Friday, August 31, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

jay kay

You know things are dire when this is what passes for a joke.

Me: Omg [coworker] we're going to be best friends at the end of this case. Or double suicide. Whatev.
Coworker: We'll write our suicide notes in legal memorandum format. Conclusion: we had to legally kill ourselves. It was the only way out. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

thoughts from a first-year associate

      When I was unemployed, there were days when I thought, "Why did I go to law school?" That thought was quickly followed by, "What else could I possibly do with my life?" 

      There are still times when I turn my chair around and stare out the huge window, wondering what how it would be to be in the great big out there, writing the next blog, book, whatever captures people's imagination. Dreams die hard. 

       There's always this fear that I'm not good enough to be a writer, or I guess a successful writer. It's always nagged at me. Sure, I love it, but am I good at it? It's different with law. There's training involved with practicing law. It's like tennis. If you're around people who are good at it, you pick up a couple of things. So I hang on to this blog, shouting out into the wind, releasing my thoughts at the end of the day. 

       I haven't had a single day in which I dreaded going to work. When the weekend ends, there's a collective groan across social media, bemoaning Mondays. I feel especially fortunate, because I don't feel that (yet, knock on wood). Even when I was at my old firm, I never dreaded Mondays. I knew there was an avalanche of obligations waiting for me on my desk, but I knew that by Wednesday, I would have dealt with most of the urgent tasks. At this firm, I have the luxury of time, and there's always something to keep my mind occupied. Work doesn't feel like a grind. 

      I guess law school wasn't such a bad idea after all. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Invisalign, Tray 9

No close-ups of my teeth this time. I have nothing new to report. I look at my teeth all the time now and am really happy with how they are straightening out. I am currently wearing tray 10. It's been 5 months since I started and I have another 3 to go. I already see a big difference in my teeth and can't wait to see how the front teeth turn out in the next 3 months.

Here is a rough before and after. Left picture is no treatment/natural teeth and on the right is my tray 9 smile.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Saw this guy while on a walk

Rachel's engagement party

I've known her since I was six and she was four. Time flies.