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Monday, April 30, 2012

A Quick (and Boring) Update

Hey all!  Just so you all know I'm still alive and kicking, I figured I'd give a quick shootout to say hello :)  I'm about halfway done with Exams - 10 days left until freedom and summer officially begins!  I'm actually really excited for this summer, Seth and I (and our girlfriends/wifeys) have lots of fun planned... but first I have to finish up these pesky exams!  So far, I'm done with one exam and one project, and have two exams left and one presentation to keep me in your prayers, and pray for an A!  :)  Other than that, life has been pretty low key, so I will try to spruce it up with some pics...but until the next time - much love and xoxo's!

Honey's glad that Daddy is home studying, but thinks I am boring!

Audrey, Seth, and Veronica at the last Bar Review

Me, Veronica, and Audrey at the last Bar Review

Some deeelish Puerto Rican food...sketchy place, but yummy!

Ugh, so much studying, not enough coffee!

Protein Shakes are my study treat!

Honey likes to look out the balcony and take in the view :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My First Live Interview

These girls found me on Twitter and wanted to hear what I had to say re: Hilary Rosen's comments on Ann Romney and the BYU "It Get's Better" video.  Check out my first live radio interview here...hopefully you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2 Weeks and Many Miles Later

Howdy y'all!  It's been a busy/crazy couple of weeks, so I'm gonna try to fit it all into one Blog post :)

As school winds down, exam prep is ramping up and the real studying begins!  Luckily for me my Mondays and Wednesdays are now free since I am officially finished working at HRC.  As a matter of fact, my supervising attorneys actually threw a farewell party for me and the other law fellow to bid us adieu - it was very sweet of them!  With one job done, I'm also making sure to seek the advice all of the wonderful attorneys at Patton Boggs (the firm where I will be working this summer) as I prepare to (hopefully!) make a great impression and do good work!

In addition to the regular hoopla, it's been a month of birthdays!  As I mentioned last week, Seth turned the big 2-6 and we have been celebrating ever since :)  The weekend after his birthday, the festivities continued and we had a celebration with the VA fam: lunch, shopping, and cake!  As soon as that hullaballoo was done, we ran back to the city to host a pre-party for our friend Daniel's birthday and then headed out for his party...which consisted of a stretch Hummer limo that took us around the town...TOO much fun!  In fact, we had so much fun that we followed it up with brunch on Sunday...amazing!!!

Tensie and I at Matchbox

Seth and his 3rd (yes third!) Birthday cake!!!

In the stretch Hummer...good times!

This was the BEST Drag Queen Brunch yet!
Also, for those of you who aren't aware, this past weekend my friend Jen and I ran in the Bull Run 50-Miler (yes, as in five-zero!)  Jen flew in from Florida on Friday morning and boy was it an adventure.  We spent Friday getting prepared for the race (yay for an excuse to eat tons of carbs!) and then got up at 4:30 AM on Saturday to make the drive to the trail!  Unfortunately for me, I hadn't had time to really get in the proper I decided to stop around mile 30 :(  Fortunately for Jen, she had trained a little better and finished ALL FIFTY MILES!!!  To reward ourselves: Cici's all-you-can-eat pizza and Sunday brunch with the friends (all of whom came to cheer us on at the race!)  But don't worry, Jen and I are already searching out our next 50-miler...and who knows, maybe we will decide to run a 100-miler next :)

Our numbers for the Bull Run

Look at al the supplies you need for this race!

Me and Jen before the race (and so much happier haha!)
Well, between the studying (I promise, that is really what I do's just no fun to read about), fun, and racing, I think that's about all I have the time and energy to write about :)  Until the next time (which might be a while since I'm about to be really boring for a few weeks!), much love and a bazilion hugs!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mista Seth!

Hey there again!  I can’t believe yet another week is done, but I sure am glad the weeks are passing by, especially because that means that finals are almost here a.k.a. the sooner they’re here, the sooner they’re done (and summer is just around the corner)!  Last week was busy as per usual, but it was also pretty fun…especially since the week ended with a Birthday celebration for Mista Seth…but first things first!

One of the cool things about going to school/working/living in D.C. is that our area is the focal point of many news stories.  Last week, for example, was the Obamacare debate at the Supreme Court and many protests ensued as a result.  Despite living only several miles from all of this craziness, Seth and I often forget that so much happens right in our back yard!  In fact, the only reason I remembered at all (other than the fact that it’s the only thing on the news these days) is that I happened to walk by the Supreme Court on my way to a briefing at the Capitol that I attended for work.  This all happened on day three of oral arguments, but it was still a madhouse on both sides of the aisle!  In fact, this may be the most monumental Supreme Court decision of my lifetime, so (especially because I am lucky enough to be in law school while it’s ongoing) I am really intrigued to see how it all turns out…but don’t hold your breath until they make a decision in June, because that’s a long ways away J

Outside the Supreme Court...protestors and all!
Another highlight of last week: puppies!  Now before Mom and Dad read this and have a heart attack, let me preface by saying that we did not get a new addition…although I thought about it J  But, as for the puppies, last week was Health and Wellness Week at school and we had a lot of programs, activities, etc… to promote health and wellness…including these cute little puppies that were there to melt our hearts and help us forget about the stress of law school, even if it were just for a few minutes…and let me just say – it worked! 

Puppies Part 1 

Puppies Part 2
Other than the rigorous routine, there wasn’t too much else on that end (with the exception of interviewing potential candidates to be our junior Dean’s Fellows next year…for 12 hours)…but, as I said earlier, Thursday was Seth’s birthday a.k.a. a weekend chocked-full of celebrations J  Between two dinners, a pamper day with a massage, haircut, and relaxation, and a pumpin joint-Birthday party for Seth and our friend Audrey, Seth got a ton of birthday love and attention…and he deserved every bit of it!  And the birthday celebrations are not over – next weekend is his family celebration with the VA fam J

A mini cake for Mega Seth :)

My job: cutting the cake!

Happy Birthday to Audrey and Seth!

Tensie and Seth...celebrating!
To wrap up the week, our friend Daniel came over to study/unwind with us and our favorite Sunday shows!  I can’t believe there are only TWO more episodes of Desperate Housewives until the series finale – I’m heartbroken!  Hopefully I’ve learned enough how to fill that role one day in case being an attorney doesn’t work out J  But, until then, it’s back to the books!  Much love and tons of hugs to you until next time!