Friday, July 29, 2005

Breaking radio silence...

So kids, it's over. GOOD things from the past few days:

Hanging out with my friend Kevin - he was my best friend from the summer class last year. I hadn't seen him in a year (!!), so it was fun to have him as my dinner buddy all week. Soon, very soon, I'll be living here and having adventures with him all the time.

Having the bestest bar exam support group EVER! I appreciated all the emails and phone calls, y'all. On site, one of my BarBri crew had her mom stay with her in the hotel. She hooked us up with food and deep breathing exercises at lunch every day. How sweet is that?? AND she took us to Chez Panisse for a late dinner last night. I called her Mom (sorry, Mom.)

I know about ... mmm.... fifteen people in the Bay area, and 12 of them, as it turns out, were taking the Bar in Oakland with me. I ran into nearly every person I summered with, some people who summered in the other Bay area office of the firm, as well as my roomie from last summer and HER friend. Craziness.

Meeting members of the Blawgination! Who sat next to me during the Bar? That's right -
I Fought the Law
. Who did I run into in one of the massive lines for the elevator? Ms. Chai herself. We shared a BIG hug, like long-lost friends. I suppose, in a way, we are - after this craaazy summer. (We had drinks post-Bar, very very fun!) I ran into GG filling up on water before the last day. I'm horrified to admit that I introduced myself as my BLOG NAME, and never gave her my actual name - what is up with that???

But here's the very best thing: this is the first day I have all to myself in a long, long, LONG time. There are no papers to be written, no applications to fill out, no readings that need to be done before class, no second round edits on an article, no cramming for an exam.

I'm just me again.

11 comments:

shell said...

Welcome back! Vous me manquez! I'm glad that it's finally over and you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the summer.

Chai said...

=)

i'm glad you are a "hug person." i needed the hugs and laughter. AND the drinks.

brimful said...

Congrats!

jm said...

Yay! Time to unwind! Of course, our house is such a disaster area that I feel guilty sitting here surfing the net...which is just the way it should be.

CM said...

Congratulations on being done!!!

How did you recognize all those bloggers -- just from their pictures?

Heather said...

yo mais! congrats!

it sounds like oakland was where the party was at. i hope you drank some brewskies up there for me.

maisnon said...

Yeah, I recognized Chai and GG from their pics. I Fought the Law had his last name on his ziploc (what we carried our pencils, pens, etc. in.) His last name is part of his blog address, et voila!

matt said...

It was great sitting next to you for three days. I'm glad you recognized my name. And I now have a whole 'nother blog to read! Woo!

suitablegirl said...

i'm so glad you're done. and that you're eating and sleeping. i miss you SO MUCH. will i see you tomorrow?

p.s. i'm sitting next to chai RIGHT NOW!

G. said...

Hee hee I actually thought maybe Maisnon was your real name, because I was thinking that actually might be a cool name! :D

Maitri said...

Wheeee!!! Congratulations! What are you doing with the rest of your summer?

(I miss summer break. 80 hours of annual leave is poop.)