Sunday, March 20, 2011

When it Rains...

In the past week...

-I have received 3 rejection letters from all 3 firms I interviewed with for a summer associate position this summer (for which I missed 2 full days of classes for call back interviews in SLC)
-I did not make it past even the first round of the moot court competition (more than half of the 80 students who did it moved on)
-I got sick
-I tried to bake my first cake and failed MISERABLY
-And Reed just told me Texas lost (yes I had them winning the national championship on my bracket...and no that doesn't really matter to me but it's one more thing to add to my list of failures for my short little pity party).

I'm hoping all of this means something great is about to happen and it's only going to be greater in light of the recent failures :-).

Yes. I'm Polish.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I finally said goodbye to the old 1988 Beemer I have been driving for the last few years. It has been a good around town car but I needed something I could hop in and go to Arizona without worrying about being left stranded on the Rez. I had it on KSL for a few weeks and finally sold it.

Mom and Dad came up after the MWC Tourney and they helped me pick out a new car. Dad also helped me out a lot so I could get something nicer. THANKS DAD!!! Well here it is, the Honda Accord LX.

I was thinking and this is the first time I have had a car that was built later than 1990. The Carolla was a '78, the Jeep was a '79, and the Beemer was a 1988. Natali is happy to have a 2nd reliable car too.

Monday, March 7, 2011

CS Lewis

I read this quote the other day and thought it was good enough to share.

“We begin to notice, besides our particular sinful acts, our sinfulness; begin to be alarmed not only about what we do, but about what we are. This may sound rather difficult, so I will try to make it clear from my own case. When I come to my evening prayers and try to reckon up the sins of the day, nine times out of ten the most obvious one is some sin against charity; I have sulked or snapped or sneered or snubbed or stormed. And the excuse that immediately springs to my mind is that the provocation was so sudden and unexpected: I was caught off my guard, I had not time to collect myself. Now that may be an extenuating circumstance as regards those particular acts: they would obviously be worse if they had been deliberate and premeditated. On the other hand, surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth? If there are rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man: it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am. The rats are always there in the cellar, but if you go in shouting and noisily they will have taken cover before you switch on the light.”

- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

What rats are in my cellar? If you sneak up on me suddenly then you might just find out...