Sunday, November 18, 2007

A chicken in every pot, an exclamation point in every paragraph

I haven't talked at you in a bit (we haven't missed you! they say), so here is what has been going on.

I have a lot of studying to do, but I'm hopeful that things will work out well. I will be finished with this semester is exactly one month. Then the real worrying can begin!

Here is one (only one?!?) thing I've learned: The law is a seamless web.

Kat redecorated the living room! It looks pretty impressive. I think she is going to update her blog with some pictures, but if she doesn't, I'll add one to this post. Here's what you need to know: zebra print Chinese lanterns, bamboo sticks, and a pretty red curtain. Put it all together and it achieves Kat's goal of making the living room look, in her words, "opium dennish." Note: the living room is not actually an opium den. It's not really a living room either since we live in all the rooms.

I've been listening to the latest New Pornographers album "Challengers." It has been out for awhile, but it only recently was put on eMusic. I think it is worth a listen. Much love for Challengers, Go Places, Myriad Harbour and Unguided!

Kat and I went to the Tucson Museum of Art today. There was an arts and crafts fair, and admission was free - although we are actually museum members because we are so cultured!

It is still quite warm here! There might be something to this.

Kat and I went from sports bar to sports bar in an attempt to find one that had NBA TV, so I could take in the Celtics-Magic tilt. I hadn't seen the Celtics since their reincarnation, so I had to take the last chance I would probably have in awhile. First, I forgot when the game started and then we couldn't find a place that showed it. By the time we found a place that actually had it, it was the middle of the third quarter. The C's had been 8-0 in games I hadn't watched any part of. Now, they are 0-1 in games I have seen part of! So I will take the blame. Although I should enjoy seeing a Boston team lose considering recent events in sports, I wanted to see the C's play well and win. I don't know how good they can be, but to my mind, anything less than an Eastern Conference title would be a failure. I knew when I came to law school that trying not to pay attention to the Suns would be difficult, but I was not counting on a Celtics revival. Oh well, I'm glad to see them win because it has been a long time coming.

That's all! Take care.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Things Jangling Around (Now Updated with Pictures!)

I've had roughly 34 mini-nervous breakdowns in the past three months, so after today's most recent descent into the depths of depression, Kat told me to take the night off from studying. I'm trying to do that by blogging with you. I had a plan for a great blog with great photos, but alas, neither of our digital cameras have batteries. However, I do have plans to update this post with the photos when I get them, so stay tuned for that!

First, through some sort of foreign pet exchange program, Kat and I are caring for a 3-pound pomeranian/chihuahua named Lola (yes, we currently have Lola, Lily and Lucy .... Lucky, laren't lee?). Lola might be the cutest dog in recorded human history, and strangely, she likes me more than Kat. She hangs out in the office where I study and enjoys peeing on the floor even though she has a piddle pad right nearby! Lola's owner talks to her in Spanish, so it requires a subtly different inflection on "No" when telling her "No." This is very important. Lucy and Lily were initially quite resistant but are now playing nice with Lola - regularly chasing her so she has to hide under the bed where no other dogs can get to her.

(insert photo of Lola)

(caption: In the immortal words of Walter Sobchak, "You can't board it. It gets upset, it's hair falls out!")

Second, another new arrival is Kat's ridiculously awesome new iMac with 20-inch screen, loaded with Leopard and her new copy of Adobe Creative Suite 3. (I do not know the actual meanings of the words I am typing). It is a sweet machine and is Kat's most recent step toward taking over the world through cute designs. I'm excited that she now has the tools to really do some great stuff.

(insert photo of computer)

(caption: Now we have Garage Band. Maybe Keith's death grip on the means of Gaucast production has come to an end. Workers unite! We have nothing to lose but our chains!)

Third, I bought a new "Arizona Law" T-shirt that is being sold by the Student Bar Association, of which I am a member. I also got Kat a nice blue tank top. If anyone wishes to place an order, they can contact me, and I can get one for them, maybe as a Christmas gift. Note, since this is a gift promise, it cannot be enforced in a court of law and I can choose not to perform for any reason. I learned this in Contracts class.

(insert photo of shirt)

(caption: These shirts are also available in a modest gray.)

Fourth, I was over at the home of one of Kat's co-workers this week, and for the first time, I saw up close as people played Guitar Hero. I was not impressed. However, Kat and I thought a similar game we called "Cowbell Hero" would be a bigger hit with us. I suggested Sitar Hero, which is another game we are considering developing. I know it has been said many times many times before, but I'll say it anyway: "Why wouldn't you just buy a guitar?"

(insert photo of Guitar Hero or Heroine focused intensely as he or she tries to imagineer his or her way through "Barracuda" by Heart. Note, that's by the band Heart, not the colloquial "by heart," meaning without the aid of sheet music, because the game tells you exactly what buttons to push and even when to "whammy" the "whammy bar." In other news, I think life is empty and existence is a joke.)
(caption: "No, kind sir, I am not interested in playing you in Guitar Hero.")

I think that's everything. Thanks for stopping by.