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Finals and Moving

so much to do so little time ...

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To Racine for the weekend, moved all the non-essential stuff that's not going to D.C./SA with me back to my parent's house today. It feels weird that I won't see/use any of that stuff again until Thanksgiving ... my Dad says the basement is starting to get crowded storing all of my stuff and my sister's stuff. So much for ever really leaving the nest I guess. :P

I called South Africa this morning at 2:30 am ... of course it was 9:30 am there. Then I realized how far away I was really going to be. I'll be awake when everyone is asleep here and vice versa. Did I really think this through? Just kidding I'm really excited. Professor Klug told me and Kathryn yesterday that although it's still quite nice during the day there in July (remember it's the middle of their winter) it will get really cold at night and they don't insulate the buildings there because it's only cold at night and only for one month - so space heaters will be my friend for a few weeks. Getting back to the original point - I talked to a very nice woman that works for the Mandela Institute about housing (at 2:30 in the morning) and she's now looking into our housing 'options'. I won't hear back immediately however because they had a four hour scheduled power outage yesterday. Does that seem weird to anyone? Yeah that's what I thought. I am now waiting and crossing my fingers that on campus housing actually comes through ... Found out I can't try out for law review because I'll be in South Africa, oh well, one less stress to worry about over the next couple years. I think I'll be taking some gender and human rights classes in SA so maybe I'll try writing on to the Women's Law Journal (I know it has another name now but I can never remember it).

On another note, I have about five bazillion things to do still before I leave on top of which we are now entering finals zone. YUCK! Why do law school finals have to resemble popular torture techniques so much? If you are a masochist go to law school, if you are sadistic teach there ... sigh. I do have some partly sane teachers this semester but I worry that just means that everyone in the class knows the material really well so it'll be just as hard to 'distinguish' myself. Did I mention as a former teacher I hate the use of curves and detest the socratic method? I pretty much shouldn't have gone to law school right? Oh I bitch about it I guess but I do love it. It's the first time I've been really challenged academically in my life and I can't imagine not knowing the people I'm friends with now. Plus I love to argue! Just ask Jake, he's getting frustrated with my always being able to find a way to be right even when I'm way off.

Anyway I'm only babbling about non-exciting home stuff right now ... probably won't write again until my housing gets figured out OR I go to D.C. whichever comes first because of finals.

Posted by meblandfor 20:10 Archived in USA Tagged packing

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