Sunday, March 2, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

This might become a regular thing for me, this weekend wrap-up. We'll see. Warning: random non-sequitors ahead!

I actually got through the entire blog-hopping list! If I didn't comment, it's because my computer apparently needs to rest every now and then, and I didn't get a chance to go back to your blog - sorry 'bout that! I don't know if I can do that every weekend; in fact, I'm sure I can't. It just happened to be a slow weekend.

I also finally managed to set up a Google reader. Love that!

I figured out why mostly women have left "Make Me a Supermodel" - it's on Bravo! Generally a lot more gay men and straight women watch this channel. Those gals never had a fair chance.

I'm officially sick of the primary election season, and hope that Tuesday gives us a final nominee.

I love this cartoon from the New Yorker.

I watched Across the Universe - and was decidedly too sober for what the filmmakers had in mind.

I got my tax refunds. In my head I've spent it 20 times over, but in reality (financial advisers be damned), I paid some of on my outstanding debts, but am going to hang onto most of the cash so that the next time the car needs repair/printer dies/[insert expensive need here] occurs, I can actually pay it with cash instead of putting it on the credit card. I think I'll use my forthcoming rebate for my student loans.

I got to have one of those moments where I truly appreciate my job. We have these little get-togethers on occasion where someone brings in cupcakes or what-have-you and we all convene in one of the lawyer's office to enjoy. This time, there was a lawyer from another department, which happens every now and then. We did our usual thing - commenting on current events, talking about our kids, always with a lot of laughter. At one point, the lawyer "from outside" commented that we're really a family. We all smiled and nodded in agreement.

This is actually the longest job I've ever held - this October will be my 5th year anniversary, and I'm the "newbie" in the dept. In some ways, it's quite surprising that I'd last longest as a secretary for lawyers in corporate legal real estate. During my interview with HR, she was quite skeptical of my staying power. But, beyond the practical reasons of good benefits and such, the reason I stay is because of the people. Lawyers get a lot of flak, and most of the time, they deserve it. These lawyers, however, do not. They're all kind, wonderful people that all have lives outside of the office. Most of them have kids. They're all grounded in reality, and understand the importance of a sense of humor. They've all worked in nightmare situations, and we're all appreciative of the head of our department, who is as nice as they come. Oh, sure, we have our little irritations with each other on occasion, but what family doesn't? Overall, though, I couldn't ask for a bunch of better people to see and work with 40 hours a week.

As for my girls, I think the highlight of the week was (besides the current moment of them painting while watching Sunday in the Park with George - again) the three of us in the car, on a random weekday ride home, belting out "So Much Better" from Legally Blonde: the Musical.


Jen said...

Seems like a good week. I LOVE the Dave Barry quote!

damon said...

My tax refund is lonnnng since spent, and I don't even have it yet.

By the way, congrats, I've never made it through the whole blog hop list.
I think you get to wear the Hopper Hat now!

MarĂ­a said...

I haven't seen AtU yet. I'm dying to because if I have to watch Help!, A Hard Day's Night, Imagine, Paul in Concert, Srgt. Pepper's, or LOVE one more time I'm going to burst. They have to find a new way to get to their Beatles fix.

And the whole friggin' blog hopping list? WOOW!

Anonymous said...

I think I may have made my way all t he way through the blog hoppers list a grand total of two times, a nd that was at the beginning before there were so many participants. Now I pick a spot in the list as a starting point and go until I'm either too tired or bored or ... whatever.

I'm curious about Across the Universe. I'm a HUGE Beatles fan and I remember being rather.... wary when I first saw the commercials for it. I did just have someone tell me today how much they loved it and then proceeded to play the soundtrack for me. Some good some not so good...

LunaNik said...

I'm jealous. The lawyers where I work are bland, boring, and...bland. Did I mention that they were bland?

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Wow, I could never get through the entire blog hopper list in 5 weekends. I read and comment way too slowly.

But I am on your feeder list... right?

Ashley said...

Sounds like a busy week! Just stopping by to say hello!

OHmommy said...

Wow... congrats on the list. Quite a task. Way to go!