We have a security guard who has a desk right by the library a high theft area so you have to show ID before you enter. Usually it’s the cool guy there…. he’s laid back… smiles and waves you through…. But sometimes if you’ve upset the balance of the world…there’s another lady, Ms. D (D for demented)… she’s older…. dyed blonde hair, thick plastic spectacles, a stern expression. She takes her job very.. very… seriously… (I seriously wonder if she is Ms. Prada’s mother- it would explain so much)… I’ve had a few encounters with her but nothing like what I heard today. We’re not allowed to take soda or food into the library, but we all know the drill. Put it in your bookbag, smile as you go through and then… chow down. I mean if you’re going to be in there five hours, you’re going to get hungry. We’re not eating spaghetti or fettucini alfredo in there… a diet coke here… an M&M there… So its never been an issue really and if the staff sees you they just tell you to finish and throw it away… no big deal…but remember, I said this lady takes her job very, very, seriously. So my friend is sitting in the library studying away sipping on a diet coke when she feels a tap. She turns around and there is Ms. D and behind her are THREE campus police. Campus police says “m’aam please step outside of the library” So they escort her out. “m’aam you have been caught with soda in the library” looking as stern as though they caught her inhaling crack…. so she said “Okay can I throw it out and go back in?” And they said “No we need you to leave now” People, my law school is located in downtown amid gunfights and muggings and car thefts…. you needed four people, three toting guns to tell a girl to throw her soda away? There are some people who really don’t need to be in ANY position of authority….
Change of topic…. I have my first exam (Torts) on Monday. Then Wednesday (Con Law). Then next Monday (Civ Procedure). Then Thursday (Security Interests and Liens <- it is as exciting as it sounds) and then I have two take home exams (Corporations/Land Use). The torture doesnt end till December 21st. Yes I am fully aware that I need to find an inpatient clinic and enroll…. 18 credits is not something one of sound mind and judgment decides to do in law school. The thing is it doenst really hit you until the end. There are no exams through law school until the end of the semester than you get one test and boom your grade. And its not like you can memorize and spit out. No, its ten page essay questions that merit 20 page responses.. it's enough to frazzle anyone…. and I must say I'm getting frazzled. I was fine until today in my Constitutional Law class when the professor concluded our final class with "Good luck guys… this exam will be very very difficult but it will seperate those who know, and those who don't" I swear I heard thunder and lightening crackle as the music grew dramatic in the background, because you see, now I am stressed. But perhaps it's a good thing. It helps push you towards what you need to do.
So from now until December 21st please dont hold my spastic state of mind against me. Come the 21st this caterpillar will emerge a very weary, a very much in need of sleep, butterfly! 🙂 <– see? spastic.