Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mazel Tov.

Congrats to everyone for being dunzo with this miserable little experience. We will likely be back blogging in February to let you all know what it is like to re-take this puppy since today was impossible. At least at this moment we are drunker than we can say.

Hope you all have a great month off and please think of us fondly as you sit on the beach or your couch or wherever the next few weeks.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We Wrote A Song Called "Death To ExamSoft" To The Tune of The SoftTest Tech Support Hold Synthesizer Musak...

Hello from hell.

We write to you during our third attempt to get through to a SoftTest tech support person (and by "a" person, we apparantly mean "the" person since there must be no more than one). When we did the whole auto-upload, we got a big fat error message for our AM message. We then tried the manual upload, guessed it, no luck.

From 6-6:41, we stayed on hold, hoping that everytime the automated voice interruped the insufferable hold "musak" that it was an actual person. Instead, it was some woman telling us to check our exam upload history online. Um, thanks, we did that bee-yotch, and it's not there.
We then hung up and took a breather, and then spent 7-7:55 also on hold. Thinking that something must be wrong, we hung up and now we are on hold, yet again. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking down toward 11:59PM EST when our three AM session essays turn from 4 1/2 (rounded to 5) to a big fat 0.

Did we mention that this hold music makes us want to die? We don't get it, did they go home for the day?

At least there was no earthquake in NYC today, so I guess we have something to be thankful for...although that option is seeming better right now.

Update 10:10pm: Praise Xenu, it finally worked, so our 4 and 1/2's are restored.

Monday, July 28, 2008

It's The Day Before The Day of the Show, Y'all!

We, along with JH, JG, and AA went to see The Dark Knight this morning (9:30am Imax), and much to our surprise, the theater was packed. We thought maybe all the peeps in town for the Bar had the same idea as us - (which was to chill out with a really really dark and emotionally draining movie with lots of explosions and fighting), but we were the only ones doing flashcards during the previews and spotting the hearsay exception during a trial.

Anyway, we know what you are all thinking at this point, and we will all be fine, don't you worry my little reader(ship). Everyone has worked hard, even if that hard work included blogging or reading this blog, eating non-stop, napping, and incessant complaining. In fact, we have been destined for this day since birth, as shown by the 1984 New Yorker cartoon to the left (slash who among us was born in 1984 besides JF?) (Also, please don't tell on us for committing copyright infringement).

We urge you all to take the evening off and watch some Hills reruns or catch up on Project Runway and not to think too hard about how miserable the next two days will be. We hope you see you all well rested and ready to bring it in the early hours of dawn. Best of luck to all.


Friday, July 25, 2008

Exclusive: FishWatch Flashcard Exposé

In these trying economic times of rising fuel costs, many people around the country have eschewed their hummers and Range Rovers and opted for more economic vehicles including the Yaris or Prius and such as. Much like these economically and environmentally conscious citizens, many Bar takers have thought long and hard about the size of the flashcards they created and used to study for this miserable little test. Some hoped the economy would stabilize or decided to ignore the bad signs. Others planned ahead and saved money and trees by going small. Very small.

We begin our expose with those who have decidedly chosen against economy and green-ness, and have retained larger than life flashcards for their larger than life personas.

Despite his Canadian roots, CG has basically said "F. you" to the environment and cost-consciousness as he travels around the study area flaunting these monstrous 4x6 flashcards, leaving many Bar takers to wonder how sustainable such practices really are.

Maybe the strength of the Canadian dollar helped this decision?
(Yes that is a NANO)...

In addition to making our lives miserable with books and books of impossible questions, PMBR also chose to make some people's daily lives difficult - those who were lucky enough to get their hands on them had to carry around these gi-normous flashcards, (note: also with impossible questions)...

And weren't silver hoops so SAT vocab circa 1998?

FishWatch himself went for a more middle ground option, with the standard 3x5 flashcards, balancing cost, environmental friendliness, and the need to pack in as much info as humanly possible on each since we made so few...

Notice the coffee stains on "Antenuptual Agreements,"
which we see as bad sign for our future...

And yes, our Nano screen did crack...

