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My parents’ parents were from Oklahoma . . . Enid, Stillwater, . . .
We lived in Norman for three years and Broken Arrow for 4. Tom, Elen, Sally, and Pat were born in Oklahoma.
I can still enjoy
OKLAHOMA! By Oscar Hammerstein & Richard Rogers.
I like that, myself.
When she starts seriously casting around for a law school, ping me.
The piece of advice I got that was worth the most was, go to law school where you plan to practice law (another good reason not to go to Hahvahd or Yale). Because the other lawyers and judges and so forth will be your classmates.
The problem with practicing criminal law is the class of people you wind up hanging out with. Of course, I was always a civil lawyer (very civil. :-p )
We need one of those here. In the complex. Just in case the neighbors get rowdy on their meds.
I figured you’d get it!
I brought it up from earlier in the thread, just because.
I said “Spork-weasel” in the living room, and Frank said, “Oooweeee!” and threw his arms around my neck and big my shoulder, and Ash got up, flopped over on my feed, and dribbled. Strange doings.
Bit. Feet. It’s an anti-t typso conspiracy!
Somehow, I understood it all. Either you’re getting better at descriptions, or I’m getting better at deciphering.
I’ve been to Walmart. Now I’m ready to sleep. Tom’s nagging me to take him to the movies. I wish Bill could drive!
Pursue the law before IT pursues you!
That was some fine rant.
We hijacked it as the current Undead Thread.
We will allow it final repose starting July 1 when the New Victim is unveiled.
Don’t laugh, it works as a deterrent.
Trolls who once posted screed s on the first or last day of a month quickly figured out that we’d hijack their threads due to their posting date.
So we noted a drop in trolls on the first or last day of a month.
They figured we’d leave them alone if they posted mid month.
Heh heh heh.
Ouch, Frank summmoned Ash to block your feet so you couldn’t escape “New Guy Bite Attack” in response to “Spork Weasel” being uttered.
At least you didn’t say “Blargh”.
I said, “Oowww!”
Ash has subsided again. I keep telling people to take her for walks, but she just rolls her eyes at them and sighs, in a “You seem to have mistaken me for a dog,” way.
I get this mental image of Ash sitting at the table during dinner time and inspecting an empty plate with peculiar interest.
Meanwhile, the person whose seat Ash stole is sitting there going, “Uh.. you’re a dog. Dogs don’t sit at the table.”
The Husky Shep mix we had thought she was a cat.
She would make attempts to perform feats that the cats did
Imho, more pictures are needed on your home page. As much as I love the ones that are already there, isn’t there room for a few more? :)
I have a lot of pictures on my Photobucket. I just have to take the time to reconfigure my profile. It’s on the list (with inputting my genealogy) for some peaceable hour when nobody is screaming or throwing or running or falling or dribbling on my knee.
Jake gets on the table and helps himself off the plates. Ash would, if she could fit!
Jake is currently “interpretive sleeping” on the recliner here in the sunroom. I’d take his picture, but a brown cat on a brown chair isn’t a very effective photo.
Camouflage, I has it!
He’s nearly invisible.
I should live so long.
I’ll wait. :)
Go forever without tiring?
My response has nothing to do with lawyers, but it does have to do with novels.
As someone with a moderate interest in writing, and in science fiction, I was pleased to discover, quite belatedly, the work of a fine scriber:
John ScalziThis is my kind of writer.
The first book that I read was "Old Man's War", published in 2005.
Fortuitously, I purchased the sequel "The Ghost Brigades" at the same time, um, two days ago, which I'm reading now.
Looks interesting. I’ll try the library catalog.
A noble goal. An ambitious goal.
Some sacrifices may be necessary.
Among other things, in order to take cases you think are worth it, or even to be able to attend law school, you will need to lead an ascetic life.
This has some attendant benefits. It gives you plenty of time and minimizes your expenses. It focuses the mind toward the goal by reducing distractions.
It also has negative ramifications. You will be self-isolated from social occasions. The results of that can be psychologically traumatizing. You would have to be strong, and determined.
You must also, now or eventually, give thought to progeny. As a sibling of multiple occasions, this may not seem important now. It could come to weigh on you. I hope it doesn't. Generally, I advise people to try to keep their options open for as long as possible. This may work or not.
Seek satisfaction in the construction of a fine mind. It will be your shield and your bulwark, as well as the tool of your ambition. But keep in that fine mind the awareness that other delights are wafting about, to entrance and ensnare you.
