Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Dog Blogging: Shower Edition


The Wet-Down:

The Please Stop Spraying Me In The Face:

The Attempted Escape Mid-Shampoo:

The Shake-Off:

The Patented-Teddie-Towel Dry:

Post Blow-Drying:

Lastly, Theodore tells me what he thinks of the entire process:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Morning Wake Up Call

Alternate title: How I made $25 bucks today.
8:30 a.m., the house phone rings, for some reason, I answer it.

Elle: Hello?
Male Voice: Is [Jonathon] there?
Elle: He's working.
Male Voice: (annoyed) I found his wallet. It was on my sister's furnace. I assume he was doing something down there with my niece.
Elle: My dad was doing something with your niece?
Male Voice: Huh? How old are you? Your dad is 20?
Elle: Ohh, I guess you mean my brother. That sounds more like him.
Male Voice: Well, if it's alright I can drop it off for you. I'm not even going to ask what he was doing that he left his wallet on top of the furnace.
Elle: (mumbling) I can guarantee it was one of 2 things.
Male Voice: Excuse me?
Elle: Nothing. I should be around all day, you can drop it off whenever.
Later in the day....
Brother: What up?
Elle: I have your wallet.
Brother: The one I lost this summer?
Elle: Yes, but didn't you lose 2 this summer?
Brother: Whatever. I found the 2nd one I lost. Where was it? Did Jill have it?
Elle: No. It was at some other chick's house. On her furnace. I think her name was Amanda. Her uncle called. Super early. Super Annoyed.
Brother: I've never even been to her house. I know who she is, but I've never been there.
Elle: Whatever. You owe me. It's obvious you were either smoking something you shouldn't have been or screwing based on where it was found.
Brother: Yeah. Umm. Do me a favor, I'm sure there are zigzags and condoms in there, take them out in case mom and dad see it before I get home.
Elle: I'm keeping the money in here as an idiot tax, I hope you know that.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday Dog Blogging: Black Friday Edition

Last Saturday, Teddie informed the groomers that he needed to show his support for the Wolverines. In return, they "bowed" him.

Clearly, he was very masculine while he cheered for his beloved Wolverines.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

The last time I saw my Crackhead Uncle I had Theodore with me. He proceeded to be a complete dick and was rude to everyone around just because Theodore was there (even though he was politely laying on the floor chewing his rawhide). However, that assessment might be a bit unfair since I could not actually understand what he was saying, I'm just judging from his general tone.

If he tries it today I won't be polite and will most likely offer some tidbit along the lines of "just because you're a crackhead/alcoholic and your kids aren't allowed to see you let alone come to holidays does not mean you need to be rude to mine, he was invited, unlike your crackwhore girlfriend."

This should go over well.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pre-Black Friday Shopping

I accidentally just bought1 a $80 pair of Calvin Klein jeans. I also proceeded to have them altered while I waited since I really wanted to wear them tonight and all designer jeans are about 5'' too long for me even in heels. I know Calvin Klein isn't the "hippest" designer anymore, but I refused to spend over $100 and didn't want something with a bunch of random designs on it (which would make it obvious if I re-wore them). Sadly, buying jeans was basically the highlight of my week.

I also ordered business cards yesterday. I guess that is exciting. They say "The Law Office of [Elle Woods]". And by office I mean, desk in the corner of my room with a laptop on it.

1Or convinced my mom to buy as an early Christmas present.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Go Blue.

I just watched The Rivalry. It takes a person with a certain demeanor to cry as Bo discussed his friendship with Woody and how it was not formed in spite of the rivalry, but because of it. They were the only people who could understand the intensity that the other had for the game.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I Swear.

I am getting sworn in today. I really don't want to go and the thought of wearing a suit (and nylons) for 1/2 a day has me sick to my stomach.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday Dog Blogging: Archives Edition

Theodore was not feeling photogenic this morning so I had to reach into my archives. I found a pciture of him cuddling with his Teddy-Bear that his original mom gave him,

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Semi Exciting News

After 20 resumes and cover letters sent out in the last week I managed to get an interview.

Someone said to me today that they thought it would be "easier" to get a job here than in a place with more law schools (and more competition) like New York City. When put that way I suppose that statement makes sense.

But when you consider there were over 1000 lawyers just flooded into what is arguably the worst economy in the nation, and then throw in Tort Reform (which in all other states that have passed it has been declared unconstitutional since it makes plaintiff's access to courts nearly impossible), No-Fault Insurance, and a Supreme Court that is in the pockets of insurance companies so they feel it's their job to limits plaintiff's access to courts; it makes finding a job of any kind very difficult.

The simple reality is there are just not enough jobs here. While in areas like New York City, from what I gather, it's more "the pay isn't high enough."

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Group Therapy

A friend of mine needs your help. Here is the situation:

A few weeks ago a girl messaged him on facebook saying she "liked his picture" and asking "whats up" (sic). He ignored it. A week later she wrote back the same thing. This time he wrote back "Thanks." She wrote back, asking if he "wanted to hookup." He asked for a clarification of "hookup" and said replied "bang."

