Archive for May, 2005


I am sleepy.  The rainy weather makes me tired

I had a great weekend, and I am sunburned and covered in bug bites (I’m just so sweet), but it was worth it. I think everyone had a good time, I had a blast. I love everyone who came a great deal, Gina, Jessica, Sarah, Jamie, Scott, and Christian. I got to see my adorable grandmother, and some other family members, which was really great. Gina and Jessica went to lunch with my grandmother with me, which was really sweet.

I have some thoughts about life, I’m just not sure I can articulate them right now.

I like my job a lot right now, I am starting to enjoy the thinking and stuff. I am learning to be more productive. I have accepted the fact that taking my adderall really helps me a lot and that I have to stop being the crazy person who won’t take their medicine because they think they don’t need it (even though they do). Like my grandfather would say, this is fixable, somethings aren’t.

I still need to go see star wars.  I also need to take a benadryl and go to sleep so my bug bites will stop itching.

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So I don’t know if y’all are as loved by google as I am, but my gmail has been exploding with new features recently.

The best new feature is the news bar that is right above my inbox. It tells me news headlines. And I get to pick the news sources it pulls from. AND it will also let me add blogs to the news bar. But it only does headlines, so with the blogs it just gives me the titles of the posts. And there are little arrows that late you scroll through the random headlines that it has pulled up. Each time you refresh the page there are new headlines.

Today I noticed that I had (1) spam message. As I was deleting this message I noticed that the news bar on the spam page differs from the news bar on the inbox page. The spam page pulls headlines exclusively from a spam recipe page. SPAM RECIPES!!!
Here we go for those of you not as love as me but who really wish they were:
SPAM Imperial Tortilla Sandwiches
SPAM Fajitas
SPAM Vegetable Strudel
SPAM Swiss Pie
Spicy SPAM Kabobs

Is that weird?  I think it is hilarious.

I’ve been looking some more, and the trash folder has some great information as well, such as:

Empty tissue boxes can provide easy and handy storage for plastic grocery bags.
Rubber shoe soles can be recycled to make basketball courts and soccer fields.
Newspapers can be reused as wrapping paper for gifts.
There is no limit to the number of times an aluminum can can be recycled.
You can make a lovely hat out of previously-used aluminum foil. (a personal favorite)
Recycling a 3-foot-high stack of newspapers can save one whole tree.

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Today is Tuesday

I got to go to bankruptcy court today.  Tomorrow I am going to probate court and the federal district court.  Isn’t that fun?

I learned a lot about bankruptcy, or, a lot more than I knew before I went. I found it rather fascinating, in a, gosh I’m a nerd kind of way.

I got some feedback on the memo I wrote last week. Bottom line: I lack organizational skills and people really need to be specific with format if they want it to be at all structured.

Tonight we (and when I say we I mean all the women in the office, the other summer girls, the secretaries, the paralegals, etc.) are going to the office manager’s house which is up on a lake near here. I’m really excited, I love lakes in the foothills and I am pumped about being outside.
Katie (one of the other summer girls- she just finished her first year at mercer) and I went to run yesterday and it was so beautiful and so nice to be outside.

If only I can make my mouth listen to my mind and stop trying to be cute and making smart remarks when I should keep my mouth shut I think I will be fine. Sometimes my desire to be clever and funny takes over and overpowers the reasonable part of my mind that is in charge of keeping me out of trouble.

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It has been a long day.  If y’all will do me a favor and keep my friend Kim in your prayers, she is in the hospital.

Also, a 3L at UGA died over the weekend, so please keep his family in your prayers as well.

I am going to go take it out on the pavement with my new friend Katie and then go try to decompress at the Braves game (the Rome Braves that is).

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If you are in college and want to go to law school, major in business. I know, I know, most people think you should major in political science or whatever, and having not majored in political science I guess I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but even so, I recommend majoring in business.

Majoring in business forced me to take classes that I didn’t enjoy much, and never would have taken if they weren’t requirements. And although I took these classes a long time ago, they still have an ENORMOUS impact on my understanding of every day problems in the legal world.

The legal world is laced with things like accounting, insurance, finance, real estate, and economics, and it has been invaluable in my limited experience to have an understanding of these issues.

I don’t think that the terry college of business necessarily taught me invaluable skills, but it at least introduced me to concepts and terms and ideas that are difficult to grasp, and it is nice to at least be vaguely familiar with a difficult concept when you run into it in the real world.

But then again, don’t listen to me, major in whatever makes you happy.  You can learn those terms later.

