January 22 2014

When I opened the email that said it was my turn, I spent 30 seconds thinking that whoever won the Listserve lottery had copied the instructional email they received and sent it out to the whole Listserve. I thought it was so clever!

I’m a 24-year-old in my first year of law school at the University of Michigan and I love it. I know that ‘love’ is not the most common feeling about law school, but I have no shame. Shout-out to MNOP! If you Google “Michigan Law Reading Room” you can see pictures of Hogwarts. This is where I spend the majority of my time (and where I was when I wrote this email).

Some facts about me:
- The “interests” section of my resume reads: darts, volleyball, lobster rolls.
- I’ve lived in MD, NY, CO, MO, DC and MI.
- I’m usually attached to a book (or Kindle). The book that got me into sci-fi a couple of years ago was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
- I watch all 10 seasons of Friends on constant rotation.I would especially love to hear from you if:
- You attend(ed) Michigan Law or my undergrad alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis.
- You’re a lawyer.
- We’re sisters – LML!
- We know each other in any capacity, especially if it’s been a while since we spoke. If you recognize my name, give me a shout.
If anything I wrote here struck a chord with you at all, please distract me from my Contracts reading!

I also told my friend I would crowdsource weird baby names for her. I’m sure she thought I was kidding. Feel free to pick from Jezebel’s predictions for Most Extraordinary Baby Names of 2014 or suggest something new.


To conclude, here is my favorite poem by e. e. cummings.

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

Sophie Wolman
[email protected]
Ann Arbor, MI

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