JH cut his 3x5 cards in half (we know because he complains about the paper cutting machine in the supply room non-stop). But we cannot make too much fun, since he lets us borrow these sometimes, and they easily fit in shirt pockets and Uniqlo skinny jeans back pockets for when you want to do some on your way to Beige, and then put them away before any normal people see you...

And they are color-coordinated! Great work, JH.


We may never know what a Holder in Due Course is,
but at least we can look good learning.

Finally, SB (née T) sent in some photos of her tiny cards - 3x5's cut in 1/4ths!!! This is really forward thinking, b/c they can easily be turned into earrings or pendants after the exam.

Mind you, those are the small binder clips...

Believe it or not, that Goyard bag is full of these little puppies...

We wish all of you good luck this final weekend - flashcard users and non-users alike. If you see any flashcard users out on the streets this weekend - please do send in pics as we are interested to see how they hold up against the elements.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dylan Lauren Could Make A Killing If She Set Up Shop Near Us...

Apparently every day requires something harmful and addictive to get through the day. Yesterday, it was alcohol. Today, it is candy and baked goods.

JH's mom shipped him more jelly bellies, Swedish fish, and peachy penguins after he single handedly ate the entire previous shipment. At least this time he decided to share...

When we went to visit people in other parts of the war zone to see how they were holding up, we were confronted with this...

and this...

and this...

We are praying for passage for everyone, if only because candy and cookies are marked up 200% or so in February b/c of Valentine's Day...


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bar Takers, FishWatch Resort to Alcoholism...

Apparently, the time has come to hit the bottle (or can). Last night, after a miserable day of same old, same old, DK took off and soon walked back into the study area with two pint-sized cans of beer. "Who are those for," we asked. "Me," he responded. "You and...," we continued. "No, no...just me," said DK. And he was not kidding:

"Maybe recording statutes aren't so boring after all..."

Real Bar Takers of Genius drink Bud Light.

We soon followed his lead, but went for PBR while JH opted for the "keg can" of Heineken. But the beer, snacks and utter boredom soon took their toll on our workspace...

At least it looks like we are working hard - obvs that is what is most important....

Monday, July 21, 2008

NY Practice Essay #23402390293 Graded Answer

Name: FishWatch Essay Question: #23402390293
B-Bri ID: 24601 Grader Number: 666

Essay Grade: 2 and 1/2


The issue is whether FW will survive this week. (1/2 - you may also want to raise the issue of breaking out or not being able to sleep.)

In New York, people who sit in one place, complain non stop, eat constantly and fall asleep on the carpet under the desk often don't survive. (1/2 - The rule is also that excessive iced coffee intake also leads to a lack of survival.)

In this case, FW has sat in one place for hours, complained incessantly, eaten an entire box of trader joe's wheat thins that were not even his, and fallen asleep under the desk leaving carpet burns on his face. (1 point - OK analysis, but needs more.)

Thus, it is likely he will not survive this week. (1/2 point - HOW? Explain this here.)

Grader Comments: More IRAC. Be better at spotting issues.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Looney Tunes...

If last night's post is any indication, many of us have gone nutzo. If you need further proof, please take a look at the board in the room we and JH have camped out in. We have paid homage to P.Franz (despite realizing that she didn't really help us that much on property since we understand 0 of it, and in fact confused us on something as simple as cashing a check), and also left some property to Pizza Box, with a future interest in Joe's Pizza. Go ahead and categorize the interests, if you can.

Please Send Help.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

FishWatch Style Exclusive: Who Wore It Best?

Some people take these last weeks to mean they are allowed to wear sweats and matching velor track suits. But some chic Bar takers and FishWatch readers know you have to dress for the MBE score you want!

We asked 100 people in the Law Libes, Who Wore It Best?

Charlize tied her B-bri ID with a bow by Galliano for Dior at the 2006 Oscars....

But SL went for a simpler look, and
bowed her ID with the B-bri Lanyard, pairing it with a sparkly silver vest.

Mary Kate paired her B-bri Gallon Bag with a black long sleve mini and clunky silver...

