I passed the lolbarexam.

And I got a great review at work.

A year ago was not such a great time for me (really for nearly a 12 month period it was not such a great time for me) and the highs are great - but I really appreciate them so much more for having lived through the lows as well.

Now I just want to get my work done so I can go drink some champagne to celebrate!

Day 1 of the lolbarexam: LOLOLOLOLOLOL

For those of you who are legally inclined, here are things we got tested on: the Rule Against Perpetuities (LOL), commercial paper (LOLOL), suretyship (LOLOLOLOLOLOL).  Suretyship is so rarely tested that barbri doesn’t put it in the conviser mini review and they apparently state, in the lectures, that you don’t need to bother studying it because its never on the bar exam.  (I didn’t take barbri, I just didn’t bother studying it because I don’t know if you are new here, but I didn’t really take the lolbarexam very seriously this time around.)

Also, IL is by far the least pleasant of all the locations I have taken the bar exam - tiny tables (not enough room for people to walk behind you), distracting proctors, have to ask permission to use the restroom which is more distracting to people around you than if you just got up and went, not allowed any water during the exam (so have to ask permission to use the restroom and go grab a drink from the water fountain) and despite it being February and snowing, there are NO food options inside the building - you have to go outside.  Not so bad on the 1.5 block walk to Subway; horrible on the walk back from Subway when I was getting pelted in the face by ice.  Don’t even get me started on the walk to the train at the end of the day.

Guess what?  I am currently drinking wine.

Now at my favorite tenoverten for a desperately needed pedi. I love the decor in here (totally fits my style - the manicure chairs are the armless version of my dining chairs), I LOVE the nail polish selection (Essie, Chanel, Nars, RGB, their in house line) and I recently learned you can get wine at the bar upstairs and bring it down with you.

NB1: those fried olives had cheese in the middle and I ate all of them.

NB2: I am on my second glass of wine, which was filled to the tippy-top (bartender after my own heart) and am maybe too drunk for lolbarexam study.

Breaking in my new Bloch flats and studying for the bar. This is my 5th pair of Bloch flats. 3 previous bars have been completely destroyed and the 4th pair is on its way out …

First time I have had gold ones though!

On the bar exam:

1. No, I am not moving (but I thought I would when I agreed to take this bar - let’s just call my transition to NYC “bumpy” and leave it at that)

2. A sign of how seriously I am taking bar exam #3 (have already passed #1 and #2): I am watching honey boo boo while I take practice questions.