Saturday, July 23, 2011

Currently Listening to:

(In no particular order)
1. The Givers- In Light
2. TV on the Radio-  Dear Science
3. TV on the Radio- Nine Types of Light
4. Bon Iver- Bon Iver
5. Times New Viking- Dancer Enquired
6.Dawes- Nothing is wrong
8.Horse Feathers-Thistled Spring
9.Lykke Li- Wounded Rhymes

I will review some if not all of these when I have the time, but if you are reading this go out and buy the albums they are spectacular and they are about the only thing that is keeping me sane right now.


I am not trying to garner any sympathy, but the bar is making me insane.  One day I am convinced that I will pass the test and the next I am sure I going to fail.   I can't take these swings anymore.  Thankfully for good or bad the test is only four days away.  I just want this to be over so that I can actually experience life away from school.  That is right folks  I do not have a single memory of myself that does not involve being a student.  Twenty-one years is a long time to devote to something and I am spent.  Ok glad that the venting session is over! That is the one and only time that you will hear me complain about the bar.  Enjoy the weekend and I will see you when I am on the other side of this beast.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fleet Foxes New Album

Photo via Fleet Foxes
Since the release of their first album in 2008 I have been chomping at the bit for their next release.  Well it appears that my wait is over!  On January 13th Fleet foxes tweeted "Oh yeah, our record is done and mastered. That happened a little while ago. Announcements soon, but no turning back now I guess."  Sooooo it is official Fleet Foxes will be giving us another masterpiece in 2011.  They have not announced an exact release date but I am thinking it will be in early spring.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Iron & Wine's New Album

Check out Iron & Wine's new album "kiss each other clean", which is streaming on NPR music.
link to album stream

First Days

I both love and hate being the newcomer at a new job.  There is the initial excitement that comes from seeing your new environment and than it is inevitably followed by nervous doubts as to whether you are qualified for the job.  I just recently landed an internship with the US attorney's office for the Western District of Tennessee (yes that is its full title) and  I have been going back and forth between happiness and dread for my new responsibilities.

 There are so many things in my new job that I know nothing about (law school has not prepared me for this) and while I know that I will be able to handle it I cannot help but be a little apprehensive about this venture.  One of the big things that concerns me is my writing skills.  It has been a year and a half since I wrote a brief and I can only hope that my abilities will come back to me.  The nervousness that I feel about my job has turned me into a bit of a klutz as of late.  For instance this morning when I went to the DA's office to have my badge made, I missed my chance to get out of the revolving door and had to ride it around another time.  The guards in the lobby just smiled at me, but I could kind of tell that they were wondering what was wrong with me. 

While I am a little nervous about the new internship, I couldn't be happier that I was able to land such a great opportunity. I do have to admit that I hold myself just a little bit higher since I started working at the DA's office.  The badge that they made for me gave me a since of authority, even though I am at the bottom of the totem pole.  I can't help it!  It has been a very long time since I felt like I was actually doing something with education. It will be interesting to see what my first assignment will be.  Fingers crossed for something interesting.