I love the idea that opposing counsel feels threatened enough by me that he wants to file a motion to recuse [a motion to disqualify or remove a judge from overseeing a case because of a bias or prejudice] with Judge 81* because I served as his briefing attorney.
When filed, a judge has the option to step down on his own or else an administrative judge conducts a hearing to determine whether recusal is proper.
Judge 81* and I are very close, and I could understand if he chooses to recuse himself or is ordered to do so.
However, don’t think the Firm and I won’t throw a huge theatrical stink about how offensive this motion is and how it is so disrespectful to accuse a judge of not being able to rule fairly for or against a mentee.
grill the peppers, turning frequently until black and blistered
remove peppers from heat and wrap in foil
grill tomatoes, turning occasionally until skin blisters and loosens
remove tomatoes from heat and let cool
remove skins from tomatoes and peppers; coarsely chop - if you like spicy, keep 75%+ of the poblano seeds, if you want a milder soup, keep less than 50%
heat olive oil and add onions and garlic in a pot - cook until golden and very soft
add tomatoes and crush them in the pot
add peppers, broth, oregano, and cumin; bring to simmer for 30 minutes
slice the tortilla in strips
heat vegetable oil on a skillet over medium and fry strips in the skillet until crisp
drain on paper towels and immediately sprinkle with salt; keep warm on baking sheet in 175 degree oven
when the soup is done, puree it until smooth; return to pot, season and reheat
squeeze a lime into the soup
serve with avocado slices & a spoonful of sour cream; cilantro to garnish
Note: The cookbook says to “Arrange the tortillas in shallow soup bowls so that the ends of the strips protrude over the rim. Ladle the soup over.” That sounds stupid. Better instructions should be: pour the soup, don’t spill it, sprinkle tortillas generously.
2011 has been a most beautiful year of good friends, career successes, and positive changes, so I’m a little sad to see it end.
If at the end of 2012 I can reflect with a fraction of the content I feel about 2011, then it will have been a very very good year.
Overarching life goals for the new year in no particular order:
1. BE! AGGRESSIVE! B!-E! AGGRESSIVE!
I’m never going to be that bull-in-a-china-shop type attorney - that’s just not who I am - but I think if I strive to be that aggressive, I will be a better and worthier advocate.
2. Letting go of those who have long let go of me
It infuriates me when ex friends “like” something on my facebook page. Like, how DARE they congratulate me on my successes?! Who do they think they are, wishing me a happy freakin’ birthday?! Is that supposed to make me overlook all the reasons why we’re no longer speaking?
But if lurking my page makes them feel better for all the things they’ve put me through, have at it, bitches.
3. Learn more recipes. Cook more.
I like eating. I “meh” cooking, but I’ve definitely come a long way since my first spaghetti meal in college.
4. Drink less shitty wine.
Yes, that wine is $5.00. There is a reason it is $5.00. Put it down.
5. Rub more elbows.
Networking is the stupidest concept in the adult world. And it has helped me far more times in my first year than I would care to admit. I will start attending some of these stupid HYLA, AWA, ABA, HTLA, AABA, WTFBBQ association happy hours.
This list is incomplete. I will have to think about it some more.