the mumbler

People you Meet in Law School

The Mumbler

Neville is only the picture of the mumbler because before he hit puberty he fit the bill… however after puberty his picture would be categorized as OMG HOT

It doesn’t matter how many times the professor asks the mumbler to speak up or yell or ‘fill the room with their intelligence’ you can never understand them. It always sounds like “Well I befrve bath ze ser cbe bault” ….. ummm WHAT?!

Don’t worry though, you never miss anything because the professor can never understand them either so they either say something to the effect of “Ohhhhkay” and then tell you the correct answer themselves or they call on someone else to answer. So when the mumbler’s hand goes up everyone gets a warning to scan through the book to find the answer just in case they get called on to un-mumble the answer.

The mumbler has no plans to go into litigation, they are going to be a contract drafter or another lawyer that spends little to no time in front of a judge.

Don’t be fooled however with those that mumble on purpose because they never read or they never know the answer and I wouldn’t recommend trying because remember… you can’t mumble on a written exam.

summer job!

Guess who has a summer job? ME! And not just any summer job but a LEGAL JOB. In case you couldn’t tell from my extreme capitalization that is s BIG DEAL around these law school 1L parts. I’m clerking for a Judge in Hennepin County! Excuse me while I jump up and down! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) 

where I will be working this summer
For a taste of what I get to experience this summer please check out this article written by the Hon. Jay Quam, the very Judge I am clerking for! One of my favorite parts has to be the quote “what do you say when someone says “chariots of fire, judge!”!” When I find out the answer to that questions I will clue you in! 
Needless to say this gave me a huge boost during this particularly hellish period of studying! Now back to my Starbucks (also known as the live blood of law students) and Property… and the Rule Against Perpetuities… where we must take into account things such as an unborn widow, a fertile octogenarian and other such “possibilities” see why I needed some good news? 

things I’m good at…

Just a little raising my spirits before finals! If you’re studying for any tests Good Luck! If you’re working and don’t have a final hanging over you then head to your local coffee shop and buy a student a cup of caffeine! You can recognize us by 1) the amount of books stacked next to us with titles that would make a book editor weep, 2) the frazzled look in our eyes, 3) the sweats we are in and 4) the way our hair looks like it might shock you if you touched it from the buildup of static electricity from all the times we have run our hands through it… By the way I like mochas and I will be by the Galleria. You won’t be able to miss me. 

why the Brits have it right: facinators

If you know me then you know I am a tad obsessed with British History. If I could live in Tudor times I would, well but with 21st century healthcare, anti-flea meds, and my private stash of tv, movies and books (don’t bring up electricity). Anyway, there are some things the Brits have right. I’m not saying I would have been a Loyalist or anything but I would have at least been one of those Patriots crushing hard on a British man in uniform… One of the things the Brits have right is facinators. Please don’t think my like for beautiful headgear began with the royal wedding… I’ve had some facinators in my closet (not figuratively) years prior to that. Here are some of the ones I just can’t get enough of!

the green and the curled feathers make me envious
love. love. love.

this might be in worst dressed territory but for a fall wedding outside… perfect
love how this is perched just so

for winter? yes please
alright this might be a hat but I love it… I would wear this around the house

black/white/pale pink? Sounds like a perfect combo to me
I love this one for 3 reasons: 1) its works with her pony tail 2) it was custom made 3) it’s so natural

If I could wear them everyday and not get weird looks I would. I wish facinators could make it big over here across the pond. Want to see mine?

I wore this one for Christmas…
Wore this to an Aggie Football game
Love this Zeta teal one
So if you are reading this your homework is to go out and get a facinator and wear it… I don’t care where just do it! Maybe it will catch one… or perhaps that is just my wishful thinking