Sunday, November 2, 2008

No Rest for the Weary

Well, its down to the line now. McCain, Palin, Obama, Biden, and ME are all in that mode to make the most out of what little time we have left. My exams begin in less than 48 hours. I vary between moments of panic and moments of confidence. Last night at the Halloween party while everyone else was enjoying karaoke, I was pretending to listen while reciting the rules of evidence in my head. I spent the morning reviewing, took a little nap, and will be up into the wee hours of the morning hoping to solidify some morsel of knowledge that will make the difference between a B and an A. At times like this I begin to resent the people who make those lawyer jokes. You have no idea how hard this is. Sure, make fun of lawyers all you want, but when you need one dammit you will be grateful someone is willing to help bail your ass out of whatever you got yourself into. I've never been to med school, obviously, but I betcha this is just as hard and I don't hear people making jokes about doctors at the bottom of rivers. Its all fun and games until you need a will or estate plan, wreck your car because you didn't notice that stop sign, have you kid get picked up with a bag of weed, find out your spouse is cheating, or have a boss who sexually harasses you. I'm spending hours, weeks, years, of my time that could be well spent with my kids to figure out how to make sure your constitutional rights are protected and vindicated in a court of law. Bite me people who want to crack jokes. Then call another lawyer.

DISCLAIMER: the following paragraph is political in nature and probably not very nice... if you are sick of politics feel free to skip it....

Maybe I'm just tired and cranky, a little snappy. Or maybe I've been watching too much Fox news. Or driving through affluent neighborhoods where people jogged and rode their bikes to coffee shops scowling at my Suburban and lamenting the fact that I still use plastic grocery bags and don't recycle and compost my coffee grounds. I mean, after all, if Obama wins I may not even have time for being a lawyer. I'll be too busy growing my own food and tending to my solar panels so my kids and I can survive. After his plan bankrupts the coal industry and electric prices skyrocket, I don't get a tax cut under his plan, and he takes even more than the 50% I already pay in taxes so we can redistribute the wealth to those who can't or won't work, I may be better off staying home and living like the Amish. I especially hope that Obama can appoint some Supreme Court judges with empathy rather than ones that are willing to uphold the constitution and seperation of powers. Really, that would just round out the worthlessness of my future degree. On the other hand, if it won't be worth being a lawyer, maybe I can look into politics... that seems to be the way of the future- at least when we become socialist I can keep my stuff.

I guess, on Tuesday, when I begin taking finals and our country begins to elect a new leader, we will only begin to know what fate awaits us....

4 comments:

Sabrae said...

I'm so glad that finals and college are out of the way for me :) Good luck hun!!! Fingers and toes crossed for ya! And remember you didn't really study unless there are bags under your eyes and you drink 10 tons of coffee pop some energy pills and have blood shot eyes going in :)

Island Girl said...

I agree with your WHOLE post 100%! I'm in law school too, and you're so right, people joke till they need one! Good luck on your exams! Mine start in three weeks and I'm already stressed out!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Aww, hugs - I love lawyers!!

It's the ones that turn politicians that I have a problem with - keep your day job. At least you can still look at yourself in the mirror - that is if you can afford one.

And yes, I already have my Victory Garden staked out, out back. But the Dems will have to pry the Yukon keys out of my cold, dead hands before I'll give that up.

Now I'm going to drown my sorrows with chardonnay and a couple of Ambian, and sleep until Wednesday. I hear they're forcasting sunshine and rainbows.

Em

david mcmahon said...

Thank the Lord for a democracy. Simple as that.