Saturday, June 30, 2007

Week 4 Wrap Up

Celebrity sightings: None.

Lunches/Dinners out on the firm:
1) Toastie's East (3rd Ave, btw 55th and 56th)
2) Solo (550 Madison Ave)
3) Darbar (46th St, btw Madison and Park)
4) Eleven Madison Park (guess)
5) Cafe Basil (3rd Ave, btw 48th and 49th)

Village Restaurant of the Week: Babbo, 110 Waverly Place

Village Bar of the Week: I Tre Merli, 183 W. 10th St.

Work related revelations: 1) When a concerned woman from legal recruiting calls to ask about the hours you've been putting in, it might be time to reclaim my weekends. 2) Making decent money is great, but seeing clients bank master-of-the-universe type money is unnerving.

Days left from work before 6:30: 1 (again, very sadly this doesn't include today's Saturday stretch in the office...)

Depressing statistic of the week: Mom hasn't been able to leave the room for over a week.

"That costs how much?" moment: $1500. Dinner for 6 at Eleven Madison.

Quote of the week: "Your call on the wine. But, keep it under $200 if you can." Just your average, run of the mill dinner conversation last night.

Aside: Now celebrating two (where did they go?) years of an amazing relationship with a beautiful girl. Between family and work, she's the only reason I'm able to keep a level head these days. She is a superstar.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Read All About It

Working on something that made A1 of the WSJ (and somewhere deep within the NYT) is exciting, even if the headlines are that financing arrangements have twice been forced to scale back.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Okay, Now I'm REALLY a 3L

Please award Jonathan Lubin Substantial Paper Credit for his work in my Spring course on Reading the Constitution.

Thanks,

aa

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Week 3 Wrap Up

Celebrity sightings: Mike Myers (West 4th & Charles, eating at Mary's Fish Camp)

Lunches out on the firm:
1) Sleepy Hollow Country Club (Hastings-on Hudson, N.Y.)
2) Toastie's East (3rd Ave, btw 55th and 56th)
3) Sidecar at P.J. Clarke's (55th St, btw 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave)
4) Lenny's (2nd Ave, btw 54th and 55th).
5) P.J. Clarke's (55th St, btw 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave.

Village Restaurant of the Week: Surya, 302 Bleecker St.

Village Bar of the Week: Employees Only, 510 Hudson St.

Work related revelations:
1) I'd rather be busy all day and work until 8 than have a slow, mindless day and sneak out before 6.
2) "How do you feel about coming in this weekend?" is the verbal analog to being kidney punched.
3) Spending money is very effective therapy to cope with the lingering after effects of putting in too much time at the office.

Days left from work before 6:30: 1 (and this wasn't even on Saturday's stretch in the office...)

Depressing statistic of the week: Mom hasn't been able to leave the house all week.

"That costs how much?" moment: No charge for sunglasses repair.

Random observation: The more you take the subway, the cleaner the system seems.

Aside: I've been invited to hang out separately by law school friends, college friends, and high school friends in Central Park today. How is it that all that can occur on the same day I'm pulled into work on the weekend?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

She Speaks

Laura Bush has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today. This marks the first time that I've seen her say or do anything besides stand by her man.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Week 2 Wrap Up

Celebrity sightings: None

Lunches out on the firm:
1) David Burke & Donatella, 133 E. 61st St. 2) Felidia, again, 243 E. 58th St.

Village Restaurant of the Week: Sevilla, 62 Charles St.

Village Bar of the Week: Waverly Inn, 16 Bank St.

Work related revelations: 1) Yeah, I definitely (or, at least, relatively) prefer corporate law. 2) I still find it awkward to ask my Secretary to do anything for me.

Days left from work before 6:30: 1 (which was very much not on Friday).

Refreshing statistic of the week: 9 (i.e., the number of consecutive wins reeled off by the Yankees).

"That costs how much?" moment:
$85 for a vintage Led Zeppelin T-shirt.

Obnoxious eavesdropping: "You don't take your dog for a swim? You must. Trust me when I say 'Dog Run NYC.'"

Weekend Travel: Heading back to LI on Sunday for Father's Day. I haven't left this area code for the last two weeks.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Office Space

"We're expecting the documents sometime later this evening."
Received at 4:33 pm, Friday afternoon

Monday, June 11, 2007

Thanks, But No Thanks

Someone just came into my office and asked me if I wanted a shoeshine.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Week 1 Wrap Up

Celebrity sightings: Tom Brokaw (81st and 3rd), Topher Grace (twice, outside my apartment).

Lunches out on the firm: Felidia, 243 E. 58th St.

Village Restaurant of the Week: Aki, 181 W. 4th St.

Village Bar of the Week: White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St.

Work related revelations: 1) Drafting an appellate death penalty brief was still not enough to convince me that litigation is my legal calling. 2) I hate blackberries.

Days left from work before 6:30: 0

Refreshing statistic of the week: 0 (i.e., the number of Starbucks that I pass on the way to work).

"That costs how much?" moment: $6.50 for a bottle of Amstel Light.

Obnoxious eavesdropping: "Honey, when you return for Violet and me, can you bring around the McLaren?"

Relationship Step:
Moving in with girlfriend day today.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

What The

Lindsay Lohan, at only 20 years old, has already survived enough "Most Shocking Moments" to fill an HOUR long show on VH1.

Not that I was watching.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

It's Over

As a part of the divorce settlement, Stanford wants full custody of the university e-mail address. Sigh.

"University records indicate that your University affiliation has changed, and your email, AFS home directory, Web site, and other services attached to your SUNet ID may be affected.

Here is the current status of your SUNet ID services:* Full service as student ends after 29-Sep-2007."

Fine. But, I keep the memories and the debt.