Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
It was really cool down there though, it was like 10pm and totally silent, there was pretty much nobody out there, which never happens. Look how cool!
This is the escalator into one of the metro stations, cracked me up:
It was fun playing in the snow and all, but seriously, I'd be fine if it would be 70 degrees here tomorrow. I don't really need more than a day or two of winter. I think that's about all the exposure to cold that God intended for us.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
My computer totally died, as I mentioned before. My dad couldn't save anything, he had to build me a new hard drive. The last time I backed up my computer was December 2007 so if anyone has any pictures that involve me between then and now, please send them to me! This is one reason that I haven't posted in a long time.
Monday, November 23, 2009
So, I've said before how I hate hate hate Bally Total Fitness. I'm still stuck with the stupid membership since I'm done, but I haven't been since October of last year. I did sign up for the membership that lets me go anywhere in the country, so that when I go to Texas to see my parents I can work out, but I haven't done that yet. I figured that Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving would be a good time to go, so I went to check the group classes schedule online to see what they have, but they didn't list any specific schedule for the holiday. I called them up and the front desk lady told me they have NO classes on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. No classes! WTF? My hatred of Bally grows greater and greater with time.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
*Going to San Diego made me really really really miss it. It was 40 degrees and rainy here in DC when we left on Thursday, and then 68 and sunny and gorgeous in San Diego when we got there. And it was like that all weekend (shocking). I really have been on the east coast too long because part of me was waiting to see clouds and rain in the morning when I'd wake up. Now I keep thinking about trying to transfer out there (my firm just happens to have an office there...).
*No offense to my other friends who are married, but Nina must have been the happiest, most excited bride I've ever seen. She was on the dance floor like a crazy person the whole reception, having the best time of her life. It was awesome to see.
*I got Jeff to try Jack in the Box for the first time!! It made me so happy. I've told him all about the awesomeness of the tacos there (as did everyone else at the rehearsal dinner), so I documented his first Jack in the Box taco experience.
And guess what, he thinks they're pretty good. Woo!
*I accidentally got the loss/damage/whatever insurance for my rental car, and I was kind of annoyed with myself for doing so, but then when I turned in the car it turned out someone totally hit the car and I didn't even notice! The parking lot at the hotel was really tiny with tiny parking spaces so I'm sure someone scraped the back of the car and then just ignored it. So, thank goodness I accidentally got the insurance!
*Look how pretty!
Friday, November 06, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Check out this beagle escaping from his pen. It's a short video, and is really crazy. I can't believe a dog can do that! It makes Jamie's escapades seem much less impressive. But that's probably a good thing, I don't want to have to worry about him climbing down the fire escape or something.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I can only hope that my costume looks half as good tonight.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I got a letter from the Alaska Law Review (my journal in law school) asking for money for the 2Ls' trip to Alaska this year. The funny thing is, they're using the letter that *I* wrote as managing editor for the journal two years ago. They updated it, but it's still totally my letter. I find that amusing. I sent them a check and wrote on a post-it that I'm glad my letter is still getting some use.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I looked for a picture of it online but the only thing that came up was a page which lists the calories in the burger. You bet your ass I did not click on that link.
I am in the midst of an awesome friday night. I went to go buy a
coffee table off of craigslist, and then was going to meet up with
people to see Zombieland, so I was hurrying trying to navigate stupid
dc traffic so I wouldn't be late. I picked up the table, and it fit
in the car no problem (woo!) But then when I went to leave my car
wouldn't start. I knew car trouble would happen to me sometime, and
it picked a rainy friday night when it's 30-something degrees outside.
