Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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Archive for March 2010

Movin’ On

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Total Black: $0.67
Total Red: $229,570.75

Well, when God closes a door somewhere He opens a window, right?  So goes the saying.  Sometimes though I wish he’d use some Windex on that window cause it’s damn hard to see out it of it to what lies ahead.  Earlier today the line from “The Shawshank Redemption” came to me: “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”  Nothing will be accomplished by wallowing in pity.  Keep reading . . .

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March 31, 2010 at 23:49

Pins and Needles

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Total Black: $0.67
Total Red: $229,570.75

No word on any front.  No telephone calls from either judge.  No rejection letters in the mail yet either.  Twenty-first century technology lends new meaning to waiting by the phone, especially when you carry it with you all day. Keep reading . . .

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March 30, 2010 at 23:13

Court Jester

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Total Black: $433.11
Total Red: $229,875.12

Last night, while writing Bubbles Galore, I received a voice mail from Drunk Texter, asking me if I could cover a shift from him this week.  Somehow my brain worked that event into my sleep and I dreamed about having to leave him for the clerkship.  The only other image I recall now from that dream was that I somehow ripped the blue shirt I was supposed to wear on the interview.  Premonition?  Because today felt like a waste of time and energy. Keep reading . . .

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March 29, 2010 at 21:58

Bubbles Galore

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Total Black: $373.03
Total Red: $229,875.12

This afternoon had to be the oddest and yet most interesting event that I’ve worked with New World Stages.  For anyone who’s read the chapter “SantaLand Diaries” in David Sedaris’s Holidays on Ice, my day brought a true-life glimpse into his chronicle of life as a Macy’s Elf.  No, I did not play an elf.  It is March after all; the elves are all hibernating.  (Or recovering.)  Instead, I spent the day helping The Gazillion Bubble Show.  The show participated in the Macy’s Flower Show kick-off.  And what a day it was. Keep reading . . .

Working From Home

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Total Black: $511.87
Total Red: $229,875.12

Just one of those days.  Not much to report.  I picked up my suit from the dry cleaners this morning.  Figured I’d have it cleaned for Monday’s interview.  I worked at the contract attorney gig from 11am to 6pm with a break in between for the gym.  Then I worked the theatre gig tonight: the second night of my weekly weekend head usher shifts.  Even tonight’s show was uneventful—well, with the exception of two groups of about ten women each.  Aside: why must women get really drunk before seeing penis?  Is it like steeling themselves for the show?  Liquid courage, so to speak?  The only patrons who come to that show drunk are often, but not always, women, and often with bachelorette parties.  Or maybe that’s a correlation / causation mistake I’m making? At any rate, once the show ended, I debated walking back to the temporary attorney staffing agency’s space.  But then I turned the other way and went home.  I couldn’t bear another 1am or 2am night, and that late-night walk home through Times Square.  I suppose at some point in the future I’ll look back with nostalgia and a touch of fondness on those walks.  But for tonight, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  But once I got home, I hit upon an idea: work from home. Keep reading . . .

Round and Round

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Total Black: $508.96
Total Red: $230,325.12

Both total black and total red are down a bit.  Total red should come down under $229K by tomorrow once payments post and all.  I worked from 8am until 11:30pm today at both jobs.  Since I’ve become head usher for Naked Boys Singing, every Friday and Saturday night will have me watching men singing in the nude—and all the people who pay to see them.  Quite the interesting end to the formal work week and start of the weekend. Keep reading . . .

Black and White and Red All Over

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Total Black: $1,070.69
Total Red: $
230,607.08

Total black is up because pay came through.  A portion has already been allocated to bills, however, so the numbers aren’t exactly accurate.  Total red is actually lower than what is shown.  It’s probably back down to $229K.  Of course, I say “back down” but really it’s back up. Keep reading . . .

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March 25, 2010 at 22:01