Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Confessional

Today, I'm linking up with Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition for my Friday Confessional.

As Leslie said, "here are my very deep and complex thoughts for the week."

  • Today is my last day of work at The Firm and I'm really kind of sad about it. I admit, working in a law firm doing research on legal issues doesn't sound like much fun to a lot of people, but I have really loved it. It has been such a great learning experience. I'm so thankful for my lawyers who have been so amazing and helpful and patient with me. They have taught me more about the law in the month I've been here than many professors in the 6 months I have them for a class.
  • Yesterday I got to meet with a client. I had been researching her issue for the past few weeks and my lawyer let me sit in on the meeting with her and actually get to talk to her about the things I'd found regarding her issue. It. Was. AWESOME! My first client meeting. Oh the little things :)
  • To keep with the subject of law, I really have no idea what I want to do post-grad. It's changed so many times. Sometimes I'm envious of those people who have known from the beginning (Mr. G--the boyfriend). I've gone from Sports Law to Commercial Law, to Copyright Law, and now I'm kind of in the estate planning/wills and trust area (which, granted I've always kind of been interested in) but I think I've decided on civil law and not criminal. The Firm has really helped decide that
  • I miss being tan
  • I'm looking forward to summer and having lazy Sunday nights with nothing to do
  • I don't understand the point of the iPad
  • I would give my pinky toe for some Luby's Fried Fish, Mac & Cheese, and Fruit Salad. I mean, really, what does the pinky toe really do in the big scheme of things
  • I have five finals. They are 2.5 weeks away. I just realized this.
So now that I've realized how close finals are and how little studying I have accomplished, I am off to go be academically-productive. Hope you all  had a great weekend and a F-A-B-Fabulous weekend!!


Monday, April 16, 2012

I'd Like To Thank The Academy

It's official--I feel like a semi-legit blogger! I was so surprised to see that I was nominated for my very first blog award. I would like to thank Lynn @ Illegally Blonde for this nomination. Lynn is one of my many inspirations to start the whole blogging thing. If you haven't visited her site, get over there! Legal advice, fashion advice, and funny stories. What more could you want?

So more about this award.
I don't even have a speech prepared!

Here are the rules:

Each Nominee Should:
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
2. Add an image of the Versatile Blogger Award. check
3. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link to their site check
4. Share seven completely random facts about yourself
5. Include this set of rules check
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination

Ok so seven random facts 

  1. I am deathly terrified of tornados 
  2. I wear my watch on my right and and I'm right handed
  3. I used to want to be a teacher because I liked writing on the overhead
  4. Legends of the Hidden Temple was the first show I ever watched on Nickelodeon 
  5. I competed in a pageant  scholarship program in high school
  6. I have an unhealthy obsession with Luby's Cafeteria. Seriously. I actually e-mailed an executive of the corporation to see if I could be on their legal team. HIRE ME LUBY'S!!
  7. I spent a whole day during seventh grade learning all of the lyrics to the song "Baby Got Back" 
I don't know 15 bloggers yet but I will nominate as many as I can!!
  1. Tanner @ Tanner Bananer
  2. Hatsie @ Two Recipes
  3. Katie @ Our Happily Ever After
  4. Taylor @ Goings on in Texas
Wow. Four. Sad. Anyways......Thanks again Lynn for the nomination and as she said, "go forth bloggers and nominate away!"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Three Ways a Driver's License Can Make You Feel Old

So I got my new driver's license in the mail the other day. Most of the time people just focus on whether or not they look good in their picture and pray they look decent enough so they can just renew their license online and not have to go back to the DMV...ever....again...

Anyways, there are three things I noticed about my DL when I got it in, none of which were my photo (not saying my photo is the most spectacular thing in the world...but it'll do). And these three things further reinforced that yes, I am officially in my mid-twenties and the age train isn't slowing down any time soon. they are...the three things on my DL that made me feel old

Please excuse my photo and my nails
1. The Yellow Arrow-- this is my first sideways driver's license. Meaning that yes, I'm old enough to have a sideways driver's license.

2. The Blue Arrow-- so, this expiration date seemed pretty inconspicuous originally. But then I somehow managed to do the math (feat in and of itself) and realized how old I will be when this thing expires.....THIRTY. 3-0. I will be thirty years old. Woof.

