2002
11.30

I thought my life was bad . . .

  • Ph8: When you have an I hate my job-day, try this.
      When you have an I hate my job-day, try this.

      On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section. You will need to purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand. When you get home, lock your doors, draw the drapes, and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed during your therapy. Change to very comfortable clothing, such as a sweat suit and lie down on your bed. Open the package and remove the thermometer. Carefully place it on the bedside table so that it will not become chipped or broken. Take out the material that comes with the thermometer and read it. You will notice that in small print there is a statement: “Every rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is personally tested.” Now close your eyes and repeat out loud five times: “I am so glad I do not work for quality control at the Johnson & Johnson Company.”

      Have a nice day, and remember, there is always someone with a worse job than yours.

    Also from PH8: A lawyer in every pot

2002
11.30

The real Christmas spirit

2002
11.30

Oklahoma Sports

  • Folks are buzzing around here at the upset loss of OU to rival OSU today. I am quite jealous because two of my brothers (one an OSU alum, the other a current student) were at the game. Final score was 38-28!!! (report from MSNBC)

    (I like OSU, but I’m really more of a UT fan so anytime OU gets whooped it’s fine with me.)

2002
11.30

Frightening webcam

2002
11.30

More procrastination

    I think winter is definitely here, not only because the trees are almost completely bare but because every squirrel is fat! Maybe they had a really good thanksgiving, but more likely they know that winter is coming on and its time to lay on the energy for winter… hehehe, that’ll be my new excuse for eating too much these days! 😉 I’m not fat, I’m just well prepared for the winter!
2002
11.30

Procrastination

    Now that I got the main outline done for Civ Pro I am facing the crazy task of trying to learn all of the relevant federal rules of civil procedure and US code sections relating to venue. Not sure how to go about it, I guess I’ll do flashcards.

    Really though tonight will be my last night on Civ Pro. My torts final is on Tuesday morning, so after church tomorrow I’m heading back to school to start my final review on Torts, and then spend Monday on Torts as well. Not exactly sure what to do, but right now I’m thinking that I will rewrite my outline (first fleshing out some of the stuff I left out) and then rewrite it again (this time trying to fit it on one page). Then I’ll do more flash cards, and then take a practice exam, and then depending on how that goes study some more.

    Then on Tuesday take the final, take a few hours after that to chill or do something fun, and then start into studying Civ Pro that evening.

    So why am I writing this instead of studying… because I can’t focus and I figure it is better to do something else for a few minutes than to keep blankly staring at my outline.

    On a more chipper note, today I’ve been listening to Robert Earl Keen, the greatest country songwriter alive. If you’ve never heard him, you need to. Songs you might try to hunt for include . . .

    • Gringo Honeymoon

    • Mariano

    • When the Bluebonnets bloom

    • The live version of The Front Porch Song

    • The Road goes on forever…

    • Merry Christmas from the family

    • Corpus Cristi Bay

    Of course the only bad thing about listening to him is I get nostalgic for being down in Austin and San Marcos on sunny day, doing absolutely nothing at all.

2002
11.30

Suburbia?

    Taken from an email sig line. . .

    I still hold…that the suburbs ought to be either glorified by romance and religion or else destroyed by fire from heaven, or even by firebrands from the earth.” – G. K. Chesterton’s “The Coloured Lands”

2002
11.30

I have a very rough outline for Professor Creel’s Civ Pro I class uploaded to this site in Word .doc format. Beware, it is still very rudimentary. I will upload a better version of it in a few days.

2002
11.30

L-school news

2002
11.30

Some good news for once. . .

    I received an email yesterday from the American-Anti Slavery group that had this picture in it with the text below…

    In this picture (which ran in the New York Times on October 22), President Bush is greeting escaped Sudanese slave Francis Bok at the White House signing of the Sudan Peace Act. This may be the first time since the 19th century that an American president has met with a former slave.

    I was excited to hear that Bush signed this law against slavery and oppression in Sudan into law, and am inspired to see this picture of a man who was enslaved now free. (For more info on the slavery in Sudan and around the world go to www.IAbolish.com