Gaiz I have to do journals more often. When did I last do one--February? How do I even. Eccch.
My life recently, in a few bullet points:
I CUT ALL MY HAIR OFF (ok no, not all of it, but like 10 inches. I have had long hair for actually forever, because my parents kept it boy-short when I was a kid and I spent years being traumatized because I look like a dude in all my baby pictures. Blah. But I GRADUATED LAW SCHOOL AND GOOD RIDDANCE so it was either chop all my hair off or get a tattoo. I'mma do that tattoo thing after I pass the bar
I taught my cat to lie down when I point my fingers like a gun and go "pow!" We are currently working on "roll over." He hates it.
I got a paper published in the law journal! Eeee! It's about space law, because of course it is. If you want to read 30 pages of me geeking so hard I nerd, knock yourself out: georgetownlawjournal.org/files…
I graduated law school! Holy crap! Aaaahhhhhh
I got a job? Maybe? I'll be clerking for a judge in Maryland for a year, which is exciting (because job) but sad (because boyfriend will be working in DC so we'll be like
medium-distance). :C :C :C forever.
I was in a play! "Pirates of Penzance!" I was one of the Major-General's gaggle of daughters. It was awful. My pants fell down onstage. I made bf and another friend get me drunk after that.
BF AND EVIL FRIEND AND I WENT BACK TO IRELAND. FOR TWO WEEKS. AND TOOK MY BROTHER. IT WAS THINGS. THINGS HAPPENED. I WILL PROBABLY DO A FULL JOURNAL ABOUT THIS AT SOME POINT BUT I CAN ONLY AVOID BAR WORK FOR SO LONG RIGHT NOW. Suffice it to say that it was awesome except for the time that our car broke down smoking (and now Hertz is charging me an arm and a leg THANKS DUMBASS DEFECTIVE CLUTCH but whatever).
I rode an awesome horse named Ned through Killarney National Forest and we cantered through mud puddles and we both liked to go fastfastfast. This was part of the Ireland trip thing but it is clearly important enough that it deserves its own bullet point.
Newgrange is the coolest thing ever and everybody should go see it. See above for my justification for this bullet point.
MY WHOLE LIFE IS THE BAR EXAM AND EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE. The end.
Sooooooo yeah. I will probably think of and add more over the next few days, because it frightens me how little of my major life occurrences I remember if I don't write them down.
Also! I have come to shill books to you, my darling patient lovely followers! Because I just love all the books right now and feel the need to share, and SUMMER IS A TIME FOR GOOD BOOKS YAAAY even if there is nothing but darkness and a 30 pound box of law books for me sob sob
Wanna read some freaking awesome fantasy? The kind with magical Roman legionaires and oodles of characters and epic battles and the most lovably cunning main character ever? CODEX ALERA MY LOVELIES. First book is "Furies of Calderon" by Jim Butcher www.amazon.com/Furies-Calderon…
; it's ok, but give it 'till the second book to really kick in. AND THEN WOW. Seriously, I just love the snot out of this series; I've shilled it before, but I'm currently re-reading it and I forgot how gosh-darn good it is. There are 6 books in total, and it has a super-satisfying ending (in case you're suffering "OH GOD EVERYBODY DIES HORRIBLY" fatigue from Game of Thrones and ohgod I'm so disgusted with you right now, stupid damn icky show uggghhh why so much torture
Outlander). Anyway. The best books. BEST.
Feel fed-up with the "gargantuan battles and espionage" fantasy? Want something really unique and creative? Try Martha Wells' Raksura books. First book is "The Cloud Roads" www.amazon.com/Cloud-Roads-Boo…
. This series follows Moon, a gargoyle-esque shapeshifter who believes that he's the last of his kind...but when he finds others like him, he realizes just how alien their civilization is. I just love these books, because the Raksura have such an interesting dynamic (they live in a colony with dominant queens, submissive consorts, winged warriors, wingless hunters/teachers/healers and some very relaxed ideas about sexuality
). There's a ton of cool world-building, the protagonists are very lovable, and they just feel so delightfully creative. Definitely recommended.
No, you say, you want steampunk! Well then, how about Kenneth Oppel's "Airborne" trilogy? First book is, well, "Airborne" www.amazon.com/Airborn-Kenneth…
. These are GREAT and I obsessed over them for a while after reading them, because SKY-PIRATES AND FLYING PANTHERS AND LOST FLOATING TREASURE SHIPS. Hnnng. Very "Treasure Island," but with more feminism and flying ships. Really good for a shiver, too, and all three books are tons of fun.
If none of those tickle your fancy, I've got one final recommendation--sci-fi! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ "THE MARTIAN" BY ANDY WEIR www.amazon.com/Martian-Andy-We…
because it is the BEST and I may or may not have skipped a class or two to finish it because AUGH SUSPENSE GURGLE ACK. SO GOOD. SO DELICIOUSLY, SCIENTIFICALLY-ACCURATELY-GOOD. If you love space and NASA and human ingenuity and GODDAMN SCIENTIFICALLY HARDCORE SURVIVAL NOVELS, you are absolutely going to go bonkers for this book. There's a movie coming out in a few months starring matt damon no wait stop
and you should DEFINITELY READ THE BOOK FIRST BECAUSE YES. Read it. Read itttt, and then come talk about it to me! XD
Ok all, I have to go pretend to listen to 2 more hours of contract law tonight. Whoopee. I love you all!