July 28, 2012

Bar Exam/Life Update

I know some of my friends read the blog, so I wanted to do a quick life update (even though I unfortunately don't have any outfits to post yet).

I took the Florida Bar Exam this past week on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was 6 hours of testing a day for 2 days. It was very, very difficult. I cannot express how crappy I felt walking out of each segment of the exam. I studied more for this than I have for anything in my life, I was doing Ok/well on practice exams, but I felt the questions on the exam were aspects of law/little nuances that my bar course just didn't talk about for some reason. All I can hope for is that everyone else felt the same way, and that there will be a big curve come September when the results come out.

I'm currently in CT for the next 2 weeks helping my parents move out of our house. We sold the house, we are moving on the 6th or 8th of August (can't remember). It's sort of sad that I won't really have a home in CT anymore after this, but I'm excited for my parent's official move to DC within the next year.

I have a friend's birthday in NYC tonight and I couldn't be more excited to let loose and just relax for once. The only thing I am slightly worried about is that since I haven't drank (or stayed up past like midnight) in the past 2 months, my tolerance is pretty low. I had like 3 drinks at dinner last week while I was in Tampa for the bar and I got so tired I ended up falling asleep at 9 pm lol. (It also could have been because I got no sleep the night before due to nightmares about the exam...)

Anyway, I am really excited about some of the items/outfits I packed for CT and I can't wait to get dressed up and take some photos. I left my camera in Miami but hopefully my mom will let me borrow hers :)

July 12, 2012

mayhem/order

When you think of the word "mayhem" what comes to mind? The synonym that first popped into my head was "chaos." You might be interested to know that "mayhem" was apparently a felony at common law. While I was studying for the Bar today I was reviewing my criminal law outline. At common law mayhem "required either dismemberment or disablement of a bodily part."I found this interesting because I'd never heard of it before - nothing mentioned causing chaos at all! You really do learn something new every day. I also found it interesting because the outfit I put on today was pretty much the opposite of mayhem, it was pretty orderly if I must say so myself. 2 more "interesting" law facts after the photos...
Tuxedo Blazer: Gap (similar)
Lace Blouse: Loft (similar style in pink and blue)
Jeans: A&F
Shoes: Tahari Laura (similar cap toe by Tahari)
Bag: The It
Necklace: Tiffany
Bracelets: Tiffany, Movado, John Hardy
I love reading about old common law crimes because it just shows how ridiculous our past society used to be. For example, "fornication" used to be a crime - "sexual intercourse or open and notorious cohabitation by unmarried persons." "Seduction" also used to be a crime! That was inducing an unmarried woman by promise of marriage to engage in intercourse. HA. I'm going crazy from all this studying that I've lost my normal sense of humor and find this stuff funny, bear with me haha!