About Me

name: Beanie
age: 35
email: bbbeans@yahoo.com


Book: New York by Edward Rutherfurd

Music: 1999 by Prince

Mood: The current mood of bbbeans@yahoo.com at www.imood.com


Teahouse Blossom
May It Please The Court
Blonde Justice
Ernie The Attorney
Lessig Blog
Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground
Jeremy's Weblog
Begging The Question
The Neutral Zone Trap
the imbroglio
Biting Tongue
Peanut Butter Burrito
Legal Quandary
In It But Not Of It
A New Duck
Just Playin'
Res Ipsa Eloquent
How Appealing
Lag Liv
Law v. Life
Lowering the Bar
Bag and Baggage
The Uncivil Litigator
Will Work For Favorable Dicta


Divine Angst
Frequent Citations
Magic Cookie
Knocked Up (and in Law School)
Mommy on the Floor
Thanks, But No Thanks
Law Ingenue
No. 634
think like a woman. act like a man.


the underwear drawer
Do Not Overmix
Little Lost Robot
Overheard in the Office


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Screaming Bean
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

So I took a week's vacation for the first time since April. I will suffer for doing this. Not only is my car in the shop getting door actuators repaired, but it seems that my work was put in some sort of perpetual loop while I was away and absolutely nothing was done with anything. So now I'm buried alive in work. Now when anyone else goes out on a vacation I'm expected to do all their work plus my own and not complain. When I do it? My work can be ignored.

I also had an interview yesterday for a firm that I interviewed for back in July. To say that was awkward doesn't begin to describe the 20 minutes I spent. All the standard questions were already answered, the other person in the room had not seen my resume prior to me handing it over the desk, and had absolutely no idea who I was or why I was there. How many times do I have to say, "I have no experience doing litigation" before it sinks in? I'm not going to lie about it...I don't have experience doing litigation. This is not to say I can't learn it, but it's not like I'm going to wake up one morning with the knowledge to do detailed litigation magically in my brain. Kicker? Upon further research by me after the interview, the person who interviewed me has only been there a year, was admitted the same time I was, and I'm going to be considered junior? Yeah, the offer is probably not forthcoming on this one.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

I took the radical step of getting myself a career counselor. I see it almost like work therapy. I have tasks to do to make myself accountable for my career quest, and each week we meet to discuss what needs to be done and what has happened. For the first time in a long time, I actually feel hopeful about finding a firm/office that fits who I am. I want a career, not just a job. That's why I went to law school in the first place. This has just been a 2 year detour methinks...I'm eager to get back on the highway.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The trip was great. We got to see the ocean, eat lots of good food, spend a couple blissful days at a B&B, and even got to visit a new winery. Of course, before I even made it back home I received a call from work and was told I _had_ to come in early to put out fires that my boss couldn't or rather wouldn't handle. So I sucked it up and came in early, only to have my boss not show up for another 45 minutes. Was it necessary to come in early? No. Was it something that couldn't be handled when I normally arrived? No. Was it worth ruining the very last dregs of my three days off? HELL NO.


Friday, September 05, 2008

After a day off that found me sitting in a cemetery on a beautiful sunny day celebrating and memorializing the gift of my grandfather to an anatomical gift program, we are packing tonight for a trip to celebrate and memorialize our 10th wedding anniversary. To think that tonight 10 years ago I was sweating details and hoping tomorrow would go without a hitch, I will spend tomorrow with my spouse and think back to that perfect day in September where we got all dressed up and looked better than we had ever looked before in our lives, and have the pictures to prove it. It was a great day that our families talk about even today as picture perfect and one hell of a party. To think that in a blink 10 years slipped by is just slightly unbelievable. It seems that it was only yesterday. May the next 10 or 20 be just as glorious. Happy 10th Anniversary Dear!


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I'm having a meltdown today at work. I've taken abuse for doing my job in an efficient manner, taken abuse for asking a question, I've had to beg people to do their jobs today, and gotten blindsided on other tasks. I feel like I'm going to throw up, want to just sob, and get the joy of having all this happen without my boss not being in the office yet. When the boss shows up, it's going to get worse. I think lunchtime requires a trip home to just cry in the peace and quiet of my living room.


Monday, September 01, 2008

It's a three-day weekend! Sadly, our friends in Louisiana aren't enjoying the same weather we're having. Here's hoping the levees hold this time. We've been lazing about here, went to a fair yesterday and ate baked potatoes and funnel cakes. Mmmm...funnel cakes. Anything is better than work, and a three-day weekend is what has gotten me through the last 2 weeks. This is a busy week coming up, with my in-laws dropping by to visit, a memorial service for my grandfather at the end of the week, and 3 days of work to contend with in the meantime. Also, trying to do some research on Cape Cod, as we're taking a trip at the end of week for our anniversary. Never been there, so it's a blank slate for us. In the meantime, kick back, relax, and enjoy a bonus day off.

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