04 June 2009

Crank the Music Up and Let it Never End

Current mood: quiet

“All this time
I felt so confused
Then came you
And I just knew”
~ “I Just Knew” by Better than Ezra

Last night, I rocked my socks off with Better than Ezra. Well, I wasn’t actually wearing socks – I was in heels – which is the second dumbest shoe choice I have ever made while attending a concert. Jumping around and dancing in heels on a concrete floor with lots of people around me leads to painful feet the next day. Still, well worth it!!! BTE always, always, always puts on an amazing show. Seriously, always!!!!! I am pretty sure that KG and Tom both dripped sweat on me. Normally, I am not into that sort of unsolicited fluid exchange – but considering I was drenched in my own sweat, I couldn’t be too upset now, could I? I seldom sweat. There is just something about concerts which opens the pores and allows for detoxification!

After the show, I stopped by a bar where some friends were congregating and singing karaoke. I had to wear my new BTE t-shirt because the pink shirt I had worn to the show was disgusting. I am pretty sure I looked a mess – but no one commented, which is kind.

The new album, “Paper Empire” is pretty damn good. I highly recommend buying it! Also the bad will be in Ft. Worth and Dallas next weekend. Buy a ticket. Go! They never ever disappoint. I promise you!

Something that always surprises me is the number of male Better than Ezra fans that attend shows. These ‘Ezralites’ as the fans are called, range from frat boy to geek to good old boy! Unlike most shows I attend; BTE really does appeal to all types. Also, the fans tend to be pretty easy-going and friendly in the crowd. Not a lot of shoving or ‘cat fights’ over guitar picks and set lists.

Last night was really my last night of fun for awhile. In less than a week I will be sitting down to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). I have been preparing for about 4 months. I am terrified and excited at the same time. I have a few schools in mind – though in the end it will matter who gives me money and where I can afford. I really don’t want to go part-time – but may be required to do so; as I will most likely need to continue working. Bringing in an income is rather necessary at the moment.

Here is the basic breakdown of the LSAT according to the law School Admission Council:

Test Format
The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to preequate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. LSAC does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.

What the Test Measures
The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

I already know that I can be successful in Graduate School. If not for the lack of funding, I would have my masters degree by now and wouldn’t be worried about going to law school, as I could be earning a nice 60k a year teaching high school in Rhode Island or Alaska or Connecticut or Ohio – while taking summers off to travel and further my education in foreign places. Maybe I could move to Antarctica and teach English to the natives. I hear the cost of living is low there – and land is cheap!

Hopefully, my law school plans will pan out and in 4 years, I will be the proud partner in the:

Tracy, Tuck, and Roll Law Firm

Now I just need to find the other partners. Someday!

That’s it. Go home!

‘I’ve waited longer because I needed proof that every door I shut leaded me to you.’ – ‘Absolutely Still’

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.