You are finite, Zathras is finite. This..... is wrong tool.

Monday, September 15, 2008

W.A. Mozart v. Franz Schubert in a no-holds-barred, knock-down, drag-out brawl cage match

I was reading outside today taking advantage of the fact that for the first non-rainy day in what seems like weeks (actually only 3 days, although only the second in a week and it's been cold) I was distracted by a couple of LLM (international) students coming out to the Toyota Plaza having a loud conversation. The pair of Desis were speaking loudly enough that the other people having quiet conversations out there had to speak up to hear each other, and it was definitely enough to distract me greatly from my readings.
Not wanting to pick up and go inside, I decided that I would put on my iPod in order to drown them out. It was a difficult choice, though because I did not want to be distracted by the music that I chose. Of course, I have a fair number of lyricless (or semi-lyricless/non-english) music on it; soundtracks, opera, german polka stuff.... I chose to put on the Mozart Symphonies.

It took very little time before I was more distracted by the Mozart than I likely would have been by some pop-music crap. The intricate and interesting melodies and harmonic brilliance distracted me from the dull discussion of voting rights in corporate entities quite easily.

I'm going to need to find something that will not be quite so distracting. Interesting, lyricless, but not so interesting as to be distracting. . . . any suggestions?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First week is upon us

It's the third day of classes, and I thought it would be a good time for some reflection.

The more time goes on, the more I am stung by not making law review. I think it has less to do with law review as my overall mood. I am simply not feeling satisfied with much of anything at the moment. I am hoping that my classes will soon begin to interest me, as I believe that a large portion of this is down to not having any structure or goals for much of August. Now that the OCI process is over, the rush from that--the inertia--is gone too. Yeah, I've got a couple of callbacks, but for the most part, it's back to business as usual. Things will pick up I'm sure as the semester goes on, but really, I shouldn't be relying on the amount of work on my plate to keep me occupied--that's a recipe for workaholism (and for me, alcoholism.)

Now that that's out of the way...

On the bus this morning, I was listening to the Jurassic Park Soundtrack. I know, I'm a nerd for simply owning a couple of John Williams' albums, but whatever. I reflected on how much I liked the book Jurassic Park and felt like watching the movie again. Then I remembered how much the movie stank compared to the book, and how despite my enjoying The Lost World (book) even more, the sequel movie was even worse to the point that it's hard to tell it's based on the book. It's depressing.

Anyways, three days down, 102 to go.