Monday, September 22, 2014

Fancy Pantsy

I've been meaning to show you guys this cat burger for ages.  I found it on a newspaper box.

Anyway, today's story is about a trip downtown to meet my lawyer.  Yes, you hear me right.  My lawyer.  I have my very own fancy-pants lawyer as of this week.  It's enough to make you say:

In fact, these cups of breakfast cereal were on sale at Richtree Market in the Eaton Centre, where I killed some time after arriving downtown early.  Really?  This is your brand message?  It got a laugh out of me, but it seems kind of risky, in terms of its capacity to offend people.  What do you think?

Here is a feathery, expensive shoe by Oscar De La Renta.  (I walked through the shoe section of The Bay on my way out.)  I guess floof is in for fall.

The lawyer meeting went well, insofar as any meeting with a lawyer can go well.  If you're an average person meeting with a lawyer, it's usually because things have gone wrong.  However, this particular lawyer is either a brilliant sociopath who totally pulled the wool over my eyes, or a warm, sweet-natured guy who will be a pleasure to work with.  This was our introductory meeting.  He comes well-recommended.

Fun fact about the Scotia Plaza building where we met: it has double-decker elevators.  At one point the car I was in stopped for no apparent reason and the floor number display said "Serving Another Floor".  That means the other car was loading/unloading passengers.  Very cool.

I will call the meeting "successful" because my lawyer and my step-dad's lawyer went over every painful detail of the case, pushing on just about every bruise in my psyche, and I got through it without bursting into tears or having a panic attack.  Believe me, it wasn't easy.  I managed to keep my big girl socks pulled up for the whole 90 minutes.  If I could tell you the details, you'd understand.

After the meeting, I took myself out for lunch, and then to the Victoria College annual fund-raising book sale.  That was a nice way to unwind.  I love the interior decor in the Old Vic building.  It's got all of my favourite colours.


DarcKnyt said...

Between those shoes and your fancy-pantsy lawyer, things oughta be just dandy in Sparkland soon. :)

Glad it wasn't too painful for you. I've only dealt with one lawyer officially, and she was a doll, even if she WAS my ex-wife's lawyer and not mine.

Still, things in which a lawyer must intervene aren't fun. I'll keep praying for you.

LL Cool Joe said...

Having your own lawyer sounds both good and bad. I'm glad he's okay.

The cat burger made me grin. The shoes made me roll my eyes. :D

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Contrary to popular belief lawyers are people too. So I will hope that you got the good one with people skills. And the shoes... I'm wearing a pair of those now and they are a bear to clean after walking through a mud puddle.

Ginny said...

I didn't even know double-decker elevators existed! I find that pretty neat.

Sparkling Red said...

DarcKnyt: I was thinking of your lovely wife when I saw those shoes! :-) We all know how much she appreciates quality footwear.

Joey: I feel the same way about the shoes. The cat burger looks delicious! ;-)

Ron: And we all know how hard it is to clean a bear.

Ginny: Isn't it? That was the first time I've encountered them. Probably works better than double-decker escalators.

Vanessa T said...

I think you should get the shoes to wear next time you meet up with the lawyer. He will bend over backward to make sure you are one happy client! :D

LOL Yes, I do love me some shoes but those reminded me more of feather pillows or those old fashioned boas ladies used to wear.

Honestly, I am glad the legal thing went well for you. I hope everything gets resolved soon and that there are no negative side effects or repercussions for you.

Prayers and blessings!

Jenny Woolf said...

I'm sympathetic about the lawyer bit. A year or so ago I had to consult a lawyer about something that was incredibly upsetting. My lawyer too was lovely. The bill was not, but I had been grateful for his support and real concern,nevertheless, he did go the extra mile for me.

Granny Annie said...

You found some exciting distractions to keep your mind off the matters of the day. You should have taken everyone at the meeting a container of Holy Crap!

Sparkling Red said...

Vanessa: It's a good thing that you don't covet the Oscar De La Renta shoes, because if you bought them you wouldn't be able to pay De Renta. ;-)

Jenny: Wow, my faith in lawyers is being renewed! Luckily, for now my step-dad is going to be paying the bill, so I don't have to worry about it.

Granny Annie: I totally should have. I bet that would have broken the serious mood. :-)

Lynn said...

I'm so glad you ended your stressful day with something fun and relaxing.

Vanessa T said...

LOL Good one! :D