisoners to look out of. That is exactly what the doors here look like. And being the size of the room is about equivalent to a cell as well it is somewhat unnerving. I though to myself I have voluntarily imprisoned myself so I can learn the law to keep people from having to stay in a room like this alone, like I am doing now. Hmmmm. At least there are no gang-rapes in law school except for finals, which are quickly approaching. I hope I don't drop the soap.
Don't they get to watch TV in prison? No luck here.

Random Thoughts

A smile is the most beautiful thing in the world.

Nothing lives up to expectations, therefore we are doomed to a world of disappointment.
What then you ask is there to live for?
Small Unexpected pleasures. Since they are without expectations then nothing but happiness can come from them, this is the key to happiness. Recognize those small treats and hold them dearly for that is the path that will lead to fulfillment and away from despair. It also helps if you don't expect much and be grateful for whatever happens. I think this is why so many successful people are unhappy, they expect so much yet are constantly let down. Even when you get what you expect and want at some point it will not be what you anticipated and therefore disappoint you. So my goal is not to expect anything and just be happy with whatever may transpire.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

WOW its been awhile

It has been some time since I last wrote anything. Well let's see what has changed? Oh nothing since my last post really same schedule, same reading, and still behind. With finals looming on the horizon my anxiety level has skyrocketed that is for sure. All of my classmates as well are stressed. I am probably one of the more sane ones. I guess my philosophy is that I will work as hard as I can and hopefully my grades will show it. What is funny is how stressed everyone is yet they all have time to go out and party or play softball. It's all about finding the "perfect" outline they say or buying the right hornbook or commercial outline. Well all of that stuff is great but without looking at it what good can it be. I have several commercial outlines either Gilbert's or Emanuel's one for each class and that is about all I can read in the time I have. I came to the conclusion that time is my enemy. If anyone has a device that could stop time for about a month let me know! Well I am gonna sleep and then this weekend is LIBRARY weekend YEAH. I plan on closing it down. I remember when I used to close down the bars NOW I close down the library. But I would not change a thing! I truly still love law school even with a semester ALMOST complete I think to myself every day. Wow your a law student, how freaking cool is that! BUT check back after finals and see if I have changed my tune. Somehow I doubt it will have.