Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Finals are over!!!!!!!

How did I feel about them? I have no idea. I've decided by this point that I am incapable of judging my own performance. Virtually every exam I've felt good about has landed me a below-average grade. And conversely, almost every exam that dragged me through the mud ended up being at least an A-. So where does this leave me? I can't tell. I won't find out my grades until February 1, and ultimately my grade will depend more than anything on the performance of my peers. Thank you very much, Mr. Curve.

But seriously, I felt fine. And I know I at least passed, so last-semester-of-law-school, here I come!

Also, Cleveland here I come. For Christmas. And then Salt Lake here I come. But after all that, Spring 2008 semester... here I finally come!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Some overdue photos

From Thanksgiving.

It was nice to spend some quality time with family.

We also followed the Parma family holiday tradition of making chocolates for friends and family. First you have to assemble all your supplies, and melt all the chocolates in crockpots and double boilers.

Then you just start sculpting and dipping.

When you're finished with a set of chocolates, you put 'em in the freezer. Or even in the ice maker if you're running out of space.

Then when they've hardened, you drop 'em on wax paper until the end of the day when you wrap them up in baggies for friends. The shape choices are endless.

And sometimes, when your friends aren't looking, you maybe sneak a bite.

It was a fun trip! Thanks to my brother's family and Rosa's brother's family for all your wonderful generosity.

Friday, December 14, 2007


I hate finals. I hate 'em I hate 'em I hate 'em. They completely ruin the holiday season. I should be having visions of sugar plum fairies right now, but instead jack frost is just chomping away at my spirit. It's not so much the studying, but the ominous 3- or 4-hour exam period where you walk in the door and realize there's nothing you can do but type, and there's no way out of it.

Oh well! Soon it will all be over. And at least I have an excuse not to clean my house or shave. And people are more understanding when I don't return their calls or emails for days at a time.

And occasionally, exams can even produce some really interesting stories.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm back

Okay, a little while no bloggy blog. I've returned.

Rosa and I went to Dallas for Thanksgiving -- sooo faaahn! We stayed with her brother and his cute family. Lots of good game playing, baby adoring, and chocolate making. Yum. And we spent lots of quality time with my brother and his family. It was so nice to see them! It had been too long. They're such great examples to me; I love being with them. And of course it was great to see my folks as well. Lots of hugs. Lots of mom staring at us.

Now we're back to C-ville and trying to make it through each day. Rosa's working by day and performing by night. Everyone should go see her show! I'm trying to do finals.... blekch. Wish me luck.