Friday, May 23, 2008

True Story

Tonight after my bar review class (seven hours of Wills and Trusts is not good for the soul) I was dying for a donut from Starbucks. You know, one of the chocolate old-fashioned ones. It was evening and when I saw that there weren't any in the display window, I asked the woman behind the counter if they had any. I guess she was just putting them away because she had them on the counter. She asked, "Do you really like donuts at this time of day?" I replied, "Lady, I like donuts any time of day," except I don't think I called her lady, and she might have been a man.

Am I just crazy? What's wrong with a donut at 7:00 at night?

Don't tell Christina about this. I told her I didn't have anything to eat. Good thing she doesn't read this (her!) blog.

Strangely enough, 40 minutes later I ordered a churro at Baja Fresh and no one batted an eyelash.

Related Video: True Faith by New Order (Is it just me or is New Order way awesomer if you don't watch their videos? Am I right?)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Salute to the Negro Leagues Day at Nationals Park

We went to a Nationals game a week ago and had a great time. It was "Salute to the Negro Leagues Day" at the park. They had a few of the Negro League stars and representatives of others, including the great grandson of the Homestead Grays own Josh Gibson. The Nats played the Pirates, and, as you will recall, the Homestead Grays made their home in Pittsburgh before moving to Washington, D.C. keeping the name "Homestead" Grays. Thus both teams that day were the Grays. It was really cool.

Here are a few of the many pictures we took. It's a beautiful park. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the look and feel of the place. I've heard complaints that the outside of the stadium leaves something to be desired, especially given the exterior look of a lot of the great new ballparks (and, of course, the old ones), but really, no one is going to be looking at the outside of it. The main entrance (shown in this first picture) is from the direction of the Metro coming from left center field. I really doubt many fans will even be seeing much of the "front" of the building.

So, I'm really pleased with it. I look forward to spending many a Summer night there (and hopefully few Summer days...the game we went to was an afternoon game on May 3rd and it was hot [with "two ts" as Letterman's intern Lyle might say]).

One thing though, why does the Pope get the whole stadium and all the Mormon missionaries get is lousy Section 230?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Something Actually Relevant to Finals

I'm studying for finals and, I kid you not, I just read this line in my estate planning textbook:

A 'flip unitrust' (FLIPCRUT) is a unitrust that begins as a NIMCRUT or NIOCRUT and, after a trigger event, flips to a fixed-percentage CRUT.

Henkel, Katherine G. Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, 33-4.

I'm just gonna assume that I can get away with knowing about CRUTs and CRATs and skip memorizing the FLIPCRUT and NIMCRUT jazz. Am I right people?

Friday, May 02, 2008

A Short Finals Diversion

"If You Don't Know Me By Now" by David Brent
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