In Need of a New Career?

I saw this on my friend Helen's blog and thought it would be fun.

Go to Career Cruising.
Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
Post the top twenty results.

Here are mine:

1. Politician.

2. Corporate/Commercial Lawyer

3. Special Effects Technician

4. Judge

5. Actor

6. Civil Litigator

7. Lawyer

8. Criminal Lawyer

9. Director of Photography

10. Director

11. Set Designer

12. Costume Designer

13. Comedian

14. Casting Director

15. Musician

16. Composer

17. Magician

18. Dancer

19. Producer

20. Federal Agent

I'd say I've done fairly well as I do quite a bit of commercial law in my practice. Although, I can definitely rule out a few. I'm nowhere near funny enough to be a comedian, and magician? Just . . . no.

(12 of 12) 2.0: September

It's time for 12 of 12 again. Check out Chad's site for the details. This month's bonus pic was based on the word "unexpected." So, since yesterday was Christin's birthday, Helen, Elaine and I took a birthday picture just for her!

7:00 a.m.: First things first . . . today's newspaper.

7:10 a.m.: My favorite story of the morning . . . all about the Red Sox major come back on Tuesday night against the Devil Rays. Go Sox!

8:05 a.m.: I'm leaving for work when I notice this thing on my tire. Thankfully, it wasn't alive and kicking.

8:15 a.m: My new apartment complex does not have any recycle bins. This frustrates me enormously. So, I have to take my recyclables to the bins at the Post Office. This morning, it's all newspapers.

1:10 p.m.: During lunch I make a trip to Target. I need a new grill pan desperately and I also need a little something for Christin.

5:15 p.m.: On the way home from work I stopped at CVS because I realized I forgot one very important thing for Christin's surprise picture . . . candles!

5:40 p.m.: Home at last. Here's my booty from Target, I also grabbed some Einsteins' Bagle Shmear. That stuff is great!

6:00 p.m.: Dinner. "Grilled" pork chops and a baked potato. I'm cooking an extra chop for dinner tomorrow.

6:10 p.m.: While dinner is cooking I gather up my Garmin GPS watch. It took a tumble with me during a run a while back. Thankfully, Garmin will be able to fix it. So, it's going out in the mail tomorrow! I can't wait to have it back.

6:20 p.m.: And dinner is ready.

11:00 p.m.: I love Sudoku. I especially love the Monster Sudoku that's in the Sunday paper. It includes numbers 0-9 and letters A-F. I'm finally sitting down to work on this one for a bit.

Bonus Pic: Yesterday (the actual 12th) was Christin's birthday. So, my bonus pic is a surprise for her.

Happy Birthday, Christin! I hope you had a wonderful day!

So Much To Say

Yesterday was the big show I've been very excited about. The Allman Brothers Band and the Dave Matthews Band concert at Piedmont Park. It was great! The weather was outstanding. It was warm during the late afternoon, but once the sun set it was perfect. I swear, there were way more than 50,000 people there.

We were able to plop our blanket down in what ended up being the middle of the crowd. We were in a good position to see all of the screens, but far enough that the bands looked really small.

The Allman Brothers Band came on a few minutes late, which was great for us, because we were running a bit late ourselves. They played some really good songs, Hot 'lanta, Statesboro Blues, Hoochie Coochie Man, Midnight Rider, One Way Out, and did Whipping Post as their encore. I was not pleased that they ended their set without playing Melissa. That was totally made up for later. The band sounded great, and Gregg Allman's voice sounded great, too.

The stage setup was nice. There was one large screen on stage, behind the performers, then two screens high, beside the stage. There was also a high screen in the middle of the meadow.

DMB played a really good set. Warren Hayes jammed out with the band on What Would You Say, and Gregg Allman came out and performed Melissa with them. That was completely wonderful, it sounded so amazing hearing both of them singing the lyrics. Dave said it was one of his favorite songs ever written. I liked Cornbread a lot better with the live band, than just the acoustic version on the new Radio City CD. It was a lot of fun. Don't Drink the Water sounded really, really good. I thought it sounded much better than a couple of other live versions I've seen and heard. The series of So Much to Say, Too Much, and Warehouse were a lot of fun. Once we heard So Much to Say, we knew what was coming up next. He also played his new single Eh Hee. I'd not heard it yet, but liked it. I actually grabbed it from iTunes this morning.

It had been several years since I'd seen DMB perform. I saw them several times when I was living in Nashville. I really think this was the best performance I've seen. The crowd was great, the sound was wonderful and it looked like they were all having a lot of fun on stage.


My teams were 50:50 last night.

Tennessee was defeated by Cal in what I suppose was a decent game. Both defenses gave up points, but Tennessee's defense hadn't given up this many in a long time. Let's just hope they do better next week against Southern Mississippi. Then, it's onto Gainesville and those awful Florida Gators!

The good spot in sports last night? Let me illustrate with a picture:

Clay Buchholz, who was called up by Boston just a few hours before the Baltimore game, threw a no-hitter last night in his second major league start! Final game score was 10-0! This is such a good thing for the Red Sox, especially after being swept by the Yankees and that near win over the O's Friday night. I hope this will boost them through September! 22 wins and the AL East belongs to us!