Friday, February 1, 2008

Call me "Perry Mason."

I am sick and logged in and working from home today. The week started with me feeling really nauseous (no, I am not pregnant, although this seems to be everyone's first question when I say I feel like I am going to puke). Halfway through the week, I managed to get some ear and throat congestion to top it all off. I am a variety pack of disease.

Other than being a sickie, the week was actually pretty good. I was a real lawyer this week! Tuesday, I went to court (all by myself!) for two hearings, and we won both! Wednesday and Thursday was the deposition of the Plaintiff in one of my cases. I had prepared the outline and exhibits, and halfway through the deposition on Wednesday, the senior attorney took a break and let me take over the rest of the day! On Thursday, I took the entire day! It's pretty rare a lowly junior associate like yours truly gets so much experience in such a big firm so early on, so this was very exciting for me!

I have to admit, even though our Plaintiff was quite sympathetic, I thought the deposition was a blast. I called my dad on my drive home Wednesday and said, "Dad, do you realize I have found a job where I actually get paid to grill people?! This is amazing!" He chuckled at this. I'm sure he was thinking of all the times I argued with him as a teenager and was slightly relieved that I have managed to turn my argumentative nature into a career.

That's pretty much it for the week (how sad that it can be summarized in three paragraphs, two about work). I am hoping I feel better for the weekend. It's actually stopped raining, so it would be sad to have to stay home all weekend. My lovely-but-crazy Uncle Paul is visiting this weekend, so hopefully I will get to meet up with him!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

YAY for your first adventure as a "real lawyer." Double YAY for loving what you do!

Feel better.

R said...

This post gives me hope for Lil' Man. Maybe all the arguing will pay off some day. ;)

Big congrats to you for your victories! It must be so exciting. :) Feel better soon.

WeezerMonkey said...

Hi, Perry!

wan-nabe said...

oh, boo to being sick! i hope you feel better soon. snuggle up in a nice blanket and a pair of sweats. that always makes me feel better :)

dapotato said...

yay for you! i love when my friends are living out their calling. i hope you feel better soon.

angel said...

get well soon! xoxo

Nanette said...

Chiming in super mega late, but I hope you're feeling better!

Sarah said...

Hey Miss Jen!

Congrats on your day! Now that you are settled in to your new home and the holidays are over, you and Josh need to come over sometime . . . let's plan this!

Have a great Friday!

Best,
Sarah

Winnie said...

Yay for the victories as a "real lawyer"!