Friday, December 28, 2007

Little Things

I will never get used to the empty seat at our table.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

A cover of 'Love Is All Around," except they changed the word "love" to "Christmas."

"And particularly enjoy the incredible crassness of the moment when [they] try to squeeze an extra syllable into the fourth line."

Love Actually. Best Chick Flick Ever?

Friday, December 21, 2007

One Semester To Rule Them All

I get a law degree in five months? Incredible.

I played more Guitar Hero and surfed more YouTube this week than studying, paper writing, and attending class combined.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Is it really that easy to lead in the Iowa primaries? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

Why the need for the subliminal floating cross, Huck? I think the 'birth of Christ' moment flat out pandered to your base just enough.

No, Mike, what really matters is to not elect someone that thinks a policy position is counting the Earth less than 6,000 years old. What also matters is that you're intimately familiar with the Constitution's Sixth Article, wherein the Founders laid down and the People ratified that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Fun with Teamwork


Group projects.

Do I stand on principle and whip my teammates into meeting deadlines and towing the line equally?  Do I take the hit to my schedule, suck it up, carry the dead weight and turn in an assignment that I'm more happy with?

Argh.  $*(#.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Forgetting that I sunburn on a cloudy day in winter and that the listed salary is a hundred grand less than what biglaw pays, how can I not at least day dream for a moment about taking this recent job posting on the career site?

"The Honorable Joel E. August of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, Maui, Hawaii, is currently accepting applications for a law clerk position for the 2008-2009 term. The position is expected to open in early August of 2008 and continue for a period of one year. The Second Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction and conducts both felony criminal and civil jury trials, as well as judge trials, and hears related motions."

56th & 3rd will have to do for now.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sign of the Times?

When MS Word's failure to count "incentivize" as word correctly spelled irritates you and causes the software writer's intelligence to come into question, you've been in law school for way too long.

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Good Life

So, I went to a party this weekend that could not have cost less than $125,000 to throw.

It would probably be more accurate to call the night an event or a gala. But what made the soiree so unbelievably decadent is that it wasn't thrown by a campaign or charitable foundation. It wasn't a night marking the union of a couple in holy matrimony. As a "+1" guest of Girlfriend, I tagged along with her to the Bat Mitzvah of the century.

In no particular order (except for maybe the last being the most amazing cost added), I present to you the Top 10 Signs of a Baller Party.

10. A duo of trumpeters, flanking the castle entrance, blares each guest's arrival,
9. Flower petals tossed at the feet of each man, woman, and child stepping into the great hall,
8. Champagne flutes on silver trays immediately ready for the taking,
7. Top shelf open bar manned by half a dozen 'tenders,
6. A ten station tour-of-the-world cocktail hour (including sushi, filet mignon carvery, lamb kebobs, strip steaks, grilled fishes),
5. Freshly handrolled cigars,
4. A play room complete with blow torched glass menagerie, virtual reality roller coaster rides, poker tables, black jack tables, and a karaoke music video machine,
3. Silk napkins (refolded upon stepping away the table), five foot vases of fresh flowers everywhere, ribbons around each dining chair, and a birthday cake that must have required blueprints,
2. The rare sighting of Chilean seabass as a dinner option,

and the number 1 sign of a baller party...

... Cancun style "shot girls" wandering around handing out booze!

Now, go forth and prosper.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Tear Down This Wall

Going to Prague and Berlin from 12/31 to 1/8.  Hooray for the Eastern bloc and frequent flyer miles.