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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 24, 2005, 11:26:33 AM »
Hey everyone.. keep Scurvy, Made4Law, Laneswerver's family and myself in your prayers... as well as other people from LSD that I can't call by screenname

Scurvy's area of Houston had a mandatory evacuation Wednesday at 6PM so she travelled to Austin.. I don't live in a flood area (so I'm still at home) however I'm still very concerned about the wind and its impact on my windows... if my windows are blown out I am uncertain of the amount of damage that's going to be done to the house...

there is no gas in the city....all of the stores are closed but fortunately I was able to stock up on supplies... only a couple of gallons of water though (have power drinks and juices).. .water was pretty much sold out by Wednesday...

all in all though..my spirits are up and I am optimistic- but still concerned....

Edit: also pray for HBCU.EDU as he's in Baton Rouge and it has already started storming there...

Thanks guys. I actually went to Dallas instead of Austin. On Wednesday it looked like the storm was heading too far west for Austin to be safe. Now that I'm in Dallas the storm is coming here (though only as a tropical storm). I'm just checking in to let you know that I'm safe. Thanks for the prayers everyone.

Looks like my home was totally missed by the hurricane. Thanks for the prayers everyone. I can't wait to get home and resume normal life again.

Blk, any word on power outages?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Safely Evacuated from Houston
« on: September 24, 2005, 11:24:21 AM »
Well, after panicking and evacuating, Houstonites pretty much missed the hurricane all together. Rita came ashore as a Cat 2 and has since even futher downgraded to a Cat 1. It also hit well east of Houston putting us on the "clean side". So, all is well, my house should be fine despite the scary forecasts earlier in the week and I should get to go home and unpack my dry, undamaged house. Whew! That was scary.

And now to catch up on all the reading that I didn't do since I was spending all my time evacuating and preparing my insurance claim (that I now won't need. . .). No complaints here though, I'm glad it turned out okay.

Any word on the folks in NOLA?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 23, 2005, 03:57:13 PM »
Hey everyone.. keep Scurvy, Made4Law, Laneswerver's family and myself in your prayers... as well as other people from LSD that I can't call by screenname

Scurvy's area of Houston had a mandatory evacuation Wednesday at 6PM so she travelled to Austin.. I don't live in a flood area (so I'm still at home) however I'm still very concerned about the wind and its impact on my windows... if my windows are blown out I am uncertain of the amount of damage that's going to be done to the house...

there is no gas in the city....all of the stores are closed but fortunately I was able to stock up on supplies... only a couple of gallons of water though (have power drinks and juices).. .water was pretty much sold out by Wednesday...

all in all though..my spirits are up and I am optimistic- but still concerned....

Edit: also pray for HBCU.EDU as he's in Baton Rouge and it has already started storming there...

Thanks guys. I actually went to Dallas instead of Austin. On Wednesday it looked like the storm was heading too far west for Austin to be safe. Now that I'm in Dallas the storm is coming here (though only as a tropical storm). I'm just checking in to let you know that I'm safe. Thanks for the prayers everyone.

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General Off-Topic Board / Safely Evacuated from Houston
« on: September 23, 2005, 03:45:32 PM »
For those of you that remember me, I just wanted to let y'all know that my husband and I safely evacuated from Houston to Dallas. The drive took 21 gruelling hours.

My brand new house is only 30-40 miles from the coast, so best case scenario, it will flood, worst case scenario, we'll lose it all together. Luckily we have flood, natural disaster, and regular home owners insurance. The good news is that I'm safe and that we got out. I'll try to keep y'all posted. (BTW I'm a Californian and this hurricane is really freaking me out!)

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I think I'm doing about 2-3 hours of work per class every day. However, I spend a REALLY long time doing homework because I haven't yet hit my stride. . . or turned of AIM. I get bored so fast I have to get up, do something else and come back. If I could focus a bit more, I'd have a lot more free time. . . Oh well.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: We're Takin' Over!
« on: September 11, 2005, 09:54:26 PM »
Congrats, Scurvy! :)

Thank you! I'm so stoked!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Do your neighbors suck?
« on: September 11, 2005, 01:05:22 AM »
Most of my neighbors are pretty cool. Especially the ones across the street. They both work at NASA and are super friendly. However, we're kindof a bedroom community so no one ever really sees each other. The neighborhood empties out at 7AM every morning.

On the weekends our neighbors to the left invite their 4 million relatives over and we have little sticky people (aka children) running through our yard and around my office, to hideous blaring mariachi music.

On a positive note, I convinced one of my new law school friends to buy the house behind mine AND HE DID! He just moved in this weekend. I'm pretty excited to have a friend in the neighborhood.

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The workload isn't nearly what I expected, either. It's a lot, don't get me wrong, but I think most of the people who make that complaint have never had a real job before. The scary thing for me right now is that I think I understand most of the material. About 85-90%. That makes me think I'm doing something wrong.

I hear you there. I'm also going out Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and spending time with my husband. It's harder than I've ever had to work at school before but it's not nearly as terrifying (the first week was scary, though) as I expected. Plus, I come home and take a 1 hour nap after school each day.

Don't get me wrong, law school is definitely all consuming and I think about torts and contracts all the time in everyday life, but it still isn't the absolute horror that everyone said it would be. . . ask me again in November, and then again after I get my grades.  ;)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / We're Takin' Over!
« on: September 11, 2005, 12:28:56 AM »
Elections were held this week for 1L Section reps (basically class president). We have three sections. Of those three section reps, two are Black women--one of whom is me! The results were posted in order of votes, looks like I may have won by a landslide. Watch out world, we're taking over! :)

Woo hoo, adding to my resume already: Scurvy Wench, 1L Section Rep, ACLU Chapter Founding Member & VP. . .

(Pardon the bragging, I'm just so excited!)

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I could care less about VA, but you're pushing your luck including Texas on your questionable list.

Texas is southern, but it's also kind of western. It's southwestern. Kind of has it's own thing going on. I just don't look at it the same way I do with Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Do you?



Texas is like it's own country--they make their own rules down here. Kinda weird, but I think I like it. Who needs CA when you can feel that nice TX heat all year long? So good! (And I'm being serious.)

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