Wednesday May 14, 2008

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My mum died last Tuesday. We buried her today, with full military honours, at the United States Naval Academy. The services were beautiful and very, very moving. Beyond that, I really don't feel like talking about this right now. So I hope the rest of you are doing well, and certainly at least better than I am.
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mrstitches:

Christ man, I'm sorry.
Take care.

whens420again:

Bro I'm soooo fucken sorry............ I wish i could have been there for you man..... you need to hit me up seriously.. love you brother!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday Mar 31, 2008

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so, i made it across the country safely. i had no batteries for my camera for most of the trip, so i used my fone. we'll see how those turn out. this country truly has some AWESOME, in the purest sense of the word, landscapes, and i feel greatly blessed in being able to witness it.

one of my favourite parts of the trip...
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rin:

i'm happy you made it, but of course it's terrible that your mom is worse.

Wednesday Mar 12, 2008

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WOW.

EXCUSED ABSENCES
i can't believe how much i've fallen off this site! my deepest apologies. i have truly been a busy, busy bee. this past year has brought so much change. as you all know, i finished law school, and then i took and passed the bar. much bigger than that, though, has been my mother fighting cancer. i've been taking...
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mrstitches:

metro:

I'm in York, Nebraska right now, which sets me up for a nice short drive to Westminster, CO tomorrow. i decided to keep driving when i reached Omaha, and even blazed past Lincoln. that's a little story that i'll recount at a future date. if i werent' so damneed tired, i'd say a ot of stuff. but it's 0500, and i'm bushed.

Thursday Dec 06, 2007

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alright, really quickly, because i have to get to bed, but i know i've been sorely lacking in presence here...

i passed the California Bar Examination (woohoo!). since then, i landed myself a job at a boutique firm that serves the Latin American/Spanish speaking community. i was hired as an immigration associate, but while i wait for my moral character application to be...
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rin:

i am really happy to hear how well you are doing!! where are you going to be in ca?

Sunday Nov 18, 2007

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I passed the bar exam.

I PASSED THE CALIFORNIA BAR EXAMINATION!!!! WOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin

"toughest bar exam in the world", they say, and i passed without taking the Bar/Bri review course.
nearly everyone said the same thing - "oh, well, you can always take it again in February and register for a Bar/Bri course." naysayers, you may kiss my ass. Bar/Bri, get in line...
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rin:

CONGRATULATIONS! i am really proud of you! i know you've been working hard. i can't wait to hear what's next!

mrstitches:

Congratulatons man.

Monday Aug 20, 2007

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bar exam is done with (at least for now). i'll find out in NOV (16th, at 1800 PST, to be exact wink ) whether i passed, or have to take it again in FEB. in the meanwhile, i've been visiting my mother every day at the hospital. she's recovering well from a HELLACIOUS surgery. seriously, 12 hours she was in the O.R. but...
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rin:

oh! it sounds like your mom is improving, that is awesome!! i hope she keeps on giving her best. smile

i think i'll be in/around dc next spring. our travel plans got all messed up because i haven't got my travel permit yet so we'll probably go to alberta for christmas and g. wants to see his family sometime in the new year...

robotsatemyhair:

YAY finished Bar!

Friday Jun 22, 2007

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bar studying is going well. i can see and feel myself getting smarter by the day. it's very reassuring and encouraging. mum's spirits have been good. i guess i have that effect on people tongue but seriously, i'm fuckin' funny, and i think that's helping my mum.

on the other hand, i'm kinduvan intense person, and i think she doesn't...
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Thursday Jun 14, 2007

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well, i'm happy to say that i'm in a very different place from the last time i posted. not just geographically, but the inner me as well. i have found a peaceful daily rhythm. well, i dunno about peaceful. but it certainly is meaningful.

i'm in Annapolis. i have been since the beginning of June. my mum has cancer and so i...
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rin:

while it's awful that your mother is wasting away, it's good that you are able to devote yourself to your studies. i can't even imagine myself in your position, both family-wise and knowing/utilising natural talents.

Friday May 25, 2007

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been packing & cleaning, kinda. mostly been hanging out and saying goodbye to my friends and acquaintances. i have not loved this place (South Bend), but i have made some important memories and relationships here.

i definitely regret wasting so much time with the girl that led me on for so long. i should have picked up on the clues and inconsistencies years ago, but oh...
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rin:

sweeet! we may very well be in sf in aug! i am excited, it would be so fun to meet up.

rin:

yikes! nice to see you are resurfacing from studying and whatnot, i hope that is all going well!

i'll be selling prints in the next couple weeks and if you're not around i will leave a message in your journal for you. i'm really pumped because the photos are awesome!

Tuesday May 15, 2007

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so, i'm done with law school. it's kinda scary to think that i'll never again be a student. i'm happy not to have to do any more law school, but i do wish i could still be in school. i'm a curious person and there's much to learn, and school is a great place to learn things.


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Friday May 11, 2007

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yesterday was my birthday.

and today i finished law school.

i'm a shell of a person. no fiancee. no job prospect. mum dying of cancer. and of course, all the other evisceration that accompanies the law school experience.


but today i finished law school. so maybe something different will happen now.
rin:

holy crap! i never check the 'birthday' thing so a late happy birthday will have to suffice, and congratulations. but i guess i'd feel overpowered too by a terminally ill mum. i'm awfully sorry.

Sunday Apr 22, 2007

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busy as fuck, but went to Cleveland Fri-Sat to do a reading. dog tired now. played some GH2 - that rokked. too bad everyone isn't as good as i am.

ex has been bugging me. wish she'd just go away.

man, my writing really really sucks when i'm tired as i am right now...oh well, this is just what it is...and...
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valquerie:

Hi Metro,

Don't smile on my account; It'd make me feel sad. Very much not onlining it anywhere lately. Really quite decrepit profile I have. I hope you are well and you seem that you would be enjoying spring things, like catching fish with your bare hands in streams somewhere--oh that's some association I have with you and that old pic on your profile! ha. When you have time to think about where you're headed between licks on the keyboard, that's a beautiful thing! . Smiles. Aerial