the city chicken

Rooster in the Coop!
05 29 2009, 2:35 pm
Filed under: daily grind, moving

I’ve been lacking in updates lately but can you blame me? 

Bar review began this Tuesday, I have a trial coming up, oh, and did I mention Brian lives with me now??

Yup, we got Brian almost all moved in on Saturday. He is still paying rent on the old place for a couple weeks – his old roomie is still there until the 10th so we haven’t gotten everything out of there yet, but all of the important stuff has been moved. 

We utilized a storage unit because my place is fairly small but I am pretty impressed with how well everything has fit so far. We are making it work. We are getting ourselves situated with the new arrangement and it is going along fine. The only clear downside I have noticed so far is that the housework, dishes, and just general daily upkeep has tripled. If I were to just toss my clothes from the day on the floor or bed in the evening like I used to, things would get out of control in no time. I’ve worked hard so far to keep the place as well organized as I can and it seems to be working out pretty well.

Things are good otherwise. This is going to be a very busy summer with studying for the bar but so far it hasn’t been too bad. I am sure things will start to get hectic this weekend/next week. 


Well, I wish I was better at updating but right now I need to do some cleaning, check on supper, and organize a plan for weekend studying.



Today blew
05 19 2009, 1:18 am
Filed under: daily grind

Today was a fairly crap day. . . frustrating and lame.  I thought about telling you all about it, I’ve decided it isn’t worth reliving in too much detail but here are the highlights: 

multiple technological issues from printer to phone to computer,

having to smile and make small talk with guy who deferred me from job,

bumping into the girl who I think got my job,

deposing incompetent detective from hell,

and having to haul a 35 lb box across 3 city blocks in a skirt and heels.

All while in the midst of the most mind-blowing cramps and back ache known in PMS history.

Needless to say, I was not a pleasant camper today.

Fortunately, after a long afternoon nap, I have managed to be fairly productive tonight getting the rest of my packing complete.

Now I just need to get to bed and forget this whole lame day.

05 1 2009, 8:11 am
Filed under: daily grind, Oliver

Not much going on around here this morning. I’m getting ready for some taped statements later today. Oliver is sick. I came home yesterday and he greeted me at the front door with a meek “arg”, one of his eyes total glued shut with goo. 

I hauled my little pirate off to the vet and we came home with an arsenal of all things cats hate; the pink stuff that usually ends up all over me rather than in the cat, ear drops for both ears, and an eye SALVE. Yea, try holding open a cats eye so you can smear something on it – that is going over real well.


He seems a little less lathargic this morning fortunately. Yesterday afternoon he was like a limp rag. 


Otherwise, I’ll be doing taped statements today and then studying the rest of the weekend for my final final on Tuesday!

Oliver has left The City Chicken
04 18 2009, 11:35 pm
Filed under: daily grind, Oliver

Just hours after his latest episode of the Daily Dish, Oliver made the decision to leave my blog and create his own space on the web: The Daily Dish. He told me that I wasn’t updating enough for him and it was holding his creative juices back. Good for him . . . 

He is currently chilling on the couch, flipping between CNN and Fox, taking notes on various stories for his next post. I’m guessing he will not be updating much while I’m taking my finals – he often helps me stay organized around here. But we’ll see how he does staying on top of his own little web blog.

As for me, I am just thinking about going to bed. I had a pretty productive day today but Monday is going to be SUPER busy for the clinic. Tomorrow I head to Brian’s family gathering for the April birthdays and then I will be right back here creating deposition questions.

Good evening ya’ll!

Time for a real update!
04 4 2009, 5:07 pm
Filed under: daily grind, Uncategorized

I can’t believe that a whole MONTH passed in between my last two posts! It is amazing how fast time flies. The reason for the lack of updates is that the last month has been downright painfully busy. Things aren’t going to get much easier any time soon either. 

Brian and I went over to the hospital a few nights this past week to visit his dad. On Monday, Brian’s father had some pretty major surgery. While I doubt if having to have surgery is ever a “good” thing, his went really well. He is ahead of schedule recovery wise and is leaving the hospital tomorrow.  We are all just thrilled he is doing well and are just hoping things continue on this very positive path.

