Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Light reading

These are the books on my nightstand. Strictly recreational reading.

Pensees, Blaise Pascal (English translation)
La Chute, Albert Camus (Original French)
Les Jeux Sont Faits, Jean-Paul Sartre (Original French)
The Age of Reason, Jean-Paul Sartre
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

It sures beats reading about a grant of a fee simple subject to open, with a executory interest in fee simple absolute to a third party.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


I liked the lyrics to this song. The original French is much better than my translation.

Quelques phares brillent dans le noir
Ton regard est rempli d'histoire
Le cœur est un voyageur
Quelque part c'est toujours ailleurs
Chaque soir est un jour qui pleure
Le cœur est un voyageur

Some lights shining in the dark
Your glance reflects the past
The heart is a wanderer
Part of it is always elsewhere
Each evening cries out
That the heart is a wanderer

Monday, April 17, 2006

Elderly Easter

This Sunday, I went with my parents and youngest brother to an Easter Egg hunt that some of my parents' friends were hosting. Over the potluck luncheon, one of the other adults there asked me: "so are you the visiting uncle?"

Later on, after I had made a self-referential lawyer joke, one older guy asked me which area of law I practiced in.

I do have precisely two gray hairs, but I didn't think I looked that old. Ugh.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

My Resume

It's an awesome day
Fixed up my resume
One page long
Nothing's wrong
I got great expectations
Jobs for consideration
Not gonna get fired
Lookin to get hired

I'm no wimp, this resume's pimp
I'm really a dork, so I'll get work
With my pimpin, def not wimpin resume
Starting a job in May,
With my resume.


Let's go down to town
Living fast, we'll have a blast
Partying in class, a critical mass
Everything's new for us two
Walking in the park, watching the dogs bark
Walk and talk, gawk and mock
In a city so pretty.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Assignment for property class

From the professor:
I have also assigned for Friday an old English case called Spencer's Case. DO NOT try to read that mess. Gaze at it wonderingly; I will explain later why it is in the materials.

More verse

Walking in the park
Watch the dogs bark
Taking the city after dark
We try to leave our mark,
And strike a spark,
Living life on a lark.

Let's get technical
This is critical
The world's political
It's not theorectical
More rhetorical
Just ask the Oracle.


We are all wordsmiths now
Fruitlessly seducing the muses
In desperation
Seeking inspiration
All we get is perspiration
Is it our generation?

We are all copycats now
Reading what's gone before
Forgetting what's at our core
But life's such bore
Yet writing's a chore.
Show distraction the door!
Study more. And more.

We are all yuppies now.
Living in a city
Looking all pretty
Hello kitty!
But the reality's gritty
Stuck in the rat race, what a pity.

We should all be happy now.
Youth is beauty
Fate is duty
Don't be moody
Youth is cutie
Let's be happy. Tutti.