Adventures in Vietnamese International Adoption and the Practice of Law in a medium size Midwestern City
There was an article in our newspaper this morning, indicating that daydreaming is a healthy and productive activity. Evidently it can be calming and can assist in problem solving.
Labels: i might be insane
I've been trying to figure out how to blog about this...bizarre...conversation I had with Lana the weekend before last.
According to UrbanDictionary.com (a favorite pop culture site of mine)
Lana and I went three rounds over a banana this morning. And, in the end, I’ve got to say, the entity that lost the most was probably the banana. It was, well, it was reduced to goo…really, it was not salvageable. But, I’m not sure that Lana and I came out unscathed.
I hate DIVORCE COURT.
We drove to Pennsylvania for the wedding of my cousin O~ this weekend.
Yesterday, I stood in a courtroom for an eviction hearing. The defendant hadn't paid her rent since June. She owed over $2,000 to my client. She had been kicked off her public assistance rental voucher program for allowing her boyfriend to live with her. (Do I think this is a great rule? That you lose your public assistance if your kids' father moves in with you? Not necessarily, but, it IS the rule. It's the rule. If you want your rent paid by the public in this county, you cannot have an able-bodied man living in your apartment. I don't MAKE these rules. These are NOT my rules. I'm just standing in the courtroom representing the the landlord who hasn't gotten any money for his apartment since June because the housing authority won't pay him anymore, because the tenant broke the housing authority rules. Is that *MY* fault?? I'm just there to enforce a binding contract, it's my job, I've got kids to feed, too, you know??)
I have to tell you, dear readers, that I am loving this new show on ABC.
I spent Saturday with my college girlfriends, including JDEgirl, Family4Peace, and MommyOfOne, and CB, CS, and KC, who are, as yet, quiet on the web. (At least to my knowledge. Perhaps they are all secretly blogging about the rest of us?) And we missed our girlfriend HR, who was not able to join us. (Collective sob and wailing and rending of clothing and gnashing of teeth.) (But, seriously, H, I know you're reading. I just want you to know you were missed.) (And also that you missed out on some seriously good food.)
I’ve been kind of in a bad place the last several days. I’m not sure what it is, exactly. I was emailing with a Girlfriend of mine, JDEgirl (http://sortingthebabystuff.typepad.com), and wondering whether there was, quite literally, a bad cloud hanging over the greater Midwest.