About Me

name: Beanie
age: 35
email: bbbeans@yahoo.com


Book: New York by Edward Rutherfurd

Music: 1999 by Prince

Mood: The current mood of bbbeans@yahoo.com at www.imood.com


Teahouse Blossom
May It Please The Court
Blonde Justice
Ernie The Attorney
Lessig Blog
Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground
Jeremy's Weblog
Begging The Question
The Neutral Zone Trap
the imbroglio
Biting Tongue
Peanut Butter Burrito
Legal Quandary
In It But Not Of It
A New Duck
Just Playin'
Res Ipsa Eloquent
How Appealing
Lag Liv
Law v. Life
Lowering the Bar
Bag and Baggage
The Uncivil Litigator
Will Work For Favorable Dicta


Divine Angst
Frequent Citations
Magic Cookie
Knocked Up (and in Law School)
Mommy on the Floor
Thanks, But No Thanks
Law Ingenue
No. 634
think like a woman. act like a man.


the underwear drawer
Do Not Overmix
Little Lost Robot
Overheard in the Office


Truth Laid Bear
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Screaming Bean
Monday, January 30, 2006

I've been working on my knowledge of the law for the Bar Exam. I guess it finally hit me today I'm running out of time again. I think I can say I felt panic today. I'm not sure that I will do any better this time than I did last time, and that worries me. I'm studying differently this time than last, and I'm not sure if it invokes any more confidence this time around. I have 4 major MBE subjects under my belt at this point, and I hope I can get my essays up to par, but I just don't know. I best stop typing about this now, I'm starting to feel nauseous. Later gators.

Friday, January 27, 2006

In watching the news tonight I was shocked to hear that today is the 20th anniversary of the Challenger shuttle explosion. How old do I feel now? I got to thinking about it and I remember exactly where I was when I heard about this. I was in 6th grade. I was in Science class. We were in the lab that day so we weren't watching the launch. Back then it had become so regular that classes hardly ever watched the launches anymore. When the bell rang to change classes, we filed out only to be met in the hallway by people from other classes telling us that the shuttle had exploded. Now I didn't put alot of stock in my fellow 11 year olds' take on news stories of the moment, so I can't say I really believed it when I heard. However, when the PA system came on and informed us all that the shuttle had in fact exploded, the halls grew very quiet. If I remember correctly they sent us home early that day. I just remember watching it on TV over and over again. I still hold my breath when they get to that part of the launch. Where were you?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

How can you get sick if you don't leave home? I got sick in a major way two days ago. Went from little sniffles the night before to full blown flu-like symptoms complete with the chills, fever, aches, a full head cold...the works. I've pretty much been in bed until today. I'm still sniffly, but at least I can control my body temperature. Great way to lose weight though. I figure I've only taken in about 500 calories the each of the last two days, so I'm down about 5 lbs. Woo! Now if I could do that without looking like death I'd be on to something.

Monday, January 23, 2006

I used to count frozen food. I also counted non-frozen food. When you work in inventory control, you count things. I worked for a very large food service company in their warehouse. I worked with Teamsters. And honestly, it was one of the best job experiences I've had. I was well respected, skilled at my job, and really didn't mind the cold that much. I had a snowsuit. For a college job, I only worked 4 hours a day, and I used to get alot done. And did I mention the free food? Vendors would come in and try out the new products on the entire plant, and even being a part-timer they'd invite me too. For Thanksgiving I got a free turkey and a pumpkin pie. For my birthday we thawed a full restaurant cheesecake. And no, the spouse and I didn't meet at that job. In fact the front end job and my job were approximately a decade apart. So our meeting is another story all together.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

While I promise to tell you the story of counting frozen food, I found someone to tag with the meme after all! My spouse, who currently does not have a blog decided to take up the flag and come up with a list. So here, for the first time...Beanie's spouse and the list!


Four Jobs (paid professional positions):
* Supermarket Front End Service Personnel
* Computer Lab Monitor
* Mechanical Engineer
* Product Development Engineer

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
* Star Wars - Any
* Once Upon a Time in China
* Laputa - "Castle in the Sky"
* Indiana Jones - Any

Four Places I've Lived:
* Binghamton, NY
* Coral Springs, FL
* Ithaca, NY
* Our First House

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch:
* Star Trek - The Next Generation
* My Name is Earl
* Highlander
* The Muppet Show

Four Places I've been on Vacation:
* Orlando, FL
* Portland, Maine
* Antigua, BWI
* Stratton Mountain, VT

Four Websites You Visit Daily:
* Yahoo and Yahoo Finance
* Google and Google News
* Screaming Bean
* Jayski's (During Racing Season)

Four of My Favorite Foods:
* Lasagna
* Cake
* Donuts
* Sushi (never would have put that 4 years ago...)