He is torn between banging "strange" as he calls it. And the very real possibility that I keep bringing up that she is a psycho/disease spreading whore/killer/legal bachelor's ex/psycho.

I saw a picture of the chick. He gives her a 5, but upgrades her to a 6 due to huge breasts. I would give her a 6, but bump her down to a 5 for obvious fake breasts.

Despite my warnings, he still wants to hook up with her. Basically since he likes the idea of having a girl knock on the door and having sex 3 minutes later. I think the idea of letting her know where you live, or walking into a death trap at her place, plus the disease potential vastly outweighs his chance to get some "strange."

Thoughts? Feel free to comment anonymously on this one, but do include if you're male or female since he thinks it'll be split down "party" lines while I think most people male or female who are not idiots can agree this is a bad idea.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Spice Up Your Life

My friend just emailed me to confirm that we got Spice Girls tickets for Chicago. So excited!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


To cap off a perfect weekend, I woke up at 3:16 this morning with a sore throat. I got up and started taking all sorts of herbal supplements and then went back to bed until "9:45"...Which I didn't learn was really 8:45 until some family came over around "12:00" and asked if I had set the clocks back.

I thought I was going to be able to tough it out with just Airborne, Echinacea, and Yin Chiao1; however, even though I feel a bit better it's looking like I might need to see a doctor since I started running a fever and my tonsils have spots.

1Yes, I am taking some random Chinese supplement that has not been tested by the FDA and which I cannot read anything on the bottle besides "take 3-4 pills up to 3 times daily."

Saturday, November 3, 2007

(Friday) Dog Blogging: Belated Halloween Edition

The Tedosaurus-Rex Stalks his prey.

And finally attacks.

Friday, November 2, 2007


My first full day as an attorney and so far I've:

  1. Been rejected for a job I applied to this morning.
  2. Been told I applied in the wrong format (for a different job), but I cannot figure the correct format out (and the website listed the format I applied in as correct).
  3. Been cancelled on for a date this weekend by the guy I've been dating since May.
  4. Decided I need to dump said guy.
I just know this is going to be an awful weekend.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I Passed

166 MBE. Holy Shit.


I had guessed earlier in the month that this would be the week bar results were released. I was thinking about it earlier this week and even predicted it to a friend.

That said, I was handling it much better before I knew they were in the mail.

Music Survey

Since I need to distract myself, via You're so Vain.

Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
I haven't bought albums lately. It's probably a tie between Weezer, Foo Fighters, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Dylan.

What was the last song you listened to?
My Name is Jonas (Weezer)

What's in your CD player right now?
I'm not sure, the only CD player I even own is in my car. If I had to guess I'd say there is a Matt Nathanson CD in it.

What’s your favorite local band/group?
Manna and Quail.

What was the last show you attended?
Sigh. I will admit, Christina Aguilera.

What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to?
Cher, Farewell Tour.

What's the crappiest show you've ever been to?
Sadly, Elton John and Billy Joel. Elton was losing his voice and Billy was drunk. But it was still awesome.

What’s the most musically involved you have ever been?
I was in choir in Junior High and High School. The most involved I get now is dancing and signing like a weirdo.

What show are you looking forward to?
I am hopeful to get Spice Girls tickets for Chicago.

What is your favorite band shirt?
I'm not sure I own one anymore.

What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
Currently I'd love to spend a day with Britney and try to talk some sense into her. Once that failed after about 2 hours I'd regret not picking Robert Plant, Bob Dylan or Stephan Jenkins

Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
Obviously my wish already came true when the Spice Girls reunited.

Who is one band/artist you've never seen live but always wanted to?
Bob Dylan. And the Spice Girls.

Name 5 of your favorite songs of all time?
In no particular order my current 5 favorites:
  1. Tangled Up In Blue (Dylan)
  2. D'yer Ma'ker (Led Zeppelin)
  3. Say It Ain't So (Weezer)
  4. Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash)
  5. Cocaine (Clapton)
Name 4 flawless albums:
  1. Highway 61 Revisited (Dylan)
  2. Let it Bleed (The Rolling Stones)
  3. The Fourth Album (Led Zeppelin)
  4. The Blue Album (Weezer)
How many music related videos/DVDs do you own?
None. I do own a few tapes though.
  1. Rattle and Hum (U2)
  2. Like a Virgin (Madonna)
  3. Spice World (The Spice Girls)
How many concerts/shows have you been to, total?
Way too many to count.

Who have you seen the most live?
Tie, I've seen four shows of: Weezer, Third Eye Blind and Reel Big Fish.

What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

What was your last musical "phase" before you wised up?
I wish I could say I've wised up and don't listen to awful pop music like The Spice Girls and Britney.

What's your "guilty pleasure" that you hate to admit to liking?
The Spice Girls and Britney.

What album have you purchased the most copies of?
I bought 3 copies of Goldfinger, but 2 were gifts.

Who is your favorite musician?