I called a tow truck because I think it's a dead battery (and none of
my friends with cars were around to give me a jump) and I found a guy
who will just come and replace my battery (for some ridiculous amount,
but I'll at least have it over and done with so it's worth it) so now
I'm just sitting in my car waiting for him. It's getting cold in
here, too, sigh, and I can't just leave the car because I parked
illegally while I was running in to get the table. So I'm sitting
here with the hazards on, hoping mr. Tow truck man drives fast, and
entertaining myself by blogging remotely. I knew I should have gotten
AAA. At least the neighborhood isn't shady, though!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Speaking of winter, Jeff and I went to Boston this weekend to go see Liz (who is in med school there now) and some of his friends. It's speaking of winter because it's already cold there (although today it doesn't seem much warmer here). Highs in the low 60s/high 50s, lows in the 40s. Ahh, just like winter in San Diego. That's only a slight exaggeration, actually. It was a super quick visit, only about 46 hours total there, but we found super cheap plane tickets so it was totally worth it. And if it were only a lot warmer I'd totally move there, I think the city is so pretty. Maybe I could manage for a year or two, I don't know, but I'm skeptical. But visiting during the fall is great!
Still owe posts on my thoughts on the new tv season, I know. But work has been busy with non-doc review stuff so it's been hard to find the time. Speaking of work, I should probably go get dressed, since I have work today (suck it, federal employees with the day off!). But, we do get a jeans day today at least, so that's something! I just barely remembered too, I'd be so mad if I went in wearing real pants when I didn't have too. I also really need to get new jeans, because I have plenty of tall ones, but only one short pair (that I can wear with flip flops without them dragging on the ground too much) and that pair has some big holes in the inner thigh area. You can't really see the holes so I can still get away with them, but it's getting kind of ridiculous. Too bad they're soooo comfy and jeans shopping sucks.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Parks and Recreation
EW said that this episode was funnier than all of the previous episodes, and I think they were right. One of my biggest problems is that the supporting cast is usually a lot more interesting than either Amy Poehler or Rashida Jones, and while tonight definitely suffered from a lack of supporting cast screen time, Leslie Knope was a lot better I think. And of course, penguins = adorable (the car seat thing cracked me up). Rashida Jones is ridiculously underused though, but maybe her dating Mark will help make her more interesting and give her better stories than, oh hey, I just randomly show up for two minutes at a time to look skeptical around Leslie. Overall, I say improvement over last mini-season, but it's still not really something I look forward to specifically. But I'll keep watching, see how it goes.
I just rewatched seasons 2 and 4, and am starting 5 now, so I've had a lot of The Office lately. Tonight's episode was ok, but I didn't see a whole lot of shining moments of hilarity. Yay for confirmation about Jam's baby, although if she's supposed to be four months along they better start strapping on the fake baby bump, but other than that there was nothing that blew me away tonight. I don't know, the whole fake rumor thing didn't really do it for me. Funny but not as funny as I'd hoped.
So this was a series premiere, and those are always so hard to do. You have to set up the whole premise, introduce a bunch of characters, all before really *knowing* the characters (not to sound too serious about it all). So, I think it's always a little tough to do a good series premiere. That said, I think this one was pretty decent. Joel McHale was, as expected, hilarious, with great delivery of snarky comments. Supporting cast seems good so far, and the little background song (which Yahoo answers tells me is "Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare" by Matt & Kim) is kind of hypnotic, so my high hopes are not dashed yet. I kind of love that he's an ex-lawyer, if only for the fact that the way he practiced law seems only to have involved a lot of fast talking and no sort of actual legal work. (Maybe it works that way in some places? That'd be nice.) I look forward to seeing what they're going to do in non-"introduce the whole show" episodes... ie every subsequent episode.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Also, GO BEARS! And please, don't play any more games at 10pm EST. I feel asleep during the fourth quarter, sad but true.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
*Well, ok, sometimes I do.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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Saturday, August 08, 2009
Also, best friends from college Liz and Christine are driving cross-country to bring Liz's stuff to Boston (she's starting med school), and they're stopping in DC tonight! I'm so excited, the three of us haven't been together for a non-wedding reason since 2005. Literally four years. That is scary.
