SFL Friday -- Grammar Matters!

Hi there, it's that time of the week again.

Sad about Arthur England, huh?

Other things happened too, but I'm off to catch some waves before the weather turns -- have a great weekend everybody!


  1. The Herald article says that Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act is known as "the Little FTC Act." That may be. But it's known more commonly as FDUTPA (or, for those not caring about their reputations, FDUPTA).

  2. What's the over/ under on when (not if) the US Attorneys office starts investigating the three lawyers in trouble with the Bar? Details please! The perp walk is coming...

  3. Great clip, Family Guy explained!

  4. Them boys are in deep doo - doo!

    Sound like their bar licenses are in going to be yanked.

  5. Happy Weekend, SFL!

  6. My condition at times gives me problems in responding to inquires that use colloquial expressions. Thus the tense standoff that occurred between myself and a managing partner Friday afternoon when he insisted I answer his question as to when I was getting out of dodge? I had ignored his inquiry thrice before, pretending once that I did not hear him.

    With his insistence I responded as follows:
    "I associate Dodge with a vehicle I do not own, nor do I intend upon being in for the foreseeable future. As such the question sought information he had no reason to expect I would have. " I then said that I interpreted as a secondary nature that the question was an off handed way of asking when I was leaving. But having never been to Dodge City, I had no way of knowing if he was asking when I was leaving Miami for a vacation or permanently or when I was leaving work. If he was asking when I was leaving work, then I needed to remind him that as an associate I had an obligation to bill 2100 hours of work per year to clients and as such my time off was limited and needed to be planned well in advance and that since I have not requested vacation time until the Thanksgiving holiday of November 2014, I must interpret his inquiry as to when I was leaving work for the day. At that point I launched into a detailed recounting of my schedule for the day, when I awoke , when I arrived at work, when I left for a coffee break which now requires that I walk four extra blocks as I am no longer welcome in the Starbucks next to the office for reasons unrelated to his question.
    The situation became uncomfortable as several lawyers and support staff began to watch. It is a situation I have worked hard through therapy to avoid, but there are times when individuals refuse to accept my avoiding them, which is a defense mechanism I have successfully used. It was a bad ending to the day and week.

    I awoke at 6:48 today. I am preparing for my Saturday schedule.

  7. I did my best to get the previous comment to post at 8am exactly and my failure to do so has me upset.

  8. Although I take solace that my next comment was exactly two minutes later and I like the two minute gap between comments as an acceptable pattern which this comment continues, but now I must stop or this will spin out of control for me.

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