May 30, 2006

Log jam

It really does feel like an old fashioned log jam. I've had soooo many things I've been wanting to write about, to record, to memorialize, to sound off on, but have had absolutely no time. So, the pressure builds. And I deal with the pressure, I think, by forgetting about some of the things I wanted to write about. So I am left with the pressure, the memory of the urgency, but not really the reason for the urgency. Odd, no?

Example of time pressure. The annoying partner, he who I have sometimes referred to as "Stinky", in times past, came into my office on Friday morning demanding to see my research file and draft complaint on a new case. I had a very sketchy 5 page draft and no real research to speak of. I was still trying to wrap my mind around the facts. After I understand the facts, I do my research. He made me print out my draft, over strenuous objection from me, read it and then excoriated me for it. I love that kind of shit. Really. So, I buckled down for the next 6.5 hours and gave him a new draft, now some 20 pages, with 7 well pleaded causes of action, and a thick pile of research to support my efforts. My reward? I was told he felt a lot better now and did understand why I didn't want to print out what I had earlier. Well, since I'm all about making him feel better, I'd say my reward more than compensated me for his being a total putz. No, really.


Anyway, that's kind of where things have been lately. No time for anything fun.

Hope you all, anyone still reading me, that is, are doing better!

Posted by Random Penseur at May 30, 2006 10:37 AM | TrackBack

Always reading. Even if you're not writing. Go figure. :-)

Posted by: Jennifer at May 30, 2006 03:26 PM

LOL @ Jen. I'll bet you don't go through archives like I do.

*guilty smile*

Posted by: Margi at May 31, 2006 02:12 AM

The thing I like so much about your blog and your writing, RP, is that I have to look up words (excoriated) to figure out what you're saying. You make me think, my friend, in a world where most expect to be spoonfed.

Posted by: Howard at June 1, 2006 01:19 PM
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