Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
1. Read Anna Karinina (i started but can't seem to finish)
2. Visit Greece/Spain/Italy/Austraila/Thailand
3. Learn to speak Italian (i think its awesome)
4. Learn how to take amazing photos
5. Write a children's book and get it published, or a novel and get it published.
6. Visit Boston and Chicago
7. Read the whole bible.
7 Things I Can Do...
1. Lawyerly things.
2. Pass the Texas Bar Exam.
3. Play the clarinet and guitar.
4. Love my family and friends.
5. Take pictures.
6. Put other ppl first.
7 Things I Can Not Do...
1. Touch my tongue to my nose.
2. Touch my heels to the ground in downward dog yoga pose.
3. Sing very well.
4. Remember lyrics to songs or song names and artists. (i have no skill in this).
5. Along the same lines - quote movies, Patrick is great at this.
6. Handle my disappointment well.
7. Go to bed at a reasonable hour.
7 Things I Say Most Often
2. Sup? (to elaine in emails everyday)
3. xoxo (to patrick at the end of his emails/texts)
4. What are you doing?
5. How is your day?
6. Good morning.
7 Celebrity Crushes
1. Robert Pattinson (aka Eddy Cullen aka Twilight aka obsessed)
2. Brad Pitt (i know but i still think he's hott, circa Meet Joe Black era).
3. Gerard Butler
4. The new guy on Grey's who makes out with Christina
5. Dan on Gossip Girl
7. The Bachelor in the upcoming season, you know, the one with the kid who got dumped by the bachelorette for Jessie.
Yay: getting the okay from the the boss to take three days off before christmas!
Dang: how much easier it is to think of 7 things I can't do then 7 things i can do. boo.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Christmas Card Pic 2008.
Liz and I with the cuz Meggers. She's in 7th grade. I don't envy her.
Us with my amazing Mom!
Last pic of the day! Isn't my sister beautiful!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I do have to say, next to Sean, Daniel is my fave Bond. He's smokin', with those blue eyes...
Sunday: Patrick had the day off so we got to hang out all day, and it was awesome! We watched the Cowbotys beat the 49'ers with some of his friends and then went over to his friend's house and hung out, chatted, hot tubbed it, and relaxed. I had a great time and I was glad that Patrick felt a bit relaxed atleast for a day. Bankruptcy is apparently a pretty busy field right now in the legal arena,...duh. I'm still super proud of him for working so hard. Good job babe.
This week is a short week! I'm going home to my parents house on Wed. Turkey day on Thursday, and then hanging out with friends and family the rest of the week. It'll be nice to have a few days off from work/life.
yay: my new robe smelled like roses.
dang: paper cuts.
Friday, November 21, 2008
On Wed - Work, and then met up with friends for a drink because my friend Hunter (my good friend's Hubby), was in town for his 18 day leave from Iraq.
Thursday - vegged and loved it. Watched the thursday night line up and drank some wine, then went and saw the boy.
Friday, November 14, 2008
In Nebraska, like most other states, they have a Safe Haven Law. This law allows a parent to theoretically drop off a "child" at any hospital -
"The law currently states: "No person shall be prosecuted for any crime based solely upon the act of leaving a child in the custody of an employee on duty at a hospital licensed by the State of Nebraska.
"The hospital shall promptly contact appropriate authorities to take custody of the child." "
- Courtesy of http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7728942.stm
The problem is that people are liberally construing the word "child", which has led children up to the age of 17 to be dropped off. They are going to re-approach this law soon and I hope that they put some limitatinos on the word "child". I can't even image being a 17 year old child who, as a teenager, acts out - rebels - argues - generally acts like a teenager - only to be taken to a hospital by your parents, and dropped off to be under the care of the State. Seems like an indirect way for parents to get rid of unruly children and therefore not have to be a "parent". Cop out to me. I understand the idea behind dropping off newborns under this law. Id much rather see a newborn dropped off at a hospital then left in a dumpster when the mother realizes she doesn't want to keep the baby. But teenagers?
