Wednesday, July 28

Movies about law school and The Law 

Yeah, so The Paper Chase was on tv (TCM) last night.  I've never seen this movie, but I've heard a lot about it.  Seems like everyone says this is the "must see" movie about law school.

I only caught a couple of minutes of it last night.  It didn't seem to be all that and a bag a chips.  The characters I saw seem to be the type of people I won't be associating with at school anyway, so why would I care to see what happens to them?  I'm married, so I won't have to stress about dating a prof's daughter.  Is there anything in this movie that Turow didn't cover in One L?

To those in the know, is this something I should rent and watch before classes begin?  Or, should I stick to watching other movies about the law and law school...movies like True Colors, Legally Blonde, Inherit the Wind, A Few Good Men, The Devil's Advocate, The Firm, J.A.G. (ok, not a movie, but a damn fine tv show), to name but a few? 

I know, what's seen on the silver screen or boob tube is not how it's actually gonna be, but the tv doesn't lie, does it?


Tuesday, July 27

Good luck 

Good luck to all who are taking The Bar Exam this week.

Especially the fiancee of my best friend (who’s in medical school). This fall semester is the last semester for A.  She'll graduate in December from South Texas College of Law, but instead of taking the bar exam in Feb, she’s taking it now. Go get ‘em, tiger!


A few cards shy of a full deck 

Yeah, so it appears I'm not very bright.  Before the weekend I deleted cookies, files, settings and stuff...and I've spent the past couple of days trying to recall my user ID and password to get into Blogger.  I spent most of today on the wrong user ID.


Thursday, July 22

Fins up! 

I'm a bad parrothead for not knowing JB has a new album out. Still, License to Chill seems to be doing well. I'll contribute my share to his pockets this evening. And as he's quick to remind folks: don't forget, he's spending our money foolishly.


Keeping score 

Bamboo 1
Weedeater 0

Don't ask. I should have known better.



I have less than three weeks of work left before I start burning my accrued vacation time. What shall I do with all my free time before school starts?



Am I the only one who thinks playing poker today is what smoking cigars was in the mid to late 90s- The Cool, Hip Thing To Do.

(Insert joke here: Poker? But I don’t even know her. )

For the record- I was smoking cigars before it was cool [I still smoke ‘em, but my doc’s imposed a limit on me], and I was playing poker long before it was being shown on Bravo, The Travel Channel and all those other tv shows. I enjoy both and am glad others do too. It’s just fun to watch the bandwagon roll through town.


Wednesday, July 21


Recently saw Anchorman at an Alamo Drafthouse. Not bad. Not great either. But it is funny. I think Mrs. Coob laughed more than I did.  If you’re in need of a silly movie, then see this one.


How boring am I? 

Personality Disorder Test Results-

Disorder: Rating

Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: High
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Being charactized as such, I might get my Parrothead membership revoked.

Hat tip to Dylan.

URL of the test: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/personality_disorder_test.mv
URL for more info: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/disorder_information2.html


Registration and Orientation 

So, the schedule for Registration and Orientation is posted over on the law school’s website. It appears to be similar to the agenda from Prospective Students Day, except on ‘roids.   And this time there's a BBQ dinner on the south lawn...yea!


Thursday, July 15

All Star Recap 

Got back from Houston last night...was too tired to post, so here I am now.

All in all we had a great time. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a game at Enron, er, Minute Maid Park and not have a good time. I look forward to going back when the Cubs come to town in August.

As for as the game itself, here are my thoughts:
- I guess The Rocket didn’t get the memo outlining that he was not pitching batting practice
- Contrary to what most Houstonians believe, Piazza was not pulling a Crash Davis and giving the batters a heads up on the coming pitches (here comes the deuce...and when you speak of me, speak well)
- When did the prizes in Cracker Jack get so lame?
- Jimy Williams...booed at home...wow. And it was loud. Very.
- mmm...cold beer...



Now this (first item) is just wrong. You don’t go ‘round stealin’ another fella’s meat and grill.


Monday, July 12


This is where I’ll be tomorrow night. Mrs. Coob and I received a call from friends S&L last week asking if we’d like to join them for the MLB All Star game in Houston. Um, lemme think about that one for a sec...ok, YES!!

I drive down tomorrow morning, meet up with S&L, pick up Mrs. Coob at the airport (she’s on the road--jobby job-- today and tomorrow and will meet us in Houston), and head to the pre-game festivities before the game itself starts at 7pm CDT. It should be a lot of fun.

For the record, I’m rooting for the National League. And while I’m a Cubs fan, I’m glad Beltran is playing for the NL instead of the AL.


Tuesday, July 6

Rock Me Amadeus 

Larry over at Lonestar Expat has a request for 80's songs. Fitz-Hume, of Begging The Question fame, and others have advised her of some truly great 80's songs. While I didn’t leave any suggestions (mainly because I couldn’t add to those awesome radical songs already suggested), I would like to share this with y’all.



Thursday, July 1

Great Race Indeed 

This would be fun.

Anyone have a car s/he's willing to donate to the cause?


Texas State Champs? 

Ok, moving on from baseball, let us discuss the latest Texas football story.

Before we begin, a confession: I went to Texas for undergrad. I'm a huge fan. I was there during the end of the Southwest Conference and the beginning of the Big 12. I've seen the highs and lows. I root for them with all my heart. I bleed burnt orange.

But I can't believe that the football team had rings made, apparently from left over bowl money (each ring is worth $350 according to radio reports), that include "Texas State Champs" on one side of the ring.

I don't even know where to start.

First, aren't rings something champions get? Conference and/or National? Since when does a team that finished 3rd in the conference deserve a ring? Why not a watch? Or a bookmark? They didn't even win their division in the conference or their damn bowl game. And they're rewarded with a ring?

Second, the Texas team didn't beat all the teams/schools that are located in state of Texas, so how can they claim to be Texas State Champs? Sure, they beat the Texas based schools that were on the schedule, but you know what...there were four (4) other Texas based schools that weren't on the schedule (U of Houston, TCU, SMU, and UTEP-- division A, not counting all the AA and AAA schools). Call me old fashioned, but shouldn't this "title" of state champs be awarded when a team actually beats ALL Texas based schools not just a few?

Third, there's another Texas based school (TCU) whose football team beat all the other Texas teams on its schedule. If UT can claim the title of state champs for beating Texas based teams on its schedule, then why can't TCU also make the claim, since they beat all the Texas based teams on its schedule last season?

I just don't understand. Anyone care to enlighten me?

'Splain it to me slowly, please.


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