A few things first -

Apparently, I am not good at updating blogs.  It must run in the family.  Also, I thought about switching back to the thought bubble design for those of you who cared but the formatting was all off.  It was all ick and I was like ick.  It would wrap the text of my old blog posts around the picture of my newer blog post.  Those of you in the know need to find a theme for me because I am struggling.  You should also tell me how to get the recently updated widget on my blog so I can see when all of you guys update.  Kthanx

This blog post needed to be edited.  With the current job market, I will not speak ill of any past jobs that I have had.

I have been continuing on my quest to read every John Grisham book in order of publication.  This makes me feel more like a lawyer than working at the law firm.  If only I could find a small child who witnessed a guy kill himself after that guy confided in the kid where his mafia client hid the body of a senator.  Bam.

Tomorrow I think I will start to watch How I Met Your Mother or finally watch this season’s finale of Lost.  Maybe I will hang out with my cats and be pathetic.  I have options.

PO-lice, NO problem

So on Friday I got pulled over-

I was minding my own business, ipod on and earplugs in (my car is old and using an FM transmitter with my ipod is just unreliable) when I saw him.  Jesse the State Trooper.

State Trooper

The above isn’t him but I found this when I google image searched “iowa state trooper hat” because I do wish that I had one of those hats.  I would wear it everywhere.  Anyways…I slowed down but my young police protector turned on his lights anyways.

He approached me from the passenger side and asked me some questions -

Him: Hi.

Me: Hi.

Him: Did you know you were speeding?

Me: Yes.

Him: Do you know how fast you were going?

Me: Nope.

Him: You were in the sixties.

Me: Oops.

Him: License, registration, proof of insurance.

Me (handing him my license and registration): Umm…I know I have my proof of insurance here somewhere.

Him: What’s your mom’s name?

Me (wondering WTF?): Barb.

Silence and crickets as I fake look for my insurance card.  I know exactly where it is.  In my other wallet, sitting on my bookshelf, 2 hours away.

Me: Can I give you the insurance number from memory?

Him (incredulously): You know that?

Me(laughing): Nope.

Him: I’m going to need you to come back to my car.

And so we went, Jesse and I, back to his car.  He was gentle with me, offering me multiple warnings – speeding, no insurance card.  We discussed how radar guns work and the territory limits of a state trooper.  He called in to dispatch to get my record – at which time I admitted my most recent ticket (2005 – extreme speeding).  He laughed – apparently State Troopers laugh when they hear of your past transgressions.  The dispatch lady announced my weight aloud (Iowa ID’s no longer have your weight on them however).  I laughed to myself because the weight was a lie.  We talked about the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  I dropped my bomb – “I’m in law school.”  He stiffened up and asked how I liked it.  I told him lawyers were a different bunch.  He agreed so I told him that maybe he wouldn’t have to deal with lawyers if he didn’t give so many questionable tickets.  This was after I had signed for my warning.  Apparently, I like to dig holes and be a bit of a smarta** yet Jesse the State Trooper just let me go on my way.

OH – I just proofread this and did another quick google search.


The actual photo of the man who pulled me over.  I love the internet.

A Day in My Life – Internet Style

Disclaimer: Currently and by my own choice, I am doing nothing.  My life consists of sleeping past noon, walking my mom’s dog and letting her feed me, wash my clothes and take care of my cats.  In return, she gets my company.  This is a good deal for her.

So what is my schedule like?

12-1PM: Wake up.  This usually involves avoiding my mom’s dog who whines incessantly to get into my room.  She likes to sleep under the covers.  After I wake up, I promptly move my lazy self from my bed to the kitchen table and turn on my laptop.  There is a whole level of patheticness about this that I am not even going to touch.

1PM: My list of websites in the order I view them-

  • Gmail
  • Hawkmail – (I have considered forwarding my school mail to gmail but then I’d have one less website…ok, i have no good reason why I have not done this)
  • Facebook – I spend less time on this than most internet addicts; however I check it a lot, mostly to  read the new news feeds and that’s it.
  • Travian – This is an online browser game.  I have been playing it since October.  It is always open in a second tab.  It is not uncommon for those sitting near me to hear me randomly say “Time to update the granary, warehouse, cropland” or it has happened that people have had to wait for me to send away my troops before I leave the house.  BUT – It is important to note I have not ever chosen this game over my social life and that I understand the nerdy line that I have crossed.

This is where we pause for me to go to the bathroom, brush my teeth and get breakfast. Back to the internet.

  • Perez Hilton – Celebrity gossip
  • The Superficial – See above
  • FML (fmylife.com) – I have yet to have a friend make this website.  Many of us have tried.  Mad kudos and perhaps a special prize to the first one who does.
  • MLIA (mylifeisaverage.com) – This is a new find and it amuses me more than it should.
  • TFLN (textsfromlastnight.com) – I have had a friend make this website – competition closed.
  • USAToday, CNN, NYTimes – You know, news.
  • Espn – Checking the score.
  • Courtoons, random personal blogs, WhatClaudiaWore, Twitter, Twilight Fan Fiction

2:15PM: This is when I randomly look at the internet.  I often check the same sites all over again.

3-5PM: 2 Episodes of What I Like About You and 1 Episode of Gilmore Girls – This time period is flexible.  Yesterday the dog and I went for a nice little 3 mile walk.  Today there will be Rollerblading when T gets off from work.

5-12AM: I now hang out with my family.  Sunday was Survivor.  Monday night was Dancing With the Stars and the Bachelorette.  Tuesday is Dancing with the Stars results and American Idol.  Wednesday is American Idol results and so on.

12-?:  I sit at the table on the internet in front of the television (HGTV is good stuff late at night).  I usually retire to my bedroom around 2AM.  This involves gathering up my two cats and sequestering them in my bedroom.  Then I go down to the basement and release my mom’s three cats.  One of them is kept down there because she DOES NOT get along with my cats.  The other two can come and go as they please and it turns out, they like to stay locked in a basement room.  This is NOT my fault.  Once everything is settled I find something to read.  Perhaps a book from my shelf that is meant for a 10 year old or a magazine.  Currently – because I am going to be a lawyer – I have decided to reread all of John Grisham’s books in chronological order.

Ending disclaimer: This whole doing nothing is not going to last long.  I have to get to work on applications to write on a journal for the fall and I am likely going to work for a local lawyer during the day and wait tables some nights.  However, this is a fair assessment of what I will do today.  I thought others would like it and probably be jealous.

Hello world!

I am now a member of http://blogs.dootdoot.com!

This is my first post, hopefully there will be plenty more to follow!