Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm a very helpful rule

My sister sent me this quiz to determine which federal rule of civil procedure you are(ahh, to be a 1L again). Apparently, she and I are both rule 15, which means that "You're a very helpful rule! You allow the attorney to amend their complaint once as a matter of course at any time before the answer is filed, and also allow amendments in other cases. If a claim relates back to the original transaction or occurrence outlined in the complaint, you can amend the complaint, even though the statute of limitations has run. Like a good friend, you're always there to help out in a bind."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You have been forewarned

You know those signs on the highway - "Accident at exit 12 seek alternate route" type of things- which occasionally will tell you to expect delays because of a "stadium event" or something to that effect? Well, today they had the one on the Baltimore Beltway - Baltimore, mind you - warning drivers to expect delays on 95 and 495 (which is the Capital Beltway, B-more is 695) on January 20 for the inauguration. It's six days in advance and in another city. That's how many people they are expecting. That the back up could already be starting. It's going to be insane.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Mmm, squirrel

Apparently, because of the invading North American grey squirrel overpowering the native British red squirrel, there are people who are trying to get people to eat squirrel meat. So there was an article in the New York Times today about the movement, but there was also this wonderful vignette about buying and preparing squirrel meat. If you can stomach reading the article, it is beyond hilarious.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Puzzle update

Apparently, Southbury, CT is the place to go. S and I were driving home from A/A's house in Massachusetts after new year's and we needed gas (we thought we had enough gas to get back to New Jersey, but we wound up having to stop in Connecticut, where gas is $1.89, instead of $1.50 like in the Garden State. But don't worry, we only bought enough to get us to NJ where we could buy the cheap gas). Anyway, we had to go to the Borders to use the bathroom, and since we were there, we decided to check out the puzzle and game section. There was quite the variety. And now I am contented.