Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Writing Again

Due to the past few months, I have not written much. However, I am flexing my creative muscles and as the new years comes around, I will be blogging again.
Merry Christmas dear readers, it's gonna be a great year!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Interesting End to 2011

This morning I got an invitation to interview for a position that I had applied for several months ago. This is the first interview I've had in a month, and I had not thought I'd even get an interview, maybe time was my friend.

I've changed up a little and gone back to seeking full-time work. Turns out, after graduating law school, I have no patience for class anymore. Especially classes that are based on theory, and a theory that was not even close to what I'd hoped to learn. So, I'm off to schedule this interview. They told me I won't start until right after Christmas, but I don't mind.

It's a different world folks, it's a different world.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Daughter, Back Up Singing

Check out my latest work called "Made of Mud" on www.reverbnation.com/formerlyforest
My daughter is singing back up vocals, and although it's a truly sad song, it was priceless the
enjoyment she got from doing it.

Also find it on www.reverbnation.com/formerlyforest
Free for you and you friends to hear and share. Support local artists!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

No Fear? Seriously?

You can't go into a public building without walking through a scanner. You can't get on a plane without getting rubbed on. You can't get a drivers license without six forms of i.d.. You can't tell me that a bunch of uneducated dirtbags who live in caves across the ocean didn't win. They won, they took our freedom. They won. At least be honest with us. They won.

Friday, August 5, 2011

All I Ever Wanted Was

A little validation.

I am not going to spend long on here, I hate long typing on this phone. Two weeks until school starts and I've never been so broke. Luckily, the kids just had birthdays and they got money so, I am going to let them go shopping and they can help themselves. Me, well, I've been hungry before.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ring, Ring...

me: hello?
her: Mr fat plaid shirt?
me: yes?
her: this is mrs happy pants. We would like to schedule a second interview
me: yes, i can fit you in my schedule...
jump to end
her: ok, we look forward to meeting with you again.
The job doesn't start for another three weeks, and it's part time, but the fact she wants me for a second interview is enough to make me sooooooooo happy!!
It'll be the perfect position while I work on my MBA. Small business, commission, yeah, I can sell anything, especially when it deals with the law and small business!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


You are: underqualified; overqualified; not taking the bar until february; not experienced; not going to be able to afford parking; probably not going to get along well being micromanaged like we do here. These are all things I hear after interviews.

Well, screw it. I am going to get one of your management jobs, and when I get it, I am going to fire you immediately for being incompetent (sp) . Happy Summer.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Interview, Schmenterview

I have an interview today, and another Friday afternoon. If I could get paid for each interview, I would be a upper-lower middle_class law grad. But I'm not...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Right Turn

Turns out, ambiguity has nothing to do with the practice of law, it's all about, um...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Just One

All I need is one to come through. Just one. It really is not that risky to say "you're hired, sir."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gardening, Stirs the Soul

I have been waiting on my day, and now it's come. I want to become a master gardener for our county, and I just got my application! I've been wanting to do this for many years but something always comes up. This year, I'm finished with law school, I'm done with time sucking part time jobs, and in the spirit of both giving back and continuing on my mission to teach the public about self sustainable agriculture in the backyard, this is the time to make the next move.

In the coming days I will post some pictures of my small garden in the back yard. It's the first in-the-ground garden I've had for almost nine years, and though it's fairly small, it's a good start for what little time I have this year.

It's important to give back to the community. The problem biggest constraint is usually time issues. So, this way, I'm forced to help because there are volunteer requirements, and I get to continue to do something I enjoy, which is gardening. Happy summer!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Best Advice Ever From a Law Professor

I remember as a one L in first semester Constitutional law class, a professor who turned out to be my favorite professor told us "just because you do well in this class, or any class for that matter, do not think you can just go practice law." You don't get to know much more than what the outcome could be, you will never know how the outcome will be.

In a way, law school was like life in that even if you know where you are headed, even with a map, it doesn't take anything more than a tiny comma to totally wreck your trip, or your life.

I like where things are headed, but I am very cautious at this point about how much security I might have. Mostly, because of how easily everything can come to a grinding halt. At this point, I can be optimistic because even of everything doesn't work out, it is mostly going to.

I love general ambiguity, I revel in it actually. That's why I know I am going to be an awesome attorney: I love making mountains out of molehills, and now I gotta make a sandwich. Happy living!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Out, Now What

So, now that I've been out of law school for one month, I am, what I like to refer to as "hunting for a job." It's not going bad anymore. At first, there was no response to my resumes. Then, after following my law school career center advice for the past year, and getting absolutely no calls, I hit up my undergrad career center, who was amazing at helping me a few years before. Anyway, after doing some serious revisions, and after ostracizing my law CPC and the dean who decided to side with them rather than look at what a terrible job they did advising me to change it in the first place, well, I've had several interviews, and several more upcoming, and 90% are actually in firms. So, now I just keep plugging away until someone takes me.

Until then, I continue to garden, write music, and hang out with my kids. Family time is something I not only enjoy, but my whole days often seems to circle around what I can drag the kids out to do. Sometimes it's stupid, like getting coffee and cookies, sometimes it's more productive, like hitting the local state park (where we get in free thanks to the yearly member pass!).

Thanks for following me, dear readers, I deleted every post from the last three years because that person was awfully focused on the trials and tribulations, not to mention the abhorrent cost of law school. Now, I'm off, as the wizard, looking for my Oz. It'll come, maybe I just need to find a giant poppy field to play in first?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seeking Employment

I am a law graduate. I'm seeking employment as an associate attorney in the Indianapolis, Indiana Area. I will not work for food.