Archive for January, 2005

didn't the 'sphere check my calendar first?

January 31, 2005 1 comment

Um, OK, guys, the next time I’m going to be out of town for four days and will find myself unexpectedly without internet access, can you all please not post? At all? I’m sitting on my couch dying to go to bed, but I still have to dig through, like 300 more posts, and I’d like to get some sleep but I’m so behind, and damn you Larry and E. Spat and E. McPan, and THL, and Amber because I’m also digging through the 800 pages of clothes on the candy bar doll website?


Categories: in the \'sphere


January 31, 2005 2 comments

OK, four days in the Windy Second City are done and we are home, no worse for the wear.

I honestly meant to post from Chi-town, but our hotel room didn’t have wireless access! Or, rather, it was supposed to have access, but we were too far down the hall for the signal to reach us.

So I have lots of updates coming soon:

  • My first book review of the 50 Book Challenge. (Shortly forthcoming, my second book review, which is proving a much more enjoyable and therefore faster read.)
  • Campus Reviews part III and IV
  • A report on my first, real, live in-person blogger meet!
  • Other honorable mentions, many of which actually have something to do with law school!

So, you’re all going to get a readful this week. Fewer post of mindless filler and more meaty substance.

Categories: 0L


January 26, 2005 1 comment

LawMom has been accepted to law school!

She’s joined the ranks of 1Lstobe.

Next up: stag and Sui Generis. Send them law-school-acceptance vibes and speedy-mail wishes

Categories: in the \'sphere

the timing couldn't be worse

January 26, 2005 4 comments

I have managed to go nearly 18 months without getting sick. Oh, I’ve had some allergy issues in that time—sniffling and sneezing from molds and whatnot—but I haven’t had a real, live, green-snot-blowing cold in forever.

Until now.

Monday night, after Mr. Angst and I had downed a $40 bottle of Veuve, I felt my throat start to get a little itchy and sore. I figured it was the champagne and thought nothing of it. Yesterday morning, though, it was worse, and I had one clogged nostril. By the end of the day yesterday, I was in the throes of a full-blown cold, sans only the coughing. (That will come next week, I’m sure.)

I may jinx myself by saying this, but I just don’t get sick very often! I’ve never had the flu, strep throat, or mono; I get max one cold a year, and the most regular illness I ever had was chronic laryngitis in college. So I hate being sick.

And now I’m sick right before we’re to head to cold, snowy Chicago. I am not pleased.

(I’m not the only one, apparently—Denise has a cold, too. Denise, I tried to comment but TypePad is acting up, so I’ll just share my advice here: DayQuil. It is the gift of the gods to sick people who can’t stay in bed all day.)

I’m hoping I nip this sucker in the bud tonight or tomorrow. Being sick for our anniversary trip would be awful.

Categories: just me

damn guest celebrities

January 25, 2005 Comments off

I am saddened to see that Scrubs, the only sitcom I bother watching, actually allowed Colin Farrell to guest on tonight’s show. Even worse, they not only allowed but actually appear to have encouraged him to babble on in his ridiculously exaggerated Irish brogue.

Meh. I can’t stand Colin Farrell.

Categories: off the beaten path

torts everywhere!

January 25, 2005 1 comment
Categories: in the \'sphere

'splain it to me, please

January 25, 2005 3 comments

When the Steve Miller Band sings in The Joker, “Some people call me Maurice,” what do they mean?

Categories: off the beaten path