Monday, October 30, 2006


Friend #1: Oh my gawd, are you retarded?!

Friend #2: [after 2-3 seconds] mmm ... yea, lil' bit.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Happy Birthday to the Bealeton Babe!

Feast One Hundred & Seventeen
Create a new candle scent.
Used bookstore

Name one way you show affection to others.
Make sarcastic comments, not the most mature thing I know. My friends know me pretty well. Recently I looked at one my friends and said [with a smile] "I really hate you sometimes" and she laughed and said "I know from you that means you love me!"

What is your favorite writing instrument?
A pen I got from a law firm I used to work at. They have the firm name engraved on the side. Best pen I ever owned.

Main Course
If you were given $25 to spend anywhere online, from which site would you buy?

Are you dressing up for Halloween? If so, what are you going to be?
Yes, I am going to a party as a "goth dominatrix", yes a whip will be involved. ;)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Call me crazy, [no wait - don't], but don't you think that Patty Duke and Maura Tierney look like they are related?

Just my random thought for today.

Friday, October 20, 2006


Feast One Hundred & Sixteen
These are leftovers from the 10/15/2004 Feast. The Chef is busy and tired. Thanks for playing!

What is your favorite beverage?
Arnold Palmer

Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work.
lots and lots of mail, Nutcracker Tiffany Lamp and several post-it pads.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how honest do you think you are?
8 or 9

Main Course
If you could change the name of one city in the world, what would you rename it and why?
Mexico City because it's boring. We already know it's a city in Mexico, come up with something more creative.

What stresses you out? What calms you down?
Stresses: looking for a job, sitting for the bar exam, Calming: watching TV, listening to Enya, marinating in a hot tub, petting the kitty

Friday, October 13, 2006


Happy Friday the 13th!

Feast One Hundred & Fifteen
Approximately how many hours per week do you spend reading other blogs?
Too many, especially since I was introduced to Newsgator.

Your community wants everyone to give one thing to put into a time capsule. What item would you choose to include?
A laptop filled with data.

What is the most interesting tourist attraction you've ever visited?
The ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula.

Main Course
If you could give an award to anyone for anything, who would it be and what would the award be titled?
Bull$hit Artist of the Week - the list of recipients is quite lengthy

What do you think your favorite color reveals about your personality?
Well as I have mentioned before, green is the best color in the universe, but I don't know what that says about me. Green is usually affiliated with jealousy or envy or money and none of those desribe me. According to :

Green is the color of healing.

Green personalities want to help every one. They are natures mothers. These people are usually in the medical profession or some occupation which helps people.

Preferring to watch rather than to become involved in others business, they usually keep their thoughts secret. Others see them as good listeners because of this quality. This characteristic makes them wonderful counselors. Others take for granted that the green personality can see more than one side to a situation without bias.

Green personalities make others feel at home in their house by putting them at ease immediately. They try to take care of others with all the care their mothers gave them.

Peacemaker is their sworn duty. They want harmony in every one's life. Green personalities may even stop an argument between others by starting one themselves.

Others think that green personalities make the best of friends because they are jovial, caring and can keep a secret.

In order for a green personality to feel good about themselves, they have to be helping someone or something. Nurturers by choice, they are the ones who take care of animals, humans and plants.

Green personalities need to be careful not to make martyrs of themselves. This is something they easily can do.

According to Personality and Aptitude Career tests:

The color personality preference tests assume that green color represents persistent, decisive and resistant state of mind. You are considered assertive. You care very little for feelings and focus upon the available information before making a decision. They consider you suitable for careers in science, research, accounts, and auditing. You are capable to analyze the details in minute.

