Thursday, December 11, 2008

The A+ Paper that Wrote Itself

Okay, that title is just a fantasy.

I am sitting here staring at a semi-blank screen as I try to write a paper for Military Law. Always overly ambitious, I intended to start this paper last night, after my Constitutional Law I exam. Ha!!!! What followed that exam was some errands, wine, ice cream, and catching up on episodes of the tv show 30 Rock. Pretty much a perfect evening, in other words. Oh, did I also mention that I woke up promptly at 2:00 p.m. today? (I SWEAR law students sleep work realllllly hard...)

Now I sit, researching and writing on the topic of "The Jeffrey MacDonald Fort Bragg Murder Case: Cleared by an Army Article 32 Investigation, Convicted in Federal Court" and frankly kids, it's giving me the creeps. The same kind of "creeps" I get after watching American Justice all alone; who woulda thought the written word could produce the same effect? Well, it can! Especially these old and creepy police documents.

Okay, I know, I know- you're getting the point, even without all the gory details. Which are gory, trust me.

Anyway, I'm writing this, alone in my apartment, peeking around corners and using my cat's ears as radar to detect any intruders. Old Trusty, I should have named him.

Wish me luck and blessings from the writing goddess.


Randy said...

Euw, euw, euw. Thanks for grossing me out on an otherwise fine afternoon here in California. I always found that case so fascinating. Maybe you could stumble over some new evidence to resolve things once and for all? Um, please?

Dingo said...

I'm going to send the writing goddess over. She's been moping around here a bit bored.

Good luck on your papers and exams. I haven't had a chance to read your archives yet but I assume that since you are taking Con Law this semester you are a 1L, right? If so, I just want you to know that it gets easier after this. Well, until the Bar but we won't panic you about that right now. You're welcome.

Errant Gosling said...

Law school was a vacation, but only partially so. And I could never do anything after intellectual after a final exam. It was happy hours and either lamenting the exams still to come or celebrating that all were done. Good luck with the rest, if there are any.