That's my little rant for the day. Not sure why that struck at me so hard, but it did.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Yay: Flowers from my parents for passing the bar!
Dang: the sleepiness that is 3 pm in the afternoon.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I'm a lawyer! An attorney at law! I never have to take another test! OMG. I can't explain the relief and happiness I am feeling right now.
Time to celebrate!
That's the pass list - check under Banks - you'll find me there!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday: Woke up super early to go to the ZTA Homecoming Breakfast. It was really fun but strange not to recognize any of the active members and to have the Composit with me as Rituals on Exec not on the wall anymore, only my senior year composit. After the breakfast we ventured down to the parade. It was the parade. What more is there to say? Haha. I did purchase a new baylor t shrit and sweat shirt and some baylor coffee, so i'm ready to go with my BU spirit. We walked around campus a little bit more and then I left around 1130, stopping at Bush's on way back to Houston for some lunch. mmmm.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Today after work I am driving to Waco for the first time in two years! I'm going to meet up with some college friends for dinner and then do all the homecoming festivities. Baylor has changed a lot since I graduated 3 1/2 years ago. I'm excited to see it. There is just something about going back there that makes me so happy.
Tomorrow is my friend Jen Wu's wedding. This is going to be an a-mazing wedding. Its at a resort center. One of the best parts is that about 32 friends from law school are attending. We have two full tables of 16. I cannot wait to see everyone. Its been since the bar exam that we've all been together like this. Fun is sure to ensue. I also bought a really cute dress from WHBM yesterday that I'm super excited to get to wear (you'll be seeing it a lot in pics this season).
Sunday I get to spend the day with my family! My parents and uncle from NC drove down last night. I had dinner with them and then they are going to spend time with Kate today and tomorrow and then Sunday with me! I'm excited for them to see my new apt and meet Callie Cat.
Busy weekend full of such fun things. Its funny to be that they are happening this weekend b/c the next two weekends i have like nothing to do. Ah well, suppose that's life!
If you're going to Baylor Homecoming tonight, give me a ring!
Yay: Cooler weather.
Dang: Being so sore for my personal trainer yesterday that I can barely move my arms...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I'll post more pics of Callie when I'm at home. She's wonderful!
Super excited about this weekend -
- Baylor homecoming
- Jen Wu's wedding night extravanganza
- Seeing a bunch of college friends
- Seeing a bunch of law school friends
- Parents coming to visit
Busy weekend, but lots of fun ahead!
Yay: Setting my living room up finally.
Dang: Bruising my wrist while putting together furniture.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
For one, it was my first full month of real world work. I think that I am pretty used to it now, I get tired around 7, go to bed at midnight, wake up and repeat the day. It's weird that now I am here i wish was a student with such flexibility in my day.
Second.I bought my first couch! i have been wanting a new one for a while because all I have had is a lovely little loveseat. It just wasn't doing the job. Last week my sister and i went to Star Furniture and i found the one I wanted! So I bought it. It was delivered today, and as I write this I am sitting on it and it is lovely and poofy and wonderful. Part of it is a chaise lounge, which is great, because well i love to lounge. I will post pics of it once I get my living room set up, which I can do now that I have my couch to work around! Whew!
Third. I joined 24 hour fitness to get fit! I'm going to go work out after I get finished typing this. Goal is to lose some pudge.
Fourth. I got a new job. I know, new job? Don't you already have a job Sara? That's what you are thinking. And you're right, I do already have a job. And my boss right now is fabulous. She is so nice and caring and has been a pleasure working for. I just don't like the work, i need more structure (i know right) and just felt myself being pulled in a different direction. In August after i took the bar I applied to a firm in downtown Houston called Hill, Rivkins, and Hayden. They do commercial litigation, insurance, maritime (like ships/shipping, ocean), energy, oil/gas, transportation. They primarily do court room stuff. Which is exactly what I want to do. Anyways, I interviewed with them almost three weeks ago. I had a second interview last Thursday, and I got an offer today, an offer I just could not turn down! I'll be starting there on Monday, and finishing up with Nancy on Friday. It saddens me to leave her and Lynae (the paralegal) because they are both so lovely and it has been fun working and chatting with them, but sometimes, as i have found, even that is not enough to be happy. I am going to be challenged and put to the test in this new job, but I am ready. I didn't go to law school for nothing! I'm super excited and definitely think this was a God thing. I'll update after I start working there on Monday!
