For those of you who may be interested, there is a live webcast of the murder trial of Mary Winkler, the preacher’s wife accused of shotgunning her husband in Selmer, Tennessee last year.
Here’s the link.
Fear not, Buffalonians! Beer reinforcements are on their way! (There was an Old Milwaukee truck right behind this one.)
Seen on a billboard in western New York:
When you smoke, so does your pet.
Looks like we may have a major snowstorm to contend with on Sunday and Monday as we visit, and then depart, Buffalo. That’s Sunday and Monday, April 15 and 16. Lovely.
Good luck avoiding bad luck today! Becky and I are off to the dog kennel, and then Buffalo. Speaking of which, the Sabres won last night, 4-1, to take a 1-0 series lead. Woohoo!
Okay, I have a question for those who have taken the bar exam, particularly those who did so after taking the BarBri course.
For reasons that I might explain later, but just take my word on it for now, I’m taking the bar in Colorado. However, I’ll be living in Tennessee during the two months preceding the exam. Therefore, my plan has been to order BarBri’s videotaped lectures and study that way. One irksome aspect of this plan is that it actually costs $300 more, on top of BarBri’s already exorbitant fees, to get the videotapes, even though it’s obviously an inferior way of studying the material (as opposed to a live lecture).
Now it has emerged that a recent NDLS grad and Irish Trojan blog reader who recently passed the Colorado bar has offered to sell me her BarBri and PMBR materials. “It will sure as heck be cheaper than the course,” she points out.
The deadline to sign up for BarBri is Sunday. I’m already signed up (because I did the MPRE review course), but I’ve only paid a small initial deposit. I’ve got to pay a lot more money on Sunday if I want to take the MBE course.
So here’s my question: given that I won’t be attending any live lectures (I’d be watching them all on videotape, by myself), is it worth it to pay the enormous expense of BarBri, or is simply buying second-hand BarBri and PMBR materials, and studying independently off of them, a viable alternative?
Potentially relevant information: on the one hand, I have been known to pull good exam grades out of my a** after learning the class largely out of Gilbert outlines and such, so that seems to be a pretty effective method of learning for me. On the other hand, I’m not exactly a natural “self-starter” when it comes to studying. I have a strong tendency to procrastinate when it comes to schoolwork and things that feel like schoolwork (e.g., studying for a giant test). Now, obviously, I’m well aware of the extreme importance of studying for the bar, and don’t intend to procrastinate it… but still, all other things being equal, it would generally be wiser to go with a system that makes procrastination structurally less likely.
So… thoughts, anyone?
Think about it! Rutgers would have been eliminated in the Sweet Sixteen, so Imus never would have called them “nappy-headed hos” after watching them in the championship game, so he would still have a job right now.
This has been your butterfly-flaps-its-wings alternate-reality thought of the day.
Congratulations to “Strikes on a Lane,” the lone 2L team in an otherwise 3L-dominated Law School Bowling playoff round, which won the championship Thursday night by defeating “Snakes on a Girl” in the semifinals and “Brian Morrissey is a Gentle Lover” in the finals. Those teams finished third and second, respectively; “Still Drunk” finished fourth.
Congratulations also to the SBA, for finally creating a “competitive bowling league” that actually had a competitive ending, instead of forgetting to keep score and ultimately dropping the ball on the whole thing. One of three years ain’t bad! ;)
I’ll have more to say about bowling later, including video of my dramatic non-turkey. For now, here are a couple photos of the winning team: