Sunday, January 29, 2006


But only because of this phrase:

Remember that if you imagine the best outcome, it might just happen.


You Are Most Like Miranda!

While you've had your fair share of romance, men don't come first
Guys are a distant third to your friends and career.
And this independence *is* attractive to some men, in measured doses.
Remember that if you imagine the best outcome, it might just happen.

Romantic prediction: Someone from your past is waiting to reconnect...

But you'll have to think of him differently, if you want things to work.

Figures I'm the lawyer - LOL.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


It's a long story, and I promise to tell you all about it later, but suffice to say I'm freaked. Apparently, through a serendipidious meeting, I have, quite literally, fallen into [kinda] opening my own law office. TSCGirl + law license + shingle = $$$ [hopefully].

I have to go over some numbers and get some input, but this might really happen. I might be able to quit Ye Old Cell Phone store - soon. OMG OMG OMG [This is where I start hyper ventilating.]

OK, I have to go to a dinner meeting now. Just wanted to let y'all know things are going on in my neck of the woods!

Thursday, January 26, 2006


TSC Girl, your true color is Green!

[shocker - as if I didn't already know that green is the best color in the universe!]

You're green, the color of growth and vigor. Good-hearted and giving, you have a knack for finding and bringing out the best in people. Green is the most down-to-earth color in the spectrum — reliable and trustworthy. People know they can count on you to be around in times of need, since your concern for people is genuine and sincere. You take pride in being a good friend. For you, success is measured in terms of personal achievement and growth, not by status or position. Rare as emeralds, greens are wonderful, natural people. It truly is your color!

What's your true color?

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Some kind-hearted and generous folks over at University of Indiana, Bloomington School of Law are planning a trip down to NOLA during spring break to help out. Pete is one of the volunteers and he is trying to get the word out to get some assistance for the trip. You can read his post about it and how YOU can help them in their journey HERE.
We will, obviously, need places to stay, and other forms of information and assistance for our trip and our stay. If anyone has any information or could help us in any way, we would all be very much appreciated. Please leave a comment or email with offers of any sort of support (including emotional) and I'll pass it along to the appropriate parties.
Pass it on .....

Monday, January 23, 2006


Friends is coming back!

Everybody now ....

So no one told you life was gonna be this way [four claps]
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A.
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but

I'll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
('Cause you're there for me too)

You're still in bed at ten and work began at eight
You've burned your breakfast so far, things are going great
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
But she didn't tell when the world has brought you down to your knees


No one could ever know me, no one could ever see me
Seems you're the only one who knows what it's like to be me
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with
Someone I'll always laugh with
Even at my worst, I'm best with you

It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but


Courtesy of the Rembrants

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Today, January 22, 2006, marks the 33rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the SCOTUS decision that legalized abortion in the United States. For more info on anniversary happenings see

I had occasion to meet the dynamic lawyer who championed Roe's case while I was in law school. She was a freshly minted lawyer with no trial experience down in Texas when the infamous case was dropped in her lap. Seen as a sure loser, it was given to rookie to use as "practice". My, my if they knew then what they know now.... In any event she was a dynamic speaker and an engaging personality. I was shocked when I found out she argued before the Supreme Court of the United States when she was younger than I am now!

There is so much I could say on this topic, but it is such a polarizing issue that I'll leave you to reflect on your own.

Friday, January 20, 2006


About how many times per day do you check your email?
As many as possible. I am up to an insane number of accounts now, and while each has it's own purpose I still tend to cling and only check one or two regularly. At last count I think I have 7 now thanks to the addition of email accounts that go with your SN. Yea that's just what I needed, another email address! LOL

If you had the money to collect something really valuable, what would it be?
Real Steinbach [German] Nutcrackers.

Write a sentence using the letters of your favorite beverage. (Example: The egret admires.)
Angie Rowed North Over Lake Dresden Peering About Languidly Muttering Echoing Ramblings

Main Course
If you could be on a game show, which one would you want it to be?

Name 3 computer programs or web sites you would hate to be without.
Amazon Wish List


Well the job search has not been going to great. So far I have two rejection letters and not a lot of motivation. I have been reluctant thus far to send my resume willy nilly all over the place, but there are not that many postings anywhere for new attorneys, so a huge big mailing might be in my future. I know quite a few lawyers in the state, but I have been reluctant to ask them for help because I don't want to seem like I'm desperate or being a pest. I should really utilize my resources.- because it really it all about who you know.

