Monday, June 29, 2015

Jet Set Bunch

It's funny to be watching the news and to hear about the economic crisis in Greece, to hear banks are closed for 6 days, and to immediately go to FB to get the straight scoop because you know that you have THREE SEPARATE friends there on vacation right now.


Kind of cool!  Two law school friends are there (one is in Mykonos, not sure where the other is), as well as one colleague. 


It was weird to feel so international.


In the interest of full disclosure, if this economic crisis had happened in January, or February, or April, or May, I would have known exactly zero people in Greece on vacation off the top of my head (one went in March).  But three there now.


Wonder if the level of suck they are experiencing is low, medium or high.  I would guess low in Greece.  So many places there take credit cards.  Unlike Italy.  Separate post, but we've actually been requested to send a wire transfer to put a deposit on a B&B.  WTF?  A wire transfer?  Anyway, in places like China or India where you use more cash and less credit, no ATM would be a huge pain.  In Greece, assuming you weren't planning to hit the ATM in the next day or two, going 6 days without cash might not be the end of the world.  Still, looking forward to getting first-hand accounts.  Definitely a cool thing about worldly friends. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Lawyers

Just have to say that today, I am so proud to be one. 


Proud of our country, proud of our Court, proud of the lawyers, proud of it all.


(Still scared to live in Texas, but glad our Attorney General is apparently just being ignored by the counties.)


I've always thought single-issue voters were making a big mistake, but at the same time, even though I lack "standing," the issue of marriage equality has meant a lot to me over the last xxx??? years.  I'm happy it should be a non-issue going forward. 


Such a proud day!!! 
My FB feed is full of rainbows and hearts, and thanks to that whole "top ten law school" education, lots of insightful commentary about the opinion.  Detailed analysis of the impact of different dissenting opinions and who joined which, who wrote which, etc.  The law nerd in me is voting today as the best day in a long time. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Excuses

Why have I not seemed to have anything to say lately?  Well, I believe I have a fabulous excuse.  See below. 









You'd be amazed how many bits of the English language contain that specific letteRRRRRRR. 




Haha, should be fixed at some point today.  Until then, I'll just keep on avoiding all wo...ds with that in it.  Ugh...  It is excessively easy to say that but excessively difficult to do it...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Office Visitor

This was actually a few weeks ago, but I was working quietly at my desk and almost had a heart attack.   (I feel the need to post something lighter after my heavy, heavy this week...)




My office isn't very high (I'm on floor 9 of a 10 story building), but given that it's high enough, I get very used to pretty much nothing changing outside my window.  Sure, clouds, etc., occasional birds, but never anything very big.





All of a sudden, this guy was right outside my window, watching me eat lunch.  Well, actually, he probably couldn't have cared less. I almost screamed though.



 
That goes on the short list of jobs you couldn't pay me enough to do.