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
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Like many of you, I sat transfixed yesterday watching the pageantry and historical significance of the inauguration. The speech was moving and angry at times, as was the crowd. When the chant of na-na-na-na goodbye went up from the crowd as the Bushes' helicopter passed overhead, you knew where the crowd stood politically. Still, to see nearly two million people in one spot for one singular purpose with no riots or incidents, that was as breathtaking as anything that took place on stage. I felt bad that Senator Kennedy overextended himself during the inaugural, causing his later health incident during the luncheon. I know he wouldn't have missed it for the world, but to sit for nearly two hours on the dais, it was a risk certainly. The thing that made me laugh though would have to be Al Roker's attempt to contact the president while he walked past him on the parade route. After hearing over the course of the morning that he'd been snubbed by every president to date, to actually have Obama make a direct statement that it was warm nearly made Al come unglued.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Yesterday was my review. I'm still employed, so I guess that's a start. Our bonuses were pared back considerably, but since I got considerably less than everyone else last year, I didn't have that much to be pared. But of course, this all came at a cost. It seems I can't write. Or at least that was what I was told yesterday. Now mind you, my boss seems to think good sentence structure involves a paragraph-length sentence with serial commas. However, I do not write on the level of an attorney. I am supposed to take courses to that end in order to bring myself to his level of competency. I was dumbstruck to say the least. Especially when I was also told that my choice of vocabulary also is not at the level he expects. What do you say to that? Excuse me, just because I don't find your use of herein, therewith, and heretofore useful does not make me an incompetent. No, instead I just sat ramrod straight, teeth clenched, and did not as much as twitch. I tried to go to my happy place, but it didn't work. So now, not only do I hate my job more than before, I now doubt myself. I think that's far worse.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

I came clean to my job coach today that I blog. I think he was concerned that this blog may be impinging my job prospects, but I said, "If they figure out who I am based on this blog, I give them a lot of credit." Now, don't anyone take this statement as a challenge. I'm happy in my pseudo status and have been for a good long time. I am continuing to work on my escape plan...otherwise known as job search. I do feel confident that the plan is working, it's just a matter of time. In the mean time, I keep my head down and await the next diatribe. Or even better, next week's review. I'm not holding out any hope that there will be any thing fun coming out of that...in fact, my bet is that there will be no bonuses, and the economy will be used as an excuse. Not that we're hurting for work, it's just convenient to screw us all out of money. Eh. We'll see. In the meantime, hope the new year is going well for you and that you're writing 2009 on your important papers. I keep getting screwed up by Excel when trying to put in last years dates. But I'm a lawyer, not a data entry operator.