Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kids These Days

While my co-blogger was working industriously to keep you all informed of the fire alarm situation, and Professor Murray was continuing to teach her seminar in the courtyard, I was having a conversation with the highly esteemed Professor Swift. What, you might ask, were we talking about? Course selection for next semester? Study tips for finals? The assignment that we clearly were not going to get to because of the fire alarm?

No, my friends, as dripping wet firemen raced in and out of the building and chaos swirled around the courtyard, a group of students and I talked with Professor Swift about dating.

A few highlights from the conversation:
  • One of the 1L's in my super-mod met her fiancee through a dating website. Rumor has it that he's actually cute.
  • The plaintiff's lawyer in the "Great Expectations" dating service case is Robert Goldstein, Boalt '65. He'll be happy to come in and talk to any of Swift's classes about the case.
  • Swift was also astonished that we don't date multiple people at one time. "My son is dating several women," she told us.
When we finally did get inside to start class, Prof. Swift didn't seem to mind that we'd missed over half of it. "I had a most enlightening conversation about dating," she said.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to cock-block Swift's son.


I hope for the sake of your grade in Civ Pro that his several love interests aren't avid N&B'ers....

11/17/2007 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who says people don't date multiple people at once? time mandates of law school might make it difficult, but not impossible.

11/17/2007 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How old is Swift's son? Is he hot?

11/17/2007 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha...oh, 10:44...

11/17/2007 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not entirely accurate. Swift answered about a dozen questions about the assignment for the day over the course of 20 minutes. Great Expectations (the dating service) only came up because someone saw part of a case against them during courtroom observation. The dating conversation lasted about 5 minutes. Ans Swift was expressly annoyed that we missed a large chunk of class.

Word on the street is that her son is 36 and a cutie pie.

11/18/2007 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

36 is a little old, but not a deal-breaker if he truly is the cutie-pie that you declare him to be. I also like that he's dating multiple people at once; it indicates that he's picky and not needy. And with Swift as a mother, he's gotta have some smart genes.

11/18/2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger McWho said...

Lord knows literal accuracy is of the most importance on this blog.

11/18/2007 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

36 isn't that old if you had a little living under your belt before law school:)

11/18/2007 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you know you're a gunner?

-your posts include mandatory homework assignments; coversations you've had had with your Prof in the courtyard; and odes to the library.

-you have talked to classmates about how thick your outline is.

-you have talked to classmates about reading you've done that isn't due until the following week

-before asking a question in class you always preface it with a summary of the issue - just so everyone else knows you understand what is going on and your inquiry is actually brillant commentary disguised as a question.

-when you speak in class your peers quietly smirk knowing that it will take you three times longer than the average student to get all the words out.

11/18/2007 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know you have too much time on your hands?

You write a post with five bullet points calling someone out as a gunner with no apparent motive and then have the audacity not to sign your name to it.

11/18/2007 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, 2:32. Super helpful -- a real contribution to the Boalt community.

Maybe when you get a chance you could make a nifty "How Do You Know You're an Asshole?" list, too.

Some suggestions:

- Calling people gunners
- Telling people everyone smirks behind their back
- Belittling others' enthusiasm
- Casting stones from the comfort of anonymity.

(Granted I qualify on the last count, but I already knew that.)

Lighten up on Bekki. She's a Boaltie, too.

11/18/2007 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel like people are attacking Bekki on every post she makes now just b/c they didn't like some of her posts in the past. And that's really rude and really ridiculous.

11/18/2007 7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swift's son also made a killing in the financial industry, from which he retired at a young age. It is my understanding that this may make him even more attractive than your average cutie pie.

11/18/2007 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are being too mean spirited with the personal attacks when they really should just being saying her blogging sucks. Which it does.

11/18/2007 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it be inappropriate for me to ask Swift for her son's phone number?

11/18/2007 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather see a post I don't have a lot of interest in than nothing at all. Since ocip ended there hasn't been too much activity. . . though the Swift dating thing is actually entertaining.

11/18/2007 11:21 PM  

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