But CH paired hers with Think Coffee and a pink mini, matching her ID inside!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Carbs, Beer, Mawwage, Divorce...

How many cookies did you people eat during class today? Don't lie to us. As we said, anything goes during Bar prep, and so we had about 4 kosher black and white ones and 2 and 1/2 chocolate chip ones and were tempted to fill the gallon bag with the leftovers on the way out, but resisted.

At the beginning of class, regional regional assistant director E.Fine said that we are going to have the best vacation of our lives in August, even if it only involves our backyard, a keg, and a straw. Did this sound amazing to anyone else? We might just rearrange our August plans.

Additionally, all this talk of "registry" and "children" really did make us want to find a husband, go to Williams Sonoma with the bar code gun, and draft our very own New York Times Wedding Announcement. We texted JF to see if she wanted to register too, but she noted that no one was going to want to get engaged to people in danger of failing the Bar.

Finally, we are so happy we are caught up to speed on divorce since we plan to push for the clinical law program here to start a celebrity divorce clinic, and hire us as clinic fellow. Will keep you posted.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Depression, BDP, Bankers, etc.

Did anyone notice the "Supporting Student Learning, Overcoming Depression" seminar that happened right next door to our B-Bri classroom last month? We just noticed the sign today:

This seems very appropriate and also conveniently located. Too bad we were still beaching it and taking things easy back on June 21st. Had this seminar been held this week, however, we would certainly have attended since the panic and depression have really set in.

This weekend we were pretty close to Brokedown Palace (BDP) mode as we reviewed our outlines right before doing practice qs and still got them all wrong. On Friday we almost lost it when at dinner at BLT Burger, we were reviewing Corps flashcards, and some douchey banker types who were talking about risk allocation turned to us and said sarcastically, "your conversation is really scintillating, what the F are you doing." We are sorry, we were not CHOOSING to talk finance on a Friday night, unlike you people, so don't mock us. We then asked them a question about stock record dates and they got it wrong, so we felt better. Also the fries and double milkshake (with whipped cream) made us feel better (as JH says, you can eat anything you want during Bar prep).

The next two weeks are going to be dark people, so prepare yourself. Anyone who did attend the above seminar, please chime in with helpful tips.

Friday, July 11, 2008

PFranz Doesn't Read The Blogs, FishWatch Dies Inside...

Sad news! PFranz admitted that "there are blogs...and websites," but added that "she doesn't read them." We died. Luckily, she did admit that she hears about them, so we retain hope that her entourage informs her of the love FishWatch and its fan(s) have been bestowing upon her.

Anyone who can find the blog that says a kitten dies everytime she sings gets a free P-Franz T-shirt, pictured, as we plan to have a full on blogger war with said blog.

Also, as we went to grab some food, we were attacked by a pack of wild, ferocious poodles! We kid you not (photos below!). Alas, there were only 3 of them, and Mad FIFI3 just doesn't have that same ring to it, so we didn't even practice our pneumonic...

En route towards FishWatch, planning their "real defenses" attack.

Post-Attack, but they forgot the fourth "I," Insolvency...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sorry for the Lack of Posts But That "Fear" That They Said Would Come Actually Did Come...

As you all know by now, the Javtiz Center is a dump. We are basically taking the Bar at a glorified bus terminal with three different climate zones in one room (on our walk to the bathroom from our seat, we had to remove 3 layers, and of course put them back on during the walk back).

What you did not know was that not all "Exits" at the Javitz Center are actually "Exits." Like the one ND, JH and we walked out of during the lunch break on Sunday. When we went out of the door marked with a big "Exit" sign, we entered what seemed to be the aftermath of nuclear war, where only roaches and aspiring lawyers could survive. When we continued walking, we, and all the other lemmings we followed, realized we were trapped! See, e.g., infra:

False Imprisonment? We think yes.

Can you imagine if this was actual Bar day? These people would be SHRIEKING in anger and stress.

Luckily our beach diet finally paid off, and we were able to escape. Others were not so lucky...

