Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Why the daiquiries are NOT being drunk (besides the fact that I don't drink)

Law School is over so you'd think I'd be lounging by a pool somewhere sipping (non alcoholic) frozen daiquiris (what with the heat and all) and reading fabulous novels (of the Lahiri and Zadie Smith variety) in between shopping sprees at outlet malls and buying purses, lots and lots of purses. You'd think.

In reality, that has not been the case. Far from it actually. Nope, instead of a pool, my home has been a library. Instead of (halal) frozen daiquiris, its diet coke from a vending machine or Starbucks you pinch your nose and gulp down. No fabulous novels being read here- instead, its BarBri Outlines and PMBR sample exams. And the shopping sprees for fabulous purses? Not happening, not even close.

The little bumble bee that stings you with a shot of self pity is when friends run into you and say cheerfully, oh you're done! How does it feel to relax? All this time off before work! As these words sprout innocently from their lips I can't help but long for the frozen (halal) daiquiris that should rightfully be mine and bemoan the immense unfairness that I must revisit concepts I tried so hard to put out of my mind such as the difference between fee simple subject to condition subsequent and fee simple determinable.... I mean, who cares, right? I can't blame my friends for assuming I'm done, its a cruel twist that after three of the most difficult study filled years of my life, I graduate and spend the ensuing months: studying.

And then of course, logic kicks in amidst the self pity and you remember: There's only 6 more weeks of studying left followed by the pure unadulterated panic filled fear as you realize, you only have 6 weeks more weeks of studying left!!! But instead of the logical response of grabbing the closest book you can find and proceeding to memorize its contents, you end up sitting amidst the clutter wondering how on earth you'll learn over ten different subjects some you never took in law school and master them in 6 weeks! And as you fill with such fear, you throw your hands in the air, and do what any other person with a bar exam in six weeks does, you blog. Sigh.

Instead of studying, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you'll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that's my point- Jack Handy

8 comments:

mezba said...

breathe, o young Padawan, breathe!

The friendly lion said...

awww honey! its six more weeks now, which is a very long or a very short period of time depending on how you look at it :)
why dont you take one or two days off? like off, dont look at books, dont even think about the bar; do the pool and the daiquiris and the purse shopping! then get back to it and you wont feel so bad :)
and please tell me how the halal frozen daiquiries taste? tht is the only drink ive ever wanted to taste and havent and most probably wont ever taste!

or you can do what mezba said ;)

Tee said...

LOL @ all the disclaimer-like (halal)s carefully placed.

Hang in there, chica. You're almost there.

You know, I was at my doctor the other day and she referred me to a gyn. (I promise this is on topic!) LOL. Anyway, she recommened a gyn to me. She said, "She's a really nice woman. I went to medical school with her but can you believe this - after medical school she decided to go to law school. That's where she met her husband - then she went back to med school for gynecology! Can you imagine??"

LOL. Anyway, I thought about you and all your hard work and studying at that moment.

By the way - the pool can be over rated. I take the boys several times a week and I'm so tired of dealing with PEOPLE. People are rude, people are snobs, other people's children are obnoxious and loud... It might be more bareable with a (non-halal!) very alcoholic daquiri in hand - but no drinking "on the job" for Mommy :p

ruby said...

In just a few weeks you'll be able to be out by a pool with the halalest of halal daiquiri in hand and recovering from purse shopping! I am sure of it! You're going to do fabulously, no flunking! Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Yes please breathe! I can hear you hyperventilating from here. :)

mystic-soul said...

you will be fine as usual !!

(Our prayers are with you)

Aisha said...

Mezba- thanks for the reminder :)

Ruby- thats good advice. I am not work work work all the time... but when i'm not doing it i cant help but feel guilty about it. oh well! okay, to be honest, I havent had a frozen daquiri halal or otherwise but I REALY WANT TO, I have had a frozen margarita (halal)and its good, its like a slurpee but $6 :)

Tee, thansk for sharing your story. It makes me feel better about the thought that is always in the back of my head, that after my two year fellowship, I might just go back to being a teacher... Knowing osmoene else went back to their original career makes me feel like 'm not the only one whose felt that way.

Ruby you give the BEST words of support. Thank you for gracing my blog with your warmth! :)

Mystic, LOL I can almost hear you rolling your eyes at my melodrama :)

Aisha said...

oh- and anon, not hyperventalting... well sort of, but not tooo bad- yet:)

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