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June 24, 2008

So, yeah, I was out of town yesterday. I hoped to spend my traveling time consolidating my Bar/Bri notes and maybe making some flashcards. But my flight out was delayed by two hours (two hours!), turning my two-and-a-half-hour stretch of downtime at my destination into . . . no downtime; I literally went from plane to train to taxi to appointment. And on the way back, it was the same in reverse order—appointment to taxi to train to plane. Oof. ((And of course, I was so stressed out while the delay was unfolding that I could not get any work done, though I started out well—I was typing away up until we got on the plane for the first time. After we had to get off the plane, though, I was not much up for studying, as I was completely freaked out about making it to my destination on time. Yeah, it was one of those delays . . . really vile, in fact, made worse by the fact that we were pulling away from the gate when someone’s mistake caused some mechanical damage, forcing us to pull back in, completely deplane, and wait for a new plane—a plane which was supposed to be someone else’s connection, so I feel bad that those people got delayed as well.))

All of this means I was VERY unproductive yesterday (I did get a bit done on the plane, but not as much as I hoped since I forgot to bring the set of notes I was in the middle of consolidating, leaving me to go over Con Law, which, frankly, was not the best use of my time). Today, I’m back to the grind, though having missed yesterday’s (apparently not very useful) Secured Transactions lecture, I’m feeling maybe a bit less overwhelmed than those who DID attend and were freaked out by it. I started to read the Mini Review outline and it was so awful that I decided to put it away and try the long outline before I attend the make-up lecture. (Ah, Sunday Bar/Bri. Joy.)

Right now, I’m busy making the Contracts flashcards I hoped to make yesterday; I really can only do so many before my hand turns into a claw and I have to stop to take a sip of wine, check my RSS feeds, refresh Facebook, or, you know, post something.

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  1. LL
    June 24, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I think I may have to stop reading your blog until the Bar is over. This reading of outlines, consolidating of notes, and making of flash cards… I have not done any of these things. I haven’t read a single word of the lecture handouts after I’ve filled them in. Because I’m studying on my own I have no idea what other people are doing so I don’t get too worried about it. But then I read you and see facebook away messages and realize how much I could (should!) be doing in addition to playing catch up with lectures. I can’t decide if this knowledge is good in that it’s motivating and informative or bad in that it stresses me out. I have a feeling it’s good for me, but I want to believe it’s bad so I can keep living in blissful, margarita and baby fun filled ignorance 😉

    I’m glad you were able to make your plane – delays are the worst and I’m impressed you got anything done at all while traveling!

  2. k
    June 24, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I am really not doing as much as it sounds like I am. I promise. I feel really awful when I look at the Paced Program schedule and realize how little I’ve actually done. I’m too embarrassed to admit how little I’ve done here, actually.

  3. June 25, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Watch the secured transaction lecture on-line… it’s really not a very good one… *way* slow. The ability to pause and take sanity breaks, not too mention skip around would have been a godsend.

  4. k
    June 25, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Dave, I don’t think you CAN pause the online lectures…I think you have to sit and listen to it all the way through. Which BLOWS.

  5. June 25, 2008 at 8:56 am

    You can pause the “Drill” workshops… I haven’t listened to a make-up lecture, but I assumed they were the same…

    Having to listen to them all the way through would *totally* blow.

  6. k
    June 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    OK, it looks like you can pause and rewind. Whew! No stopping and restarting, though.

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