Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Alito is confirmed

Alito is confirmed: the story here.

Pretty cool that Alito was confirmed while I was sitting in my constitutional law class.

I love this guy. Believes in supporting the family as the fundamental unit of society. Brilliant, brilliant man. Supports individual liberties, and balances them with social need. Has given his life to public service, and will be a superb Supreme Court Justice.

A little more about him here.

Monday, January 23, 2006


So today was a perfect day back! I got my tuition paid, I completed all my final registration requirements, I saw all my old buddies, it was all grand. I had my first class at 8:25am (yikes), which was Accounting. We spent half the time talking about the FASB, and I felt like bragging about my Dad working for them. I already understand my Wall Street Journal a little better! Property class was pretty interesting as well. My teachers are doing their best with what could be otherwise boring subjects. Things look promising.

But the biggest development of the day: I GOT A JOB! I got a phone call from the recruiting attorney at Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw, & Bednar, and she offered me a job, which I accepted on the spot. Rosa and I had talked it over beforehand and decided that if I got an offer from them, I should just take it. So I did. Hooray!

The firm is small, and I'll be their only summer clerk. I'll get lots of hands-on experience, and hopefully get some good skills. Now I just have to focus on this semester... back to tonight's homework: reading the Constitution!

Sweet vacation

Rosa and I just got back from our vacation in Utah. Even though it lasted two weeks, it went by like two snaps.

The first week, I spent a lot of time on the computer, working with my team to finish my moot court brief. I also sang in my mother's lesson in Church, and Rosie accompanied me. We had a joint birthday-party for Mom, Dad, Rosa, and Mark, who all have January birthdays! I had a job interview with a small firm, Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw, & Bednar. It was just lunch and a short interview, but I had a good time. The people there were really friendly, and I think it went well. We visited Provo a couple times, helping the BYU a cappella groups prepare for the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella, which we then attended that Saturday. Our groups, Vocal Point and Noteworthy, took first and second respectively. Both will advance to the Semi-final round at Stanford this March. Before going to see the ICCA show, we got together with some of the other Noteworthy alumni, and held the first meeting of the Noteworthy Alumni Association. It was so fun to be with all our old friends! Everyone is still so passionate about the group! It'll be fun to see where things go with the NAA in coming years. I can already tell that these ladies will be able to do so much for the group! We also had a fun triple date with Mark & Laura and my parents, when we went out to see The Nerd, which is one of the funniest plays ever made. One of Rosa's friends from her BYU acting class played the leading role, and it was absolutely hilarious. It was a great week.

The next week proved less eventful, but still extremely enjoyable. Rosie and I sang a duet in Sacrament Meeting, I had another job interview (with Kirton & McConkie), we missed my Dad on his birthday (he was in CT, getting trained by the FASB), we had visits from old BYU friends and old mission buddies, and Noteworthy came to spend the weekend at our house for a Winter retreat. So freakin' cool. It's fun to hear them all sing so well, but it's even more fun to see them really capture the vision of where the group can go.

The trip home was eventful yesterday. We left home late for our flight. When we finally made it to the airport, it was just in time to discover that I had left my wallet on the counter! Mom drove it to us in extreme haste, and I made the plane with literally seconds to spare. Three flights later, we landed in Charlottesville, but our luggage didn't make it. Luckily, this morning it was dropped off, and all is well (except for some broken zippers!).

This would've been more interesting in installments along the way, as opposed to a big sudden unloading of stories, but at least it's all there. Today is the first day of class! Off I go!

Thursday, January 05, 2006


I've been editing my team's Moot Court brief for several hours now. You know your life is dull when a bathroom break seems like a fun change of pace.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

So it's a little after 6pm, and we just got home from church. You see, there are three wards that meet in our building, and there's barely enough parking for one. The ward that comes from very far away (over 45 min) gets the middle of the day spot, so the other two wards swap between really early and really late. So the last four months, we've had church at 8:30am, but we just switched today to 3:10pm! It's weird when you come out of church and it's dark out. We have to remember to turn on our porch light before we leave for church! But at least we get to sleep in... :)

So anyway, happy new year! We thought about not staying up last night, but we got invited to our neighbors' place. We enjoyed a bit of Dick Clark (and Ryan Seacrest) and Martinelli's. 2005 was an excellent year. I graduated from college, went on tour with Vocal Point, started law school, and of course GOT MARRIED. This next year isn't looking as eventful, but maybe that's good. I need a rest after last year. Although who knows. I always seem to get into some kind of mischief.

So Happy New Year to all and to all a... something clever.