You’ve Been LAWYERED.

by jen on November 18, 2007

Thank goodness my ISP restored my internet on Friday morning, considering the bar results came out on Friday evening and I really didn’t want to be learning THE FATE OF MY ENTIRE LIFE in Kinko’s, scaring/scarring the struggling actors that spend their evenings there retouching their 1989 headshots using Microsoft Paint with my a) sobbing, or b) mimicry of dancing bunnies.

Instead, safely at home I did both, only the crying was from relief and the dancing more closely resembled a Scottish jig. And it was the cats I scared/scarred.

In any case! I PASSED!! Whee!!!

Which is a good thing because my sister has been telling me I should use Marshall from How I Met Your Mother‘s phrase, “You’ve been lawyered” for months now and I had to grumpily reply, “But I’m NOT ONE YET.”

But now? I plan on using it with abandon. OK, not really, most people hate lawyers, but whee! I don’t have to retake, which, as Christine says, is well, one less thing.

One of the other things I plan on doing is living like an adult again. I’ve lived in this little 1-bedroom apartment with hideous carpet since I broke up with my boyfriend in 2003. Moving here was depressing — I’d left a two-bedroom condo with a fireplace and hardwood floors. I had told myself it was temporary, but then along came law school and holy crap, it’s 2007 and the litter box is still in my pantry. AWESOME.

I’ve had enough. I’m moving.

Also, I’m making holiday cards, yay! Sending them out every year is on my (in serious need of updating) list of 100 Things I Want To Do Before I Die, and have I done it ONCE since I made that damn list? No.

So here I go:

Ignore the weird “u” in “you.” I’m sure something will be off on all my cards, but for now I’m pretending it’s OK because it’s just a prototype.

The inside will read: “…warmth and whimsy for your home and hearth this holiday season.”

I totally thought glitter was dead, but then the new issue of Blueprint had these wonderful glittered candles and I thought, why not?

Also, continuing my love affair with winter root vegetables, I made Honey-Roasted Parsnips (liked ‘em even better than the squash) this evening from Martha’s Everyday Food. Recipe below.

And p.s. My holiday card picture is from long enough ago that it’s in the public domain and I’m not committing a copyright violation in using it. There. You’ve been LAWYERED. Ha. (Don’t hate me.)

Honey-Roasted Parsnips

- 2 1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch lengths on the diagonal
-2 tablespoons olive oil
- course salt and ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon honey

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide parsnips and oil between two rimmed baking sheets and toss. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Roast until parsnips are tender and starting to brown, 35 to 40 minutes, tossing halfway through. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with honey and stir to coat.

Kaitie Tee November 18, 2007 at 9:28 pm


I burst into tears when I saw my own name on the list. They publish the list for everyone to see – I can’t imagine the horror of not passing. Do they do it like that in Cali too?

Michelle November 18, 2007 at 10:46 pm


Congrats on passing the bar!! All your hard work paid off.

Are you staying in So Cal? Or will you be looking for a change in scenery? Either way, good luck with your search.

Dagny November 19, 2007 at 12:03 am

Congrats! I had no doubts that you would pass the bar.

Christine November 19, 2007 at 6:27 am

Hooray! Congratulations a million times over!

We’ve both been lawyered apparently, as New Jersey has decided to overlook my criminal tendencies. Yay!

SpaceCase November 19, 2007 at 7:14 am

Congratulations! I had no doubt. And good luck with the move – it really is amazing how long you can live in a “temporary” place before just saying, “enough!”

-R- November 19, 2007 at 8:02 am

Congratulations! To both you and Christine!

You should see the looks we sometimes get from people when they find out my husband and I are both lawyers. Like we are evil freaks of nature. Oh well! From now on, I will just say, “You’ve been lawyered!”

Penny November 19, 2007 at 9:54 am

don’t say “you’ve been” just say LAWYERED. the you’ve been takes away from the obnoxiousness of it and it is all about the obnoxiousness!


jenny November 19, 2007 at 12:06 pm


We’ve been LAWYERED!

SusannahS November 19, 2007 at 2:10 pm

I wish I could be cool and say “You’ve been lawyered” but alas, I only work for a lawyer and saying “You’ve been legal assistanted” just doesn’t have the same cache! :)

julie November 19, 2007 at 4:27 pm

i may not be on your list, but i’d love one of those sweet cards….and if you don’t move before then i’ll send one your way. congratulations, Jenn!

Librarian Girl November 19, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Whoo hoo! You passed the bar! You jumped the bar! You broke the bar! You crushed the bar!

You big LAWYER, you!

Andree November 20, 2007 at 12:14 am


Claire November 20, 2007 at 1:36 am

Yipppeeee! Hope you included a big bottle of bubbly along with the celebratory dancing :o )

anne November 20, 2007 at 3:03 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Welcome to the ranks of the esquires.

marty November 20, 2007 at 6:26 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I am so happy for you.

And I am totally making the parsnips as soon as I get home from Thanksgiving.

Ursula November 20, 2007 at 7:06 pm

Even though I’ve already done so privately, I think I would be remiss in not letting the world know how proud I am of you, and reiterating the congrats. And celebrating your return to the internets. You are amazing, Jen!

Ursula November 20, 2007 at 7:08 pm

PS Love the card. Gimme gimme!

Sphincter November 20, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Whoa. I feel pretty honored that the very first post of yours I read is the one where you become a lawyer. Congrats!

carolyn November 21, 2007 at 7:57 am

yay! i mean i already knew this from twitter so yay again! ;)

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: