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22 July 2010

Study Break Fashion Challenge

On one of many study breaks this morning, I read this great article in the Times's Style Section re: the "shopping diet"
30 days.
6 pieces.
1 wardrobe.
I cannot wait until this wretched bar exam is over to expound on this idea.
Love and Luck.

20 July 2010

Another Lazy Blog Post

Good Afternoon, Friends!

Only 10 more days of wretched, wretched Bar Review.  As Mrs. Hargrave put it so well, my brain is so full that all I have put in it over the past 6 weeks is starting to leak out.  I have taken to taking Benadryl every night so that I can sleep for 7-8 hours without horrific dreams of Oil and Gas Law and who owns redacre, greenacre, purpleacre, or blueacre.

So, while I continue to study who inherits what and try to figure out what a trust is, you should check out this blog: Daniel's Art Blog.

Daniel is a friend from Wylie and from Church who is a super-talented artist and features his work on his new(ish) blog.  Grab a cup of coffee (or iced green tea) and enjoy.  It's a like visiting a museum from the comfort of your desk!

Best Wishes to all my friends who are frantically studying right now!

"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

13 July 2010


This is, perhaps, my laziest blog post.  Instead of thinking on my own, I'm just going to direct you to a blog link my law prof had on his facebook today:

It's a super blog and at this point in my bar studies, I wholeheartedly concur.  Best of Luck to my friends studying.

08 July 2010

Bar Study Essentials

I need this.  Immediately.  Because the home stove just isn't boiling water quickly enough.
Bodum Ottoni Electric Water Kettle at Amazon. $200

Nominations Abound!

Confession: admittedly, and slightly sadly, and to some extent, I measure my life in awards shows.  Mostly by the Oscars and the 'Best Picture' from whichever particular year, but the Emmys get me excited for the awards and for the Oscar Nominations on the far horizon.  This morning, the Emmy nominations were announced.  Needless to say, I am ecstatic!  While I don't watch that much television and most of it does come in boxed sets, there are a few series that prompted my relationship with tivo a few years back and they were duly recognized by the Emmys.
I love the slightly-older (in tv terms) series 30 Rock (NBC).  I always will be.  Fantastic writing, fantastic story-line, real humor, and Alec Baldwin!  I used to be in love with the Office (NBC), but in my opinion, it strayed too far from its humble roots and doesn't feel as genuine as it used to.  This past season, I fell in a mad-type love with Modern Family (ABC) and Glee (FOX).  I have never laughed out loud as much as I do when I watch Modern Family.  It's a perfect comedy and perfectly cast.  Glee makes me smile and sing and dance around with happy.  Bottom Line: all three of my faves have considerable smart humor and wit and they should win everything.  Glee received an amazing 19 nominations this morning, Modern Family received 14, and '30 Rock' received 15.
Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt on Glee was nominated for best supporting actor and my heart could not be more happy!  Totes love him on the show and think he's hilarious and perfect.
Here are the Nominations for the Comedy "Big" Awards:

Comedy Series
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”
“The Office”
“30 Rock”

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Lea Michele, “Glee”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Toni Colette, “The United States of Tara”

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Jim Parsons,”Big Bang Theory”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”

Supporting Actress In a Comedy
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Holland Taylor, “Two and a Half Men”

Noticeably, I left off any mention of the dramas.  Honestly, I don't think there are any good dramas on right now... at least not that I have seen.  In order to remedy, I am currently watching Mad Men series like it's my job and caught up on Grey's Anatomy.  Still, Comedies just make me happier...

06 July 2010

Why Morning People Rule the World

A friend posted this article on his facebook page today and I enjoyed it to bits.
It's a May article from the London Evening Standard that examines the differences and (dis)advantages to being either a morning person or an evening person:
"We are all morning or evening people. Scientists have established that our genes dictate around half of what they call our “chronotypes” — our natural preference for certain times of the day."
I am most certainly a morning person... hooray?

Ahoy, Matey.

Sigh... It's hot.  And not just here in Summerville, Texas... but everywhere in the continental US.  I feel for you, east coast.  I really do.  100 degree weather is miserable, gross, and all-together unflattering.  Make-up melts, hair is either too limp, or a big frizzy mess.  It seems that no-one wears heat well.  So, as I sit in the central air-conditioning, sipping a Sonic Limeade, thanking the high-heavens that I'm not in my 4th-floor Cleveland oven on a day like today, I find myself perusing perfect nautical-inspired outfits for this wretched weather that is upon us.  Ahoy! and Enjoy!

...and for those who have to be "professional,"

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Little Boy Piped Jacket 
Sailor Trousers. $270, $150

My PRECIOUS baby sister, Maggie
Is leaving today for a 17-day trip to Kenya
Follow her team's trip at the UBC Waco Kenya 2010 blog.
Much Love and Prayers to all for a Safe, Fulfilling, and life-changing Adventure!

03 July 2010

Ode to the Denim Jacket

With all the rain in Dallas lately, it has felt a bit less like summer.  This is good for two reasons, 1. I don't want to kill over whenever I walk out-of-doors; and, 2. We get to layer!  I picked up a cropped denim jacket at the BR a few months ago and adore the times I get to wear it.  I wore it to my bday dinner with my good friend, Nikki tonight.  It's the perfect all-American piece and in honor of the 4th, I show you others I'd love to add to my collection:

Current/Elliot The Snap denim Jacket at Net-a-Porter

Alright, Alright, not all the way denim, but almost, and cute nonetheless- 

Happy 4th!