The past week has been a bit hectic. We worked on the house everyday until about 11 pm at night; I got a real job (and found out I could keep it); we celebrated my brother-in-law Shawn’s b-day; and then I was sworn in to the New York Bar. My oath-taking ceremony was last July 23rd. I finally got sworn in after a year of waiting! I passed the bar of July 2002; received the results in November 2002; handed in my papers in January 2003; and then got sworn in about 7 months later. It didn’t really feel “exciting” –probably because I was already sworn in (NJ) and it took all of fifteen minutes. The Appellate Court, (located in Brooklyn Heights), was beautiful though. They also threw in a bit of pomp and circumstance. There were 5 Appellate Court judges present and they came out in a procession with their robes and everything. The presiding judge, the Honorable Gail Predente, made a few remarks that were really heartfelt. She said that this day was really a tribute to our parents who were there every step of the way. She was totally right. I owe my parents my life and will forever be grateful to them.
We also went to our friend’s wedding. Our friends Glen and Lizle got married last Saturday, July 26th. They had a beautiful ceremony and a fabulous reception. The reception started at 12 noon and we all had a ridiculous amount of drinks by 1:30 pm. We’re talking champagne, 2 shots, 2 cosmos, and who knows what else before we even got our entrees! We had a great time!
Last, but not the least...we stripped off our carpeting in our house! It was nice to see the hard-wood floors underneath in good condition...I think that was definitely the highlight of my week.