Bitch Fest

July 19, 2006

104 F, Bar Exam in 5 days, failure eminent, no job anyway, the fan for my furnace/AC in my home apperently broken. And just for fun, my new dog is limping for no apperent reason.

- Jesse

ps. Only 98 in my house! WoohoO!

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Study on

July 14, 2006

Studying continues for the almighty Oklahoma bar.  I got a weighted 158 on my last practice MBE (136 passes this multiple choice part) so I am gogin to switch to the essay parts.  Argh!  Still sucks.

Igasa is back form the vet and freshly spayed.  In spite of the massive glued wound on her belly, it doesnt seem to bother her at all.  I am having to keep “them dogs” seperated so they dont play and rip her open.  Which would be bad.  So I have to take them for walks anytime they show any kind of energy level. Funny how fast black dogs get tired in 100F heat. After Tuesday they should be good to go again.

Kelli and Kaldun get back into town tommorow.  So I best ge tto cleaning the house.

- Jesse

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Best, panhandler, ever.

July 9, 2006

I was on a break from studying down at the bar center, when my buddy called me over. He was talking to a guy dressed in black pants and a purple ratted polo who was holding a number of papers, half rolled in one hand. He was a middle aged black man with a short black beard covering his face, nice looking black rimmed glasses, and short black hair. Standing outside the bar center, I assumed it was either an attorney or someone with a legal question (which I cant answer until I pass the bar). However, when I got over there, he IMMEDIATELY launched into a story as the rest of the group filtered in to the lecture I was kinda stuck listening…

He first told me he wasnt homeless. He should me an address on a piece of well worn paper and then whiped out his wallet and showed me a matching address on his license. he wanted to make it clear, that he was NOT homeless. He then told me that he just got a job… but he hasnt started yet. The clothes he was wearing were part of his uniform for what-a-burger; he was just coming form the interview where he had got the job. To back this up, he had a phone number for his boss.

At this point, I basically asked him ‘so what?” I started to assume he wanted money as the story went on, but this was getting elaborate. He continued:

“I just came from the hospital and got a new perscription because my feeding tube is infected,” as he lifted his shirt to show me his feeding tube and coresponding puss filled hole in his stomach. Which was nice. “I’m not making this up, I also have a…” and I dont remember what he was saying, but it was a peg of somekind in his right chest. Still trying to figure out what was goin gon, he alternated showing me papers and corresponding symptoms on his body. He never did say what was wrong with him, but he had bright red marks up and down his legs (which stood in stark contrast to his dark stin) and scaring on his chest.

At this point, I’m just a little confused. I starting to abandon my pan-handler assumption and figure he wants to sue somebody for something. The explanation went on and on as papers were shown and body parts displayed. I stood with a blank look, trying to figure out what he wanted and at the same time considering ditching him so I could get back to my lecture. I know, Im a horrible person. This guy has serious problems and I was looking for a scape goat.

Anyway. After what seemed like forever he begins to wrap things up. “I have been to catholic charities and tried talkin’ to the government, i have no health insurance and gotta get this perscription filled.” Aha! He is a panhanlder! The “need bus fare” excuse is worn out and no one just asks for change anymore. hell no, this guy wanted $27. Having learned a thing or two about people asking for money and being the compassionate individual I am… I told him I would take him to Walgreens and fill his Rx if he wanted to wait until after class.

Apperently he didnt have the time. He was happy to take cash, but he would not go there with me. Also, he was wearing a uniform the day he got the job but hadnt started working yet? He just came from the hospital AND just came from work. Not to mention, if he didnt have health insurance, someone was paying his bills… the government said they would pay for a feeding tube but not hte drugs? Add to that his refusal to go to the drug store and I’m calling bullshit. Hell, there isnt a hospital nor a what-a-burger within a mile of the bar center. His story was too elaborate and he went too far to prove it before springing the question. Maybe I’m just a dick, but it annoys me that someone appears to have a real problem and is trying to exploit peoples good nature on acount of it. BUT… he gets the most elaborate panhandler award.

- Igasa is now part of the family. Once I spend $400+ in vet bills, your mine. She goes in for her ‘no puppy’s in this house’ surgery in the AM, she’s excited about that Im sure. ::pause to tell Igasa we dont eat Chinchilla’s in this family:: Argh. She is wicked cute, and at 55lbs she is still very much a puppy. Clumsy, and somewhat dense. At Petco today she knocked something off the shelf and then attacked her tail in retaliation. Argh. Otherwise she is doing great. She now sits before coming through a door, all-be-it with some reminding from time to time, and I have gotten her so she will sit and stay as I set her food dish down. Bacchus looks at her like she is retarded. Ohw ell, he gets his. Whenever Bacchus and I are playing Igasa takes it upon herself to defend me, the attack being what it is, Bacchus usually ignores her and continues wrestling with me. Enough about my dog…

- Bar studying continues. I have ANOTHER sample MBE on Tuesday so I am doing the ‘big six’ subjects that are on both the multiple choice and essay portions of the test. If I would have studied this hard in law school, I’d probably have a job by now.