I did meet an attorney at "Ye Old Cell Phone Store" recently. He is not that much further out of school than I am. He seems hyped on his own firm and thinks I should take out personal malpractice insurance and do per diem work out of my house. I don't have the money or the courage to do that, nor do I have the space, living here at Chez Parental, but it's a nice idea. He asked me to email my resume and followed that up with a request for a writing sample. We shall see if anything comes of it. He has a lot of contacts in my current area and while I have no desire to stay around here, working at a law firm of any kind would be a huge step in the right direction.

The same day I met the attorney at work I also had an interesting phone call with a customer. It was interesting because he sounded young [as in not 60+] and I was bored so I was being especially jovial. We were discussing his issue and how to correct it and suddenly out of nowhere:

him: So, how old are you?
me: excuse me?
him: how old are you?
me: ummm, why?!
him: because you sound like you are in your late 20's.
me: I am. Didn't anyone ever tell you not to ask a woman her age?
him: well you sound really cute on the phone and I was just wondering if we were around the same age.
me: how old are you? [getting flustered]
him: [insert age 2 years younger than I am]
me: Sooo you need to call customer service and ask them about this ..... etc etc.
him: I know right where your store is, I think I need to come down there soon and see what you look like and see if you are as cute as you sound.
[at this point i was all flushed b/c earlier in the conversation I was thinking "wow he sounds cute over the phone"]
me: so yea, customer service can help you out. Do you need the number?
him: ya know, I'm surprised you haven't hung up yet. Most people would have thought I was a freak and hung up by now.
me: If I wanted to hang up, I would have. Did you need help with anything else this evening?
him: No thanks, but I might come to see you.

I told my assistant manager about this exchange. He thought the entire thing was quite amusing - I did not. He asked if I wanted him to give out my cell number should this guy come looking for me when I was not there. I told him to tell the guy I didn't work there anymore. He said "Can't you just try to be positive?" No, not in these types of situations. He doesn't know what I know about me. I know that I can be charming and flirty and all that stuff online or on the phone. I can be intriguing and alluring. Then I eventually meet the person face to face. Then I wither into a self conscious, overly sarcastic, completely unattractive moron. I don't know how to stop it from happening, but it's like those high frequency boxes people plug into outlets to keep rodents away. I literally repel every cute, intelligent man within 50 feet.

Then he really freaked me out.

He looked right into my soul and said, "People like you are negative for one basic reason. You are afraid of being disappointed so you always assume the worst because then you can't be let down. The problem with that is once you assume the worst it usually happens."

I hate him for that. I hate that he has known me only a scant few weeks and yet he thinks he has me pegged. But what really got me is this - what if he's right?!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Yea, see this .... this is ME. This is why I don't think I would do well in corporate America.

I say what I think - out loud - all the time. This is especially true when I realize that the people around me have suspended logic, common sense and indeed all semblence of brain function when making a decision. I am the antithesis of the "yes man". This annerves some people. They think that everyone needs to "follow the rules". I follow the rules - when they make sense. I'd rather not be a "follower", I'm more of a rule maker.

Courtesy of which is authored by the stupendous Scott Adams.

Monday, January 16, 2006


It appears that one of the most infamous law bloggers is coming out of the closet. Opinionista is revealing herself!

I am slightly torn between "You go girl!" and "OMG what are you doing?!?!" but definitely more the former. That's damn brave.

Sunday, January 15, 2006



From Overheard in NY

Friday, January 13, 2006


Name one chore you don't really mind doing.
Laundry doesn't bother me at all. It's not like I have to go drag my clothes across a rock in the river or anything.

How many times have you moved homes in your life?
Counting moving to and from school, too many to count. There were also a few times when I was a baby that I don't remember. Major moves I guess there were 3 or 4.

How old were you when you had your very first kiss?
A "real" kiss? 16

Main Course
What time of day do you usually feel your best?
Right after my shower.

Using three words or less, describe your current local weather.
Winter grey blah.


My Romance Meter

Optimist 80%
20% Cynic
Close 86%
14% Distant
Long Term 69%
31% Brief
What does my romance meter read?

What is my spectrum?

