Motion Granted

File Oct 05, 7 40 35 PMI imagine it’s really frustrating when your lawyer tells you,

“There’s no way to know what will happen; it could go either way.”

Well, that’s what I’ve been telling my client for the last week. It really could have gone either way. I don’t have a crystal ball to see how it’s going to go before the hearing, and, contrary to popular belief, there is no legal magic wand that makes miraculous things happen just because you hired a lawyer.

So we showed up for the hearing this morning, and without much fanfare, it went our way. Now it wasn’t the most complex legal argument I’ve ever made. In fact, it wasn’t really based on law at all; it was based on fairness and equity[1]. I said my piece, opposing counsel said his, and then the judge, quite summarily said “Well, I’m going to grant it.” Major milestone of my legal career? Definitely not, but it made a huge difference to my client, and that felt good.[2]

To:                  Alleged Blog Readers
From:             WineEsquire
Date:               October 5, 2015
Wine:             Ehhhh Italian Rosso
In honor of my successful lawyer day, my plan was to come home and drink a great bottle of wine. But then I didn’t get home till 7. And Husband had to work late. And I didn’t have any good food to eat. So I opened up a cheapo. Sometimes cheapos are great. Sometimes they’re bad. Sometimes, they’re just, Eh. This one was Eh. It pairs well with my Eh dinner of split pea and ham soup.[3]

Sharpie markers and flowers on the nose. Wine on the palate. A good, non-descript table wine. Yep.

Now on to the X-Files[4].


Lawyer Footnotes
[1] Which usually gets you nowhere.
[2] As we left the courthouse she said, “Is it too early for margaritas?” My kind of lady.price chopper
[3] Actually, the soup is delicious and it was homemade by none other than…you guessed it…Price Chopper. #favoritestore When are they going to make me a brand ambassador?? Hello, Price Chopper Corporate, I’m over here!
[4] Prior to a few weeks ago, I’d never seen an episode. Husband was a fan back in the 90s, so when there was nothing on Netflix, we decided to give it a try. I’m now obsessed. I can’t believe I went so long without Mulder and Scully in my life. Can we talk about the time that Scully got abducted by aliens and Mulder didn’t really care for an entire episode, so he put her FBI badge into an X Files filing cabinet and went and had sex with a vampire. I mean, WTF!? Really?? #WheresScullyX-filesascension

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