But then, I guess that's better than the 110+ it was right after the exam. Pretty soon it will be 1 day, then zero.
Then it will be 100 or so days until the February 2010 bar exam. Then 75+ until the results are released for that exam.
Then it will be ...
I've ceased trying to be optimistic about the day results are released. My attitude now is more like a guy on death-row who's appeal gets granted by some higher authority, thereby postponing the execution date one more time. Realistically, all I am looking forward to on November 20th is having enough room left on a credit card to charge the admission fee one more time. And no comments or suggestions, please, on skipping an exam. While that might work for some folks, it's not an option for me. But thanks for the consideration.
Someone posted a comment that the questions for the last exam have been released by the Bar. You can see them here.
I apologize for not posting a breakdown this time about the issues I found on the essays. For some reason, it just didn't seem as important as it has in the past. I don't know if that's because I'm so tired of the whole process, or because I felt a greater need to simply get on with my life. Probably a bit of both.
Here's a bit of bizarre wisdom for you, "All things change." It's 'wisdom' because it's one of those philosophical truisms that we mutter when we discover we have no control over something we wish we had control over. And it's 'bizarre' because it doesn't seem to apply to my situation with the bar exam.
In my case, it's more like, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." The things that change are the dates on the covers of the exams I open every February and July. The things that stay the same are the results I get every May and November.
But I think the main reason I haven't posted a complete re-cap of my July '09 effort is because I feel a compulsion to get on with my life. The words, "As soon as I pass the bar exam" have been part of my vocabulary for ... ever, it seems. It's become very painfully obvious that I could easily get stuck in this holding pattern for so long that every other part of my life could fall down around me while I remain focused exclusively, and to the detriment of everyone and everything else, on the singular goal of passing the flippin' bar exam.
No longer, however. You will all be happy to know (and especially my wife) that I have decided to donate the nose hair, toe nail clipping, and belly-button lint collections I've accumulated in the intervals between exams, to science. I was going to sell them on e-bay, but in the interest of public safety, the anonymous donation route seemed much more sensible. Besides, if I donate them to science, I can grossly inflate their value on my tax return!
Just kidding ... Don't you have to have income before you can deduct anything on your taxes?
Just kidding, again ... I do have some income. I just can't report it. After all, who would believe that I, a law school graduate, made $5k a month in cash sitting on a freeway exit with a sign that says, "Will work for a score of 1441"? "What's that?", you say? "That can't be true?" Well, my friends, it certainly can be true. You see, most people haven't a clue about the bar exam, so when they see that I'm willing to work for a score of 1441, they think I'm trying to get my credit score up to 1441. And because they all know that's impossible, they think I'm insane! And because they feel sorry for crazy disheveled people by the side of the road, and, believe me, I do look disheveled, notwithstanding my picture on this blog, they eagerly press $10 and $20 bills into my grubby hands. They're especially anxious to hand over the cash when they get close enough to read my hand-scrawled sign and discover that my name is M'Naghten. Yep, that pretty much seals the deal.
Yeah, that's the ticket! Sure it is!