Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ready Or Not

I am soooooooo ready for school!

For once in my life I actually ordered my school books ahead of time. And I bought five law school books for under $130. Ok I cheated. I learned last semester that having a 12th edition case book is almost exactly the same as having a 13th edition case book. There might be one or two cases that are different but I just compare my old edition book with the recent one in the library for each assignment (or I don't and pretend I do- so far it hasn't hurt me, knock on wood). And the kicker- I pay $1 for the outdated edition on instead of $165 on the brand new one.

I have also already filled out my financial aid paperwork and sent in to my school. And at this very moment, I am filling out my FAFSA. I can't believe how excited I am to return to school! All I have to do is find a way to come up with 15 extra ounces of breastmilk while not starving my baby so that my mom can feed him while I'm at school.

Oh and I have a new baby. I decided to have a funeral for my six year old 15 pound laptop. I have replaced it with a 2 pound EEE PC! It's so incredibly light! Commuting will be a breeze this semester and I might even be able to fit actual law books in my backpack now (maybe two at the most). I'm still getting used to my computer's tiny 10 inch screen (my old laptop had 17 inches of online tv viewing goodness). At first I felt pretty claustrophobic on the tiny screen but I think I'm getting used to it.

Poor Jacob, this laptop is my new baby (and it doesn't require late night feedings or diaper changes).


FSD said...

What a bargain on your books! I wish I would've known this tip while I was in school, but I'm such a dork that I would've been scared to get a late edition. :- ) That's great that you're excited to go back. Good luck with those extra 15 oz.

How's your mom?

LEO said...

yay! when is your first day?

newduck said...

Fantastic! I bought used and outdated books all the way from my first semester of law school through the end, and I estimated that I saved over $3000. Better than just saving money, I felt like I was sticking it to the textbook producing a-holes who rip poor students off on a daily basis. Hah.