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 hate Tennessee. But apparently a lot of other people hate them more than I do. Since I am fascinated by the emotions that overtake people with regards to sports, the Alabama – Tennessee rivalry is especially interesting. If you know what I’m talking about but prefer Baseball to football, check out the post “Victory!” by Scoplaw. If you like football, stick with me.

An lengthy ESPN article today discusses the dangers that are likely to arise today at Neyland Stadium. Here a few quotes that I found especially interesting:

“Emotions are so raw that fans with tickets on both sides have voiced concerns about possible violence in the stands at Neyland Stadium, and in surrounding tailgate areas.”

“How did we get to the point where a caller to a Birmingham radio station a few weeks ago said that, if it came down to Tennessee vs. The Taliban, he couldn’t find a side to root for?”

“And then Fulmer pulled the SEC Media Days boycott stunt in late July, refusing to appear at the annual event in Birmingham. Apprised that he was going to be subpoenaed by Alabama fan-lawyer Tommy Gallion to testify in a civil suit by former Alabama coaches, Fulmer stayed in Knoxville and fired back — basically telling the state of Alabama to get over it.”

Wow. That is serious. Although it is a long shot and everyone thinks that Tennessee is going to win, wouldn’t it be fun if they didn’t? I mean, they almost lost to Ole Miss last weekend. We should have beaten them. They have been very lucky the past couple weeks and I would like to think that their luck is going to run out soon. Apparently a lot of these bad feelings about Fulmer have to do with his involvement with Alabama’s NCAA sanctions for recruiting violations. But it is a lot more than that I think. Although I do think that the intensity of this hatred is a little more than I can muster right now (talk to me later about Auburn) – I think this last quote does a lot to explain the serious feelings:

‘But that’s college sports in the South, where in many states there are no pro franchises or much of anything else to dilute fans’ attention and passion. “There’s a bit of Southern machismo culture, and college football plays to that cultural trait,” St. John said. “There’s a raw kind of quality to Southeastern Conference football that finds its expression in unmoderated language and gestures.”‘

Basically the bottom line is that people in Alabama and Tennessee don’t have anything else to feel strongly about. I mean, the Braves are the only pro team in the south that really anyone cares about all the time, and they are in Georgia anyway.

I love Saturdays in the fall. They make me happy. I guess I am just attracted to passion. Passion about anything. I don’tlike the hate that goes along with it, but it isn’t hate of a person. It is just hate born of competition and love. I LOVE Georgia. And that is what brings out the hate of other teams that humiliate and defeat what I love. I like people who are passionate about something, because without passion life is pretty boring. Even though most passionate people are a little intense, maybe I’m a little intense as well. Sometimes I can’t turn it off.

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I love Thursday. I think it is the greatest day. I only have two classes, and they are my two favorite classes. Friday is really fun too, but on Thursday you have the whole weekend to look forward to, including Friday. And it can be fun to go out on Thursday. If you don’t go out on Thursday, there are lots of fun television shows to watch.

I am impressed with television right now. I am obsessed with the new television show "Lost." It is awesome. Then there is my favorite (kinda) old show – "Scrubs." I love anything that has to do with the hospital. My mom and my aunt are nurses and my uncle and my grandfather are doctors (all my mom’s family). My dad used to take us to the hospital in the morning to eat breakfast with my mom when she would work the night shift. The hospital has the best pancakes – but I always thought it was weird that you had to pay for the syrup. I wanted to be a nurse for a while, but I just couldn’t hack it in science classes. There were so many reasons I wanted to be a nurse. But it just didn’t work out. Instead I had to go to law school.

Well, I didn’t have to go, but it was another option. Law school is more my style of thinking. I like to analyze. I can’t memorize. Plus, if you are a nurse, you have people’s lives in your hands. One of my friends from undergrad who is in medical school at MCG now – I was talking to him about not wanting to have the responsibility of someone else’s life in my hands – and he said that he wanted that responsibility. I can’t imagine. What a crazy person. Not that I don’t admire doctors, but I would think the worst part about it would be the stress of how serious the consequences are if you make a mistake. I also love ER, for the above mentioned reasons.

I think desperate housewives is going to turn out well, but I don’t always have time to watch it and I am a little lost. Okay, that is enough about television – I think I am going to go hang out outside. My parents are in town and I think they might take me out to a yummy dinner. Awesome.

