- Thanks to a friend who suggested me as her replacement, I am ghost-writing a lawyer blog. It ain't fancy, just three posts a week for a personal injury lawyer out in CA, but I'm actually able to say that I am being paid to write! Totally one of my dreams...even if it is in a very lay audience style and hampered by the need to include search engine friendly phrases that don't always feel natural.
- Weaning out of my brace sounded so wonderful. I could not WAIT to be free of it (though decided it would not burn well and I couldn't have a brace bonfire). I was NOT ready though for feeling like I'm back in the early weeks of recovery. It makes sense that I'd have pain and spasms and my back wakes up, I just hadn't thought it through. Not fun.
- Also not fun...sinus issues. I thought a half-developed cold was to blame but it took a break and returned so I'm not so sure. MM uses a saline sinus rinse but I'm a bit chicken about trying it myself (and would need to buy my own since it sounds even worse than sharing a toothbrush).
- Gingerbread marshmallows are AWESOME but can never again be bought by me since they disappeared in two days. But, if you have self-control, totally try them
- This post is on my mind. I am refraining from a too early check-in on year 33 (though that post was a bit pre-turning 33 itself). A lot of great changes, but still waiting on one big one.
- Funny how events turn. I was dumped from a job recently for having the nerve to ask about salary or non-traditional hours (even though I agreed to EVERYTHING in the end and only insisted on seeing paperwork...see ramble here). That job involved young children. So, of course, the next job I get in the process for (beyond just an app...millions of those) involved convicts. And, yes, parental types, I will make sure it is all safe and secure if I'm chosen for an interview beyond my 10min intro convo.
- Still fascinated by the PSU story, more than I feel like I should be. I think the tension b/w legal and moral duty is part of it. As for Sandusky's interview where he admitted showering w/ kids, lots have questioned how a lawyer let that happen. Well, the lawyer was once representing a teen girl in an emancipation proceeding and ended up having a sexual affair with her. Started when she was 16 (legal in PA, apparently, which continues my legal/moral divide), she had his kid at 17 and did marry him years later and had 1 more before they split).
- It feels like eons ago, but I saw Herman Cain's conference on the harassment claims and was surprised to see a familiar face. His attorney had joined my firm about a year before I left. He'd previously had a small practice that included several high power media-related cases. I wondered how the case got approved by a big firm machine and found out he'd since left the firm. The cool wrinkle...one of the three partners was a friend and office-neighbor of mine at the firm. She's a liberal who got me involved in NARAL and who is now a Democratic member of the GA State House.
- We get a crazy number of wrong number calls on our new-ish home line. And they are for at least 5 different people....several from collection folks. Sixty percent are machines that never have a "you have the wrong folks" option.
- MM and I shall have our own Thanksgiving this year. I haven't reserved a turkey but was glancing yesterday. I'd hoped they had a stand-alone turkey breast but only found full turkeys and cutlets. He's the cook but I may be the shopper and I'm not sure what I'll get....leftovers are normal but a whole turkey's leftovers, esp since I'm not a huge fan of actual turkey and freakishly like turkey cold cuts but not roasted turkey, after only 2 diners is a bit much. I plan to make my mom's lox/smoked salmon rolls as an app and might get my act together enough to make a cheesecake too. The secret crust ingredient is Zwiebacks, the biscuits often used for teething tots.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
bullet-points are addictive
I confess...I totally go into bullet-point withdrawal: