Saturday, November 19, 2005

Long Day

Today was one of the longer days in my law school life. I started the day as I do most Saturdays, at school at 7:30 to finish reading for DTPA (excellent class, though I'm not sold on the Saturday, 3 hour commitment). Then we have class. Due to the hurricane, and two other missed days for various reasons, we have had to cover extra material the last couple of weeks. This means a slightly more cursory examination of the material, and of course, more time between classes. We should still do all right though, for the final. I'm hoping for a B or a B+, but we'll see. Then, after an hour break where I got to see the first part of the Michigan/Ohio State Game (the most important game in College Football), I have to go upstairs for three hours of Federal Income Taxation. Now here's the strange part: I like tax. I'm not necessarily the best at it, but I like it. That being said, three hours of class at the heels of three hours of Deceptive Trade Practices Act material is not exactly what I'd consider prime Saturday Fare. I hung on for the first hour and a half of Tax, but after that, my focus was pretty much gone. I hate to say that, but, I was typing what he said, but there was no pause in my brain to process what the Prof was saying. I just hope I gisted well; I need to do well in Tax.

Then I get home and send my wife out to a movie, because, well, while I was spending 10 hours at school, she had all three kids, who were in rare form. She needed a break. So, she's watching Pride and Prejudice right now, starring the inimitable Keira Knightley, the kids are in bed, and I'm taking a break from the books. Have to unwind, after all.


Michelle said...

I do sympathise with you. It really is a strain on the brain. I found it and still find it rather draining. Like you i keep up, but i hate the fact i can't have the time to re read and re abosrb it all. Good luck with your finals, you'll ace them!

Bookworm said...

DTPA is a useful thing to study. It's a horrific area of law in which to practice, because it basically gives courts license to grant all things to plaintiffs, and hamstrings defendants very effectively. I wish I'd studied it in school and had known more about it when I got into the real world.