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Wow, it's been forever... [
Tuesday, November 27th 2007 at 9:49 pm
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[ mood | good ]

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FINALLY! [
Friday, October 12th 2007 at 10:11 am
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[ mood | restless ]

Good freaking Lord. This week is finally over...this has been the longest and most sleep deprived week I've had in a very long time...for reals. Mostly my fault because I always wait until last minute to do things. I didn't study for any of my midterms like I said I would ( I ended up cramming the morning of and I didn't read anything I was supposed either...BUT I still rocked them I think. I know I passed, but whether I got Honors is another thing. I did get a midterm back from last week...totally rocked it...got 93% Honors. I also got my two count complaint back and my lecturer said she was impressed with me arguing fraudulent misrepresentation as a count because she said it's the most difficult one to prove and that I argued it well, but I thought it was the easiest one...other people did negligence, but I could not wrap my mind around negligence...either way the feedback was awesome because she's been a lawyer for 30-odd years so she's legit.

The internship is going well. She's letting me do a variety of things and none of them are really secretarial, which is good because I don't want to be answering phones and making copies all the time. This week she let me do a quit claim deed and now I'm working on a bankruptcy case. There's been some drama though concerning the other intern. Apparently she was going to be fired, but I don't know if it has happened yet. I guess I'll find out today, although she told me that she wouldn't be in the office today. Guess I'll have to wait until next week to find out.

I'm in my legal research class. I'm feeling pretty restless. I'm like a little kid sometimes, I get really antsy and feel like moving around.

I'm hungry, I have pizza in my bag. I want a piece.

Okay, I'm out.

P.S. Hello weekend. :o)

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What a doofus...I need a martini. [
Wednesday, October 10th 2007 at 11:36 am
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[ mood | okay ]

How did I mix up tenancy in common and joint tenancy? That's like 10 points off the bat...I know I have everything else right...so I will still get 90%...but still...I wanted that 100. Oh well. I'm getting greedy. :oP I should check my notes again...I think I wrote them down wrong during lecture because it's reversed in the book. Note to self: Double check my notes. Mmm...probably not...haha...my notes have been ever faithful...my note taking has gotten me through....like 13 years of school, one blunder isn't enough. I can see my fellow classmates working on the final for legal research. That is the easiest midterm ever. I did the last question because it is the hardest and found the answer in 5 minutes; I'm going to the rest later and tomorrow. I think I can handle this type of research...definitely not psychology research. I HATE THAT TYPE OF RESEARCH. I like knowing that what I'm looking for has an answer.

I think I may treat myself to either food or shopping right now before I head to the internship. I bought a pair of shoes and a purse yesterday and treated myself to Jimmy John's...maybe I'll I treat myself to some pants and falafel today. We'll see. :oP It's been nice getting out early this week. Usually all my lecturers run to the end of class...I get really restless.

Okay, I'm gone.

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Sunday, October 7th 2007 at 10:57 pm
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[ mood | being studious ]

I'm digging this guy and this song...Last RequestCollapse )

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Killing Time. [
Monday, September 24th 2007 at 5:55 pm
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[ mood | contemplative ]

I'm at work right now. Waiting for six to roll around. Since I got the internship I only work two days and so work Mondays and Thursdays because those are the days that the bookstore is open the latest. It's kind of tiring being here after 5. All I keep thinking that I should have been gone already and where I would be in my commute had I left already. Oh well...at least when I stay late almost everyone is gone except for a few people upfront. I get to just hide in the shipping area and to the internet thing or read.

I was looking up something I need for my civil law class. It's funny, I always get these assignments and think that I'm going to fuck up and that I don't know what I'm doing, but honestly...I'm totally kicking ass at this paralegal thing. I'm getting honors in everything. I think there's a good chance I'll get honors in most, if not all, of my classes. It's reassuring to me when I hear my classmates say that the teacher is a hard grader...for one, if the teacher is in fact a hard grader, then I'm a smarty pants; two, if the teacher isn't a difficult grader than my classmates aren't that smart and I won't have as much competition from them in the job market. They are especially not smart since I haven't read a damn page of a single book so far and they have been such diligent students reading every night and seem to still not get it. My guess is that they are fronting or they can't retain information. Whatever. Yes, I measure my success at the fault of others. Is there any other way?

I've always had this debate with myself. Should I compare myself to others academically or should I not? I mean, can I honestly know how well I'm doing by not comparing? I mean, what if I'm taking X class and I'm getting an A and and everyone is getting an F? Or everyone is getting an A and I'm getting an F? What if everyone is getting an A or everyone is getting an F? How does this affect me?

