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la Contessa
01 December 2010 @ 11:18 pm
OMGWTF!  I swear I'm still alive.  I've now been working at my firm for a year (as of yesterday), and it is not getting any less time-consuming, hence my vanishing.  I geenrally stick with Facebook because it goes faster.  I can't see myself moving toward Twitter, though.  I like the different interaction options of FB.  But, is it just me or did LJ get super slow?

Anyway, I still love my job, even though it's constantly busy and stressful (that's kind of just part of lawyering, though).  I got something of a promotion, so now I get larger cases and I report directly to the head of my department.  I'm quite excited, because he is one of the best lawyers I know, and he's seriously badass.  I can learn a lot from him.

We moved into a two-bedroom apartment, selected because of its proximity to public transit.  Additional benefits include the library and Goodwill being within walking distance and a whole separate room to use as an office, thus facilitating working from home.  Within the next few months, the Chipotle that is currently under construction in the parking lot of our closest mall will be finished, and my life will be perfect <3 

Speaking of walking to the library, over the summer I became addicted to the Percy Jackson books, and I have recently discovered the Seven Realms books by Cinda Williams Chima.

Errrrrr . . . that's about it?  Yeah, I'll probably vanish from LJ again for a while *lol* 
 
 
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Current Music: The Cruxshadows - "Eye of the Storm"
 
 
la Contessa
06 January 2010 @ 11:42 pm
Wow guys, I swear I'm alive!  Because of my distinct lack of free time since starting my job (which I love), I've been hanging around Facebook because everything is quicker there.  But otherwise, everything is mostly fine around here. I will try to update more, I promise.  <3s!
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la Contessa
03 November 2009 @ 07:48 pm

As of tomorrow, I will be an associate attorney with a real law firm, one that happens to be a Big Deal in insurance litigation (which is exactly what I want to do).  I AM SO BEYOND EXCITED RIGHT NOW.  *falls over*

This calls for a new LJ tag.  Good-bye forever, "future career."  The future is NOW!

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la Contessa
29 October 2009 @ 07:54 pm
You would all be SHOCKED to know how many angry, bitter posts I write because I'm sick and tired of being insulted and called names because I have the audacity to be a Christian AND a conservative in the modern day.  The reason you would be shocked is that by the time I'm done writing them, I'm not so angry anymore, so I just set them to Private so I have them stored in case I need an argument that is already written out.  It's actually very cathartic :)  Now that I'm not seething with rage anymore, I'm going to go make dinner.
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la Contessa
23 September 2009 @ 05:49 pm

I always think of things I want to write in LJ about, but then when writing time arrives, I'm all like . . . eh. 

One job rejection, the other one has not returned my call.  We will see, on that front.  I'm incredibly torn right now--do I keep doing what I'm doing and apply for jobs, do I go 100% with the law firm, or do I change careers?  No one has an answer for me, but I wish someone did.

We all know I have a short fuse, but you will all be SO PROUD to know that not only have I bitten my tongue on political rants (until I know I can write them kindly enough to be part of my series of helpful tips for liberals--because yes, I'm often interested in improving the quality of the debate more so than winning it.  No, I'm not joking, either.  I honestly think it might help someone to understand how the other side perceives them) but I have even not gotten involved in DRAMA.  Seriously.  I want to OH SO BADLY, but I know it would just be bad, and I'm listening to that little voice telling me to STAY OUT.  So, yeah.  I'm happy about that. 

We went to a Flyers preseason game last night.  I love our new defense like whoa, but Ray Emery?  Not a fan yet.  I want Marty back.

I need a Halloween costume, but I'm am poor and don't have the time to make one.  I wore my Prince of Tennis track suit last year, so that's out.  I guess I could wear my Bleach shinigami kimono.
 
 
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la Contessa
11 September 2009 @ 10:24 pm

Does anyone have a Wilton sports ball cake pan they could lend me?  I want to make a specific cake for the Halloween party (Saturday, Oct. 24, if you are in the area!  More details to come later), but I don't want to go out and buy something I may only use once.  I will pay shipping :)
 
 
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la Contessa
31 August 2009 @ 07:36 pm

WANT!  *grabby hands*
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la Contessa
28 August 2009 @ 03:38 pm

Even as written in 2004, this is equally applicable today.  I've been saying for ages that authors should be more creative with their vampires (and urban fantasy settings in general, really).
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la Contessa
21 August 2009 @ 08:22 pm

Oh, Twilight.  (somehow, that is not as much fun as "Oh, Japan."  I think that's because I love Japan, but not Twilight)

(NSFW!  Click below at your own risk!)

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/08/battle_of_the_insanely_awful_twilight_merchandise.php
 
 
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la Contessa
21 August 2009 @ 08:07 pm

"Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday that after a wildly successful run, the cash for clunkers program will close on Monday, August 24th at 8 p.m. ET. “This program has been a lifeline to the automobile industry, jump starting a major sector of the economy and putting people back to work,” Secretary LaHood said. “At the same time, we’ve been able to take old, polluting cars off the road and help consumers purchase fuel efficient vehicles.” LaHood said the Monday night end will allow dealers and buyers plenty of time to finalize purchases and submit applications for rebate from the remainder of the $3 billion provided by Congress. Based on conservative estimates of valid transactions so far, DOT analysts projected there is enough money to continue accepting submissions until the Monday deadline."

I actually thought this would have been a great program had people put a little more thought into the implementation--and the people and vehicles that qualify.  My
1991 Buick Park Avenue doesn't qualify (pieces are falling off of it and there are rust holes in the back, but no, it's not a clunker.  Of course not) because it gets 19 mpg instead of the 18 mpg cutoff.  But, some vehicles as new as 2004 do qualify.  So yeah.  Great idea, but it doesn't help me in the slightest.  I mean, yes, the environment was supposed to be the main beneficiary of this program, but it also would have been nice if people with old cars that don't sufficiently destroy the environment got a break out of it as well.  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get me a brand new Chevy Malibu.  Sigh. 


(I'm feeling particularly ranty today, sorry...)
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