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03 January 2010 @ 06:42 pm
[life] Question meme  
I feel like answering questions. I know I have a couple question sets in my inbox, but these from rosepurr were the latest and therefore the most accessible. If you'd like a question set, leave me a comment letting me know. I make no promises, but if I have some interesting questions, I'll ask them of you. Also, if you have questions for me, leave them in a comment and I'll answer, though maybe not all of them publicly. Comments are screened.

1. Are you still considering eventually moving into law librarianship?

Yes, I think so. I think this would be something I'd like to do in my retirement, after I am done practicing law full time. (Like my parents, my idea of retirement includes getting a new career.) I enjoy research a lot and quite liked working at the library during undergrad (which wasn't a law library, I realize, and things are different as an actual librarian). If nothing else, I'd like to take some classes on law librarianship at some point. (There's a year long program I'd adore, but it's not possible for me right now.)

2. You seem very tall in the all of the photos I've seen of you. How tall are you?

I'm just over 5'10" and would love to finally reach 6' but I don't think it will happen. At first I was amused by the fact that I appear very tall in photos, but then I realized most of the photos I've posted here have been me with law school friends who are, as a whole, shorter than me. Photos of me with my family present quite a different picture. Of my siblings, I am the second shortest; only one of my older sisters is shorter than me. Both my parents are shorter, too; you can really tell the kids are adopted when you see us together with them.

3. What's your favorite drink?

My favorite soda is diet Dr. Pepper, though I also drink diet Pepsi and diet Coke depending on availability. I am a big fan of tequila, though I don't drink it as much anymore. I like sweet wines, and my favorite is a Missouri wine called Pink Catawba from St. James Winery. I love peppermint mocha lattes made with skim milk. I drink gallons of iced tea, generally unsweetened these days. Law school has taught me that a good martini is a thing of joy.

4. What was your favorite book before you turned 10?

I'm not sure. I don't remember a lot of my childhood clearly, not for any horrible reason but because if I don't write things down, like in this blog, I simply don't remember them well. I do have some clear memories of Mom reading to me. We read lots of books that way, but I particularly remember her reading the Little House on the Prairie books. She has a very particular way of speaking when she reads aloud, and I can remember watching the precise way her mouth formed the words. I also loved Where the Red Fern Grows, in part because I had a hound dog (or, rather, a mixed mutt that was mostly beagle) and so though the story broke my heart, I loved it all the same.

5. How would you describe your high school experience?

I misread this at first as "How would you describe your best high school experience?" and was stymied with all the choices. I had a wonderful time in high school. I was involved in a variety of great activities, I had interesting groups of friends, and I was pretty successful at everything I did. I get frustrated with the assumption in many of my circles now (law school, geeks, gamers, fandom, etc.) that of course, because we're so smart and created, we had horrible experiences in high school. I wouldn't want to relive it, but then I don't want to relive anything. I'm interested in moving forward with life; there's so much more to live. But high school was fun and enjoyable. I think that's part of why I like writing about it.
 
 
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Carla M. Lee: Fast & the Furious Letty & Domcarlamlee on January 9th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
I will respond to your question later, but here are some questions for you:

1) How did you get into teaching? Is it something you always wanted to do?
2) If you weren't teaching, what would you like to do as a career?
3) I have a hard time picturing your living arrangements. Tell me about them.
4) What prompted you to watch The Fast and the Furious the first time?
Travis Spence: Reader Butterstravspence on January 4th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
A lot of academic law library jobs require both a JD and an MLS. After law school, you could do an MLS in your sleep. Of course, by the time you are ready to switch careers, libraries will have been run out of business by Google. :-)
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on January 9th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there's an MLS program in Washington which is specifically for people who already have a JD. It's my dream program, if I did it.

But, you know, with your prediction, maybe I should instead make it my goal to work for Google. :D
bewizeficwize on January 4th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
We're about the same height. (And no matter what, that doesn't look like I spelled it right.) Anyway, I didn't realize that. *lol*

Regardless, I shall answer questions if you pose them.
Jeni Belljeniwrites on January 4th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Pink Catawba wine -- that sounds like it has the potential to be very good. I might have to try that. I also love peppermint mocha lattes (and peppermint hot chocolate, which I could drink at any time of year) and unsweetened tea. Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a very happy new year. Jeni