If everyone is getting an F, then that means that it isn't just me who's not getting it. If everyone is getting an A and I'm getting an F, then it's me who's having the issue. You can twist this scenario any which way, but if you don't compare...can you have a true sense?

Also, do you necessarily have to be competitive when comparing? Can it just be comparing for the sake of knowing? Or does comparing automatically mean that you're competitive and are going to treat it that way?

Okay, I'm done. Haha. I killed a mega lot of time here.
Time to go.
American Psycho and Flatbread awaits.

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Busy, busy. [
Tuesday, September 18th 2007 at 9:09 pm
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[ mood | tired ]

Ramblings of the latest...Collapse )

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Represent. [
Saturday, September 15th 2007 at 5:31 pm
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[ mood | calm ]


Happy Independence Day

Guatemala
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So bored... [
Friday, September 14th 2007 at 1:06 pm
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[ mood | bored ]

I'm in the computer lab at Roosevelt waiting for 1:30 to roll around so I can go on my interview. My class today didn't take long. I should have taken the interview Thursday instead of today because I would have been able to put in more hours instead of losing them. Lame.

So yeah...I haven't written in here in a while so I guess I will try to remember what's been up lately.

School - I believe I wrote on here that I graduated and I contemplated going to school to get paralegal certification. Well, I'm sure you saw I mentioned Roosevelt and that's because I applied to their paralegal program, obviously got accepted, and now I am here taking classes in their full-time day program. Started at the end of August and should end in January, and then I won't be able to postpone the real world any further and will have to get an actual job somewhere. Blah. Oh well, life goes on. So yeah, taking classes...they don't seem hard, it's just a lot of reading which I haven't been doing. That's bad. I will start to read more soon. As part of my curriculum I can get an internship or I can take an elective class. I've decided to get an internship and skip the class because I need more hands on experience. Enter in the interviews. I applied to 6 places, heard back from 4, have gone on two interviews, have a third today, and I declined the fourth. I have two offers for positions, but decided to decline one of them. We'll see how todays interview goes, if I don't like what they have to say, then I'm going to take the one offered Tuesday. I'm just happy that I got calls back, I had this fear that I would look bad on paper and no one would even want to interview me, but at least my fears have calmed.

As far as the my classmates, they are all pretty much older than me with the exception of like two or three girls in my class. Everyone else has like 10,15, and even 20 years experience in some kind of job. Crazy. I can't even imagine what it's like to be 40 years old and starting, in essence, over again. Then again, everyone has an average of like 5 careers in their lifetime so I guess I'm just starting number 1.

Work - I still work at the bookstore. I'm on the 900 hours program thing and still have like 500 hours left. I have enough left to last me through the end of my certification program. I'm just working part time of course. We got a bunch of new people in. One girl was really annoying in the beginning, but afterwards I got used to her. She would just jabber on about everything and anything. Really, it would drive me insane. She didn't stay on permanently though. There is one girl who stayed on after the temp time and she aggravates me. She's one of those people who gets comfortable real fast. I don't like that. Funny enough, the new guys that work in the back now haven't gotten comfortable. They've been back there this whole time and it seems to me that they still feel out of place. I don't know though. It could be me assessing it all wrong. Whatevers.

Boyfriend - We celebrated our two year anniversary. Can't even believe it's been that long. It really doesn't feel that way. I mean that in a good way. He got me this awesome card and made me cupcakes. :o) I bought a cookie cake because I'm lame and don't bake. Haha. We've been going to Motel Bar like every Monday without fail to see their Movie Under the Stars deal. It's fun, Monday is now our night, it replaces Tuesdays now. We're planning on going to Six Flags Sunday before Fright Fest starts. We'll go to Fright Fest later on too though. It's like a tradition. October is usually our busy month we have a lot of activities planned out, should be fun. Kevin also helped me with my computer. I got a new case, new DVDrom, new memory, and new floppy/card reader combo. It's pretty nice. I'm thinking of getting a new monitor now because Kevin keeps bugging me about mine saying it's too fuzzy. It's fine, it works, but like right now I'm looking at this monitor (Roosevelt apparently got all new Dells) and the screen looks really sharp and everything so I don't know. We'll see. I only really think about it when I see other monitors.

Friends - Went out for brunch with Shan and Fatti. That was good. Hadn't seen them in a while. Haven't really seen anyone in a while. Everyone is busy doing their own thing. Must remedy that.

Family - Family is the same as always. Good and bad. More good than bad this time around. My parents are planning for us to go to New Jersey for Thanksgiving to see my aunt and then go tour around New York. I've already been to New York, but A.J. was too little to remember anything and Jordan wasn't even born. Hopefully it will happen and won't turn into one of these past trip plans...all planning, no tripping. Lame. I should look up prices. My mom asked me to and I haven't.

