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Thursday, July 06, 2006

i don't know if anyone actually still bothers to check my blog, but if so, hi. i haven't written on here since september, apparently. i guess i just didn't have anything to say. but now, i am so incredibly bored, i need something to kill time.
due to the massive incompetence of new jersey politicians, i am currently out of work and without a paycheck. i am non-essential in the state's eyes, which is a huge boost to my ego, let me tell you. i thought time off from work would be nice, but i have NOTHING TO DO. nothing. except go to the movies alone and search for a job for september, when i am truly out of work. i can't even sign up for unemployment yet, because i haven't worked long enough.
the job search for the fall has not gone well. it's a little depressing. the whole idea of a clerkship is that it's supposed to help you get a job when it's over, but so far, it has not done that. the only position that i have been close to getting at this point has been insurance defense, which i don't want to do. i'm probably going to end up doing document review in the city, because there's just nothing else. sad.
i may start talking to a legal employment agency...i don't know. anyone have any advice?
aside from the job search, not much is going on. as discouraged as i am with looking for a job, i know things could be worse. i could be studying for the bar right now. i really thought i was going to be too. it is a huge relief to be finished with it.
so i had some scary moments with the new jersey bar. when i checked the website on the morning that the results were published, next to my number it said "held" instead of passed or failed. so i called the board of bar examiners, thinking maybe i had forgotten to send something to them. it turns out that they lost one of my essay answers. for anyone who has never taken the bar (smart people, in other words), if the board finds that you did not make a good faith effort to answer every question, you fail. so i was a little freaked out. and i knew i had answered the question. it was the hardest essay on the exam, and i knew it was my worst answer, but i did it. my judge wanted me to leave work and take my computer to trenton so they could search for the answer on my hard drive. i was really upset. but by the end of the day, they found the answer. apparently, there was an extra page break inserted after essay #3, so #4 was just a blank page. they didn't bother to look at the next page. they had already scored the rest of my exam, so i just had to wait a few extra days for them to grade the last one. it was the three longest days of my life.
so. i still have nothing to do. i may go to the movies again this afternoon. continue spending the money i'm not earning. sounds good.






 

 

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