Monday, November 24, 2008

The Fun that is small things.

My day was made today b/c I got back from lunch and there was none other than an electric stapler waiting for me in my chair. I've been using just a regular old stapler but my secretary surprised me with my very own electrical one! I am truly excited about this. I love office supplies, just as I loved school supplies. I'm a nerd, you don't have to tell me this. Its the little things in life though, I tell you what.

My weekand was good. Nothing too exciting to report.

Friday: Hung out with some friends at this divey country bar near my apartment. A country band played and lots of two-steppin took place. Patrick and I did a few whirls around the dance floor, my idea, but still lots of fun! We even managed a dip in there. I know people were impressed. ;)

Saturday: Hung around the aparment. Last week was super busy at work so it was nice spending a day doing nothing. Callie and I watched tv and took naps all day long. That night Patrick and I went to dinner at Saltgrass (always takes me back, I worked there for 2 summers and 2 christmases in College) and then saw Quantum of Solace. Now, I'm a big Bond fan. I watched the movies with my dad growing up and have enjoyed them now as an adult. I did like this one, however, there were moments where I might have drifted to sleep, a little...Which shouldn't happen in a Bond movie. I thought there were moments where it could have been more exciting, could have explained more, or could have been more entertaining. Overall I give it 3 stars (out of 5) on the Sara index.

I do have to say, next to Sean, Daniel is my fave Bond. He's smokin', with those blue eyes...

Sunday: Patrick had the day off so we got to hang out all day, and it was awesome! We watched the Cowbotys beat the 49'ers with some of his friends and then went over to his friend's house and hung out, chatted, hot tubbed it, and relaxed. I had a great time and I was glad that Patrick felt a bit relaxed atleast for a day. Bankruptcy is apparently a pretty busy field right now in the legal arena,...duh. I'm still super proud of him for working so hard. Good job babe.

This week is a short week! I'm going home to my parents house on Wed. Turkey day on Thursday, and then hanging out with friends and family the rest of the week. It'll be nice to have a few days off from work/life.

Much love.

yay: my new robe smelled like roses.

dang: paper cuts.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Fun that was my week in a nutshell..

This week has flown by and been super busy. Just the way I like it.

Monday - the usual work work work, then I visited with my sis for a little and then went and helped judge Moot Court intra team competition. It was really fun being back as an alumni and LAWYER!

Tuesday = COLDPLAY! My friends, it was AMAZING. The show was full of awesome features and I just love their music. It got me a through a lot of studying in law school. I went with Patrick, my sister and bro in law, and my bro in law's brother and his gf. We had such a good time. Coldplay even sang in the crowd right underneath us. It was awesome! I recommend the show to anyone.

On Wed - Work, and then met up with friends for a drink because my friend Hunter (my good friend's Hubby), was in town for his 18 day leave from Iraq.

Thursday - vegged and loved it. Watched the thursday night line up and drank some wine, then went and saw the boy.

Friday - well that's today! Not sure about plans tonight, hanging out for sure.
I seriously cannot wait for Thanksgiving break! Well, not really a break, but I'm going home to see the fam and such. So pumped!
Much Love.
Yay: A good job at work.
Dang: this weird pain in my side right now.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Fun that is me getting serious..

I normally don't rant and rave on this blog about serious things. I like to keep it surface oriented. BUT I read about this today and just could not believe it.

In Nebraska, like most other states, they have a Safe Haven Law. This law allows a parent to theoretically drop off a "child" at any hospital -

"The law currently states: "No person shall be prosecuted for any crime based solely upon the act of leaving a child in the custody of an employee on duty at a hospital licensed by the State of Nebraska.
"The hospital shall promptly contact appropriate authorities to take custody of the child." "

- Courtesy of

The problem is that people are liberally construing the word "child", which has led children up to the age of 17 to be dropped off. They are going to re-approach this law soon and I hope that they put some limitatinos on the word "child". I can't even image being a 17 year old child who, as a teenager, acts out - rebels - argues - generally acts like a teenager - only to be taken to a hospital by your parents, and dropped off to be under the care of the State. Seems like an indirect way for parents to get rid of unruly children and therefore not have to be a "parent". Cop out to me. I understand the idea behind dropping off newborns under this law. Id much rather see a newborn dropped off at a hospital then left in a dumpster when the mother realizes she doesn't want to keep the baby. But teenagers?

That's my little rant for the day. Not sure why that struck at me so hard, but it did.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The fun that is swearing in!

I'm officially sworn in! In Texas, when you pass the bar, one must pay fees and be sworn in before one can legally practice law. Well yesterday I was sworn in! The process involved standing before a judge, holding my right hand up, and repeating an oath to protect the constitution and laws of the united states. I felt very proud and accomplished to be standing there, knowing that all of my hardwork in my life had brought me to this moment. The judge who swore me in was the judge I clerked for after my first year of law school - Judge Hancock of the 113 District Court. My friend Adam also clerked for her and he was sworn in at the same time as myself.

