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Entries from April 2009

taking a breath

April 30th, 2009 3 Comments

TweetLaw school exams are sort of like that space between comfortably drunk and black out drunk. Okay, that’s kind of a big range, but you know that phase that starts when everything goes numb and the room spins a little. That phase when that booze-fueled fog that’s making bad decisions for you clears for a […]

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this is taxing

April 29th, 2009 1 Comment

TweetIn T minus too few hours, I’ll be going Chernobyl on a tax exam. Or more accurately, I will be attempting to survive the nuclear winter that will be my tax law exam. I’m in good company, at least. Misery, a common theme this time of year, still manages to make itself useful by forging […]

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train wreck

April 28th, 2009 1 Comment

TweetJust a warning: this blog will becoming increasingly…boring…for the next few weeks. At least in the cycling department [which is the whole point of this blog, right?], due to finals. However, it might be mildly entertaining in that can’t-not-look-at-that-train-wreck kind of way. In moments of clarity and sanity, even I’m amazed at what finals can […]

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drowning in embrocation

April 27th, 2009 2 Comments

TweetMy Mom has this tendency to flip through clothes with a dismissive, almost violent hand. Hangers squeak loudly against poles as she’ll cast aside suits, shirts, and pants, unable to find that perfect, impeccably tailored, designer whatever. Meanwhile I try not to completely lose it as the product of someone’s hard labor is violently shoved […]

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April 25th, 2009 2 Comments

TweetLast summer, I encountered my first pack of roadies. Plodding home from work, mostly zoned out, a male voice behind my ear called out: “On your left.” As those words hit my brain, I instantly found myself floating in a sea of matching spandex. Six or seven cyclists drew up alongside me before passing by […]

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