The Life of Sarah PB&J

Musings on my life post grad school and peanut butter... (NB: the archives also contain musings on Russia, law school, and still more peanut butter)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

News from the Adventure

I'm approaching the half way point of my East Coast Adventure and wanted to give my loyal readers an update.

1. In Orlando, I met Yoko. And now, I'm a little bit closer to dying.

2. In Melbourne I turned in my Federalism paper and officially completed my 1L year. I also learned that washcloths aren't really all that bad. Especially if you're trying to removed thick layers of sunscreen. Additionally, I spent some quality time with my Aunt and Uncle - cousins too.... (Picture also illustrative of sunscreen difficulties)

4. In West Palm Beach, Gwen and I met up on the street with all the hookers and drug dealers. Jeremy and Vanessa also got married.

6. At the West Palm Airport, I learned that departure times can change and that Orbitz has no obligation to inform you if it does.

7. In Newark Gwen and I arrived sleepily in the greatest state in the country (with props to Dave and Prof. Schragger) and drove to Morristown where we crashed in our hotel room.

8. At the Summerfield Suites, I learned that hotel rooms in NJ have conference tables and Aeron Chairs.

Expect additional updates as the adventure goes on.


to be continued...

Friday, May 11, 2007

What a sad life

After finishing my exam, I had that it's-been-too-long-since-you've-eaten-headache. I set out to get some food. Realizing I didn't have my wallet on me, I counted the change at the bottom of my bag. 12 cents. That wasn't going to get me very far.

I made a quick tour around the law school looking for free food, and surprisingly, found none. I didn't run into anyone I knew either. But I did see the Book-buy-back-man. I raced to my locker, pulled out the legal research and writing books (which haven't been cracked since Week 1 of law school) and handed them over. He said they were worth $3. Enough to buy a granola bar. Sold.

Ah, selling books to feed yourself. Better than selling you body, though. But still sad.


to be continued...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

bad timing

My ipod arrived. I had just run home to grab some more tea (caffinee, yum) - and there it was, sitting - waiting for me. I opened it, admired it, and promply ran out of my house and back to the law school. If I were left to my devices at home, I would never finish preparing for my exam tomorrow morning.

But it'll be so tempting to play with tomorrow afternoon - when I should be working on my paper. Couldn't it have come Sunday, after all my work is finished? But I'm excited nonetheless.


to be continued...

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Going back to Kindergarten

I've been struggling all morning with the "Dormant" Commerce Clause in preparation for my Con Law exam Friday. I was staring at the page for what seemed like an eternity. My inner voice was screaming (I'm in a no-talking study room, so I couldn't actually scream), "Why cant I make sense of this?" Then I realized my book was upside down.

It's been a long week.


to be continued...

Monday, May 07, 2007

Best Typos

...from my notes:

"Any affirmative action program stamps blacks as interior" [inferior]

"Employee not allowed to solicit business or participation so long as there is this agency relationship between him and Jew Courier." [Jet Courier]

"If [the covenant is] recorded on prior declaration or plat, most states hold that meets writing requirement – notice and food faith" [good faith]

"The judge says the finding doesn’t batter b/c they have to do with production not with commerce." [matter]

...from casebooks:*

*this really isn't a typo, I just am humored by it.

"[Upon being fired as a migrant worker], Unable to speak English and without funds to return to Puerto Rico, Vasquez sought the assistance of the Farmworkers Corporation, a federally funded non-proft corporation dedicated to the needs of farmworkers." Vasquez v. Glassboro Service Assocation.


to be continued...

Sunday, May 06, 2007


If we held our elections on a Sunday or declared election day a holiday (on par with July 4th or Thanksgiving where nearly everyone has off work), we might get 85% of registered voters to turn out.

Or maybe if we had a little less gerrymandering, some competitive elections, and a few decent candidates to vote for.

Just a thought.


to be continued...