Thursday, June 29, 2006

HGTV, I Hate You

I'm watching "Small Space, Big Style" on HGTV, which, in case you didn't know, features "small" spaces that are "big" on style. Hardy har har.

Anyway, I put "small" in quotes because right now I hate HGTV so much for rubbing it in that NYC housing prices and sizes are ri-starring-diculous.

On the TV right now? A "small" 1000 square foot Spanish bungalow in LA. Bastards. Rat bastards.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Big Brother

Funnily enough, it appears that the majority of Google searches that land people here on my blog are "define tummy sticks" searches, which are followed closely by "graduated bob haircut" searches.

I must admit, though, that it's a pretty big honor to be the number one hit for "define tummy sticks." This blog will live in infamy!

Sunday, June 25, 2006


So I had my fly-by-night apartment hunt this weekend. I put in an application for a tiny one bedroom place that is in the PERFECT location.
I will have to deal with some, shall we say, "quirks" of the place, but it is in a kickass location, and I think that, once I decorate it, I will be able to make it my own. I find out Tuesday whether or not my application was accepted. Believe it or not, the fact that we don't start work until October (despite making an obscene amount of money at that point) has been a point of contention for lots of management places. Not cool! How do they expect us to be able to work if we do not have a place to live? (And vice versa!) Ahh...que sera sera. My "vice versa" may not make sense, now that I think about it, but I did not sleep last night because of my 6AM flight. Taking the "I'm still young" route, I stayed out til 4 with some friends and then went back to my wonderful host friend's place to pick up my stuff to head to the airport. Yes. Crazy.

Anyway, I leave you with this picture from the Philadelphia airport. (It was a connecting flight.) Is this not the most profound message?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Train Wreck

Like a train wreck, I just can't tear my eyes away from the horror that is the creation of this site, called "Inside My Bag." It's fascinating and really really tragic.

Monday, June 19, 2006

New Dean?

Interestingly, our law school is looking for a new Dean of Students. Anyone interested?

"The ... Law School is seeking a Dean of Students. This position reports to the Dean and serves as the Law School's liaison to University bodies concerned with student life. The Dean of Students will provide student counseling as well as manage and support student activities. This position works closely with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and other senior administrators to ensure a positive experience for students at all phases of their education. A J.D. and/or experience in higher education and counseling is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as good judgment and a sense of humor also required. The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer."

Thanks, LAK.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Craig's List

So the hunt is ON for an apartment in New York. I'm heading out on Thursday night and will be looking at places Friday and Saturday. Holy craptastic am I freaked out about finding an apartment that (1) isn't rat-infested (2) is within my budget (3) is on a block that has at least one tree (4) has a bedroom big enough to fit my queen bed (for non-NY-ers, yes, this could indeed be a HUGE issue when one considers the size of "bedrooms" *coughs "cubbyholes"* in NY) and (5) isn't in an area into which I wouldn't want to venture past 7PM. There are other soft requirements, but I don't want to bore you with the details.

I'm gonna try to do this on my own (i.e. NO broker), but there are a few possible exceptions that I've seen online. The REAL point of this post is to say "OMG WTF Rockstar!" to Craig's List's (I know I know it's "craigslist" but in reality, it is Craig's LIST -- capiche?) new policy of charging brokers $10 per listing. Thus, in Craig's List's style, my thoughts:

[rant] I couldn't believe how Craig's List was so impossibly flooded with misinformation prior to this rule, which took effect a couple days ago. There would be hundreds of posts by the same brokers, all of whom employed a "bait and switch" approach. [/rant]

[rave] This new $10/posting rule seems to make sense in that the legitimate brokers (who really have decent apartments to rent) can make their voices heard without having to compete with the cloud of static that the wrongdoers were emitting. *ties leather band around forehead and picks up spear* Let's hope this will improve my apartment hunt! [/rave]

Friday, June 16, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Kids These Days...

So apparently a new ringtone has been invented that is so high pitched that adults cannot hear it and thus it is meant for kids to hear when they don't want adults to know about their electronic correspondence. You can sample the ringtone on the article's website. Now call me crazy, but is it just another sign that I'm getting old since I thought it was a little painful to listen to?

Monday, June 12, 2006

Slightly Inexplicable

I find this hard to believe considering I've been out of commission for three years. What? This is proof that Blogthings has no clue what they're talking about?? But I thought me and Cookie were tight like that!

You're an Expert Kisser

You're a kissing pro, but it's all about quality and not quantity
You've perfected your kissing technique and can knock anyone's socks off
And you're adaptable, giving each partner what they crave
When it comes down to it, your kisses are truly unforgettable
What Kind of Kisser Are You?

More fun with Blogthings...this one speaks for itself.

You Belong in San Francisco

You crave an eclectic, urban environment. You're half California, half NYC.
You're open minded, tolerant, and secretly think you're the best.
People may dismiss you as a hippie, but you're also progressive, interesting, and rich!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

It's always the scrappy ones...

That take you by surprise in a bar room brawl.

Jack the Cat Chases Black Bear Up Tree

Thanks, Ms. M!

Final Graduation Post, I Promise

Now, I know that I've been beating this whole graduation thing to death, but it is a big thing in my life right now, so too bad, too sad. We graduated on Friday. My family flew in from San Francisco, and I was rolling with an entourage of seven. That's right -- we had a full on basketball team plus three subs!

The professor who hooded me is one of my favorites at the law school, and his brilliance combined with his shuffling feet, bashful grin, and shy face-in-book demeanor just made my whole law school experience that much more memorable. He was also one of my professors I had on the first day of law school. Yes, the FIRST DAY. It felt appropriate to have him hood me, then, because "the circle is now complete. When first I left [him] I was but the learner. Now I am the [sorta] master." Exciting, no?

As we each took our turns standing at the focus of attention, I finally realized that this is It. This is the end of our law school journey, and we are [mostly] ready and eager to start our new lives as attorneys in the Real World. There's not much more to say other than I cannot believe we have all come this far together. We rock!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Summer Observational Poll

Assuming guys of equal physical hotness, what's hotter?
Guy walking cute puppy.
Guy pushing cute baby.
Free polls from

Feel free to post explanations in the comments section. :)

Monday, June 05, 2006

Vegas Hedonism

Seriously. What happens in Vegas STAYS IN VEGAS.

Good: no major diseases were newly acquired. Let's just say I dig Law Fairy's lip gloss, and a BIG shout out to Matt, Bill, Jay, and Allison, my high rollin' partners in crime at Craps Table #3. Our half of the table starring ROCKED THE HOUSE. Who says you can't win at Vegas?!