That's about all the updates I have for right now. I'm slowly getting in a routine and slowly figuring out how to handle my life now in this adult world. yikes.
Ok, off to workout, can't put it of anymore!
Yay: seeing a best friend of mine last Friday!
Dang: snag in one of my new shirts.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
And this is us now, a year later :)
Yay: Finding dinner at CVS.
Dang: Waiting to get back to normal.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thanks for the nice messages i've been receiving the last few days. I'll be ok. Life just sucks right now. But we'll get back on our feet.
For those who think itd be fun to experience a hurricane, trust me, it was not and the next time one comes I will be evacuating, period.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Once again - just so y'all know where I am, I will be at patricks townhome from now till whenever. Call me if you are worried. Please just pray for all of us. Most of Houston is staying put.
My plans are to currently stay put in my apartment. I have bought bottled water and flashlights, and I have canned foods and some munchies. If it ends up we will be without power for days I will leave and go up to my parents after the storm blows thru and if there isnt too much flooding going on. Im going to fill my bathtub up and fill other sinks with water and bottles with water to take baths and use the toilet when the water goes out.
I'm hoping it won't be as bad as they're prediciting. I cannot turn away from the news. My boss sent us home today and there is no work tomorrow. I'm waiting to hear from patrick about what his law firm is going to do. And then hoping he and I can bunker down in my apartment for the weekend.
i will post more when I know more. Please be praying for this area of Texas as we await a storm that they aren't quite sure how bad it will be or where it will exactly head. As the hours progress the news keeps getting worse. This will be the first hurricane that I have been thru. (I evacuated from Rita and it didn't end up hitting us anyways). I will be ok. If you are worried just give me a call, or text me, or email me.
Loves to all.
Yay: broadway posters from patrick from NYC! he's so sweet :)
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Patrick is off to NYC to begin his law firm job. He will be back on Wed! We had a great date last night. I let him pick everything that we did. He brought me a dozen pink and orange roses (my favorites!) and we went and had dinner at this place called Seoul Garden. It's a korean restaurant outside the loop that he loves! I didn't love it so much the last time we went, but I think it was because I ordered the wrong food, because it was amazing last night. I got korean bbq, beef, and it was the best tasting beef i've had in a while. We had a great time and I even was adventurous in trying a lot of different foods. After dinner we went and saw Pineapple Express. It was hilarious. We had a great night and I was sad to see him go today, but I know he'll have a good three days in NYC!
Well, I suppose I should head down to Angleton.
Yay: The patrick chair.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Last night I had a lot of fun! I went to the Counting Crows/Maroon 5 concert with Lauren and her two good friends from her Masters program. We had such a great time! The weather ended up being just amazing. It was cool, almost chilly. The show was great! I love Maroon 5, I could listen to them all the time. And well Adam Levine is hott! After working all day though, man was I tired. I crashed right when I got home. Patrick had some good man time with his roommate last night which is good because they haven't seen much of each other this past month, even with living together.
Tonight should be really fun! Patrick was utterly amazing in helping me move the other day. So selfless and just made such a huge difference to have him there. I could not have done it without him by any means. He even cleaned my bathroom for me and paid for the movers. To thank him for being such an awesome boyfriend I am taking him to a snazzy dinner tonight! Not sure where we are going yet, I told him to pick something, it will probably be this Korean barbeque place he likes to go to and we haven't been back in a while. It was tasty the last time we went and I know he will enjoy it a lot. I'm excited to spend time with him and go on a date :) He leaves tomorrow for NYC for training for his new job at Weil, Gotschel, and Manges. they are a new york based firm, and he is working in the Houston office. I'm very jealous that he gets to go to NYC, because as some of you might know NYC is one of my favorite places in the world to visit! Hopefully I'll get a chance to go up with him some weekends... keep fingers crossed, haha. I know he is nervous about his new job and everything, but I know he'll do great! He is such a hard worker and super smart!
