July 30, 2010
Nancy Parker called the other evening to say that Larry and Chelsea will be in D.C. the last weekend of August moving Chelsea back in and that they want to take me to their favorite crab place. That’s the weekend between orientation and the start of class so it’ll be the perfect way to start the semester. In addition, they’re stopping in Nashville to see Eric and he said he may drive out with them, which would be awesome!
July 29, 2010
I’m going to take a day during my last week in town to make a pilgrimage to all the places in the area that have been significant in my life here. I want to use it as a time to reflect on who I have been, who I am, and who I am becoming and to remember the people, places, and events that have contributed to who I am today.
I’m still developing the list and am asking for suggestions. Here’s what I have so far.
- Perfumo Canyon
- Montana de Oro
- Sinsheimer pool
- Sinsheimer Elementary
- San Luis High
- Laguna Middle School
- Cal Poly
- Madonna Mountain
- Grace Church
What am I forgetting?
July 28, 2010
I got an email from my peer group advisor yesterday. The law school breaks the 1L class into groups of thirty and assigns a second or third year student to the group as an advisor. The groups are meant to allow students to meet and interact outside of the classroom and the advisor is meant to be a resource for academic and non academic advice. In the words of my peer advisor, “basically my job is to help you guys with whatever you need and then give you free food.” Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
She says she wants to impart wisdom on outlining, exam prep, summer job searches, course selection, student organizations, and balancing academic and social life. She already has happy hours, pizza and cupcake parties, and alumni networking events scheduled for throughout the year. I think we also have a picnic or something like that with our peer group during orientation week. On top of all of that, she is the Executive Senior Editor of one of the law journals, which means a few things. First, she must know her stuff. Second, she must be crazy busy.
July 27, 2010
Now that the last season of 24 has been over for a few months, I’ve had to find a new way to spend my Monday nights. I know many may consider it blaspheme, but let me just say that The Most Eligible Bachelors of Grace Club more than fills Jack Bauer’s shoes. We meet every Monday night, usually at the Kilt, and spend the evening swapping man stories. Nathan Smith, Tyler Burns, and I are the founding members. Other frequenters include Brent Langford, Jono Leece, Kyle Naylor, and Josh Cody. (I’ve probably forgotten someone, which would normally cause drama, but luckily drama is banned from the Most Eligible Bachelors of Grace Club.) I’ve only got three meetings left until I take off. However, we’re going to go all out for my last Monday in town. You may want to keep your eyes out for us.
I need to give some credit to Rachel Cementina (I know, I know… Please hold your criticism of mentioning a female in a post about the M.E.B.o.G.C.) for naming our social gathering the first time we got together.
July 27, 2010
I love the fact that Gina Wing and Laura Texter clearly started reading my blog on the same day. I could tell because the number of comments more than doubled and they were all from the two of them!
Let that be an inspiration for all of you. This is meant to be used as a means of two way communication! I want to be hearing from all of you.
July 26, 2010
Tania, Rachel and I (the Executive Committee of the Core) had a photo shoot yesterday with my brother acting as photographer. I wore the tie the parents of my swimmers gave me. It is now my favorite tie. Perfect dimple, perfect knot, perfect length.
July 25, 2010
Here’s a higher quality picture of Hunter with me and my friends Rachel and Tania that’s actually from the baby shower.
July 24, 2010
We had a baby shower for Tommy and Hunter Caffrey, so I figured it’s time to get some pictures of him up.
Please note the Georgetown shirt. You can never start them too early.
It was my first baby shower ever and I must say I kicked some Boutte. I won the baby shower games after correctly identifying melted candy bars in diapers, scarfing some chicken and pumpkin baby food (yuk!) with some help from Marti Warde, and drinking vanilla Coke out of a bottle (which takes a lot longer than you would think).
I’m going to miss this little guy next year. I’m already looking forward to seeing him for his first Christmas! Maybe I’ll bring him back a little power suit.
July 23, 2010
I was talking to Laura Texter about William Wilberforce last night. If you don’t know, he’s one of my biggest political heroes and inspirations for social justice. So here’s a quote about him from Charles Fox after he won his twenty-six year struggle against the British slave trade.
When people speak of great men, they think of men like Napoleon – men of violence. Rarely do they think of peaceful men. But contrast the reception they will receive when they return home from their battles. Napoleon will arrive in pomp and in power, a man who’s achieved the very summit of earthly ambition. And yet his dreams will be haunted by the oppressions of war. William Wilberforce, however, will return to his family, lay his head on his pillow and remember: the slave trade is no more.
July 23, 2010
I’ve been feeling especially sentimental the last two days, so it’s probably time for another song.