Four Places I'd Rather Be:
* Westchester, NY - Didn't say I could afford it there...
* In a castle on the Rhine in Germany
* Portland, Oregon (Never been, but sounds like a good place from what I hear)
* The everpresent: where's its warmer

Four Albums I Can't Live Without:
* Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
* Exit Stage Left - Rush
* Rust in Peace - Megadeth
* Back in Black - AC/DC

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

For the first time in my blogging existence I've been tagged by Divine Angst for the four meme...so here goes:


Four Jobs (paid professional positions):
* Frozen Food Counter
* Bank Teller
* Bookkeeper
* Paralegal

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over (This is rather difficult since I don't watch a ton of movies...not the patient sort):
* Empire Strikes Back
* Spirited Away
* The Sound of Music
* The Blues Brothers

Four Places I've Lived (I'm Anonymous-like remember?):
* My Parents' House
* Our First Apartment
* Our Second Apartment
* Our First House

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch:
* Rome
* X-Play
* Battlestar Galactica
* Miami Ink

Four Places I've been on Vacation:
* Los Angeles, CA
* Outer Banks, NC
* Antigua, BWI
* Stratton Mountain, VT

Four Websites You Visit Daily:
* NYTimes
* YahooMail
* The Majority of Blogs on my website
* Google

Four of My Favorite Foods:
* Sushi
* Dim Sum
* Enchiladas
* Tapioca Pudding

Four Places I'd Rather Be:
* At Work Somewhere
* The golf course...any golf course
* Somewhere not snowy or cold
* Japan

Four Albums I Can't Live Without (Albums? People actually have these now?):
* Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
* Ten Summoners Tales by Sting
* On The Ropes by Mint Royale
* The Singles 1992-2003 by No Doubt

Four People to Tag:
Seeing as how I haven't been tracking too closely who hasn't seen this one already, feel free to jump on the meme bandwagon. Don't end this with me.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

My car used to have air horns. This is a very important aspect of my car as well as important part of my defensive driving. At some point this last week one of the horns has given up the ghost. Whether this is from overuse or just a quirk of electrics we'll never know. I must say though I was not the last person to use the horn in its original condition. Either way, it no longer works. Instead of a neck snapping blast it instead goes "twee". My car should never go "twee". "Twee" gets you no where. "Twee" does not invoke fear. "Twee" doesn't invoke anything but hilarity...if they hear it. I hadn't driven in a couple days and had put out of my mind the condition of the horns. I went to buy some food for dinner. I got cutoff in the parking lot by an ass in a Jetta. I blew my horn. It went "twee." I think he may have laughed. I was not amused. This will not stand.

Monday, January 16, 2006

I'd like to thank the Domino's Pizza delivery driver who rang the doorbell of my home at 12:16am this morning even though we hadn't ordered any pizza and had gone to bed over an hour and half prior. You scared the hell out of me and confused the hell out of my spouse. Waking someone out of a sound sleep to tell them that someone's at the door tends to do that. Of course, watching CSI at the time probably didn't help my nerves either. And now I want pizza.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

I went today and I stayed the entire time. No, I was not bound to the chair with ropes, I stayed of my own volition. It wasn't a bad use of my time. Everyone was pretty straight forward about the reasons to be there and that this was a doable prospect. We got sessions on approaching multiple choice questions as well as debating the appropriate way to diagram an essay. Oh, and there was pizza. That's always a bonus. I sort of wish I had had this last time. I'm not sure it'll do me all that much good but it seems like another gun in the arsenal. Oh and donuts. Donuts always make things better.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Tomorrow's the first day of the classes at school. I'll be going in with my head held high and a spring in my step. I'll also being packing my own study materials, because if this turns out to be a total bust I'll be spending my afternoon in the library. I've already thrown down the gauntlet on a couple things. If there's even a hint of condescension out of anyone running the show I'm out of there. If any mention of class standing having bearing on the Bar results, I'm so out of there. There are a few things that will not abide. Call me hard headed, but I know what the writing on the wall is, and I don't need to hear it again. And believe me Fresh...if I didn't have to drive myself down there tomorrow morning I would be drunk off my butt, because honestly I think I learn better that way.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

It's official. Beanie is a loser. Why? Because the school sent me a letter telling me as much. Now having known about this Bar Exam thing since November, I hadn't really given much thought to the school since I can't get a job and I'm not retaking a review class. However, the school finally figured out that in fact I am a loser and told me that I have been "invited" to a seminar with all my loser friends. They made the point of telling me that everyone "invited" had in fact not passed a Bar Exam or two or many. Wow, news flash, eh? I'll go I suppose. I can't say I'm looking forward to the condescension of a few professors who passed years ago telling us that in fact someday we may pass as well, but it's free. And here I had come to terms with what I'm up against. Thanks for reminding me of my status. It means so much.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Yes, I watched the Orange Bowl last night. All nearly 5 hours of the sucker. And it burned out any want to watch the Rose Bowl tonight. Going in I can't say I had any strong feelings about it one way or another...it would have been nice to see FSU win only because PSU was so heavily favored. And so I watched, and watched, went to bed, watched in bed, watched some more, nearly fell asleep a couple times, watched bad kicking, watched it go into overtime, watched some more bad kicking, watched another overtime...you get the picture. By the 2nd overtime I could have given a damn who actually won the sucker, I just wanted it over. It wasn't terribly stellar football, I kept expecting to watch band members start passing out in the stands due to the heat...what the hell is with the Navy-looking uniforms for the Penn State band? By the third go around the crowd shots of bleary eyes and stifled yawns was more fun than the game. Why didn't I change the channel? Cause I had watched that much freakin football that I had to see it to the end...that and I really had no better thing to do.