Should I give it away in the title of this post?

Posted: December 13th, 2006 by .

I am putting this out there, hesitantly, tentatively, with the utmost caution. My doctors say I am with child(ren). I am not out of my first trimester, in fact, I’ve barely got my foot in the first, but there is something there and its giving off the hormones it is supposed to give off. I say children because I had 3 embryos transferred and, well, you just never know.

I figured you four who read this blog knew all about the struggle and the trackmarks and the hell this has been, so I felt I should share this good news as well. I have to give up my blood yet again on Friday (I’ve had 2 blood pregnancy tests so far, not to mention the 10 I took at home before the official test date with the RE) and then they schedule the first ultrasound. That’s when we find out what we’ve got going on in there.

That’s all I got to say. I guess I could have just put in the title “I’m pregnant!” and you could have saved yourself a few minutes.

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Dear Anonymous

Posted: December 4th, 2006 by .

Your comment sucked and I deleted it. While the U.S.A. may purport to be a free country, people’s individual blogs are not. You and FedEx deserve each other.

I love being the ruler of my little blogger universe.

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FedEx Sucks

Posted: December 2nd, 2006 by .

I want the whole world to know that FedEx sucks. By the way, Federal Express, you blow. I can’t even believe people entrust valuables to you, much less documents that absolutely, positively have to be there overnight. FedEx, FedEx Express, Federal Express/Kinko’s, whatever you call yourselves, you are rude and inefficient.

Now I know why I love the Postal Service. They don’t suck nearly as much as FedEX.

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Ouch, I feel rejected!

Posted: November 21st, 2006 by .

There are some clients you are just better off without. I say this for those young lawyers brave enough to step out on their own and who will, inevitably, face some form of rejection by clients. Whether its people who dangle the thrill of new clientdom in front of you, but who ultimately choose another lawyer, or clients who hire you and end up leaving you, its going to happen and probably happen more than once. And, you know what? Its okay.

I think the universe has a way of looking out for its own. For example, you’ve got a client who calls twenty times a day, always asking questions for which you could NEVER know the answer. You tell the client everything you know, where to find the answers, where to seek help. The client doesn’t want to do what you say and instead, decides that you are the problem and you need to be fired.

Maybe it’ll hurt your feelings, hopefully only for a minute though. Because, if you are confident in the work you do, you’ll know that you are not to blame. There are just some people you can never make happy. And, if you try, you will most likely fail.

But, is it bad to be fired? Does it really speak ill of who you are as a lawyer? If it happens a lot, then yes, it probably does not bode well for your future as a money making lawyer. In that sort of situation, you should evaluate your, um, skills. Maybe re-read the Rules of Evidence, you know, that sort of thing.

It’s definately bad to be fired if you’ve got no way of giving the client any of his money back. If you’ve spent the cash, yeah, you’ve got problems. But otherwise, you will probably find that the kind of client you are losing is exactly the kind of client you should lose. The ingrate, the know-it-all, the manipulator. You would be stuck with someone who has no faith in you, no trust in your abilities. This could be even more devastating than losing that client and that small or large sum of money they’ve contributed to your kitty. But, this sort of client is nothing but trouble. These are clients from whence greivance committee complaints arise. When one of these clients leaves you, weep not, gentle lawyer. If you do your job well, you will find many other fish in the sea who will be more than happy to have you by their side.

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