Sunday, December 20, 2009


I stopped blogging before my bar exam, but then got busy starting my new law practice, blah blah blah. You know how it goes.

However, I intend to recommence blogging with a goal of making at least one post per week starting the 1st week of January 2010.

I'm not really sure what the theme will be. This blog started out as a travelogue (see Summer of 2007). It then transitioned into a forum for my opinions about life (see Winter of 2008) and then into a sort of food blog (see Fall of 2008).

It will probably continue to be a melange of all of the former, including starting up with the My Kitchen, My World blogging group. Of course, I'll probably also have some new material about what it is like to be a new attorney and law firm owner.

More "Roxanne's Road Rules" coming soon.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Evils of Spell Check

Marlo and I were IMing this evening from two different rooms (beats yelling across the house).

I admit to her that I don't know a function on my computer.

She writes, "Your dumb."

I retort, "At least I know the contraction to "you are" is "you're."

It's almost as good as when we were doing some college applications for her this afternoon and she tried to convince me that gospel is spelled gosspil.

Good grief! Spell check has destroyed the spelling capacity of an entire generation.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bar Exam Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday is the bar exam.

It's nearly 9:00 p.m. Monday night and I've finally stopped cramming. If I don't know a subject or rule by now, I'm not gonna. I've just got to trust that the amount that I do know is sufficient and not worry about the things I don't know. (At least, unless and until someone proves that worrying spontaneously converts to unlearned knowledge).

Cross your fingers for me.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Letter to the Editor Published

I had a letter to the Editor published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on January 27th. I had no idea! I only found it because I decided to google my name and see what came up out of curiosity.

You can read the letter here (but take warning that it is political and likely to tick you off if you don't believe in the rule of law or that our country should abide by the Convention Against Torture that we signed and ratified).

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Update on the Update

Ok, I finally finished law school and somewhat recovered my health after being ill most of the fall. Marlo turned 18 and I turned 40. Goodbye 2008.

I'm now studying for the bar exam. After 3 years of law school and tens of thousands of dollars, it still takes another three grand and a preparation course to pass the bar. The exam is four weeks away.

There is good news on the horizon though. In between taking the bar in February and getting the results in May (yes, it really does take that long), I'll be taking Marlo to France for two weeks and will be sure to take pictures and blog about our trip.