Monday, March 27, 2006


According to the Beaudrot family web page, there are a mere 47 days left until my graduation, and we will all look like Alicia in the above picture. Scary, huh? I am both ready to move on, and not ready at the same time. I guess it doesn't matter much, graduation day is going to come anyway.

The "countdown to commencement" graduation fair is on Wednesday and Thursday. Then Spring Family Weekend is this weekend. (Hey, Mom and Dad are actually coming to see me!). After that, the SSSA conference is over Easter weekend, and that's about when things get really crazy with the papers and presentations. Then comes a fairly easy couple of weeks for finals (and I think that's when I'm going to make a few visits to law schools so I can make a decision about where I'll be next year).

So that's me and my life! Nothing too exciting to report at this time. I hope everyone else is doing well :)

*Edit* I'm tall. Especially when I stand next to Katie.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

A spring break game night

Hey, this is the last picture post, then I'll be caught up for the most part! On the Friday that spring break started, lots of us that were staying that night were able to go to PF Chang's thanks to a very generous birthday gift card given to Lisa from her parents. After that, some people came over to our apartment for an impromptu game/Saved by the Bell night. And here are some of the pictures from Beth's camera:

Our end of the table: Lisa, me, and Anne

The rest of the table: Beth, Tina, Rebecca, Meghan, Erin, Leslie-Anne, Mindy, and Melanie

At our apartment, posing with Compatibility. Melanie and I (and Anne, when she joined in) came in last, but it was a close game!

And, finally, the seven of us watching Saved by the Bell. We're singing along with the theme song, which is why all of our mouths are open. Definitely another fun night. I'm going to miss being able to do this with these people...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Evening of Elegance

The Lighthouse men have started a tradition called "The Evening of Elegance," in which the guys take an evening to serve the girls dinner and provide entertainment. The two times they've done it, it has been a lot of fun. This year, it was held in the guest house at 115 Oakmont, where the Elzingas are staying (Kenneth Elzinga is a visiting professor from UVA, and he's working with a Trinity professor on an economics murder mystery--the fourth in their series. How cool is that? They have been very involved with InterVarsity this semester, even though they're only visiting). Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the night, taken by Beth and Melanie. And yes, I know these pictures have already been put up just about everywhere possible, but by posting them here, my family can see them too :)

The roommates: Anne, me, and Beth

Lots of senior girls

More seniors

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Lisa's birthday

On February 24 (exactly 2 weeks after my birthday, 1 week after Anne's), it was time for us to celebrate Lisa's birthday! The festivities consisted of a dinner at Main Street Pizza (a place popular among Trinity kids b/c you can get a personal pizza for $3) and then, of course, yet another fountain dunking. Pictures this time are all Melanie's.

Our table at Main Street

Lisa and friends on the way to the fountain. We only made her put her feet in too.

Mindy and me having a little fight afterwards...

Definitely a fun night.

Picture posts: Anne's birthday

I decided to go ahead and post the pictures from various events slowly, so there will be fewer pictures per post. This will hopefully make it less confusing. This first post is going to include pictures from Anne's birthday, which happened on Friday, February 17 (with a fountain dunking the next Monday). We took her on a River Boat Ride and to dessert--and it was really cold that day! So we're all bundled up (and I'm modeling a hat Grandmamom made for me and a scarf Beth brought back for me from India). It was also still cold on fountain dunking day--so we only made Anne put her feet in. Aren't we nice?

Oh, and yes, importantly, the pictures used in this post were taken by Beth and Melanie.

Kaci, Anne, and Katie on the boat

Beth and me on the boat

Me sharing my scarf with Kaci, who didn't have one. We did this most of the ride!

The birthday girl and her birthday cookie

Now we're to Monday night. Anne's about to go in the fountain...

Now she's getting out

Some of the people that were there: Kaci, Anne, Katie, Beth, and me. (I love this picture!)

The rest of the dunkers: Lisa, Tina, Mindy, Rebecca, (Anne), and Melanie

Kaci giving Anne a ride back to the car

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Spring break!

It's spring break! And what am I doing? Sitting here in my apartment, working on a paper. It's all good, though. I'll be extremely happy once this paper is done (and even happier when I'm finished presenting it at the SSSA conference here in San Antonio next month). The paper is supposed to be sent in by March 15th, so I'll send that in and be home in Sugar Land on Wednesday or Thursday. Beth and Anne are hanging around for a few days before heading home, too, which also makes my life more exciting. This provides excellent distraction from what I should be working on (as does the piano...and facebook...and other people's blogs/livejournals/xangas...and the Beaudrot website...and the list goes on and on...).

In law school news, I haven't heard from UT yet. I'm currently trying to decide whether I should visit UF on their admitted student day (April 7th). Deposits for most schools don't need to be sent in until May 1st or so, although Baylor wants half of theirs by April 1st (April 1st!? What are they thinking?). So that's where all that stands. Who knows how that's going to end up.

I know it has been a while since I updated, but this semester has definitely been busy! I foresee that there will be an extensive picture post soon. I'll try and be a bit better in the future about keeping this updated.

And, finally, I'd like to leave you with the link to a site that has provided me much entertainment over the past few months. I actually discovered it because of my internship last semester. In the judge's chambers, we received The Texas Bar Journal every month. The magazine has in it in it a column called "Et Cetera," in which Jerry Buchmeyer, a U.S. District Court Judge, shares amusing slip-ups in the courtroom and in legal documents. He does this on a greater scale in his blog, Say What?!. I thought several of the days in February were especially amusing...