It may be wisdom at some point to let this follow its course. Who knows? Be intense. Be dedicated. But be happy.
Life is too short. Those of us who really want to live as if we lived to BE, we can aways depend on LIFE !
And so we say...
Agreed in general, but be cautious in your definition of "happy."
Anyway. Good night all.
The Glass Half FullEach of us is a vessel,
Upwelling with life and with joy.
In childhood you see this bubblingness,
So delightful in each girl and boy.
Somewhere someone noticed,
Philosopher type, I would guess,
That some of us see a glass half full,
And some of us see it as less.
We've noticed that life can be short, sometimes,
We're hurt if it happens to be,
But it's only the vessel that comes up short,
The life is unending, you see.
We slake our thirst from a fountain,
That flows for all of our days,
And none of us ever is half filled up,
Our cup runneth over always.
NicknamedBob . . . . . . June 30, 2010
When I was Anoreth’s age, I was planning to become IRS Commissioner and have an apartment in the Watergate and several cats. I’ve got the cats!
Speaking of lawyers, the paralegal isn’t responding to my emails about the accident settlement. After I get the people off to swim practice, I’ll phone her. It’s raining a little but I haven’t heard thunder.
I had a new tagline planned, but I forgot it.
I've gotten a trifle bored with the sing-songy rhythm of too metric a poem, but that doesn't excuse laziness. Your criticism is accurate.
I think Singapore is about eleven hours ahead of us. You can ask Anoreth how tomorrow is shaping up.
12 hours ahead, same as Borneo. I hope it’s a nice evening there. She hasn’t done anything except stand watch and visit the “Terror Club,” which is just the sort of place she ought to go, poetically.
Two more weeks of swimming every day. Bill will go to the All-Star meet, even if the others don’t, because he’s our only swimmer in his age group. The coach is slighly interested in him for the college team he coaches, because Bill has worked really hard and improved the most. He just has to stop sleeping and get schoolwork done.
I need to clean something, and then call the lawyer’s office. It’s hard to phone people, because when I have free time (no screaming byos) it’s either too early or too late!
Seaman Anoreth update:
I am planning to go the beach there [Hawaii], or in Guam if we stop for a couple days again. You can’t go to beach in any of these countries ... the locals pump sewage into the water. Plus, the beaches have more pickpockets than anywhere else.
Underway again, although we’re supposed to go back to Singapore. We were actually supposed to have been in Malaysia for the weekend, but apparently the Navy decided that we didn’t have enough money. Boring, mostly. We’re supposed to do drills tomorrow [Thursday] all day. I’m not really looking forward to it. It’s too hot to wear firefighting gear and run around the ship unless we really have to.
Bob's remark about the ascetic life applies to engineering too. To be successful you need to put a LOT of time into your education. And endure a bit of social isolation because, unlike law students, engineering students don't enjoy much social status.
I understand. I'm reading the byos a book about the Civil War, and it's got quite a bit of poetry in it. It's all in very basic meters and rhymes, nothing even as original as a sonnet. And too sentimental even for me. The book was published in 1902 or thereabouts.
By extension, those who seek only social status end up as, *shudder*, politicians.
Well, there you go!
By the time DP started engineering school, we were married and had a baby, so he didn’t have much college social life.
That’s what I need ~ a attitude!
The I discovered I was running the laptop on battery -- I had unplugged it last night because the charger has a really bright LED and I wanted to sleep in. Though that didn't happen. Oh well; it has a good battery and it's charging now.
Electronics is so complicated! Your post reminded me to plug in my cell phone. I found a text from DP that must have arrived while I was upstairs; I assume Sally texted him first, while I was outside on the phone with the lawyer, who called me while I was thinking about calling him.
He’s going to file the reimbursement claim tomorrow or Friday. I told him to emphasize the nuisance value of the accident and injury, given my family situation!
The charge on my cellphone is down a bit, but I’m going to let it go because charging too much is bad for the battery. It should make it through the day for my use, then I can charge it tonight.
Time to get ready for the day and head out. Later.
As long as I don’t get into the real technicality of electronics, it seems I can find my way through almost anything. It’s when I try to troubleshoot that the problems arise. The brain just does NOT want to work that way.
I’ve outsourced all that. “Tom, show me how to text-message! Bill, turn on the Jerry Doyle Show for me! Somebody fix that beeping already!”
Lucky for you, you have a never-ending supply of outsourcerers. ;o]
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