WAHOO – The Argument section of my Appellate Brief is done! This is really no major revelation or accomplishment, as it is due in about 3 hours, but still, I feel relieved to have it out of my hands until tomorrow when I go over it with our prof. This is THE major first year law school assignment, causing countless hours of stress and frustration, and stretching of the brain.
Next, practice Oral Argument on Friday. I am very mixed about this. My public speaking ability has gone downhill since the days when it used to be something at which I was quite good, and actually kind of liked. Guess that means the ability really is still there, it is just in a weakened state from lack of use, not unlike many of the muscles of my body. So far, my public expression in class, except when adding a bit of levity to the situation, has been less than impressive. So, four days before practice, and about a month before the “real thing” downtown.
OK – next random thought – a revelation of sorts:
If Barry Manilow did 80’s rock, he’d sound a lot like the lead singer in 38 Special. I know – that’s weird. I can explain how I got there, but I won’t, but I bet the next time you hear, “Hold on Loosely,” you’ll think of Barry.