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  • Monday, October 31, 2005

    Happy Halloween all!

    Free candy all over school today. Yay!

    Is it me or have the "fun size" Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, etc. all gotten smaller?

    My costume

    Today, for Halloween, I went to my 9:00 a.m. class in costume. I dressed up as a law student -- the costume entailed a ponytail under a baseball cap, yoga pants, and an oversized sweatshirt... accessorized by a backpack, waterbottle, laptop and a huge cup of coffee.

    Funny, it seemed to be a very popular costume. Wonder why?

    [yes, I'm lame. it's so sad...]

    Halloween fright!

    Well, not surprisingly, Bush wimped out and headed straight for his base in the latest SCOTUS nomination. No diversity here, just a rerun... Italian American, male, conservative. Sound like anyone we know? His nickname in legal circles is "Scalito."

    He even looks like Scalia.

    Just goes to show that Bush doesn't give an damn about diversity or divergent views. He just wants a pro-life court so the conservative factions will fall back in line. If we know anything about Bush, we know he likes being Mr. Popular.

    This is depressing.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2005

    Best line I heard

    Being a DC native, I often listen to the Sunday morning pundit-a-thons as they analyze the political gaffe du jour and clock the speed of the spin. It's just one of those things that is almost de rigeur for folks inside the Beltway (our version of Entertainment Tonight, sorta) -- and probably not watched too much elsewhere.

    Anyway, one show which I eschew -- because he really, REALLY annoys me -- is the McLaughlin Group. I mean, ick. I can't change the channel fast enough. His voice or W's -- I don't know which makes my skin crawl more.

    However, this past weekend, I did happen to hear part of the show by accident. I have to give credit where credit is due. They had one of the best "predictions" yet. The Group was discussing who Bush would name to succeed Greenspan as the Federal Reserve Board chair, and one suggested that he expected Bush to name the most qualified for the job: his personal accountant.

    Heh. Heh, heh.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2005

    Just goes to show ya'...

    Students, no matter what age, love free stuff.

    Today, my school had its annual health and wellness fair. I made the rounds completely...

    Got my bone density checked. I came in at a healthy .38 which is 119% as compared to a 30 year old (and considering how far the other side of 30 I am... yay!).

    Got my blood pressure checked. 120/80. Okay but not fabulous.

    Refused to get my body mass index taken. After yesterday's humilation with the driver's license, who needs to hear that bad news?

    Got a flu shot.

    And, very importantly to my health and wellness, got a mini-facial, a hand massage (reflexology), a backrub and an acupressure treatment. Ooooh, aahhh!

    I'm gonna miss being able to scam all this stuff when I'm no longer a student!

    DeLay's dismay

    So he might be booked this week. Anyone wanna start a cafepress site selling his mugshot on t-shirts and mugs?

    And as much as DeLay's hypocrisy and arrogance bugs me, I only write short entries about him once in a while (okay, often enough). These folks maintain a blog about him called the "Daily DeLay."


    Feeling good about the decision

    So I start as a part-time law clerk tomorrow. I'm excited about what I will learn in this job, but even more, I am very excited by how the firm is already treating me, having not yet started.

    First, they offered me more per hour than the range they originally cited as what it might pay. That's a nice compliment and statement on my qualifications and the value they see me as bringing to the position.

    Second, they have already invited me to participate in a firm function (even though I haven't officially started yet). On Friday, the movie North Country debuts. This is the story about the women working in the mines of Minnesota who challenged their treatment as sexual discrimination. The firm I will be working for brought the class action suit on behalf of the women. On Friday, the founding partners of the firm are going to see the movie and hosting a small reception afterwards. And they've invited li'l ol' me.

    Too cool.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2005

    Reality check

    Phew... there is nothing quite like getting a new driver's license to take the wind out of someone's sails. I got a new one today, and now I officially have a double-chin. This is just plain ugly.

    I guess I shouldn't have worn the turtleneck shirt.

    I guess this picture will provide greater incentive to avoid getting pulled over so I don't have to show the darned thing.

    Ugh. Ugh. Ugly.

    Thursday, October 13, 2005

    Yay, good news for my ego

    With everything moving so slowly on the real job front, I finally had some happy news this week. I've been applying for part time jobs for during the school year because I really can't handle not working.


    I have had a job pretty much since I was 15, and not having one at all has given me way too much free time -- to the point that I am anxious. I am not getting more studying done; I still do it in the same compressed time as when I had a full time job. I'm just wasting more time. I definitely needed a job.

    So, on Thursday, I sent off a resume during class. By the time I got home, less than two hours later, I had a call for an interview (at 8:30 at night!). The interview was on Tuesday, first chance we could do it. I emailed my writing sample (again during class... hmm, notice a pattern here?). Within an hour or two, I had an offer for the job.

    Phew. My ego needed that.

    My bank account too.

    The fun thing is that I'll be working on employment law, plaintiff's side class action law suits. Oooh, that sounds like great fun!!! I start next week.


    Monday, October 03, 2005

    Picking the right horse

    Bush Names Harriet Miers to Supreme Court

    Not him picking her, but her picking him. By throwing her loyalty behind the Bush, she made a legal career that she would have never had otherwise.

    Loyalty over experience. Confidentiality over credentials. Insider politics at its worst.

    Another Cheney. But here's hoping for another Souter.

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