koppie — Fri, 03/09/2012 - 21:55
I am still a lawyer, even if I don't act like it much any more. But I have a client right now, a criminal defendant, and it's time to write a motion. I haven't written a motion in three years; my new laptop is set up for web design, not legal practice. But this was one of those skills that was beaten into me very effectively, so I know what I need.
koppie — Wed, 03/07/2012 - 04:54
In just a couple months, Venus is going to pass in front of the Sun - or more correctly, Venus will transit between the Earth and the Sun. This is the last time it will happen during your life. It won't be visible from everywhere on the planet, but will be visible in California, in the afternoon and early evening on May 6, 2012. It gets better: May 6 is a Sunday (coincidence???), so I won't have to explain to my boss that I'm leaving work early in order to go stare at the Sun.
koppie — Wed, 03/07/2012 - 01:50
Today, a triple dose of awesome.
First up: Someone built the International Space Station out of legos. On the International Space Station. This was an educational project run by a real astronaut on the real ISS:
Next: Canadians . . . IN SPACE! This lego man, clutching a Canadian flag, joins the proud ranks of the Canadian astronaut corps:
koppie — Tue, 02/21/2012 - 03:30
Another great recipe from our local organic box. I usually cheat and use store-bought sauces (mostly from Trader Joe's), but this time I decided to make the sauce from scratch. (It helps to have a well-stocked cupboard.)
koppie — Mon, 02/20/2012 - 22:46
Best brisket I've ever made, and I've made a few.
koppie — Thu, 02/16/2012 - 02:33
I've got a couple friends who have recently started telling people they're married. They're gay, but that's not the problem. The problem is there was no ceremony and no ring. (I'm not going to name names, because this rant really isn't about that, it's about a larger point.)
Obviously, we're entering a new era for marriage. There used to be certain assumptions about marriage: