Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bowie Meets Crosby

Christmastime is my absolute most favorite time of the year. It's the only time of year Dave will listen to cheesy music like "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey. It's wonderful.

The first Christmas we were married, we listened to an Elvis Christmas CD non-stop the whole month of December and we usually sang along. Well, we lived in an apartment and I guess our neighbors could hear us singing through the bathroom vents because when I was getting ready for bed one night one of them yelled, "well, maybe everyday is like Christmas for them!!" Whoops! (This is probably only funny if you know "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" by Elvis Presley.)

This year we've been so busy with work and school we haven't even decorated. Since we're leaving for two weeks on Friday and Dave will be studying/taking finals up to the minute we leave for Tennessee, I've given up hope that it will happen. We're barely going to get cards out before Christmas. This is typical of the whirlwind year we've had and I'm excited to take some time to relax and enjoy the season.

I took off work today to get all my Christmas shopping done and I listened to Christmas music in the car while I was running around. I love Christmas music. When I was little I used to get out of bed at night and go downstairs to lay under the tree and listen to Christmas music. I think I even did that through high school. With all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, I’m glad to at least have the music of the season to put me in a festive mood.

Dave and I wish all our friends and family throughout the world a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We’ve been so blessed this year and hope all of you have reason to rejoice and be thankful this holiday season.

And, we want you to enjoy our favorite Christmas song: “Little Drummer Boy” by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. So sweet! I don’t think it gets much better than this.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Another Short Finals Diversion -- Ghetto Supastar!

I heard something about warranties in there so it's actually not totally irrelevant.


Update: Islands in the Stream! I'm ramping up for my Christmas jaunt to Dollywood and this hit the spot.

You should probably watch this though...just to take the edge off.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Quotes from my law professors over the last few years:

Federal Income Tax/Wills and Trusts professor:

"I'll be hung over and probably still in my formal gown."
"The fact is the woman drinks at lunch."
"You can tell I've had no sleep and alcohol and drove."
"B- students tune out; this is how it used to be."
"I don't spend $52 a day, even with the cigarettes and cat food."
"If you still don't understand recapture, go for the B. Don't torture yourself."
“The way to get a C would be to write a D exam.”
“All the nuns I know have fabulous jewelry.”
“And to be honest I may smoke in your house and I have a cat.”

Remedies professor:

"Bleak House is an unfair slam on the system of equity."
"We don't like people dying on the sidewalk. It's unaesthetic."

Sales and Leases/Secured Transactions professor:

"They're trying to fool us but they can't. Especially because they also give us the answers."
"Right? Right? Say yes…so I can tell you that you're wrong." [This quote encapsulates so much of what law school is like, bless its heart.]

Land Use/Property professor:

"No, I don't think you can use Northern Va. as an example of anything."
"Now, does that reduce the viscosity? I don't know"
"A catfish is like the buzzard of the sea; they'll eat anything."
"Ladies, you could rule the world but you won't. Because you don't trust each other."
"Does Henry the Eighth sound like anybody's uncle you know, UNCLE SUGAR!!!" [His voice was rising until the end of this sentence when he was yelling.]
"Every April 15th I send a love letter to Uncle Sugar and if he doesn't get it he gets awful cranky."

Criminal Procedure professor:

“And if you’ve seen some of these police matrons, they’re big enough to be insistent.”
“How’s Dungeons and Dragons going today? You winning?” [During review session when a guy surfing the internet didn’t have his volume turned down.]
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