Wednesday, February 28, 2007

crazy weather day

9:00 a.m. -- it's freaking cold out (okay, it's like 50 degrees, but that's still cold to my standards).

4:00 p.m. -- it's freaking warm out -- I'm guessing it was 75 degrees but the sun was out, I wasn't freezing in my long sleeve t-shirt and there was a nice gentle breeze. Beautiful spring weather. Why can't it be like this all the time?

6:45 p.m. -- it's freaking pouring cats and dogs! About 15 minutes before it started pouring, my tv show was interrupted by the news people saying that there is a "raging thunderstorm happening right now in the heart of Kansas City..." I looked outside and it was clear so I thought the news people were insane. Lo and behold, 15 minutes later, water started pouring from the sky. And there's lightning too. Tornado warning is still going on.

7:23 p.m. (right now) -- no more rain.

If Mother Nature wanted to top it off, she should make it snow in the next hour. That would be some sort of record for one day.

call on me! call on me!

I think my professors got together and decided that February is call on Q-Pig during class month.

The Prof for Constitutional Law calls on people according to a seating chart, going down the row from one person to the next, so it's pretty easy to guess when your turn is. So when it gets close to my row, I prepare better notes and try to act like I know what I'm talking about. Got called on for the first time two weeks ago and my "act" has worked so far.

The Prof for Civil Procedure likes to use his attendence list, pick a person to start with and then proceed alphabetically from that point. So, each day at the start of class, I hold my breath while waiting to hear who will be the first name he calls for the day. If the name starts with an A, I'm pretty sure I won't get called on. If the name starts with a K, I better listen and be ready to answer questions. Unfortunately, you don't get much warning if the Prof calls on you first, which happened to me last week. Luckily, I was semi prepared and was able to act like I knew everything I needed to know about joinder.

The Prof for Contracts just like to pick people at random, and unfortunately for that person, he/she will be picked on for the rest of the hour and will have to stand during the entire time. I had this same prof last semester, and he never called on me. I just assumed that he was afraid to butcher my name so that's why he never called on me. I admit, I started getting lazy for this class since I figured he'll just never attempt to pronounce my name so he'll never call on me. Yes, I did wonder why he just didn't use my last name, since it's not too hard to say a two letter word, even a foreign one. And what do you know? He decided to call on me today, using my last name. I was not prepared. I've been slacking off on the basis that he will never attempt to pronounce my first name. Of course I read the material, I just didn't "think" about it or properly analyzed it. Plus, I read this case three days ago so my memory was a bit fuzzy. Somehow, by the grace of some holier being, I survived the 40 minutes of questioning and the same time spent standing up holding a book.

The Prof for Property uses a "shuffle card" system. I also had her last semester and have yet to be called on. She claims that she shuffles the stack of cards, goes straight through the stack and then reshuffles. There are many people who have been called on three or four times already, so I seriously think she doesn't have a card for me. That, or my card is really glued to the back of someone else's card. So, yeah, I've been slacking in that class too. Knowing my luck, however, I'll probably get called on tomorrow because February is apparantly pick on Q-Pig month.

So, on that note, I'm going to read for Property.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

fat free chocolate brownies

As I was shopping at the same place that sold this great Wok Gift Set, I saw these boxes of brownie mix that shouted "FAT FREE" and I thought to myself "WOW, can it really be?"
So, I bought four boxes of this No Pudge Fat Free Brownies because they had a variety of flavors (mint chocolate, cappuccino and original) and I couldn't make up my mind. Mint chocolate is my favorite so I doubled up on those.
As soon I got home, I made my brother go buy some yogurt (all you need to add is fat free vanilla yogurt!) and together we made a batch of mint chocolate brownies. It was a really thick mixture, but after thirty five minutes in the oven, out came the brownies. My brother gobbled up most of it, but luckily, I was able to sample a slice before my mother started ordering me around in the kitchen but a slice is not enough of a sample. My brother said the brownies tasted just like normal brownies, and since he most of it, it must have been really good. There was no time to bake another batch so I took the remaining four boxes of brownie mix back to Kansas City.
Well, wanting to share this new found goodness (and to also sample it again), I took the boxes of brownie mix over to M's house for our girls night in. She chose the cappuccino brownie mix and as we were watching The Pink Panther, we could smell the chocolate wafting through the living room. However, after letting the pan of brownie cool off, it turned out that it wasn't baked all the way through when I tried to cut it. So we stuck in back in the oven for another twenty minutes, and it still wasn't cooked all the way through. The bottom was still a bit fudgy and creamy. We were both craving chocolate so we didn't want to bake it any longer and just sorta let it cool while we scooped it into our mouths. M didn't like the brownies because they were too chewy for her taste. I couldn't get past the fudgy texture. I hate things sticking to my teeth.
It seems that Pudge-Free-Brownies-GOOD has a score of 1 and Pudge-Free-Brownies-BAD also has a score of 1.
Since I still have two more boxes of this stuff, I will try again and see if the fact that we used a glass baking dish at M's house has something to do with it (I used a metal pan at my mom's house).
But isn't the Pudge Free pig just so darn cute?

dum dum

I wish I was talking about the lollipops...

