More and more each day, I believe that God will provide. It is so true. I never understood it until now. I’m broke. I keep saying it but it’s so true. So why did I get to pay $1 from each ride on the train/bus the last few days and I also took the air tain to the airport and it only cost about $12 round-trip to the airport and back vs. $60 rountrip in cabs. I got a free holiday ticket roundtrip from the LIRR so I didn’t have to pay for the ride from Brooklyn to Jamaica to catch the airtrain. How bout I got a free breakfast at the hotel restaurant yesterday morning since the waiter told me not to worry about it, my friend’s mom picked me up from teh airport and gave me money to take a cab back since it was close to checkout time, how bout the amount she gave me was $21 and the cab ride cost $20.97. I’ve been looking for part-time jobs and realized that I need something now. How bout I asked about work study and found out I have more than enough in my budget and the first office I asked was more than happy to tell me I can work there (Bursar’s office) and I might be able to work there over the break. I feel blessed, truly and for those that don’t believe, I wish you could experience what I have, then you’d know.
My friend’s wedding in San Antonio was great! So many things went wrong though that it made me want to elope. So sad that you can spend so much money and people can screw up the way they do, like they’re doing you a favor when you’re paying them to do their jobs. Oh well. She looked beautiful and they looked so in love.
Why did my friend just call and say her and her husband and their dog still aren’t back in Ohio (where they live) and got stuck in Chicago last night! I am so greatful I got home the time I was supposed to because God only knows what would have happened. I came to school today even though I didn’t get to bed until 2am and had to be up by 6:30. I have a huge headache and haven’t eaten at all today. Lunch is at 2:15 thank God! Need to make another post about some stuff.
Not much going on these days. Still search for a part-time gig because I am strapped for cash.
What do I have to be thankful for this year?
A great fiance who thank God can cook so I don’t have to all the time.
His great family who treats me like one of their own
The car my dad is supposedly buying me (not sure when)
Impending graduation from law school
my great little sister who always makes me laugh
my mom getting married and being happy
I think that’s it for now. We are going to carry on the same Thanksgiving tradition this year, which is D and I going to my mom’s house to eat maybe around 2 or 3 and then heading to his mom’s house to eat, hang out, get leftovers. Hopefully next year we’ll be driving so this will be our last trek with dollar van and public transportation. I am flying out to San Antonio on Friday because my friend is getting married. I am praying that flying back on Sunday won’t be a huge issue because I have school all day on Monday. We shall see.
So my friend gave me this ink blot test last weekend (since she’s in grad school for psych) and she told me what her mentor said from my answers. He said I’m intelligent, I tend to worry about things, I have a stronger relationship with my mother than my father but my relationship with both is good (lol, as compared to the other subjects, but in reality I don’t agree). So how he could tell that I’m intelligent I don’t know. I am at the point where I don’t know if I want to keep practicing law. I just feel like it’s much more work than it’s worth in some ways. I would stay in it if I got an in house counsel job but other than that, I’m not liking my options. In my clinic class we did this thing. The professor was showing the real salary a lawyer makes. He used a LI firm, salary of like 63K billables of 2200 and I think it’s called like efficiency 65% (mainly how much of his time at work is dedicated to billable activities) and after all the calculations, the salary came out to $18 an hour. How sad after all those years of schooling and almost inevitable mountain of loans, $18 per hour. I might get one of those career books that tell you what you can do with a law degree.
|Your Birthdate: November 1|
| You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven’t been developed yet.
You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.
Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.
You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.
Your strength: Your supreme genius
Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity
Your power color: Gold
Your power symbol: Star
Your power month: January
I’m sick! Not just bullshit sniffles sick. I have some ear infection, strep throat (again), and a sinus infection. Isn’t that great. I woke up feeling like I had the flu this morning but still draged my ass to school. Didn’t go to my externship again but I knew I wouldn’t make it. I have so many prescriptions. I hate antibiotics. Sometimes they make me feel worse than the actual illness. Maybe I’ll lose some weight. lol
There’s a Lucille Roberts opening up near where my mom lives. It’s not far from where I live so we are thinking of going over there to sign up when it opens. She is going ot bring my sister with her too. My sister isn’t even 8 yet and she weighs over 100 lbs. I spoke to my dad about getting me a car again. I told him I want a civic, a camry or a maxima. I hope he gets it soon.
Here are pics from mom’s wedding
wonder if the break up email is as bad as the rejection phone call…both seem pretty tacky and heartless. No I haven’t been dumped but I have been rejected by that job I’ve been waiting for. It is starting to look more and more likely that I will either be bumming around Europe or not having that oh so important job next year at this time. Oh well, not much I can say. Hopefully something better is out there. Maybe I’ll get Brooklyn DA next semester and after I am admitted they’ll hire me, not what I planned but I’m not really in control of that, now am I.
so of course I have to wait until Monday to find out what the phone call was for. Went out to breakfast and shopping with my good friend R. We had lots of fun, then she practiced her weird inkblot testing on me. I came back home and then had to go straight to driving and now I’m back home. Tomorrow I am going to a luncheon/fashion show that is an AKA event. D’s sister-in-law (brother’s wife) is an AKA and soshe invited me to go. It is in LI somewhere. it has been so nice being busy on the weekend. Even though I have less time to clean and stuff, it’s not like I usually clean when I am home on the weekends anyway. I can’t wait for my dad to buy me a car. The insurance is going to be a problem as Geico and Allstate quoted me at $1200 for 6 months. If I do get this job then I’ll have no problem paying insurance in NY.
Hopefully the events of the morning are not foreshadowing what the rest of the day, and impending job news, will be like. I almost got hit by a car this morning…at a red light. A light that had been red for almost what 10 seconds before the asshole drove up. I clearly was in the right of way and honestly if it wasn’t for God, I’d probably be dead or maybe have broken bones. I was walking to the train station and the light was red, I had the walk signal and was crossing the street. It’s a two lane, 1 way street so another car was at the crosswalk on the side furthest from me, asshole in the minivan is speeding up to the intersection on the lane closest to where I am, so something told me that even though I had the right of way, maybe I should stop. He stopped in the middle of the crosswalk seriously inches from me. So when I looked at him he actually had the nerve to be looking in the direction of where I was approaching i.e. the opposite side of the street. So either 1. he wasn’t even looking the direction he was driving in or 2. he didn’t even have the decency to look at the person he almost maimed so that I could decide how many expletives I wanted to shout at him. I just walked off but had there been a brick in my purse…Called the office already but there was no answer so who knows if I’ll know before Monday…
ETA: A little good news. I emailed the professor I wanted to do my independent research with. He is notorious for not wanting to do these kinds of papers. LOL I knew I was going to have him for one of my classes next semester but I did not realize he is also the professor for my clinic class. So he emailed me back basicially saying “won’t you be tired of me next semester” lol but he said to call him to discuss it. So I called and after a 15 minute conversation, he agreed to do it mainly because it won’t involve much work for him, since I have done a lot of the research and writing so far and the topic is straightforward and deals with an issue he wants to know about [progression/changes in rosario (types of evidence/materials that must be turned over to opposing counsel)]. Over the years since rosario was decided the doctrine’s interpretation has changed many times sometimes seeming more pro-proscution and at others pro-defense. So he agreed to do it and that saves me some work and if I can finish it early on next semester or end of this semester I might be able to use it as my advance writing requirement instead of writing anothr 20 page paper this semester!