Presently Speaking

Feeling: Exhausted. I feel like a baby for saying this but, having a full time job (even one I don’t get paid for yet) is exhausting! I come home from work and all I want to do is pass out. I’ve actually done that once or twice…

Reading: The Good Book. Right after the bar I purchased a new bible. I wanted one that felt more like a novel rather than my study guide Catholic Women’s Bible. I love my CWB because when I want to delve deeper into the history or meaning behind the Word it serve that purpose. However, I also wanted a book. I wanted to read the story. While I love studying the Bible I feel like I connect to it on a different level when I read it as a story rather than an assignment. 

Listening to: Shake it Off by T Swift and Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj. I have been jammin in my car. A few people have been staring but I don’t care I keep on car dancing! 

Thankful for: The Apple store. I was having major problems with my phone and the software on it. I went in three times to Apple and they tried to fix it. Finally on the last time they gave me a new phone even though mine was out of warranty. They even called me two days later to ask me how everything was going. I’m impressed. 

Thinking about: How I can become more involved in my Church. I’m currently serving as a Lector but I still feel the need to get more involved. I really wish we had a young professionals/young adult/whatever type of ministry. Maybe I’ll have to start one… 

Eating: Nothing special. I’m taking stock of my fridge and pantry and trying to plan my meals out so I use it all up. I have a feeling I’ll be living on soup for a while. At least the soups are good right?! I really want to make this. I mean how delicious do those bites sound? 

Watching:  Scandal, Madam Secretary, How to Get Away With Murder, and RHONJ. Yall I don’t have homework anymore. I can actually watch tv! I keep having these random freak outs where I go ‘oh no I need to read for class!’ then I realize I don’t have class anymore and I do a little happy dance and watch Kerry Washington kick some butt in DC. 

Loving: The Starbucks app. How did I go through law school and not know about this app? I mean I can put all my giftcards on there and it gives you coupons! Wow. My coffee routine has been forever changed. 

Looking forward to:  November. Bar Results come in. Need I say more? 

What’s up with you?


Turkey: III

Enjoy shots from Pamukkale, Kayakoy, and our sailing trip along the Turquoise Coast!



the sleeping giant

{The Turquoise Coast}

In Pamukkale we visited the World Heritage site where there are thermal pools and travertines. There is also a necropolis of the city that is basically still buried under the hills. An amazing roman era theatre has been excavated and gave us all chills as you can see where the gladiators and lions were let loose from under the stage. Also, the sheer size and magnitude of the theatre was incredible. We swam in a hot springs pool that, in it’s original grandeur, Cleopatra swam in! Hey if Cleo had to try it you know the Duchess did…

Kayakoy is the ghost town that was home to Greeks before the great Greek-Turkish population exchange. After those Greek living in Turkey were forced to emigrate the town was left to decay. The culture of the Turkish people is that it is bad luck to live in someone’s house where there has been bad karma (so to speak). We also hiked the Lycian trail, which was both lovely and an intense workout. It was also a historical geek fest for me. I mean the LYCIAN TRAIL! 

Sailing along the Turquoise Coast was quite possibly the most fun part of our trip! Living for two days on a boat, sailing up and down the mix of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, sleeping on the deck looking up at millions of stars, stopping to see an ancient roman castle, and swimming every day (following sea turtles!!!!!!!!), I mean rough life right? 

Make sure to check out the other Turkey posts here and here


Thoughts while watching How to Get Away with Murder

After watching two minutes of How to Get Away with Murder I powered up my laptop and decided to give you my thoughts as I watch this law school drama. Heavy emphasis on drama because let’s face it the main drama in law school is your class rank, gpa, stress levels, emotional breakdowns, and trying to break the curve. NOT KILLING SOMEONE AND COVERING IT UP. 

Yall I cannot even begin to tell you how hard I was laughing at this show last night. Don’t get me wrong, great show, love the cast (hello Dean Thomas from Harry Potter!), going to watch it forever, but THIS IS NOT LAW SCHOOL. 

I have a feeling law school applications are going to rocket because of this show similar to what CSI did for applications to whatever kind of school you go to to become a CSI tech. People this is not law school. NOT LAW SCHOOL!’

Anyway. Here you go. A recent law school grad’s thoughts while watching How to Get Away Murder


WHO is dead? WHO!!?? Who are these kids? Where the bajesus are they? 

No one clerks for a chief justice before their first year. Idiot. People do vomit before your first day though. I did. 

Your criminal law class teaches you what mens rea and actus reus is. Professors don’t assume you know the first day. The Socratic method is real and alive people. You do have to stand up when called on. And you want to faint. 

Professor asks a question and the entire class raises their hand? Only gunners raise their hands (I did) The actual number is more about 1/8 of the class. 

Side note: can Dean/Mr Gibbons be anymore like Elle Woods? You prepare for the first day. This reminds me of my friend Mikey who got called on the first day of property and fumbled that football too… oh mikey. It’s true, this does happen people! 

Laughing at the “waitlist” comment wouldn’t happen. You get in to law school and you’re all on equal footing. Dean can ruin your curve jerks, watch out. You’ll rue the day you laughed at him.

No way in hell would a defense attorney bring a real client to interview with her first year class. Or any class. More Legally Blonde here. I’m waiting for endorphins make you happy, happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.

side note: Frank is hot. 

Immunity idol? Give me a break. Plus you don’t have multiple exams in law school classes. You have ONE and that is your only grade. You can’t skip that. 

Dean has a soccer poster on his wall like he does in HP! Wouldn’t it be cool if this one moved? Because the one in HP didn’t… you feel me? 

