Thursday, May 26, 2011

wagon wheel.

this is one of my favorite songs ever.  and here's a lovely mumford cover for your thursday.  yum!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

summer song contender.

I have my first contender for my summer song: Jake Owen's Barefoot Blue Jean Night.  Enjoy!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!!


One year ago, I started life.law.luck out of pure procrastination.  Now, I love the little nook I've carved out on the internets.  I admit I blog for purely selfish reasons: it makes me happy!  It allows me to be creative when I spend my days reading dry and dull caselaw for school.  Consider this my scrapbook of things that often say it better than I could.

To another year,
Alexandra

Sunday, May 8, 2011

mama.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there!  Spring finally arrived in MN so get out there and enjoy the sunshine today!
  
[via Pinterest]


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Failure to Flourish.


Studying for Business Associations is going about as well as you think it is going...terrible/awful/horrible.  I am not flourishing. Fail.


On the plus side, I have updated my Google Reader and developed an unhealthy addiction to Pinterest.  Sigh.  Noon tomorrow and this torture will be over. 

new love: as pretty as kings

Please check out As Happy As Kings!  I'm obsessed.  Here are a couple of my favorite finds by Cori:






Happy Tuesday!


walking barefoot in the sunshine.

Monday, May 2, 2011

royal romance.

This combines my love of Gaga and the Royals!  Enjoy!


mixed emotions.

[Birch Lake, Hackensack, MN]


I typically try and keep this blog light and fun.  But since last night's announcement that Bin Laden had been killed, I've been filled with mixed emotions.  While I know this is a historic moment in American history, it weighs heavy on my heart.  I am dismayed at the young students in D.C. who were celebrating in the streets last night, singing our national anthem and waving the American flag.  Are we really supposed to cheer and rejoice like we won a sporting event when we kill a terrorist?  Should we rejoice in the death of another human being?


I understand for some this news means more.  Some people have lost more and given more than I have over the last ten years and I will not pretend to understand what it means to lose someone from this war on terrorism.  But I am American, and the events of September 11th left me with the profound feeling of innocence lost.  So, I am happy after ten years that there is finally closure.  


However, I am not naive enough to think it is over.  Our actions are going to piss a lot of dangerous people off and there may be retaliation.  And that scares me.


I am so grateful for those men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our people here and abroad.  So all I'm asking is today, instead of cheering over the death of someone terrible, please take time to say a prayer for the lives that were lost and the lives still in danger.  And pray that someday there will be peace.


xoxo,
Alexandra
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.  -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[Watch President Obama's announcement.]

FRE me.

I went to battle with the Federal Rules of Evidence today and I'd like to think I'll come out the winner.  The prof put on all sorts of word limits: "Verbosity is not a lawyer's friend."  I will say that Evidence has been one of my favorite classes so far because it was so practical.  No wading through dense case law to interpret some archaic rule of law.  None of that.  Just, here are the rules.  Now, make your best argument.  


Next up, Business Associations on Wednesday.  From practical to completely impractical.  We spent all semester reflecting on our ability to flourish and developing agency, the roots of the B.A. tree.  Sigh.  All that debt to flourish.


Anywho, wish me luck!  And hopefully the sunshine will come out this week to kick off SUMMER VACATION!!!



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