Sunday, June 28, 2009

garage sales can help you pass the bar...maybe?

Yesterday while running errands, Matt and I decided to pop into a garage sale. Really they were selling everything in the house. Bananas.

While looking at the bookshelf, I saw this:

"Dictionary of Legal Terms: Definitions and Explanations for Non-Lawyers"

I figure law school graduate minus the bar exam = non-lawyer.

In the midst of studying for the bar (and the reason why I currently don't have a life), I felt compelled to pull out $.50 for it. While reviewing something today I pulled out the dictionary to look up a term and went "ooohhhh...that totally makes sense."

Maybe this book will be my key to passing

Sunday, June 7, 2009


There are only a handful of things that can make me laugh during this stressful time, but this really got me:

How I wish I could have been in that store!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

fortune cookies don't lie

I have a tendency to believe fortune cookies. Yes, like the Lindsay Lohan version of "Freaky Friday". While I know they are random and often make no sense, sometimes I believe them. Let me explain:

My senior year at my small Catholic high school, I was a Eucharistic minister and one of my tasks was to help set up everything for Friday mass. One Friday the we had a visiting priest come say mass and my teacher introduced me to him and told him if he needed anything, he should come ask me. No big deal. The time came for him to say his homily. He grabs the microphone and says "will Bianca come up here?" Totally confused and a little embarrassed, I walked up. He then proceeded to tell a story about me - a girl with a lot of potential, but I was afraid to take advantage of it. Instead, I hopped on the bus and went to the bank where I rented a safe deposit box and locked up my potential. While I would visit it from time to time, I would never remove it. Bizarre, right? The whole point was for us to live to our potential which is a lovely message but I thought nothing of it. That night, my friends and I went out for one of our weekly dinners and went for Chinese food. At the end of the meal, I opened my cookie and read the fortune: "Be Sure to Make Full Use of Your Potential." I was totally freaked out but took it as a sign that sometimes I should pay attention to the message.

Today, after a day of feeling super overwhelmed, I decided that I wanted Chinese food. I also went out for it a couple weeks ago. Yea, it's not on my diet. Whatever. The fortune from a few weeks ago was "Things are Not Always What They Seem. It's Not That Bad." Today's fortune was "Keep Up the Good Work. You Will Be Rewarded Within the Month."

Must remind myself of this when I freak out while studying for the bar.