Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Everyone has their Christmas traditions in terms of what films they watch, and mine is like half of America's: watching a Charlie Brown Christmas (with popcorn and hot chocolate). Given how popular it is, I'm always amused to read how the network executives were originally horrified by the show, with jazz score, lack of laugh tracks, and - oh, yes - Scripture reading. (Execs would still be horrified today by that last.) But of course, those are the very reasons it became so beloved. And the message against commercialism is only more relevant today.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Not as SAD

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving - I enjoyed the vacation days and had a very nice holiday eating good food (everything from turkey to ceviche) and watching football (the biggest reason I love fall). Aside from that, however, I have been more listless and down for several weeks, struggling, as I customarily do, to adjust to the time change. For some reason it's just difficult to adjust to it getting dark before five, and my situation at work, while pleasant enough in terms of the actual work I am doing, has been less than ideal lately in terms of interaction with other associates and team members (because, in short, there aren't any I work with here). So I have resolved, in the last few days since I realized what was going on (I never remember that I get affected by S.A.D. until a few weeks after I've gotten mildly depressed), to make a positive change to regain focus and energy - not sleeping in, exercising more, working harder, being more social with family and friends outside of work, and finally looking forward to the big change coming up in a few more weeks: we are moving to Texas in January! So, Irishlaw will be soon be a Domer in Dallas, not D.C. I'm excited about the professional opportunities this transfer will create for me at the firm - to work more directly with other practice group members - and I think for the long term, it should be a great place to settle down and start a family.

Still have posts to write on football as we move into bowl season (don't you love how all the media still manage to find ways to mention the Irish even when we're so far down the polls, we might qualify for a ranking in I-AA?) and December in the NFL. But first, have to keep my resolution to be more focused at work ... by heading there now. Ciao!