Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy Birthday to me ...

I'm finally 24. Slowly, but surely I am starting to feel old. All my friends around me are getting married and having kids. Yet, somehow through all of that growing up, I find myself still in school. Still, I'm old. No longer will I be able to surprise people by telling them that I am a 3L and still 23. Oh well. At least I will be an attorney at the ripe age of 24.

The night before my birthday was my copyright final which was intense so say the least. I think I passed, there is not much more than that I can say.

I ended up going to my firm's Christmas party, very late. Had a beer, met Becky. Went back to my place for mojitos. The next day we eventually got to arboretum. This is a gorgeous place and I will certainly come back when I have more time to look around.

The rest of my birthday I spent in Santa Barbara without much incident, but certainly well enjoyed.

This has been one of the very few times where I actually end up having a lot of fun, but actually have no pictures to prove it. Andy time later today.

So in conclusion. Yeah, I'm old ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Daily Show...

Sadly the Daily Show is the main source of news for many Americans. Wait ... sadly?

I take that back. I just heard one of the most constructive conversations about gay marriage. Former Governor Mike Huckabee and host John Stewart had a really great conversation about the role of marriage in society. This is the kind of discourse that I wish to see everywhere.

Watch the video below.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Blog!

It's been one year since I started this blog.

It started as a way for me to procrastinate during my first set of finals as a 2L.

Since then I have written 156 entries. That is only about 42% of the days in the year. I need to start writing some more! There are two post in progress that I will finish soon. Sometime after my Copyright final on Thursday and my birthday Friday.

Wish me luck!

Monday, December 8, 2008

FB Friend Suggestions ...

Every once in a while Facebook gives me a list of suggested friend based on the fact that the suggested person and I have a large number of mutual friends. For the most part, I recognize the suggested individual and remember that there was a reason why I did not befriend them in the first place.

However, every once in a while, the site suggest I friend whom I don't recall even seeing once in my life. Sure enough all of my friends know this person. Even worse, is when this person you are sure you never met is tagged in a picture with you.

This makes me feel guilty.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


So many things to write, so little time. Finals is sucking away all my time, but I wanted to write a quickie.

When writing an apology to a woman I suggest starting with this:

"California Civil Code section 1577 describes a mistake as "an unconscious ignorance or forgetfulness of a fact past or present, [that is] material..."

Allow me to illustrate it's use. Say for example you got caught cheating on your girlfriend. Then you could write her the following:

"My cheating was not a mistake, and this is supported by California law. The fact that you were my girlfriend at the time I was having sex with that other woman was not an 'unconscious ignorance or forgetfulness of a fact.' I remembered, fully conscious, but she was so much hotter than you. Because legally this was not a mistake I made , it really must your fault. However, because I love you so much I am willing to apologize although I don't need to. I'm sorry. Wanna do it?"

No woman can resist taking you back after reading such a note.