Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We’re not in Melbourne anymore…

After a year-long hiatus from blogging, I’ve decided to give it another shot as I embark on my next great adventure – law school. I’ve been told repeatedly, by reputable sources, that I will not enjoy this coming adventure nearly as much as I enjoyed the last. Law school, particularly Columbia Law School, is not known for its laid-back style and abundance of marsupials. But I am hoping to learn a lot – in tandem with the required reading a lot – along the way.

Since I’m relatively certain that I won’t have oodles of time to update you on my daily doldrums, I’m thinking that I will use this forum to share interesting tidbits I stumble upon in my legal explorations.

Today, por ejemplo, I looked up numerous words and Latin phrases online – it was creatio ex nihilo kind of cool. I went on to find that the writers of case law insist on using overly complicated diction to make relatively simple points. These are the kind of people who say seafaring transportation vessels when they mean boats. If, in my current state of exhaustion, I could remember any of the words I looked up, I’d share them with you.

Brett Favre came out of retirement today. Again. It just goes to show you that along with his rugged good looks and Hall of Fame arm, the man has Louis D. Brandeis-caliber judgment.

But seriously, with my apologies to Justice Brandeis, what the hell is Favre thinking? If I’m criticizing him, you know something’s awry. But, then again, if this means that he’ll keep shooting Wrangler commercials, some good may come from all of this. And, for the first time since 1992, we’ll get the chance to see if the man can pull off spandex in a color other than green.

With that, I’m signing off for the evening. If I were Walter Cronkite, I’d tell you to “Stay Classy, San Diego,” but we’ve all got a little too much class for that.

N.B. Happy Birthday EEB!