Monday, October 20, 2008

Continued...as usual

So I'm not in Austin right now. The other side made (another) last minute motion for a continuance, and it was granted. We've been ordered to mediate, but if we do not settle we'll be headed to Texas in January. This ALWAYS happens. People ask me if I'm a trial attorney, and my response is that I would be if anything ever went to trial! Seriously pretty much every single case I've worked on has settled. And really, I don't want to partake in the trial (I just want to watch:). Oh well, the upside is that I took Friday off and enjoyed a leisurely long weekend. Friday was gloomy, but Saturday and Sunday were absolutely glorious. Sunny and cool--the sort of day that must be enjoyed.

I've not thought much about blogging lately. I've pretty much always loved music, but I'm in a particularly intense music phase right now, meaning that there's so much I want to listen to that I'm foregoing working, television, talking, and blogging to do so. Pandora, Ilike, Myspace, and my boss are supporting the habit. My boss brought me a burned CD (Iron & Wine, Thad Cockrell, and Caityln Crosby) on Thursday and suggested that I put itunes on my work laptop, so that we can share music through our network. Gotta love that sort of boss. I'm listening to some of the usuals and have added Matt Nathanson, Augustana, Future of Forestry, and some others to the list too. I ended up with about 7 people at my place Friday night after dinner, and a few of us just ended up around the computer sharing random new artists for hours. I finally went to bed at 4:30. Throw in some dancing on my coffee table to Usher, conversation about Walden, discussion about how you shouldn't let Christians ruin your potential relationship with Christ, and nachos, and it was a fine evening.

Hope your weekend was equally as lovely. Happy Monday!

p.s. I'm grateful for haircuts. They make me feel so clean and fresh, and you can't beat the value of an $11 cut at Great Clips.

20 comments:

Accidentally Me said...

Can we stop and talk about dancing on your coffee table for a second?

TC said...

Ditto that.

You can't mention that and then skip over it. Uh uh.

Ally said...

AM and TC: Some married (more conservative friends) were coming over, so we turned out all the lights, blared Usher, and danced on the coffee table prior to their arrival, so they'd think we were having much more fun than we actually were. See, I didn't leave out anything too exciting!

jennifer said...

That's the kind of conversation I love. I also love friends who linger. Sounds like a fun night.

HappyascanB said...

Thanks for your music recommendations! Any good suggestions for running music? I need some new stuff for these last 4 weeks of training before our half!!!

Ally said...

Happyascanb: You know, I've been using the same running playlist for over a year now (The Fray, Black Eyed-Peas, the Killers, U2, Lifehouse, Fergie, even some Britney), and the only new additions have been "Off Da Hook," which I love but everyone else laughs at and "Marvelous Light." Good luck with the rest of your training.

Jennifer: Me too.

Aaron said...

Please tell me you removed your abridged copy of Walden from the coffee table before stomping your neighbors to kingdom-come!

Ally said...

Aaron: No worries. Neither my abridged or American Classics version of the Walden were harmed in said "stomping."

Kylie ... said...

Amen to the "shouldn't let Christians ruin your potential relationship with Christ".

Believe me when I tell you, it is so easily done. Always remember, it's YOUR personal relationship with Christ and frankly, it's no-one else's business.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Sounds like a good weekend and I love the fact you're devoted to music right now. I get in those moods, too.

You should have been here Sat night. We ate at Sam's Sushi before the hockey game. Some new people came in as they were headed to the symphony. He first told them he didn't have time to make them sushi (LOL!!!) then after that didn't work he told them it was his restaurant and he could pick his customers. The wife got on the phone with a "regular" of Sam's and we could tell Sam was getting irritated at her loud talking and questions about how much the sushi was going to cost. When she got off the phone he told her she was talking TOO much. She said she would turn her cell phone off. The rest of us regulars finished our plates with our heads down in fear. That man is INSANE!! lol Can't beat $10 for 2 people to eat sushi tho. It's worth it.

kathrynthomas said...

i've thought about setting up a music blog. is that something you'd be interested in contributing to if i did?

Lib said...

If you like Iron and Wine, then you MUST check out Neil Halstead. i just bought his new album and it is so sweet.

allbilly said...

you should check out Skynard. They rock.

oh...and I hear you civil folks refer to your "trial" divisions as "the litigation" section.

in Texas, tort "reform" has killed most of the civil trials. ...

Princess Extraordinaire said...

There's nothing like good music to complement every single mood, emotion and state of mind - I am a music addict!

B said...

Hey

I am reading love the one.... love it you are right emily griffin is good at chick lit

Ally said...

FC&F: Thank you for sharing that. What a Nazi!! But since my last two sushi meals cost over $20 (and I only had one roll, a drink, and edamame) I have a renewed appreciation for Sam.

kathryn: Sure. Just let me know.

lib: Just found him on Facebook. I'm loving Ilike.

allbilly: I already know Skynard. I'm a good Georgia girl. And yes, I think it is litigation, which is totally appropriate since we don't go to trial.

PE: agreed.

B: Now if she'd just write another book....

nevergoingbackagain said...

i got a haircut at Great Clips one time & it was the worst haircut ever! So now I shell out $30 a month...sigh! Glad you like yours :)

Still just me said...

I want to be in Austin, my favorite city.

One can dream?

Ys said...

All sounds fun to me :) And I always love a bargain ;)

bMoles said...

Why is it you start listening to good music after you leave me? I've been trying to get you to listen to music like this all year and Hainstock is the only one you picked up on. Have you listened to Continuum yet?

And whoever was looking for good running music, I'm not a runner but the new Girl Talk album is upbeat as hell and a bunch of my friends run to it.

Everyone read my blog. It's better.