小北的不老歌

Monthly Archive: May 2007

书评

明天就要上班了,今天把自己锁在家里狂写杂志社的书评,憋了半天挤出一页纸的东西,最后还删掉了大半.家里依然开不了伙也没心自己做饭,于是外卖店的伙计已然混了个脸熟.饭桌上堆满了买来借来和复印来的书,读了个七八分熟也颇有认同感却不明白还能抒发出什么新的见解,恨恨然盯着电脑屏幕,傻想如果在没有电脑的时代是不是脚边的废纸应该堆成小山一样了.

Fun times

I haven’t blogged for a few days. I spent the past few days walking around downtown Manhattan (good old memories); sipping coffee in random neighborhood coffee houses grading LR writing competition; watching jazz band playing in Washington Square Park on a weekend afternoon; and sitting by the water as the sun went down and Brooklyn Bridge lit up.

Work begins next Tuesday.

Update

It’s been a week since my last blog entry. I am alive and well, just not blogging for now. I am working on my book review for the LR, and the book is on a subject that I am, paradoxically, intimately familiar with but very much uninformed in. So it’s taking me a lot of time to get up to speed in the reading.

小南的偶像和怄像

女孩子成长大概都有个崇拜偶像的过程。近来小南开始有追星的嫌疑,而且迷恋的对象很是另类,不是什么歌星影星,而是附近工地上的挖土机。每天惦记着要去看一眼挖土机,回家以后也念念不忘挖土机,觉得挖土机特别能干,崇拜得不行,外出游玩路经其他建筑工地时看见挖土机也是情绪激动得不住嚷嚷。后来发展到要求家人叫她就叫“挖土机”,家里人也一律改名为挖土机奶奶,挖土机妈妈,等等。最近小南对挖土机的迷恋还延伸到了另一个不可思议的对象上:她开始迷恋上了垃圾车。觉得垃圾车也很能干,开始唠叨垃圾车的好。

女儿轻度追星父母还是支持的。因为没处索取签名也无法靠近合影,所以上周末干脆去店里买了个挖土机的车模,三块钱的东西,小南欢天喜地地拿在手里可以玩大半天。估摸着垃圾车的车模恐怕没有卖的,正寻思是不是上网去打一张垃圾车的照片下来,但前几天打电话回家,萍儿说还真买到一个垃圾车的车模,还附送垃圾模型一袋,可以放在车斗里。实在是有点不可思议,难道也有别的小孩子崇拜垃圾车不成?

除了盲目崇拜一些东西以外,女孩子大概都会毫无道理地怕一些东西,比如毛毛虫什么的。小南也开始有她特别怕的东西,然而她惧怕的对象也十分另类,不是虫子怪物什么的,而是各种各样的球,包括从学校买来的橄榄球模型,玩具店买回来的皮球,等等,只要让她看见了,一律倒退三步然后哇哇大哭,于是不得已只好把各种各样的球都扔到壁橱里关起来,眼不见为净。于是深刻体会到英文习语为什么说怪物都在壁橱里。

夏季的校园

从暂住的朋友家里到学校走路约十来分钟,学校里空荡荡的没什么人,前几天偶尔能看见几个本科生模样的人在兄弟会的楼前懒洋洋地晒太阳,今天开始下雨,连这些人都不见了。

一路走来,不知不觉地哼的是《冬季的校园》,仿佛是很久很久以前的歌了,在我上大学以前就已经唱遍大江南北有段时间了,由于这种校园民谣的原因很是向往大学的校园生活。而轮到自己上大学的时候睡的是上铺,下铺是舍友们的箱子和衣橱,所以对那句“睡在我上铺的兄弟”怎么都找不到感觉,倒是“白发的先生”和“漂亮的女生”都有所领教,一放假也总是“仓惶地离去。”

到了法学院图书馆,推门一看,稀稀拉拉坐着几个一年级学生,认真地在电脑上敲字,看来是参加杂志社写作比赛的。下几级楼梯,到得杂志社的办公室,看见同事们已经热火朝天地开始干活了,于是脱掉外套丢下书包,在地下三楼那冬夏不分永远明亮的房间里,加入到无止境的查脚注改文章的工作中去,努力地不去想那些“校门口的酒馆”,“黑漆漆的树林”,和“往日的歌”。

Twosday

Through no conscious effort of my own, I learned my grades for two of my classes today (I was rather happy for two minutes, followed by prolonged agony throughout the rest of the day until 2 a.m. in the morning).

I went out drinking twice today, first with my LR board folks at Dominicks in the early evening, then with my Chinese friends at Monkey Bar later at night.

I also found out today that if I decide to apply for clerkships, I have two well-respected professors who will definitely be willing to write me a recommendation.

And I realized once again that I have no shot at 2nd Circuit, especially after this semester’s grades.

And in 2 months I will have to decide if and where to apply.

And it’s Twosday, I mean, Tuesday.

Journal Duties

After another weekend round trip between Ann Arbor and Chicago, I am sitting in my friend’s apartment, thinking about what this coming week will be like. It will be another week of reading submissions, editing accepted articles, and hopefully having enough time in between to check out a few museums in Ann Arbor that I’ve always wanted to visit but never got around to do so. After that I will get to spend a week and half in Chicago before heading to NYC to start my summer internship. As usual, I will not blog about work, but hopefully after the internship ends I can give a summary of what it’s like working in a law firm — as a summer associate anyway.