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Archive for March, 2005

(This is a very old post and I’m not sure why my linking to it made it new again. Originally published in march 2005.)

I finally got a new computer, and I have had a chance to go back through some of my comments, and I came across a comment from Starr regarding my father’s reckless irresponsibility regarding the bantam trio.

If you missed the story originally, here it is. I thought it was rather stupid of my dad, but everyone makes mistakes and I had no idea that it would upset anyone. Apparently I was wrong.

This is what Starr has to say about it: How could you just leave show chickens, in fact, how could you just dump any animal off. That isn’t exactly legal you know. Once you take responsibility for a critter, you are obligated to it. I guess it’s lucky they didn’t think you were too much trouble when you were a young toddler…maybe they could have dumped you at the river. You want to be a lawyer, yet you let your own opinions color your decisions. You hate birds. Tough. It is still wrong to dump an animal off. And if you are any kind of lawyer you know it. It’s a big problem, especially in rural areas. I’m an ol’ farmgirl born and raised and wild dog packs and wild cats terrorizing our livestock was common. Where do you think they came from? People dumping off animals. Sure you just dumped chickens, harmless, right? Wrong! Do you know the sort of bacteria and infectious diseases that chickens can transmit or pick up? Look it up sometime. Young kids and old people are likely to wind up hospitalized or even dead from contact with poltry waste. If those birds “made it” to another flock who knows what they could have transmitted to the other birds. True, maybe nothing happened but you fattening up a fox. Hopefully, it doesn’t decided it likes chicken and go raid some farmer’s chicken coop. This may sound like I’m making a mountain outta an anthill. But being a lawyer in training, you would think that you’d “think” before breaking the law. Unless you want to be one of “those kind” of lawyers. Guess if you don’t “like the look” of a client, you’ll just “let it slide” rather than defend him properly. You may want to think about “why” you want to be a lawyer…it may not be for the right reasons. But then this is a blog, these are my opinions to what you write. Freedom of speech and all that. So you may not like what I say, but then you can ignore it and go on your way. But I hope that you will think next time before you just dump something cause you don’t like it or care either way.

(A) A person may not abandon an animal. As used in this section “abandonment” is defined as deserting, forsaking, or intending to give up absolutely an animal without securing another owner or without providing the necessities of life.

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The Responsibility Police are hot on the trail of Laura Krishna. I’m serious, this story left me speechless. On one hand, how could this girl be sooo stupid. Why would you put your academic future in the hands of some idiot that you don’t know at all. Not only put your academic future in their hands, but pay them money for the opportunity to make you look like an idiot. Five pages is not much to write, give me a break, It couldn’t take more than a couple of hours. She would have done a lot better to have simply gotten a zero on the assignment. I’ve never understood the time and energy, not to mention the money and the risk, that some people go to in order to not have to write a simple paper. You just really have to wonder. That being said, I am a little shocked by the trouble the guy went to in order to make sure she got caught. It is sort of funny, but I just wonder where this motivation comes from. I have a moral objection to tattling that nags me, even when I am in a position of authority. I feel very strongly against cheating and plagiarism – and I can’t imagine doing it myself (I’m entirely too paranoid, hard on myself, and compulsively honest, added to the fact that I have an amazing aversion to getting in trouble. I don’t like it, I was always in trouble as a child, being ADHD made me a target and my behavior deserved reprimand I’m sure, but nothing upsets me more than being reprimanded by authority) – but these feelings are coupled with just as strong an aversion to being a snitch. I can control myself, and I don’t want to be the judge or the controller of others. But I don’t feel that bad for people that act really, really, really irresponsible and stupid. Can you hear the sirens? (complements of Pete) See old Comments | See old Trackbacks

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Fun

For pictures of last night’s talent show, complements of Megan. I love the dinosaur cartoons. Whatcha think? Favorite quotes of last night: "Can I get a picture with you in your dress?" (I felt like I was a character at disney world) and "Wow, that dress is crazy. She is so skinny – but the dress….. Imagine what it would look like if she was fat. The 80’s were not a kind decade." (obviously not said to me directly). and my favorite: "You actually pull that dress off very well. Somehow, it suits you." See old Comments | See old Trackbacks

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One of my most favorite places in the world is the hill at the augusta national on #6 and #16. I can’t say I have strong feelings about #6 as a hole, but I really, really, really, love #16. I just found this article about skipping on the pond at #16, and it made me want to call home and see what the chances are that I can go the practice round on tuesday. I haven’t been to a practice round since high school. But I need to get a grip on reality and remember that I am in law school and the least I can do is wait until wednesday to head home. GRIP ON REALITY. But while we are straying from reality, I also want to share with y’all this article from ESPN.com last year. This is why I love the hill at #6. It is a place where you can see everyone you ever knew, regardless of whether you wanted to or not. Good thing for the concession stand. Is today wednesday? One week! Six Hill – by Brian Murphy "Have any of you ever been to the Masters? For the lucky few, you know what I’m talking about when I’m talking about Six Hill. The downslope of the No. 6 par-3 features a grassy knoll that would make Zapruder drool with envy. You chill on the grass, and you can watch the par-3 No. 6, the par-3 No. 16 and even the green of the par-5 No. 15. It’s possibly the greatest seat in sports. What a scene, too. One of the more underplayed sociological demographics in this country is the Wealthy, Genteel Southerner. Too often, we deride the South for its gun racks, or its lack of dental hygiene. But the Rich Boys of the South? That’s a thing. They crawl all over Six Hill. It’s the hottest spot in the South during the Masters. Genetically-superior babes in tight tops and short skirts roam the grass, usually on the arm of a trust-funder in his early 20s. You know these guys: Ralph Lauren polos; University of Georgia baseball caps, well-worn; and a bloodline that includes a great-grandfather who invented the paper clip, which provides for the summer mansion on Sea Island. What a scene! Coming from San Francisco, the only times I’ve seen so many people on grass were the old Grateful Dead New Year’s Eve shows at the Oakland Coliseum. Best part about Six Hill: If you get seduced by the sun and lay down, a Pinkerton comes by and, in essence, applies a stun gun to the ribs. You gotta love Augusta National. Fearing Six Hill will look like a Greyhound station at midnight, they hire Pinkertons to roust hobos like me if we dare try to grab some shut-eye. " See old Comments | See old Trackbacks

