Wednesday, August 31, 2005


I don't read blogs much. (I know, I know!) But I'm sure everyone's posting about New Orleans and how we're watching it sink like Atlantis. (Nevermind Mississippi and Alabama; apparently they aren't newsworthy enough for the front page). I'm thinking about my house, sitting mostly empty, while parents and their children are sitting in Red Cross shelters and campgrounds, wondering what will become of them. I have an urge to go by one of the shelters and adopt a family (after a suitable health, drug, criminal, and credit background check, of course). I have a coworker married to a guy from Metairie and she said they have--what, 20 people in her house right now? And they keep coming. I read about a fire department who took in a family of 88. Eighty-eight! My family wouldn't be that big if you counted everyone going back four generations.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Sorry I've let this thing lag so far behind these past few weeks. Here's an update:

At the end of my judicial internship I got a very nice letter of recommendation, and I used it in my application packet for on-campus interviews. Each fall, a number of law firms come to UH and spend one day interviewing the students they are interested in and if they like you, they invite you around to visit their offices. Then they may make you an offer for a summer internship, which could lead to a job when you graduate. In theory. Some of the firms are ridiculously picky, for example, only wanting to talk to the top 5% of students. All that based on arbitrary grades that are not a proven indicator of one's abilities in practice. Much like the SAT. Well, it's their prerogative, I guess.

So how many Houston firms bit for interviews? One. Many people have said not to worry about it, that most people don't find work through these interviews anyway. Still, I'm very annoyed.

Yesterday was my first day of class. Trial Advicacy. We are going to go through a number of scenarios and practice doing direct and cross examination of witnesses. There will be two "live" trials in courhouses with real judges. That should be fun.

Admiralty and Evidence meet tonight and tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


And I've got such a long way to go
To make it to the border of Mexico
- Christopher Cross
Tomorrow I'm supposed to drive down to Edinburg to meet the people I've been working for during this internship. My supervisor's there. My judge is there. We haven't met yet, except via one teleconference. (Ain't technology grand?) Edinburg is just north of Brownsville, and I guess about 30 minutes from the border. We're going to eat lunch and come back. Road Trip!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

No more games!

At least, not here. As much as I've enjoyed doing these, I've decided to move them to their own independent site! Future puzzles will be found at The Trivia Hound. Right now I'm thinking maybe one a week would be often enough to be doable with the crazy schedule I keep. Hope to see all of you there.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

80s TV Quiz #2

Clearly I'm having fun making these. Anyway, here's an 80s one maybe you won't be able to smack down in an hour! Name the show and/or character.