Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Kurt Vonnegut at the Blackboard - Lapham’s Quarterly

Kurt Vonnegut at the Blackboard - Lapham’s Quarterly

My husband sent this link to me years ago. I go back and read it every so often. Kurt Vonnegut graphs the plot structures and story arcs (if any) of several famous works. The lesson culminates in an enlightening discussion of Shakespeare's Hamlet. I never really got into Hamlet in high school or college. To be honest, I'm just not that interested in Shakespeare in general. However, after reading Vonnegut's take on Hamlet, I decided to re-read it. I can't say that I suddenly fell in love with the play, but I can say that I appreciate it more. The only thing that might make me fall in love with it is Hamlet himself, who happens to look just like Ryan Gosling, showing up at my door with freshly baked cookies and a Starbucks gift card.

Friday, December 23, 2011

kid movies rock

Add this one to the list of why motherhood is awesome:

You get to watch cartoons.

My son and I have watched so many different films the past four years that I would have never discovered as non-parent. How to Train Your Dragon, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Tangled, Kung Fu Panda, Monster House...

The last scene in Kung Fu Panda 2 makes me so excited to see Kung Fu Panda 3! And maybe I'm just a nerd, but Zak Galifianakis as Humpty Dumpty in Puss in Boots? Genius!

I would ask my legions of followers to post in the comments their favorite children's movie, but, you know, I don't have any:(

Thursday, December 22, 2011

why I hate being a divorce attorney...

1. People cry in front of you a lot.
2. You have to do math (for stuff like equalizing assets, dividing vested retirement funds, calculating someone's non-marital interest in real estate, etc.).
3. You have to demand that your fees be paid in full and promptly even though you know for a fact your client can't even afford to pay child support.
4. You watch children being uprooted and thrown into the wreckage.
5. Judges sh**t all over you.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

my first

My very first blog. It's about time. I hope to use this blog to chronicle my querying adventure!