weekend wars.

15 Apr

Hello loyal reader(s)! I can’t believe it’s already mid-April. This year is zipping along. It’s great summer is right around the corner…it’s less great that finals are even more imminent.

Keeping with the trend, here are the highlights of this last week…

Monday marked the official end of my Legal Writing class – the mandatory first-year oral argument. It was basically a glorified recitation of my brief. I did pretty well – the judge afterward told me I was “poised and articulate.” The argument was ungraded and no winner was declared, but it was still a fun exercise. Primo Coffee Roasters, Inc. (my fake client) FTW! Other Monday highlights?  I registered for NWM 13.1 in October – as a student I didn’t have to enter the lottery and was guaranteed a spot! I’m still working on getting my roommate, Jenn, to commit and I’m crossing my fingers that my mom’s number gets pulled this year!

The rest of the week was punctuated by boring classes (joinder and interpleader, products liability, yuck) and a few reminders of just how small our section of 80 can seem (high school gossip but with a bunch of type-A neurotic people can be really funny).

Friday was stormy and gloomy – so Aviva, Armita, Blake, and I camped out in the library. I study raged with Civ Pro and we took a lunch break at Simply Salad which was an excellent call. Later Armita and I indulged at The Bungalow on Larchmont by splitting a piece of incredibly rich red velvet cake.

the perfect antidote to studying. and drama.

Our nightcap? Hanging out at Armita’s apartment and watching The Silence of the Lambs. Yes, yet another film I’d yet to see in its entirety – although I had seen clips my senior year at Cal in a Media Studies class (the lecture was about voyuerism apparently and the objectification of women – I looked at my notes #nerdalert).

Saturday was a great day – I kicked it off with the She Runs LA 10k (full re-cap post to follow, just waiting on Brightroom to get its act together and post the photos). Later, I headed to the WeHo library to churn out some work and try to ignore the loud members of the public who confused the library with a karaoke bar, McDonalds playplace, or a roller coaster. I forget that public libraries are open to the public. Other FML moments included the time my dad texted me a photo from the hotel he and my mom are at in Vegas. Cool story, bro.

a snapshot from the Vdara.

Now all 3 members of my family have been to Vegas in the last month. That’s NOT okay.

While I was at the library, one of my section buddies, Eyad, messaged me and invited me to a get-together he was planning that night – dinner at Sushi Hiroba on Vine and then Comedy Sportz!  I immediately agreed to go – I grew up going to Comedy Sportz shows at this very theater, my brother was a member of his high school team, and, well, I love to laugh.

Eyad goes big with these events – there were over 20 people in our entourage – and only 4 of us from school!I noshed on some edamame and went with a caterpillar roll and then we booked it over to the show.

Comedy Sportz is “competitive improv.” It’s really similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway – they take audience suggestions and every show is different from the last. I recognized a few of the games: “What Are You Doing?” “Da-do-run-run” “Back in My Day” and a funny variation on charades. Two of my suggestions even made it into the sketches: “Kim Kardashian” and “The human head weighs 8 lbs.” Random, but they worked. The show was entertaining and reminded me of my brother’s affinity for improv, and well, the time he got “brown-bag fouled.”

the posse. The red team were the winners of the night (and funnier than the blue team, #imho).

I high-tailed it to the gym this morning to catch up with my favorite spin instructor and work it out. I did some library-ing for a few hours after, and then made myself go shopping – I had some coupons/free gift cards to Victoria’s Secret after purchasing a bathing suit, so I got some freebies and $10 off a cool yoga top I ogled when I walked in the store from their VSX workout line.

I also popped into American Eagle because Whitney alerted me to their cute, colorful, shorts. I did the annoying girl thing and texted her for advice about which color to get.

I went with the yellow ones. And snagged the shirt too – it was on sale. I also did something out of character and ended the mall trip with a Frappuccino (Grande Mocha Light). I had a smoothie on the brain and this did the trick.

sometimes you just gotta treat yo'self.

