The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Oh, this Monday never had a chance to be cute. I got to work AN HOUR early so I could get a few key tasks done before taking a live online CLE (continuing legal education for you non-legal peeps) class.
But when I opened up the updated CLE materials emailed to me at 4 a.m. today, I noted four different start times. (Yes, very helpful telephone webinar lady, I do know about the different U.S. time zones.) There were four different EASTERN STANDARD TIME start times.
The webinar, prepaid, and about a newer area of law for me, finally ended up starting after 3:30 p.m. EST. Yup. I got to stay at the office until after 7 p.m.
So I did something I rarely do. I took a li’l lunch break. Thought I’d eat my lunch in peace, grab some outdoor outfit pics, since I was wearing bangin’ shoes and a super-swingy-twirly pleated skirt from my blogger swap with Megan (I also got a kitten, but I did not give her one of my dogs), as well as her cheerful MMD button flowers pinned on my cardi.
Only I didn’t have any lunch (forgot), my camera tripod (forgot), or an SD card (still in computer at home). But I don’t give up easily. I had a spare SD card, and I’ve seen plenty of other bloggers just set their cameras on car hoods and get decent pics.
Having set myself the no-tripod photography challenge, I then proceeded to pretty much not get in many of the pics I took. Haha. I love a good learning experience. One of the best shots resulted from setting my camera on a concrete wall, and then leaning myself against a tree. The dead leaves at the bottom of the tree? No problem. A little icky and crunchy in my shoes, but anything for budget career fashion, dontcha know.
Only my feet started itching like crazy-crazy-crazy-crazy, and I thought I was experiencing my first case of poison ivy, and would end up in the local immediate care, getting IV benadryl – and miss that darned prepaid live webinar that was supposed to start at the crack of dawn, and was responsible for all my work day woes to date.
|I begged The Teen to save my Monday by taking a better pic for me.|
No such luck. I think I’m just allergic to dead leaves. Indoor pics against a plain ol’ painted wall are starting to look like my new photography goal, tho’….
|Then I begged The Teen to take a pic of Sasha Jane and me for Megan. (Nope, she’s not an outside kitty.)|
Do you have to take annual continuing education or certification classes for your job? Do you prefer online or live?