Update / alt posting schedule
Kris and I picked out Number Two's middle name. Yay, we got the job done. Also, my firm is starting a newsletter and I picked out its name. (Well, OK, to be precise, one of my bosses likes the name that I picked... we'll see what happens.) Anyway, that was cool, too. I like naming things.
Other big news, I ordered a rolodex. Everybody send me your business cards. I got an empty rolodex waiting to be filled.
In the third sphere of life (family, work, school) I'm excited to have begun a new semester and, unlike usual, not suffering from fatigue because (1) I had a restful break, and (2) I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.
Importantly, it appears that of my final crop of profs, all four are going to work out really well. Two practitioners and two academics. Of the practitioners, one is full of anecdotes and practice tips, the other is tax-code-guru guy. Of the academics, one is at the beginning of her career and the other is toward the end of his. All in all a good mix.
I'm so glad they aren't duds. Not that a lot are. I just can't deal with dud professors like I used to be able to. I can't fake it anymore; I've been at this too long now. (It's my ninth year of post-secondary education.) Luckily, UW Law rarely let you down.
And that due date is right
around the corner. In anticipation of the craziness to come, I might try to implement a new posting policy
along the lines of what Posner and what's-his-name
set up on their blog. Initially, they posted just once a week, on Mondays. Not sure if they still do that anymore, because I don't usually read their stuff.(*) But that sounds like a good idea. I like being on a schedule, at least for a while.(**) I will try to post once each weekend, probably Sunday night, for the next month and see how that goes.
I will make an exception to the new posting regime under certain extraordinary circumstances... birth announcements, new Suzanne Vega albums, my tax grade comes online, etc.
By the way, once we have a baby around here keeping us up at night and the no-sleep schedule
kicks in, I'll have more time on my hands. That should allow me to begin posting more often again. It'll be a running document of my deteriorating state as the long-term sleep deprivation takes hold.
Life, As Is, an adventure.
* But it's not bad, check this out (it's what's-his-name, not Posner):
"Compensatory" damages are supposed to compensate individuals for their losses from medical malpractice, and other careless or reckless behavior. In practice, they commonly refer to the loss of earnings due to injury or death from such actions. Yet the correct measure of compensatory damages should equal what individuals are willing to pay to avoid death or the injuries in question. The value placed on loss of life, or on substantial disabilities, are usually many times greater than the loss in earnings.That's interesting, no? His point sounds obvious when you read it. But he is, of course, in the course of these four sentences, turning conventional wisdom on its head. Humph.
** Because I'm doing footnotes: did you know that awhile means "for a while"? So if you write for awhile you're actually writing "for for a while." You can do it if you want, I'm not stopping you.