Wednesday, January 21

Mr. President

I made it back home from DC on an Amtrak train that got into South Station at 10:20 this morning. Right now I am very tired and still in awe of the whole experience that I had yesterday. Until I recover enough to tell you more about it. A co-worker sent me this link and I couldn't say it any better myself right now.

Thursday, January 15

DC Here I Come!!

OK so for the past two days I have tried to write this post and I don't know why but I can't seem to finish. Anna sent me an E-mail on Monday and it said Inauguration Tickets and I already knew that she was going to the Inauguration with Becky so I figured she was updating me on that story. Well it turns out that Becky can't get the time off from work and I was the next person that Anna thought of and she was asking me if I wanted to go. I wrote back immediately telling her YES! Here I am three days later and trying to let all of you know that I am going to be in DC and I have a ticket to watch Barack Obama get Inaugurated as our next President. I still don't believe it and I know that part of me is not really going to believe it until I am on the bus and we are on our way. When I start to really think about it my heart starts pounding like a maniac and I feel like my stomach is going to drop out of me.

I wanted SO BADLY to be able to go this Inauguration and I was wishing that there was someway that I could have done more for Obama during the Election. I was very jealous when Chris went out to work for him and then Danielle and Tom went out for the final push in those last few days. When I was sitting in Andrew's apartment with Andrew, Canadian Andrew, Leah, and Deb C. and found out he got elected it was like NOTHING I have ever experienced before. We got out champagne and toasted the results and later when Canadian Andrew was driving Leah and I to Harvard Square to give us a chance of finding a cab to drive us back to Brookline you should have seen the celebrating in the streets. You would have thought the Red Sox won the World Series except for the fact that no one was drunk everyone just wanted to be out and together and to cheer and beep their horns and celebrate that they were a part of this historic event. Now I get the opportunity to go down to DC and be a part of history. I will always be able to tell people that I watched Barack Obama take the oath of office and become our next President.

This is going to be a whirlwind trip we leave early on Sunday morning and get back in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday I will most likely get back to my condo around 2:00 AM. That being said I can't think of a better way to use my first vacation day in over 2 years that is not related to studying for the bar. Well that is all I have for now. I will be sure to tell you ALL about it when I get back.

Tuesday, January 6

Trivia and Dancing around the room does wonders...

OK so since Leah went away for NYE and I decided to go home and hang with my parents for the weekend last weekend to catch up and help them with some projects. Leah and I haven't seen each other in over a week which since we are neighbors that is a long time for us to go. Usually we see each other a couple times a week it might be short visits but we see each other. We touched base on Sunday night and decided that we needed to go to trivia at the CCC on Monday night. I ended up having to work late last night and didn't get home until 7:40 and had to quickly eat dinner, meet Leah and head to Trivia. Since I had to work late to last night I was in need of a beverage when we got to CCC. Morgan who is also a DJ on WBCN is the Trivia DJ and he will ask you for categories and then he will give you questions relating to that topic off the top of his head. When we get there we say hello to Morgan and Leah bought the first round and then I got the next one and I was on a bit of tear last night and I just kept throwing the drinks down. Leah and I were catching up on what was going on with each other. There is this guy Brad that goes to Trivia and he is creepy there really is no other word for him. He is 45+ and he comes by himself and when we were coming a lot he would come over and talk to us a little bit and it was fine. Then Leah took Salsa lessons, I got my second job, and she was going for a promotion and we slacked for a while. Now when Brad sees us he comes over and asks us over and over and over again where we have been and how are we doing? It is getting old and last night Leah actually told Morgan that Brad makes us uncomfortable not sure if that is going to matter but at least he knows.

When we decided to leave the CCC it was around 10:30 and Leah wanted my help to bring out a bookcase for the trash in the morning and I decided to just go with her and take care of it now. So we head back to Leah's now we have done this a handful of other times and it never ended well. I mean it's a Monday night and it's 10:30 we should be getting ready to go to bed. Oh no we go to her place, I check my E-mail since she has a laptop and I don't have a working one at the moment and then she says "too bad Lou isn't here to make us shots." Since the other times we decided to do this Lou was the instigator in getting us to continue and he would then hit up Leah's liquor cabinet and make us shots. I of course am up for the challenge and decide to make some shots for us. How many shots did we end up having you might ask? The answer to your question would be 5 and since I was the one making them and I have always been a stiff pour you know they weren't weak. We were playing on facebook a little and then we were listening to music on her Itunes and Leah starts dancing around. She is looking for a good dancing song and she picks one and half way through decides she isn't feeling it and then finds another one and we dance around to that. This continues until I look at her clock and realize it is 12:15 AM and let's see I still have four more days of work and I have to work BOTH jobs the next day. So after that song is over I tell Leah as much as I love her I need to go home. She agrees that it is definitely time for bed.

