Monday, February 13, 2012


Sometimes you are sitting around in your house and you think, "Hmmm, maybe I should paint my nails like a trashy high schooler. That seems like a fab idea!" So then you do. Yeah, I'm the lawyer with the weird haircut and the trashy nails. But I'm ok with that. I need some fun in my life right now and my silly, trashy nails are fun.
I walked in to meet my 19 year old girl client today and the first thing she said to me was, "You're my lawyer?" I nodded and said that I was, to which she responded, "You're pretty!" in a semi-shocked voice. Apparently, women attorneys aren't expected to be pretty, I guess. Good to know I don't live up to that stereotype.
In other news, I already hate tomorrow and it isn't even here yet. However, because RV is the best best friend ever, she sent me a Valentine's Day gift to my office. It was awesome to get that and made me feel like 800% better. Plus, my gift included awesome new earrings that I plan on wearing tomorrow to ward off bad thoughts and make me feel loved. I have the greatest people ever in my life (and that includes all of you, many of you commenting for the first time to tell me you were thinking of me when YKW first dropped his divorce bomb on me).
I've started keeping a little notebook full of quotes that I find inspirational/uplifting/funny/awesome.  Then, when I am feeling sad or ready to cry (it's annoying how frequently I still feel like crying, even after all this time), I whip out my little notebook, read the collected quotes, and feel better.  So, Monosyllabickers, do you have any suggestions for quotes/sayings you like that I should include in my notebook?


  1. Anonymous10:47 PM

    just because something isn't happening for you right now, doesn't mean that it will never happen

  2. Personally, I think your nails look amazing!! How did you get the line so nice?? When I try to do that, my lines always look like a 5 year old did them. Sigh.

  3. Nickie2:30 PM

    Here are a few of my favorite quotes that I've collected over the years...I hope you like some (or all) of them! <3

    "Your life is in your hands. No matter where you are now, no matter what has happened in your life, you can begin to consciously choose your thoughts, and you can change your life."
    ~ Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

    "It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't know what you CAN'T do yet."
    ~ Farrah Gray

    "Give yourself permission to be a passionate person. Be passionate about anything or anyone you choose, without interference from your inner critic."
    ~ Watne W. Dyre, Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment

    "Failure is an option (innovation requires risk) but fear is not."
    ~ David Holt

    "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not staring."
    ~ Buddah quotes

    "The world is round and the place that may seem like the end may also be the beginning."
    ~ Ivy Baker Priest

  4. Anonymous11:33 AM

    "Everything is going to be all right. Maybe not today, but eventually."

    "Don't believe everything you think."

    "A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything." -Irish proverb

    "I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong."

    "Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it's time to get up."

    "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." -Gloria Steinem

  5. Illegitimi non carborundum - or as I prefer, Nil carborundum bastardi.

    It means, "Don't let the bastards grind you down". I found it very useful on my trip through life.

    Dale Carnegie's book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" also contains many useful suggestions for aphorisms.