8.31.2007

Amazing Business Cards
Things are going well in South Bend. I like doing these interviews, and they've apparantly gone well. I got one callback yesterday morning by phone, and then I got another callback at the end of a screening interview. As we were winding down, I told the interviewer that I'd probably email him a couple of questions, and he replied "Don't bother. I don't usually do this, but I know I'm going to call you back. Expect a call from our recruiting coordinator in the next week or two, and whatever questions you have, we can talk them over when you come down to DC." Pretty cool.

3 more interviews today. I even pulled out the cufflinks.

We also have our first homegame this weekend, which should be a lot of fun. The Cousin is in town for the weekend, as is Annie's dad. And I get to kayak on Sunday. Things are good.

8.28.2007

The shindig was a lot of fun, with plenty of mingling of 1Ls and 2Ls. Classes have started, and it looks like I've got a couple of really great ones, and one very meh class. Not so bad. Interviews start today; I've got one to start with today and then the rest are scattered through the rest of the week. We'll see how all of that goes.

8.23.2007

Well, we're moved into the house, and the place looks amazing. It's roughly 1000% classier than it was last year, and it was pretty classy to begin with. I'd take some photos if my camera wasn't borked. Should be a good year though; everybody seems to get along and such. Yesterday I made cookies and took them over to the neighbors to lessen the likelihood of getting the cops called when we had parties. The neighbors LOVED them. I kind of expected "Thanks, I'm so-and-so, nice to meet you." Instead, they were nearly overwhelmed, "Nobody has done anything like this, nobody does stuff like this anymore, it's great to have real neighbors, etc. etc." Definitely a good move.

Gathering tonight. Should be good times. Now it's off to run more errands.

8.19.2007

I snuck onto JLEPP. Woo hoo!

In other news, seeing the family was good; I'm down in the cities hanging out with some friends before rolling back to South Bend on my own tomorrow morning. If you're in MSP, come hang out.

8.13.2007

Things have been pretty busy out here since I've been done with work. Annie was out here for 4 days. We hung out with some of the law clerks, went up to a hot springs in the mountains, had dinner with tom and company, and generally had a good time. The day she flew out Andy flew in, and we headed up to a chain of alpine lakes just at the timberline. We hiked up one day and camped in a beautiful little meadow. The next day we climbed up to the ridge and hit Bushnell Peak and the Twin Sisters. I had a bit of an altitude headache, but it wasn't too terrible. That night one other guy came into camp and fished for the day, snagging some beautiful trout.

The next day we hiked out, and saw 15 hikers all headed up to the lakes. We timed the weather and the crowds perfectly.

The next day we went to a Craft Lager Festival in Manitou and drank beer (er, i mean, "carbo loaded") for the day. It was great.

Bright and early the next morning we geared up for Pikes Peak. 13 miles up, gaining 7,400 vertical feet. It wasn't quite as bad as we expected since the trail was really good the whole way, but it was more vertical feet than either Andy or I had gained in a day, and it was further than I'd ever hiked. We did 13 miles in just shy of 5 hours. It was weird getting to the top, since the top was full of people who either drove up or took the train. Sort of a festival atmosphere. We looked around, and then tried to hitch back to our car, not wanting to blow out or knees on the way down. We got a ride from the first truck that passed us, the driver was up training for the race the following weekend. Apparantly the fastest time up the mountain was 2 hours, 1 minute. Marathon pace while gaining over 7,000 feet. Crazy.

Today I'm in Denver; my crim case was just dismissed and I filed my motion to seal. It's hot and beautiful here in Colorado, and I head back to MN on Tuesday. I'll be back though.

8.01.2007

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand I didn't make JLEPP. Or Law Review. So I'll have a less stressful, more enjoyable, and slightly less employable fall. *sigh*

But Annie's here in 2 days. Woot!