well, I went to my MPRE reviw class from 10 till 3 today. That was a slow death. On the 3 train there this morning, I saw one of the Queer Eye guys, that was my first celeb spotting. He got on at Park Place and got off at Chambers (1 stop). When I saw him, my initial thought was that I had to call S (ex best friend) and tell her since she’s the only other person that I know watches the show, then of course I got depressed remembering that I no longer speak to S anymore. Then I had to take these dumb passport size pics to put on my admission ticket to the MPRE. I searched for a cute skirt in Old Navy, Gap, Express, Forever 21…nothing. I really still hate Old Navy clothes, they fit so generically. I have no idea how the go about cutting their clothes. 3/4 sleve shirt in size small reaches about 3 inches from my wrist which looks more likea long sleeve shirt that is way too short, than 3/4 sleeve. Skirt’s waist is huge and yet way too tight around thighs…eww. Clothes shopping has made me feel so fat lately. Did I mention that my 3 workouts a week for the past 2.5-3 weeks have led to a 4 pound weight gain!!!!I doubt that it’s all muscle so WTF, I’m not eating that much junk anymore and I usually eat decent size portions. I’ll wait till I hit the 4 or 6 week mark and if I’m not say 142 by then, then I’ll know something is really wrong with me.
So I went in to see the head of the employment law division yesterday, she offered to give EBG a call to get me a part-time job there in the fall. So cool! Chances are I could get an associate position that way. I checked Vault.com and starting salary was 105K, wow. Was not expecting that. I know I will have to work my ass off to get that money, but I can go through hell for 2 years, I have done it before.
They took us to Six Flags Great Adventure today, so damn juvenile to me. I’m no longer an amusement park fan. In college, I went on this roller coaster in Kings Dominion or Dorney Park and the safety bar didn’t come all the way down and the jackass that was checking it, didn’t check mine, so I had to keep my elbows on the bar to try to hold it down. I swore I would go flying out. So ever since, I’ve been a little apprehensive. Two girls and I went shopping in a nearby outlet instead of going on rides. That was fun. I have a weird tan. It looks sick. I had a tank on so the tan line is the neckline of the tank. Work again tomorrow.
Ok so I bout a medium sized black barrel Dooney and Bourke bag. Since I still have the cheap in me from growing up, I bought it from ebay New with tags and it was only $100. I do have my eye on a bigger one that looks like it can fit some files in it. Maybe I will wait till graduation or closer to it to get that one. It was under $250 so I think I’ll get it or tell someone else to get it for me as a graduation present.
So excited. Didn’t get to post last night. I got the biggest proverbial “pat on the back” at work yesterday. A case that I was working on in Employment Law was dismissed by the EEOC. I wrote the majority of the position statement that the company filed. I feel so accomplished. The atty I was working with told me I did a great job and even acknowledged that to the big boss in the dept. and she told him to extend congrats to me and to tell my to put it on my resume. Yea! It was all through email and I am so silly, I printed it out.
I am actually not hating the idea of being a litigator if it comes down to it. My mind is so cyclical. One day, I hate an idea, then I love it. I get paid on friday and I think I deserve a Dooney, I’ll get the least expensive (but still real, LOL) one that I can find. I bought a really cute pair of brown peep-toe sandal pumps yesterday to finally be able to wear these brown pants I bought last summer but refused to wear with black shoes…of course I try on the damn pants and they are too tight, what a waste. Oh well, another excuse to buy clothes. I actually saw a pair of brown pants at H & M, yesterday but didn’t think I should get them, not that you can’t have too much brown, but the shoes are definitely Spring/Summer/Early Fall shoes.
I don’t think I have much else to say, oh wait. Did I mention that I am sticking to my workouts for the most part, eating better for the most part and LOL I gained another 2 Friggin pounds. I keep telling myself it’s all muscle, but how much muscle can one gain in 2 weeks? I will ignore it and press on. I am liking working out again. Lets see how long it lasts!
I am going dress shopping today with my mom. We’re both going to look for wedding dresses but her wedding is in December 2005, I feel like I may here dueling banjos or something. I mean how often do you hear about a mother and daughter both shopping for wedding dresses at the same time?
