Monday, May 19, 2008

Bar Review, Bankruptcy, and Brawling

Those three terms in the title of this post sum up what’s going on in my life right now.

1st) I’ve started studying for the bar and the pile of books I’m trying to tear through is quite intimidating. It’s 11 and a half inches high by 11 inches wide and that width number isn’t even counting the top three books which are 14 inches wide. I highly doubt this process is going to be fun.

2nd) Work is going well, but a little frantic since I have a vacation starting in the middle of this week. I don’t like to blog about work since it’s really not wise to discuss much in the way of legal goings on. But for those of you who are curious I can assure you that this is not the way you declare bankruptcy, even though I wish it were at times:

3rd) I think I’m ready to train at Randy Couture’s gym this week. I’m still overweight, but my cardiovascular conditioning is pretty good since I’ve been running three miles every other day and doing my boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing workout routines as usual. I’m really looking forward to the Jiu-Jitsu classes and just hoping to be able to keep up with the classes in other martial arts that I’ve only practiced on my own.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hopefully this is Not How My Vacation Will End Up

There’s one major flaws with a couple of the great basketball stars of my childhood, their love of gambling. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a puritan here, they can gamble if they like, but Jordan and Barkley always seemed to be pushing the limits a bit with some of the stories I’ve heard both first hand and second hand. Well now comes word that Barkley has been sued by a casino for $400,000 in back gambling debts. It’s not all bad though, some fine people on the internet have already started a collection to help him out.

If you're wondering what kinds of gambling stories I'm talking about just check out these interviews with Chuck on the Dan Lebatard Show. Charles talks about losing $100,000 on the Super Bowl, and here he discusses losing $2,500,000 in a six hour period.

I’m going to Vegas in a few days. I plan to spend a large portion of my time training at Randy Couture’s gym, but if I do wonder into a casino and find myself at the same blackjack table as Charles I’ll be sure to sit in the chair right after his and do the exact opposite of what he does.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Saves You Money

One of the few meat items that I truly craved when I was a vegetarian was chili from Wendy's. It's a far better chili that I would ever expect could come from a fast food place and the price is really good. It's always a staple of my diet when I'm not a vegetarian.

While riding around on business with dad back in middle school and high school we realized that it looked like two small orders of Wendy's chili (at 99 cents each) would be a better buy than getting one large (at a price of $1.98). This very topic came up amongst some friends yesterday and so I decided I'd get the answer once and for all today. Below are the results from my experiment.

First up I zeroed out my scale:

Next I pour in the large order of chili, it weighs 355 grams. That's 355 grams for $1.98. That's a cost of 0.55 cents per gram.

I zero out my scale again.

And the two small chillies poured in. Together they also cost $1.98. Their combined weight is 505 grams. That's a cost of 0.39 cents per gram.

So there you have it. When you're really hungry for Wendy's chili do yourself a favor and order two small chilli's instead of a large. If you were wondering, yes, one major motivation for doing this post was so I'd have an excuse to stockpile some chili for today's lunch and dinner.

After writing out this post I realize that I should probably be studying for the bar right now. But I guess if the law thing doesn't work out I may have a career as a low budget consumer advocate.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

My Vote is as Good as Cast

Like many Americans I'm not completely sold on any of the three major candidates remaining. Luckily now I don't have to be, because a new bipartisan ticket just entered the race, I'm voting Dean/Flair in Woooooo '08

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

So How Does It Feel?

I'm not going to waste our time trying to describe how good it feels to be done with law school. Instead I'll just provide you a visual representation of how good it feels.

Monday, May 05, 2008

May 5th 2008

I'm almost there, in a few hours I'll be done with law school. Hopefully my freedom from law school won't end with an ironic twist like in Sling Blade where it becomes clear that Karl is too accustomed to the insanity of his halfway house to function in the real world anymore. Just to be safe I'm avoiding all sling blades/kieser blades for a few days.