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Miscellany [Jan. 28th, 2004|09:04 pm]
Zoethe
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First of all... 260. Two-freakin-hundred-and-SIXTY friends.

You people are crazy. [g]

Welcome, everyone. I'm having a lovely time grazing in your journals - a true feast of reading must needs wait until I have a bit more time. But don't be surprised if I comment on the occasional old entry, as I work my way through getting to know you all!

Nothing deep this evening, just a couple minor reflections on life. Yesterday at work I had, literally, nothing to do. After the first hour in the morning, Not...One...Thing. I dropped by attorneys' offices, I sent out emails. I begged. And after that, I just hung out, did homework, answered emails - and stewed that there might NEVER be more work. Woke up this morning stewing about it, but cosoled myself that at least I was having lunch with my friend Kat and baby Carolyn downtown today.

You know the drill. People were lining up at my door with work. I know better than to go looking for trouble on quiet days. But I just couldn't help myself. Made it to lunch - got a smile from 7-week-old Carolyn, between sleeping gazing off into space. Babies are wonderful.

In other news, I think I have finally solved the off-nights commuting problem. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, by buddy Scott, who lives just a couple blocks away, takes me home, and some Mondays will be movie nights, since I only have one class on Mondays this semester (woohoo!), but that left Wednesdays and no-movie Mondays. By the time I get out of class, the efficient, freeway buses have finished their commuting routes and I would be left with the slow boat, 75 minutes grinding its way out to our part of town.

Last night it finally came to me: I could drive to the train station, leave my car at free park-and-ride, and take the train to town. When I get out of class there are still PLENTY of buses to carry me back downtown to the train station, and then just hop aboard. Tried it today. Made a mess of it - the Park-and-Ride to which I intended to go turns out to have about 25 parking spaces, all of them full. Drove down to the next one, and that was okay in the morning, but when I came back this evening there were some scary characters in the lot.

And then I realized that there is one closer and more convenient, and all I had to do was figure out how to get there. So next week there should be GOOD train experiences. And I REALLY feel like an idiot for all those months Jeff and I commuted from the next-further-out station, West Park, because it's to HELL and gone out of the way. What were we thinking?!

What else? Oh, Ferrett and I are having a dinner party this weekend, to introduce some new friends to some established friends. We invited a good number of people, on the theory that not everyone can come, people's lives being what they are. Turns out, everyone appears to be coming - yikes! We're excited, but this is gonna be sardine city. Dinner will be buffet style, since we have many more warm bodies than table space, and by the end of the evening we will probably be throwing the doors open for air. It should be great, though. I'm glad they all can make it. It occurred to me today that it's the eve of Imbolc, so even if there is no official ritual, there is the ceremony of coming together to chase winter's chill away.

And that is good.
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From: barryr
2004-01-29 03:39 am (UTC)
Crazy never stopped me from adding friends :) I also read over 40 webcomics ^_^

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 11:54 am (UTC)

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Wow. I have about 10 I read, when I remember. The nice thing about webcomics is, if you miss a few days it's not hard to catch up.
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[User Picture]From: moon_ferret
2004-01-29 04:04 am (UTC)
Would like to point out I was in before 200... Just trying to make meself feel special.

As for the dinner thing, should I call when I an in Ohio? We come up for PSG, and I would love to stop by or convince you to come to PSG. I may have to come to Cleveland to pick up an adopted Niece who calls me (and this info is for your other half) Auntie Ferret.

Cool about the 200. I am way to boring for that.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 11:44 am (UTC)

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Let us know when you're coming! (PSG? Not ringing a bell....) Life is pretty crazy now, but we could probably find some time for lunch or something.