Even more info. Wow, now that was way more than you needed. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I know recently I have been posting a whole lotta nuthin, save the Friday's Feast. I have been having some health issues and rather than complain a whole lot and post a bunch of TMI and/or none of your beeswax type stuff I have just been laying low. Luckily things seem to be on track now. [Thank heavens for my prescription plan.] I know I need to take better care of myself and self medicating with Johnny Walker Black and/or Yukon Jack would not be socially acceptable. :) On top of everything else I just had my first ever root canal. THAT was a barrel of fun. Luckily everything seems to be moving along as expected, and I don't have to go back to have it finished for a couple of weeks.

Other than that I am plugging along. I have been trying to get more exercise. I have been reading The United States of Arugula recently and I just finished Anonymous Lawyer for the second time. I devoured it so fast the first time that I had to go back and reread it. [I owe Jeremy a review, I know, I am such a blog slacker.]

I am still on what feels like the longest employment search EVER. I am running out of places to send blind resumes and postings for someone with my level of experience are few and far between. Soon I will also have to compete with all the people who pass the bar in November. [Happy for them, sad for me.] At this juncture I am just very, very frustrated and disappointed. I have been waiting my whole life to practice law and this last hurdle is really frosting my cookie. I am trying not to comaplin or go on about this topic too much, but I am beyond exasperation right now, and unsure of where to go from here. The entire process is so arbitrary. Doctors graduate, get interships, then become residents and then get offers. Lawyers graduate, with little or no practical experience, wait a gazillion weeks to find out bar results and even when you pass and then you're just expected to fly into something. I didn't clerk [a mistake in hindsight], the firm where I summered both years no longer exists and I am just floating in some in between place where I need experience to get a job, but I need a job to get experience. Apparently I am not the only one frustrated by this process.

In happier news my mom and I rescued the cutest cat the other day. Apparently my mom was on an afternoon walk and saw a cat trapped under a sewer grate. It was very friendly and let her pet its paws, but was too big to get out. She called animal control and left a message so they could rescue it. Several hours later [after my dentist appointment - ick] we drove past that area again and the cat was still in there!! [!@#$%^&* animal control office] Having more experience with cats than my mom, I reached in and petted it to calm it down, then grabbed the nape of its neck and tried to hoist it out. It took 3 tries, but with moms help to grab its bottom we got it out. [I say "it" because it's hard to tell the sex right now, although my mom did finally name it "Jade" because of these amazing green eyes.]

Jade let me hold her and pet her and she was purring. There was no collar, but she was obviously someone's house pet. We put her outside the first night to see if she would find her way "home" [we had to put her outside 3 times because she kept sneeking back in whenever we went to check on her] but all she did was meow and howl on our front porch ALL. NIGHT. LONG. It almost broke my heart. In the morning I peeked outside and she was gone. I came out into the kitchen and found her on our back steps, on her hind legs, with her paws pressed against the sliding glass doors, still yowling to be let back in. When it started to get cold and rainey Mom decided she needed to at least be in the garage until we figured out what to do next.

Mom is making posters for the area, but for right now Jade is housed in our garage with an ample supply of food, blankets and a litter box. She is not in the house [yet] because my mother is HIGHLY allergic to cats. In fact, she has always disdained cats, dogs and other animals. She is just not a pet person. In fact, I had to give away my darling kitty Buddy when I moved back home after law school to comply with Mom's strict "no furries" policy.

Jade changed all that. If we don't find her irresponsible original owners I think she will end up in our house. Mom is checking on allergy shampoos for the cat and perhaps some medicines for her to abait her symptoms. This weekend Jade is scheduled for the rabies shot clinic and has a grooming appointment. We'll see what happens. She is SO adorable and lovable, I hope we get to keep her.

Friday, October 06, 2006


Feast One Hundred & Fourteen

Name a song you know by heart.
Ironic - Alanis Morissette

What will you absolutely not do in front of another person?
Well nothing is really absolute, but I don't eat hot wings in public because they are messy and I don't want other people to see.

How often do you use mouthwash and what kind do you like?
I don't use it

Main Course
Finish this sentence: I am embarrassed when...
I snore

What was the last food you craved?
Indian, which I will have for dinner tonight with any luck.