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  1. Avatar Miss Mary
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    I’m going to Ashland, Oregon!!!

    I can’t wait to see my old college campus and wander around downtown next to the Shakespeare Festival! I’m going to hit all the restaurants I used to love when I was going to school there, and the comic book shop, of course! Maybe I’ll see a play at the college or one of the smaller theaters in town. Or catch at movie at the indy theater I worked at while going to school. Oh, I want to do the walk on that gorgeous boardwalk next to the river and go to the beautiful park right downtown. Oh, and I want to hit all the of wineries to stock up before I go home! There’s so much to do!

    Also, my little brother lives there with his family now. I’ll crash at their place, I guess. 😉 My sister is going to have her second baby shower, so that will be fun too.

    How nerdy is it to hit the bookstore and stock up on gear with your college’s name on it when you graduated like six years ago?Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    The Friends of the SF Public Library is having one of their massive book sales this weekend.

    As I alluded to last a few weeks ago, I was laid off on March 18th in a staff reduction. My office mate lost her job as well. The whole thing took 18 minutes from being called down to HR to being out the door. So I am regrouping. The legal job market still seems anemic. My dad raised the possibility of starting a firm with him and Lee and possibly one of Lee’s friends but I would need income in the meantime.

    I have had way too much stop and start over the past four years.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Saul Degraw
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      That sucks. Putting up a shingle with your family, though, sounds like a pretty terrifying yet sweet setup.

      You go from being laid off to being made a full partner.Report

    • Avatar aaron david in reply to Saul Degraw
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      I am really sorry to hear that @saul-degraw, I too have been laid off and boy does it suck.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw in reply to aaron david
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        @aaron-david

        Thanks Aaron. What the firm seems to have done is laid off three lawyers from the Bay Area office and hired two lawyers for out of state offices. A business decision through and through.Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Saul Degraw
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      Good luck, man. A couple things: because you were laid off, you are almost certainly eligible both for unemployment insurance and for redeployment programs under WIOA and I’m sure some California statutes as well. Also, the most important factor in finding a new job is recent full-time employment, so it should be easier this time around.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw in reply to Chris
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        @chris

        Thanks. Sadly this is not my first time on unemployment in the past four years. So I am a bit of an old pro at this thanks to recession and changes in the legal economy.

        I am not sure what kind of WOIA program is good for someone with two advanced degrees though.Report

    • Avatar Chip Daniels in reply to Saul Degraw
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      @saul-degraw

      I know that feeling all too well. Although employed at the moment, I have endured 3 rounds of layoffs over the past 20 years, and had to jump hastily a few others, when I could sense a work slowdown approaching.

      Which illustrates the modern gig economy. White collar professionals like architects and lawyers are the poster children of Doing It Right, the guys other people point to as exemplars of How To Create A Secure Future.

      Yet my job isn’t any more secure than the janitorial gig I did in college. It pays more, when I get it. IF I get it, IF the bouncing ball stops on red instead of black.

      Like I mentioned before, how do we make a life plan, how do we make sense of our lives and make commitments with this sort of volatility?

      Dynamism and opportunity have a flip side, which is volatility and risk. Yet we rarely hear anyone talk about the concept of and economy with too much “opportunity”, or an excess of “dynamism”.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Saul Degraw
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      I’m very sorry to hear it, Saul.Report

  3. Avatar Kim
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    Discovering whether the doctors have seen fit to hold my husband captive or not.
    Spoiler Alert: it would be a bad idea to do so. They know this.Report

  4. Avatar Reformed Republican
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    On Sunday Night it is the GRANDADDY OF THEM ALL!!!! WRESTLEMANIA!!!!

    I am driving to Dallas on Sunday to see it live. It will be my second Wrestlemania in person. My first featured the retirement of Ric Flair and a pyro mishap that injured audience members on the other side of the stadium.Report

  5. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    I am judging for the state science fair. I’m waiting for the bus to take me downtown so I can catch a ferry to Bremerton. Got the grade school kids this afternoon, then the high school kids tomorrow (gonna stay the night at the Navy Lodge).Report

  6. Avatar Maribou
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    I think I’ll mostly be spending the weekend recovering from dental surgery and snuggling with the cats. The surgery really wasn’t that bad but I keep dozing off any time I’m not actively moving around (yes, this makes work difficult) – so apparently I need some recuperation time.

    Plus chores.

    It should be nice.Report

  7. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    Done judging the science fair. Anyone interested in a post/report of the experience, complete with an epiphany regarding education funding?Report

  8. Avatar aaron david
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    Just got back from a weeks vaca on the coast. Quite nice!Report

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