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Startle reflex - triggered twice but not so bad I screamed full-voice, ahem, in the past 24 hours.
Sleep - not so hot and humid the past few days, so I'm getting some again. (Sleep, I mean. Not "getting some" as in wink-wink-nudge-nudge.)
Mood - seem to have weathered the anniversary of Papa's death (particularly bad this year) and come out with not too much damage.
Yoga - performed by the light of the moon (and the TV) on Monday night, a couple sporadic poses during the week, and a oooo-my-back-got-tight! series this morning.
Money - so fucked up I spent 45 minutes last night picking out $20 in dimes from my accumulated-change-of-years-past to add to the $40 I had in my checking account, so I can buy my August transit pass, after spending $2.50 on vegetables at the farmers market so I can have something more than just legumes and rice/pasta the next several days. (Eggplant, tomatoes, and any herbs ya got can go far as ratatouille.) Why is it so bad? Paid $$ to credit card X only to find out they activated my auto-pay feature, so I paid twice just to them this month. Also, $$ to eye doctor to finish paying for exam in Feb. Also, had to buy new keyboard for desktop. Also, had to pay dues for D.C. bar membership. Shite. Sheisse. Kuso. Grrrrrrr.
Hair - am all out of cassia to mix my henna with so I cannot do my hair. See above re: money. Have decided to momentarily just look lit from within (I have silvery-ash-slate hair that is going grey, and I dye it red with henna & cassia, so the roots coming in are noticeable but a vaguely interesting effect.).
Health - saw a totally candid shot of myself in a camera the other day and realized how completely out of shape I've gotten. Ergo, time to get some exercise. Quitting the Saturday Job should help me find time for this, and for writing.
Art - having more time for writing will make me very, very happy, as the only thing I've sold in the past couple years is some erotica under a pseudonym.
Art of Others - Shakespeare on the Common opened this week! I'll be going some Saturday after work. And once my Saturdays open up more completely, I expect to be visiting a lot of Boston's free cultural events.
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I understand why I didn't say "yes" yesterday (I haven't answered yet): It's not really a junior lawyer position, which is what I expected to be after graduating, and it feels very strange to be staying around the school for another year, though I wouldn't be a student, but staff.

Con: The fellow does a lot of administrative support to the three academic centers (center for intl law and policy, center for law and social responsibility, and business law center) and a substantive project. Most of that is just not stuff you need a lawyer for, so I feel like I'm not "really" getting out there like I should after law school.

Pro: It's a job, a 10-month commitment starting in September, that puts me in a good position to move on to whatever the next thing is after that. I still want a judicial clerkship. The fixed length here means no strings, no long-term commitment.

Pro (writing): Having all of August off means I could be writing during that month, and I REALLY REALLY like that. And, since it's a 10-month fellowship, I could conceivably take next July off, too, before starting whatever comes next.

So, I think I just need to adjust my attitude, but I'm just not jumping up and down about the whole thing. I see room for a lot of frustration, and having to be delicate with people's expectations of what "the fellow" does, and manage relationships, and that's going to be genuinely annoying. I wouldn't have that if I got the mediator job with the A.G., but I haven't been offered that job, I just interviewed for it yesterday.

But, being realistic, I guess I'm always going to have to be delicate with people's expectations no matter what, and manage relationships, and that just happens to be learned behavior for me, not instinctive. Which means more work.

So, I'm accepting the offer to be the Center Fellow for the Center for Law and Social Responsibility, the Center for International Law and Policy, and the Center for Business Law.

Guess I better go tell the guy, huh?

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