How ironic. The one thing I said could lead to success at both Examiner and AC was publishing regularly, keeping the page updated with as much fresh information as possible, and when charged with doing so myself, I can’t be bothered.
But I’m totally probably getting on track now! Possibly!
What I’ve learned in the last week:
-The LSAT, while daunting as a task, is nothing when compared to law school itself. I’m strong-willed and all, but in no way am I the “Type A” personality that tends to go to law school. Stories of people intentionally giving wrong answers in study groups to improve class rank just baffle me. Don’t want to give the answer, fine. Don’t intentionally steer someone wrong. Explains why people think what they do about attorneys. They’re taught to be dicks.
-The LSAT logical reasoning section is mine to destroy. I’ve never ever taken a test where I felt the questions were made for my way of thinking. Logical reasoning breaks the mold, and makes me feel wicked smart. A good feeling.
-The LSAT Logic Games are tough. Really tough. Brutally tough. Not sure why logical reasoning seems like second nature and logic games are so hard for me to wrap my head around, but here we are. Blah. Must practice more. Anyone wanna buy me the Kaplan logic games flashcards? I’ll totally give you a mention in one of my blog posts.
-Dog kennels are expensive. Really expensive. Would have made one myself out of chicken wire, but the Mutt wouldn’t have enjoyed that, and I think it would have been inhumane as well. Not cool, man. Not cool.
-Valentine’s Day still sucks.
-Cafe Europa has the bomb food and coffee. It’s also in the ‘hood, has free WiFi (to distract me while I should be studying for LSAT-asaurus Rex), and an abundance of people watching opportunity. Good stuff. The breakfast burrito is to die for, especially with the very-spicy veggie green chili. Mmmmmm… veggie…
-With the new computer came the need to update my musical iTunes collection. I’ve purchased more music this morning than I should have, but less than I’ve wanted. So that’s fun. Currently listening to the latest from David Gray, but will shortly move on to some Foo Fighters and Nirvana and Shock G. Looking forward to my musical journey.
Anyway, that’s the update from SDW-land. More updates as things become relevant.
Took just six months to be let go by Examiner.com, and just over 24 hours for me to find new employment.
I’ll be working for a real estate appraiser in the Denver area starting Thursday. Going to learn a lot about real estate law and procedure, and I’m very much looking forward to the experience. Plus, I’m getting paid, which isn’t a bad thing — ever. So I’m happy for now.
Tomorrow will be a day to get myself in order, apply for a few more jobs within my specialty, work on my LSAT studying, and hit golf balls (if there’s time). Can’t wait!
And Thursday, SDW returns to the workforce.
A rather inauspicious start to this blog… Got laid off yesterday (about 10 minutes after giving my signoff at Sam Vs World), which is actually more blessing than curse, since I now have all the time in the world to do things like study for the LSAT, watch ESPN, HBO, etc. Good times.
The purpose of this blog is for me to document my life as a prospective law student. Going to law school is something that I’ve long considered, but I’ve never found the right drive, the right situation, the right time. Now I’m here. I’ve purchased a book. I’ve purchased study materials. Just yesterday, post-layoff, I purchased a Powerbook G4. Needless to say, I’m very excited.
Long hours await. I’m going to get to it.