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i am going to freak out on somebody.

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Wednesday 25 March 2009 by amanda

WHAT THE FUCK.  I guess I missed the boat, because apparently the law school library is not a place to study, it’s where you hang out with your friends and have great conversations, people stop by to talk about how they accidently flashed people, and you have lengthy cell phone conversations.  I’ve gone from a great mood today to virtually homicidal, because there has been a series of about 8 instances (8!  seriously!) just this afternoon where people cannot figure out that when you’re in a library, particularly a law school library that you SHUT THE FUCK UP OR LEAVE.  

okay, i’m done venting.


right now i hate those people.  if you are one of them, i hate you.  i can’t get my paper done because of you.  

i also now understand that it’s my job to invest in earplugs, not your job to leave when you want to talk, so the rest of us can have what a library is supposed to be – a quiet study environment.



sarah’s debate flow chart

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Wednesday 8 October 2008 by amanda

Sarah Palin Flowchart

junior high? freshman year of college?

Posted in Life in general with tags , on Tuesday 30 September 2008 by amanda

no, it’s law school.  i knew that it would be too much to hope that I could be surrounded by mature individuals when attending a respectable professional school in our nation’s capital.  i was still crushed today, however, when i was subjected to a cafeteria conversation, the likes of which i haven’t heard since maybe freshman year in college (or maybe the senior year foodfights)…

it went something like this…

“OMG, so you know how i have this thing about not having personal conversations in the shower?”

“oh yeah, totally, i have the same thing when i’m in the car”

“so JD totally cornered me this morning and he asked me if we’d been dating long enough to call me his boyfriend”

“OMG!  No way!”

“yeah, oh and i totally met this woman…(unintelligible)…she’s SUCH a bitch.”


“yeah, but i totally love it.  we were all at this restaurant, and she was like ‘ugh, i totally hate the decor in here’ and that was just so funny”

all of this was, of course, in such an incredibly “oh, my gawd!” kind of voice i had to cringe.  there was also extensive discussion concerning what an asshole some guy is because he was not taking this girl to the most expensive restaurant in town after he apparently “forced” her to put all of his info in her blackberry, and then is cancelling their date. ugh.

so why am i writing about this?  because it’s the most exciting thing that happened to me today!  except that kieran and i picked out curtain rods at target.  and that’s rockin’.

um, ew. seriously.

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Sunday 28 September 2008 by amanda

as a nursing mom, i find this totally disgusting.  although i think (and hope!) that PETA put this forward simply to make a point about cruelty to animals, what about cruelty to humans – both on the providing and eating end of this particular equation.

PETA proposes using human breast milk for ice cream


How about a double scoop of mama’s milk?
PETA proposes that Ben & Jerry’s use breast milk in its ice cream
The Associated Press
updated 6:10 p.m. ET, Thurs., Sept. 25, 2008

WATERBURY, Vt. – Mooove over, Holsteins. PETA wants world-famous Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream to tap nursing moms, rather than cows, for the milk used in its ice cream.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the ice cream maker to begin using breast milk in its products instead of cow’s milk, saying it would reduce the suffering of cows and calves and give ice cream lovers a healthier product.

The idea got a cool reception Thursday from Ben & Jerry’s officials, the company’s customers and even La Leche League International, the world’s oldest breast-feeding support organization, which promotes the practice — for babies, anyway.

PETA wrote a letter to company founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield on Tuesday, telling them cow’s milk is hazardous and that milking them is cruel.

“If Ben and Jerry’s replaced the cow’s milk in its ice cream with breast milk, your customers — and cows — would reap the benefits,” wrote Tracy Reiman, executive vice president of the animal rights advocacy group. She said dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies and obesity.

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world series idiosyncracy

Posted in new york with tags on Monday 29 October 2007 by amanda

i’m not too much of a sports fan. however, ola and i have followed the baseball playoffs loosely, and watched the world series at home. last night, the red sox won the series in a 4-game sweep. the animosity between new york and boston on the subject of baseball is legendary, but this morning, i noticed that the Post’s front page had as a headline Alex Rodriguez’s opting out of his contract with the Yankees. No mention of the Sox. I also grabbed an AM, and looked through the entire thing. The entire print version of the paper did not once even mention the world series. none of the other papers that i saw did either! i think the Times did, but they don’t care anyway.

it amazes me the extent to which new york is willing to ignore boston doing well – to the point that when boston wins the world series in baseball – the quintessential american sport! – they stoically ignore it, as if this years winner has been simply wiped out of memory here in manhattan. i’m torn, because it’s both hilarious and ridiculously childish.

belated update on our drug-trafficking neighbors

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on Tuesday 16 October 2007 by amanda

we have new neighbors now, who are just noisy enough to convince me that they are probably not criminals (see earlier post on our next door neighbors,) and life has totally returned to normal in our building, which makes me VERY happy. i got an update at lunch a little while ago, though, from a work friend who has another friend that lives across the street from us. apparently a whole mess-o-drugs was confiscated in the police raid, and the main guy that they were looking for in the bust was in the apartment when the police entered. to avoid arrest, i am told that he JUMPED from the 6th story window out the back of the building. he broke both legs, got caught (obviously) and spent several weeks in the hospital recovering from his many injuries. i guess now he’s in jail…it’s kind of hard to find information on, and it’s not something i’m spending too much time on in any case i guess. so that’s the update on our (former) neighbors!

best/worst headline EVER.

Posted in health with tags on Tuesday 21 August 2007 by amanda

you know people are getting fed up with an administration when the NYT has a headline like THIS:  White House Acts to Limit Health Plan for Children

Essentially, this proclaims that the bush administration doesn’t want children to be guaranteed health coverage by the federal government.  oh wait, they don’t.  because obviously all the children that DESERVE to be covered ARE covered because their parents have the money for insurance.  you know, because they’re good people.

such a load of crap.  however, the headline is gutsy and despite that i hate what it has to say, i love the way it says it.