Seven (7) Things About Me
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Sure. First, though, let me identify the photo above – I made that glass bowl at our glassblowing studio a few weeks ago, and it is currently my favorite of my pieces.
Here are 7 random (except not really random) things about me:
1. When I was a little kid, and my Dad’s sailboat was tied to the buoy with the sail fastened down, I would lie on top of the boom with my legs wrapped around it, reading. In the wind the boom would slam back and forth, but I held on tight, and I never lost my page. This terrified my mother, who was convinced that I would fall off and hurt myself. Needless to say, I was fine.
2. One of the first things I can remember about my partner, Dave, is the response he gave when I was discussing the importance of dressing in a professional manner, shortly after we first met. He told me, “Well, I wouldn’t want you to end up in some sort of sartorial star chamber!”
3. I am the one who carried my youngest brother home from the hospital. He’s about 14 years younger than I am, and sometimes I feel I’m more like his wacky young aunt or second mother than his big sister, since we didn’t exactly grow up together the way I did with the older of my younger brothers.
4. I once went bungee-jumping, and sometimes, when I close my eyes, I can still feel the wind in my face and the terror and delight of what it is to fly.
5. I didn’t go to law school because I necessarily wanted to be a lawyer. I went to law school because I thought it would be a fun way to spend three years of my life. I was right.
6. I have a lot of foods I don’t really like – most whole nuts, most mushrooms, oranges in most circumstances, very smelly cheeses, and more. But when I go out to a great restaurant and order a tasting menu, I only tell them my shortlist of things I hate and will never be brave with at all: peanuts, and anything that tastes like licorice (including fennel and anise).
7. A lot of you know this already, but I started my own law firm last year, and it has been a wild and amazing ride ever since. The most satisfying case I have worked on was when I helped defend a man charged with 2nd degree murder based only on DNA evidence, and we won an acquittal. The biggest profile case I have worked on was when I spent several months defending depositions of people who were arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention, as part of helping to represent some of the arrestees in their civil rights case against the City of New York. And that’s not to mention all the family/matrimonial cases, estate planning, discrimination, and other stuff I’ve been doing as part of my general practice since I hung up my shingle last spring. My point is, running a law practice still exhilarates me, it’s going pretty well, and I’m still working hard to continue building my practice. (It is unclear to me whether this paragraph would count as attorney advertising under the most recent NY rules, so I’ll just put in this disclaimer just in case.)
Around this time last year, we were making: Stir-Fried String Beans with Pork and Pork