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BWE: 2 & 3: Dating, School, balls in the air.

September 28, 2009

New readers: BWE (Best Week Ever) is a “week in review” post series, and no, this blog hasn’t gone NC-17: the title is a juggling reference.

The semester has definitely started. Week #2 was marked by my extremely off-kilter sleep schedule. I woke up every day between 2 and 4 a.m., read, went to class, and wasted my afternoons in a zombie-like state. This cycle was self-reinforcing and pretty awful.

That week I also started writing for The Shark, and was signed on as the University of Minnesota examiner for I think this will be the extent of my online writing commitments.

I finally normalized my sleep schedule in week 3, and also made a commitment to walk Harley around a lake every day. I was good about keeping my promiseโ€ฆeven if it involved dragging a very confused bulmastiff at a speed-walking pace 30 minutes before class.

And classes? They fit into three categories:

  1. Light Reading: (Employment Law and Modern Real Estate.) These subjects are easy after taking Property and spending my summer with ERISA and Workerโ€™s Comp claims.
  2. Judicial WTF: (Conflicts and Constitutional Law II.) I decided that I have been over thinking both of these courses. The cases do not make sense because the judges are making stuff up to reach what they think it is right result (the dissents say as much). I have accepted this and I am going to quit trying to rationalize the opinions and just go with the arbitrary-as-heck frameworks.
  3. And then thereโ€™s Tax. Oh my goodness. I like all of my classes this semester, but Tax is probably my favorite. The only problem is that there is so much information. Sure, thereโ€™s Glenshaw, Glenshaw, Glenshawโ€ฆ but my classmates and I are becoming alarmed by the sheer amount of content (cases, regulatory rulings, codesโ€ฆ) covered in class. I need to stay on top of outlining this course or else I am royally screwed.

My 17-credit class schedule is pretty front-loaded, which means that I spend the end of the week and some of the weekend at work. I really enjoy my job and hope to stay on after graduation…this will involve a combination of staying productive, luck (ie, they need to have an opening), and keeping the RuPaul moments to a minimum.

The past two weekends also involved a lot of hanging out. For some reason my social life has really kicked off this semester, and so has my dating life.

I generally donโ€™t write about dating because a lot of the guys read this blog (hi!), but I think itโ€™s fair to say that the guys Iโ€™m running into generally fit into three categories:

  1. The E-Ballers: These are the guys who are all about texting, messaging, and calling โ€“ whatโ€™s up cutie? โ€“ but then when we hang out in person, they act completely nonchalant and uninterested.
  2. The MIA: Unlike the E-Ballers, these guys are impossible to communicate with via text or messaging. Somehow, after one-line responses and neglect, we hang outย  and they randomly channel Natasha Bedingfield. Maybe I’m only interesting in person?
  3. Bedingfields: These guys are uber-aggressive, all flattery with no tact. These are the guys lighting up my phone with texts, and in person they say things like, “You are the perfect guy for me.” …which, if I have only known you for a week really translates to “Hello, my name is crazy. RUN.”

And run I shall. An aggressive guy is nice, but please, don’t propose to me if you can’t remember my last name or what city I’m from. Ugh. Weโ€™ll see how things play out this week. Maybe someone will break the trend?


  • Reply
    September 29, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Bahahah E-Ballers.

    • Jansen
      September 29, 2009 at 8:05 am

      Yes. They grow big healthy e-balls online and don’t back it up in person.

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    September 29, 2009 at 9:26 am

    tax law! eeeek.
    that was my summer. so glad its over. (i love watching people crawl into a shell because math was introduced into the law).

    and hey, i want time to date. unfair.

    • Jansen
      September 29, 2009 at 9:44 am

      Haha, the math isn’t scary, it’s just the massive amount of code sections built in.

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    October 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Despite being annoyed that you aren’t reading my blog, I will link you to this hilarious video. What I took tax, our professor would constantly quiz us about whether something was income, referring back to the Glenshaw Glass case a lot. She would then call out “When I say Glenshaw, you say..” and the class would yell “Glass.” It was funny the first time, and embarrassing the rest of the time.

    Here’s the video:

    P.S. If you haven’t been to the Xtranormal site yet, beware, you will get addicted to it!

    • Jansen
      October 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

      Your blog link doesn’t work by the by.

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