December 22, 2014

My Top 5 Worst Dates Ever

In preparation for my first wedding anniversary, I thought I would take a trip down memory lane of my crazy, sometimes Nightmare On Single Street, single life.  Let me stress, I am so thankful for my husband.  God sent me my husband after my experiences as a single woman at the right time because after all the toads, Gremlins, three headed demons and others I met along the way of the single life, I sure do appreciate him.

I had many dates in my single life.  Some of them were ok, but a good bit of them ended with me:

Yeah, that bad.  What I can say, I could really pick some weirdos.

December 3, 2014

Why I Quit Practicing Law 2: Colleagues, Or Dirtbags

I remember fondly my second year of law school sitting with my best friend at the time who said to me:

"You know, I never met so many dirtbags in one place until I came to law school."

Oh, truer words were never spoken.  Back in the law school days, I saw future lawyers begin their career of slimebaggery by back signing the roll (ed. quick explanation: in class, you have to sign a roll every day.  You are allowed to miss only so many days of class.  But, certain individuals would sign the roll for the days they missed on a day they were present, therefore, back signing the rolls.  Totally immoral and unethical.), getting into bar fights, getting so sloppy drunk they threw up on themselves, cheating on exams, hiding, you name it.  There were even the douchebags who wore my university's law school gear to the undergrad bars to pick up co-eds.

November 10, 2014

Why I Quit Practicing Law 1: The Unrealistic Client

The recurring topic you will read on this blog are the many, many reasons I left the practice of law.  Yes, I quit after practicing ten years, and yes, it was one of the most difficult and best decisions I have made all bundled into one.  Sure, sucking up the fact that I owed a large amount of money for my law school education, still, and the debts from running my own business was not easy.  Couple this with the fact that realizing I made a mistake - chose the wrong profession and spent so much time trying to convince myself it was the right one - was not a walk in the park.  Nevertheless, when all was said and done, I am now happy and I realized that no amount of money or job was worth living a life without happiness.

I would like to start off my series on why I quit practicing law with one of my favorite topics:
The Unrealistic Client.

While in law school there is little talk about clients.  Clients are those mysterious entities floating around that exist in the cases you read that you spend very little time discussing other than if the Plaintiff or the Defendant prevailed, lost or went directly to jail without passing go.  No, none of the professors or law books discussed if the clients called their attorneys every curse word in the book, or tried to file a complaint about their attorney when the case did not go their way, or if the client always had to be called and "reminded" he or she needed to pay the attorney.  None of those fun stories would be addressed.  Clients are a true enigma in law school, like a ghost flying around the case, but always a friendly ghost, who simply skips along the pages of your law book with not a care in the world.

October 27, 2014

How To Cook Meatloaf That Doesn't Suck

Meatloaf can be, well, gross.  However,  Military Husband and most men love meatloaf.  Now, you might be thinking, "BUT, Mili Wifey, I don't know how to cook!  And I don't want to try cooking meatloaf and end up with some dry, hard meatloaf that my husband/boyfriend/fiance' might chip a tooth on."

That would be NOT #onfleek.

Right.  No worries, my friends.  I am going to share a SUPER easy, idiot proof recipe for meatloaf.  I make this all the time for my husband, and he gobbles it down.  I stole the initial recipe from All Recipes and tweaked it a little bit.  This meatloaf keeps for about 3-4 days in your fridge for leftovers.

And best of all, it is easy to make.  You will look like you really know what you are doing in the kitchen, and not like this: