I'm excited for actual law school. I'm not moving or anything though. Right now I spend all day looking at the same 20 or so documents and checking them for inconsistency and inaccuracy. My brain needs stimulation. I already listen to NPR AND read Twitter all day at work, but it's not enough for me.
I'm really sorry about your girlfriend llachans.
Obviously I don't know anything about the relationship, but maybe it will be for the better? Des Moines is not Chicago, but as you said, that can be a good thing too. Des Moines in general and Drake in particular seem to me to have a good GBLT scene. I'll take you to the GBLT hangouts if you like that sort of thing. I enjoy the Blazing Saddle sometimes even thought I'm straight. Also, if you're into religion, I go to a church with a lesbian minister. There might be some singles there, though I really don't know. We're the opposite of judgy if anyone wants that sort of experience.
I heard from a friend that went to Drake Law that we can expect $800-1000 up front for books if we buy all new books. For those that don't know it, you won't get any student aid until well after you will need the books, so you'll need either savings or credit to get your books.
And Shredderrrrr, I hate you. Leave Europe at once!