When I got home, Jenn regaled me with stories from her family’s get-together for her Grandpa’s 82nd birthday. He is of Guatemalan and Spanish descent so I scored some sweet worry dolls…which is perfect since I have a whole slew of neuroses!

My week was a nice blend of fun, a ton of school work, and workouts. Here they are:

Monday: Pure Barre (review to follow!)
Tuesday: AM- 3 mi. run, PM – Pure Barre
Wednesday: Pure Barre
Thursday: AM- 3 mi. run, PM: Yoga
Friday: Off
Saturday: 6.2 mi run (She Runs LA 10k) (recap to follow!)
Sunday: New Rules of Lifting for Women workout 1B, Spinning

Now that my Pure Barre living social deal is over, my goal is to get back in the gym and do more spinning, body pump, and weights.

And finally, here are some links from around the web to kick off the week!

The deal behind Instagram. 

I’m 24

Can guys and girls just be friends?

-A cool event in LA today encouraged people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes.

My torts class spent an inordinate amount of time talking about whether or not manufacturer of products should be held strictly liable for injuries that result from unintended uses of their products. We looked at a bunch of pictures like this one – is this a reasonably forseeable use?

– OMG! Coachella!

– love these close-ups of my hood.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great week!

8 Responses to “weekend wars.”

  1. leftcoastcontessa April 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    “high school gossip but with a bunch of type-A neurotic people can be really funny” That is law school in a nut shell. So real.

    Love that top!

    • gillian April 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

      haha thanks!

      and i’m glad you can back me up on that!

  2. Susan Hodgson April 16, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    I was there for Reid’s famous “brown bag foul”. It has led to a commom phrase in our home, namely “that’s a Reid”, meaning a comment that is really funny, somewhat raunchy and misunderstood by someone. For the record, Reid was correct in that he really did not say anything bad; the comment was, in fact, misunderstood by the ref. At that same game, Ansel told the ref that it was his birthday too, prompting him to be crowned “Ansel the Liar”, another phrase used around here (thank goodness not too often). Patrick is taking friends to the original CSz Theater in Milwaukee this weekend; I am jealous. Thanks, G, for the nice memory. Love your blog.- Susie

    • gillian April 16, 2012 at 9:08 am #

      Thanks so much, Susie! And this extra info about the infamous brown bag foul is great! I remember it being misunderstood by the ref as well, but I know my mom was REALLY embarrassed. I had forgotten about the “Ansel the Liar” comment! That’s too funny. It is weird living so close to the theater – and hard to believe the first time I went was probably 10 years ago – or longer! So cool that Patrick is taking friends to the original theater.

    • gillian April 16, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      Oh and the “That’s a Reid!” comment is amazing!

      • Susan Hodgson April 16, 2012 at 10:47 am #

        So the next time you hear a random “Reid” in the conversation, know that you missed a good innuendo (or course, in your case, you would never miss it). Just heard from Ansel; he is back in Utrecht after 4 days in Barcelona. You will be happy to hear that it is his favorite place so far, and he has been to a lot of countries. He loved the La Sagrada Familia and he and his friends really enjoyed a nightclub and eatery you recommended (he felt very “in the know” to have a personal recommendation)- thank you Ms. Clow The Travel Blogger. We only get one or two lines from him about each adventure, and we are darn grateful for them.

      • gillian April 16, 2012 at 10:56 am #

        Haha I will definitely be on the lookout for a “reid” in conversation! SO glad to hear Ansel loved Barcelona – and it makes me happy to hear that he went to a couple places I mentioned! It’s such a great city, glad he loved it! I’ll have to ask him about the other places he’s been to.


  1. 2012 remixed. « That's G - December 31, 2012

    […] for finals. I had a beach day with my law school bests, went to a couple of comedy shows, had an oral argument, and lived vicariously through my parents’ trip to Vegas. I also did the She Runs LA 10k, tried Pure Barre, and did  The Color Run with my friend Riley. […]

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