Now, as soon as the State Bar receives my fees/dues/taxes and my membership app. I should be all set to go and will get my big license to hang on my wall from the Supreme Court of Texas!

Other than that, this week has been pretty uneventful.

I'm sad because NBC has decided to cancel Lipstick Jungle. I actually really enjoy that show. Boo. They moved it to the dreaded Friday time slot and it was just downhill from there. What will I do without my weekly dose of Kirby?

I also have a climbing kitty! Callie has discovered her love of climbing EVERYTHING. Nothing is unclimbable to my loveable 5 month old Callie. Her favorite place to climb was this chair in my dining room. After many attempts, she managed to manuever all four legs ontop of that tiny railing at the top. Now her favorite place to climb is onto my dresser with all of my jewelry. Not so much my favorite place for her to climb.

Much Love.

Yay: Flowers from my parents for passing the bar!

Dang: the sleepiness that is 3 pm in the afternoon.

Thursday, November 6, 2008



I'm a lawyer! An attorney at law! I never have to take another test! OMG. I can't explain the relief and happiness I am feeling right now.

Time to celebrate!

That's the pass list - check under Banks - you'll find me there!

The Fun that is waiting for results..

Well, its 12:25 pm. I'm eating a sandwich at my desk, refreshing the bar results page every minute. As are about a million others, considering, patrick sent me an email at 11 am saying that since 9 am the website had 70,000 hits....i'm nervous, extremely nervous, can't stand it nervous...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Fun that was Last Weekend

I too am going to try to post everyday this month. I realize it is Nov. 5, but I'll go to Dec 5, how about that?
Last weekend was as fun as I was hoping it would be!
Friday: Rolled into Wacky Waco around 8 pm after sitting in Houston traffic for a while. I met up with Elaine, Brian, Emily, and Kasey at Rudy's. A homecoming tradition. Ate some tasty bbq and then it was off to the bonfire. We missed most of the pep rally because it apparently started earlier than we though. But we did get to hear that ZTA/ATO won Class A Float. Being a past Float chair of ZTA I was very happy for them. I know the hard work that goes into making those darn floats. We wondered around the bonfire for a while. I met up with one of my old roomies from college, Candice. It was so great to see her! After the bonfire we went to Crickets for a few drinks and then realized how old I am because it was 1230 and i was ready to go home. Stayed at the Motel 6 in Bellmead with the Flores' and the Massenburgs. I was packed in tight into a bed with the Massenburgs. Thanks Leslie for sharing with me! It was quite a sight.

Saturday: Woke up super early to go to the ZTA Homecoming Breakfast. It was really fun but strange not to recognize any of the active members and to have the Composit with me as Rituals on Exec not on the wall anymore, only my senior year composit. After the breakfast we ventured down to the parade. It was the parade. What more is there to say? Haha. I did purchase a new baylor t shrit and sweat shirt and some baylor coffee, so i'm ready to go with my BU spirit. We walked around campus a little bit more and then I left around 1130, stopping at Bush's on way back to Houston for some lunch. mmmm.

Patrick and I headed to the Woodlands that afternoon for Jen Wu and Nick Floyd's wedding. Jen and I went to law school together and I know Nick now because of being friends with her for 3 + years. We checked into our hotel room and got ready. The wedding was beautiful! It was a this resort and it was outside as the sun was setting. We had cocktails after the wedding to wait for the reception to begin. It was super fun night. A good majority of my law school friends were in attendance. We danced and hung out till about 2 am that night. I had a great time! Jen looked amazing and they both seemed very happy. I was glad to be a part of their celebration.

Sunday: I met my parents and sister and uncle at my apartment. I showed them my new apartment and they met my cat Callie. After that we decided to drive down to Galveston to survey the damage. My older sister Katie and my bro in law Steve lived down there for about 8 years. It was an interesting journey. Some things have been rebuilt and others have not. You can see the water lines on a lot of buildings. The Seawall seemed to be thriving but the Strand was desserted, very sad. I hope they can put things back together. After galveston we went to Goode BBQ and met Patrick there. Its my fave bbq place in Houston. mmm. Then we just went back to Kate's house and watched the end of the Cowboys losing to the Giants, sad, and then watched tv. A great visit with my family!!

That was my weekend of fun. Hopefully this weekend will be fun too. That all depends on how today or tomorrow turns out. What am I talking about might you ask, bar results. That's right. Today or tomorrow I will know my fate. And i think its an understatement to say i'm nervous. My hands are sweaty and I feel really jittery and I'm checking the website every five minutes (anyone like to trade places with me?). Trust in the Lord Sara. That's what I need to be doing.

Until tomorrow,

Much love.

Yay: seeing so many friends this past weekend.

Dang: waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting ....