I am completely drained and exhausted. Have been up half the night working. So it's time for a break of sheer procrastination -- a meme from Clare at Ink and Incapability. My brain is too fried for anything more substantive but stay tuned this weekend. Meanwhile, here is some randomness for your pleasure (or primarily mine).
Explain what ended your last relationship? Me finally realizing that I am not the crazy one.
When was the last time you shaved? This morning.
What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.? Preparing detailed report letter to client regarding status of his case.
What were you doing 15 minutes ago? Gloating over opponent's lame motion to reconsider court ruling dismissing another client from another case. (Litigators gloat a lot. That's why people don't like us.)
Are you any good at math? Well, I can add.
Your prom night, what do you remember about it? A lot. I had a track meet that day at a school two hours a way. We got a flat tire on the way back so I showed up half an hour late covered head to toe in mud, hair all straggly from being out in the rain all day. We didn't have cell phones then so I couldn't call to tell my date that I was going to be late and mud-covered. Found him patiently waiting on my front step and looking extremely dapper. Frantically washed hair and dressed (black, calf-length cocktail dress, nipped in at waist with large '80s bow, and square neckline, extremely figure-flattering and highly illicit as my mother did not believe that teenaged girls should wear black). Went to Italian restaurant with another couple and then to school wrestling room for dancing. A little stressed because my sadistic English teacher scheduled me for an oral exam on The Brothers Karamazov the next morning. Returned to dorm for 2:30 a.m. boarding school curfew only to spend the rest of the night frantically reading the Brothers Karamazov. Frustrated because only had managed to kiss date on cheek.
Do you have any famous ancestors? Not really. One of my ancestors was a 17th century Italian historian but you wouldn't know who he is unless maybe if you're Italian.
Have you had to take a loan out for school? Have I ever. Going to law school is not, repeat not, the best financial move unless your family can afford to send you without taking out a loan.
Last thing received in the mail? Questionnaires and authorization forms I am supposed to fill out before my appointment with my new dentist next week.
How many different beverages have you had today? It's 10 a.m. and I have already had two French vanilla cappucinnos, and two Diet Cokes.
Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine? Yes, of course. What kind of question is that?
Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to? Not sure what this means -- the first concert I ever went to? I guess the Del Fuegos, a Boston area band circa 1986.
Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach? I would if I ever went to the beach.
What’s the most painful dental procedure you’ve had? Not really painful, but having my wisdom teeth removed was certainly interesting. A lot of pressure and blood. But I was mainly relieved to get the damn things OUT.
What is out your back door? A small deck, a grill, a backyard, and woods.
Any plans for Friday night? SLEEP!
Do you like what the ocean does to your hair? Uh, no. I like my hair dry and unsalted.
Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns? Don't even know what you're talking about.
Have you ever been to a planetarium? Yes. I believe there is one at the Smithsonian that I went to on a field trip with my class in grade school.
Do you re-use towels after you shower? Uh, yeah. I don't spend my life laundering towels.
Some things you are excited about? Building a house in 2007. We're interviewing contractors now!
What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O? Cherry.
Describe your keychain(s)? It's a kind of cloth hoop with a Native American gold and green pattern on it.
Where do you keep your change? In a little tupperware bowl with a plastic lid on it in our hall closet.
When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people? A couple weeks ago, I spoke at a seminar my firm sponsored for a bunch of Police Chiefs. The topic was recent developments in civil rights litigation.
What kind of winter coat do you own? Black buttoned down overcoat with belt -- and the best part -- pink lining. From Petite Sophisticate.
What was the weather like on your graduation day? Gorgeous and sunny every time.
Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed? I prefer closed. My husband thinks it's weird.