After bombing the fake MBE, we followed regional regional director guy's advice, and went to the bar he suggested to go to, with many lovely F.U. friends. Best part - regional regional director guy showed up, and we met him in person! It was kind of like finally meeting Pierre Capretz from the French in Action videos in college...

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Pets, Cemeteries, but NOT Pet Cemeteries...

It is not everyday something you learn at B-Bri is actually on the front page of the NYTimes only hours later...

Helmsley’s Fortune May Go to the Dogs
In addition to $12 million Leona Helmsley left to her pet Maltese, Trouble, she left instructions that a trust valued at $5 billion to $8 billion be used to benefit dogs.

MPQ1 Takes Vacay, Fogets Sunscreen...

MPQ1 had a really nice and relaxing weekend at the beach house -- he got along really well with his housemates and even got in some quality pool time. He is pretty sad to be back, but at the same time is hoping to start feeling useful at some point this week, since he really has had nothing to do over the past week or so. Here are some pics of his weekend that he asked us to share.

Looking out at the beach, hoping to catch a glimpse of small birds or maybe even a deer.

"New York Essay Testing Volume is so jealers right now."

"Hey Guys! Watch this, watch this!"

Luckily there are no cars on the Island so he didn't have to worry about drinking and driving.

With us, however, the housemates were less forgiving. "The test is in September, right?" "No, actually it's at the end of July," we said. "Ooooooo, yikes" they responded.

Not exactly what we wanted to hear.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Spread Wills, Not Disease.

This news came into our inbox this morning, just in time for Pride.

According to a new city Health Department study, one in four adults in New York City has genital per stirpes.

Twenty-six percent of citizens who live in the five boroughs are walking around with per stirpes, a full 7 percent above the natural average. Here in NYC, the rate is even higher among FU Law Students, BBri Administrators, and gay men. (If any of you are all three, good luck to you).

Be safe this Pride Weekend, y'all. We are off to the beach. Again. (Failure).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

FishWatch Wills Hypo 34a

During the Wills Lecture, JH writes out a Will for FishWatch on one of 3 of FishWatch's bananas (we get hungry, OK?), stating the following, "I leave JH my pressure cooker." He then forces FitchWatch to initial the Will, whispering forcefully (so as not to disturb people actually paying attention) "just do it, I will leave you my Kitchen Aid mixer." FW resists, but not too forcefully, since he does really want said mixer. Two witnesses sign after JH points out FW's signature to them. See diagram below:

JH then has FishWatch write out a Will for him on a Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheet, saying "I leave Fishwatch my uhm-pire red Kitchen Aid Standing Mixer," signs it, and has two witness sign too. See below.

JH then asks for another Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheet. Reluctant at first, FishWatch notices some shine on JH's nose and acquiesces. JH then secretly writes, "I Hereby Revoke Will #1!!!" and signs it. Below the signature, he writes, "I leave my standing mixer and Fee Simple to J.F." as shown below.

FishWatch then dies of boredom. What result?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

At Least Someone Is Making Use of These Things...

We just spent a few minutes walking around the clinic offices looking for someone to bother, when we came across a brilliant use of the legal size NY Outline book that some of us (mostly us) have yet to crack open. I vaguely remember Regional Regional Director person telling us on Day One that the book won't really be that useful to us, but now I am convinced since it seems very comfortable as a base for random computer screens...

Please let us know if you have found other such uses for these books as reduce/reuse/recycle should be the theme of all of our lives during these green times.

Notice the blank screen. Is that FishWatch we see on the taskbar?

These screens are equipped with the ability to increase the height, but why
use that feature when B-bri books are so much more aesthetically pleasing?
Also, that IS FishWatch on the taskbar! Caught.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Apologies, Beach, No Work, Carbs...The Usual.

