Will it Ever be My last day?
It is 4:39 pm and I just got a call from court saying that I can put a plea on for this Wed. at 8:30 am. Yippee. NOT! I mean, its good that I’m closing out cases, etc., but when am I ever going to get around to packing? Good thing husband is home and getting stuff in order because honestly, my desk is as bad today as it was last week when I told all of you how it was. This is craziness and I think at some point I’m just going to have to take these boxes and fill them with my crap.
Speaking of crap, I had a very nice going away luncheon today. We were sitting in our office meeting when all of a sudden there was a massive delivery of food. Two large pizzas, chicken parm, salad, soda. It was very nice. This was followed by presentation of gifts to the baby notguilty. I got a f-ing kickass nameplate. Now, mind you, this is not a “I charge reasonable rates for a felony” nameplate. This is a full on “don’t f with me and pay me my exhorbitant fee” nameplate. I am in love with it. I think I want to marry it. In addition, I got a clock with an engraving on it that says something like “for your dedication and hard work, with great thanks, Love K&S;” I’m sure it doesn’t say love but, you know what I mean. Now, I got a clock with engraving when I left the AG, but its a little shitty piece of equipment when compared to this. This is a Timepiece with a capital T. It is dark mahogony (matches the nameplate) with the shiny gold and some sort of intricate inlaid woodwork. Its sweet. Then there were speaches and A cried and K even got misty eyed then I told stories about how when I first got here K said “you know, you can ask for 1k for a misdemeanor” and I got all excited and went home and told husband “can you believe it? 1k for a misdemeanor!!” Now its like, 1k? What? And then I told about how I cried after my first trial when my client was convicted of the lesser counts and how when K and I did a trial against each other before I left the DA’s office he got a stupid piece of evidence in under the “federal forms exception” to the hearsay rule and I was stomping my feet yelling “Judge! there is no such thing!!” Ahh, it was a good afternoon and then I did some more work and now here it is, 4:46 and I’m still plugging away.
Maybe I just can’t bring myself to actually leave because well, I’ve been more or less happy here. It’s been a good run and really, I wouldn’t even be half the lawyer or person I am today if not for the folks here at K&S.; Okay, enough gushing. Back to work.