Thursday, November 19, 2009

Crazy smart.

I had a FANtastic day today; we got our Corporate midterms back and my mark was 82.5%

Like, what? How did I pull THAT out of my ass? I suspect we'll never know - I didn't study at ALL or anything. I thought I would be getting 60%, at the most.

We also got our Phase I back from our Incorporation assignment, 90% so far. It was fairly easy though so it's not like I sweated over it.

After class we had a discussion with the professor about our boardroom assignment - basically our company wants to purchase another company in which we own 20% of the shares, (we also have an unsecured loan of 60k invested in the business), and we need to figure out ways of doing that.....and I have NO IDEA where the stuff that was coming out of my mouth came from.

Purchase of assets, purchase of shares, threatening to sue, giving the former shareholder options in order for them to let go of their shares, etc etc. I knew an unsecured loan would be as good as lost if the company goes under, because it goes to the back of the line in the face of all the other debts the company has and there won't be enough money - if there's any at all - by the time it gets to your loan, so you're screwed. (Guess where I learned that concept from? By reading Undomesticated Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. I shit you not.)

The professor kept agreeing with what I was saying, which is actually the amazing part. Especially about the options part; I think his mouth actually popped open at that suggestion. He said later that all my suggestions were fantastic, especially the options part, which was "real lawyering".


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Obviously I'm crazy...

I'm thinking of adding another part-time job to my plate. My plate currently being: I have 3 weeks until the end of this semester, I work about 15 hours a week at Wal-Mart and then I have open availability over Christmas for two weeks and next semester I'll be taking five courses (Criminal, Estates, Client Relations, English Gen Ed, & Creditor's Rights), and continuing to work at the grand old Wally-World, along with this job.

Yep, I know, I'm now certifiable.

BUT, in my defense, this is a pretty sweet job - a position as a part-time law clerk. In a firm that deals mostly with Landlord & Tenant issues. I KNOW. And he wants someone full(?)time for the summer as well as continuing back to part-time for next fall.

I was starting to panic about what to do about this summer. This will be the first summer in about 2 years I won't be attending school/relying on OSAP, and I just KNEW I would hate myself if I had to work full-time where I am now. Honestly, it's okay as a part-time job, 2-3 days a week, but

Oh hell no.

But now! It seems as though my problems are three steps closer to solving themselves. Cross your fingers for me - interview is Tuesday at 10!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Finally got the entire situation with my English professor sorted out. I actually had to send her an e-mail describing in detail what happened. She was arguing that because there was no prior notice, I shouldn't be allowed to submit the assignment I missed. I pointed out that there was no prior notice because, um, hello, nobody pencils in "will die today" on their dayplanner.

I don't know if she thought I was lying about it or what but seriously? What a shitty thing to lie about.

Anyway. I agreed that one of the assignments could not be made up because it was actually due the week before (I was under the impression it was due Oct 20), but I can submit the one that was due Oct 20, and I can write the midterm.

So glad it's over, and I got what I wanted (deserved to get, really). And now onwards with the rest of the semester .....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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