Monday, February 22, 2010

I just want to soak in your relaxation

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."

After a whirlwind of a start to my semester things are calming down.

The eye of the storm has officially arrived!

So what if I am going to be hating my busy bee life again soon?!?! I have so many wonderful things to remember and to look forward to!

To Remember:
[in no particular order]
1. Wine tasting with friends, old and new!
2. Winning my law school's raffle for Haiti.
I get my teeth cleaned, xrayed and whitened. All for $5 worth of raffle tickets!
3. Helping the beau move into his very first house!!!
Feelin' proud.
4. Going on my first law school field trip.
5. Unexpected chit chats with family and friends.
They keep me going!

To Anticipate:
1. A possible vacation?!
2. A trip to Disneyland with my 7 year old baby sister.
3. Spending a long weekend with my mommie.
5. Making sure that next year I am healthy and sane.
By learning when to say NO.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So this one time, in jail...

I went on my very first law school field trip today!!!

To Jail!

So the boss lady takes her Crim Pro class on a jail tour every year. I had the pleasure of riding along and boy was I surprised.

So... in County Jail....
1. All the men are colored coded in uniforms. Green is for the light offenders, blue for medium and orange is for the high risk guys.
2. Inmates get 3 hours of outside time...A WEEK.
(Period. Oh, and the orange guys are confined to a cage even outside!)
3. Otherwise they eat their meals, hang out, read, and even use the restroom in a cell shared by 4 others.
(In years prior they've had up to 8 in a single cell...with only 6 beds inside)
4. Homosexuals have their own living quarters.
(They are the only ones that have access to a TV 24/7)
5. The temperature is not to exceed 70 degrees.
(No windows, just good old recycled air)
6. Inmates do have full access to healthcare.
(AIDS cocktails, dental, etc...)
7. They get 3 meals a day, deputies admit the food is crap but one meal is served hot.
8. Every time we walked by the inmates had to face the wall.
9. The average stay is 42 days.
(Just until they are sentenced usually.)
10. It was the most uncomfortable feeling I have ever had.

It really was such a fascinating experience. I know people really hype up the conditions in jail, but honestly, it is not as good as some would like you to believe. The men are treated like dogs. Deputies bark orders and they follow.

The jail I visited is the largest one in the "free world" (no pun intended). And while so many of them looked like criminals, tattoos and all, others looked like normal people. Someone you could easily see at the mall or an amusement park or wherever.

I couldn't help but think how sad it is.

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Begins!

Happy February!!!

Good old February is my most favorite month!!!

What February Means:

1. It means anniversaries! Me and my boo got together 8 years ago today!
[Yes, it's been tumultuous but I like him a lot. I think I'll keep him]

2. It means Mardi Gras! Yay for parties and second chances on those New Years Resolutions!
[Whip them right up and make them Lenton resolutions]

3. It means love!!!
[And we all know how much I love love looooove LOVE]

And 4. good measure- It means gorgeous winter love glow. :)
[see what I just did there]

Oh, and on the law school front, it means I get to chill out a bit come this Friday!!!!