Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gin and Juice

Another drink recipe from yours truly.
1.25 oz. gin (or more for those of you who love your drinkies)
lime wedge
2 oz juice of your choice (pomegranate is good)
club soda

Fill an old fashioned glass with ice. Rub the lime wedge over the ice, on the rim, etc... squeeze the lime, then throw it in there just for the heck of it.
Pour gin over ice
Add a little bit of club soda, then add the juice. Top with the rest of the club soda.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009


After today (although I suppose I should count today since I still have classes to go to) I will have only two days of class left in this semester. The thought, I am not afraid to admit, makes me a little bit nervous. First final is April 29, which is Federal Courts. I also have family law that friday. The week after that are bankruptcy and civil procedure back to back on monday and tuesday, and then on thursday I have insurance, final. I'm sorry, I can never quite get over that pun. It always makes me giggle.
Finals time for me never seems to involve as much studying as it should, although it does involve quite a bit of panicking about how I'm not studying enough, followed by a period of deceitful calm in which I decide that I'm going to do okay after all and I don't need to worry quite so much.
Oh, also somewhere in there I have to find my sister a birthday present and address invitations for my friend's bridal shower.

I have been working (thus far unsuccessfully) at convincing Hubby to allow me to get a small fish tank. He doesn't seem too thrilled at the idea, so for now I'm stuck with no fish and no other pets that are even remotely cuddly. Alas.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I'm Warning You-- POLITICS.

Okay, you're sufficiently warned. This is a political post. See? I am warning you YET AGAIN.

Today across the nation in every congressional district Tea Parties were held! TEA stands for "Taxed Enough Already", and the events were planned protests against high taxes, high spending, and government bailouts for private corporations.

I have to admit now that I didn't attend, but I did sign a petition supporting them despite the fact that they were sponsored in part by the Big Bad Republicans. I'd like to point out as well that the Libertarian Party (Smaller Government, More Taxes, More Freedom) also had a big push for the Tea Parties.

I have to say, lower taxes sound great, but you can't call for them unless you really understand what you're getting into. It means spending cuts--drastic ones. It means a return to a time before FDR, before the New Deal, and before the Federal Government funded practically every single State program, if only in part. (Let's face it, though, even though the New Deal helped us a little bit during the Great Depression, it was really World War II that pulled us out. Without the entire country of Germany going insane, the New Deal wouldn't have been able to end the Great Depression all by itself.
Spending cuts on the order I'm talking about would mean drastic change to the country-- and, in the end, they probably wouldn't result in a lower overall tax rate. And why not? Because States, faced with a reduced Federal allowance, will have to raise taxes in order to compensate.
And I say that that's okay. Because money out of your pocket would be going to schools in your neighborhood, to parks down the street, to hospitals and roads and services that you actually use. Instead of, say, 100 million here and 4.5 million there going to build roads and bridges and schools in places you've never been. Let's face it-- the federal budget process is out of control. In order to pass a budget (and, indeed, most bills), deals have to be made. Negotiations, compromises. Sometimes it means cutting a federal program here, adding to a federal program there. But a lot of the time it means pork. It means millions (let's be honest-- billions) of dollars being spent on local projects that will get congressmen votes. Projects that may or may not actually benefit the people of whatever district that elected the congressman.
I have a lot more to say, but I'll leave it at this and try to leave you with something simple, something easy to take away, something everyone should be able to get behind.
Let's take the money away from a Congress that bickers and hedges and eats pork by the barrelful and put it back into the hands of the people and the states-- where it can actually do some good.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I haven't updated in a while. Sorry about that. I've been busy, essentially. Finals begin in two weeks. Two weeks after that, I'll finish with finals and move back North for the summer to work with one (hopefully two) law firms.

I thought I'd bring attention to my dad's website where he posts his botanical photographs. They are simply gorgeous. I fully plan on framing some prints when we move into a house that isn't better described as a tenement.

There isn't a whole lot to say. I haven't been doing a great deal of new and inventive cooking. I did make a lemon meringue pie last weekend. The lemon filling was unfortunately canned-- I should have made my own, but I didn't. so anyone who has a problem with it can just get over it. The meringue, however, turned out pretty well considering it was my first attempt and I didn't really use a recipe.
I....don't really have much else to talk about today. I keep fighting the urge to post long, boring-to-everone-else posts about politics. So you should be grateful.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

T-E-X-T is how you spell STUPID.

This girl isn't really all that bright, either. Not only does she get charged for twenty thousand text messages in a month, but she is failing almost all of her classes to boot. Read More......

Monday, April 6, 2009

How do your law professors grade?

Courtesy of Assault and Flattery 2009

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