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15th May 2007

9:49am: I couldn't sleep at all last night, just a-thinkin of you.
You know you're approaching lawyerhood when, in your rush to finish your final exam essay in time, your first instinct is to scribble out the phrase: "...actual malice, which will be discussed infra...."

I just want to sleep and not dream about law. Is that really so much to ask?
Current Mood: anxious

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13th May 2007

5:04pm: \m/
The Lacuna Coil show last night kicked the proverbial ass, if you must know. Stolen Babies was quite a bit of fun to watch and listen to (great vocalist, really versatile...and anyone who can incorporate the accordion into metal successfully deserves a shrine built in her honor.) In This Moment was fairly standard screaming-chick-fronted metal, and Within Temptation had a few decent power metal odes to mother goddesses, but Lacuna Coil got to headline this tour for a reason...there are few who can perform synchronized windmilling like these guys and gal. Oh, and they make some pretty sweet metal to boot. I'd totally post pictures, but in my finals-induced haze I managed to forget my camera and could only take shitty camera-phone pics...so if anyone knows how to get those on to a computer harddrive, let me know and I shall post pics for your viewing pleasure.

That said, back to studying I go. More ramblings will be coming shortly.
Current Mood: tired

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6th May 2007

2:18pm: ACK finals.
I suppose it goes without saying that OKCupid messages like the following will more likely than not get you e-kicked in the face before they get you a date. I am particularly amused by the assertion of said crapfest's generator that he plays "rugby and ho" (emphasis added for your convenience.)

"hey ....your very cute ....do you have aol,msn or yahoo mess.

want to get dinner in soho this week

im a 27 ....i own a few internet companys ...i play rugby and ho"

Are these types of guys just delusional, and thinking that I will believe people who can barely spell own internet companies and can afford a decent dinner in the City? Or are they just trying to sell me something?

The world may never know.
Current Mood: stressed

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27th April 2007

6:11pm: Lacuna Coil overload!!
This band will be playing on the Hottest Chicks in Metal Tour, which I will be attending a few weekends from now (can't beat Lacuna Coil for 17 bucks!). Am I the only one who thinks they're totally the Bizarro version of No Doubt?

Either way, totally digging the song and the band.
Current Mood: working

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25th April 2007

2:14pm: And for good measure....
You scored as Old School Heavy Metal. You are into Classic heavy metal. For you, Death and Black metal is nothing compared to bands like Venom, Motorhead and Iron Maiden. You are cool!

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Old School Heavy Metal

100%

Thrash Metaller

80%

Stoner

60%

Grindcore

60%

Power/Prog Metal

60%

Black Metaller

60%

Glam Metal

40%

Death Metal

40%

Nu Metal/Metalcore

20%

Metal Troll

20%

A real 'metal genre' quiz
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1:43pm: the relatively tame daily ravings of a madwoman.
I am completely disturbed by the fact that I saw a child at Target (the very epitome of class) yesterday entranced by a plush turtle doll that plays 50 Cent's "Just A Little Bit." Luckily the lyrics were muffled, so I didn't get to hear whether the song was indeed reproduced in all of its profane glory. Why does such a toy exist?! What is WRONG with parents today?!

And why are there 230 calories in one package of Reese's peanut butter cups? There can't be ANY good reason that those itty bitty things contain as many calories as my usual breakfast.

And now, I exit stage left.
Current Mood: tired

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19th April 2007

4:10pm: When the academic life gets too stressful, I muse upon unrelated topics.
I find it curious that the South Korean government has recently apologized in light of the actions of the Virginia Tech shooter, a South Korean national. It's unfortunate that people like this shooter do exist, but given that they do, it had to be someone. If the shooter had emigrated from, say, Italy, over a decade ago, would the Italian government feel compelled to issue such a statement of apology?

A Korean schoolmate of mine chalked the South Korean apology up to South Korean culture, which is less concerned with individuality than the U.S. (and perhaps to an extent the other Western nations) and sees the failings of any one of its "exports" (for lack of a better word) as its own failing. Is it really that simple? Is it more rooted in diplomacy? Fear of racist backlash? Is this issue even worth discussing? I just found it ponder-worthy, is all.
Current Mood: thoughtful

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26th March 2007

10:06pm: Overload of teh glee!!!11
I got a summer internship at the DA's office, in the homicide investigations department. I've always said that if I wanted to shuffle paper in some gigundo corporation I would have just gotten a BS in finance or something. So corporate law was always sort of out of the question. I went to law school so I could do something interesting, and it seems I am well on my way to achieving my goal.

