It’s my pleasure to start the week off by introducing you to my friend, classmate, and new writer on Fight The Hypo – Sally Proust. I think you’ll find her mix of sass and sweetness refreshing. Here’s a little Q&A I did with Sally recently…
Fight The Hypo: First things first, Sally. Our readers are dying to know whether there’s a Mr. Sally Proust?
Sally Proust: Negative on that front. Still holding out for a quality guy who is willing to be part of my juggling act and hang out with a great gal. That’s actually how a friend described me to Lance Armstrong at our chance meeting in Georgetown.
FTH: Great is a good word for you, but I’m still wondering what the heck Lance Armstrong was doing in Georgetown that night. I think we’d all agree on that one. So what are you going to write about here at Fight The Hypo?
SP: In addition to the ups and downs of law school I struggle with the dating game. It’s not easy, but c’est la vie. I can empathize with readers who are enduring the same. If you don’t start law school with a serious relationship it’s hard to establish one because you don’t have the time to invest in building it. There’s no question relationships take time and work, which law students lack.
FTH: So, why did you go to law school?
SP: While my friends all wanted to be police officers and veterinarians in first grade I wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice. I grew up, reality set in, and started my career, in something other than the law, after college. I’ve worked side-by-side with attorneys since I entered the workforce. After watching them in action, I decided that’s something I could do and wanted to do so here I am as a 1L.
FTH: And one and a half semesters in, what do you think so far?
SP: Law students aren’t kidding when they say it’s a lot of work. Despite all the reading, adjusting to the Socratic method, and balancing work and school I’ve been pleased with my decision to attend law school. It’s a serious mental workout and it keeps me sharp.
FTH: Now the good stuff. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
SP: It’s hard for me to narrow it down to just one. There was the skinning dipping in Chile’s termas (hot springs). The time I patronized Cuba’s black market. And the dark Hawaiian night I hiked Kilauea without a flashlight to come within inches of the active lava flow. Some might say my decision to work and go to law school.
FTH: Who was client #8?
SP: Client #8 called me an hour before our date to bail. Apparently his late night escapade to the local strip club the previous evening took a toll on him and he still smelled of cheap perfume. Disclaimer: If I knew his preference for Friday night fun there wouldn’t have been a date.
FTH: When you zone out in class, what are you thinking about?
SP: My to do list, including a glass of wine to unwind after my laborious day.
FTH: It’s funny how no one ever answers that question, “Me? Zone out in class? NEVER!” What’s the lamest pick up line a guy has ever used on you?
SP: Just one? I’d say the typical Washingtonian line: “What do you do?” As if your job is the end-all/be-all definition of who you are. Sometimes you get the awkward ones like the guy at Old Ebbitt’s back bar whose attempt to talk to me began with “What are your thoughts on the painting behind the bar?” The painting was of a naked woman and we all know where that was heading. (you can sorta see the painting in this picture)
FTH: Lamest pick up line you’ve ever used on a guy?
SP: Asking for directions to the bathroom. Not one of my finest moments.
If you were a pizza topping you’d be… pepperoncinis, sweet and spicy.
Your biggest pet peeve is… saying that you’ll do something and never following through. It’s important to be true to your word.
What you hate most about law school is… the curve. It causes some people to take drastic measures.
In 10 years you will be… making history.