Wednesday, May 24, 2006

One more thing done

We decided on a rehearsal dinner place! I'm excited to have one more of the big things out of way. Now I just have to finish asking my bridal party, flowers, cake, menus, my dress, bridesmaid dresses, hair, makeup, guest list, invitations, transportation, hotels, save the dates, organist, vocalist, dj...the list only continues to grow! Who knew so many details where involved in planning a wedding?

My problem with the whole planning thing is I like to have everything done and accomplished ahead of time but most of this wedding stuff I can't do until a few months beforehand. Which will only make the few months before the wedding seriously hectic. I have a visions of myself turning into some crazed bride and screaming/crying over tulips. Thus far I've warded off any tendency of my inner-bridezilla but I fear a year from now I may not be able to say the same thing!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dumb Blonde

I saw this sign on my way to the beach last week:

"The weakest part of the car is the nut behind the wheel."

Sadly, it took me a minute to get what it meant :(

Monday, May 15, 2006

Jerks

Frat Boy Flip drove me insane today. He literally spent 10 minutes yelling at me because he's a moron. Weeks ago one of my clients was offered a stet with a few conditions that were finalized today. NONE of these conditions involved anything to do with my client testifying in any of the co-defendants cases. My client testifying was not even brought up until Flip suspected one of the co-defendants was going to be doing a suppression motion.

However, what Flip failed to grasp was the fact we had already negotiated the plea agreement and it had been finalized. So my client testifying wasn't going to happen. Even though, in a squirrelly manner, Flip tried to pretend that when stets are offered it is "implied" that they will testify in co-defendants cases. Um...no it's not Flip but nice try. Or the "negotiations are a fluid thing". Um...not once we agree then they become binding but valiant effort yet again.

He was so unprofessional in the way he was interacting with me. He was yelling at me about the fact my client wasn't going to testify. He was so loud and he so angry his actually shaking. While I really wanted to tell him to go to hell, I remained calm which I was proud of myself for being able to do. I did get a slightly bitchy tone after repeatedly saying "sorry not my clients' problem, if you call him he'll be taking the 5th."

Then even though my blood was boiling, it became like an out of body experience. Where it was shocking this jerk was actually yelling at me and how long it had been since someone had actually yelled at me. It was just sorta funny to me how unprofessional he was being but the whole thing had the pissed off boyfriend feel to it because he kept using my name like I had personally wronged him. He'd say "Blonde bitch bitch bitch....Blonde gripe gripe gripe." It even ended with his pissy storm off. Followed by the immature calling my case last in the docket to the point where he left the courtroom and the Judge asked me if I had a trial since everything else including lengthy motions had gone.

Flip just doesn't get the big picture.

I mean really. My client isn't a rat and is good friends with the co-defendant. So he had no interest in testifying against him. Testifying wasn't part of the deal and I would never advise my client to take a stet with the condition to testify against someone else anyway. The state can bring back the stet for any reason w/in a year. So if my client was to testify the state could use it against him later. And if you aren't offering my guy anything better than what he already was getting why would he do more than he needs to and do something that could hurt him?

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Pooped

This weekend has been insane. Very fun but I'm currently exhausted.

Friday night, I went from work out for a friends birthday. I love this girl to death but I'm an ancient on Fridays. I'm usually so tired from working all week that all I want to do is relax and go to bed early (I know I'm seriously 90!). So we all went out drinking and dancing. It was fun we went a bar where a friend from college works the door so we didn't have to pay much which is always nice! I ended up getting home at 3:30.

Saturday, I get up at 9 am to go to a music festival with some friends and my fiance. We get to the concert around 1 pm. 1/2 bottle of champagne and 5 beers later we actually go in to see some of the performers. I think we made it home around 11ish?

Then today, I got up at 9 feeling like I have 10 pounds of alcohol currently sitting in my intestines. My eyes today are seriously red. I'm not currently sure if the are red b/c I'm tired since I didn't get any good sleep this weekend, if they are red b/c of allergies or if they are red due to a reemergence of pink eye. Either way it's not too cute! But my dad and I went out to brunch with my mom for mother's day which she seemed to enjoy.

Now I'm seriously full. I ate far too much at the buffet! I'm also exhausted so I will be going to bed early tonight!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Crappy immune system

I've been operating for years under the misguided perception that I have a good immune system. In law school, there was only 1 time I got sick. The 4 years before that in college, I was only sick twice. Sure in there may have been a small sniffle or a cough for a day or 2 but nothing I would actually call sick.

I have worked a little over 2 months at the public defender's office. I had an illness and now I currently have pink eye! I honestly don't remember ever having pink eye before in my life. It is possible that I may have had it as a really young kid but none in the last I'd say 20 years. It is seriously gross!

On Friday night, I had gone for a late dinner and margaritas at a Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. When I came home, I noticed my eyes were red and kinda itchy but thought it was due to being sleepy. I woke up on Saturday morning and my eyes were still itchy and red. It got worse as the day went on so I went to the doctors.

I had a "classic case of bacterial pink eye." Sweet! Good to know. I haven't been around anyone I know had pink eye or anything. I also compulsively wash my hands and always use hand sanitizer after leaving jails and stuff.

So I now have eyedrops I put in every 6 hours and should by now no longer be contagious. Last night, my left eye ended up getting puffy and swelling shut. Which was quite attractive. My fiance actually was wondering if I wanted to play tennis today!! Um..no dude...my left eye while open today is open very narrowly.

While I will be going to work tomorrow, I'm sure clients and coworkers alike will have to really try to restrain themselves from hitting on me. I'm sure it will be hard because I will definitely be looking like a hotty!