Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I do not think I ever posted about it, but when I wrote about getting this interview I never mentioned how badly things went. The guy literally leaned back in his chair ignoring me while he asked questions, lectured me about what I was doing with my life, and even went so far as to say I should be "offering to run errands for attorney's and pick up their dry cleaning so they'd let me look at their files"...Like I never saw a file when I clerked.

I only bring it up now, since I ran into him at Court today. We didn't actually speak, but it was the most awkward 5 second eye lock I've ever experienced.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Caller: Hello, this is [Insert random Indian Name], I'm calling on behalf of [Law School], is Ms. [Woods] available?

Elle Woods: This is her.

Caller: Have you been keeping up with the changes at [Law School] with the Alumni Magazine?

Elle Woods: Not particularly, I page through it on occasion.

Caller: Well, I'm glad to hear you use your free subscription. We are expanding facilities, unfortunately tuition costs are increasing and we're trying to keep costs down for students.

Elle Woods: Ohh, that's terrible. Almost exactly like when you increased tuition 38% after my first year of law school and forced me to give you more money than I ever planned, and leading me to vow I'd never give any additional money to that institution.

Caller: Thank you, have a nice day.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I wish I had exciting things to report, but I really like work, outside of all my insane clients there is nothing to complain about.

I'm trying to give up coffee. Note I said coffee, not caffeine. I'm switching to Green Tea, mostly for the increased metabolism. I'll still be having my afternoon diet coke (and the caffeine in the Green Tea), don't worry.

Finally, I had a really good lunch today at Noodles and Company that was only 360 calories! Pasta! Cheese! And White Wine sauce, for only 360 calories! Fantastic!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Colours of the World...Spice Up Your Life.

My friend and I made the best decision of our lives and upgraded our tickets, to 5 rows from the end of the Catwalk. As much as I'd love to post all 80 pictures I have from the event, I'll just give a couple teasers.

Favorite Part of the Show: Posh's gloves.
She wore them with every costume. I like to think they were an homage to
Karl Lagerfeld.

Mama, I love you. I realized Posh is not really person sized, but I didn't realize how tiny Geri had gotten. Also, her abs on the website are NOT airbrushed, those are real.

Yes, you can see Posh when she turns sideways. Barely.

If you can't dance to this you can't do nothing for me baby.
So Fierce.

Worst part of the show: the couple in front of us. The guy must have bought the girl the tickets for Valentine's Day or something since she kept thanking him. After she thanked him they'd always end up making out. (He was about 6'5'' and she was about 5'10'' with her heels on) I ended up getting so pissed (since seeing around one person that tall is hard for me, let alone when they put their heads together), that I took a picture and showed it to them, asking where they wanted me to send it. They finally got the idea. I think it's cool he bought her the tickets, but grow a pair of balls and tell her to take a friend. If there really is such a thing as a man card, his needs to be revoked.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Dog Blogging: You Tube Edition

Theodore attempts to get kibble from his buster cube.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Can you ever just be whelmed...I think you can in Europe."

Lately I have been so busy at work. It's not like I'm spending inordinate amounts of time at the office, I don't get in much before 9 am, and most days I'm out by 5 pm-5:30 at the latest. However, at the office it has been non-stop. I turn around and it's 4 pm. I try to be ahead of things, but lately I just feel like I'm putting out fires.

In addition to work, I have a substantial commute, try to make dinner when I get home, pack a healthy lunch for the next day, checking personal and work emails, grooming myself which includes basically showering and getting ready in the morning, waking up in the middle of the night thinking about client issues, playing with Theodore, and occasionally preparing for Court the next morning; I feel overwhelmed.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Digital Era

Lately, I have been considering opening a savings account. It seems like a good idea to keep some "back up" cash. The obvious choice to open it at was with the bank whom I have a checking account with. Until today. Basically, every time I have to order checks it's a huge hassle, but since it happens so intermittently, I always forget about it.

I've been with the bank for about 7 years now. I ordered checks when I opened the account, and I've had to reorder them once since. Today I realized I was down to 1 remaining check, so I might as well reorder. I use roughly one check a month, to pay my mother for car insurance. Previously, when I had more bills, I would write maybe 3 checks a month. Plus, sporadic checks to friends for reimbursement for things like concert tickets. Given that my bank makes me order checks in intervals of 200, it takes me roughly 3.5 years to go through an order. That, in and of itself is ridiculous, what else do you buy 3 years in advance?

I attempted to order them online, but it said that my information could not be retrieved. So I called the bank, which then transferred me to the company that they use for the checks. After about 10 minutes of phone system bullshit, the informed me that I hadn't ordered checks recently enough for them to process my order and that I would need to call my bank.

So I did. They informed me that they did not have my information and could not process my check order. Excuse me? You are my bank? How do you not know my account number, routing number and address? You expect me to go into a bank for something I was able to do over the phone previously?

I have since decided to not only open my savings account elsewhere, but to move my checking account with it.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Consumer Reports

Honey, can I hold the remote?

Vasectomies could be a thing of the past thanks to a remote-controlled implant that can stop the flow of sperm.
Skinny Water: Fewer Calories Than regular Water?
Diet water squeezes onto store shelves...Skinny Water contains the fewest calories, per bottle, than any of the popular enhanced beverages.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Way to go Democrats. Front load the primary system so that "we'll know the candidate earlier". That seems to be working well. Probably almost as well as your strategy of completely ignoring Michigan and Florida, when in recent years candidates have had to win 3 of the 4 between Michigan, Florida, Ohio and Pennslyvania. It makes perfect sense to have the Republicans telling those key swing states how much they care. Particularly when it comes to Michigan where the economy has been in a recession for some time now, we're leading the country in foreclosures, and there is just a general sense of desperation in the air.

Maybe my annoyance is just my apathy about the entire situation further manifesting itself.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cutest Thing I've Heard In Awhile

Lately, my dad has been getting off work rather early in the afternoon, which means Theodore spends a few hours in the kitchen and then is free to roam the house once my dad gets home.

Theodore immediately goes and lays on my bed for the remainder of the day. Then, at 5:30 he comes out and sits about 5 feet from the front door, staring at it, waiting for me to come home.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

You Know You're Boring When...

you choose not to go out on Friday night since you're doing your taxes, and then you are up by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday Dog Blogging: Ball Boy

Teddie sits on his "Other Mom" (Read: Grandmother) holding his favorite of four identical mini tennis balls.