And now, back from the brink...
I just realized today that it has been a helluva long time since my last post. (Insert usual excuses Re:School, work, etc. here). To tell you the absolute truth, not a whole lot has changed in the last 2 months or so, but I feel compelled to update you all the same.
I've finally figured out (for the moment at least) what it is that I want to do with a large portion of the rest of my life. Although when I started off here in Edmonton I was pretty dead set on doing academics (PhD, professoring, and all that), I don't think I'm really cut out for the academic life. You might think this means that after I finish off this degree I'm going to be done with school and start working. You would be wrong. I've decided that, after finishing this degree, I'm going to stick around the University in the hopes of becoming a professional asshole; by asshole, I mean lawyer. I'm told that in order to be successful in this field, one must have a massive collection of self-deprecating jokes. To that end, I ask all of you, my faithful readers, to provide as many lawyer jokes as you are willing to, either in the comments section or via email.
All joking aside, I am going to be working as hard as I can to get into Law (hopefully here at the U of A), which means that I may be incommunicado for a while. I'm going to be writing the LSAT in June ('round about the 12th or so), and so will appreciate your prayers (seriously!). I've actually started my preparation already with the '100 Days of Logic' off to a good start. I'm also putting as much effort as I can spare into my classes this term; hopefully more effort will lead to higher marks which will, in turn, lead to the success of my application.
I told you all that there isn't really much else to tell, and that's pretty much it for now. I'm going to try and update at least weekly from this point on, but that will depend on the availability of publisheable material.
BTW, the German Word of the Day is:
"die Meinung," it means "the opinion" (among other things)