Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Resolutions, what resolutions?

So the holidays have come and gone. Again. And once again, I have made lots of resolutions for the New Year. And pretty much broken them in record time.

First there was the ‘don’t procrastinate’ resolution. Done by 10:00am on January 1.

The next to go was the ‘be more assertive’ resolution. It made it all the way until noon.

Finally, the ‘work out more’ resolution died sometime today. I don’t know if it was when I was sluggish this morning (and promptly procrastinated, pushing the workout back until the afternoon), or if it officially died when I suddenly remembered to look at the application for the Federal Bar.

Good thing, too. The application for the mass admission ceremony was due at 4:30 today. Unfortunately, although I had all the materials together for the application, I didn’t have a check to pay the $150 admission fee, nor did I have the time to head up to my apartment, grab the checkbook, and head back downtown. So I opted to walk over the Federal Court Building, and take my chances. I was hoping that I could pay cash or use a credit card. At worst, I’d beg and ask them to take the application today, and payment tomorrow. That last option had little chance of success (my boyish charm having long since vanished), but I’d try anyway – I was desperate, not wanting to go back to the attorney who wrote my recommendation and ask for another copy. Or explain why, though he wrote the recommendation a month before it was due, I didn’t get around to getting the application out until the absolute last day.

In the end, they took my credit card. In nine days, I’ll be a member of the Federal bar as well. And a little bit poorer.

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