Have a great Summer? That's the kiss of death!
You have my symapathies. I have had many nights where friends have invited me to go to a movie, then a party, then on a spaceship or something, and I'd have to beg off because I had 13 paintings due on Monday and I was on painting #7
. It sucks fantastically. At least Law School Finals sounds grave and important enough that people will respect it's something you have to do, not that you could go if you really tried.
I also really respect that you're going through with the Habitat for Humanity day when blowing it off is probably tempting. A big thmbs up to you!
If the turnout for the Habitat project had been substantial, I would probably be more inclined to beg off. There aren't a lot of volunteers, though, so our absence would be sorely felt.
And I don't have nearly enough opportunities to give back to the community these days - particularly now that we are supporting my sister and nephew and money is much tighter. It needs to be done.
How much longer do you have of this, sweetie?
One more year, plus the Lost Summer of the Bar next year. I'm getting there.
If I calculate correctly it's about 455 days....that's not so very much....you've got the bulk of this whole school time over....but don't start counting yet....
Good for you. It must suck so badly.
I'm sure a year seems like a very short time and an extremely long time!
You almost done with law school? Haven't heard much from you since you dropped off from Echo, so I don't remember:
a) when you started going full-time
b) how long the torture is expected to last
I do remember a few passing messages in the past where another illustrious DGOTS, dreagoddess, commisserated with you and the pains of law school. Seems so very long ago, though.
The memory, she ain't what she used to be!
It was a very long time ago, but alas I still have another year to go. It's four years when you're in the night program.
I try to get by echo now and then. Just not enough time....
Just not enough time...
I think you just won the "Understatement of the Year" award! [g]
I have some friends who got their MBA via the night program. While I'm sure it isn't as taxing as law school, they said it was brutal.
My sympathies. Think positive: just one more year to go...
And "fulltime" as in 12-13 credit hours. Even though it's considered the part-time program, I'm paying fulltime tuition.
Law school sucks. Law school finals suck worse. Your violin is well-deserved.
Yeah, school + working full time = hell, doubly so at exams, triply so if they're not something you can just breeze through. A little self-pity is warranted.
I'm sorry, sweetie. I love you, I know it's tough, and the most I can do is say, "You're dazzling and smart, and that's why I married you."
Hugs. BIG hugs. Big trucks o'hugs.
ahhhhh, it's hard......I know.....been there done that.....and this too shall pass..... and when all is said and done and you are a mighty attorney....you can go see her and have those conversations and coffee times..... passes you a kleenex....
Ahhhst, much sympathy and respect, m' dear.
One day, right?
For the record, I really do like you very much, and think you're cool and super-nifty, and would very much like to take you out for coffee just you and me sometime. I would certainly not say HANS at you, nor simply remark on your husband. Husband-schmusband. You rock.
Aw, thanks. I'm glad we actually did get a chance to speak to each other this time. And for the record, Ferrett and I definitely voted you into the club - we think you should move to Cleveland at the earliest possible time. It just felt like you ought to be here, like one of us was missing when you went away.
I'm honored! Unfortunately, I can't think of what exactly I would /do/ in Cleveland, and Sam would never agree to live there. Unless the job market stays tight and the only job I can get teaching is at Cleveland State...
Yeah, we considered that the whole "making a living" thing might be a problem. Not a lot of naval presence here, though if Sam transferred to the Coast Guard....
And for my own record, I did feel a curious sense of belonging which I can only thank you for, as it is not something I've often known. Alas, geography, as usual, interferes.
You definitely are welcome anytime you want. It was an amazingly natural fit.