We all know ICE has done terrible things to people, even US citizens and LPRs. And so I think the rallying cry should be:

“Ice ICE, baby.”

I came up with this while I was sort of listening to a conference call in my boss’s office. I started to giggle and then had to stop myself.

More on my job later. Suffice it to say, I’m loving being in DC and working for LIRS and using all sorts of acronyms. The learning curve is amazingly steep. That’s all for now.

If anyone should go hang out with my cats, tell them hi from me and tell them I miss them. 🙂


Thank you, Mom, for teaching me how to flirt. Because of it, I managed to be alone in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States.


my Ossi bike

I rode my bike today for the first time in almost a year. It was killing three birds with one stone – exercise, errands (without damaging the environment), and procrastination. Everything was good for the first mile or so, but then the gears started acting up. One awesome thing about my bike (yes, awesome) is that when you backpedal, it brakes. But it would slip out of its gear (it has three gears plus a “neutral” – yeah, I love it) and only the handbrake worked. Then it got more and more frequent to the point it was happening every 10-15 seconds by the time I got home. My sandal flew off twice, and I had to turn around and walk back to it.

Damn Commies. Nah, I love my happy little Ossi bike.

no more class until August!

I’m about to collapse into bed. I was up until 4am working on a paper. It was fairly miserable. And then I woke up at 7am so that I could be first in line for Chief Justice Roberts’ Q&A with law students. That’s right, I’m a nerd. If you want to read about CJ Roberts’ visit, check out my legal blog.

I’m relieved that classes are over, but I’m not at all excited that finals are coming. That will be the most miserable part.

On a brighter note, I have a place to stay in DC now. And things will come together in general, it seems. I can sometimes be a little doubtful or pessimistic, but I’ve become a lot better about stopping that when I recognize it.

Ooh, and Mark Schweizer writes “liturgical mysteries,” which are absolutely hilarious. The best place to buy them is from the publisher. I bought the box set and had them all signed. And now I’m reading the third book – The Tenor Wore Tapshoes. I’ve read the first, second, and sixth already, though spread out over the last couple months, of course.

I think I’m going to crawl into bed, open up my window now that it’s getting a little cooler and the tornado warning has become a tornado watch, and read for a little bit. Then I’ll sleep and sleep and sleep and it will be so very blissful.

I am also reading the Decameron, which is quite fascinating (and sometimes quite gross, explicit, or awkward). I think I’ll need to read Arabian Nights as well, just to round out my old-stories-that-have-spawned-centuries-of-elaboration education. And Chronicles of Narnia, though it doesn’t fit into the same category. I should make a book list.