Thursday, December 29, 2005

Anyone else see the resemblance?

Grandmamom, in a picture taken by Uncle M. at their mountain trip in November.

Me, in a picture taken by Rebecca G. at RECweek in 2004.


A list of gadgets various family members have set up in the past few days:
  • Kelsey’s Zen MicroPhoto
  • Kelsey’s new/old digital camera (she got my parents’ old one)
  • Rebecca’s VCR/DVD Player
  • Rebecca’s stereo
  • Mom & Dad’s new digital camera
  • Mom & Dad’s VCR/DVD Recorder
  • Mom’s new indoor/outdoor thermometer
  • Dad’s new garden fountain
  • Grandma’s new printer
  • Grandma’s new stereo (identical to the one Rebecca got)

I think that’s pretty much it. It’s been an interesting few days getting all those together, though I will be the first to admit that I’ve been pretty lazy lately, and have not helped very much with setting these toys up.

I escaped the Christmas technological gift-giving relatively unscathed this year, and instead was given simple gifts like a couple of pieces of jewelry, clothes, bath soaps, kitchenware, miscellaneous toys (e.g. stuffed bear, Strawberry Shortcake bath toy, etc.) and money. Let's hear it for Christmas money.

For the most part, the next couple of days will be spent relaxing even more, then it's off to Oklahoma/Kansas to visit Chrissy, a friend from high school. I'll be back in San Antonio on January 8th, and my last semester at Trinity will be in full swing when classes start on the 11th. Yes, yes, it's amazing how time flies.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

In 1914, on a Christmas Eve during WWI, enemy soldiers from Germany and Britain called a temporary truce that began in the trenches near Ypres, Belgium. The truce lasted through Christmas night in most areas (and longer in some), and was a time for soldiers on both sides to sing Christmas carols together in their native languages and retrieve bodies to give them proper burials. In a couple of areas, enemies even played a few games of football and exchanged gifts such as whiskey and cigars.

I’ve always liked that story. It's inspiring.

I hope you had a good Christmas; I know I did!

Read more about the “Christmas Truce” here from Wikipedia.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


I have now applied to five law schools: the University of Texas, the University of Houston, Baylor, the University of Florida, and William and Mary. Each time I tweak my personal statement for that specific school, I convince myself that that is the school I should go to. This is not a good thing, since it does nothing for my ability to ultimately decide where I actually do want to end up. It doesn't matter at this point, however; first I have to actually be accepted at one or more of the places I have applied before I can go anywhere!

I may, depending on how panicked I am, still apply to a few more places before February 1st, which seems to be the standard deadline for law school applications. We'll see.

In other news, guess who (unexpectedly) made a 4.0 this semester? Come on, law schools, you know you want me!

And yay, I go home tomorrow for Christmas. It will be nice to go home and have a short break from the craziness that is life here in San Antonio.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Apartment Christmas Decorations

Just wanted to share the Christmas decorations we've managed to put up with our limted budget and minimal time. Here's a picture from inside the apartment:

And our balcony, which definitely looks better when you can see it in person:

All right, time to get back to those law school applications.

Well then...

Let the egocentrism begin.