Sunday, May 16, 2004

The Answers to the 3 Questions from the May 10th post

Why is tonight different from other nights?
Ohh wait! Not THOSE questions. ;) OK lemme try again.

First off, thanks to ETS, Jess and Amy for playing! I feel less ignored now. A big fat :P~ to everyone else.


Questions from ETS:

1. You wake up one morning and find a herd of cows annihilating the front lawn that you just spent a spring's worth of work to coax forth into luscious green life. Do you call animal control to rid you of the wretched animals before or after you've shot them with paint balls so that you can more readily identity the rat bastards that will be the next to occupy your backyard barbecue pit?

I shuffle them over to my neighbor's yard. She has been driving me insane with her 9 (yes 9!) unruly canines for years. Let her deal with the bovines. Although the BBQ pit idea does sound tasty ...

2. Celebrity Death Match between Frankie Muniz and DJ Qualls: who wins?

DJ Quails - why? Because I don't have the slightest clue who either of them are and DJ is my brother's name, so he wins.

3. If someone were to kidnap your boss' favorite stuffed animal from her office, what adventures would that someone take it on?

hmmmm, let's see. The Guggenheim, the Museum of Sex and the Bronx Zoo. I would, of course, take digital pics of said stuffed animal and email them to the aforementioned boss. :)

Next we have questions from Jessica:

She gets kudos for playing and a slight SMACK on the forehead for being a smart a$$.

1. Are law school finals hard?


2. Uh...why is the sky blue?

The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air. However, much of the shorter wavelength light is absorbed by the gas molecules. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue.

There! That enough info for ya Mrs. Wizard?! :)

3. Can I sue a cicada for distress?

Sure, you can file papers against anyone you want, but I bet you would have a hell of a time collecting if you won (that is, unless the judge threw the case out of court for being frivolous). If the cicadas are emerging from state property you might want to sue them for harboring a nuisance.
Disclaimer: This is NOT legal advice, this is just my law student layman's opinion. No practicing law without a license for me, nooo siree. ;)

If you really want to learn about the cicada phenomenon may I suggest the following resources:

My good buddies at CNN reported on the topic at:

For anything and everything you ever wanted to know about those wretched beasts check out the Official Cicada Web site: Cicada Watch 2004 at:

And finally, to spread the joy you can send someone you know and love a cicada postcard at:


And last, but certainly not least, we have questions from stupendous Amy:
Thanks for playing Amy, AND for providing the most thought provoking questions. I don't want my brain to get sluggish during this whole week of NON LAW I have in between final exams and bar exam prep.

1. What is your favorite shampoo and why?

Thermasilk color revitalizing shampoo by Helene Curtis. Protects my highlights without a lot of buildup. (Yes! I can be girlie too!)

2. If you found out that tomorrow you would be struck down dead what three things would you do?

Hmmmmm, I would of course tell my family & friends how much I love them. I would send a long and detailed letter to a certain someone who broke my heart a long time ago and I would plan my own funeral to make sure everything was the way I wanted it to be.

3. Why do you blog?

I always thought blogging was a dumb idea and boring to read. Then I read Pete's blog. Now I realize it's a great way to open dialog, unload some of the stuff on my mind, and a fun outlet. But yea, in a nutshell Pete is the reason I blog. I'm a big dork, I know.

OK kids, that was fun. Any more questions from the lazy stragglers who couldn't be bothered the first time around are welcome in the comments section here. Ciao for now.

Guidelines for Home Schooling Part II

OK, responding to Pete's comment from my April 13th post here, since apparently I got long winded and my response wouldn't fit in the comments box grrrrrr. Anywho:

I always wondered about basic guidelines for parents. You need a license to catch a fish, get married, drive a car... but please, everyone procreate all over the damn place! There are exhaustive background checks for ppl attempting to ADOPT children, but if you have working biological equipment you get carte blanche?? I have debated the "licensing parents" thing time and again in domestic law classes, and it is a slippery slope. Who gets to decide, what happens if you don't qualify and get pregnant anyway? What about mandatory sterilization? It goes on and on.... but I digress.

My whole point about home schooling is that if parents are screened, then at least it would be an early warning system. It could identify potential problems and begin the process of addressing them. Home schooling is SLIGHTLY analogous to private schools, but in a private school there are other teachers, admin staff, etc. A slighty psycho home schooling mother is home ALL day, ALONE with her children. The potential that she may snap and the danger she might place her children in is so much greater than traditional classrooms settings.

Having a warning system, or a safety net of some kind is all I am saying we need. It might not prevent EVERY instance of a mother losing it, but even if it saves just one kid and his siblings, doesn't that make it worth the effort?

Monday, May 10, 2004

The 3 Questions

OK taking a que from Pete's blog ( I am posting the following ... let's see if anyone is actually reading my stuff.

"So it seems like everyone else is doing it, so I suppose I will too. It's time for the three questions game. To quote the trendsetter:
I want anyone who reads this to ask me 3 questions, no more no less. Ask me anything you want and I will truthfully answer. Then, I want you to go to your blog, copy and paste this allowing your friends to ask you anything."

OK, ready, set, go!