Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania bar exam’
Total Black: $3,160.16
Total Red: $269,991.43
This time last year I was five days away from the Pennsylvania bar examination when my grandmother passed away. She had lived a long, happy life, having traveled all over Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. When I was twelve years old, she took my sister and me on a cruise to Mexico. She was the matriarch of our family and showed by example how one family cares for each other. I am who I am in part because of who she was. Keep reading . . .
Total Black: $2,221.50
Total Red: $235,531.41
After the long night referenced in Talk Back, I had taken a cab back home and used that opportunity to bring a few boxes back with me from the temporary attorney staffing space. This afternoon I started packing. And cleaning. So far I only packed a few boxes of books. And I only mopped the bathroom floor. But it’s a start. See, a prospective tenant stopped by to view the apartment this evening. That sort of brought everything home: it’s time to get a move on. Keep reading . . .
Total Black: $65.23
Total Red: $230,820.71
One word. Probably one of the most frequently uttered. In any language. It’s also one of the most powerful, most demanding, and most accusatory words in human language. Not to mention the most despairing. It’s the word uttered in utter stupefaction when something unfair happens. It’s the scream of a mother holding her lifeless child in her hands. It’s the weeping plea of a jilted lover. The demanding jab of an inquisitive student. It’s also one question I haven’t yet asked myself.
Cue Seal, People Asking Why Keep reading . . .
Total Black: $76.36
Total Red: $231,096.13
It goes up and down and all around.
The temporary project I’m on ended today. It’s so odd too because, as I plotted in More Shenanigans, I casually asked the paralegal about the expected duration of the project, noting my interest in finding holiday work. He said he didn’t know but would find out for us. Curiously, he only circled back around to talk with us after I met him in the lunch area a few hours later. And just like that, the project was over. Today. The client, I suppose, wasn’t willing to invest further in contact attorneys. One of the temp attorneys disappeared before we got this message though. Desk wiped down and cleaned up as if he hadn’t been there. No good-byes. We don’t know if he was told to leave or had just happened to leave early for the day. At any rate, we won’t see him again. See, there’s good news too. The firm is rolling us over onto another project. Well, that is, all but one of us. The departed attorney will not be brought back in—hence our wonder where he went and whether he was asked to leave. The bad news though is that the associate who will supervise the new project—its only new for me and another temp attorney—is a real bitch, according to the two contract attorneys I sat with who had worked on this same matter two weeks ago before I arrived. I don’t do well with moody, unprofessional women who make faces and sigh and expect people to read their minds. (Just a few of the descriptions I’ve heard of her.) Keep reading . . .
Total Black: $1,112.96
Total Red: $230,119.21
Total black today includes my earnings from the Recession Art Sale. I am now an accomplished, and paid, art seller! I had hoped that my gig money, like donation money received, could go straight towards my debts, but with the Rent Demand from the landlord, I might have to use that money to get current. I get paid on Friday, so I might be able to “rescue” those funds from the landlord, but only if I net enough to cover September’s rent. October’s might have to wait a week and November’s is just nine days away. On second thought, maybe I need to dump all of my available income on rent. Keep reading . . .
It’s the 10th and my third day of accounting.
Total Black: $673.47
Here’s the Breakdown:
Primary Checking: $43.21
Secondary Checking $507.02
PayPal Account (Personal): $0.52
PayPal Account (Blog): $48.25
Amazon Payments Account $10.14
Mutual Funds Account: $62.60
FICO Score 565 (unchanged from last month)
Total Red: $230,280.28
Here’s the breakdown:
Credit Card Debt
American Express $2,500.00
Raymour & Flanagan Credit Line $5,698.98
Student Loan Debt
Federal Stafford Loans: $96,810.17
Private Student Loans: $33,891.93
IRS (2007): $1,231.72
IRS (2008): $27,792.93
NY State (2008): $2,926.27
My mother: $40,000.00
Just in time for my third day of accounting, my internet service has been restored. It cost $538.70 too. I guess I was quite a bit behind. It’s been a busy past few days. Keep reading . . .