Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I made it onto a journal!

Monday, I was invited to join the editorial board of the law school's newest journal, the Virginia Law & Business Review. I was also invited to join the older Journal of Law & Politics, but I turned it down today and officially accepted the invitation to join the business journal for a few reasons:
  • substantive law of the journal
  • more chances for managerial positions
  • potential work on an upcoming symposium
  • great staff, superb authors
So the Law & Business Review has me hooked for next year! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

happy birthday to me

I'm 25. Overnight, I just became more responsible. I can finally rent a car, and my insurance goes down! Wahoo!

I had a fabulous day. Not only did my friends and sweet family call me and share their love for me, but my lovely wife decorated our apartment, made me an incredible dinner, and planned several fun games. A perfect birthday! Thanks everyone!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Vocal Point wins Semi-finals!!!

Last night, Vocal Point competed against seven other excellent ensembles in the Western Semi-finals of the International Championship of Collegiate Acappella, and they won! This confirms their repeated claim of being "one of the top six a cappella groups in the nation," and means they get to compete in the international finals April 29 in New York City!!! Congratulations, boys!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

I love to see the temple

For the first time in a while, Rosa and I were both free during the same 8-hour period, so we decided to take advantage of that rarity and make a trip to visit the temple today. It was as gorgeous as I remembered, inside and out. Plus, we were fortunate enough to go with Greg and Michelle. It was fun to share the trip with them, including a nice dinner afterward. Talk about a great double date!

Fabulous day.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Spring Break!

A fabulous week in Utah. And a full one:

--after an all-nighter, finishing my Journal Tryout, a quick shower and packing
--whisking away to BWI airport
--hugging Mom and Dad
--staying in the Pajaro room
--remembering what it's like to have real TV
--visiting Noteworthy - always delicious
--hearing Catherine sing some of her new songs - unbelievable
--visiting Vocal Point - they're better than ever
--doing taxes with Dad
--meals at all our favorite places
--a nice visit to the law firm where I'll be working this summer
--helping Mark hang a mural in Josh's room
--seeing our close friends be sealed together in the Salt Lake temple
--meeting and eating with our friends' families
--a roller-coaster flight home
--a 3+ hour drive from Baltimore to Charlottesville - in bed at 4am


Friday, March 03, 2006

On wealth

"President Spencer W. Kimball once spoke of a man who prided himself on his vast acreage and remarkable holdings—groves and vineyards, herds and fields, ponds and homes and possessions of every kind. He prided himself on these, but to the end of his life was unwilling to tithe on them or even acknowledge that they were gifts from God. President Kimball then spoke at the man's funeral, noting that this land baron was laid to rest in an oblong piece of soil measuring "the length of a tall man, the width of a heavy one." In answer to the age-old question, "How much did he leave?" be reassured the answer will always be, "All of it." So we would do well to lay up treasures in heaven, where not taxes but doctrines give meaning to words like estate, inheritance, testament, and will."

--Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Oct. 2001

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Quote of the Day

From my two-year-old niece Sarah:
"My birthday is coming up soon, and I'm very proud of myself."