Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This & That....

It's almost the end of November, so I figured it might be time for my monthly blog post. I hope you're having a great fall and as excited as I am by the four day weekend, time with family, and yummy food. Here are some random thoughts:

Thanks to my boss I tried (for free) the new Starbucks creme brulee caramel latte. The whip cream and caramel brulee bits were delicious, but the actual latte wasn't very good.

I had brie with jam wrapped in phyllo last night. It was DELICIOUS.

We saw this ad the other day, and Clay thought it was awesome. Maybe you will too.

Here are some excerpts from a recent deposition of one of my clients:

Opposing counsel: "Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes?"

My client: "Well the doctor told me to quit eating those sweet Little Debbies." [Ah, gotcha, you totally answered that question]

My client: [From out of nowhere during a break] My lawyer here, she's a good looking woman. She's like a movie star or something, isn't she?

Opposing counsel: [Blank stare. Then states:] "Let's get that on the record."

My client constantly compliments me on what a fine lawyer I am, how I am good looking and shouldn't live alone because I need someone to keep me warm on cold nights, etc. He's evidently read that flattery (or his version of it) will get you better service. That is, until the other day when he asked me if the opposing counsel and/or insurance company had bribed me to do their dirty work. Sigh.

Recent Facebook status update from a girl I went to high school with:

"Life is good, God is great and men are sleezy. I am going to take a bubble bath and think about how truly blessed I am I don't have to come home to a man. I am free! Good God Almighty Free at last...."

p.s. I am thankful for a relaxed weekend with no working responsibilities, good books to read, time with my nieces, spending my first major holiday with Clay, and that my sister's third daughter should be here two months from now.


Anonymous said...

This is so full of good stuff, I don't even know where to begin commenting! Your client sounds like a doozy. I love that billboard...I must pass it along to a couple of friends who will really like it! Happy Thanksgiving, friend. I love you!

Ys said...

I love the ad! That's so funny :)

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of comments made in "My Cousin Vinny" re: comments made in courtroom about expert witness Torme while on stand.Joe Peschi(?) asks judge,D.A.and prosecution expert witness about her looks etc. and ,of course, caught them totally off guard.One of best movies and Torme won an oscar etc.

Christina said...

The billboard is awesome. Your client is... an awesome story.

Hope the low posting frequency means that life is going really well for you!

BrunetteKoala said...

Good to know you are alive and happy ally! Love your tales and anecdotes...your client sounds like a 'don't know whether to laugh or cry' situation. lol.

OK Chick said...

This was a good post! Thank you for updating your blog.

SO I love the ad!

Our Happy Married Life... said...

good to hear from you! your client sounds crazy. you poor thing. :) your friend from HS...funny!

TC said...

Have you flashed Clay the finger yet? :)

Lib said...

Type 2 Diabetics are notorious within the healthcare field for being "noncompliant." (Hope I'm not offending anyone here). It sounds as though that mentality carries over into the courtroom as well...

Thanks for the entertaining post!

Hope you are well, Ally.

Ally said...

Lib: Hey! I hope you're doing well too. This client is something else, that's for sure.

TC: Actually since we've seen that poster I haven't been able to resist. It's just too funny. The problem is I have to use my right hand to hold down the other it's not that effective.

Pam said...

That ad is too funny. It really makes you do a double take for sure. Very clever!

Vicky - said...

Adverts and media are so clever.
Great post and blog, wishing you well for 2010!