Other than that, the job is going well. I'm ready to be back in a routine though. I wish i could snap my fingers and my apartment would be unpacked and decorated. Patrick and I and his roommate James are going to join 24 hour fitness. Which should be good, because I definitely need to work out more. And there is a gym right next to my office so there's no excuse to not be able to go by after work.
As I write this I am laying in bed still. Yes, it is almost 11:30 am, but hey I needed some good relaxation. I suppose I should get up now and use my Saturday productively1
Dang: blinds not closing and crazy birds on the roof waking me up at 7 am on Saturday morning.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I am now writing this blog from my new APT! I'm so excited. Today went as smoothly as it could and i'm exhausted. This isn't a long post because I need a shower ASAP and Patrick will be here soon so we can go have some Chili's, mmmm. I will definitely post pictures once everything is unpacked and decorated.
Yay: Amazing boyfriends.
Dang: lower back pain.
Monday, September 1, 2008
On the other side, I am going to work tomorrow! Yay! But whereas Friday I wasn't necessarily ready, tomorrow I will be. I've gone to the store, and know what I'm going to where and feel a bit more put together and not so scatter brained. This week is just going to be a whirlwind, luckily it's short. Because once I get moved in, I have to unpack (my second least favorite thing to do). But it will be super nice to be in a new apt and a bigger one at that with more room for all my stuff!
This weekend did have its fun moments though. I got to hang out with a few friends I haven't seen in a while. Seems that once you are no longer a student and everyone is working its harder to see friends on an everyday basis like we used to. Guess that's part of growing up (those that have been working for three years now are prolly laughing at me, but hey I'm new to this..)
Guess I should get back to packing!
Yay: Gossip Girl returning.
Dang: running into a box and cutting open my foot, awesome.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Well time to go get ready for dinner over at my friend Maggie's house. Then its to bed early so I can get a full day of packing in tomorrow! Life is good. Thank you for all the prayers. God truly does open windows.
Dang: packing. its not necessarily my most favorite activitiy. hence the procrastination.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
That night we ate dinner in downtown Ft Worth at Mi Cocina. It was yummy! And we went to the Impressionist exhibit at the Kimball. Impressionism is my favorite form of art. The exhibit was wonderful. I recommend it to anyone who loves art, and its half price on Friday nights, even better!
On Saturday we hung around the house mostly, watching Olympics, and went swimming. That night we met up with Elaine and Brian, Brian, and Leslie and Michael at Gloria's in Dallas. We ate dinner and then went to a pub to hang out for a while. It was a really great time. I miss these guys a ton and wish that we lived in the same city so I could see them all the time.
Sunday we went to church and then headed back to Houston after I bought my NEW computer! I love it btw, now if I just had internet...
As I type this I still don't have a job. I have a lead on something that sounds interesting to do, but I'm not going to post it on here in case I jinx myself or it doesn't end up working out, which has tended to be the case and let's face it I don't like getting my hopes up nor being disappointed, so I will post something if something comes from it, how about that?
Other than that, I've been packing up my aparment and going thru things and throwing lots of things out. If you know me well, then you know that I have a lot of stuff. Just stuff. I save a lot of things, such as college notebooks and lawschool note, and various other things. I'm trying to turn over a new leaf in this new phase of my life, getting rid of junk and keeping my apartment less messy. I would love to have people over in my new place, to do that I need to get rid of a lot of stuff. Luckily my new apt will be much bigger and actually have a separate living room and dining room. I'm an "adult" now, whatever that means, and I need to start living like one.