I think that's about it. Like that isn't enough. Hehe. Blah. Still have time to kill before I leave. What to do? I already did MySpace and FaceBook. My e-mail. LJ.

Whatevers.
Later Peeps.

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Update #2 [
Tuesday, August 14th 2007 at 8:14 pm
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[ mood | itchy ]

Check out my sexy calves after a day of being bitten...



Who wants to play connect-the-dots?

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What the hell? [
Tuesday, August 14th 2007 at 8:49 am
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[ mood | itchy ]

I go camping and I come back with ONE bug bite on my arm. Total success.

I go see a movie at Motel Bar for their Movie Under the Stars series and I come back looking like I have chicken pox all over my legs. I didn't notice until like maybe 4 this morning when my legs were itching like hell and I feel trails of bites all over my legs. I was killing mosquitoes left and right last night, which then makes me think that maybe since I was aware of all the mosquitoes and killing them, then maybe it was something in my room. I brought all my camping stuff into my room and left it on the floor. Did I bring something back with me? Or was there something in my bed already?

I think it was the outside movies. Ugh. They itch so much. I have 20 bites on my left leg and 11 and my right leg. I was wearing a skirt...what the hell? This is the city. Bugs shouldn't be this rampant.

Here's a sample from just the side of my calf. Let's play a game. Can you spot the bites? How many are there?

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Education is a bitch. [
Sunday, July 29th 2007 at 10:53 pm
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[ mood | broke ]

I just spent $466.40 on books for class. What........the........fuck? This is outrageous. I'm not even done buying all the books yet! I still need to purchase like six more things, but I didn't because it says to check with the instructor...I'm hoping I won't need to. That would be a small silver lining. BUT...I still need to purchase books for the second half of the class...that doesn't start until November though. I'll have a little bit of time to recoop from this.

For some reason, I'm am so pissed off about the books, but the tuition didn't faze me. Haha.

Oh well, this career better pay for itself exponentially.

I'm out.

P.S. I got a Discover card like a week ago. I get cashback and zero APR so I'm charging everything to that now. I get an e-mail for me to immediately call their customer service because there is a chance my identity has been stolen. I call and I get asked all these security questions. I pass. Yay. Haha. Then she begins to list a bunch of charges. I'm like...yup...those are all me. She's says, "OH...ok...just checking because of the charges and since it's a new account." I'm like, "Thanks, I appreciate it." They probably think they just gave a credit card to a crazy person wanting to go brankrupt. Craziness. But for clarity...I don't want to go bankrupt. Haha. Oh man.

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Have you ever gotten that feeling? [
Saturday, July 21st 2007 at 11:58 pm
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[ mood | buzzed ]

You know. That...feeling. I can't explain. You just know.

Explanation to be continued in...the privacy of my own brain. :oP

BUT...yeah, I'm pretty buzzed right now.

Don't want to wax intellectual...or wax at anything. Hehe.

It would be bad and probably illogical.

ORRR...strangely logical and it would scare me to pieces.

Yeah, I'm thirsty as hell.

Laters.

P.S.

One of the best songs ever...for reals.


New Order - "Bizarre Love Triangle"

Every time i think of you
I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It's no problem of mine but it's a problem I find
Living a life that I can't leave behind
There's no sense in telling me
The wisdom of a fool won't set you free
But that's the way that it goes
And it's what nobody knows
While every day my confusion grows
Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I'm waiting for that final moment
You'll say the words that I can't say

I feel fine and I feel good
I'm feeling like I never should
Whenever I get this way, I just don't know what to say
Why can't we be ourselves like we were yesterday
I'm not sure what this could mean
I don't think you're what you seem
I do admit to myself
That if I hurt someone else
Then I'll never see just what we're meant to be
Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I'm waiting for that final moment
You'll say the words that I can't say

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Oh man, I have a headache. [
Wednesday, July 18th 2007 at 11:23 pm
]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

I just waxed philosophical in a long ass LJ entry, but no one will ever get to see it. :oP Random thoughts caused by an article I read.

I haven't written here in forever and haven't read people's entries in forever. I try and skim every now and then, but I get lazy or forget. Goal 1: I'm going to try and get better.

I also haven't written a real LJ entry in a while. I remember I used to update this thing everyday. Goal number 2: Write in LJ more.

I'm thirsty as hell.
Gonna go.

Goals 3 & 4: Get water and go to sleep.

I bid you all a good night.

