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Ever since I could read three letter words (circa The Bad Hat), I have loved reading. I used to beg my mom for books instead of toys. I stayed up all odd hours of the night, curled up next to my nightlight just to do some more reading.

Now, I absolutely abhor the thought of having to read.

What has happened to me?

One guess: LAW SCHOOL.

ARRRRGGHHHH!

I am taking four classes this semester. While none of my classes require any papers to be written or researched (which I am still thanking the Gods of Scheduling and Syllabus-Writing), they still all require an incredible amount of reading to be done each week.

Comprehensive Criminal Procedure puts in about 80 something pages per week.
California Real Estate Finance adds another 50 to 60 pages a week.
International Protection of Human Rights adds another whopping 100 pages of reading a week (I’m counting all the additional readings our professor emails to us mid-week)
and finally, Business Associations gives us a reasonable 30 pages of reading per week.

All in all, this makes reading such a hassle. After reading over 200 pages of legalese a week, it really makes reading even a magazine distasteful. I’ve never been one to skip over the reading aisle in a grocery store, but now I just glance over it and think, “Who has time to read all this crap?”

Oh…well, I guess the rest of the world does.

F U Law School, for making me hate reading.

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Boyfriend and I went up to Mammoth Lakes, CA for some snow and fun for Valentines Weekend. I actually blogged about it in HERE. It was a great weekend and super fun!

However, on Tuesday, it was back to the grind and back to work.

I have to say that for it being the 5th day on the job, I was still pretty interested. Time literally just flies.

One minute it’s 9 AM and I’ve just checked my email and voice messages, and the next it’s 11:30 AM and I’m trying to run after a 1:30 PM court hearing deadline. And then I try to grab a quick bite and I look at the clock again it’s 2:42 PM and I’ve still got some Pleadings to file before 4:30 PM.

Finally, around 5 PM, things feel a little slower. It’s usually at that time when I realize that I need to readjust the tense set of my shoulders. I am supposed to get off work at 6 PM. So far, that hasn’t happened yet. It’s okay, because I get paid overtime. Hehehe. Usually, around 5, I am aching for the clock to hit 6 PM so I can go. The reality, however, has always been more like 5:15 PM, I’m begging the Time Gods to haul ass. But something always takes my attention away, whether it’s doing client intake interviews (divorces and bankruptcies are D-E-P-R-E-S-S-I-N-G) such that the next time I look at the clock, I usually think, oh shit, it’s 6:40 already???

After that, I do some quick Billing, and haul my ass outta there.

I’m usually pretty wiped by the time I get home, usually around 7:40 PM, but I force myself to do at least 10 pages of reading for every class. It makes me feel like I’m really trying. Hahaha…sadness.

Anyway…on Wednesdays, I have class back-to-back-to-back.

10-12 PM CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
(this class seriously drags, but i love the teacher)
12- 1:10 PM LUNCH
1:10-2:40 PM INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
(fun teacher, terrible class structure, and a TON of reading…blah)
2:50-5:50 PM SECURED TRANSACTIONS IN REAL PROPERTY
(probably my favorite class taught by my least favorite teacher, yuck!)
6 – 8 PM BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS
(easiest reading, lively, talkative teacher, but damn…I am exhausted.)

So today, I’m struggling to find something good that happened.
I didn’t wake up as early as I wanted to so that I could get to DMV (I lost my license on the slopes on Monday), so that made me cranky. I also just got super annoyed with S today just because of douchebaggery and how proud he is of such status. Ugh. And all in all it was sort of just a blah day.

I guess the one ray of sunshine…since this blog is supposed to be about such sunshiney rays is that I managed to contact WF and order a new debit card…and well, hey, I’m still alive, alert, awake and semi-enthusiastic at this time!

Now, if only I can get my ass out of the apartment for a work out, I might just come out a little happier today.

xxx

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