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!