I suppose there's nothing left to do at this point but squee. So, SQUEE!!
Current Mood: tired

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2:14pm: Yay Mindless Quizzes.
What type of person do you attract?
Your Result: You attract Yuppies!

You attract the very well-dressed, job oriented type of people. They usually have their finances together, are 'middle of the road' on most topics, generally happy with the 'main-stream' of things. If it is stability you are after, these are good people to attract, if you seek adventure, it may be time for an overhaul.

You attract geeks!
You attract artsy people!
You attract unstable people!
You attract rednecks!
You attract models!
What type of person do you attract?
Quizzes for MySpace


Ooh, and before I forget, I get to see Lacuna Coil in two weeks with the Deenster! Rock.
Current Mood: rushed

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19th March 2007

6:36pm: NOTE TO SELF:
Know thyself. And quit fucking thyself over by lying to thyself and acting like someone you're not.
Current Mood: discontent

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7th March 2007

6:24pm: I suppose it's about that time of year where I let a quiz evaluate me.

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

Personality
You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about others than concerned about self, more atheist than religious, more dependent than loner, more lazy than workaholic, more traditional than rebel, more artistic mind than engineering mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more introverted than extroverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are adventurous (95%), intellectual (93%), greedy (59%), romantic (57%).

Stereotypes
Emo Kid89%
Punk Rock87%
Young Professional82%
 
Life Experience
Sex15%
Substances11%
Travel29%

Politics
Your political views would best be described as Liberal, whom you agree with around 59% of the time.
  Socioeconomic
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Middle Class. You make more than -0% of those who have taken this test, and 100% less than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG.
By the way, your hottness rank is 74%, hotter than 97% of other test takers.

TAKE THE TEST
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1st March 2007

1:53pm: Holy crap on a stick!
The annual tradition of international summers continues: it appears I shall be studying in China this June. I can't think of a more exciting way to go broke.

Now if only I could get an internship for the rest of the summer, things might be that much closer to perfect.

And while I'm on the topic of approaching perfection, have I mentioned that I finally got a car? Yeah. Things can only go downhill from here.
Current Mood: bored

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26th February 2007

11:51am: Deep thoughts.
My brother once stated with some certainty that he had discovered the key to a man's happiness: copious amounts of women. I woke up this morning feeling unusually content with my life, and upon some consideration I discovered the key to my own happiness: LACK OF MEN.

Sufficient evidence to support the age-old theory that men and women are different species? Discuss!
Current Mood: enlightened

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29th December 2006

7:06pm: This just about sums up the past year for me.


You are The Tower


Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin.


The Tower represents war, destruction, but also spiritual renewal. Plans are disrupted. Your views and ideas will change as a result.


The Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower stands for "false concepts and institutions that we take for real." You have been shaken up; blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What's most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Current Mood: pensive

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19th December 2006

9:28pm: Ever wondered what those crazy rappers were busting phat rhymes about?
Ciara demystified!

I hope this isn't someone's masters thesis in linguistics. Who writes these things anyway?
Current Mood: amused

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14th October 2006

8:13pm: Witness the rare Updatus Semiannualus.
Last night, after experiencing an approximately year-long metal show dry spell, I managed to drag my ass to an Iron Maiden show at the Continental Airlines Arena in NJ. Photos may or may not be posted here at some point, depending on how inclined I feel to upload them to the intarwebs.

In any case, while a Maiden show can never be described as a negative experience, I must admit I was slightly disappointed at the rather unusual choice of format: Maiden's new album, A Matter of Life and Death, played in its entirety, with five Maiden classics played at the end of the show to ward off any potential fan riots. The new tracks are quite good, but lack the sentimental value of the older Maiden stuff (not to mention I hadn't gotten a chance to actually listen to the new stuff until last night, which made for a lot of head-bobbing but not a lot of singing along, which is teh sadness.)

I guess what must be said is that last night's show seemed like little more than a somewhat pricey promo (not to mention the fact that big-arena rock shows are not exactly my preference...security made me leave the chain from my chain wallet outside the venue; I mean, really, considering the show revolved around a genre of music which induces your average listener to surgically implant metal spikes in various sensitive parts of the anatomy while simultaneously worshipping various dark lords, what harm could my Hot Topic-esque chain wallet really do?) I don't regret that I went at all, though; I just wish there could have been more singing along and moshing-like activity.

Eh, there's always Fear Factory in December, or so Geoffrey tells me. I look forward to being taken to the hospital at that point, or I want my goddam money back.
Current Mood: tired

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21st September 2006

1:05pm: I return to bring you memes!!
Nope, nothing new to say. School has begun, I am living the cloistered life once again, and in lieu of substantial documentation of my personal travails, I bring you the following meme jacked from ladyravn!

