Got a research assistant position today -- actually a fellowship, but whatever. It's doing some very interesting research for an entity that sub-contracts for another, bigger, more government-y entity and then compiling that research so that the non-lawyer-types can understand it if they ever stop doing math long enough to try. Not only does this involve MONEY, but it involves some subjects that I am EXTREMELY interested in, and potentially getting away from the school once in a while and meeting NON-LAWYERS (but quite possibly these non-lawyers will be hard science types...oh well). Anyway, I'm kind of excited, and dare I say *optimistic* that this will be challenging work that I will enjoy. Hooray!