小北的不老歌

Monthly Archive: May 2009

四岁


念叨好久了,蛋糕一定要吃的。


马也是一定要去骑一次的。


临走前照片里的牛仔叔叔送了一个东西,说是会带来好运。仔细看了一下,居然是一只真正的马掌,明显用过的,磨损得很厉害,看得出来金色是后来才镀上的,不知道有什么牛仔的迷信和讲究在里面。小南拿着爱不释手。

Did a bit of searching. According to this page: Horseshoes are lucky (like those old coins my grandma puts under the bed, I guess), but…

In order to glean the benefits, there are rules, too:
-The horseshoe must have been worn by a horse.
-The horseshoe must have been found, not purchased.
-(Mainly England/Ireland) The horseshoe must be placed facing up, or the luck will run out.
-(Everywhere else) The horseshoe must be placed facing down so the luck can pour on you.

Clerkship, redux

There are many things I wish I had done differently, but I have often revisited, and never really regretted, my decision not to clerk, much like my decision not to transfer. People now speculate that one particular judge, along with several others, is considered most likely to be nominated to replace the soon-to-retire Justice Souter on the Supreme Court. If that does happen, I’ll probably have to revisit this question again and reach a different conclusion… Not that I would have gotten an offer with this judge (likely not), but at least I would be able to brag that I had once talked to a supreme court justice in person for half an hour.