I have been working on my finances. I bought this book that I saw someone else on Xanga reading “The Wealthy Barber.” I am going to start investing in mutual funds and get a drip account with GE and maybe Exxon. I don’t need to be a millionaress, but I do want to be wealthy and retire comfortably by the age of 55. Then I’ll still be young enough to travel and everything. I also plan to invest in real estate. In the NYC metro area, real estate is so expensive but very profitable if you own it and rent it to someone else OR buy it low and flip it at a higher price. I plan to try both. I have some very ambitious goals for my bank account and a girl can never have too many diamonds or designer handbags and shoes. I have only 1 coach bag and 1 Louis Vuitton bag so far. (Both were gifts actually). I am planning on getting a Dooney and Burke wristlet. I am really trying not to spend $350 on a nice bag though. Paycheck-wise, I can totally afford it but I still feel guilty. I keep telling myself to wait until after graduation and I have a permanent job.
worked out again today. I am feeling good and picking up the exercises well. I feel good. Hopefully it will only take me 2 or 3 months to lose the 15-20 pounds I want to lose. Yes, it sounds like a lot but I want to be a maximum of 130 lbs. I think I will keep up my exercising because I feel good about myself, it is tough but I am feeling stronger.
Did I mention that my mom is stealing my wedding ideas? I think I did. On Saturday we are going to look at wedding dresses. How weird that we will both be looking for wedding dresses at the same time! Work is going well. I didn’t leave until 6:15 last night. I was helping an attorney put together this position statement that I helped write that was sent to the EEOC. I was so proud albeit tired and a bit frustrated that he didn’t tell me it was due that day until about 12 pm. We got it done though and mailed off. I still have not started studying for the MPRE. I never have time, and I refuse to give up my workout hour for that.
I made an appointment with and Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for August 2nd. I have been sick lately, as you already know, but I threw up at work on Tuesday. My mom is convinced that I am pregnant. But the three pregnancy tests including the one at the hospital and the fact that I am on birth control…all lead me to believe I am not pregnant. I may have a problem with my ear, like a weird ear infection. I have read that the symptoms I have can be caused by ear problems. Lets hope the doctor has good news for me.
I found a few judges I want to apply with. I also bough Guerrila Tactics to Get your Dream Law Job or something like that. That will have to become my bible to get a job I want. I really want to work with my current company or clerk with a judge for the experience.
Starting my post-law school job search. I am going to apply everwhere but not sure where I’ll end up. Anyone know a lawyer or judge in NYC or Northern NJ that wants a new attorney that is eager to learn and work hard?
On an up note, I worked out as soon as I got home today, this makes Saturday and Monday. Saturday 51 minutes and today 50 minutes. I am doing the Firm box set. I hit my highest weight recently. I won’t post it. Thank God, I am an hourglass and most people think I weigh much less than I actually do. SO I don’t look overweight, I just feel it. Technically since I am 5’7″ I am a “normal weight” but I like to weigh in the 120s or even 130s again but totally toned with more muscle. I am hoping to keep this up for a long time, I am trying to get up to 5 days a week until I get to my goal and then cut back to 3 days a week for maintainence.
We won a free vacation. No airfare but it’s ok, three days and two nights. I think we’ll go to the Bahamas. Either during my Christmas break, spring break or right after gradaution before the bar classes start up.
How I spent my weekend
I showed one prospective roommate the room on saturday. Did some laundry and had to babysit my little sister for a few hours. I showed my mom my new ring. She was like it’s beautiful and made me show it to her fiance, R. So D and I are guessing she’s going to try and top it, but she can’t. I did so much research on this diamond and making sure it was ideal and looked great. She may get something bigger but I doubt it would be prettier than mine. It was like 10 pm and my ring was sparkling in the car headlights. It looked so great. I didn’t get to talk to her about my wedding planning though. I burned some chicken because I was doing other stuff while it was in the oven. Oh well it was my first time screwing up a meal and thankfully I didn’t cook all of the chicken, so my fiance made it when he came home from work. My burnt chicken actually tasted good though, which pissed me off more. I mean it would have been great had I not burned it. The non-burned parts are good, I’ll eat some today. I created our wedding website (http://dna.weddingwindow.com) Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think. I found a photographer I would love to do our wedding. Her prices are great and I love her style. http://www.crystalleeann.com I emailed her today to see if she’s booking for weddings so far from now. I’m going to fold my laundry and just chill. D had to go to work again today. Maybe I’ll attempt to workout. I’m a little worried about trying it because I haven’t since my dizziness stuff and I am just starting to feel almost 100%.
I feel much better now. I got all that crap out of my system. I am going to go to speak to my mom tomorrow and tell her that I would like her help with planning my wedding and that it means a lot to me. I hope she changes and actually cares. I am also going to tell her that I will wait until after she is finished planning her own wedding. We have a few new roommate prospects and my supervisors both told me what a great job I did in the employment law department. Next week I start in the regulatory department. I can’t believe it has been 5 weeks already. Summer is coming to an end soon, I can feel it. Planning a wedding is too stressful, especially when you don’t have a real budget or too many people who can help you plan or have contacts. Having contacts in the biz helps so much. I expressed my interest in the Associate program to one of my supervisors today and I think I may still be in the running. It’s not over yet. I hear no fat lady singing.