Saturday, November 19, 2005

blah work blah diddy blah

i'm officially on vacation. just got into chicago. home sweet home!

work keeps me busy. busy reading all the books that i own that i've never gotten around to reading. i'm on a non-fiction kick.

i was hired to do document review. i sift through documents online looking for anything that might be privileged. documents come to us from some mythical place after being reviewed by other people for other causes for tons of different plaintiff's lawyers. lately, we've run out of documents by 10:30 and won't see any again before we leave. that means i get paid roughly $120 to read the NY Times cover to cover every day. another $60 to go through the daily news, the post, and times crossswords with a few other people. i get paid $27 to listen to ellen everyday (my radio also lets me listen to the basic television stations). listening to television is weird. ellen had a green screen on her show last week and half the jokes focused on whatever it was that was being played on the screen, so needless to say, i was a bit lost.

daily banter is of the water cooler variety. fantasy football, paris hilton returning to the boy store one shipping heir for another (this time, one with a different name, thank god), the variety of chef's knives available at williams-sonoma and other pressing matters of the day.

re: boys...nothing exciting on that front. there are some decently good looking guys there but i have a strict policy to not "shit where i eat" and never have a problem standing by it. i will say, however, that the big boss man over there is kinda dopey, but decent looking and youngish (i'd say 34) and SANS wedding ring (though i've not yet investigated g/f status). most people are intimidated by him, law office bullshit hierarchy and whatnot, but i'm not a slave to that (at least not yet). we've been doing some light bonding over our love for david sedaris and common chicago roots. for the meantime, i'm entertained by his cuteness but don't try too hard. i have crosswords to do. a girl's gotta have priorities!

so relieved about the bar exam. i literally didn't sleep the night before and thought i might throw up as i was logging into the system. i read the "congratulations phrase about 5 times. logged out, logged back in and read it another 3 times before i felt safe to call anyone to talk about it. i didn't start hearing from law school people until early evening as we were all afraid to call in case one of us hadn't made it through. now all i have to do is get through the absolutely ridiculous hoop-jumping process known as the "bar admission application" before you can all refer to me as strange places, Esq.

12 people who played with me:

Blogger Katie said...

I want your job. In a bad way... you are very lucky. Hope this no boy goes well, sounds like fun.

11/19/2005 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home! Too bad you just missed the warmish weather but maybe you will get to take a walk on Michigan with all of the lights up. Its always a little people filled and crazy but I kind of I like it.

11/19/2005 9:36 PM  
Blogger Malkin said...

hope ya enjoy chi-town!

11/19/2005 10:27 PM  
Blogger R. U. Serious said...

You know, Paris dumped this one. Seems she wants a guy that looks like a frat boy, but doesn't act like one.

11/19/2005 10:48 PM  
Blogger Me said...

I want less work, more money.

Have fun in Chicago!

11/20/2005 4:08 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

"shit where i eat"

Been there, done that.

The worst part of it is when you realise the person you are seeing from work is not the one for you. I dated 2 ladies at different times. They were semi-friends. The second one I REALLY liked, but because of the sneaking around due to the first it ruined the relationship with the second. Unfortunately #2 was the type I could see being with for the rest of my life. It's a shame we didn't get the chance.

I'll never put myself through that again.

I am new to your blog since HNT... I hope you don't mind the intrusion.

11/20/2005 12:03 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

i hope you have your hat and gloves, sister!

man, how can you enjoy ellen without seeing the DANCING?!

11/20/2005 3:33 PM  
Blogger lucasjackson7 said...

that "shit where i eat" comment has got me doubled over laughing. that's great. all those years i worked in the service industry and i never heard one person use that comment.

enjoy chi town, Esq. maybe pick up Lake Effect for your list to "not read". It is non-fiction.

11/20/2005 11:53 PM  
Blogger omar said...

Mmmmm, vacation. Tell Oprah I said hi.

11/21/2005 5:30 AM  
Blogger stretch td said...

enjoy the vacation. Although after 2 weeks of so-called work, I'm not sure you deserve it. ;)

11/21/2005 10:25 AM  
Blogger Truman said...

Well congratulations! I wish I got payed that much to do that little. That's what I get for being a musician though, a coffee house job that pays crap. The girls are cute though...

11/21/2005 11:59 PM  
Blogger 1 said...

Have a great one.

11/22/2005 12:34 AM  

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