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12 November 2006 @ 11:46 am
 
 
 
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05 August 2006 @ 11:08 pm
I’ve decided to move my Blog. Check out the new one here.

Why? There were a few little things I wanted to change about the blog and couldn’t figure out how to do it on LiveJournal, so I moved over here.

If you have linked to this blog, I would appreciate it if you would update the link. For those of you who have added to to your favorites, (this mean you, Mom) please update them.

I hope that LJ will keep this site up for a while, just in case someone would ever care to look at them.

I also hope this won't backfire on me somehow.

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02 August 2006 @ 07:37 pm
As my summer gig comes to an end, it appears that it has been somewhat successful, and not just for me but my boss as well. While he hasn’t said anything yet, the office manager, as well as others (including his wife), has commented that he won’t be able to handle the office without me. I know this sounds like I’m full of myself, and maybe I am, but I think he really does need someone to take my place when I leave. Even if he chooses not to replace me, he did well before me and I’m sure he’ll do well after I’m gone. You see, good ol Ex.Coll was his first Law Clerk (which explains a lot, especially why he even hired me). Anyhow, this morning I helped the office manager get an ad ready so he can look for a new student to replace me in the fall. If I could, I’d stay, but my schedule at school is simply too hectic for be to even attempt to work. So, it looks like my last major task will be to seek out, interview, select the finalists for, and train my replacement.

This brings me to a moral dilemma. I can do one of two things: 1) select someone even more inept than me who will invariably fail (miserably, if this is the route I take) and therefore guarantee me a gig next summer and making a reality my self aggrandized view of myself, or 2) pick someone better than myself who will not only steal my job for next summer, but will reveal me for the fraud that I am. I’m afraid if I aim for the middle they will still be better than me.

What to do?
Either way, 12 more working days and pthphth I am gone
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31 July 2006 @ 11:02 pm
I had no idea I had an inner redneck but it can be the only explanation for what happened this past weekend. I was watching a mini marathon of Hee-Haw on CMT. What else but some inner redneck would have posses be to do that? It was kind of cool to see Willie Nelson with short hair and not to mention ‘Trigger’ in it’s original color.

I don’t know what is worse, the fact that I was watching a Hee-Haw marathon or that while I was watching it I got a call from someone telling me it was on in case I was missing it.

"you found another and pthphth you were gone"
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This is the email I got from Career Services:
There was a problem encountered while attempting to convert your resume, 'spring 2006 trans.doc', to .pdf format on Symplicity. The conversion was attempted five times before it was aborted.


Yea! It looks like I’m off to a fantastic start.
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27 July 2006 @ 11:15 pm
Yea, I know, I’ve been lazy with this. Frankly, I haven’t heard a lot of great quotes lately. I figured it was to ambitious to think I could keep up with it. Anyhow, without further ado….


Real estate attorney: “It’s one sexy bitch.” (speaking generally about the Miller Trust)


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Recently, I’ve been working on a couple of probate cases. And although it’s been nearly 20 years, ever time I hear or see the word probate I think “Yea, check the probate. Why, my uncle Thumper had a problem with his probate and he had to take these big pills and drink lots of water.”
 
 
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26 July 2006 @ 07:35 pm
I am! I just ordered my season tickets. Last season was a dream season, I hope we can repeat. I never realized how much a sense of pride a football team can be. In high school our football team sucked so bad most people didn’t even acknowledge it. As for undergrad, my school didn’t even have a team. Now, I’m a UT, home of a great football team.

Woo-Hoo!

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At the risk of blowing what little anonymity I have left, if you look closely in the pic above, I’m the one wearing orange and white.
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19 July 2006 @ 12:18 am
Amazon.com has a feature called a “gold box” or something like that. If you have shopped Amazon before, you click on the box and it will give you “special deals” on things it think you will like. It appears that they track what you look at and make guess at what you might be likely to buy and give an additional discount of around 5%. I check more out of curiosity than anything else since I’ve never bought anything offered there. I’m clicking through it today and I see the typical stuff (law related books, CDs that are close the genre I usually buy there, accessories to electronics I’ve bought, etc.) and then I see this.

I’ve never bought or even looked at anything that would even be in a related category. This means that:1) Amazon.com is not monitoring my diet; 2) Amazon.com has somehow been able to access my medical records and coupled with (1) have made an educated guess that I will soon need this product; 3) Amazon.com is evil and as know the future, or 4) Based on my purchases, Amazon has deduced I’m in law school and thinks that law students generally need this item.