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Taste of Chicago: Take Two [
Sunday, July 1st 2007 at 6:17 pm
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[ mood | chilly ]

Went back today with my family and with Kevin. It was good. Sunny, but there was a breeze and the standing in the shade helped. Tried some different stuff today, but had some of what I had yesterday too. It's difficult going to places like that with my family as opposed to with just me and Kevin because my family walks slowly and don't want to walk much. I'm not a fan of walking either, but I'll do it to go see everything. It's good that I went yesterday so I wouldn't have to worry about where everyone is. I took flip flops today to even out my feet, but instead of half my foot being lighter than the other, I also have a big V on my foot from the flip flops. I'm never going to win. I also got a sunburn on my left shoulder. I have a cold compress on it now. On the way home there was an accident on North Ave. Something happened to a guy on a motorcycle. We were heading West and the guy was heading East. As we passed by I could see his body all rag dolled on the floor and this river of blood coming from the pool of blood surrounding his head. It was really bad. Pieces of motorcycle everywhere. The dude wasn't wearing a helmet. When will people learn? People were hovering around him. I hope no one moved him, but at the same time I hope someone tried to stop the bleeding. Ugh. It gave me chills. We got home and my brother got a videogame and then I drove him and my mom to my aunt Martha's house. I came home and parked in the garage. I reversed into the garage, but I needed to pee so badly that I wasn't really paying attention and I end up hitting the stupid BBQ grill. I get out of the car to see what made that noise and I see that I pinned the grill against some boxes. There is this huge scratch. Then I had to move the car to unpin it. Second huge scratch. My dad is going to kill me. He hasn't seen it and I haven't told him. I'm just going to wait until he notices. I'm not big on volunteering information that will get me into trouble. I won't lie about it, but I won't volunteer it either. :oP

Laters.

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Some things never change, buuuttt... [
Saturday, June 30th 2007 at 10:12 pm
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[ mood | cheerful ]

I can say that I had a really good weekend. :o) Went to the Taste of Chicago with Kevin today. It was good. I got sweaty and hot, but eventually I ignored it and it went away (breaks in the shade also help). Got to eat a variety of stuff. Looking forward to going back and having full portions of stuff and not just the "taste of" portions. I wanted to eat a lot of different stuff so I kept it small. I'm satisfied. Afterwards we went to 7-11 and got some ginormous slurpees. It was yummy. Watched The Empire Strikes Back (I think that's what it was...the 2nd one in the first trilogy). It was good. I enjoyed it. I got a weirdo tan on my feet. Half my foot is lighter than the other because of the shoes I was wearing. I shall attempt to even it out soon. I have ugly feet. I've only recently accepted them and let them out in public. I figure I can't get a feet transplant so I have to deal with what I have. I saw this girl in the inner circle a couple days ago and she had awesome feet. I was checking out her sandals when I noticed her nail polish and then realized that she had perfect, little feet. What a bitch.

Alrighty, I'm done.
:oP

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Feeling less dirty. [
Tuesday, June 26th 2007 at 9:10 pm
]
[ mood | clean ]

Okay, today wasn't so much of a wash.
No pun intended. :oP
Went to the beach and was there for all of about maybe two hours.
And it started to friggin' pour.
Like for reals.
I was wet.
I was sandy.
I had a head of sand and tangles.
But the whole half hour of sun that was present was enough to give me some color.
So that's good because I work in the shadows which means I'll never get a tan unless I seek it out.
Came home and showered.
I had sand everywhere.
After my shower I ate and took a very long nap.
Definitely feel better.
I did need a day off from work.
Haven't had one in a while.
I don't feel so bad now.
Maybe I'll go to the beach after work one of these days or this coming weekend.
I wanted to go to the zoo after the beach since I haven't been there in a while, but obviously the storm prevented that. I wanted a day of activites and didn't get it. :o(
That's okay.
I'll make it up to myself later. :o)
Now I don't feel like going to work tomorrow.
Haha.
Laters.

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What a bust... [
Tuesday, June 26th 2007 at 2:29 pm
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[ mood | dirty ]

What a waste of a day.
I should have just gone to work.

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So terrible.....but hilarious. [
Friday, May 25th 2007 at 11:59 pm
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[ mood | amused ]

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Sweet. [
Thursday, May 17th 2007 at 6:26 pm
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[ mood | accomplished ]

I checked my grades today.
Looks like I pulled it off.
Straight As!

If you want to see me graduate in living cyber color, go here:

http://www.vcsa.uic.edu/MainSite/departments/commencement/home/Webcast2007.htm

I'm past the hour mark...somewhere.
My mediaplayer is being stupid so I can't tell you the exact time.
I'm in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Commencement was May 13th.

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It's official. [
Sunday, May 13th 2007 at 6:26 pm
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[ mood | hungry ]

I'm a college graduate.

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