Well I suppose I should call Comcast to set up internet, and get to working on my apt, which means leaving Panera. Soon to become my second home...
Yay: ex-boyfriends who turn out to be really helpful.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Which brings me to my next thought - what computer should I get? I'm debating on getting a Mac...any advice?? Suggestions? I could use all the help I can get. its been a while since Ive had a new computer...
Ok, time to go make dinner for the boyfriend.
Yay: Patrick is back!
Dang: see above.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Yay: Hanging out with my sister!
Dang: blisters. boo.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
On another note, Patrick and I had an amazing time in Cancun! We left the Friday after the bar exam. The resort we stayed at, Sun Palace, was couples only and fabulous! Truly enjoyed having drinks brought to me, eating anything I wanted, and laying by the beach/pool for a week. We spent a lot of time relaxing and sitting and reading and sunning and just enjoying the pretty weather! If you want to see pics, check facebook :). It was definitely much needed break and I finally let myself relax after the most stressful summer of my life. Spending the week w/ Patrick was truly enjoyable and much needed after not seeing much of each other because of studying this past summer.
Now i'm back in Houston. About to start job search 2008. Need to clean my apt, go to the grocery store, and do some more relaxing. I'm moving to a new apt in Sept, so should prolly do some summer cleaning.
It will be strange this fall not going to school. I'm so used to beginning school every August. Now i'm kind of in a big grey area. Hopefully I will find a job soon and get to this new life as a real person and no longer a student.
Yay: getting to see Lauren's new house tomorrow and the olympics!
Dang: Patrick is gone for the whole week :(
Monday, July 21, 2008
This will be my last post until after the bar. I really need to be focused on this stuff every minute of the day that I'm awake and not eating this week. I too, like Jen and Elaine had a hard time focusing yesterday. I gave up around 8 pm and relaxed, drank some wine, and watched a movie. It was much needed and I am focusing a lot better today.
BTW there is a hurricane or tropical storm right now, headed for South Texas. Let's pray it doesn't decide to turn directions and head for Houston or I might be taking the bar in Arlington instead...i'm not thinking evacuating right now would be the best use of my study time...
I am looking forward to taking the Bar exam. I know that sounds funny, but I really am. It means that I am one step closer to being a real attorney and practicing law. Its all about perspective right? But there are a few things I'm looking forward to in the coming weeks after the bar:
- Mexico w/ Patrick
- Spending time w/ my boyfriend other than when we study together, which I just don't qualify as quality time. Period.
- Watching movies - Batman, Mamma Mia
- Hanging out with friends
- Sleeping in
- Looking for a job
- Visiting my family.
- Helping Lauren w/ her new house (She and Dave closed today in Pearland!)
- Reading books for fun - i'm reading all the Sue Grafton - Kinsey character books, they are good!
- And numerous other things I can't think of but i'm sure will be fun.
Well that is all my friends. You'll hear from me on the other side of the bar exam. A lot less stressed and with a lot more time.
Yay: Lauren brought me dinner for tonight, such a good friend!
Friday, July 18, 2008
This is a little piece of Heaven in the hill country of Texas.
This is Ashton. Adorable.
This is Tristan. Also adorable.
This is Victoria. Adorable.
THis is a picture of Travis, Patrick, and Patrick's friend from Amarillo Dusty (he's really tall). Note the hat Patrick is wearing - he plans to wear it the entire time we are in Mexico, ha.
Here is also a pic from my sister Kate's birthday dinner of Patrick and I:And of course a pic of the birthday girl and my bro in law!
This is where I sit and study everyday from 9 am till 7 pm. Atleast I can stare out the window... (sidenote- this table is normally not in this position, I put it here for the bar studying)
And this is a picture of the area next to the table. I attempted in the first week to keep things organized, but that has failed as you can tell. The blue and red books are the FUN that is the MBE (multiple choice) and the binder holds all the notes. Don't worry I have two more of those binders.
I guess i suppose its time to get back to studying search and seizure. 10 1/2 more days of studying to go!