Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lazy, crazy days

It took a while but I'm over that stupid bar exam. Yes, it's over and I'm over it. Two weeks before results come out in November I'll start yoga, breathing exercises and meditation. All in all, I didn't think it was horrible -- except for the first half of the multiple choice. We'll see how it all turns out.

Since I don't start work till October I'm basically being a bum for now. May I say that I don't now how chronically unemployed people do it? I'm going out of my mind here. I need to work! Now!

I had to have surgery so I put off doing a bar trip. Thank goodness I went to Peru and Brazil this year so I have those memories -- and pictures -- to sustain me every time I think of my friends who are off having fun in far away places. I do plan to go home to Dominica next month -- if I can find a plane ticket that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and which doesn't involve more than three stops. I mean, really.

In the mean time, I'm resting and reading. I've caught up on all the John Grisham I missed while I was in law school. The Innocent Man -- my new favorite. Makes me want to rethink this whole corporate law track. I also read the The Appeal, which had the most unsatisfying ending of any book I've ever read. I mean, seriously. I know I'm reading fiction, I DO NOT want a realistic ending. I want the bad guy to lose and the good guy to win even though that's not the way it happens in real life. Is that too much to ask?????

I'm also reading the Palace Council by Stephen Carter. I'm enjoying it so far -- great plot and characters -- but I'm taking my time with it. Thankfully, it's not 700+ pages like New England White. Palace Council seems a bit more Ludlum-ish and that's good. I get tired of reading about upper class black folks simply because they're upper class black folks. Something's going on with this one and it keeps me wanting more but I'm reading several other books simultaneously so it may be a while before I finish it.

Stephen Carter's as deep as it gets for me. I'm still too shell-shocked from the bar to read anything serious or mentally demanding. So for now it's mass market stuff that goes down nice and easy with a glass of lemonade. This week I'm looking at Being Plumville written by my girl Savannah Frierson. I'm also reading Secret Societies by John Lawrence Reynolds and a book about Christopher Columbus's journeys -- more for research than pleasure. If anyone out there has some good reads to recommend please pass them along. I have a lot of time on my hands and surfing the Internet makes me feel guilty because -- I could be writing or reading.

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