Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Odds and Ends

While sitting in on a prep session with one of our experts this afternoon, I experienced what it feels like to contribute independent critical thought to the big-firm legal process, to have my contributions appreciated, and to be able to learn by watching more experienced lawyers in practice; three experiences that are basically non-existent in my work under Dragon Lady. It was a refreshing change of pace.

Raj is going to the gym tonight, but I can't because I have a number of things to take care of before I go home, and for the moment I'm not feeling bad about it, berating myself for "getting fat" or feeling miserable because I'm still at the office. I wished him a good work-out and we agreed to meet at home later, then went back to being productive. I'm not sure why I handled that well tonight...but I'm proud of myself. Go me! I think it has to do in part with the fact that I had a productive day and am not intensely stressed out. Life is so much better in DL's absence.

I finally got my bloglines and del.icio.us accounts up and running (although I have nothing tagged yet in del.icio.us because I can't download the dang button onto my work computer). I find that it's difficult to keep up with blog-reading because my time is so limited. Most days I feel like it's quite an accomplishment if I post something on Buttercup & Bean; I'm a superstar if I also check out and comment on some of favorite blogs like Strange Dark Gypsy Girl, The Star Shine Report, Words Thoughts Nonsense, and She's A Betty.

I finally booked by airline ticket to Detroit for a wedding next weekend. I also mentally picked out my outfit for the wedding, an all-important step. I think I'm going with my little black dress. It's a 4 pm wedding, with an evening reception following the ceremony, so I think black will be ok. I'm in need of some sexy new shoes, so may have to go shopping for a bit this weekend. No problem with that on my end!

I'm looking for the apartment organization ideas to cleverly revamp my and Raj's teeny, tiny New York apartment. Send me your ideas and if I use them I'll post before and after shots with a link to your blog!

I'm finally going to catch the Project Runway reunion episode tonight at 11 pm. I can't wait! And then tomorrow we find out who wins. Michael! Michael! Michael! If not Michael, then anyone but Jeffrey!


amy said...

I think everyone I know watches Project Runway by me. Hope you are having a good day. IM just browsing blogs of people who have signed me blogs

Gypsy said...

Hooray for a productive and satisfying day! I know those are few and far between when DL is there. The hag.

Thanks for the shout-out! :)

Oh, and you might like this site for apartment ideas: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

gravelly said...

Black is ALWAYS in style for weddings! You will look beautiful, Buttercup!

wordnerd said...

Hey Buttercup! Thanks for the shoutout...you know I LOVES ya too!

I agree with gravelly about the little black dress, you simply can't go wrong!

YAY for the good day! Gotta have a few good ones every once in awhile...makes the bad ones almost seem worth it!

Have a good one my friend!

InterstellarLass said...

Michael is an awesome designer. But I love Jeffrey. I have a major crush on him. I wish I could dress like a rockstar!

And hip-hip-hooray for shoe shopping! I think I have a gift-certificate that needs spending somewhere!

Tracy said...

"I also mentally picked out my outfit for the wedding, an all-important step."

Buttercup, you're a girl after my own heart!

Thanks for the link today!!! I love your blog, too!

Buttercup said...

Amy - Thanks for coming by. PJR is awesome!

Gypsy - Love the site! My apt is SO far away from that. Man do I have a lot of work to do.

Gravelly - Sweet, little black dress it is. (Raj say she likes it too!)

Wordnerd - Thanks for the good wishes and dress support!

Lass - You have a crush on Jeffrey! OMG, I can't believe it! I'm watching the conflict b/w him and Laura as I write this. How exciting!

Tracy - You too!