1. Your Middle Name(s):

2. Age:

3. Single or Taken:

4. Favourite Movie(s):

5. Favourite Song(s):

6. Favourite Band(s)/Artist(s):

7. Dirty or Clean:

8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:

1. Do we know each other outside of LJ?

2. What's your philosophy on life?

3. Would you have my back in a fight?

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?

5. What is your favourite memory of us?

6. Would you give me a kidney?

7. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick?

9. Can we get together and make a cake?

10. Have you heard any rumours of me lately?

11. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?

12. Do you think I'm a good person?

13. Would you drive across country with me?

14. Do you think I'm attractive?

15. If you could change anything about me, would you?

16. What do you wear to sleep?

17. Would you come over for no reason just to hang out?

18. Would you go on a date with me if i asked you?

19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?

20. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
Current Mood: lazy

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4th August 2006

2:23pm: Lo and behold, the semi-annual LJ update.
I have returned from Germany, relatively unscathed and a changed woman: I can now order coffee in German and I'm a soccer [fussball?] fan. Germany was awesome, but you had to be there to believe it and I won't bore you with an anticlimactic and inadequate written description, so NYAH.

School begins again in three weeks. I move back to Long Island on the 19th. No rest for the weary.
Current Mood: pleased

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21st May 2006

12:13pm: My emo-ness leads me to post incessantly.
I have a Civil Procedure final tomorrow, and am consequently studying the doctrine of res judicata. This sounds an awful lot like "Lake Titicaca", and so the song of the same name from Animaniacs has been stuck in my head since last night, with the lyrics "Lake Titicaca" replaced by "res judicata."

I found myself singing "res judicata...oh res judicata..." in the shower this morning, too.

I need to be done with finals and doing things that are non finals-related. Stat.
Current Mood: drained

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20th May 2006

1:18pm: I need to watch this show more.
You scored as Galactica (from Battlestar: Galactica). You are leery of your surroundings, and with good reason. Anyone could be a cylon. But you have close friends and you know they would never hurt you. Now if only the damn XO would stop drinking.


Coming on December 1, 2005:

Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? The Sequel

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Galactica (from Battlestar: Galactica)

100%

SG-1 (from Stargate)

100%

Serenity (from Firefly)

75%

Moya (from Farscape)

75%

Enterprise D (from Star Trek)

50%

Bebop (from Cowboy Bebop)

50%

Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars)

50%

Nebuchadnezzar (from The Matrix)

50%

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? v1.0
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Current Mood: studious

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18th May 2006

2:51pm: And this is the room, one afternoon, I knew I could love you...
I wish I could see people the way they prove themselves to be, rather than who they pretended to be when I first met them.

I think I'd miss the unworthy people less that way.
Current Mood: melancholy

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10th May 2006

11:42pm: Hmm.
So, for those of you who are as of yet unaware (highly unlikely that any such souls exist), my newfound faith in the opposite sex was apparently unfounded.

But on the up side, I now possess some kickass lingerie. And I won't have to cook anytime in the near future.

In more important news, finals have begun to amass on the horizon. Onward to academic victory!

And then, beer and sausages with the sexy menschen in Germany.

I've got all my life to live
And I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive.

:D
Current Mood: productive

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14th April 2006

2:08pm: Fashion advice for my ignant self.
So, I appeal to all you trendy fashionistas sitting so humbly and inconspicuously on my F-list.

What does a professional woman in her mid-twenties wear on a date to a nice restaurant? In other words, what is slightly more formal than a band t shirt and blue jeans and slightly less formal than an evening gown or suit?

This information is for a friend of mine, of course. I'm not fashion illiterate or anything.

And by the way, I'm on spring break right now. Partay.
Current Mood: relaxed

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5th April 2006

12:19am: Ye gods.
I've met a man who makes me want to cook for him.

Has the world gone mad?
Current Mood: happy

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27th March 2006

7:49pm: Pointless, but necessary, distraction.
I am so going to have a nervous breakdown. This semester has been seriously lacking in strategically-placed vacations. Hopefully spring break will prove to be relaxing, but that's also looking unlikely.

And on that note, T-Pain thinks he's got it bad, being in love with a stripper. I'm in love with a law student and trust me, that is no picnic either. But then again, neither is being a law student.

On Wednesday I argue my appellate brief in front of a panel of "judges" and don't get graded for it. Funny thing is, this oral argument scares me more than most finals I've taken. There's something about being humiliated in public that really trumps failing a class but being the only person who knows about it. Figure that one out.
Current Mood: anxious

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