I of course think it is a good idea to drunk text message Lou that I was just leaving Leah's after a night of trivia and then multiple shots at Leah's after but that it just wasn't the same without him there. He texted me back and we had a bit of a conversation through text messaging which I read this morning and I was pretty coherent for a DRUNK girl and trust me I was DRUNK. I have to say that drunk texting is always a better idea then drunk dialing since you will have a record of everything you said that you can look at the next day. I drank a lot of water before I went to bed and drank more when I work up at 5:00 AM and then went back to bed but it was a REALLY good night. I think I just needed a night to be silly and reckless and just enjoy myself. That is exactly what I did. Looks like I am starting this year out with a bang.

Friday, January 2

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone is having a happy New Year. I know that my NYE was interesting I left my day job around 3 to make my way to the Club to get ready to go work that night. I know working on NYE is never fun but I decided to make the best of it and I the money never hurts. I was working the Members function and it started at 6 and the buffet was until 9:00 but of course I was in the section with lingering tables but as usual the managers feel comfortable to leave me once things get to a certain point. I also worked on Tuesday night and had a table that was giving me a good natured hard time and I was giving it right back. They told me that they were coming for NYE and asked if I was working. I of course told them that they would see me and was happy to see that they were sitting in my section since they were entertaining. When it looked like I was going to have to stay later then I wanted to they decided that I needed to have a shot with them and kept insisting that I do one. I found this very amusing and was very tempted since it's not like I am under 21 but there were other people in the room and you just don't know what to do in that situation. So what do you think? Did I do the shot. You let me know.

Finally around 10:30 I get to leave and jump into a cab to take me to Somerville, I was afraid if I took the red line to Davis that I wouldn't be able to find a cab from Davis to take me to her house and at this point I just wanted to get there already and I was able to get to Mandy's by 11:00 which was pretty good time. The cab driver had a GPS and I remember thinking this is AWESOME all cab drivers should have one of these and I was talking to my friend Kathleen today and she said both cabs she took on NYE had GPS too so I am hoping cab companies caught on about that being a good idea. Anyway when I got to Mandy's I told her I needed a stiff drink and she was more then happy to comply and it was perfect to just hang out with her, Danielle and Jamie for a couple of hours. At midnight we had a champagne toast and enjoyed the low key night and the right company. Danielle said that as fun as this was hopefully next year we will be with people that will have sex with us at midnight. I knew what she meant but gave her a hard time about it anyway. I was like Hmmm sex at midnight OK that is one way to celebrate. We left Mandy's around 1:15 and the T was free and running until 2 Am so I was able to take that home and walk in my door around 2:15. I got to ring in the new year with friends and make some extra cash too it was a good night.

Yesterday evening Garrett and his new GF Michelle came to stay with me for the night since they had one of the first flights out of Logan this morning heading back to LA. Of course I was very excited to see Garrett as I always am and it was great to meet his new GF. I have to say that I haven't seen Garrett this happy in a LONG time and it was just so nice to see. You just look at him and he is more relaxed and just willing to enjoy himself. I thought that Michelle was great and she kept thinking that there has to be some dirt about this boy and he has to have some skeletons which of course is a concept that I totally understand. However, we are talking about Garrett who has never liked large groups, never wanted to fall in line with the crowd, always enjoyed his alone time and anything outdoors. I told her the only embarrassing stories I have are about me but Garrett was in so that is all I can give you. We went to Bertucci's for dinner because Garrett was trying to show her all his childhood haunts. Before we went we started the guy and girl can't just be friends discussion which made me pull out When Harry Met Sally and somehow Garrett had never seen it. So I told them that after we got back from dinner I was putting the movie on and of course once the movie was over we continued the debate on if a guy and girl can JUST be friends. I think you all know my position on this but it was a good discussion. That is all I have for you right now tonight I am off to Medway for the weekend to help my parents around their house. I probably won't have any good stories for you but you never know.

Monday, December 29

Holiday Gathering

Ok so I had a few friends over on Saturday for a little holiday party. Yes, it was just an excuse to make sure some people came over and saw my Christmas tree which I am pretty partial to not going to lie. This is the first Christmas season in 5 years that I didn't have exams or the Bar Exam looming over my head and I could enjoy myself. We all had a really good time. My friend Debbie was the first to get there with Craig one of my law school friends not to far behind her. It was a while until anyone else got there and then every seemed to get there at once which is kind of what I expected. At one point I looked around the room at everyone that was there and I had to smile because I knew some of them from Babson, my cousin, some friends I met from other friends, karaoke people, and a friend from law school. Other then Craig everyone knew each other and were catching up swapping stories and it just felt good.

I enjoy playing host and I have decided that the smaller gatherings like Saturday were there are 10 of us hanging out it's just right. I just don't have the room to have big bashes but I still like to entertain. It was a bittersweet night for me in one way Andrew came which it was good to see him but he moves to Jersey tomorrow and so this is the last time that he will be at one of my parties without having to have made the trip from out of state. I had a couple of friends that said they wanted Drunk Jackie to come out but I tried to explain to them that really no you don't. She isn't that much fun to be around and come on what are you trying to say I am not enough for you. I have to admit that I hit the punch a little harder then I would have liked to admit and I was probably only one or two glasses away from her coming out shhh don't let them know.

It was great to have a night of hanging out with friends and relaxing. I just wanted to let you all know that you are always in my thoughts. I hope that everyone had a great holiday season.