November 18th, 2009

dan with an orange

while i'm here, i suppose i could write an update

so now that i've been in law school for a few months (holy crap! when did that happen?) how am i doin? pretty well i guess. i'm (mostly) keeping up with the work. i am pretty confident about property, and i think alright in torts. civ pro is scary tho - there are so many rules! they all do weird things! gah! and it doesn't help that the professor seems to be thinking on a totally different level from most of the class. he'll ask questions and nobody has any clue what he is looking for. i don't know if we're all idiots (he seems to have explicitly assumed this, which i find kind of hilarious) or what. i guess we'll find out when we get to the final? i missed the last review session because i was exhausted and nodding off, but there's one tomorrow.
i spend most of my time here feeling really unsure of myself and what i'm doing. am i getting this stuff? what am i going to do with it? should i even be here? SOMEONE COME TAKE CARE OF ME i just want to be a stay at home dad anyway. where's my rich wife?

i need to get a new bank. i'm at university credit union now, and in a nutshell they don't exist. they have one of those stupid systems where when you call you go straight to voicemail and then someone calls you back. at first they were good about it, but once i actually had an acct they stopped existing. i leave messages on the phone, on the site, by email, no response. so hell with em! i would've closed my acct already but the closest branch is a T ride away and i'm lazy. all the credit unions around here are a T ride away.
i think i'm going to have to get off my moral high horse and go with bank of america. i've been using credit unions for 5 yrs! in theory they are good! in practice i have no idea if it makes any difference. it certainly doesn't for me, since the most complex use i make of my bank is to check my savings balance online. (this, btw, is what i have been trying to get ahold of ucu about - they don't seem to want to let me log onto the site.) anyways, i don't take the T often enough to make a monthly pass worthwhile and i don't wanna spend a couple bucks every time i need to go to the bank, and bank of american is RIGHT HERE. so i guess i'll switch.

of course, the monthly pass would be totes worthwhile if i were regularly fencing. that's a T and a bus ride each way. stupidly though, i've only gone once since i got here. i felt so happy back at it! it was really great. but every time since then i am too busy or lazy or have things planned or lots of homework or other dumb excuses. i should just go, i really should.

in other news, aws and john called me a dirty hippie today. i didn't know it was so obvious. well i mean, the dirty part certainly is. everyone here is so fancy, with their polo shirts and sweaters and good hygiene! i miss living with people who wear the same clothes for a week.

apparently i had more to say about my bank than anything else. that's kind of lame.