Tuesday, March 24, 2009

White-trash and a little controversy

I have been crazy busy this week with school, so my nails now look like this:

Gross, I know. I really meant to take the polish off last night, but by the time I made it home after being at the law building for 16 hours straight I was so completely exhausted that I just took out my contacts, brushed my teeth and went to bed. Chipped nail polish makes me feel like white trash or an eleven-year old girl.

In other news, I have been very controversial this week. A rebel-rouser or hellion. To the point that when I made a comment in a class of 60 people, at least 30 hands shot in the air to rebut my position and there were audible gasps of shock and disapproval. Normally this would make me think that I had misunderstood the law or made a mistake, and I would backpeddle immediately. Only I knew I was right and my classmates just didn't like it. (I won't bore you with the details, but we were discussing custody rights where a woman is married but has an adulterous relationship which results in a child. I took the side of the natural father.) Classes can get pretty dry, and I'm pretty laid-back about the law, but I have to say, it feels good to do a little instigating now and then. Gotta raise a little, ya' know?


  1. I was sooooo relieved to learn that was not blood on your nails, but nail polish!!!

  2. I agreed with your comment in 14th amendment...way to stir it. :)

  3. Disturbing picture.

    I agree with you that the natural father should have parental rights, but isn't there just a rebuttable presumption that the husband is the father anyway? And isn't that based on the rebuttable presumption that the husband is the natural father? Just saying. Natural father should have rights, but sometimes it's hard to know who the natural father is without a DNA test.

  4. Dee - Point well taken. You are completely right that there is a rebuttable presumption that the husband is the natural father. The problem is that there are only two people who can rebut that presumption - the wife and the husband. The natural father cannot bring a claim at all to rebut the presumption unless he can convince the wife to do it for him.


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