Saturday, October 28, 2006

Our Little Genius

Here's Girl's latest song:
A, B, C, D,
And then laugh uproariously.

I never should have bought her that "Baby 2 Live Crew" video.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Wish List

Coca-Cola Is Donating Land for Proposed Rights Museum,

the New York Times announced today.

I can think of some proposed rights I'd like to see enshrined in this museum.

The right to privacy.
The right to party.
The right not to step on toys when you get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Let the Midterm Begin!

Day 1 of our contracts take-home midterm, and what did I do this afternoon? I read the Supreme Court's decision on the Whitewater Special Counsel's attempt to get notes from Vince Foster's attorney. 524 U.S. 399 (1998). What does this have to do with contracts? Not a blessed thing.
Attorney/Client: A Scheme Deferred

What happens to the Privilege
When the client’s died?

Does it lie there in the sun
Like a raisin, dried?

Or limp like a discarded sock
That’s not been mended-
And you wonder, why save it?

Does it last till the estate’s been ended?
Or till the heirs agree to waive it?

What if it covers up a crime
Like a coat of grime—

Can it be overcome
by a subpoena or Grand Jury?

When need the lawyer worry?
Is it never?

Turns out the Privilege lasts forever.

Monday, October 09, 2006

New Plan

Another day, another...


I found it remarkably difficult, after flyback week - read (for me, a 1L), do-nothing week - to get my head back into the game. Fortunately, there was not much game to be had: a desultory introduction to joint estates in Property, a pep talk about rewriting our non-compete memo for Legal Research / Writing... then a peanut butter sandwich for lunch, followed by an interminable discussion of test-taking strategies in Contracts. Then, as I said...

a nap.

My post-flyback resolution: more naps. Oh, and start my outline for Contracts before the midterm on Thursday. That should keep me busy.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Escape With Your Self-Image Intact

So (former) Representative Mark Foley just checked himself into a rehab clinic. Oh, turns out he's an alcoholic. Or anyway, it could be, though he's not quite sure. ''I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and other behavioral problems," he said. (I don't think he really said that, I think he "released" it.)

"Other behavioral problems."

Foley's handlers, at least, are pretty smart. Cynical, but smart. (Is there a difference anymore, though, in politics?) Want to excuse your reprehensible behavior? Blame Bill Clinton... Oh, sorry, I mean, blame alcohol. Or drugs, or... you know, something outside yourself. The liberal media.

Speaking of which, that reminds me: here's a bit of what Fox News had to say on Saturday:
Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., who is single, apologized Friday for letting down his family and constituents.
Um... "single"? Delicately put.