I am red: My main color is red. This means I am goal oriented. Success is important to me. Achievment is the marker of a great life.

What is my spectrum?

My Videogame Fortune Teller
Good evening, brave traveler. I am Merle the conjourer, and I will divine your fortune.
TSC Girl, you are an aggressive character. You force your way through situations with the delicacy of a sledge hammer.
You must search out and combat your enemies who doubt you.
You must use your mightiest weapon - your brain - to pass through the puzzles and challenges ahead.
Your greatest challenge is yourself. You must resolve long standing issues that you have felt it was easier to just ignore.
Get your fortune told at The Atomic Den

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Just in case anyone cared, I've been posting random little bits over on Live Journal. Nothing too Earth shattering, and this is still my main blog. I've just been messing around a little over there since I had to sign up for an account anyway. All the cool kids were doing it and I decided I was tired of missing out on "friends locked" posts from folks just because I wasn't a member.

So yea, there you go.

Monday, January 09, 2006


The Picto-Personality Test

You are a person who is very ambitious, and constantly thinking of ways to further your own goals.

When alone, you appreciate being able to do nothing if you want to, and setting your own pace for things.

You are romantic, and when you are with your partner you like to woo them with your imagination.

In the future you will be happy and live richly.

Take this Test at

This quiz seemed right on target for me so I decided to post it.
Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 08, 2006


Apparently I will do anything to avoid working on these cover letters. Here are a couple links with some interesting tidbits ....

Guys: For that perfect Valentine's Day gift, give your significant other a chocolate replica of your manhood.

For anyone growing up in the 80's: check out classic Nickelodeon TV shows. Read about the history of such shows as You Can't Do That on Television, Mr. Wizard's World, Pinwheel and Double Dare. Bonus Theme Song Goodness HERE.

And yes, I did make some headway and will be mailing a stack of resumes tomorrow morning at the post office, so it was not a wasted day.

Friday, January 06, 2006


Well, Friday's Feast is back for the new year! Maybe this will be the year you import it to your blog!

Have you ever seen a ghost or an angel?
Nope, but the ppl who run the New Hope, PA ghost tours certainly tried to convince me I did. I have met people I thought might be pseudo-angels without knowing it, but as far as wings and a halo, no.

What is your favorite board game?
Well I would have to say Balderdash, with an honorable mention to Taboo.

What was the last movie you saw that made you cry?
Say Anything - which I have seen countless times.

Main Course
What would you do if you had 3 months off from your job?
Assuming money was not an issue I would visit all my friends I have not had time to see this past year, esp those people up and down the eastern seaboard. I really need to take a road trip! I'd like to say that I would finally write that novel of mine, but truthfully I don't see that happening just yet.

What kind of shoes are you wearing today?
At the moment I am barefoot, but I anticipate black loafers.

Completely unrelated: Happy Three Kings Day! Today is the Ephiphany!

Monday, January 02, 2006


Stolen from Peekaboo:

Four jobs you’ve had in your life:
1. Pizza maker [and shift mgr, easily my worst job ever. I still have nightmares about it]
2. Research assistant - got my name in print, that was awesome
3. drug store clerk [I was only 16 and I had to sell condoms to scary old men, I was mortified]
4. Summer associate - awesome pay, great perks, almost no responsibility. What could be better? ;)

Four movies you could watch over and over:
1. Pretty Woman
2. Say Anything [just recently borrowed this - thanks H&G!]
3. Shawshank Redemption
4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Four places you’ve lived:
1. Union County, NJ - ick
2. Atlantic County, NJ [too young to remember]
3. Ocean County, NJ [most of my life]
4. Nassau County, NY [traffic is hell]

Four TV shows you love to watch:
I don't watch much TV these days, but some shows I love are ...
1. Law & Order
2. West Wing
3. CSI
4. Sex & the City
Honorable Mention: ER

Four websites you visit daily:
1. The Malum
2. Newsgator
3. Comcast
4. Pete

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Lobster
2. Chinese Dumplings
3. Pineapple & Bacon pan pizza from Pizza Hut
4. Chicken Parmigiana

Four places you’d rather be:
1. Cancun, Mexico
2. Bermuda
3. New Hope, PA
4. A balconey in Hoboken

Four albums you can’t live without:
1. Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill
2. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker
3. Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
4. Soundtrack to "Something's Gotta Give"