Things are looking good on the job front – I don’t really like to discuss that stuff too much on the blog for privacy reasons but just in case anyone is curious, I am well into the interviewing process and I am feeling pretty good about it. 

I managed to log quite a few hours at the clinic this week – the two cases I currently have both should provide me with quite a bit of work which is something I am pretty happy about. 

Moot court is over with for anyone who was following that story. I can’t say I wound up unscathed though. The competition itself was fine – it was well run, competetive yet fun, and I received some great critiques from the judges which I always appreciate. The entire process of getting to the competition though and the arrangements I had while in NY left something to be desired. It isn’t a complicated story, but it would involve me complaining a lot and I’d like to avoid being “that person”. I’m just trying to pretend that whole thing never happened and move on with my semester!

Speaking of my semester, it is almost over!!! WOohoo! Just 2 weeks of classes left and then about three weeks until finals AND graduation are all done with. Sadly, that won’t be the end of school for me. Due to some issues with clinic hours, I had to back up my graduation date until August. I don’t have to take any additional classes or anything, I still walk in May, AND I will still be able to take the July bar exam – I just will have an August date on my diploma rather than a May date. 

Well, I am getting in loads of clinic hours this weekend and preparing for another interview later this week (which is basically a portion of a mock trial) so I will continue to do that. 


Moving on and up
02 19 2009, 9:14 am
Filed under: daily grind

Yesterday’s post was kind of a cop-out. I needed to update but I really didn’t have the time or the inspiration to do it. So here is a bit more of a “diary” entry:


Life is coming at me full speed ahead and I don’t see it letting up anytime soon. For the next few weeks my life is going to be all about moot court and in mid-march I will be heading to New York with my MC partner to compete. I really want to do well, not just for me, but because my partner picked me and this is really his thing. 

I will be returning home from NY on Brian’s birthday (March 15) which we will likely celebrate on an alternative date considering my flight arrives rather late at night. March 16th starts spring break which for me will be filled (praying) with clinic hours and writing my graduation paper (like a thesis). 

School in general is going well – I am still nervous about clinic hours and I would rather die than not graduate in May because of it. However, the case I was recently assigned will likely go to trial so that should eat up some serious hours. Otherwise, admin law is going really well, closely held puts me to sleep and I have no clue wtf is going on in there, and secured transactions is surprisingly smooth . . . except for the fact that the professor is giving me an ulcer!

In the non-school world: Oliver is sitting right next to me now and looking a tad crabby. I haven’t been around much and I think he is irked about it. If all goes as planned, Brian will be moving in with me in May. Because May is such an insane time of the year for me, we will likely rent a storage unit in April sometime and slowly move some of our things into it that we won’t need or will be taking up too much precious space while we live in this apartment. It will only be a couple of months here and then we can get into a place that is a bit larger and has a better set up. I think we are pretty well sold on one of the apartments we found and we will likely sign up for their future resident’s program here soon.


Well, at the moment that is all I can think of and it is probably enough reading anyhow. Hope you are all doing well!

01 28 2009, 1:59 pm
Filed under: daily grind, weather


Well today has been UBER productive. I find snow days a reason to tell mother nature to blow it up her caboose. Damn near a foot of snow has fallen and I have been doing homework, calling family members and gathering a slew of recipes, I cleaned all of the kitchen cupboards, . . .


I have done three loads of dishes, had an early lunch, made a conference call to a professor, and ran out to Office Max for a bigger binder and four bottles of diet coke – all before 12:30pm!

The ride out was the best – cleaning off the car is always a bit of a bitch but I got it done and remained dry and warm (it is the “fluffy” stuff). It is always kind of humorous to drive around in this stuff and I find it pretty fun if the roads are clear of other drivers – I managed to find one parking lot to play in on my way to the Office Max. 🙂

Now I am back home, doing a bit more homework and hoping to tackle the bedroom later today. Gotta love them snowdays 😉