Sunday, September 28, 2008

P. Bennett

So, today Michael and I made a trip to Clover. Much to our surprise we stumbled across this AMAZING picture..... I mean Billboard!!! Apparently "There's a new team in town." Starring Parker Bennett! Looking like a mean, green banking machine. Go Parker!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A much needed post

Okay, so I have been away for a while and I am sorry. Let me give you a quick update on what has been going on in my life. As some of you may know I started a new job at the end of June. I am working for Rogers, Townsend & Thomas a big law firm with about 300 employees. I work on the second floor of a 3 story building in a 5 by 4 cube. This is my first real experience in Cube world. You hear everything that is going on around you and you have no idea what is going on in the outside world. I do however have my cube decorated with pictures of family and Tank of course. Everyone comes by and says what a cute dog and then I wish he could come to work with me, that would be so much fun. The ladies I work with are CRAZY!! The make work very entertaining always joking with each other. My title is Bankruptcy/Eviction Specialist. Most of the work I do is Bankruptcy but about one week out of the month, the week after the foreclosure sales, is extremely busy. This job is quite different from what I use to do. Bankruptcy has its own court and own set of rules and can get quite complicated. I am still learning and probably will be for as long as I work there. Everything I do except for making copies of letter I do to send out in the mail, is on the computer. All the creditors have multiple websites to keep their Bankruptcy process up to date. It is amazing how it all works. What did they do before computers? Needless to say there are a WHOLE LOT of people filing for Bankruptcy. It's actually kind of sad. I always pictured myself having a job where I helped people and that was one of the reasons I wanted to be a paralegal. I thought I could work with a law firm that represented the Elderly in lawsuits versus nursing homes, etc. But those positions are few and far between and they want lots of experience. So I took what I could get and here I am helping banks and mortgage companies take people to the cleaners and kick them out of their house. It's hard. It's a job, it's not bad, but it's not great. With the economy the way it is, I had to take the job, or else I might be the name that comes across their computer. Anyways, one of the reasons I have not been blogging as much is because like I said, I do everything on the computer. I stare at a computer screen ALL DAY LONG. When I get home from work, the last thing I want to do it look at a computer. In the mornings I usually turn on my computer while eating my cereal and check every one's blog and my email etc., but I never have enough time in the morning to really write anything. So I told myself I would blog this week. Although there are no pictures I hope this helps everyone understand why I have been MIA.

Since the stock the bar party, other than starting a new job I have been very busy. I have been to Richmond 4 times for wedding stuff and a friends wedding. Some of my bridesmaids back home gave through me a shower, and some of Mike's groomsmen and their wives, girlfriends, etc. gave us a Tailgate shower. The shower back home Mike was not able to go to because it was for girls only and it was very nice. The Tailgate shower was for both of us and ended up being a lot of fun. I ended up jumping in the lake in my clothes. Go figure, I have a thing with water. We went home for my Grandma's birthday and I had the most awesome gift for her. One day I was sitting around bored and started googling names. I googled my grandfather's name and found a picture of him in a book that was published in 2007. My grandfather died in 2004 from Alzheimer's. The book is San Francisco During WWII. There was a picture of him that had been on the front cover of a magazine in San Fransisco. We had seen the picture, but never the magazine and the fact the picture was put in a book was pretty cool. My great great grandfather on my dad's side was Silas Talbot, who was the first Commander of the USS Constitution. WE have a whole book on him at home. I love history and to have my grandfather in this book is just amazing. I am also related to Winston Churchill.

I also went back Labor Day weekend. My brother was in town. He had flown in to see UVA play USC (Trojans) and came back to Richmond after the game. It was good to see him since I had not see him since Christmas and probably will not see him until the wedding.

I have no plans to go back to Richmond until Thanksgiving. But my mom and dad are coming down in October which makes me happy because I miss them a lot.

Until then we have lots of Gamecock football to look forward to and Kristy and Dave's wedding.

I will try to post more often, I can't promise anything exciting but maybe the Bankruptcy filings will slow down a little, but not too much that I don't have a job!