Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ghandi Quote

"I don't reject your Christ. I love your Christ. It's just that so many of you Christians are so unlike your Christ." -- Mahatma Ghandi

Random amusement to keep from writing my paper!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Almost there!

It seemed as if this day would never come, but, indeed, it has. Constitutional Law is quite finished. As I suspected, the test came down to essays about cooperative and dual federalism and the various SC fluctuations over the years as well as a discussion about the development of the doctrine of economic substantive due process, which, interestingly, I found to be the most interesting part of this whole second half of the course.

There has to be some way to say that the concept of economic substantive due process is somehow weaker than regular ol' due process. I would much like it if there were some legal rationale to say, "yes, Congress, you CAN regulate that company, but you may NOT peek into peoples' bedrooms." Hmm. I'm sure such a way exists. But we didn't talk about it in class. No, we didn't talk about interesting things in that class. And there was alot of potential there. Alas.

Anyway, so I am finished with two classes, Research Methods and Con Law, and until the end of the semester have yet to complete a final in Individual and Society, a paper for Health and Illness (which I really forgot about until this moment. scary.), a quiz and (optional) essay for Social Theory, and the exciting paper for Race and Ethnicity.

I had vowed that as soon as I got out of that con law test I would immediatley begin work on the Race and Ethnicity paper (not so worried about the other stuff). But, I've come home to my apartment to find that my first order of business really ought to be to clean.

It continually amazes me how 1)clean my room gets when I have a paper to do, but 2)messy it gets when I have tests to study for. I guess with a paper, I can say, "I simply can't work in this mess!" and convince myself to clean away to keep myself from actually having to write. But, when I'm studying for tests (especially multiple ones), I throw papers everywhere, don't do laundry, have plates and cups and silverware everywhere from the past two days. It's quite gross really.

I can't write a paper in this environment.

Ack. There I go again.

But, seriously, I can't. If I had pictures, I'd show you, 'cause it's worse than it probably has been before--papers, notes, books, all strewn about.

But, as I write this I realize that I am only writing in order to keep from cleaning in order to keep from writing a paper. I am the Queen of Procrastination. Maybe I should put off the cleaning and make myself a crown. Yes, I think that's a good thing to do.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Statement of Purpose

I'm not entirely sure what I'll be putting in this blog at the moment. In my livejournal currently, I've been mostly posting political, sociological stuff anyway recently. So that blog might just die. Who knows. I'll keep it, though, if I feel a random need to rant about something of a more personal nature.

Here, I'll probably put some essays whenever the mood strikes, interesting things I learn in class, links to news articles that seem relevent...

But, regardless of the eventual fate of this blog, at the moment, I'm merely using it as a procrastination tool, to keep me from studying for my constitutional law final.

When that is finally over (on Tuesday), I will go full force into writing my paper for Race and Ethnicity. So, I can expect to start regularly posting sometime after the 2nd of December, when all classes and finals are finished and I can settle into my (ridiculously long--39 days!!) winter break.

Feel free to reply to this, say hi, or something. It would be great to get to know people who don't actually know me in real life and only read my blog out of a sense of obligation to see what's going on in my life (and finding that I don't really talk about it all that much). But, if I know you in real life, please post as well!

First Post!

Well, this is my very first post on this new journal. I'm separating it out from my livejournal, which was getting a little too current events/sociology-ish for some. That's ok. And very understandable. So, this shall be the new home of my rants and ravings and musings about the state of the world!