A post in which the author expresses emotion

Despite helping out with the birth of Digital Rights Ireland, work chairing IrelandOffline which prompted a Govt Minister to say we were damaging the economy, running a blog awards, getting promoted in work and other work I can’t mention on this blog, I also took on the evening law degree in UCC. Obviously the degree study suffered and I had to repeat some summer exams because I only started studying a few days before the exams. I got my repeat results today and I scraped a pass. So off to second year Law I go. To say I’m happy is quite an understatement. As usual with being so very very happy I become reduced to grunts and expletives.

Damien July 2006   So really a lesson should have been learned and I need to calm down. Less IrelandOffline, less blog awards, less organising conferences (another to be announced very soon) and less other stuff. Yeah right. Not going to happen. There won’t be just one awards gig next year, there’ll be two. The other has nothing to do with blogs. No other clues, sorry. Maybe a few more conferences, there’s also an election coming up and I hope to take some time off to blog part of it. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to go off and find €3k for college.

19 Responses to “A post in which the author expresses emotion”

  1. annette says:

    Hey Damien – congratulations…

  2. Markham says:

    Congrats mate, that’s some achievement.

    I did first year law full-time and still only managed a pass.

    I’d say ‘enjoy it’ but it is, after all, law.

  3. Congrats on passing your results! That’s great news, I really don’t know how you manage to organise so much stuff and study!

  4. Keith says:

    Big pat on the back!

  5. auds says:

    Congrats. You deserve it…..

  6. Claire says:

    Congratulations Damien 🙂

  7. redmum says:

    Ha well done you! excellent but sure what else can we expect from someone who can juggle as many things as you!

    Congrats, now go and get blocked/pissed/langers!

  8. Good stuff on the exam front…just be careful, burnout and all that.

  9. redmum says:

    Oh and I laugh heartily at your resolutions which state “I need to calm down. Less IrelandOffline, less blog awards, less organising conferences (another to be announced very soon)”

    I rest my case!

  10. Tipster says:

    “thankchristforthat” produced a laugh from me. Congratulations. How many years to Mulley of the Law Library?

  11. Gerry says:

    Well done. I’ll start preparing the lawyer jokes…

  12. John says:

    Well done Damien.


  13. Fergal says:

    Congrats Damien. In my own experience, learning the law is a bit like learning a foreign language – the more you know, the easier it is to learn. It’ll seem easier next year, I promise.

  14. Roger says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Damien. Glad to see you’ve got your priorities right!

  15. Daithí says:

    Congratulations; if we’re going to get more lawyers, they may as well be tech-savvy bloggers 😉

  16. Fiona says:

    Well done…and second year is so much more fun (huzzah for torts and, yes, even property). It all gets easier from here on it.

  17. Micheál says:

    Congratulations! I look forward to employing your services/facing you down in a huge medicolegal case in years to come!

  18. Jack M. says:

    Well done. Get them first time next time. If you want something done give it to someone who is busy!!

    See you down the law library in a few years.

    When you running that marathon??

    Ciao, JM.

  19. Damien says:

    Wow, thank you very much for all the replies. I genuinely appreciate them.