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Law Revue

Tonight at the 40 Watt, is the annual law school talent show. I expect everyone who lives within 50 miles of athens to be there. Doors open at 7, and the show starts at 8. The professors have something planned as well I believe. I will be hosting this exciting event along with my classmates Christy Sanders and Kipp Knight. It is going to be a riot. I can’t promise to be that entertaining myself, but I think it will be a lot of fun. Please come, we have some really awesome costumes. Really awesome. Hot. See old Comments | See old Trackbacks

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Mysteries of life

How come, if my alarm is set for 8:15, I wake up wide awake at 7:30? And if when I wake up at 7:30, I curl back up into the covers with plans to doze for the next 45 minutes, I am incapable of getting up at 8:15 and end up hitting snooze for half an hour? I don’t even know if Clocky could help me with this.

How come there are certain people in my life that cause me to lose my ability to exercise reasonable judgment? Put another way, why do some boys make me crazy? I guess I should just be glad that they don’t all make me crazy.

How come the water pressure at my apartment is so terrible? Is there something they can do about that? On that note, why does the hot water in the girls bathroom at the law school (the one by the deans office) only come in two temperatures, scalding and boiling? Washing your hands is a great way to get second degree burns.

How come it was 45 degrees and raining yesterday and today it is sunny and suppose to be 80?

How come I am the only person in america that gets sunburned from riding around with the sunroof open in march?

Why did my dad think it was a good idea to put paint thinner on Bo, our dog, when he got into the green paint on saturday? This is a dog who gets a rash when we wash him with pantene.

How come it is so beautiful outside, and I have to be inside pretending to be productive?

I would ask how come I am late every where and how come I wait till the last minute to get anything done, but I was given the answer by my therapist friend Ivy the other day. She said that because I am ADHD, I wait until the last minute all the time and I am therefore late everywhere because if I am always in a rush, I am never bored. And the adrenaline is worth the stress. I thought this was quite profound, and I agree 100%. Learn something new every day.

p.s. I love how at chik-fil-a, the lemonade has a fat lemon with wings and a face, and the diet lemonade has a skinny lemon with wings and a face. Like little lemon angels. Also, I had the mini chik biscuits this morning, and they were okay. I thought they were like chicken nuggets in sister shubert biscuits.

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Friday Spies

I don’t normally do this sort of thing, but since I have been experiencing technical difficulties and have not been able to write when I want to, I have been having a hard time holding on to my thoughts. (Plus E. McPan mentioned me in her’s, which I appreciate.

1. What blog, other than your own, do you read the most?

Lately I haven’t been able to read many blogs, but I love second person singular and wish that Matt would write more. Pete and Evan keep me updated on the world at large and technology and the law and make me laugh. Scoplaw makes sure I am thinking and being observant of people. NDC makes me laugh, and I refuse to believe that he is as jaded and as offensive as his blog. Megan is the best commenter on the planet and I love it when she takes pictures of herself in the mirror. Then of course my law school boys who recap the weekends (and weeknights for that matter for me. Oh, and my first college friend.

2. Are you a gadget person? Do you have the latest thingamajigs and whoozits and geegaws? What sort of gadgets do you own?

I love gadgets. I have been handicapped the past couple of weeks by the demise of my favorite gadget, my laptop. My cell phone has a different light up sequence for every ring (mary beth says I’m the only one who doesn’t find this irritating. My ipod goes with me everywhere, and I adore my digital camera and my sound dock and I make sure that my family enjoys gadgets as well. Because it is so much more fun that way.

3. If I gave you $1000 on the condition that you couldn’t spend it on something responsible (e.g., bills), or save it, what would you do with the money?

I would go on a trip. Probably to New York to see Libby and Maggie and Emily and I would take them out to dinner. But I might stop in Washington DC on the way to see Jennifer and Emily. Expendable income = traveling.

4. What are your five favorite sitcoms of all time, other than "Seinfeld" and "The Simpsons"?

I never really thought of the Simpsons as a sitcom, but whatever. In no particular order with little thought going into it.

1. Will and Grace
2. Scrubs
3. Two guys and girl
4. Friends
5. Frasier

5. Organize a film festival based on a theme. Choose a theme and a handful of movies with that theme, and tell us what you’ve chosen.

This question is actually what made me want to do this little questionnaire, because I was thinking today of all the movies that people should have seen, but haven’t, and how I would like to make all my friends watch the movies that they missed. Keep in mind this is my film festival and I get to decide which movies you should have seen and didn’t.

Movies you missed cause they are old that you must see:
1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2. Casablanca
3. Dr. Zhivago
4. The Apartment
5. Citizen Kane
6. Gone with the Wind
7. War and Peace
8. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
9. Chariots of Fire

Movies you missed because you don’t go to the movie enough-and/or don’t have netflicks

1. Mean Girls
2. The Royal Tennenbaums
3. Monsters, Inc.
4. Keeping the Faith
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6. High Fidelity

Movies you haven’t seen in a really long time that you need to go back and watch again

1. St. Elmo’s Fire
2. Stand by Me
3. Risky Business
4. City Slickers
5. Sleepless in Seattle

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