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  1. JoeKnows

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    Also, as you might have realized by my numerous references to food throughout this thread, I don't like to miss meals... yet another reason I hope this finishes up soon, haha. At least I found half a can of almonds in my desk, haha.
     
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    Good grief, @JoeKnows, you should realize depositions always take 3 times as long as they're supposed to! My husband is an attorney as well, and I've been told by him so many times ""oh, just need to do X and I'll be home after that in X minutes/hour". Depositions, calls with clients, working on briefs--every single thing takes longer than he hopefully projects. I think attorneys must all be vastly overconfident when it comes to estimating the amount of time it takes to get anything done. Sorry this dep has gone on so long, but I am hoping despite your eye-rolling that you know this is just par for the course!
     
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    @Barbaraj I'm at least pretty good at estimating times I can control... But opposing counsel was taking this one and he took forever (likely because this witness changed his story in a way that really hurts opposing counsel's case).

    Anyway, home now, feeling good. Although I have both kids solo for the next hour or so, my wife had more errands to run (she was going to do it during nap time, but the schedule got messed up).
     
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    Well, glad you're home and resting, as least as much as you can with lively kiddos. I agree that oftentimes attorneys can't control time due to lax judges (my husband works with ALJs and they are terrible!) and overconfident opposing counsel. But I still think all attorneys cheerfully underestimate the time it takes to get things done. Anyway, take it easy and ice. Expect to be doing that myself this week!
     
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    @Barbaraj ALJs are definitely the worst - I've only dealt with it in the context of OSHA / MSHA stuff, and I only do that for good existing civil lit clients, haha
     
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    Agreed--ALJs are totally the worst. Husband did an 18 day special ed hearing (pro bono, completely crazy parent); ALJ simply wouldn't control the hearing--longest hearing of this type my husband has ever done. I can see why you avoid administrative hearings at all cost! Okay, sorry for hijacking legitimate hip issues but couldn't help myself. Again, best wishes on your recovery.
     
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    Okay, everybody get your "I told you so's" ready for the morning. About four hours at work, stopped at a friend's house to watch a minute of the Tour Championship, stopped at a deli to buy olives (I love olives btw), played actively with my kids for a bit, then went out to dinner with the family and in laws.

    So far I feel pretty good (perhaps the margaritas contribute to my pleasant mood), just tired and dying for shower, ice, and bed. I wouldn't be shocked to regret this in the morning, but that's a problem for future Joe...
     
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    Socialising is exhausting but fun. However I learnt the hard way that I need to get up and stretch and walk around a bit during dinners that are likely to go in for 1.5 hours. Butcam grateful for friends and hubby who are determined to distract me with a social life.

    I think I am experienced enough to write a guide on food combined with where the best disabled loos are! Top of the list is the Loch Fyne fish chain which has a high loo seat, a hook for one’s bag, and, get this, Molton Brown toileteries.

    However I got the shock of my life when I walked into one a few weeks ago to find the door unlocked and a “perfectly healthy Male” with his pants around his ankles washing his bits. I nearly fell off my crutches in surprise.

    I shut the door to the offending sight (he was in no state to do so) and waited and waited...and crossing legs at this point would have been a BAD IDEA and against the restrictions! ... in the end I hammered on the door loudly and with a very clipped British exclaimed “Excuse me!”

    ... he came out, towering over me and looking rather cross , zipper pulled up (The first thing I checked ) and hands aggressively on hips. I took a deep breath and said “did he realise this toilet was for the disabled”

    Apparently he hadn’t.... he then said “there weren’t any others”.... I pointed to the door next door with a large Man icon. He looked suitable abashed and murmured an apology.

    So, men I have a question. “does the Urgent Call of Nature” affect your eyesight?!

    Have a good day Joe!
     
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    @SurreyGirl What?! Was it a women's restroom, or a unisex disabled restroom? Sorry, loo... Haha I almost had to see if Google translate had an English-English to American-English function.

    Here, we usually don't see a separate handicap restroom - there's usually a particular stall in the room for whichever gender (though more and more places are going unisex, or making the male bathroom unisex at least). I'm way too paranoid to use the handicap stalls, because I'd be so embarassed if I came out and someone was waiting in a wheelchair or something.

    Luckily, being a guy, i only have to be concerned about public stalls on very rare occasion (I think I referenced earlier in the thread my list of 73525 reasons I'm glad to have a Y chromosome - we definitely have it easier than ladies).

    I have no idea what Molton Brown toiletries are (though I assume they're toiletries of a fancy kind, haha).

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
     
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    As a 3am update, you all may end up having to keep the "I told you so's" to yourselves - woke up to relieve myself and get more Tylenol, and despite the activity levels yesterday... I feel pretty good! Had one of those super satisfying half awake stretches, and everything seems to be normal.

    Except my head, that is. Perhaps one too many Cadillac margaritas last night, so I'll be refilling the largest water bottle I can find and trying to fall back asleep.
     
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    This forum is @Educational” in more ways than one!
     
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    Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention: @Layla I had that giant chile verde chimichanga we talked about some pages back for dinner, haha.
     
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    I hope you weren't up all night cursing that giant chili verde chimichanga on trips to the bathroom.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joe! I hope you're able to celebrate your birthday in some special way. Even if it's only
    a shower beer, wine bath or a hundred kisses and hugs from your tiniest sweethearts. Your main squeeze too, of course.

    Sending warm wishes for great health, much happiness and abundant love as you move through the next year without pain! That in itself is a gift.

    I hope you have a special day :)
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    Thank you!

    @Layla I won't deny that going from eating relatively light meals to a sizeable plate of deep fried, spicy deliciousness had the predictable effects... But totally worth it.
     
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    Aww, that's too bad, Joe. Glad you enjoyed the chimichanga though. :yes:
    Today....eat cake! Your little ones will most likely love that.
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    My four year old helped my wife make the cake yesterday actually. It was pretty funny, when I got back from the office she said, "Daddy, we made you... Oh wait, I shouldn't tell you..." Apparently she thought it was a secret, even though the cake was on the counter 10 feet away, haha.

    I'll eat some for her, even though I'm not a big fan of cake.
     
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    Out of the mouths of babes! Some of the best laughs in life come from the crazy things our kids say when they're young. In my case I get to experience it all over again with my grandkids. They certainly speak the truth. When I was a young girl there was a show on tv with a guy named Art Linkletter where he'd ask leading questions and kids would blurt out things about their parents, their homelife etc. Most often embarrassing! I believe Bill Cosby did the same thing years later. Always so funny watching how spontaneous and honest they are.
    Hope your special day brings you many laughs. :)
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    When my little girl was four she answered the phone when I was in the bathroom.
    When my Boss asked to speak to me...she said "Her's going potty...I think her's stinkin":groan:
    I was mortified!
     
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