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1. LJ is being all weird again; I hope this posts. Maybe it was the Earthquake! (So glad there don't seem to be any serious injuries! That was admittedly rather exciting.)

2. I haven't been able to contact the mod of bsg2003fics to see if it would be alright to pimp my fic exchange. I remember that people have done so in the past, even though it says you're not supposed to. Luckily for me, callmeonetrack is testing the waters. I'll wait and see if anything happens to you! ;)

3. Sign-ups are here by the way. There are some very intriguing prompts up there already, but I KNOW more people indicated they were interested. Yes, LJ polls are binding, you didn't know?

4. I just got back from a long weekend in Chicago. Fell totally in love with the city. Pictures to come!

5. Dragon Con in just a little over a week! Who's coming? :D
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1. The cat was playing on my keyboard and did something weird to my enter key. It still works, but now it seems to have a totally different function. I have to code in line breaks by hand. So sorry I appeared and then disappeared, BSG chat people! I forgot it's hard to chat without an "enter" key.
2. Sign-ups for the pyramidofdreams ficathon are up. I'm excited. :) And a little nervous. I haven't been involved in running a ficathon since rose_griffes and I did a BSG remix together back in.... 2007? Yikes. Hopefully I won't screw up too badly.
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1. Via a bunch of people:
play 20 questions against a computer. It managed to guess Kara, Laura Roslin, Cally, and Inara from Firefly, but missed Smash Williams from Friday Night Lights. So I figured it was a genre thing, but then it guessed Alicia from The Good Wife. As well as my childhood heroine, Sara Crewe from A Little Princess. (Great book, great character; title hasn't aged well.) It also got Twilight Sparkle. XD

2. I've floated this idea to a few of you Chatzy frequent fliers, but I was thinking of trying to throw together a Pyramid of Dreams fic exchange type thing. Christmas in, um, September? :D? Any interest?
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Whee, I made it through! The exam process anyway; I won't find out my results until November. But for now I'm just glad to be done. Last night I dreamt that I was back at the post-bar party with my classmates and someone started talking about the Negotiable Instruments question that totally wasn't on there, but I don't think that actually happened. Thanks so much for your support, flist. <3

ETA: Can't hold a candle to this remarkable woman. Though I totally understand why she didn't leave until she'd finished the damn test. No one wants to go through this twice.
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So the bar exam is tomorrow and thursday. As Andy Sipowicz would say, I would appreciate any and all prayers or good thoughts sent in my general direction. Most especially, that my laptop doesn't give out on me at any time between now and Thursday, July 28th at 5PM, or whenever I can upload my essays. and that they don't ask a secured transactions question Thank you.
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PSA

I possibly shouldn't, but I'm taking an hour off tonight to watch the Frontline Doctumentary The Child Cases. It's on a topic I researched in law school: the so-called "shaken baby syndrome" that the medical community has increasingly come to believe simply does not exist. I'm sure many of you have heard of Louise Woodward, the British nanny who was convicted of shaking Matthew Eapen to death, but you probably hadn't heard - I certainly hadn't - that the medical expert who testified against her in that case has become one of the foremost critics of "shaken baby syndrome." He now states with medical certaintly that Matthew's death could not have been caused by shaking. [Whoops! Sorry we ruined your life, Louise!]



Less fortunate than Louise Woodward are the people portrayed in The Child Cases, one of whom is still serving a sixty year sentence.The story of "shaken baby syndrome" reminds me a lot of the faulty "arson" "science" that resulted in Cameron Todd Willingham'swrongful execution. Two things in particular jump out at me:



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So, frolicndetour, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 4% unique (blame, for example, your interest in kara/flippy ship), 26% peculiar, 36% interesting, 15% normal and 19% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 38


(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 78% of other LJers.)


Find out what your weirdness level is!



Wary of trusting strangers? Where are they getting that from? But look ma, I'm an intemallectual!
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Things are going well on the personal front: got all my grades back - did fine in everything and, most importantly, I got an A in Tax. karate0kat, you're good luck! So I can let go of my irrational fear that I somehow managed to fail something and will be stuck here for another semester. Now I'm looking forward to shedding the irrational fear that I somehow forgot about some mysterious requirement and they'll snatch my diploma away at the last minute. ;)

My laptop's at the laptop store getting fixed (I hope), so what with the limited internet access, I've had more time to catch up on TV. So, briefly:

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Wow, this post got long. I guess this is what happens when I don't inflict my deep thoughts on television on the internet for a while. It feels almost nostalgic. ;)