Just got back from lunch with Gary Meyer and Jeff "Crackbass" Wilson. Lunch at the Ranch 616 is always a good time. Jeff and Gary are a couple of dudes who have managed to parlay their law degrees into part time jobs with something resembling full time incomes. They float around town during the day, occasionally checking in with their office out in Westlake, going to lunch, visiting with friends, and sampling michiladas from various food and beverage establishments. There's something "Krameresque" about the whole lifestyle, and it's often something to be envied, although there seem to be intermittent moments of panic when the cash doesn't flow quite as predicted.
Anyway, lunch was good. Got to hear the "Behind the Music" gossip on the Amazing Letdowns from Gary. We also discussed the new economy created by Ebay.
Oooops. Gotta run back to court.
I'm back. Woo hoo!! Dismissals for 2 pot smokers! Sometimes I even amaze myself...
What else.....? The Williamson law firm's superbowl party is this weekend, so the preparations are under way. The invites have been sent out, the caterer hired, and the booze purchased. All that remains is to anxiously wait and see if people show up. I think there will be a decent turnout, although the "no kids" provision on the invitation may cause some problems for people who have to find babysitters.
Also, my parents are coming to town this weekend. I think it should be ok. They're only coming for about 24 hours, arriving late Saturday morning. Still, there's always that little twinge of stress when I know they're coming, knowing that the house needs to be really clean and that I'm likely to be interrogated about my life and career over the course of the visit. I feel bad for even feeling stressed b/c they always say that's the last thing they want, but I think it's unavoidable. The parent/child dynamic is never going to change. Maybe I can just get 'em drunk.
That's it for now. Touching scene last night during the State of the Union between the family of that serviceman who had been killed in Iraq and the Iraqi woman who got to vote for the first time. Somehow, though, I bet that soldier's family still wants their son back.