- Kelli is off o nbusiness again. They have her traveling about one week every other month. I dont know if she gets a bonus or not for doing it, but they pay for room and bored and it helps her gain some recognition… so thats good. She is in JD’s area(ish) this week… Springfield MO at the Battlefield Mall . No stalking please.

- Kaldun is continuing his adventure in Iowa. I havent talked to him in a week other than ‘hi dad’ and then he goes back to whatever he was doing. Im sure he is having fun and am looking forward ot seeing him, but Im not looking forward to the retraining period mandatory when you get a kid back from the grandparents!

- Went swimming on the 4th at my uncles and then went to a buddies to watch the fireworks show (from his front lawn, woohoo!). A good time was had by all.

- Last friday Kelli and I took advantage of the no-child situatoin and went to the live bands down by river. Luckily, a friend had offered to drive so we took the dogs and some beer and had a good time until midnight or so.

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Igasa

June 27, 2006

Well, it kinda-sorta looks like we do have a new dog.  It has been a week and no owner, so the prospects are grim.  I didnt have class today so I spent an hour this Am driving around the area we found her, to no avail.  So it was, we bought a new colar and a leash for her (matching red) and picked out a name:

Igasa (pronounce “ee-gah-sa”), it is Hopi (Native American) for “one who wonders.”  So it seems fitting.  She seems to respond well to it and has already learned ‘sit’ and that she has to sit and stay before she can go through a door.  So she seems like a smart dog and Im sure she will make a fine addition to the family.

In other news;  Fence pictures are up! No one probably cares anymore, but oh well.  I didnt get any ‘action shots’ of us doing any real work, but since it was pushing 100F most days, you can imagine it was ugly.  Job done, looks great… go see for yourself.

I had today off from my class so I got to watch some World Cup, I have now become a World Cup fan (Down with Italy!)… so that’s good.  Its back to the grind at BarBri bright and early.   As a post script to the last post, my score was really 111, I misgraded 1 and got credit for a different answer on another.  So yay.

And one last thing, in this random and incoherent post, I sold my green Taurus.  Done and done.  Well, kinda.  I have to go to the bank and make sure the check clears and all but I covered my self with a note and a check with a purchase money security interest in the car.  Teehee.  $2,400 for a 1996 Ford Taurus LX with all the bells and whistles.  Gave them a good deal IMHO but I sold it to a neighbor, so that’s good.

- Jesse

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Dog 2

June 25, 2006

Well, first I should share the big news that the FENCE is done! It took us about a month to get the thing done, it was ou rbreak from bar studying. My buddy Kevin helped ALOT. THe lowest bid I was able to find was just below the $6K mark and we got it done for about $2,500. I took before pictures, during pictures, and after pictures. Which, of course, I will get aorund to posting in due time. I am very happy with the way it turned out, it looks perfect… so maybe Im no the wood butcher all of the males in my family are purported to be.

In other news… the Multistate Bar Exam is no fun at all. I took a practice exam, as my friend JD did recently, and realized it is 50% knowing the law, and 50% stamina. The thing is on the order of 100 pages long and has 200 questions over 7 hours. Trying to critically think for that long is not fun at all. I bet I missed more than a couple on account of basically not caring anymore. Argh! I ended up getting 109/200, before you mock me, the average is 105. So I would have passed the bar with flying colors! The practice test is made harder than the real thing to really give you a wake up… so thanks for that. Anyway, I spent yesterday doing the test, today going over half, and a full day tomorrow doing the same thing. That’s 21 hours of MultiState Bar in 3 days. Bar prep continues.

But! More interestingly, I found a dog the other day. Well, the dog found my sons school… it was wondering aorund the school with no tags and the teachers were freaking out. I got a hand on her but she had no tags. So I held her while they called the Humane Society but we were informed that they had no more room for dogs. With no tags and no claim, the put them down in 24-36 hours. :(

That would not stand. So like an idiot I took her and threw her in my new snazzy backyard. I have check the area for posters, called ARF, Animal Aid, the Humane Society, Animal Control, petfinder.com, and several other places I can think of listing her. I took her to the vet and had her scanned for the chip and/or tatoos I could find but nothing. Apperently no one is looking for a juvinile black lab bitch. By the looks of her she hasnt eaten very well for sometime. Sweet dog, but I forgot what a pain in the butt a puppy can be. I’m guessing she is 50lbs and still real young, teeth pearly white, gangly, and clumsy… So if you are looking for a black lab you lost in the mid-town area, let me know.

So it is I have now doubled the number of dogs in my home. I still hope we find her owner but if not, it looks like we will be giving her a home. Today is day 4 and we dont know her name, we have just been calling her “DOG 2″ and she is starting to answer to it, so I think it is time for a name. For dogs, I have read the best name is 2 hard syllables, they respond best to those sounds. So ahhh, yeah.

Dog #1, Bacchus on the left. Dog #2, Dog #2, on the Right.

Them Dogs

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