Friday, August 07, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Also, I'd just like to note for the record and have been terribly kind to those I know taking the bar exam now and I have not sent one taunting email. Because I know the pain, and it's just cruel. And also because I'm a very, very good person.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Reva (DC) [6:03 PM]:
so [partner] wanted me to write in a paragraph in this memo using an argument about "the logical fallacy of the contrary"
Reva (DC) [6:03 PM]:
only according to google, that doesn't exist
Reva (DC) [6:03 PM]:
so i just made something up
Nabeel (DC) [6:04 PM]:
LOL! that sounds like the logical fallacy of the contrary at work!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I'm rewatching Angel Season 2 right now. Such a good show, makes me happy. Well, sad they canceled it long before they should of, but happy that it existed at least for a while. Better to have loved and lost, and all that.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
The wedding was fun--Notre Dame is a pretty campus, and we had perfect weather, so thus far I approve of the midwest. I mean, as long as the weather looks like that. So I'm guessing I approve for like four months out of the year, max. Chicago was neat too, I miss being near the ocean (or a super huge lake would do).
I've had Sweet Caroline stuck in my head for days. Stupid wedding reception music!
I miss television. Not that I don't have one, like some crazies, but there's so little new on now, it's sad. I got Angel seasons 2-4 on DVD because I found them cheap (and watched 1 on Hulu months ago) so maybe I'll start rewatching those to keep myself entertained.
Hearing Adam talk about the bar exam makes me realize (a) I seriously cannot believe how much work I did for it last summer, and (b) how overjoyed I am never to be doing that again.
This week is only three days long for me, between being out Monday for the wedding and Friday for the 4th of July...and yet it seems crazy long already. I woke up today very sad it wasn't Thursday.
I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but when my lease is up I'm moving into DC proper, so I'm excited about that! I like my apartment here, but I'm bored with it. Ready to see what something new will look like. And if I could find someplace with a yard of sorts that would be the best thing ever, because not walking Jamie in the mornings (especially when the weather is awful) would be the best thing ever.
Straightening my hair takes forever. If I were a boy (cue music) I'd have so much extra free time.
I've only been working for nine months. It feels so much longer.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Also, why is it socially acceptable to whistle randomly in public? If someone was walking down the hallway singing we'd call them freaks (well, I would at least). So why is it ok to whistle and annoy everyone? Really, I'm just all messed up because of that office neighbor I have who is always whistling and annoying the crap out of me, because now I can't hear ANYONE do it without wanting to murder them. But now that I notice it more than before, I can't help but wonder why it's not considered weird/rude in the first place.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Also, go Lakers =)
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
And yes, those are the ONLY things to see in Reva, VA. Everything else is just random houses. It's pretty scenery, but not exactly a bustling metropolis. Or a bustling village. But whatever, it's got my name!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
*Justin Timberlake is crazy good on SNL. And he doesn't take himself too seriously, which is awesome. Here are my two favorites from when he hosted a couple of weeks ago.
*What is the big deal about Glee? I was rather unimpressed. I was expecting witty dialogue and sarcastic barbs, but instead I got a lame cover of Journey (for the how many millionth time do we hear that song? If it's not 2am in a bar, no thank you) and a sappy story about the same archetypical characters as always. It's not that it was bad, but I don't get the hype.
*I'm catching up on 24 (last two hours to go!), and in the second to last episode, they have a guy taking the metro, and they make up names of metro stations. WTF? Is there something copyrighted about metro stations that they couldn't get the rights to, because otherwise, why do something so glaringly wrong when the whole thing about the series is how it happens in real time? (And yes, in my mind, real time = like real life.)
*Work has slowed down some, but I've been getting in early (8am, plus or minus) every day, which actually makes it much easier to bill 10-12 hours a day. I'm not a morning person, but I can't stay past like 7 or 7:30 on a regular basis (poor Jamie stuck at home, plus I just don't like it), so I'd rather get up at the crack of dawn to get my hours in. It's been working pretty well so far, although I have yet to figure out how to get myself to bed earlier to make up for getting up earlier.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Apparently this is the first ever all-male top 3. I don't care because it's all dudes, I care because Allison should be there but she isn't. Stupid judges paving the way for Danny. Not that I'm bitter!
