Friday, June 03, 2005

I'm famous....in a bad way, part I

This is such a weird series of events, I'm not even sure where to start. Deep breadth.

Okay, backstory - I read A Girl Walks into a Bar (Exam) written by a fellow-toiler who will take the CA Bar in July. A chiquita named Heather has commented a few times on that blog, and I thought that she might be taking the CA Bar review in the same location as me.

Recently, Chai commented on my blog. I decided to peruse her blog, since she is yet ANOTHER fellow toiler. (By the way, she picked a FABULOUS template ;) ) On her BlogList, I see someone named Heather...could it be? What are the chances? Hmmm...THIS Heather is also taking the CA Bar....also reads Girl Walks into a Bar. I think we have a winner. Who woulda thought, right? What a crazy small world!

Yeah, no, it's just getting good.

I scroll through Heather's posts and find this one :

The girl in front of me today had with her on the first substantive day of bar/bri: a stack of no less than 75 hand-made contracts flash cards made with two types of pens, two-hole punched and stacked neatly inside a plastic index-card sized 'binder'; and a separate note-pad to take notes that she couldn't fit on the outline she was filling in and highlighting with multiple colors.

Um...
  • I brought a stack of flashcards (and filled out the first 10 with the reading we did that morning),
  • I just bought an index card binder,
  • I had a little notepad in addition to my outline,
  • I highlight the BarBri outline with two colors.

That's right, folks - I managed to paddle myself through the Interwebs to a post ABOUT ME, and more importantly ABOUT HOW GEEKY I AM.

Thank you, thank you - you've been a great audience. I'm here all week.

P.S. - I went through some denial where I thought it could be some other school supply-obsessed person, but no - in a quick volley of comments, Heather and I established that I was, in fact, the object of her geek scorn.

P.P.S - I met Heather today - this could be the start of a beautiful friendship. Isn't this the most hilarious "how we met" story?

10 comments:

suitablegirl said...

you know...most of us start blogging and ramp up very slowly, hopeful posts every few days that no one reads, comments dashed here and there, gleefully getting on someone's blogroll etc.

YOU start a blog and suddenly it's six degrees of deepa maisnon. people are writing about you. YOU are writing about people writing about you. yowza.

it's so meta, i'm light-headed. when i fall out of my shower and crack my head open on the toilet, i'll curse you, thanks. ;)

:+:

to frites we go!

shell said...

I thought this kind of thing only happens in movies. What are the odds? *LOL* One thing is for sure - you are both detail-orientated people.

Chai said...

hahah! you are (in)famous Maisnon! I think that was the best "how we met" story ever!

it is a small world..

Now to BarBri class on a friekin' Saturday morn'.

Manish said...

I live for these coin key dinks.

vurdlife said...

Dont go crazy with the flashcards and all, overgeekiness will kill you on the bar.

Oh and remember to take PMBR and go over all the answers twice. It is 100x better for the multistate than barbri.

Chick Pea said...

hehe... geeky? i'm a doctor and still studying like mad.. on this lovely sundy.. residency training SUCKS... at least after the bar you're done.. i'm geekier and nerdier than you :)...

best of luck...

maisnon said...

vurdlife: Thanks for the conseil. I'm taking the 3 day PMBR. I'm a geek, but I'm not a freak - usually. Once I find my feet, I'll be pretty Zen.

Chick Pea: Oh no you d'int! I should challenge you to some kind of geek off ;) After the Bar, I'll just be chained to my desk working rather than studying.

Plus Ça Change, Plus C'est La Même Chose

Chick Pea said...

hehe..
i'll be studying my arse off for the rest of my life...

no joke...

my specialty isn't the typical pediatric/ internal medicine....

what the hell was i smoking?

Heather said...

Hi! It's a serious drag not having a computer, but I'm co-opting my friends for a moment.

Well told, my new friend. See you Monday!

jeesho said...

hahah that is too funny that you found a post about yourself:) and you're a good sport about it! funny how sometimes friends are found!