Thursday, December 27, 2007

life in... Carlisle vs. Pittsburgh

Carlisle: I study the language of the law.
Pittsburgh: Ma amoureuse etudie la langue de l'amour.

Carlisle: I sit three feet from my electric ceramic heater.
Pittsburgh: Mr. D warms my lap and purrs like an engine.

Carlisle: No television.
Pittsburgh: I recognize the guy in the Afrin commercial from the D.U.I. p.s.a.

Carlisle: Eat standing up at the kitchenette counter before running out the door.
Pittsburgh: Share a bottle of wine with Love over a dinner of broiled salmon, roasted turnips and red cabbage salad.

Carlisle: Go out drinking with friends once a week and talk about intricate legal or classroom issues.
Pittsburgh: Sit on the couch next to farting dog and stare at a box with moving pictures on it.

Carlisle: Laundry and grocery shopping, or Federal Income Tax and editing?
Pittsburgh: Tell Love I went out drinking with friends and discussed intricate legal or classroom issues.

Carlisle: Move the pile of advocacy textbooks from the floor so I can sit at my desk.
Pittsburgh: Sit on the couch and blog.

Carlisle: The bed all to myself, and the electric blanket up as high as I want.
Pittsburgh: Love telling me to roll over, Mr. D curled up between my knees, Mr. C hiding under the bed, and Sopha-girl farting in her sleep on the floor. Heaven.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Overheard at the Library:

"I'm making myself sick. I just gave Scalia mad props and slapped O'Connor in the face. I have to take a break." ~N.P.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Unbridled, Yet Focused

"YIPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...thus ends my moment of enthusiasm. Back to work."

~SP, upon learning that Eric Bergsten acknowledged receipt of our Vis memorandum.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

I Am Running Out

1) of clean pants;
2) to Walmart, to get laundry quarters;
3) of fresh food. Everything's tinned and boxed, and some of that is also frozen;
4) of time. One week of class left, with eleven writing assignments due in the next eight days, including the Vis memorandum; one, thirty-page seminar paper; two self-evaluations for advocacy; four transfer memoranda, one journal assignment, one final case review memorandum and one course evaluation for Clinic.