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Monday, February 27, 2006
Update:

It is perfectly permissible to post informational links; for example, I would like to let everyone know that if you have someone that you would like to nominate for his or her excellence in teaching, now is the time.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
A Lesson Before Blogging

Ladies and Gentlemen, there has been a dearth of blogging recently. My fear is that no one is posting for fear of violating the blogging rules. So, over the next few days, I will be posting the Official Blogging Rules, so that there are no questions or concerns about what is questionable or concerning.

Rule #1 - This blog is a tasteful blog. We will not, therefore, allow posts that exist solely to make fun of someone's name, simply because it seems dirty. Got it? No making fun of names, and no posting to dirty-ish things, like this.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Public Service Announcement

Jelani A. Berry is taking the Florida Bar Exam today and tomorrow, the 21st and 22nd.
Everyone please pray for his soul.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Hmm,

I went in for a sleep study and I couldn't sleep. Even worse, I had to potty five times. Technician's response: "I've never seen that in someone your age." Does anyone else think that not sleeping as a result of anxiety about not sleeping is unfair?

If you've never done a sleep study, here's the issue. You're hooked up to a bunch of electrodes to monitor your heart rate, breathing, eye movement, etc. Need I say more? There's nothing in life quite like being uplinked by parallel port. Everytime I had to tinkle, I had to take my cords and my uplink with me. I had an uplink baggie.

I have sleep apnea. Which isn't really news. Especially if you've ever slept in the same room with me. This is the third sleep study that I've had and each one has said the same thing. Well, the last two have at least. I probably haven't had a full night of sleep in 20 years.

I'm going to have to sleep with a CPAP machine blowing air up my nose. I can only dream that it will help me be less tired, less irritable and smarter (ok, just more coherent). Last time, the thought of having a mask on my face while sleeping kinda freaked me out. This time, it freaks me out, but I'm too tired to argue.
Monday, February 06, 2006
IMPRESSIVE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finished 31st in my class.

OTHER INFORMATION (that will surely ruin the impressiveness)

1. Thanx to the school's cruel grading system, (not my lack of sobriety, effort, time or care to give a damn) my GPA was a "decent" 2.7ish.

2. Most law schools have a B - B+ curve, but my school shaves off the bottom 10% and gives them the "It's time to consider another career" speech (not to be confused with the "It's time to consider legal-related jobs" speech that people get when they fail the bar exam - I hope never to have to hear that speech).

3. There were only 63 people in my December Graduating class compared to the 237 that graduated last May and the 300+ that will graduate this coming May.

MY REPONSE AFTER LEARNING THIS INFORMATION

An excited, "Wow! Somebody did worst than me?" Followed by a snickering, "Poor bastards."

LASTLY
The bar is coming. Hide your heart girl.

If there are any misspellings or grammatical errors in this entry, please send them to Helen Waite.
Lesson Of The Day

If you're driving drunk, and you hit someone, just drive away. You'll only get a $50 fine for leaving the scene of an accident, which is far better than the consequences of a DUI. Right? This is what I learned today.

Oh, and I also learned that this is considered a "pretty clean" record:

Albemarle County
EXPIRED REGISTRATION
01/06/06 10:30AM
Complied with Law

EXPIRED INSPECTION
01/06/06 10:30AM
Guilty

SP. 74/55
Infraction
04/28/00
Prepaid

DRIVE SUSPENDED
Misdemeanor
04/28/00
Guilty

FAIL TO APPEAR/SUSP
Capias
04/28/00
Guilty

Charlottesville City
SUSPENDED OL
Misdemeanor
01/04/01
Guilty

SPEEDING 41/25
Infraction
01/04/01
Dismissed

DRIV UNDER REVO/SUSP
Misdemeanor
06/26/01
Appealed

SPEEDING 41/25
Infraction
06/26/01
Nolle Prosequi

Plaintiff: COMMONWEALTH OF VIRG
Other
04/06/01
Other Judgment

Fluvanna County
59/45
Infraction
01/27/03
Guilty

SEAT BELT VIOLATION
Infraction
01/27/03
Guilty

Greene County
PUBLIC SWEARING/INTO
Misdemeanor
03/12/03
Dismissed

Lynchburg
SPEEDING 67/35
Infraction
05/25/99
Guilty in Absentia

TRESPASSING
Misdemeanor
02/23/96
Not Guilty

POSSESSION OF MARIJU
Misdemeanor
08/28/00
Guilty

D.U.I.
Misdemeanor
08/28/00
Guilty

DRIVE SUSPENDED
Infraction
08/28/00
Guilty

POSSESS MARIJUANA
Misdemeanor
10/15/96
Nolle Prosequi

FAIL TO STOP FOR A L
Infraction
10/15/97
Guilty in Absentia


Warrant in Debt
12/15/97
Not Found/Unserved

Plaintiff: CITY OF LYNCHBURG
Other
07/10/00
Other Judgment

Plaintiff: COMMONWEALTH OF VIRG
Interrogatory / Judge
03/13/98

Plaintiff: COMMONWEALTH OF VIRG
Interrogatory / Judge
11/05/99

Campbell County
FAIL STOP AT RED LIG
Infraction
12/20/96
Nolle Prosequi

POSS MARIJUANA/2ND O
Felony
12/20/96
Guilty

CONCEALED WEAPON
Misdemeanor
12/20/96
Guilty

Plaintiff: COUNTY OF CAMPBELL
Warrant in Debt
08/22/01
Dismissed

Plaintiff: COUNTY OF CAMPBELL
Warrant in Debt
06/22/98
Dismissed