Monday, October 26, 2009

Grad School, dun dun dun

So, I took the LSAT, and I got a whopping 153, which is decidedly average. Seriously, I'm in the 53rd percentile, so slightly above average. I might still apply to my programs, but I'm leaning more towards Grad school now, and if I decide I want to do law, then I'll apply later on, I'm not really in a hurry. Can I just start by saying, applying to schools is ridiculously expensive. All of the schools have application fees, most of them $60 or more (except Wisconsin, who is only $56, big difference). So, I'm applying to at least 10 schools, that's at least $600! It's a racket, I tell ya! I'm also going to take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) in November, yeah for dumb tests that include math when I haven't taken math in at least 4 years! It's also really awkward to ask people for letters of recommendation, because they're so labor intensive, they can't just send me a letter I can make copies of, they send emails with links to online recommendations for every dang school I'm applying to! It's a good thing I found a full time job, and I'm keeping my part time one, so I've gone from very little to do, to way too busy... that's life I guess.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monty Python's Flying Circus

IFC (the Independent Film Channel) is running a whole documentary series on Monty Python and I've been staying up late and spending way too much time watching it. I love Monty Python, they're just so bizarre and fun, truly great comedy. The documentary is awesome too, they got all the living members together and interviewed and it's so much fun to hear them all. Not to mention they're still freaking hilarious. Here's one of my favorite sketches, cracks me up every time, enjoy! (this particular sketch is clean, no swearing that I can think of, it's amazing what they got away with back in the late 60's early 70's)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I love fall!

Yesterday, it was almost 90 degrees, and then today, the high was 45...45! And it was cloudy and raining, it was fantastic. I love the fall, the changing leaves, the brisk air, the fact that I don't have to shave my legs because no one is going to see them (overshare, I'm sorry). Mostly though, I love fall because it meant school, and, let's be honest, I love school. The school supplies (I just cleaned out my desk, garbage bag half full of pens/pencils/paper/folders/stickers), the smell of the library books, the syllabus. I really love school and this year, I really miss it, going to it or teaching in it. Probably why I'm so anxious to go to grad school. If I had a million dollars, I would go to school all over the world, no kidding, I love it that much...I'm going to go curl up with some boxes and paper and listen to the rain.