Dumb moment #1: Not realizing that 06:52 PST meant 08:52 central time AND that it's military time for AM and not PM.
Cost of this dum dum moment -- a losing bid on eBay.

Dumb moment #2: Getting overly excited about finding a $150 plane ticket to see The Boy; call The Boy to share good news but disappointed that he didn't answer the phone; was about to buy the tickets before they disappeared into oblivion before realizing that the reason the tickets were so cheap was because it was a roundtrip ticket from OAKLAND to KC and not the other way around. I guess no one wants to visit Kansas City....
Cost of this dum dum moment -- having to settle for $220 tickets, sacrificing the "surprise I'm here on your birthday" moment for The Boy, and spending fewer days away from Kansas I mean fewer days spent with The Boy.

Dumb moment #3: Not realizing that "The Stinking Rose" refers to a bulb of garlic and not a rose that actually stinks.
Cost of this dum dum moment -- my ego.

I'm thinking the brain needs some sleep now.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Now I've seen everything. Pay just $7.99 and you get everything you need to make AND serve chicken stir fry for four.
Not sure whether I should be offended or upset that I didn't come up with the idea myself.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy Year of the Pig!!

People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. For Boar Year people, there is no left or right and there is no retreat. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. They don't make many friends but they make them for life, and anyone having a Boar Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal. They don't talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They study a great deal and are generally well informed. Boar people are quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They are kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be, Boar people try to work them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively. They are most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep.

Click here for the other Chinese Zodiac animals.

On a similar note....if you read the following sentence, would you be offended?

"Famous pigs include Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, singer Elton John, actor Ken Watanabe and Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek."

Yeah, I just laughed real loud. Full story here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

winter wonderland

We got tons of snow dumped on us last night. Yeah, that's all snow, not a blank sheet of paper.

Doesn't it all look so serene and pretty?

Walking to school.

My very warm hat with the poofball on top. The Boy hates this hat, so I had to send him a picture just to annoy him.

Okay, I'm done taking pictures of the snow. Mother Nature, you can make the snow go away now. Thanks.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

oh the misery

BF Quote of the day:

BF: I don't want to talk about it anymore. I'm done whining about my misery. Let's change the subject....

Me: Ok...

BF: about something happy about you...

Me: Um..

BF: ...tell me what's miserable in your life right now. That will make me happy.

And at that moment, I fall over backwards in disbelief that my misery makes the Boy happy. Generally though, the Boy is happy if the misery is not related to him. Yes, I have such a wonderful boyfriend.

Don't know why but still gotta love the guy.

Well, at least for another day.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Barrister's Ball

AKA Law Prom. Or, as an upperclassman told me, Geek Ball. I guess we're all geeks in law school.

Yes, I went to Law Prom. I took a female friend because the Boy laughed at the thought when I invited him a few weeks back. Oh well, his loss. He would have enjoyed the premium open bar, especially when they started serving cocktail drinks in full size plastic cups (the kind you take to picnics and drink soda out of). He might not have enjoyed standing 20 minutes in line waiting for a drink, but he would have enjoyed getting smashed along with all the other law geeks.

Okay, what's the absolute worst thing that can happen when you go to a party? Seeing someone else wear the EXACT SAME DRESS you are wearing. Yep, that happened to me. I bet she didn't pay $25 for the dress, though. I didn't recognize her so she was either an upperclassman or someone's date/wife/girlfriend.

While spending the entire night staying away from my blond haired clone, I did spot out three more dresses that were duplicated (two people wearing the same dress). Then we spent the time trying to decide who looked better in that dress. It was like a real life episode of US Weekly's "Who looks better?"

I'm guessing that Kansas City is a small community that all the women go shop at the same places and end up buying the same dresses. Great. I need to do all my shopping in San Francisco from now on. I knew I should have worn the red velvet dress.

Gotta go, halftime show is on.

Thursday, February 01, 2007



--Start writing 1100 word memo about dog owner's liability for dog bites.
--Finish that memo by 9 a.m. tomorrow. (Yes, I've been procrastinating ever since it was assigned last week because I have no motivation whatsoever to write this memo.)
--If time permits, read for Contracts and Civil Procedure.

Things I ACTUALLY accomplished today:

--Talking to the boy for half an hour.
--Ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
--E-filing my federal and state tax return.
--E-filing the FAFSA.
--Ate some Doritoes Cool Ranch
--Exchanging email messages with the boy for half an hour.
--Spent an hour on Lexis Nexis researching about a company being sanctioned for failure to use a back-up server to preserve emails (unsuccessful attempt to find a case the Boy mentioned in said email exchanges).
--Ate dinner.
--Watched Grey's Anatomy AND started writing the memo. See I'm good at multi-tasking.
--Discovered that the Mayor of San Francisco is a homewrecker.
--Wrote this post.

and finally

--Finished the memo, but it's still 86 words over the limit.

I quit...for now.