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MY Intellectual Property

Today I saunter in ... well, as much sauntering as one can when rolling a bookbag-on-wheels *elegant* *I don't care. It means my left arm doesn't go numb anymore*... to enjoy my first class of the new term: Intellectual Property.

I had the instructor for Civil Procedure last term, so he will no doubt rejoice to see me. *heh*

I can be counted on to slouch at one of the back tables, stuff strewn around to establish my territory (I do not want any pierced child with purple hair taking advantage of my excellent note-taking ability) and make the occasional stunningly astute comment proving I did not yet read the chapter.

I will once again stringently enforce the dour look on my face that keeps away requests for notesharing (see pierced purple-haired child) or any attempt on that wayward child's part to find a surrogate mother who takes excellent notes.

I look forward to reporting back to you.


Blogger Annieytown said...

Have a wonderful first day!
I was also an excellent note taker and sat in the back of the classroom.
I hope this semester is interesting, non-stressful and full of straight A's!

7:00 AM

Blogger cjblue said...

I'm not a very good note taker but I do have personal space issues so I know the look and establishing of territory too.

Good luck this semester - have I told you lately how proud I am of you and a little in awe?

I am.

7:22 AM

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Although you will be a wonderful legal-type, I do hope that you will consider writing as a profession. You do it so very well.

I totally agree with the space-issues thing!

7:43 AM

Blogger Dan said...

The aura that I cast magically always formed a moat around me in class. Nary did one ever *want* to sit next to me.

8:13 AM

Blogger Bela said...

I'm worse than a pussycat when it comes to territory. LOL!

Note-taking is an art. Never wanted to share my notes either. And I used to sit (not slouch) in the front row - always (as a vain, short-sighted person). :-)

Good luck for the new semester!

11:00 AM

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11:25 AM

Blogger dddragon said...

It was interesting to take a course where I was the oldest, and observe the youngsters. One girl sat in front and fell asleep nearly every single class (and often came in late, to boot!). Then she switched to the back, next to me. It was very distracting, having that sleepy, bobbing head in the seat next to mine. Aargh!

12:27 PM

Blogger Doug said...

We look forward to your reporting back. Especially the notes.

1:32 PM

Blogger WinterWheat said...

Backpack on wheels? *points* Nerd! NERD!!

I actually worked as a paid notetaker during the year after I graduated from college. It was one of three part-time jobs, and by far the most interesting. The classes were Human Sexuality and Criminology. Sex and violence. Can you beat that?

BTW, I'm sure this instructor is *thrilled* to have you back. :-)

2:56 PM

Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I can just see it.

8:11 PM

Anonymous logo said...

You go, sounds like you are gonna be hell on backpack wheels!

10:34 PM

Blogger Ben Hurl said...

Heh. Yes, I can relate to going back to school with the youngsters. Fell a year short of completing my degree and am taking a couple this semester ... though without the telltale "I'm old" nylon wheeled mule. Very funny stuff.

Agreed on Bono, BTW. Good call.

I'll have to check on some of your older posts ... pretty thoughtful stuff you've got here.

3:09 AM

Blogger Dan said...

Too bad blogging didn't exist when I was in law school. Now that would have been an interesting read...

10:40 AM

Blogger still life said...

Well, I found it a little hard to believe; you slouching. I just don't see it.
However I do commend you for keeping those "over the shoulder peekers" at bay.
Isn't there some sort of stay-out- of-my-territory perfume that you could spray when entering the room?

11:54 AM

Anonymous Cait said...

Argh! Law school? I sympathize and offer you my support. So glad that's over in my life!! When you're done come up here to practice. It's the land of opportunity.

5:17 PM

Blogger Sar said...

Good luck this semester, though I don't think you'll need it. :)

6:03 PM

Anonymous neko said...

LOL. As a pink haired pierced and tattooed youngin' I had horrible hand writing and also took notes in a strange code of Japanese and English. I'd offer them to anyone who asked... but they never asked again.

Funny how many people dislike sharing notes.

6:02 PM


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