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Well, the case I've been working my butt off on for the past two weeks has settled at the eleventh hour -- jury selection was today, and trial was set to start on Monday. On one hand, this is a very good thing. The settlement was on our terms, as far as I know, and now I don't have to work this weekend or over my vacation like I was going to have to if this thing went to trial. So this is good. It's good!

On the other hand...here I am going all emo for a bit. )

This is completely unrelated to everything else, but I had a nicely surreal experience on the drive in to work this morning. I was sitting at the corner, waiting for the light to change so I could turn onto First, and I happened to glance over to the bus stop there and saw...a man dressed in a Star Wars t-shirt, white jeans, and a skullcap (?!), doing what was either very enthusiastic tai-chi, or incredibly bad kung-fu. Or demented karate. I honestly don't know the difference, especially not with the way he was doing it. He was doing that thing where you jump and spin and do a side kick? And then he crouched and did something all fwooshy with his hands? And then karate chops? I...I don't even know. At the BUS STOP.

It was a very "if it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college" moment*. I have a lot of those in Portland.

Bus stop ninja wannabes. O...kay.

*Reference to a very funny stand-up bit by Lewis Black. Google it if you want the context.
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I'm only halfway through my first cup of coffee, and I'm already bored out of my skull. There's nothing to do today. It's odd, because last week I barely had time to breathe, much less be bored, but that case settled and apparently that was the only major thing going on, because...damn. Things are slooooow. I was only able to bill about 1.7 hours yesterday, which utterly sucks -- on average, we're supposed to shoot for 5.5, and while we aren't penalized if we don't make our hours for the month, it circles back around to bite us in the ass come bonus time. The more hours you bill, the better your bonus.

Somebody needs to sue somebody else, dammit. I need work that I can bill to a client.

This isn't to say that I haven't been keeping myself occupied, but non-billable work is inherently more boring than billable stuff. To keep my brain amused, I've been figuring out how secure our building would be in the event of a massive zombie attack. Here's what I have so far:


EDIT: I have something to do! YES! It's a human Google project and is boring as fuck, but it's billable and it will probably take me all day, and that's all I care about at this point. Hooray, kinda!
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I snagged the last cheese bagel from the break room.



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