January 25, 2006

Putting the Frazz in Frazzled

I have been a denizen of appellate briefing hell over this whole month. But it will soon pass. The brief (50+ pages so it ain't too brief) is due next Wednesday at the Appellate Division. But I have been running and running and running with this and trying to keep up with other responsibilities. So, a very short post as a kind of snapshot.

*A dinner in a wood paneled library. Black tie. Silver candlesticks with huge candles. A long table. A convivial group of some 50 people. It was mighty nice.

*A ton of work on a pre-marriage agreement for a lovely client. By a ton of work, I'm sure I have billed over $30,000 on it. Well, I believe that push has come to shove today and the client and his intended cannot come to an agreement. I am both happy (that he isn't getting stuck with this woman) and sad (that they couldn't make it work). I know it wasn't my fault. But, just the same. . .

*The English really do make beautiful shirts and I may have a problem here. Like, I may need an intervention. Hilditch and Key. At least they're on sale. My wife is gonna, well, not kill me, since she still needs me to do stuff around the house, but, she may be less happy than she has been in the past. Still, a great deal and who is it who does not love a great deal? Not I!

*I think that the combination of too much work stress and not enough sleep makes you feel like a pencil that has been sharpened too many times. Just a pathetic little nub, not good for much of anything.

*The Viking Bride and I are taking a romantic weekend away next week. Hoping to feel rejuvenated. We probably haven't done that since December 2004, I bet. And boy, that is waaaay too long between times away.

*I hope all my buddies are doing fine over on their blogs as I have lacked quality time to visit.

Pax tibi.

Posted by Random Penseur at January 25, 2006 05:10 PM | TrackBack

I'd say some R & R is definitely what the doctor ordered.

Hope you guys have a wonderful time.

; )

Posted by: Christina at January 25, 2006 09:49 PM

I agree, go get some rest and enjoy some quality time together. Don't worry about us, we will amuse ourselves.

Now go!

Posted by: Wicked H at January 26, 2006 08:23 AM

Glad you checked in; I was wondering what happened to you.

Have fun next week! :-)

Posted by: Amber at January 26, 2006 05:48 PM

I figured you were in briefing hell. Don't know why, but that's what I thought. I hope you & the bride have a wonderful time away.

we're all doing fine. you just enjoy & know we're hoping you're going to sunnier climes.

Posted by: michele at January 26, 2006 05:54 PM

I've been wondering about you. Thanks for the update. I understand busy all too well these days.

I hope the weekend with VB is just what you need.

Posted by: Linda at January 27, 2006 12:26 AM

RP, quick random question: Is every room within the legal world wood-panelled, as Law & Order has lead me to believe?

Posted by: Andrew Cusack at January 27, 2006 01:06 AM

Yeah- While we're at it-
Do you ever hear that wierd Law & Order "dink-donk" sound? Does that ever go through your head when you walk in the office?

Posted by: Rob at January 30, 2006 02:13 PM

How was the romantic weekend???

Posted by: Linda at January 31, 2006 03:18 PM
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