Many, many apologies for the delay, but the “day off” on Thursday really messed us up. What did y’all do with your day off? We inaugurated our pressure cooker and made dal and also packed for our weekend trip to the beach. A few thoughts:

  • Did anyone go to “Essay Advantage?” We know you did, so spill, and tell us what kind of people attended.
  • “Studying” at the beach is very, very difficult. As always, we brought every single book we could carry and got through approximately 1-2 pages. We did bring the Yellow testing book this time, which went very well with our new green hand me down Vilebrequin, but is now full of sand in addition to its un-annotated pages.
  • When you go away for the weekend, you take it as license to eat every single carbohydrate in sight. We are not kidding, on Saturday, we had 2 bagels, a Buttercup bakery cupcake, a donut, and 2-3 of those Levain bakery cookies that are purposefully undercooked on the inside. That was in addition to the 2 shrimp baskets and fried clams. We can only wonder what JH and JF ate on their respective weekend trips, but silence is basically an admission in this matter, so we assume the worst.
  • In other news, today we went to the afternoon class (um, we actually had things to do this morning), and noticed a few gems. Apparently VH214 Afternoon Session has a “Bar Mustache Club,” in the same vein as November Beard Club, or other such facial hair oriented organizations. We imagine they are growing them out until July 31st. Three men sit in the back and stroke said mustaches in unison for the entire lecture, and we are seriously thinking of joining them.
  • Some preppy girls in front of us today apparently know a “John Smith” who imputes “unchastity” to women, and simultaneously suffers from a loathsome disease, as anytime Potty Mouth Torts Prof used John Smith in a hypo in the abovementioned categories, they looked at each other and started laughing uncontrollably.
  • It’s really defamation to say someone is gay in New York? Um, we are screwed (see Wednesday’s post). Luckily, as we learned, truth is a defense, and we have that handy chart to offer into evidence, which should meet a clear and convincing, or at least preponderance of the evidence standard.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Now This Blog Is Not Interested in Outing People, but Izzy and George was Just Too Much...

We, like you were bored to tears the last 3 days in K. We, unlike you, however, made a helpful comparison chart in case you were wondering if D.Sokols was really a gay man in disguise. Behold...



  • Mention of “wife”
  • Fascination with Dr. House and his Houses
  • Bad Haircut (did you notice the two little squiggly things coming down his forehead?)
  • Fascination with Desparate Housewives, (including odd joke about being in the shower with Eva Longoria-Parker, the kind we would have made in High School/First two year of college (yes it took us that long, ok?))
  • Hypo with Tiger Woods (pg 47) (gays don’t care for sports)
  • Hypo with Derek Jeter (pg 47) (gays know Mariah’s exes)
  • Use of Xena, Warrior Princess in a Hypo (apparently the straights and lesbians heart her)
  • Use of Ashlee, Fantasia, and Bjork in Hypos (pp 18, 48)
  • Constant use of Opie and Goober (did gays even know about the Andy Griffith Show?)
  • Use of Tori in a Hypo (Clearly Tori Spelling – the gays loved 9-0 and Absolutely Tori) (pg 47)
  • Mispronunciation of “Beyon-seh”
  • Said “Beyon-seh” in a really gay way.
  • Bad shirt and tie combo
  • Clear fascination with interior design (Martha’s decorating, antique rugs, Van Gough portraits).
  • Use of Comic Book Characters
  • Use of Batman and Robin (along with innuendo about them living together – another attempt at the use of gay humor to “pass.”)

  • Constant reference to Bravo TV – PR (Heidi, Michael Kors), Top Chef (Tom and Dale, pg 10), and Queer Eye (Thom).

Monday, June 16, 2008

We've Gotta Get These Mothaf*ckin Bar Review Books off this Mothaf*ckin Plane...

It is amazing how much attention your Multi State Questions Practice Questions Volume 1 (MPQ1) book gets you during domestic travel. This morning we woke up in a southern red state, packed our bag, and set off for the airport, MPQ1 in hand. When we went through security, we got an "oh wow, that's a big book" from the TSA person. Worried she was perceiving it as a threat, we gave the book it's own bin, much like our laptop and sent it through the machine.

As we sat doing practice questions outside the gate (yes we know regional regional director guy told us to practice perfectly, not during transit), we noticed many eyes looking our way, wondering what this big green volume was that was engrossing us so, and both loved and feared all the attention.

