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June 1!

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Holy... May disappeared so fast. Time goes by so fast when you don't have enough of it. BarBri:

Real Property #1 today. Omg, the professor was so hilarious. She is so crazy and so adorable. She kept us well entertained for the 3-hour lecture.

Officially moved in:

My sister and I have been moving into a different unit in our apartment complex for the past 2 weeks. It was a slow process but today is the official move-in date. This was because my sister's going back to Korea for the summer so that she can spend some time with Mom and Dad before she comes back and starts her junior year at UC San Diego (!! Congrats, again!), and so I needed to cut down the cost of living. It's still a one-bed apartment but slightly smaller, but roomy enough for me.

The bedroom sits on the 2nd story of the building, but it's just a garage underneath, so I don't have to worry about walking too loudly or anything. The window faces the big open space so I can keep my window open 24/7 now! No more kids and adults acting like kids running around the swimming pool! (Or some heavy PDA action in the jaccuzzi either....)

I'll post some pictures once we unpack everything...

Right Now:

I'm sitting in the library conference room, doing homework for the day. Property MBE questions. I'm really taking my supervisors at the DA's Office and really enjoying the whole process. It's going to be my one last chance to be a full-time student and I'm giving it all.


Sexy Vesty #2 (in muted red Berroco Comfort) is coming along nicely. I should be done by this weekend. It's going much slower than the first one (in black Caron Simply Soft) because I'm studying around 12~15 hours a day and only getting some knitting done during 10-minute breaks and briefly before bedtime.

Almost done with Marty's Mangyle. Delphine is hibernating.. I'm making a thin belt in metallic crochet thread & US #0 needles, which means I got only 3 cm done.

OH!!! I found this book in the local library the other day: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, who is better known as Yarn Harlot (  It's a collection of short quotes from all knitters. It's a WONDERFUL book for people like me, studying for a major exam and not having enough time to actually knit. Between lectures, I just pull out this book (it's a size of a bigger index card; it fits right into your handbag) and read few pages of it. Only knitters would truly appreciate READING books ABOUT knitting.

My favorite quote is this: "I am happily married to a wonderful man, who is generous, funny, and kind. I have never even for one moment contemplated leavig him or being unfaithful. At least, that was true until I found out that one of the women in our knitting guild is married to a man who owns a yarn store and builds her cedar-lined, moth-repelling closets as his hobby.   I can't stop thinking about him." (Page 158)

LOL! This is kind of what I do too! Whenever I'm knitting in public, and then I'd feel like a certain male staring in that very excited, interested, I-wanna-ask-you-about-that-thing-you're-doing-but-I'm-just-going-to-watch-for-now way, I can't help but start imagining. He could be a knitter, or a yarn company owner, and loves yarn like he loves NBA or WWE or Wii. He might even be a Ravelry member! Haha. It's so lame and so freakish but I do it anyway. =P