I want to start by thanking all of you who read by blog. Some of you all have even told me you enjoy it, which is the ultimate compliment. Now after three years and nearly 100 posts, I can announce that ProctorsType has earned its first $100. And as promised on March 8th, 2012, I made a $50 online donation to the Kentucky Humane Society (reminder, if you want to do the same it is the last day for 2013 tax purposes), and will spend $50 on beer today.
Here are the 5 most viewed posts of 2013:
There are a couple things that are strange about this list to me. There does not seem to be any theme among the subjects of each entry and the glaring absence of the incomplete, immensely popular top 10 NBA players/Cheap Domestic Beers series.
Top 5 of 2013
1a. The birth of our beautiful, healthy daughter/blogger Crosby Jane Proctor
|The Real Deal
1b. The U of L Cardinals winning the 2013 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship (and getting cool commemorative stuff)
|Dad had the bubbly on ice because we had not drank enough to that point
This obviously was not as special for me. All I did for the two weeks was go to class and throw down a few too many at Ben's down the street. But Laura, while pregnant, was given this once in a life time opportunity and seized it. Her experiences and lessons learned will resonate with her and our family for years to come.
3. Man Baby Shower
Law school friends, make-your-own nachos, legit man gits for baby, brewskies. The best party ever.
|Most of the Group
I exited my 20s with a whole week of pizza, which is appropriate because I fucking love pizza. Accompanying the delicious pizza each night were various groups of family/friends and many beers.
Monday: BJ's Brewhouse
Tuesday: Hometown Pizza
Thursday: Lil' Caesar's and Stones at the crib (economy night)
Friday: Iroquois Pizza
Saturday: New Albanian Public House
Sunday: Dominoe's at parents house
Even the cake was pizza...
5. Mini Marathon
I certainly did not break any speed records, but I ran the whole thing and did not stop. After getting burned out on training, I had not ran more than 8 miles before I threw down 13.1. I subsequently threw down a bunch of free Mich Ults because apparently not everyone uses their free beer coupon (major head-scratcher).
3 Best Jams of 2013
1. The Killers- Shot at the Night
This song is a throw in with their new greatest hits album. The song and video are so awesome, it almost makes me forgive them for lazily releasing a greatest hits album.
2. Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball
Say what you want, this song is fantastic and addicting. The vocal is powerful and flawless. I am linking the lyric video just to be on the safe side.
3. Demi Lovato- Heart Attack
I do not know if I can defend this one.
3 Good Things About Law School
When you are in law school, you hear a lot of complaining. It is hard. Sometimes you do not get the grades you want. Despite this, I like to stay positive by always keeping in mind what I like about school.
Going out to lunch is awesome. Crawfish etouffee dip and chips at J Gumbos, Nachos at McAllisters, Goat Cheese and Banana Pepper lunch deal at boombozz, Nachos at Qdoba, cookies from Panera. FTW
2. Being an Academic Fellow
I have the opportunity to be an adviser of sorts with first year students and I love it. It is fun getting to know my group and hopefully helping them navigate the difficult first year of law school. The pay is not great, but it is better than 0 and I would probably do it for free. Plus, my group (the best group) got Crosby some fun gifts and me a study candle (inside joke).
3. Working with the Legal Aid Society
This summer I worked as an Iolta Fellow with the Legal Aid Society of Louisville. I gained invaluable experience, met some great people (attorneys and clients alike) and helped impoverished clients with legal issues.
Happy New Year everyone! Keep it real in the 1-4