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Non-Traditional Students / Re: young love, as seen by the older people
« on: January 01, 2007, 10:31:46 PM »
I married young (20) and it was great...the divorce six years later was even greater...



In the perfect world, I want to go into criminal defense. I would love to defend the Constitutional Rights of scumbags.

God love you.  Better yet, do you have a rich relative to support you?   ;)


Non-Traditional Students / Re: Age
« on: January 01, 2007, 10:24:57 PM »
How old is everyone, the so called "nontraditionals?"

45.  46 when I enter law school.  (But I get carded for beer every once in a while...)


Non-Traditional Students / Re: Why Have You Decided To Go To Law School?
« on: January 01, 2007, 10:21:44 PM »
What I'm concerned about is, with working full time and law school part time, I'm not going to have any free time - and my daughter goes off to college in 2 1/2 years.  Do I want to miss out on this time?  should I put it off for another two years?  difficult....

I don't know, emigre...I don't have children.  Don't like kids, but am always respectful of those who can have and raise them.  My partner and I have discussed my going to law school full-time--if I can get a full tuition scholarship.  That would mean quitting my job and moving into an apartment near school, leaving her to manage a household and four pugs on her own.

If my Dad had wanted to go to college when I was 15-16 years old, I would've just shrugged.   ???   Mom died when I was fourteen, and Dad was a factory worker, slaving away on second shift at the local GM plant.  I took care of myself and my sister--Dad did what he needed to do for us financially.  In the spirit of truth, however, I would've liked a little more emotional support from Dad back then, but he probably didn't have the capacity to give it.  

Mom and Dad are both gone now.  My partner and I have been together for fourteen years and we have a solid relationship (as well as a decent investment portfolio--can't emphasize how much security that provides).  She wants me to be happy, and I think I'll be happy in law school and as a lawyer.  The fire service has been an interesting diversion for me, but it isn't what I was born to do.

Have you talked with your daughter about your law school ambitions?


left: jokers
right: clowns

Looks like I've been drinking again.

No, it's: "Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you."   ;)


Non-Traditional Students / Re: Why Have You Decided To Go To Law School?
« on: December 30, 2006, 02:19:31 PM »
First, I am amazed by the number of non-traditionals there are on this board! It is so encouraging.

Ah, a discussion thread to which I can relate!

45 y/o career fire service member, BS in Economics from Heidelberg College (OH) 1985.  Been in the fire service since '88, now a battalion chief.  Experience in code enforcement and administrative law as they relate to fire prevention and inspection.  Currently enrolled in a MPA program, but law is really my calling.  I'll probably keep the job (only six years to go until retirement) and go to law school part-time evenings beginning Fall 2007.

I'm taking the LSAT in February.  To pass the time until then (and because I have nothing else to do--right), I bought a few "Outstanding Law Professor Series" Sum and Substance CDs--I really like the Constitutional Law CDs by Professor Mary Cheh.  Darrow--you may want to check these out for a taste of Con Law.


General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: December 30, 2006, 11:26:30 AM »
Pink vintage-looking fitted t-shirt
Gray cargo pants
Purple bra
Black lacy thong

Wow.  I sound quite stuffy by comparison...

White, long-sleeved duty shirt
White Under Armour Loose Gear undershirt
Battalion chief badge
Battalion chief collar brass
Dark navy duty pants
Black belt
Black waterproof boots
Black socks
Hanes white briefs

...and turnout gear if I have to fight fires and save lives today.   ;)


General Off-Topic Board / Re: The GUN Thread!
« on: December 28, 2006, 07:57:10 PM »
Anyway, how do you feel about guns? 
Will you own one?  Do you own one?  Legislation? 

Love guns and love to hunt!  I own ten, down from eighteen a few years ago when I had to start selling some to help fund my hunting cabin.   ;)

Favorite handgun is my Kimber CDP semi-auto in .45 ACP.  My favorite long gun is my Browning A-bolt in .30-06.  Took a nice buck with it in Alabama four years ago.


I bet that was expensive!

Yeah, that Kimber put a dent in my wallet, but it's my concealed carry gun so I opted for the best.  I want the thing to go "boom" if I'm forced to use it.  Night sights, cocobolo grips, 4" brushed stainless steel barrel and 1911-style for carrying "cocked and locked"--nice pistol all-around and very high quality.  Worth every $$$.


General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's for dinner?
« on: December 28, 2006, 07:49:14 PM »
summer sausage

or beef stick, just cant decide. they both sound so good, gosh

Venison summer sausage?  Good eats...

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