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What have you learned Dorothy?

I'm going to be 52 in a few weeks. Half my life, I've been a Lawyer. Does that define me?

What conclusions have I come up with?

1) No Matter how bad I feel later, a good Hot Dog is worth the pain.
2) Women are much smarter then men. (PS don't tell my wife either number 1 or 2).
3) Our parents learn a lot as we get older.
4) An October sunset, over the skyline of Manhattan is great.
5) Groucho Marx can still bring a smile to my face, but so can Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs.
6) No cookie will ever top the Mallomar.
7) As bad as Ronald Reagan was, it's possible to be worse.
8) We all sell out.
9) Baseball is the only sport worth arguing about.
10) Nobody compares to the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.

I haven't made up my mind whether Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter is the anti-Christ.

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bluedressdevil
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on being a lawyer and whether that defines you as a person.

I struggle with this A LOT and I have only been a lawyer for 4 years. Sometimes I feel like the lawyer part of me is going to swallow up the non-lawyer part of me and I like that person, I don't want her to go away.
jellomarx
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm not doing what I want to do in law. I love the law, ideally I would have been wealthy and spending my time volunteering for the ACLU.

I practice real estate and elder law. As a real estate Attorney, I saw these criminal mortgages. We knew what was going to happen. I justify my participation by knowing none of my clients took them.

About 10 years ago I saw a sign on the subway, "NYU certificate in Elder Law." I took the necessary courses. It's far more fulfilling.
cathy_edgett
Nov. 30th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
So, you and your wife both work to help the elderly, though perhaps, you are working with a younger set of elderly as they prepare financially. I'm glad you find it rewarding.

I don't think your job defines you, though I think it can reward and augment your life.
bluedressdevil
Nov. 30th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
I could have written that first sentence.

Although nowadays it seems more difficult to get to get a legal non-profit job only because there are far less of them than say P.I.

This is the problem I suppose with dreamers going into the law.
jellomarx
Nov. 30th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
I still love the law. I'll research issues that interest me and write about them in communities on LJ. Then I wait for the vitriol of the Libertarians and I say why did I bother.

BTW, I'm reading The Nine. Have you read it? It's great.
bluedressdevil
Dec. 1st, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Yes, my love of the law is the thing I struggle with. Because I love researching the law and writing about it or discussing it. I don't really love the practice of law.

I have not read The Nine, but I added it to my wishlist. I am not permitted to shop for myself so close to the holidays or my family goes nuts.
cathy_edgett
Nov. 30th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
On conclusions -
I decide to check out the Mallomar. I've never had one. I see that they are seasonal. Do you stockpile them?

From Wikipedia - (This is information you probably already know on Mallomars.)

In the US Mallomars [18] are produced seasonally at Nabisco. A circle of Graham cracker is covered with a puff of extruded marshmallow, then "enrobed" in dark chocolate, which forms a hard shell. Mallomars were introduced to the public in 1913, the same year as the Moon Pie (a confection which has similar ingredients). The first box of Mallomars was sold in West Hoboken, NJ (now Union City, NJ). Nabisco discusses it with a short story printed on Mallomar boxes.

Because Mallomars melt easily in summer temperatures, they can become difficult to find during the summer: they are generally available from early October through April. [19]Devoted eaters of the cookie have been known to stock up during winter months and keep them refrigerated over the summer. Seventy percent of all Mallomars sold are sold in metropolitan New York.

According to the box, Mallomars are made in Canada by Kraft Foods. In Canada, these are known as "Dream Puffs."
jellomarx
Nov. 30th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: On conclusions -
No I go through withdrawal symptoms. Reading about them is great, eating them is better. Go out and get a box.
cathy_edgett
Nov. 30th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Re: On conclusions -
Big smile!! I'll check them out though I've never been much of a marshmallow fan. On the other hand, there is a restaurant near us, the Buckeye, that serves a s'more pie. I think you might like that.

Somewhere here I have the recipe, though I'm not sure I can find it in my mess of recipes. I'll share it with you if I do.
luckycee
Dec. 1st, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
Nathans or Hebrew National?
jellomarx
Dec. 1st, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Hebrew National!
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jellomarx
Dec. 1st, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm a long time Yankee fan. The only time that I considered rooting for the Mets was against the Sox in 86.

The only HR that I ever saw Mays hit was as a Met in 72 in Candlestick, believe it or not.

My dad owned a sporting goods store, so I was at 2 WS games in 69, 1 in 73. I've also been to 1 in 99, 2 in 2000 and 1 in 2001.

The two best games that I've ever been to was 1) in April 1970, I saw Seaver strike out 19. and 2) in August 1979- the day of Thurman's funeral, Murcer drove in 5 runs in the 7th and 9th for a 5-4 victory over the Birds.
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