Tuesday, July 19, 2011

5 things . . .

5 things about my blogging break . . .

1.  Our hotel was terrible.  I usually stay in some very nice places when I travel for work, especially when a partner is around (much less 4).  However, there were slim pickins and we wanted to be within walking distance of the courthouse and our local counsel's office.

I could dedicate a whole post to "funny" stories about the hotel, but I will just mention two.  My hotel-provided hair dryer tripped the circuit breaker every time I used it.  On the third day, I went to the public ladies room (that did not have A/C) to blow dry my hair.  I learned that tip from a partner in our Chicago office who had to do the same thing.  It became comical to "meet up" with wet hair in the public restroom in the morning before we headed to court.  Good times.

This was the "closet" in my first room:


Literally, that was at the foot of my bed.  Awesome.

2.  I'm tired.  In addition to not resting well because of the uncomfortable hotel, last week alone I billed over half what I normally bill in one month.      

3.  The weather there was crazy.  This picture was taken about 30 minutes after a hail storm rolled through.  Look at that sky.  Crazy, huh?  I am pretty sure Reed Timmer should have been there.  If you look closely, you can see white patches on the ground -- that's the left over hail.


Our rental cars looked like someone took a hammer to them.  Our client's back windshield shattered completely into the car.  Oh, and the lights went out in the courtroom during the trial.  That was a first for me. 

4. I lost 5 pounds last week! I was so busy, some days I didn't have time for dinner (or breakfast).  But our local counsel's office did have haagen-dazs single serve cups a couple days for dessert after lunch.  They were one of the highlights of the trip. I'd never seen them before, but I am now slightly obsessed.


5.  It's good to be home.  I am still catching up on my sleep and spending time with Justin.  I hope to be around more now that this massive trial is over!  Thanks for bearing with me! 

21 comments:

  1. Well I hope court went well. That hotel and weather look awful!

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  2. glad you made it back!! sorry about the crappy hotel - that's no fun. and i need to get my hands on some of that icecream - yum.

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  3. oh no....are you back blogging, i hope?

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  4. Oh my goodness!! How funny about the hair thing...I can just picture it. Wow that weather sure is bad! Glad you're back (:

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  5. Yay! I'm glad you are back! That Haagen-dazs looks yummy at least!

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  6. oh boy...you must be glad to have that over! My mom stocks those mim Haagen-daz. Perfect size.

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  7. At least you got the billables! Those ice cream cups are in the HEB at BUffalo Speedway, probably other places too! Have a little rest & hope to see you soon.

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  8. Girl, you are a trooper! I think I might have bid that one adieu after the whole public restroom scenario, but hey, the important thing is it's *over* (c: On to happier things...like ice cream...good to have you back, Em!

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  9. I almost laughed out loud thinking about lugging the hairdryer to public bathroom :) I travel a lot for work too - so I know the feeling of being in towns that don't offer the best accomodations :) welcome back!!!

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  10. There is nothing worse than a bad hotel room, especially when you knwow you are going to be there for awhile. That was some crazy weather! Glad you're back and finally catch your breath.

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  11. Welcome back! Enjoy your gorgeous home and being back with Justin!

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  12. Sorry about your hotel room! At least you are home again!!

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  13. Yikes! Sounds like a nightmare :(
    It must feel soooooo good to be back home again.

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  14. I miss working, but I do NOT miss the billable hour. At least now you have some banked against vacation, right?

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  15. Yikes! Your home must have been like heaven when you got back! But yay! You're done with the trial so you can finally take a breather :)

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  16. OMG.. bad hotels are the WORST! Especially for that many days! Glad your back in the blog loop!

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  17. Oh no! That doesn't sound like a fun trip at all! Those haagen-daaz cups looks SO good though!

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  18. I hope the court part went well and in your favor! and yay to be back home!!!

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  19. I have so been there! The hairdryer part is cracking me up- but I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time! p.s. HD ice cream is my FAVE! And- I saw your cute picture in the HBA mag (think that was it) about your pro bono work- that's awesome girl! So proud of you!

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  20. That is maybe THE most ominous sky I've ever seen. Apocolypse?

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