What are the creepy finger nail marks? Did Supernatural shoot a episode here?

Bleach? Are you kidding me? Yeah bang the dead person’s head into the column idiots. 

Mrs. Pratt engaged chick has got some mad lying skills. I like her. She also has got a presence. 

British chick? Why are you here? Are you getting your LLM? 

Guy without the tie, you’re hot. I hope you get picked for this competition that would never happen in real life.

Self defense? I probably would have chuckled too. 

1) discredit witnesses 
2) introduce new suspect
3) bury the evidence
Why am I taking notes?

Miss Pratt’s skirt in court too short. And running into court, bad form… oh you’ve got something… chick you bad ass. I really like you. Color blind! GET IT. Calling a medical provider and pretending to be her attorney is illegal. You just broke the law and then told people about it stupid. Wow you’re both stupid and smart. 

This is like Legally Blonde. We’ve got perms and color blindness. 

Who is this lyla stanguard? It’s like gone girl flyers. 

OMG keating is with a man. DAMN his muscles. 

Oh Dean’s name is Wes. Yeah I don’t think I can call him that. He’ll always be Dean to me. Dang him and Neville grew up nicely… 

Another flashback which is really a flashforward…Father christmas over here singing jingle bells with a body in the car. Oh those lyrics just got creepy. Damn cute guy got weird… Wait Is he gay now? I’m confused. No he just said IT is very cool. He’s using this guy. OMG he IS gay. 

This email wouldn’t be admissible. That is very improper. 

Pink lipstick and pink tweed. Bye Felicia. 

OMG the wife and the mistress are in on something! 

Who is the crazy neighbor girl with the weird makeup and angry man friend?!

This guy talking about dog bones is wearing an ascot and he cannot pull it off. OH dang Keating is cheating on her husband. 

If you’re drinking to first year yall are going to need more than one drink. 

OMG ascot student is not part of the burial group. Is he the one that’s dead? 

Frank. You are working that beard. And that vest. damn. Brown graduate girl: you make me want to shake you. Stop being so naive. 

Keating is apologizing? She’s lying. She’s a PROFESSIONAL LIAR DEAN! Now she’s touching you. Overwhelming your senses to freak you out. 

Yep I always look in mirrors when I cry. Come on Keating be original.

Oh dang blonde associate has got it bad for Professor’s husband. That is going to be a good. 

Careful Dean it’s not fire whisky… hahaha 

The defense would get this video footage before they play it to the entire courtroom. WHAT is that woman wearing? Blue leather? Sick. We need a legally blonde moment here “don’t stomp your last season prada shoes at me honey” or “take that hideous 80s blue leather jacket and plastic earrings off”


Dean is about to jump out of his skin he is so uncomfortable

If the cop says yes he’s screwed…. oh damn he said yes. Doubt people. That is DOUBT. 

Okay let’s get one thing straight: the jury does not find innocent, they just do not find them guilty. There is a difference. 

Yeah right she would hire first year law students. Good one.

OMG dead girl in the water tank. Did the creepy neighbor kill her? Or the football boyfriend? Or Keating’s husband? 

Hahahahahaha “I betcha the boyfriend did it”

They are unrolling the body! Who is it? WHO ARE YOU DEAD PERSON????? Oh you’re burning the body? Teeth survive burning losers. Where is ascot boy?!?!


I’m hooked. 

See you next Thursday Professor Keating. 

What did yall think of HTGAWM Murder?


Life’s Moments

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
– Cesare Pavese

these blueberry greek yogurt pancakes have been on heavy rotation in the morning

still going through my pictures from Turkey and I keep returning to these evil eyes

a normal Thursday morning for me now, yes that is lipstick, shocking I know

I had to run up to SMU for a hot second and look what I spotted! Second full row, second full picture from the right THATS ME!

have you seen these head pieces at target? I had a field day trying them on after work one night

winston was getting really tired of helping with laundry

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15 Books to Read Before You’re 30

Here are 15 books to read before you turn 30! (Or if you’re in your thirties then before you hit the big 4 oh!) Come join the bookclub for other interesting reads! 

The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
A story of fate and fortune, innocence and experience, ambition, glamour, and disaster. A literary tour de force. 

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
A very interesting look at our history, one that every American should read. 

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley
No nonsense short stories giving the reader a fresh non-rose-colored look at relationships. 

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
A book about the journey of self discovery right when we need it. 

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
A coming of age story about a young boy written by one of the most influential writers of our age.

Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage by Alice Munro
Short stories that are just as big and exciting as long adventures. 

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
There’s a reason why this book has been a classic for over 100 years. You learn so much not only from Anna but from the other characters as well. 

The Secret History by Donna Tartt
A book that blends present, past, and future together, around a group of young scholars tied together by a horrible secret. 

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
A shocking and incredibly emotional look at a woman who is slowly going insane. Sounds weird but it is intensely good. 

Overqualified by Joey Comeau
Don’t write your cover letters like these just laugh. 

Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham
Yeah it’s that Lauren Graham! Finding yourself, finding love, and finding a job. Basically what happens in your 20s and 30s. 

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young
A funny read that attacks our celebrity culture from the inside out. A witty look at life in a big city trying to keep up with the Joneses. 

20 Something, 20 Everything by Christine Hassler
This book is for those who are feeling lost and need reassurance that everybody feels that way. 

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
A woman loses her mom and her marriage and goes on a solo trek to find herself. Plus, this is being turned into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon!

Bossypants by Tina Fey
You’re nobody until somebody calls you bossy. Yeah Tina!

Have you read any of these so far?