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I'm reading Texas by Michener right now...and I'm only halfway through it! It does a great job of portraying the Texican/Texian/Texan Spirit (it better! Its only 1000 pages!). But I also think we need to keep in mind that Jul's pride in Pitt is something unknown to us. I don't think the two can be compared, and if they can, only Julianne can compare them. I hope that you can appreciate why we love Texas so much and are so willing to be type cast as arrogant, egotistical, braggarts...about our state.
I haven't lived outside of Texas much, but in my short time "outside" I ran into a few Texas-haters...one above all. That just reinforced the need to be openminded about other people's views (especially one as dear as a person's heritage).
GU - here's the low down on the Texas Twang.
Draw out all vowels, especially, e, i, a.
Drop the last hard consonant of most words, actually drop most hard consonants, where ever they are!
The more you can articulate with the back of your tongue, the better.
Never pronounce the G on -ing words.
If there is a faster way to say a word or a combo of words, thats how we say it...only slower.
Trust me, we will rub off on you...just like you picked up little sayings from you friends you will acquire a Twang...that should be interesting mixed with your Pittsburgh-ese.
And as a test, you can compare my accent to West's, to someone from East Texas...cause there is a difference!
omg...thats crazy!!! and gross!!!
Ok, I want yall's opinion on the books I'm about to buy...they are all from Amazon Marketplace. Let me know if the prices are too good to be true.
For Section 4 (holla!):
Civil Procedure - Ed. not listed, but brand new and never used - $35 (next price up $45, also new)
Basic Legal Research: Tools And Strategies - $51, new
Legal Writing: Analysis - new, $12
Just Writing - like new, one line highlighted, $25
Cases and Materials on Torts - new, $64.50
Selections for Contracts $18
*I'm hesistant on this one, the title is different (supposed to be Contracts: Statues, Resestatement Second by Fansworth; link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1587785870/ref=ord_cart_shr/103-4064450-6837406?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155. I'm probably being way to detail focused, but I do think its the correct book,just wnat to be doubly sure.)
Contracts: Cases and Materials - "collectible - good", $80. What is Collectible-good???
THoughts? Buy now???
Ben mentioned this earlier in the thread, but I don't think it got much attention...www.bigwords.com is amazing for searching for new/used books.
Expedia is to airlines what bigwords.com is to online booksellers.
some of my female friends successfully convinced me to go get a pedicure with them, and I enjoyed it royally.
I firmly believe that more men need pedicures...not only would they enjoy it, but they would have better looking feet...I have seen some UGLY man feet in my day. *shivers*
As for books, if I can save $200, I'd like to buy them now...I'm seeing my civpro book on amazon for only $45! Sheesh!!
It means we are geniuses!
I also had a dream that I was a chicken one time...all my friends were different animals! I woke up and just went, "WTF!?!" My friends just roll their eyes when I say I had a wierd dream.
SO who all has bought their books? I want too, but I'm scared of the off chance that my section will be changed (I LOVE YOU SECTION 4! The ballad is coming along, don't fret).
That is a scary realistic dream!
I'll share a few of my dreams, cause I am also bored, but not at work (I just have cleaning to look forward to!...*groan*)
Sand Castle Dream:
So my student organization, a Christian group, is defending this lifesize sandcastle. Exactly like a real castle with rooms, halls, turrets...everything except made of sand. Anyways, there's an invasion going on and we are in the middle of a desert. We have those anti-aircraft machine guns at our "battle stations" that can rotate and everything (think WWII guns on navy carriers). The invaders are charging at us, and they are everywhere, as far as the eye can see. The guy manning the gun can no longer man it casue the castle is too fragile and the sand is giving way, so I have to fire the gun instead of him b/c I am lighter and won't crush the castle. So I grab hold, and then wake up.
I'm asleep in this old victorian type bed, with a tall mahoganey head board, all of a sudden a witch jumps out from under my bed and attacks me. I grab a nerf gun and start shooting her with tennis balls, but she doesn't die. I run to my door (I guess I htought that I'd be safe in the door frame...but witches and earthquakes aren't the same...) and jump up to hold on to the top of the door frame with my fingertips. The witch is jumping up at me biting me on my heels and then I wake up (I guess the door was REALLY tall).
Ok...thats it for now...
Good luck to your wife Chris. I hope she finds something.
On a totally different note: is anyone else dreaming about law school yet? I haven't been at all, even when I was applying, which I thought was kinda strange. But for the past two nights I've had law related dreams.
We were a few weeks in, at the most, I hadn't read and knew I was going to be called on the next day so I really needed to read. I decide not to read and to take a bubble bath instead in an old porcelain bath tub with the claw feet. The bathroom was HUGE! Marble floors, high ceilings with lots of natural light. After the bath, I go to a concert but throughout the entire dream I'm anxious. Oh yeah, the class was for Cochran...who I don't even have!!
Dream 2: (last night)
I'm moving into my apartment, except I'm living with 12 other people/law students, 6 boys, 6 girls, in a 2 bdrm!!! We have ppl and beds everywhere. I can't fit my dresser in the apartment so I decide to move out. I roam the streets in lubbock in my car with all my stuff in the middle of the night tyring to find a place to live. I remember thinking I could live in one of the christian student centers before I woke up...Again I woke up frustrated and worried.
I haven't really been worried about law school. I'm actually pretty excited about moving and starting school and meeting everyone...at least I think so! What is my subconcious trying to tell me?
And if you think any of these dreams are weird, you should hear some of my other dreams (full scale war to protect a life size sand castle...exploding volleyballs...dinosaurs)