As we sat down in 10C, continuing with evidence set 1 (OK that is a lie, we are WAY farther behind than that), we noticed a cute southern boy making his way down the aisle. "Wouldn't it be nice if he were in 10D," we thought to ourselves. Lo(han) and behold, he stood next to us and said "ex-cyoosee me," as we rose to let him in to sit by the window.

"Whatchya stud-yin," he asked, in a sweet southern drawl as his blue eyes peered over the set of questions.

"Oh, we are taking the Bar exam this summer."

"[Redacted Southern State] or New Jersey," he asked (we were flying into Newark, so we forgive him).

"Actually New York," we responded.

"Oh, I hear that is a hard one. I took a law class once, it was fun, but not for me."

"And what do you do?"

"I am an accountant," he said.

"Oh, well at least you are of a learn-ed profession, and get the benefit of the statutes of limitations for any malpractice you may commit." OK, we didn't say that, but were impressed we remembered. We returned to our studying.

Upon landing in Newark, some lawyer looking people on the AirTrain looked over at us and literally pointed and laughed.

An old man at the NJ Transit stop said to us out of the blue, "Good luck on the exam."

At this point, it was getting ridiculous, so we were quite glad to go straight to a place where we blended in just fine - the afternoon session of B-bri.

We knew it was going to be much more chill than the AM when we walked in and Tiger Woods was on the screen playing a round at Torey Pines instead of the draconian cell phone warning (which might be why 2 cell phones went off during the K lecture). But it was confirmed when people walked in late and none of the administrators yelled at them for their Passes. Also, no one minded when we ate the v. intense Indian lunch mom packed for us this morning.

That being said, the lack of crazyness in the room meant we took 0 notes and learned nothing about K. Back to the am grind tomorrow, where we hope the bottled up anxiety and will inspire us to carry MPQ1 out to Beige tomorrow night. See all of you there - just bring the yellow book please so we don't look too matchy matchy.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Bar Studying Is Much Harder (Slash More Fun) After 2/3 of a Bottle of Wine...

We interrupt this intense studying weekend to report on one of the more bizarre evenings of our lives. We are currently in a southern (red) state where our parents live. Our mom said to us when we landed, “You and I are going to a dinner party at my new friend’s house tonight.” We (of course) said we could do nothing this weekend except study, eat her food, and go to Marshall’s and Ross Dress for Less for deeply discounted clothing and shoes. But she insisted, saying that gays would be there. “Gays? Here?” we responded. She nodded enthusiastically. We gave in.

And gays there were. Two gay couples in fact, about our mom’s age. We were fascinated and thrilled. The hostess was a lovely woman who grew up first in a small Jewish community in Calcutta followed by a small Jewish community in Beverly Hills, who at one point screamed, "Can I help it if I love my gay friends?" On the other hand, she liked to call Obama an anti-Semite, which we gays did NOT like, and we all fought back in between the risotto and churrasco with chimichurri. Also present was a straight (married) interior designer, who kept talking to us about “chicks” and how we must be loving NYC cause there are so many of them there and that we should redesign our apartment in dark tones and clean lines to lure them in. Really?

Everyone said the F word a lot and drank heavily (and asked about the Bar and whether we were taking a class!). Our mom, of course, embarrassingly brought up our a cappella past, which the gays loved. At the end of the night, Gay #3 said that he and Gay #4 had to leave since they had yoga in the morning and Gay #1 said that he and Gay #2 had to make brunch for their friend with whom they did a lot coke in the 70s. (Reminder, this was all in front of our Mom, who is drunk after a 1/2 glass of zinfindel). The hostess pointed out that Obams did a lot of coke. “And so we heart him,” the gays said on the way out.

Yes, yes, we know it is Father’s Day, but this post is basically to give a huge shout out to Mom, who has somehow moved out of the New York area and down south only to become a fag-hag. And so we heart her.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Week 4 (OMG Week 4?) In Review...

  • We were victimized by the emerging competitive spirit (they did tell us to adopt First Year Mentality, no? Some people took it to heart).

