Sunday, October 16, 2005

On the subway...

Saw a blonde girl with a t-shirt that said: "B is for blonde."


College Bellhop is a professional cleaning service aimed at college students who do not wish to clean their dorms or apartments.

Is it just me, or is this a bit over the top?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

More mischief

There are six elevators in the law tower - the law school itself. Ten minutes before each class, these elevators are essentially overwhelmed. The number of stories that I would normally view as walkable increases by a surprising margin.

I was on the third floor, and needed to go to a class on the eighth floor that started in 5 minutes. There were five other people making the five story trek up, backpacks strapped on, laptops in hand. Two stories up, the girl at the head of the group said, "We really need to get some sherpas. Y'know, sherpas would make this climbing so much more easy."

There was an awkward silence, until I spoke up, "I think that would make a great work-release program, don't you think?" Then, the silence got even more awkward.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Summers in Boston

Before my writing seminar this evening, two female students were discussing whether their laptops were compatible with the exam software that enables law students to take exams on their laptops. Very nonchalantly, they concluded that they were going to handwrite their exams (these are three hour exams, written in the infamous bluebook).

I piped up that I'm planning on spending $300 on a used thinkpad so that I wouldn't have to handwrite my exams (I have a iBook). I commented that since they were girls, they probably knew how to "write by hand." They were amused by my choice of words and seemingly offended that I categorized them based on gender. Thankfully, some other people in the room, including some other females, quickly corroborated my stereotyping. Guys generally have barely legible handwriting, as opposed to girls.

It was just amusing.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


I've thrown off my body's chemistry lately. I think it's because I've cut back on coffee, but not on nicotine or alcohol. Today, however, is free coffee morning at the law school, and I'm studying in the law library. This yields two results, increased intake of caffeine, and decreased intake of nicotine in the form of cigarettes. The end result is that I'm feeling very sprightly right now, and am very actively procrastinating, instead of just lurking around. Now I just wonder what would happen if I brought my tin of skoal to the library?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


I belatedly put together some bits of information, and realized that Professor Randy Barnett, the author of my Contracts textbook is also a professor at my law school, a contributor to the Volokh Conspiracy blog, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Professor Barnett also argued the medical marijuana case before the US Supreme Court this past November.

More recently, Professor Barnett wrote an op-ed for today's Wall Street Journal on the most recent Supreme Court nominee. Fascinating stuff.