Monday, November 27, 2006

I sure wish I had a job...

I bet you never thought that having a job could be stress relieving. Well, try being $70,000 in debt with a pregnant wife and no prospects for work. I'm trying not to be too hard on myself... I still have a year and a half left of law school, but many of my friends in law school already have jobs lined up for the summer. All I got was a stack of rejection letters. I think I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself to make $100,000+ after graduation and maybe I just need to be more patient, but I'm a pretty greedy person. So I'm going to continue to look for that job that will make me buttloads of cash.

In other news, Kiley's been pretty sick lately and she hasn't been able to work, so we're basically living off of savings and the kindness of others. Hopefully she'll be able to get back to work soon so that we can make it until we get some loan money in January, but if not, I'm sure it will work out. Luckily we found a prescription that seems to calm down her nausea. She's now 10 weeks along, so we're hoping that once she's past the first trimester she won't get as sick.

Thanksgiving was pretty fun, we went up to St. George to visit Kiley's family for the week. That was some good fun. We got to play some racquetball and shoot some guns... I don't know what it is about Thanksgiving that makes people want to shoot guns.

Anyway, that is all for now.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This should be a good year for me...

I'm hoping that this year will turn out to be a good one for me. So far it's been pretty rough. Law school is not fun. I don't care which law student or lawyer you talk to, if they tell you that law school is fun, they are liars. But it is pretty rewarding... as long as you can get a job after you graduate.

Other than law school, my wife and I just found out that we're going to have a baby. I guess that won't really affect this year as much as it will affect next year for me. This has already changed the way I'm looking at things. I was planning on buying a nice computer next year, since I've had mine for about 3 years now and it's getting a bit outdated. However, I think I might have to put that money towards a new camcorder and other various items to prepare for the kid. I am hoping for a boy, since Kiley hates baseball. That way I'll have somebody to watch the games with me.

Speaking of baseball, my St. Louis Cardinals are in the World Series and just won a game last night to put them up 2-1 in the series over the Detroit Tigers. This might not be important news to most of you, but it's a bit step for me. As a long-time University of Utah fan and Utah Jazz fan, I have never seen one of my teams win it all. I know the U of U football team won the Fiesta bowl a few years ago, but that wasn't quite a National Championship, and the Jazz have only reached the NBA finals a couple of times but got beat by the Bulls on both occasions. So this is big news for me.

In other news, I'm really hoping to get a job at a law firm for next summer. It's quite a competitive process and some of the big law firms will pay up to about $2500 per week here in Las Vegas. I interviewed with a couple firms and I'm not too positive I'll get either position, but it would be a dream come true if I did. That would sure take some of the financial pressure off. The important thing about getting a job at a good firm for next summer is that most firms make offers to their summer associates to come back and work after graduation. That would be the ideal way for me to start out my career as an attorney.

I know this has been a pretty long post, but it's been a while since many of you have heard from me, so this should catch you up on everything. That is all for now...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I'm Back

I know most of you don't care, but I'm back in the world of blogging. This time I think I'm going to keep it simple. I'll probably just post a few times a week, when I get the time. I got the idea from Keltose, and I think it's a good way for my friends to keep up on my life without having to call everybody. So check back often for updates...