Other Thoughts:
  • Does anyone else think M.Simms (Evidence, Crim) is kind of hot? Also he has 5 kids. Do you prefer "DILF" or "FILF"? He became less good looking though, when he told us today to stop slacking off (Monday maybe?)
  • His accents, though, need some coaching. Maybe PFran can help. Also, one should never joke about Lindsay Lohan dying (Hypos 43-44, Dead Man's Statute). We are thinking he will be played by Eric Bana in "B-Bri, the Movie Musical."
  • Leo Lakin (NY Essay Workshop) needs to start drinking with a straw since that slurping pop sound when he sips his water is truly gross. Also, did anyone catch his fingers up in the air whenever he said a number? "6" required two hands, which, thankfully for us meant he was not drinking water for that brief moment. Leo reminded us that this exam is in seven (two hands in the air people!) weeks, which prompted our room to start booing. (Power to the people). He will, as JH pointed out, be played by John McLaughlin of the McLaughlin Group in his first acting role.
  • On a side note, DK texted us from the beach this morning where he was purportedly "studying" and "doing practice problems." Hate.
  • We are off to Mom and Dad's (no where near the beach) tomorrow morning to lock ourselves in a room for 48 hours and start learning the law, (with food breaks every 1-2 hours, of course). We will try our best to catch up since we are getting sort of tired of lying to CH every time he asks us if we are up to speed. Wish us luck.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Next Thing You Know People Will Be Stealing Our MPQ1 Book

We know that only two days ago, we said “we are all in this thing together,” but the past 48 hours have made us reconsider. Somehow a competitive spirit has emerged, and we are not pleased.

Just the other day, we went with some peeps to the gross (slash delicious) Diner near our downtown B-bri location, and ordered the Turkey Burger (Deluxe, natch). When the burgers arrived, we were sad to see that we got the gross ends of the tomato, while RS got nice big central pieces. He eyed his pieces but proceeded to eat his burger without them. When we asked if we could have his, he raised his eyebrow and said “sure,” which we thought was very nice of him. Only when we returned to the Libes did we read on the internets that tomatoes now have salmonella! We can only assume that RS tried to inflict us purposefully with tomato ‘nella (ay ay ay) so we become dreadfully ill and can no longer study for the Bar.

JH has also been caught up in the competitive spirit of the last 48 hours. He has started making flashcards, but has purposefully handwritten them extremely sloppily so as to prevent us from ever being able to read them or make any use of them. Additionally, he has made many muffins over the last few days but has only shared one with us so as to prevent us from being able to pay attention during the lecture because we are so starving all the time. We also now are starting to think that his and JF’s push to get us to blog again is simply an attempt to distract us from the famed "paced program."

We hope these acts of betrayal and backstabbing soon end as we really need all the support, encouragement, and non-tomato ‘nella infested snacks we can get at this point.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


We all knew it would happen. Back during finals when we complained about how our dermatologist could not prevent the "finals pimple," a friend who has been through all this said to us, "Oh, just wait until the Bar – your skin will get extra special." And so begins our continuing segment, BarPimpleWatch2008.

BarPimpleWatch sadly begins at home, since we had our first bout with BarPimples (plural!) last week. Luckily they arrived JUST in time for our 5th Year College Reunion, the point of which, by the way, is to show everyone how much you have improved since college. (Yeah, that didn't happen for some of us, but at least our de-provement was just external and also didn't involve methamphetamines).

Also, our BarPimples provided a nice topic of conversation for some people. Behold:

FW: Hello [Redacted]! Great seeing you.
[Redacted]: OMG great to see you too.

(FW and [Redacted] engage in the "where are you, what are you up to" talking points.)

Enter AR, friend of FW.

[Redacted]: Hey AR!
AR: Hey…youuuuuuuuu (clearly not remembering [Redacted]).
[Redacted]: How are you? Great to see you.
AR: Yeah. (Searching for something to say). FW, you have pimples!
FW: Thanks.

Exeunt AR.

JF also texted us last week informing us of her first BarPimple, so it is not unique to downtown locations. She also said she is planning a Note topic examining the rise in Accutane prescriptions and ProActiv orders within a 5 mile radius of B-Bri locations in June and July over the last five years. We wish her well.