Fvvvfp fvvvfp!

The other day, the Romgi and I came home from work and were just about the head down the steps to our new apartment when we noticed that there was a very, very fat female quail sitting at the bottom of the stairs, on the little porch outside our door. She looked really strange – and she kept squawking at us. The Romgi took a step forward; she suddenly flew up to the roof, leaving behind about a dozen tiny baby quail!

They were absolutely adorable, chirping like mad and scurrying around trying to find their mom. Of course, they were too small to fly, but they kept trying to jump up a step. It was obvious that they were all stuck, so we very carefully tiptoed down and picked up the babies one at a time, putting them up on the sidewalk where their parents could see them. I try not to be smarmy on here, but those quail were absolutely adorable. We got pictures on our phone but I don’t know how to transfer them to our computer…instead, here is a random photo that looks almost exactly like what we took. So cute!!

(In case you are curious, the title of this post refers to the sound a quail ought to make when trying to get its plume out of its face. Fvvvfp fvvvfp!)

No Kidding.

Not to make light of a serious matter, but I believe msnbc has a bit of a typo on their headline.

I think they meant that 2 hikers were rescued ON Mt. Rainier, not that two hikers managed to save the entire mountain, and then one of them died.


The other day I asked the Romgi, “Can you tell I’ve been gaining weight?” (I was instructed by my doctor to do so.)

He tossed me a quick look of panic. How to respond? My face was a blank, so he couldn’t tell if I wanted him to say yes (I am supposed to gain weight, after all) or no (who wants to gain weight and look like it?).

Then: “The only way I can tell is that you say the numbers on the scale are going up.”

…I didn’t even know there was a right answer! Bravo, husband!

"So I Was Wondering…"

We get a lot of calls here at the law school. Calls from people who feel they deserve free legal service because they are a BYU Student/BYU Alumni/Mormon/They were Mormon/They knew this Mormon guy once and he was “chill.” Whatever the reason, people don’t seem realize that the law school is only a law school, and not a law firm. We don’t take on cases. BYU does have a legal department, and it is not associated with the law school. It isn’t even in the same building.

Today, I wondered if people call the other colleges at BYU asking for help. Do they call up the school of nursing? I can see it now. Some guy calls up the office for the nursing program and asks “Hey, well, I have appendicitis, and I was wondering if you guys have any free medical services? Can I have one of your students do a surgery, could they just take my appendix out for practice? Because then it would be free.”

Just like a doctor or a nurse practicing medicine before their training is complete, it is equally ridiculous to expect a law student to take on legal cases. They don’t know enough. They aren’t even real lawyers until they pass the Bar exam. In fact, they would get in trouble. Big trouble. I’m pretty sure they would never be allowed to become a real lawyer.