America's Obesity Epidemic Seems More Plausible Now

This week was a busy one. So busy in fact, that I almost didn’t write a blog post. But I really couldn’t leave all you devoted readers who wait each week for my newest adventure down, so here is a quick rundown of the happenings at UVa, followed by a short filler in order to save this post from complete boringhood.

1. Admitted Students Weekend—Theresa and I had a great time at the BBQ, breakfast and picnic lunch. The way I see it, the weekend was just an opportunity to get some free food. Oh, and we did talk to a couple of potential students about how awesome this school is.

2. Virginia Softball Invitational—I volunteered to be a field marshal, which essentially intailed sitting and watch a couple of games, and calling in the score at the end. We also got to eat pizza at the info meeting and were given free tickets to the BBQ

3. Virginia Society of Law and Technology—presented a speaker who talked about current issues in patenting stem cells. Food was provided.

4. Rex E. Lee Law Society—invited Judge Griffith of the Federal Circuit, a prominent LDS lawyer to address us on the topic of Lawyers and the Atonement. Then we ate Ice Cream

5. Our Con. Law class attended a lecture on Originalism as a Political Practice and (you guessed it) a small reception with refreshments.

6. I applied to be a Peer Advisor, but they didn’t give me any food. One of the questions on the application form was to tell your life story in ½ a page. Well, for someone who has had such and exciting life and tends to craft sentences that sometimes exceeds ½ a page by themselves, this is not such an easy task. But I did manage to jot something down. Here it is:

On a cold and snowy fifth of May in Edmonton, while Mexicans were celebrating their victory in the Battle of Puebla, and my fellow Canadians were wondering why they live in a country that has cold and snowy days in May, I reluctantly entered this world a full two weeks late. I have since discovered reason enough to stay, and have continued here on earth for twenty-four years. During my life, I have had many career goals, which have included, but are not limited to the following: dinosaur hunter, firefighter, cowboy, astronaut, cowboy-astronaut, private eye, wildlife photographer, graphic designer, and Rock Star. Unfortunately, I came to realize I wasn’t nearly strong enough to fight fires and Jack Black’s School of Rock was still a few years away, so I abandoned my childhood ambitions and did what most other students do when they fail to achieve the career of their dreams: I applied to law school. While sitting in my dorm, pouring over practice LSATs and looking across the street at the very hospital where I came kicking and screaming into this world, I realized that my life had not taken me too far from home and decided to study law at the furthest school possible. The University of Southern Florida waitlisted me, so I came to Virginia. I am glad of this decision, though, since it was here where I finally discovered my true calling in life: to be a softball pitcher.

Also, when asked why I wanted to be a Peer Advisor, this was my response:

One of the reasons I want to be a Peer Advisor is to take upon myself the noble calling of helping mold the next generation of great legal minds in this country; so that I can one day read about a newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice and be able to proudly say: “I was her Peer Advisor.” I would probably then say something like, “I remember when Justice So-and-so first came to Virginia Law, she didn’t even know the difference between a Rule 11 Sanction and a 12(b)(6) Motion” at which point my audience, if they were lawyers, would burst out laughing, and if they weren’t lawyers, would role their eyes.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found time in your busy schedule. The post was rather enjoyable.