Friday, January 12, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Today is my Birthday!
Yay! Happy Birthday to Me!
I'm a very lucky guy... family, friends, career, hobbies... I can honestly say, "I've got it all!"
Thanks for visiting my blog.
That makes you pretty darn cool in my book!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A little realization...

Actually two realizations....
  1. sleep deprivation really does affect intellectual performance

  2. the only way to do well on standardized tests is by taking a lot of standardized tests

Now, this may seem obvious to most of you, but I was slapped in the face with this last night in my LSAT prep class. Since Ana's been really sick for the past few weeks, I haven't gotten much sleep (1-2 hours per night). Somewhere around 8:00pm, in the middle of a practice test, I was acutely aware of my brain misfiring. Very weird feeling.

I also became aware that "rob the genius" means diddly squat in a standardized test like the LSAT! It's not that it is particularly difficult... but it has its own nuances that are designed specifically to trip you up. What is the best way to defeat the enemy? Become intimately familiar with the enemy. Learn all of its methods and habits. Get comfortable with its nuances. Then kick the living bejeesus out of it!

OK... enough jibber jabber! I have to do another practice test!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Back to school... ACK!

The journey has begun!
On Monday I began the LSAT review course and it marked my first time attending a class in over ten years.
Comingled with the stress and lack of sleep due to stuff at home (more on that later)... I am experiencing a feeling of expectation and excitement. I am charged up to do well on the LSAT (Feb 10, 2007) and hopefully secure admission into the FIU School of Law.
What's that? You didn't know that I was going to Law School. Yup! I'm gonna be a liar ... I mean lawyer! Why the career change? (I am already a successful engineer, after all.) Well, I see it more as a career extension as opposed to an actual change. I have always been interested in intellectual property and the protection of the rights and creations of creators (individuals as well as institutions). Pursuing a career in Intellectual Property Law, passing the Florida bar, and the US Patent Bar now seem to me to be the right path to continue on.
Wish me luck!