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Subject://au claire de la lune
Time:10:32 pm
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It's been a while, so if you're still interested...

This is my last semester at Bill & Harry, thankyouJesus. If I don't get out of that place soon, I am going to scream. If you have ever attended a school where everybody describes it as, "The Harvard of the (insert geographical quadrant of the United States)," then you understand completely. No, sorry, you didn't get into Harvard because you weren't smart enough. You don't have to overcompensate by being so cutthroat and snobbish to everybody. Get over it already. Jeez.

On a not entirely unrelated note, I believe it is safe to say that I am the ONLY person on campus with piercings and dyed hair. Seriously, I did not expect this. It is quite possibly the most homogeneous group of people I've ever been around. If I lived on campus, I might die of boredom. I could not deal with listening to these kids worry about grades and med school admissions and WHATEVER else they are interested in that is absolutely NOT interesting to anybody else. No, let's not talk about music, movies, books, science...let's talk about your accomplishments and do-you-think-it-will-be-enough for med school and maybe-I-should-join-that-service-group-'cause-it-will-look-good-on-my-application issues. It's enough to make you want to drive pencils into your eyes.

During my brief time at Cornell and my brief time at TNCC, I met so many multi-dimensional people. Interestingly enough, the Cornell environment was significantly less competitive than W&M. And at TNCC people would actually approach you and WANT to know things about you. I have a lot of respect for people at that school, a lot more than I have for those at my alma mater. Is it appropriate to say "my" alma mater? Whatevs.

So I've literally not made a single friend while going to school here. But thankfully I have my work friends and old friends to more than make up for that. And that golden hope that I WILL be leaving this May. And the distant hope that I will be going to med school next year. Oh yea, and my excitement over the Half-Blood Prince this summer. Haha. The eternal shame of it all...

Oh, and if you haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire, you definitely should. But don't go alone, because you will be crying at the end and will need a shoulder to lean on. Unless you don't have a soul, that is. Ha.

Oh, yea, forgot to mention: getting married next November. :)

Hi everybody.
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occhi_verdi
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Time:2009-01-12 11:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you. And YES, W&M Law is EXACTLY like that too. I definitely feel your pain. We should get together sometime this semester sometime you're on campus. It would be nice to see someone around here who isn't an overly competitive asshole.
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indigo_duvet
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Time:2009-01-13 11:30 pm (UTC)
OMGthesekids. I can't even imagine the competitiveness that goes on in the law school. That has to be totally ridiculous.

This semester I'm in class for like 3 hours everyday, which isn't that bad. 9-12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-1 on MWF. When would be a good time for you?
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occhi_verdi
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Time:2009-01-15 01:28 am (UTC)
Probably the best day for me would be Wednesdays because I also get out of class at one, but I know I'm supposed to do something for one of my classes sometime soon either next Wednesday or the one after that. Fridays I get out at 3:15, so if you don't mind sticking around campus maybe we could grab dinner sometime in one of Williamsburg's amazing chain restaurants (I hate living here).
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indigo_duvet
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Time:2009-01-20 06:18 am (UTC)
That sounds great. Do your classes start this Wednesday too?
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phoenixechoes
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Time:2009-01-13 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, you.

(Also, congrats.)
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indigo_duvet
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Time:2009-01-14 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you much!
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