For anyone out there foolish enough to take advice from me, here’s a list of ideas I’ve come up with to manage my own “vacation” from law school.
So this is totally predictable and cliché (half the hellishness of BigLaw is that there are never any surprises), but this past week I got to take an actual vacation for the first time since I passed the bar—to go to my Nonna’s funeral. On my outbound flight, I nursed a whiskey and diet coke [...]
QMore than two years ago, I began planning a trip to see the World Cup in South Africa. I cleared the trip with all the appropriate supervisors at my firm a little more than a year ago. I had planned on taking off two weeks (because you don’t fly all the way to Africa just to watch [...]
You see, my weekend trip happened to coincide with the “Psychical Research Society of Kansas City’s 29th Annual Psychic Fair”
Even for a boutique lawyer, there’s no way to ever get 100% away from work. Even if the other lawyers in my firm had the time or inclination to help me out—which they don’t—there’s a lot of “getting up to speed” in a case that is required to make effective arguments. And by “getting up [...]
The local yokel powers that be in East Hampton are not happy at all. The media has reported that recently, village officials in the swank summer-weekend mecca have cracked down on “seemingly innocent and simple” special event requests from store owners such as giving out free snow cones, hanging balloons outside a storefront, serving wine [...]
My friend from Chicago just flew into town. He swung by my office with his overnight bag. We made a few phone calls, found out about some “hip” parties that weekend, then set off for the Hampton Jitney. I was finally about to amortize that half-share in East Hampton I overpaid for. As I was [...]