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I love Thursday. I think it is the greatest day. I only have two classes, and they are my two favorite classes. Friday is really fun too, but on Thursday you have the whole weekend to look forward to, including Friday. And it can be fun to go out on Thursday. If you don’t go out on Thursday, there are lots of fun television shows to watch.

I am impressed with television right now. I am obsessed with the new television show “Lost.” It is awesome. Then there is my favorite (kinda) old show – “Scrubs.” I love anything that has to do with the hospital. My mom and my aunt are nurses and my uncle and my grandfather are doctors (all my mom’s family). My dad used to take us to the hospital in the morning to eat breakfast with my mom when she would work the night shift. The hospital has the best pancakes – but I always thought it was weird that you had to pay for the syrup. I wanted to be a nurse for a while, but I just couldn’t hack it in science classes. There were so many reasons I wanted to be a nurse. But it just didn’t work out. Instead I had to go to law school.

Well, I didn’t have to go, but it was another option. Law school is more my style of thinking. I like to analyze. I can’t memorize. Plus, if you are a nurse, you have people’s lives in your hands. One of my friends from undergrad who is in medical school at MCG now – I was talking to him about not wanting to have the responsibility of someone else’s life in my hands – and he said that he wanted that responsibility. I can’t imagine. What a crazy person. Not that I don’t admire doctors, but I would think the worst part about it would be the stress of how serious the consequences are if you make a mistake. I also love ER, for the above mentioned reasons.

I think desperate housewives is going to turn out well, but I don’t always have time to watch it and I am a little lost. Okay, that is enough about television – I think I am going to go hang out outside. My parents are in town and I think they might take me out to a yummy dinner. Awesome.

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a Brand New World

I failed my eye exam a couple of weeks ago. Which is always distressing. My eyes went from -3.25 to -3.75. Because I haven’t had a car, it has taken me a while to get new contacts. But I got my car back today (Yeah!) and I also got new contacts. I am a new person. You never realize what you can’t see until you can see. The leaves on the trees are so detailed. So even though I drank a little too much beer last night (in celebration of the baseball game – I love sporting events) and it is a little dreary outdoors and I need to wash my hair- I am feeling renewed. I am mobile again and I can see – which is oh so important. Last night I had a blast – Jessica and Gina and Christine are my new best friends. I love my new first years. Oh, and I also love David, Josh and Scott. And I am awesome at pool.

On another note, I got called on this morning. First she called on Miss Payne. Miss Erin Payne. And I felt like I had dodged a bullet . Then she proceeded to address Miss Paine. Miss Charlsie Paine. And I began to shake. Thankfully I had a great outline that included the hypo on which I was being quizzed (since I didn’t read the material). We were discussing elective share – and professor was impressed by my quick mathematical skills – when in reality I possess no mathematical skills and she just never changes her hypos. I mean, the outline is from three years ago – you would think they might switch something up. I got to be the common law and switch between being the incompetent spouse and the competent spouse – the incompetent spouse can’t elect to take the elective share because you have to be competent to be able to elect. I’m learning, I’m learning. Now, lets cross-reference RCRA and the Clean Water Act. Are lead bullets a point source? Appel says that lead is not necessary to blow things up, but it is cheap. I think I am going to do the crossword.

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I am convinced more and

I am convinced more and more every day, especially on mondays and wednesdays, that my workers compensation professor thinks I am an absolute moron.  The sad thing about it is that I do actually have a back ground in occupational safety and insurance – I majored in Risk Management and Insurance.  And I do read for this class, most of the time.  (Sigh).  Oh well.  I think sometimes I just think too far outside the box.

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Georgia – Florida is such a hassle.  It is going to be tons of fun, I know it is, but at the same time it is a big headache.  Getting from St. Simons to Jacksonville and home is the current problem.  We are working on a bus.  But it is expensive, and it has to be prepaid for.  I really hope it works out, because I don’t want to drive (beer is a much better idea when you don’t have a vehicle to worry about operating)!  If we lose again this year, I might never get over it.

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My birthday was a couple of weeks ago. Birthdays are lots of fun, and I think the presents that you receive can say a lot about what people think about you. It isn’t always a good idea to read into presents, because a lot of times people just buy you things that they would like for themselves (I have a strong tendency to do this). But it is still something to think about. So if you are interested in what the people around me think of me, here is a sample:

My roommate from last year who I have known my whole life gave me pajamas. I love them, they are awesome.

My parents gave me the coolest blanket I have ever received (a baby blanket in adult size, I’m telling you, you need one) and also a really fun little pink pillow. Mama also made me a layer cake with butter cream icing.

