Thursday, July 26, 2007
1) I certainly did not forget about NPH's much-deserved emmy nomination, Adam! I simply didn't have sufficient time to express my glee. And now here it is--hooray! =) I really love the Price is Right episode, too--it's what beauty would look like if beauty was a sitcom. True story.
2) This explosion happened really close to my work--we were all staring out the window watching it happen. It was funny, I heard these loud banging sounds, and I thought it was construction. After a minute, I turned around at my desk to glare at the construction (I'm on the 25th floor, no one would actually have seen my fierce glares), and instead saw flames shooting up. It was really impressive, I have to say. I'm glad injuries were kept to a minimum, though, so I can say that!
3) I parallel parked for the first time, all by myself, last Saturday! I mean, technically I had parallel parked before by myself, but only with ridiculously (like a third of a block) huge spaces. This one was a real, honest-to-goodness parallel parking spot, and I did it!!!! I had to call Liz right away and leave her a voicemail telling her of my grand accomplishment, of course. Seriously, this was momentous, people. Don't judge me for it.
4) Andy, Adam and I have found our calling. Watch for us next year--kicking some ass! It'll be lengen...wait for it...dary!!
Monday, July 23, 2007
I just booked my flight home to Durham, and the first-class ticket was $300 cheaper than the coach class one. Sweet! Thank you, firm who is paying for me to fly first class =)
I need to figure out how to do video on my camera, and then upload it, because my dog Sophie is adorable and possibly mildly retarded, and that needs to be shared with the world. She actually chases her tail. I've never seen a dog do it in real life before, but she does! I think she's just bored though. She also chews on her own paws. Can't figure out why. Also, when I swim laps in the pool, she runs back and forth, no matter how long I'm doing it for, and watches me. She's just fascinated by people swimming in the pool! Sometimes, though, I surface and she's waiting for me, and she leans down to lick me, but she's still a puppy and she's not very good at figuring out how not to bite accidentally, so she just bites me on the nose before I even know what's going on!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
"We are delighted to see a young, beautiful woman of size have an opportunity like this. About 65 percent of the American population is now considered overweight or obese, yet people of size are really underrepresented in the media, television and movies," said Peggy Howell, spokeswoman for the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.
"Right now, in terms of acceptance of overweight people, it's maybe even worse than it's ever been," said Howell, who is 5-feet-9 and weighs 300 pounds. "There are people who identify more with anorexic- and bulimic-type bodies than they do even with what would be considered a normal, average, healthy-sized body. Some people definitely show a lot of hatred toward a fat body."
Ok, this woman is 5'9" and 300 pounds. According to the CDC, obesity at 5'9" is 203 pounds and over. So this woman is a full 100 pounds over the dividing line between overweight and obese! Now, I certainly don't think she should be mocked or marginalized, but I don't see why that is something to celebrate, either. That's not healthy! She makes reference to people who identify with anorexic/bulimic bodies rather than normal, average, healthy-sized bodies. There's a huge difference between celebrating an average, healthy body and celebrating an obese body. I think the concept of trying to Advance Fat Acceptance is not the right route--it should be focusing on, as she says, normal, healthy-sized bodies. Obesity isn't any healthier than anorexic bodies, I'm pretty sure (though I'm not a doctor, just a lawyer-to-be). Again, not something to be mocked, but it's not something to be encouraging either.
Friday, July 20, 2007
And here is one of us at the reception, with the bride and groom too this time:
I was gonna stop, but one more...all of us the day after, right after lunch and before people started leaving to go home (so sad!):
I might post more pictures as I get more in (thanks to Jeanne for these!!). But that's enough posting for now, I'll spare you anything else for the time being.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Today I embarrassed myself on the elevator...I was going down four floors, and when I got on, I couldn't find the button for my floor!! There was someone already on there, going to the ground floor, and he looked like a partner, so I was just standing there, staring at this myriad of buttons, not hitting anything. Finally I found the one I wanted, in time so we didn't pass my floor, but lord, it was the slowest like ten seconds ever. Hopefully he doesn't realize who I am...but since I think they sent out an email to the attorneys yesterday, announcing that I had arrived, it might be too late.
Monday, July 09, 2007
First day at the new firm tomorrow...I'm going to leave super duper early so that I don't end up late. Because I have an inability to be on time--I'm either late or early, those are my choices. So tomorrow I'm going to sacrifice sleep and be early. Hopefully after tomorrow I can leave at a semi-respectable hour, but I figure I don't want to embarrass myself right away, if it's avoidable. Of course, it's fairly likely I'm going to manage that anyway, because I have to go sign up for parking, and the place I sign up for parking is different from the lot itself, and I imagine that's going to be tricky as I try to figure out how to get into lot A to sign up for parking without actually parking, because I want to park in lot B...yeah, I sense troubles coming. Because that's just how I roll.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Oh, I've been meaning to write this for weeks now. Adam gets his super cool movie star sightings? Well, I had a famous person sighting too! I mean, it was Joe Lieberman, who was at this restaurant I was at for a fundraiser dinner or something, but still, it's somebody!
I have thoughts on being 24 now, but they'll have to wait until later! And now I am off to the central time zone...whee.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I meant to write about this before...when Andy and I saw Ratatouille on Sunday, we got there kinda close to the show time, and there were a bunch of people in line to buy tickets. Andy and I were worrying a little that everybody was there to see our movie, of course. So in front of us in line this couple and their two small children (approximately ages 1.5 and 3) got up to the counter to order their tickets, but much to our suprise, the words out of the mouth of the mom were not "Four tickets to Ratatouille," but rather, "Four tickets to Knocked Up." As soon as they left, Andy and I were like, wtf? You're taking kids that young to see a rated R movie...at like 10 pm, too? It was very unexpected. Which made it kinda funny.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Also, I saw Ratatouille tonight...and now I desperately want a rat that can cook, and has Patton Oswald's voice. Seriously, super adorable. Although, I'm not going to lie, a few of the scenes which had the entire rat colony running around were a little gross. But just one rat that can cook? Would be totally awesome.
So you know the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel? One of the lines in that song is "trouble in the Suez"...and until two weeks ago, I thought it was "trouble in the sewers." I assumed it was a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Of course. I don't know why I'm telling the world that I'm an idiot, but I have a hard time keeping this stuff to myself.