Auntie Ferret Meets TheFerrett is worth experiencing [g].
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From: appleblossomtru
2004-01-29 04:31 am (UTC)
I'll trade you some of your not-enough-to-do for some of my way-too-much-to-do. Maybe we can even things out a bit.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 11:51 am (UTC)

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I just wish I could have evened them out temporaly - one lost day, and then back to too-much-to-do myself. It's very different from when I first came here and was working in immigration almost exclusively with one (extremely good) attorney on a set of cases that I pretty much followed from beginning to end - there was always something to do on some case, and "taking it easy" when the heavy-duty work had shorted out my brain consisted of things like assembling the exhibits. Here, I get little bites of cases, untethered to the rest of the situation, so it's hard to continue working independently on something. It's interesting work, and a lot of variety and experience, but there is the risk of the occasional gap.
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From: chandra
2004-01-29 05:23 am (UTC)

We're partyin' this weekend too! *cheers*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 11:56 am (UTC)

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I'm not sure that with this crowd you can really refer to it as "partyin'" [g]. We're a pretty tame bunch. Most likely there will be conversation and maybe some card games.
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[User Picture]From: noshot
2004-01-29 06:53 am (UTC)
Here, it's more like winter's cryogenic freezing.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 11:52 am (UTC)

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The bitter temps have backed off for the time being here. It's been nasty, though, I agree.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 12:37 pm (UTC)

I take it back

10 degrees, Farenheit, this morning.

Damn.

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[User Picture]From: teya_uk
2004-01-29 10:10 am (UTC)
room for one more?? :o)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 11:53 am (UTC)

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When I got the e-mail from Brent, asking if there was room for them after all (they'd had another obligation, but it looks like they can get out of the evening part of it), my response was, "We don't have room for the people already coming! Come on over!" [g]
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[User Picture]From: usmu
2004-01-29 11:28 am (UTC)
Well since theferrett has an excellent taste, as shown in his journal, and speaks very highly of you, who am I not to add. If that makes me crazy I'll happily plead guilty :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 11:54 am (UTC)

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It's the GOOD kind of crazy. [g]
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[User Picture]From: radiantsun
2004-01-29 05:39 pm (UTC)
Hey Sorry about the name compatibility thing.

I added you because 1) you wanted more friends 2) I'd been meaning to anyway because you are in law school and it is something I'm thinking about doing so I'm curious to read about your experiences and 3) I also find it interesting to see the different focal points in the journals of couples.

Thanks for adding me back!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-29 06:16 pm (UTC)
So they send you "ha ha, your friend's a dork!" emails?

I'm even MORE amused.

Law school is insane, but I'm glad I'm doing it. I think it helps that I'm an older student with some life experience under my belt - it hasn't been quite the system shock that a lot of people have found it to be. But it's a LOT of work.
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[User Picture]From: crystalvh
2004-01-29 07:56 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say...YEA for the Park N Ride...YEA for the train! I love mass transit (I know...I am insane)! I hate to drive and being in rural SW Virginia you don't have much of a choice but to do it. One of the reasons I love London (and NYC to a certain extent, although it is much dirtier) is the subway. I am nutters for The Tube!! I wish I could live like my English cousin who doesn't own a car...and doesn't need one. And, the train rides we used to take into NYC from near our house in NJ....fun!! The closest I get to mass transportation is that Pete usually drives both of us in every morning...I guess that will have to suffice for now (at least I don't have to worry about him striking) :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-30 02:53 am (UTC)

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You're not strange. I love mass transit, too. I feel better about the bite I'm taking out of the world's resources when I behave in a responsible manner and take the bus. We Americans are far too convenience-oriented. Walking a few blocks is not a hardship.
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-18 10:03 am (UTC)
Umm... as for bus routes...

I don't know which bus you catch that takes over an hour, but you need to correct that ASAP. In the morning, you can catch the 55SX on the mall side of the street. Takes less than 25 minutes to get downtown usually, depending on traffic, and drops you off AT the north entrance to the BP building.

At night, the 55SX starts at E 21st on the CSU campus and takes you straight back... again, only 30 minutes max. The 55SX also picks you up on the south entrance of BP building.

Hope that helps, assuming you haven't figured it out already.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-19 04:22 am (UTC)
Oh, defiitely figured it out. 87F at the end of the block takes me straight downtown in 20 minutes.
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