Another Pacific storm approacheth. I’ve already been to Trader Joe’s and have the important things like wine and beef stew ingredients for tomorrow and the car is in the garage. I figure, if it’s going to be crappy this weekend, I might as well pack it in and study. So Friday was spent running errands and now I’m done and in.
I’ve got plenty coming up this week. On top of the usual school stuff, there is a fundraiser for one of the pro bono groups on Monday evening I might try to get to. Dodgeball, including at least one team of profs, in a bar. Since most of the profs look like former lunch money victims, that seems almost compelling to witness. Yeah, I know, sounds a bit twisted but you know you’d want to see it to if you were a law student (and I really like almost all of my profs!).
On Monday and Wednesday, there are extra lectures by my Entertainment Law prof, after class, but I think I won’t go to those (they aren’t for the class but rather are on putting together Hollywood deals just for those who want to know how it works). Because of the dodgeball and long days I already have on M & W, the interest I have in the subject isn’t enough to get me to hang out, I don’t think. Oh, and there is a photo event on Wed. evening too, so I may go to that instead.
Finally, on Tuesday there is a mandatory meeting after my Trusts & Estates class (so at 5:30), about the pre-bar class I have to take in the fall. Whew.
In the school stuff realm, I have to get my outline together for ConLaw as I have a midterm in that class on the 15th. Two weeks… ugh. For someone who gets complimented by the prof on my close reads, I really choke on the subtle linguistic specifics. Substantial interest versus compelling interest, intermediate scrutiny or strict scrutiny or rational basis or “hyper” rational basis…Due Process Clause and Substantive Due Process and Equal Protection Clause. Yoy.
I also have another presentation to do in two weeks–this for my Practicing Law: Successful Strategies course. Our topic this time is “Hiring Basics” and I’m going to do a bit on alternative interviewing methodologies (see Google’s interviews). Have to get my research done for that. I’d like to get that out of the way ahead of time so that I can study for the midterm… which I take the day before doing the presentation.
Really, I’m overworked. Between school and the biz, I’m doing too much and, well, that is likely to change in some ways in the near future. I had a nice meeting with the school-sponsored shrink today, since I’ve been feeling burned out; at one point she cocked her head and pointed out that I’m probably the only student who is trying to run a biz at the same time. Just the way she said it helped me to reframe all that I’m doing and trying to do. She gave me more to think about and subtly suggested letting some stuff go.
Something else I’m going to do over this stormy weekend.