My other old roommate gave me a caramel cake (her mom makes them, they better than your grandmothers). And a third old roommate gave me a warm fuzzy scarf. Two of my law school girls gave me an engraved mirror.

Now, these are the things that we can read out of this:

1. I love to sleep. I love my bed. I love to lay in my bed. It is very important to me to have a very comfortable bed. If I am not in my bed, I like to be on the sofa wrapped in a blanket. I think that if you are on the sofa you should have a blanket because blankets are awesome (my family calls it my "nest" when I come home for holidays and set up camp in the den). I also think that you should wear pajamas when you are at home, regardless of what you are doing.

2. I love sweets, especially baked goods. Luckily, my old roommate was thoughtful enough to bring her cake a week after my birthday so as to stagger the sweets. I can only eat so much sugar a day, as hard as I try.

3. The mirror indicates a few different things. The engraving shows that I like things to be personalized. The fact that it is a mirror reveals my vanity problem. It also reveals my inability to put on lipstick without a mirror and the fact that I am completely blind without my contacts and I need to be able to fix them at all times if necessary. I also love nic-knacks and things I can carry around. The scarf falls into the nic-knack category since I live in Georgia and we don’t really need scarves. But I need scarves, because they are fun and soft and snuggly.

If anyone wants their gifts analyzed, I’m not doing anything important, just learning about slayer statutes in trust and estates. Lesson learned – Don’t kill people if they are going to leave you a lot of money, either by intestacy or otherwise.

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Blankets and Pillows

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago. Birthdays are lots of fun, and I think the presents that you receive can say a lot about what people think about you. It isn’t always a good idea to read into presents, because a lot of times people just buy you things that they would like for themselves (I have a strong tendency to do this). But it is still something to think about. So if you are interested in what the people around me think of me, here is a sample:

My roommate from last year who I have known my whole life gave me pajamas. I love them, they are awesome.
My parents gave me the coolest blanket I have ever received (a baby blanket in adult size, I’m telling you, you need one) and also a really fun little pink pillow. Mama also made me a layer cake with butter cream icing.

My other old roommate gave me a caramel cake (her mom makes them, they better than your grandmothers). And a third old roommate gave me a warm fuzzy scarf. Two of my law school girls gave me an engraved mirror.

Now, these are the things that we can read out of this:

1. I love to sleep. I love my bed. I love to lay in my bed. It is very important to me to have a very comfortable bed. If I am not in my bed, I like to be on the sofa wrapped in a blanket. I think that if you are on the sofa you should have a blanket because blankets are awesome (my family calls it my “nest” when I come home for holidays and set up camp in the den). I also think that you should wear pajamas when you are at home, regardless of what you are doing.

2. I love sweets, especially baked goods. Luckily, my old roommate was thoughtful enough to bring her cake a week after my birthday so as to stagger the sweets. I can only eat so much sugar a day, as hard as I try.

3. The mirror indicates a few different things. The engraving shows that I like things to be personalized. The fact that it is a mirror reveals my vanity problem. It also reveals my inability to put on lipstick without a mirror and the fact that I am completely blind without my contacts and I need to be able to fix them at all times if necessary. I also love nic-knacks and things I can carry around. The scarf falls into the nic-knack category since I live in Georgia and we don’t really need scarves. But I need scarves, because they are fun and soft and snuggly.

If anyone wants their gifts analyzed, I’m not doing anything important, just learning about slayer statutes in trust and estates. Lesson learned – Don’t kill people if they are going to leave you a lot of money, either by intestacy or otherwise.

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Thanks to Evan

I love reading other blogs.  Especially blogs of attorneys and law students.  Evan has an excellent blog and is very helpful.  I posted a comment asking him a question about the practice of law and the careers available with a law degree and he was sweet enough to give a long, useful post to the question.  If you want to read about it, here is the link:  Weekly Report #40: A question from a reader.   Also check out the rest of Notes from the (Legal) Underground, it is really interesting.  My favorite post is this one: Advice to Families of Lawyers #1.  One of the funniest things I have read in a while.

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Great Conversation

Me and friend. We will call her "W". Discussion involving guy we had fun with this weekend.

Me: "That guy is absolutely adorable, I love him."
W: "I know, he is really cute."
Me: "Too bad he is such a child."
W: "I like children."

Which is true.  W does like children.  This might explain her tendency to gravitate towards guys that are trouble.  But maybe that is the problem with women in general.  We like trouble.

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