Hm, Paula picked a song by Terence Trent D'Arby, Dance Little Sister, for Danny. I loved the song Wishing Well, but I don't think I know this one. Buuuut from the start of it I'm not loving it. Why is he shouting so much? Does he think the mic isn't working? And does Paula ever not dance? I say this is typical Danny--too much shouting, and really a boring song. Not to steal something from Simon, but I won't remember the song at all in five minutes. "I'm a choreographer and I think you did really good." Oh good, so this is a dance competition now. Ha, Simon just mentioned that. He said the vocals were good, though, so we differ there.
Ok, Kara and Randy are picking the song together for Kris. Maybe Kara being involved will help, because I think Randy sucks. Hmm, Apologize by One Republic. This could be good. I do so love the sound of Kris' voice. Like, Adam can sing on key and all that jazz, but I like just hearing Kris' voice. He's changed it around some here and there, I wonder if it's enough to qualify as "artistry." I always like it when the idols play an instrument, too. Oops, I guess it's not artistry. Not enough chances. How come he's punished for not taking more chances now when he's done it so often, while Danny is rewarded for being boring and unoriginal every week? "Competent" is not a good compliment. Sigh. But Simon is blaming Kara and Randy for not pulling their weight and telling Kris what to do with the arrangement, so that's something? I do agree that him doing this song with the guitar acoustic would have been amazing, though.
Simon picked Adam's song, of course. Simon's the best so he picks the song for the favorite. One by U2--Simon had to talk to Bono personally to get permission for it. That's kind of cool. I just noticed that Adam kind of has elf ears. Maybe it's just the angle he's at, but he looks definitely elfin. Oh seriously, hands waving side to side? Come on. And Lord, can Adam ever not screech? I know it's "amazing" or something, but it annoys the crap out of me. That's the thing--Kris' voice makes me feel like it's giving me a hug or something, while Adam's makes me wince a bit. Everyone loves it, shocker.
Idol Gives Back? Fast forward.
Danny round two. No Clive Davis, this time the idols pick. What is it gonna be, Danny? You Are So Beautiful. I'm already bored. I don't even have anything else to say because I was looking up Terence Trent D'Arby on wikipedia and did you know he changed his name to Sananda Maitrey after a dream? So weird. Anyway, Kara says Danny was "stunning." Really? It sounded stupid to me. But Simon says it was a "vocal master class." Sorry Kris, you're gonna get screwed here.
Speaking of, here we are with song number two for Kris! He's singing Heartless by Kanye West. Innnteresting. Oh wow, him and the guitar. Well, this explains why he didn't do this for Apologize. And if the judges don't lavish him with praise, they are the worst contest-fixers ever. This is fantastic. Randy likes it better than the original--good! Kara says why didn't you do this for Apologize!! Well, because doing it twice would be retarded? Kara is flipping for it though, good. Paula was underwhelming but still positive. Simon says he'd written Kris out of the competition after song 1, but after this, he takes it back. GOOD!!! Has Danny every done anything a tenth that original or awesome? Um, no. Not even close.
Ok, last song of the night. Adam, what's it going to be? Aerosmith, Cryin'. This will be a lot better than Danny doing Aerosmith, I can say that without hearing a note. At least this song fits with Adam's weird screechy thing, it makes me wince a little less than normal. I'm sure the judges will love it, as always. You deserve to be in the finals, you're a God among men, etc etc.
Ok, well obviously Adam is in the finals. I (spoiler alert!) think Kris deserves to be there too about ten million times more than Danny does. Will justice prevail? Are the voters that smart? In the end, I don't think it'll matter, Kris'll get a record deal either way. But Danny making it to the finals when he's so smarmy (Laura!) is just wrong.
Oh, and I have a good story from this morning but it'll have to wait a bit. So, try not to die of anticipation!