after my law and urban land use final this evening my first semester of graduate school will be complete. looking back on it, i feel that it isn't quite what i expected, but it has also been exactly what i wanted. i haven't been busting my brain too hard, none of the information is too difficult to dissect, but the demands on my time have been tremendous at points. i don't seem to spend much quality time with anyone, including my wife (i would just say Theresa, but i'm still in the phase where it's more fun to say wife), and that has been difficult. however, a three week break is very near, and friends and family will be visited like never before. i should probably be studying hard for this final tonight, but something tells me it's not going to do me any good. i think i have a fairly decent grasp on stuff, and it's not really a law class, i'm registered for it under public affairs. what i'm trying to say is that this ain't your daddy's law class. so hopefully it won't be too painful, all i can hope for is a passing mark. i'm just not fond of classes where one exam determines your grade, i don't work well under those circumstances. i think i've done rather well this semester grade-wise, but the law grade should be interesting. anyways, enough about that crap.
news and notes:
the next couple days will be spent recording a few songs as a gift to my niece laura. if you have any suggestions that you think would be appropriate for an 18 month old girl, send them along.
this weekend includes christmas celebrations with the Orr, Gray, and Bernard families in that order. should be fun considering i haven't seen many of the Grays or Bernards since the wedding.
post christmas will be spent trying to catch up with friends and going on a couple of outings with the mrs.
Tyler is going to be in town, and hopefully he can meet up with Chris and i at some point to make some beautiful music.
new years plans anyone? i think Billy should host.
Kraemer, you should come watch a movie with Biers and myself tomorrow.