3. The Pink Arrow-- Why, yes, that is a restriction on my driver's license. Basically, it means that not only am I old, but I'm also "blind" according to the I-am-the-DMV-lady-I-know-all-and-therefore-I-know-you-are-blind. But really, I'm not that blind. And it's only my left eye. Distance is just a smidge blurry. Anyways, when I went to the DMV to renew my license, I had to take the vision test. I didn't have a problem reading 98% of line 5, except for the left side where I probably missed 2/3 out of 15 letters. Anyways, apparently I'm blind now because I missed two to three letters out of 15 total letters on line five with one eye and the letters were smaller than this. I mean...come on. Those letters were probably a size .5 font. On the highway, those letter are like THIS BIG. And, when I'm driving, I'm not typically driving with one eye shut (most of the time). Anyways, I digress. I'm not blind. I do not need glasses to drive. Even though my license and that lady claim I am blind, and I do need glasses. And by the way, I have only needed glasses since I started law school. I used to have perfect vision....when I was younger...

So. There you have it. The three ways my DL makes me feel older than Methuselah (a saying my Meemaw always says and I feel is fairly appropriate). Yes yes yes, I know I'm not that old. Just 24. Whatever. I have a sideways DL, I'm practically 30, and I'm "blind."


Sunday, April 1, 2012

My First Few Days of Being 24

Happy April Fool's Day!! Can you believe it's already April? Nope. Anyways, just want to make a note that I absolutely hate April Fool's. I don't like tricks, pranks, or foolery of any kind. There have been three April Fool's Days I want to quickly share:

April 1, 2006- my dad, the police officer at my high school, and my vice principal all conspired together to make it seem like my car had been stolen from the parking lot.

April 1, 2009- Zach and I were doing long distance at the time. So he left one night to drive from LBK to Galveston and right before he left, I told him to watch out for deer. About 30 minutes later, I get a call from an 806 number (I am Zach's emergency contact) saying that it was an administrator from University Medical Center saying that Zach had been in a car accident with a deer and was on his way to the E.R. So I sped to the E.R. and there was Zach with flowers. Ha. Ha. Ha. sooooo funny.

April 1, 2010- actually a good April Fool's Day, when I got the phone call that I was accepted to Texas Tech School of Law :)

 Anyways, I'm staying inside today and not believing anything anyone says/does to me today.

Thank you Someecards for adequately expressing my feelings of April Fool's Day

So moving on... here's a recap of the past weeks birthday celebrations:

Wednesday was wonderful. A big "thank you" goes out to everyone who called, texted, facebooked, sent cards, and yes, even sang to me during Family Law class. I really felt so very special and it was all because of my sweet family, boyfriend, and friends. I don't know if I mentioned this, but Zach had a big surprise planned for Wednesday night. We went and ate at Manna Bread & Wine in Lubbock and then went and stayed at a bed and breakfast in Lubbock <3. It was so romantic and wonderful. It was honestly the perfect gift. I had been wishing for some sort of vacation with Zach (which is virtually impossible when you're in law school and have no time and no money). I just wanted to get away from life with him for a little while. I had wished to go to the Lubbock B&B a few times before, so it really meant the world to me because it was so thoughtful and sweet that he had listened to what I had wanted and gave me the perfect little "vacation" I could've ever asked for. I'm not normally a big fan of surprises either, but I'm never worried with Zach. He always gets an A+++ when it comes to giving gifts.
The Woodrow House- stay there ANY chance you get

Friday was my mom's birthday and so Mom and Dad came up to celebrate our birthdays together. We went out to eat and then, as usual, went to Louie Louie's Piano Bar. We had such a great time and it was so nice to spend some quality time with the rentals. It rarely happens when we get to spend a whole weekend together, so when it does, I try to take advantage of it.

So that's about it. A big shout out (again) to those who made my and my Mom's birthdays so special. Thank you to my Dad, Zach, Kalin, Cara, and Kasi for making the week/weekend so special. I love you all so very much and feel so very blessed to have you all in my life.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and may NO pranks be pulled on you today <3