Monday, May 22, 2006

My first day!

I had a spectacular day at work today. My first day at my first legal job! I was greeted kindly at the door, directed to my own office, introduced to everyone, and given my first assignment. I spent the day researching. It sounds boring, but it was really fun - I got so into it, I didn't realize it was 2:00pm already, when they took me out to lunch. The people were all really nice to me, and it seriously rocked. I'm sure there will be some tougher, less exciting days ahead, but at least today was great!

In other news, I'm official: check me out in the middle of this page.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

welcome to utah

Rosie and I made it to UT on Wednesday afternoon. It was a long trip, but we broke it up with some really fun (though short) visits with family. We're just about unpacked.

Saw DaVinci Code last night. It was well done, but not as good as the book. The movie felt a little rushed. If you hadn't read the book, the movie might be a bit hard to understand. But I still liked it.

Start work this Monday.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Ding! I'm done!

When I walked out of my last final today, I actually felt giddy. It sounds silly, but I had a smile on my face, and I didn't even mean to. And everyone around me did too. It was such a relief! It's cool that summer's here, and it's job time, and all that good stuff, but just having the pressure of finals off your back really puts you in a good mood. No more studying, no more grade curves, no more heavy books, no more cramming 'til 4am... at least for a few months.

Rosa and I leave tomorrow. Goodbye, amigos! Goodbye, Charlottesville! See you soon...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Took Corporate Finance today, felt good about it. I'm not sure how much I'll ever need to use corporate finance and accounting, but at least now I finally understand my dad's and my brother's jokes. Those guys are pretty funny.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Board. I received a nice phone call today from Deke Sharon, founder and current president of the Contemporary Acappella Society (CASA). They took a vote today, and unanimously voted me in as a member of the society's Board of Directors. This means that in addition to my current duties as a head of one of their programs, I'll also participate in their monthly board meetings online, and their annual board retreat in the SF Bay Area. Sweet.

Bored. I'm studying bond valuation right now. Exciting.

Board. Since it's a lovely, sunny day in Charlottesville, I put on some old shorts, and it turns out they have a hint of sunblock smell on them. I keep getting a whiff every few minutes, and it reminds me of my family's annual summer vacations to the beach at Pajaro Dunes in Monterey Bay. Mmmm.

Friday, May 05, 2006

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

First of all, happy five of may.

Second, congratulations to the Ormsbys for the birth of a reportedly beautiful, healthy baby boy. Tyler Jeffrey Ormsby was born yesterday. Even though he was a few days early, he came in at a hearty 8 lbs 10 oz and just over 21 inches long. Big boy for a little mommy. I hear both are doing well. Congrats to them! And good luck to Matt, who still has two finals left! As I write this, he's sitting in the hospital reading his Criminal Adjudication textbook.

While we're on the subject of babies, Aubrey Anna Scott is growing well and is as beautiful as ever. For like a zillion pictures of her, visit this blog.

Lastly, congratulations to me for being halfway done with finals. I knocked out Constitutional Law on Wednesday and Mass Torts today. Now I'm studying corporate finance, and feeling pretty good about choosing law school over MBA school. :-)

One short week from now, we'll be leaving Charlottesville. I can't believe it! I'm gonna miss my friends here and our funny little apartment. But I'm looking forward to a fun summer with a great firm and cool roommates.

Okay, back to net present value calculations...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

my favorite poem

roses are red,
violets are blue,
some poems rhyme,
but this one doesn't.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Vocal Point crowned World Champs!

After three wins of the ICCA West Region, Vocal Point finally got to go to New York, and they won!!!!! Way to go, boys!

What a trip! Rosa and I got to spend the weekend in New York, eating at some spectacular restaurants, watching the International Championship of High School A Cappella finals, visiting the Empire State Building, walking through Central Park, doing some classic NY shopping, seeing some of the big name law NY firms, and watching Vocal Point win the international title! Their set was fantastic; they were totally on. They even won the award for Most Outstanding Choreography. Words can't describe with a thrilling climax it was to see my boys in blue shirts and ties up on that stage accepting that 1st Place award. The two rows of alumni, friends, and family went nuts when they announced their win. When they were asked to sing an encore, they sang the hymn "It is Well." Perfect!

The after party at T.G.I. Friday's was a blast, and I got to sing with my boys again! So fun!