Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's official -- I can practice law in CO!

Yesterday was the swearing-in ceremony. The ceremony itself was fine, about 45 minutes. Lots of attorneys from courts and bar associations gave quick congratulatory speeches. The CJ officiated our oaths and then we were official.

Aren't we cute?

Mom even managed to get me flowers from a thousand miles away. Mom is friends with the mother of one of Jake's fellow clerks. The other mother came to see her own daughter sworn in, and brought flowers for me, from my mom. Complicated, but very appreciated.

After celebratory drinks with Preston, we met his wife for a pizza dinner. Delicious. J fell asleep while I watched Interview with a Vampire to get into the Halloween spirit.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fun-filled Saturday

Yesterday was a ton of fun. J and I met up with several of my cousins and aunt for lunch. L lives in Boulder and was wedding-dress hunting with her family in Denver. We ended up poking through a few stores before lunch. J got to see the frillyness of Priscilla's of Boston and drool over tables in Restoration Hardware.
We then headed to the ND game watch at Wash Park. It was a pretty small turn out -- maybe 25 people compared to the normal 50+. The Irish played poorly, but BC was a hot mess, so we managed to pull it out.
Later, we headed over to a friend's house for a bonfire! There was beer and s'mores. Good times.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Blergh to the max

Job stuff is making me super-frustrated. I've been working through ND's alumni connections and emailing everyone I can think of. The few people who do respond mostly say "I don't know of any jobs, here are 2-20 more people to contact." *headdesk* I am seriously considering the whole solo route again, but it still intimidates me.

In happier news, C and P got married on Saturday! It was a very fun wedding, mostly friends, little family. The ceremony itself was like 10 minutes, then on to the party. I ended up driving the bride and groom home because I was the only sober person by 3pm. :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I passed the Bar!

Thursday morning was rough. The page said the results would be up no sooner than 9 am. So of course, I was refreshing the page every 30 seconds. After a grueling 11 minutes, my name appeared on the magic list. YES! Jake and I had a shot of tequila to celebrate before he ran to work. The rest of the day was a bit of a blur. I refused to do anything job-hunting related, so ended up watching tv all day. I met up with J and several of his co-workers, who had also just passed, for a happy hour. We then moved on to a fancy steak dinner to celebrate.

The rest of the weekend has not been nearly as much fun. I might have had a minor meltdown Friday night over a variety of things. . . There were two events planned for Saturday. One got moved to Sunday afternoon, but the other got canceled. This left J and me with nothing to do but watch bad movies. We watched 1/2 of Bad Boys and all of Transformers 2. The only good thing we watched was Monster Camp - a documentary about L.A.R.P.ing in Seattle (think live action Dungeons and Dragons). It did snow Saturday, so the city is quite pretty.

The upcoming week should be fun. I'm meeting up with cousins in the area to talk about skiing options and watch chick flicks, then the end of the week is blocked out for C and P's wedding!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009