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Depositions are fun.  Well, fun is a strong word, but interesting.      It is very rare that you get 5-10 people into one room and watch a question and answer session between two individuals while it is tape recorded. Unless of course you go to a lot of depositions. Maybe that is the definition of a deposition – 5-10 people, one room, question and answer session, tape recording.     The tape recording is very complex – involving microphones and an individual with a mouthpiece, who is the court reporter. The court reporter talks into the mouthpiece and repeats everything that is uttered by both sides of the table and takes notes (at least I think that is what was going on).     I had a friend a few years ago that was dating an attorney – my friend was a clerk at the law firm where this attorney worked. And the attorney used to have some sort of past with one a particular court reporter – he had taken her out on a date or something, before he met my friend. Well, my friend the clerk would get kind of paranoid and bothered by her attorney using this particular court reporter – really more irritated than anything. (There is really no point to this story, other than that this is what was going on in my mind during the deposition).

Gosh, I wish I had saved some of those sandwiches from lunch.  I wonder if there are any cookies left?

I think depositions are the reason that people don’t like attorneys – because attorneys talk a different language than regular people and so attorney #1 can say something that makes no sense to a regular individual – but that makes total sense to another attorney. But the attorney is going to object to things as a regular guy would understand things, not the way the attorney would understand things.

Attorney #1 is trying to make the person being deposed say something very particular, and Attorney #2 is trying to keep the person being deposed from saying whatever it is that Attorney #1 wants him to say through objections that are very possibly lost on the person being deposed. So you end up having the same question rephrased quite a few times.

It is all very technical, and there seems to be a lot of room for error. But basically it is a whole other language and the regular person who is being deposed ends up feeling rather confused and left out, and we all hate to feel like that.

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Could someone please teach me how to put on mascara without getting it all over my face or potentially putting my eye out?

I know that it is unacceptable to be a 24 year old female and still struggle with this simple hand-eye skill, but I must confess it is a talent I have yet to master.

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hello charlsie’s world

Heeeeellllooooooo my dearest Chuckie’s loyal readers. I am Jessica, Chuck has given me posing rights so I will be the occasional guest star here at the thin line…and don’t worry, I too am ridiculously idealistic and e somewhat delusional, so the same sunny attitude will apply.

Right now if I had a bottle containing a genie, my 3 wishes would be…

1. For a small monkey that would run around town and do my bidding, right now I would send him to Chick-fil-A to fetch Charlsie and me some delicious chicken biscuits and soft drinks bigger than our heads, and Charlsie’s would have a spill-proof lid. The reasoning behind this fancy lid is that last night when we made the cab take us to the Roo Miss Paine spilled her 32oz Big Gulp all over the counter while attempting to purchase the poweraidey goodness. This was not an isolated incident…there were also 12oz of cold Miller Light goodness spilled all over Cam at Cutters. tisk, tisk

2. For the fall to hurry up and get here because I cannot wait to (1) find out what happens on the OC (2) hurry football season hurry! I can’t wait any longer! (3) attend my first ever Georgia-Florida (4) see all my fantastical law school friends without the burden of being a first year (5) OK there are too many reasons to name but I really want the fall to get here!

3. That in addition to the monkey’s talents at the wheel and with a credit card, he would also be one heck of an amazing chef and one be downstairs right now whipping up omelets and blueberry pancakes.

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It is about to storm something fierce.  Thunderstorms make me happy.  Especially now that I have a new rain coat.

Summer storms are one of the most awesome things about the South.  Of course there are awesome storms elsewhere, like at the Lodge, but Georgia holds it’s own when it comes to natural disasters. 

Summer storms at the lodge happened around 4 pm every afternoon in July. What used to kill me is that people would get married at 4 pm. Public Service Announcement – find out what the weather patterns are in the place where you want to exchange vows BEFORE the day of the wedding.

The Thunder and the Rain are already here!!!!!!

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The locals of Bolotnikovo, Russia are a little upset.  The villagers awoke this morning to discover that the lake on which the village is located disappeared overnight, leaving a giant mud hole. The fishermen of the area are obviously concerned. The village is located in the Nizhegorodskaya region, on the Volga river east of Moscow.

Officials say that the lake might have been sucked into an underground cave system and that a human could not have survived if caught in the catastrophe. When the lake disappeared it took surrounding trees underground with it.

But not everyone in the village buys this underground cave theory.

"I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us," said  one old woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house.   

From Reuters – via gmail news. 

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