My life for the past couple of weeks has been pretty glum. I got disappointing news on a job front and have been blue about that for about two weeks. The weather, even here in Berkeley, has also been uniformly yucky. This morning there was such a torrential downpour that a sewer main down the street on Woolsey broke. There was a literal geyser of poo-water flooding our street for about 45 minutes. The water reached so far as to cover the first doorstep up to our building. Thankfully, Rordog and I were able to watch this scene, and all of our sleepy and scantily clad neighbors photographing the flood, from our second-story turret. To add to this rainy chaos, on Friday there was apparently an earthquake around 10:30am which could be felt from Boalt but which I missed. [Cue the "It's the End of the World as we Know It"]
On top of all this, finals are also sort of a lonely period and I get really depressed when trying to learn an entire course-worth of material in 72 hours. Now that my intense, and productive, period of study is over, I am left feeling sort of guilty about the lack of energy I have to devote to my final final. That sense of malaise brings me back to the blog.
In order to distract myself while "studying" at a tea shop with the Ha this afternoon, I came up with my dream job. I want to be a TV lawyer consultant. Many popular shows misrepresent the law and how it works or have their attorney characters acting inconsistently with their profession/and or persona. (As an illustration here I'm thinking about Sandy Cohen on the OC. Admittedly, I think Sandy is supposed to act from his heart, throwing caution and the Rules of Professional Responsibility to the wind from time to time but... sometimes I think the show could use some better legal advice from someone with a JD... someone like me.) So, the idea is that I become a consultant to writers and producers and do their legal homework for them. This way I can be involved in all sorts of fake legal drama and get TV plots for my favorite shows way on the early side. Perhaps I can even meet real live stars. Hollywood, here I come!